Come to the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on the fourth Thursday of every month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for Paws to Read! Children in kindergarten through grade 5 can sign up ahead of time to read to a dog. The program is free and will feature dogs and handlers from Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley. Please sign up ahead of time by visiting or contacting the library.
If you love words, games, and having fun, this club is for you! Our adult Scrabble Club meets from 5:30-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to join our club, which is free and open to the public. Make new friends and learn new Scrabble strategies. Scrabble boards, scoring materials, and dictionaries are provided.
On February 12th at 6:00 pm The Glenwood Springs Library Teen Advisory Group welcomes special guest Breanna Richardson, a Glenwood Springs High School graduate.
Recently, at the age of 21, Breanna published her fantasy novel “Destitution”. Breanna will share her experiences in becoming a published author and then open the floor to questions.
When US Cavalry troops rode onto the Ute Indian Reservation in northwestern Colorado on September 29, 1879, they triggered a chain of events that cost the Utes their homeland. Author Robert Silbernagel casts new light on the story of the events in Meeker in his book "Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of the Utes from Colorado". Silbernagel will be the featured speaker at the second offering of the Winter Lecture Series which will be held at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on February 21st at 7:00 p.m.
As part of the Big Read celebration, travel back to the 1930s by learning how to make homemade rock candy.
Grade schoolers and middle schoolers are welcome to join us at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Friday, February 22nd from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for a free afternoon of fun. After making rock candy, we’ll enjoy depression era games such as Hopscotch, Yo-yo’s, and popular board games. So come listen to Big Band music, eat freshly popped popcorn, and enter into a raffle for a 1930s-themed prize! The library is located at 413 9th Street.
The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is hosting a book discussion on “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m.
In conjunction with this year’s Big Read, the Glenwood Springs Branch Library will present segments from “The Dust Bowl,” a PBS documentary by Ken Burns. Join us on Friday, February 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. as we view portions of this poignant chronicle of a man-made ecological disaster. The program is free of charge and freshly popped popcorn will be served. The library is located at 413 9th Street.
Join us in celebrating the Big Read at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, as we revisit the 1930s and learn the science and skills needed for homebrewing beer.
The program will be held at the library, 413 9th Street, on Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. The class will be taught by a local, award-winning homebrewer who serves as president of the High Altitude Mashers homebrewing club. The demonstration will cover the creation of a popular beer style from start to finish, as well as the opportunity to sample pre-made homebrews.
In conjunction with the Big Read, the Glenwood Springs Branch Library is partnering with the Frontier Historical Society to present “Remembering the 1930s” on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Students and parents from the Rifle Middle School are participating in The Big Read Program by reading and discussing the companion novels, “Out of the Dust” and “Esperanza Rising.” Join us for a book discussion and fun evening at the Rifle Branch Library on Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.