Books in the Park

In partnership with the Pueblo City-County Library, El Centro del Quinto Sol presents Books in the Park. This program is a FREE summertime favorite and includes books, snacks, weekly story time. It also includes arts and crafts and FREE lunches for children ages 18 and under!


El Centro del Quinto Sol Park: Wednesday & Thursday 9 am – 1 pm
June 11th- July 31st

Bessemer Park: Monday & Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
June 11th – July 31st


FREE Movie at the Library

Please join the Rawlings library every Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm for a FREE matinee movie! This week featuring The Book of Life (PG).

Movie Summary


THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart.

Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.


To play movie-related games from “the Book of Life” official website, go HERE

FREE Movie in the Park

Movies in the Park

Admission is FREE


Fun for the whole family, the movie starts tonight at  8:30pm in City Park.

Don’t forget to bring your chair or blanket!

Rated PG

After the kingdom of Arendelle is accidentally cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.

Full Moon Hike


Enjoy a magical evening excursion as day becomes night underneath May’s “Flower Moon” on MPEC’s first full moon hike of 2015. The twilight hike will be Sunday, May 31st at 6:30 pm

Led by Ranger Dave, this will be a fun evening of walking and enjoying nature sightings.

Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Also, bring along plenty of water, and maybe a snack on these moderately strenuous hikes that are educational and fun. Unless otherwise noted, most hikes last from two to three hours and are appropriate for adults and children over 12.

This program is free for members and $5 for non-members.


Mountain Park Environmental CenterDave Van Manen is the founder of the Mountain Park Environmental Center, which he began in 1998. His current service to MPEC includes developing and facilitating special programs and projects, writing about MPEC for various publications, and public speaking. Ranger Dave has been working in the field of education, with both children and adults, for nearly forty years. His background includes being a nationally known children’s musician, performer, and recording artist with a specialty in environmental music and storytelling. He is the author of Plants of Pueblo Mountain Park, a field guide to the flora of the park and surrounding areas.


“The Tempest” Comes to Pueblo


A spell-casting duke, a ship-wrecked prince, and a maiden.

This magical comedy will be performed by Damon Runyon Theater. Performances will be at 7:30 pm (May 29th & 30th) and at 2 pm (May 31st)


Play synopsis

One of literature’s finest comedies and Shakespeare’s final work, The Tempest is a tale of the maiden Miranda and her magician father Prospero who live alone on an enchanted island with their servants and Ariel, an invisible sprite and Caliban, a witch’s monstrous son.  Into their isolated lives comes a shipwrecked party including the enemies who usurped Prospero’s dukedom and set he and his daughter adrift on the ocean.  There is also a handsome prince, the first young man Miranda has ever seen.


Tickets cost $13 and can be ordered HERE