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
School's out on Monday, January 16, so young people of all ages are invited to join us at 1:00 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library for a showing of Cars 2 and popcorn!
January 16, 2012, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Want to learn more about Dr. King? Find books about him in our catalog.
Teens, come learn the techniques for making special greeting cards at the New Castle Branch Library on Tuesday, February 7, at 6:30 p.m. Just bring your imagination! Please register in advance, as space is limited; you can stop by the library or call 984-2346. Everyone will leave with a special project.
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.
Students in middle and high school are invited to the Rifle Branch Library on Tuesday, December 20, at 1:00 p.m. for Gingerbread Man Madness! Come to the library (upstairs in the Community Room) and decorate gingerbread men. Use your imagination to see how wacky you can get! Advance registration is required 'cause space is limited. Call the library at 625-3471 for more information.
Want to learn to express yourself through poetry? Join Colorado's Poet Laureate David Mason at his "Writing in Lines" workshop on Saturday, October 29, at 3 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library. This workshop is a great opportunity for beginner poets to get feedback from one of Colorado's greatest. Mr. Mason will also share his own work.
Back by popular demand, Melissa Colasinski will offer another cross-stitch program at the Silt Branch Library on Tuesday, February 28, from 6-8 p.m. Bring your materials or get a free starter pack and have Melissa show you the basics. If you already know how to cross-stitch or you want to bring a different type of activity, like knitting, go right ahead and enjoy the good company and refreshments. There is no charge to attend but please register in advance as space is limited; visit the Silt Branch or call 876-5500.