Arts and Crafts
It's an IDD (Instructional Development Day) for teachers so we are having an IDD at the library, too. We are calling it "I Did (It) Day!" We will have stations set up throughout the library with fun activities for children (and parents) of all ages. Students can earn an "IDD Certificate" which they can show their teacher! There will be a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, puzzles, and games. Play "Stump the Librarian" and take part in the Shelving Contest. Stop by the Gordon Cooper Branch Library between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm on Monday, May 13 to play.
Led by an instructor from the Aspen Art Museum, Story Art combines learning to read with art-making and activities that build visual literacy. This popular program introduces children to the basic foundations of art through engaging storybooks, looking activities, and hands-on art projects.
Story Art programs are held at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on the first Tuesday of each month and are for children in grades K-5.
Come to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library and enjoy books, songs, and more at this weekly storytime for children age 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Preschool Storytime takes place on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.
Come to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library for a special weekly musical storytime full of songs, stories, and more! For all ages. Led by our Youth Services Librarian and award winning children's musician, Sue Schnitzer.
Musical Storytime with Sue takes place at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library at 4:00 pm on May 6,13, and 20.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Come to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library and enjoy age appropriate books, songs, and more at weekly storytimes for infants and toddlers. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Storytime for Toddlers & Infants takes place on Thursdays at 10:30 am.
Bilingual Storytime includes stories, songs and fingerplays for children. For children age 1-5. Led by Alejandra Rico, Assistant Youth Services Librarian.
Cuentos, canciones y juegos con los dedos. Para niños de uno a cinco años. Alejandra Rico contará los cuentos y guiará las actividades manuales.
Bilingual Storytime/Hora de Cuentos Bilingües takes place at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
"In my pocket I placed a poem,
to share with those in need.
A poem so colorful and full of life,
It lifted up souls indeed."
Each week in April at the Rifle Branch Library you are invited to try your hand at writing a poem in various formats. The catch? You must first pluck a piece of paper from the Poetic Pockets on the wall and use the words that are on that piece of paper in your poem. When you have finished your masterpiece, turn it in at the front desk so that we may share it with our community.
Calling all quilters, stampers, needle crafters and scrap bookers! Want to have a day of fun and accomplishment? We’ll have tables, irons, ironing boards, and cutting mats all set up for your convenience. Drop in and bring your project for a day of crafting, food, and friends. Bring your own lunch; refreshments will be provided.
Tackle It Tuesday takes place at the Parachute Branch Library on Tuesday, May 14 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Children in grades K-5 are invited to meet at the New Castle Branch Library to explore different arts & crafts. All supplies will be provided.
Come to the Rifle Branch Library on Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm and learn how to prepare an exceptional cup of tea. Sample our fine selection of teas served in bone china cups and accompanied with scones and clotted cream. Local tea drinker Ann Honchell will teach you all you need to know to enjoy a proper cup of tea. Participants can also make a little treat box and take home a tea cookie to remember your afternoon.