The Thunder River Theatre presents a free literary night on Friday, February 8th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the theater in downtown Carbondale as part of Garfield County Libraries’ Big Read.
Walter Gallacher, creator of Immigrant Stories, a series of interviews which appears in the Glenwood Post and on KDNK Community Radio has teamed with Garfield County Library for The Big Read: The Grapes of Wrath, by interviewing locals who lived through the Great Depression of the 1930's.
Need some practical ideas on how to stretch those dollars? Come to the Parachute Branch Library on Thursday, February 7 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. for this Big Read event! Learn about everything from coupon clipping to making several meals out of one shopping experience as locals Jeanette Osmon and Barbara Barker share some clever ideas.
Learn to love the mouse, the internet and your new email. A small group and lots of practice with a skilled instructor guarantees your success! Computers don’t seem to be going away so isn’t it time you learned to love your mouse? Program takes place at the Parachute Branch Library on Tuesday mornings in February from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Sign up is required. Class size is limited to 6.
To sign up or for more information, contact the Parachute Branch Library at (970) 285-9870.
Jaci Spuhler is returning to the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, March 9th to guide classes through the traditional method of creating a Ukrainian Egg for Easter. Classes take place at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Registration is required and there is a $3.00 materials fee. There is a maximum of 10 participants per class.
Alejandra, librarian and native Spanish speaker, will lead a book discussion of "The Grapes of Wrath" in Spanish on Wednesdays in February at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Gordon cooper Library. We have available copies of "Las Uvas de la Ira" in Spanish. Please sign up at the library or call Alejandra at 963-2889.
Don't miss the Grapes of Wrath Film Festival this February at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library. We will show sections of Ken Burns' newest documentary, "The Dust Bowl," and the 1940's movie, "The Grapes of Wrath," every Thursday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Readers, history buffs, old timers, and movie fans are welcome to come for one or all of the showings and invited to share your memories of the Great Depression. Librarian Brenda will lead a discussion on John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" and the Great Depression.
Garfield County Libraries invites you to an old-fashioned gathering on Sunday, February 24 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Third Street Center to celebrate the spirit of sharing during the ʺhard timesʺ of the Great Depression, as depicted in the great American classic, “The Grapes of Wrath.” For this Big Read event, we'll have soup and bread for all.
Garfield County Libraries is kicking off The Big Read 2013 with John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" at First Friday in Carbondale at 5:30 p.m. on February 1st.
All Garfield County Libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, and remain closed on Wednesday, January 1, in observance of the New Year's holiday. Regular hours resume at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at all branches.