Shannon Ullman will be talking about all things related to water that concern Colorado residents on Tuesday, May 8 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the Rifle Branch Library. Ullman will discuss everything from water conservation to the use of water for natural gas development. There are many issues facing us here on the Western Slope: 80% of Colorado's water is on the western slope, yet 80% of Colorado's population lives east of the Continential Divide. Colorado's water nourishes 19 states and Mexico. Many uses compete for a scarce and limited water supply. What does this mean for the future?
The agricultural valley we live in is known as the Middle Colorado River Watershed. There are many issues facing the health and conservation of the water resources in our watershed. Hydrologist Jeff Crane will speak on these issues, which include agriculture, gas development, source water protection, invasive species and water quantity. Crane will discuss the work performed by local watershed groups throughout Colorado. Join us at the Rifle Branch Library onTuesday, May 1 at 7:00pm to learn more about issues facing local water resources and what we can do to help!
Join us at the Parachute Branch Library on Wednesday, May 9, from 2-3 p.m. for a reception with author Patricia Martin. If you love true stories that recall our pioneer past, you will enjoy Patricia Martin's Meadowlark Callings in which she recalls her homesteading grandmother.
Anyone can donate life. Catherine Bradham from Donate Life Colorado will be available at the Parachute Branch Library on Tuesday, April 17 at 1:30pm to answer questions regarding organ, eye, or tissue donation.
Need to get that garden going? Need to look over your trees or dig out those invasive plants? It's time to talk to the expert: Steve Anthony will give you the answers to get that garden growing. Join us in the Parachute Community Room on Monday, April 16 at 2:00pm.
Join us at the Parachute Branch Library on Wednesday, April 11, from 2-3 p.m. for a reception with mystery writer Debby Arthur Warner. Click here to find her book, Only by Chance in Cripple Creek, in our catalog. The Colorado National Monument is the setting for this mystery as it looks at the death of a young lady.
Jerry Barlow is returning to Garfield County! Don't miss Jerry Barlow's returning performance at the Silt Branch Library on Thursday, May 17 at 7pm. His music is said to have the power to transport listeners across time and space on an imaginary jouney to a rustic Irish fishing village, the misty Scottish Highlands, or an anceint English forest. His Celtic melodies are characterized by wonderfully warm and expressive guitar stylings. Call 876-5500 for more information!
CSU Master Gardeners will be giving a presentation at the Silt Branch Library on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30-8:00pm about best local gardening practices. Come prepared to learn new tips and have all your gardening questions answered! Light refreshments will be served.
Jerry Barlow is returning to Garfield County! Don't miss Jerry Barlow's returning performance at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm. His music is said to have the power to transport listeners across time and space on an imaginary jouney to a rustic Irish fishing village, the misty Scottish Highlands, or an anceint English forest. His Celtic melodies are characterized by wonderfully warm and expressive guitar stylings. Call 945-5958 for more information!
The Gordon Cooper Branch Library presents "Taking Science to the Extreme: Arctic Research Adventure" with Susy Ellison on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm. What do tree rings and chert chips have in common? How is climate change impacting trees at the northern limits of their growth? Why and how do scientists travel to the far north to study old trees and ancient cultures? What does it really take to "do" scientific research in far-away places? She will talk about the science and process of doing field research in "extreme" locations.