Create your own special holiday ornaments and then visit with Santa at the New Castle Branch Library on Wednesday, Dec 19th. The craft workshop will begin at 5:30 pm. and Santa will arrive at 6:30. Join us for this special holiday event! This event is being co-sponsored by the New Castle Friends of the Library.
The Gordon Cooper Library announces the Fall Book Sale starting Friday September 14th and continuing through Monday September 24th during regular library hours.
Donations for the book sale will be accepted starting September 1st during regular library hours. This year we have an exceptional number of high quality book donations; more items than we have storage space. Plan to shop this outstanding sale.
We are also seeking volunteers to help at the sale, if interested please contact the library.
Join us at the Silt Branch Library on Saturday, November 10th for the fourth of five discussions on the American Civil War. Sarah Swedberg, Ph.D, Associate Professor of American History at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, will provide a background lecture on the subject and will lead the conversation on the selected readings: "Crossroads of Freedom" by James McPherson and ʺAmerica's Warʺ anthology (Part Four).
Put your mad pumpkin carving skills to the test and enter the Parachute Branch Library's Pumpkin Carving Contest! Rules are below.
Have your kids outgrown last years costumes? Need a creative and inexpensive way to build your costume? Join us at the Parachute Branch Library on Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon for the first annual Costume Swap. Drop off costumes all week beginning Tuesday October 2nd and you will be given a SWAP ticket. Tickets can be redeemed Saturday October 6 from 10am to noon.
Beat the heat with a yummy treat as we celebrate the end of Summer Reading!
The Parachute Branch Ice Cream Social will take place on Thursday, August 2nd at 11:00 am.
Dream Big with the Adult Summer Reading Program on Thursday, June 21st at 6:30 as we watch the classic movie "Fields of Dreams." We'll provide the snacks and drinks. This program is free and open to all ages and families.
Have you ever wondered how photographers take pictures of the night sky? Sticking with our "Dream Big" Summer Reading theme, local photographer Ashley Mickelson will show you how to take pictures of stars to create star trails. In the event of a cloudy or rainy night, we will learn how to do light painting, which is done with cameras that can keep the shutter open for long stretches of time. This is a hands on program, so feel free to bring your camera and a tripod to practice.
The Middle Colorado River Water Partnership (MCRWP) will speak on water conservation by local agriculture producers in the Middle Colorado River Watershed.
The Rifle Branch Library is excited to host Peter McBride's & Jonathan Waterman's travelling photo exhibition, "The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict," which will be on display from May 25th through September 30th at the Rifle Branch Library.