The Carbondale Branch Library is thrilled to host Daniel Stashower on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm as a part of their “One Book, One Town” festivities. Mr. Stashower will be speaking about his newest book, “The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War”. Daniel Stashower is an acclaimed biographer and narrative historian, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP: The Magazine, and National Geographic Traveler, as well as other publications.
“Genealogy Resources” is a free introductory program which will be offered at the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, November 9 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. The program will be presented by genealogy consultant Diane Hitchcock-Owens. Join this dynamic researcher to learn about how to start researching your family history as she will show you some great tools including free resources available through the library district's webpage.
Residents and students of Garfield County explored their communities and took photos related to healthy eating and active living over the summer as a part of LiveWell Colorado's Image to Action program. Photos can be found here. The Rifle Branch Library will be displaying these photographs between October 1 and November 30. An Art in the Stacks Reception will be held on Friday, November 1 at 6:00 pm as part of the City of Rifle's First Friday celebration.
This free, introductory class will offer hands-on training for adults who have basic computer skills and are new to the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. You will gain a solid foundation in the basic functions and terminology of Windows 7, distinguish between files and folders and how they work together in Windows Explorer, utilize the ‘Start’ menu to launch apps and find files, and have the opportunity to have your computer questions answered by our tech experts. This class will be held at the Parachute Library on Wednesday, November 6 at 9:00 am.
The Symphony in the Valley is teaming up with the Glenwood Springs Branch Library to celebrate America’s Music! On Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm the symphony will be closing out the America’s Music program series by performing compositions from various American composers. Join us for an evening of good music, refreshments, and celebration!
Senior Matters is hosting a monthly book club sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library. Join us every 4th Wednesday at 4:00 pm at the Carbondale Library.
Upcoming titles will be:
September 25 - "The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaatje
October 23 - "The Gift of Rain" by Tan Twan Eng
November 27 - "The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness" by Marc Barasch
Come learn some helpful tips from our local CSU master gardeners in our popular, semi-annual gardening class. This program will be held on Thursday, October 17 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Silt Branch Library, and is free of charge.
Fall back into eReading with us as we explore how to check out eBooks and audiobooks with your library card through Overdrive. We will also explore free digital reading resources, including Tumblebooks for kids and teens, through our online database. Come to learn. Find answers to your questions. Leave with an abundance of knowledge about eReading and how you can make it a part of your digital life! Fall Back into eReading will take place on Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 pm at the Carbondale Branch Library.
George Cutting III started creating photographic art in 1974 and is still at it today. An Artist Reception will be held to display his work on Friday, September 6 at the Rifle Branch Library at 6:00 pm as part of the First Fridays festivities. This show will contain work that he created this summer after a trip to Homer, Alaska. He currently resides in Silt with his wife Debbie. On the property of "the Rusty Roof Ranch" is the homesteaders 80 year old "Hunting Cabin" which is now "The Crack In The Wall Gallery".
The Rifle Branch Library is open until 7:00 pm to be a part of the City of Rifle First Fridays celebrations.