Iris Folding is a fun and exciting way to make spectacular greeting cards and framed art using a template, cardstock, and colored paper strips. Join us at the Parachute Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, January 17, to learn how to create amazing cards. We will provide all of the materials needed but space is limited, so please register in advance at the branch or by calling 285-9870.
Here's a video demonstration of the Iris Folding technique:
To commemorate Black History Month 2012 and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Rifle Branch Library is hosting the Black History Live Tour on February 13 at 7 p.m. The tour features Hasan Davis, a noted Kentucky poet, scholar, storyteller, youth advocate, and Chautauquan (a portrayer of legendary and historical characters).
The Rifle Branch Library hosts a book club for all adults and teens on the third Tuesday of each month at noon. For more information, please contact the library at 625-3471. We have selected titles for the next few meetings (click on the title to find it in our catalog and place a hold request):
Jan. 17 - The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins' amazing best-seller (and first in a trilogy), has been made into a film that opens on March 23, 2012. Haven't read the books yet? It's not too late! Click here to find The Hunger Games in our catalog. In addition to our regular print copies, we have copies available in large print, on CD, and as audio and eBook downloads.
Our annual Winter Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Frontier Historical Society and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The series runs from January through April on the third Thursday of each month. All events take place at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. This year our series includes:
January 19: Black Smoke and White Iron: Coke and charcoal industries in Colorado; presented by William Reich
Our GoToWorkshops@YourLibrary series features a Basic Internet Workshop at the Parachute Branch Library from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 12. (Click here to learn more about the GoToWorkshops@YourLibrary series, which teaches computer and job-seeking skills.)