Dolores Public Library has announced the lineup for the fifth annual Winter Tales series.
6:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 9: “Archaeology Expedition to Gran Pajatén, Peru,” with Carolyn Gunn. Learn about a 1985 three-month archaeology expedition to the Andean cloud forest in northern Peru to the site of Gran Pajatén conducted by the anthropology department of the University of Colorado.
6:30 p.m. Jan. 23: “The Long Reach of Spanish Justice,” with Julie Orr. Capt. Robert Pincarton and the crew of The Dolphin sailed away from the collapsing Scottish colony in Panama in February 1699. The subsequent tale of shipwreck, imprisonment and transport to Spain for piracy reflects the chaotic contemporary world of Caribbean and Atlantic enterprise and one man’s struggle for survival among competing and entangled empires.
6:30 p.m. Jan 24: “Four Corners/One Book,” with Chuck Greaves. Discuss Greaves’ book “Church of the Graveyard Saints.” Details: 882-4127 or www.doloreslibrary.org.
6:30 p.m. Feb. 6: “The Camino: A Journey Inward and Outward,” with Gracia Wilson. Wilson will share her 2018 500-mile walk on El Camino de Santiago in Spain. Highlights will include some sights as well as her inner journey and the power of the Camino to teach her important life lessons.
6:30 p.m. Feb, 20: “Music and Musings,” with Glenn Smith. Smith is a dedicated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. After years of playing with a variety of groups and musicians, he has been working on writing, recording and performing as a solo musician. Join Glenn for an evening of rural acoustic music played on guitar, banjo and violin.
6:30 p.m. March 5: “Rwanda: Healing the Trauma of Genocide,” with Chuck Haspels. In 100 days (April-July 1994), nearly 1 million people were murdered in Rwanda. 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of this event. The Presbyterian Peace and Justice Program sponsored a study trip to learn about the roots of the genocide, how politicians, ordinary people and Christians were active/complicit in the genocide, and what Rwanda has done to foster healing and reconciliation between perpetrators and victims.
6:30 p.m. March 19: “Saqsaywaman: A Building Marvel,” with Vince Lee. Learn about three walls totaling 60 feet high, a quarter-mile long, built with thousands of giant, perfectly fitted, irregular boulders, one weighing 350 tons.