The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and the Frontier Historical Society present an evening with Dr. John Henry Holliday on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 pm. Portrayalist R. W. Boyle will bring the good doctor to life. The program will take place in the basement meeting room of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 413 Ninth Street and is free an open to the public.
Join professor James White at the Rifle Branch Library at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 16th for a public review of how the human race affects Earth's climate system. We humans are having larger and larger impacts on the planet as we grow in numbers, and as countries such as China, India and Brazil industrialize and require more resources. We will explore some of those impacts, with an emphasis on climate, viewing the issues not only as science issues, but as a social and ethical issues as well. We will focus on two key questions: what is our impact? And what is our responsibility?
Come to the Rifle Branch Library at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 9th for Save Our Snow!
Come to the New Castle Branch Library at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 31st where Jim Campbell, PhD, and Sandy Jackson, MA, both adjunct professors at Colorado Mountain College, will talk about their experiences at the Snowmass dig site during the summer of 2011. Participants will learn about the excavation process and what was discovered. The presentation will be geared toward adults but children and teens are welcome.
Practice reading to a friendly dog! Indy the dog provides a pressure-free audience for children to practice their reading-aloud skills -- and he loves to listen to stories! This event requires advance registration and parent permission. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the New Castle Branch. This event is held on the second Tuesday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m. Paws to Read is also held at our Gordon Cooper (Carbondale) and Rifle Branches.
Come to the Rifle Branch Library on Wednesday, June 27th to learn about mammal skulls of Colorado! This interactive presentation will use skulls of various mammals which can be found in Colorado. The participants will learn how to differentiate between skulls of carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. They will also learn about predator and prey species. The skulls are used to look at the teeth, jaw structure, eye sockets, and cranial ridges.
Come to the Rifle Branch Library at 6:30 on Tuesday, July 17th for Bat Bedtime Storytime.
Preschool age children can listent to bat stories, create a fun bat craft, and enjoy special bat treats. This program is concurrent with Got Bats?- a program for older children and adults.
Come to the Rifle Branch Library on Tuesday, July 17th at 6:30 pm for Got Bats?
Location is everything when one tries to find a suitable living area and the Rifle Falls' bats are no exception! Join Terry Wise, the park naturalist for an interactive presentation on everything you wanted to know about bats but were afraid to ask. Children can create a bat craft following the presentation. This program is concurrent with Bat Bedtime Storytime- a program for preschool children.
Come to the Rifle Branch Library at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 1st for Hawk Quest!
This one-hour program includes a Bald or Golden Eagle, an owl, a falcon, and a free-flying hawk. Participants will learn about the importance of different raptor species, their specially-adapted tools, and their role in our ecosystems.
In this participatory program, everyone will be able to observe the unique tools of the owl, the incredible talons and six-foot wingspan of the eagle, the aerodynamic features of the falcon, and the precision flying of the hawk.
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