Join us at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm for "An Evening with Irene Castle: A Chautauqua Presentation". Irene Castle, alongside her dance partner, Vernon Castle, were responsible, more than any other couple, for the rage in social and ballroom dancing that swept across America in the years leading up to the first world war. Irene Castle is presented by master storyteller and scholar Susan Marie Frontczak.
Come and discover how American music from the twentieth century has influenced modern American culture during this six-week program series. "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" will be hosted on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm beginning October 16 and running until November 20 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The program series features documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music.
The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is proudly hosting One Book, One Community: a community-wide read of "Doc: A Novel", the story of Dr. John Henry Holliday. What better way to celebrate this notorious figure than to bring in Mary Doria Russell, author of the national bestselling title. Mary will be speaking and answering questions about her book on Saturday, October 5 at 2:00 pm at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Join your community in learning the story of the man who made history, lived, and died in Glenwood Springs. This is a ticketed event.
Join us for a Halloween party! We'll have a costume parade around the library, play games, and do crafts. Wear your costume or come as you are. The Halloween Party will take place at the Carbondale Branch Library on Tuesday, October 29 at 4:00 pm.
Do you have old Legos and Duplos that no one is using anymore? Donate them to the library! Your donation will help us get started with fun Lego and Duplo library programs for kids! The Carbondale Branch Library will be accepting Lego and Duplo donations throughout the month of October.
For more information, contact the Carbondale Branch Library at (970) 963-2889.
The Carbondale Branch Library is pleased to host the renowned pianist, Amanda Gessler, for a special concert. Following the performance, the library will honor all library donors at a small reception with refreshments. Gessler is known for her deeply insightful and emotionally charged performances across the United States and Europe. She currently resides in Virginia where she is an active performer and student of John O’Conor in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Shenandoah University. Amanda Gessler will perform at the Carbondale Library on Saturday, August 17 at 3:00 pm.
Join the Parachute Branch Library for Popcorn & a Movie featuring "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" on Monday, September 16 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
Join us at the Rifle Branch Library for our monthly iPad Club. Meet other iPad enthusiasts, learn new tips and tricks, participate in monthly APP-tivities, and have fun! Refreshments provided. Don't forget to bring your iPad. Or if you don't have an iPad and are curious, come and use one of ours! iPad club meets at the Rifle Branch Library on Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 pm.
Please join us in celebrating 75 years of library service to Garfield County! We will be serving cake on a first come, first served basis at all 6 of our branches.
Join us for the New Castle Friends of the Library Annual Booksale & Silent Auction. It will be held at the New Castle Branch Library in the community room as part of the Burning Mountain Festival on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Don't miss this fun community event!