Monday

Freedom to Read: Talk by Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, 5 p.m. Monday, Silver City Public Library. Dr. Ortego's work on Intellectual Freedom issues makes him the perfect person to speak for us in celebration of Banned Books Week. This also leads into the Southwest Festival of the Written Word (Sept. 27-29).

HIV/AIDS Support Group: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, LGBT Grant County Center, 301 W. College Ave., Suite 5. Info: 575-519-5562 or email ted@lgbtgrantcounty.com.

Open Mic Night: 7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon.

Tuesday

Grant County Commission Work Session: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Grant County Administration Building, 1400 Highway 180 E., Agenda at: grancountynm.org

GRMC Health Talk on Elder Care: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Besse-Forward Global Resource Center - ABC Conference Room (WNMU Campus). Options and Issues in Elder Care: A Panel Discussion. Presented by Dr. Jennifer Agosta in cooperation with the Western Institute for Life Long Learning (WILL).

Chess Club: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Silver City Public Library. Chess players of all ages and skills welcome.The Grant County Art Guild's 28th Annual Purchase Prize Award Exhibit opening reception: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hearst Church Gallery, Pinos Altos.

Silver City Town Council Meeting: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Grant County Administration Building, 1400 Highway 180 E., Silver City. Agenda at: townofsilvercity.org.

The Silver City/Grant County TEA Party meeting: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Red Barn. Doors open at 5 p.m. to order food.

Music by Don Beams: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Diane's Parlor, 511 N. Bullard St. No cover.

Wednesday

Silver City Public Library Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Silver City Public Library. All ages are welcome.

GRMC Health Talk on Options and Issues in Elder Care: Panel Discussion, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, WNMU Global Resource Center, ABC Conference Room with Dr. Jennifer Agosta, Director of the GRMC Hospice, and Siri D. Khalasa, Volunteer Coordinator. WILL Lunch & Learn: Free. Info: 575-538-4870, 575 538-6835 or will-learning.com.Silver City Library Open House: 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Silver City Public Library. Celebrating last year's renovation and the new database system. Replacement library cards free all day.

Financing Your Small Business: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, SBCD Office, WNMU Watts Hall. 500 18th St. Jordan van Rijin, Senior Loan Officer for Accion, teaches how to prepare for a small business loan and maintain strong credit score. $10. 538-632 or sbdc@wnmu.edu

LEGO Club: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Silver City Public Library. Open LEGO construction for ages 4 to 10. Parents, please accompany your builders age 4 to 7.

Nostalgic piano and jazz by Dane & Edie: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Diane's Parlor, 511 N. Bullard St. No cover.

Trivia at Bear Mountain Lodge, Hosted by Josh White: Every Wednesday night starting at 7:30 with quizmaster Josh White, formerly of the late, lamented trivia game at the late, lamented Isaac's. Bar food, beer and wine, with no cover charge, and prizes of gift certificates for $30 and $20. Bring yourself or a team of six people, max. For reservations call the lodge at 538-2538.