The Rifle Friends of the Library Bookclub is now meeting the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm in the Storytime Room at the Rifle Branch Library. The book for September will be Ahab's Wife: or the Stargazer by Sena Jeter Naslund. Upcoming titles will be loaded on the Kindles for checkout, and also the Lucky Day shelf. Bring your lunch and enjoy lively discussion.
We will read the following books over the next few months:
Join us for the NaNoWriMo informational meeting on Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 pm in the Large Meeting Room upstairs at the Rifle Branch Library. Learn all about National Novel Writing Month, how to sign up, and what writing resources are available for you to use should you embark upon the novel writing challenge. All Wrimos who sign up for this year's challenge are invited to write with us each Saturday at the Rifle Branch Library during the month of November. See you there! Visit nanowrimo.org to learn more.
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, such as Tumblebooks for kids and teens, available through our online databases. 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! This program will take place at the Silt Branch Library on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 pm.
This free introductory class will offer hands-on training for adults who are new to computers. You will learn key computer terminology and what it does, how to use a keyboard and mouse to interact with a computer, the basic layout of a computer screen, and the library website. You will also have the opportunity to have your computer questions answered by our tech experts. This program will take place at the Parachute Branch Library on Wednesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 23 at 9:00 am.
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, such as Tumblebooks for kids and teens, and 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! This program will take place at the New Castle Branch Library on Monday, October 7 at 6:30 pm.
Drop in each Wednesday night from 6:00 - 7:30 pm for some explosive tech help that will blast you to the next level of tech-pertise with your digital device. Kindles. Nooks. iPads. Androids. Laptops. MP3 players... You name it, we can help! You will receive 10-15 minutes of on-the-spot training with your questions answered. Be sure to have your device charged and ready to go with any cables you may need before you drop in. This program is held at the Rifle Branch Library and open to all ages.
Have a Spooktacular time and get in the Halloween spirit at Spooky Songs and Stories night! Do you have a scary story to tell? Or a ghostly song to sing? Come share your mysterious, creepy, and chilling tales and tunes on Monday, October 28 at 6:00 pm. We'll supply the snacks and sound effects. This program is part of the Carbondale Branch Library's 4th Monday series, featuring unique programming at 6pm on the 4th Monday of each month.
WRITE ON with the Carbondale Branch Library Writers' Group! The goal of this monthly group is to provide a supportive environment for writers of all genres; from the novice to the experienced. Attendees will have the opportunity to share and explore their own writing, their peers’ writing and writing in general. Open to all writers and future writers, teen and adult. This group meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Carbondale Branch Library at 6:00 pm.
Feel free to bring a snack or dinner.
All Garfield County Libraries will be closed on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veteran's Day. Regular hours resume at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, at all branches.
The St. Mary's Bloodmobile will be at the library for a special blood drive. One donation can help as many as four people, and the St. Mary's Regional Blood Center supplies blood to all hospitals on the Western Slope. It's safe, fast, and the easiest way to save a life. The Bloodmobile will be stationed at the Rifle Branch Library on Thursday, October 24 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Register in September to reserve a time slot, or drop in.
Must be 18 or older. Teens aged 16 or 17 can participate with parental permission (available on the Bloodmobile).