Arts and Crafts
Take a day away from your regular routine and work on any crafting project with us at the Parachute Branch Library. Sew, knit, crochet - have gifts to finish? This day is just for you! We'll host a "Make It" Monday on the first Mondays of November and December (November 7 and December 5). Drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and stay as long as you like. We'll serve a soup and salad supper at 5:30 p.m. We'll also have tables, ironing borads, irons, and cutting mats all set up for your convenience.
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.
The Gordon Cooper Branch Library will once again host a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday, December 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Drop by the library to say hello to Santa, listen to holiday stories, and decorate some holiday ornaments. We will have all of the supplies needed to enjoy this fun-filled activity. Hope to see you there!
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.
In celebration of Teen Read Week, October 16-22, the library challenges all teens to create a visual representation of your favorite book. Bring your photo entry (or entries) to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library by Friday, October 21.
What do you want to see in the new New Castle Branch Library? What kinds of books do you want? What music? What kinds of programming?
Come join us for brain storming and collage on October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Castle Branch's temporary location. Share your ideas for how YOU envision the new library and have fun making art.
Your hands can create while your brain reinvents Youth Services at the New Castle Branch Library!
Wanna learn how to take some great photos? Local professional photographer Ashley Mickelson will show you how to make your pictures rock! Join her at the Silt Community Center on October 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. You will learn a variety of tips and tricks, such as cool lighting techniques, to make your photos stand out. For more information, contact the Silt Branch Library at 876-5500.
The Aspen Art Museum is partnering with the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale to offer Story Art, a free program that combines learning to read with visual literacy and art-making. Held once a month, this program introduces children to the basic foundations of art through engaging storybooks, looking activities, and hands-on art projects. Registration is recommended. Story Art is held on the first Thursday of every month from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Calling all quilters, needle crafters, scrapbookers, and stampers! Want to have a day of fun and accomplishment? Drop into the Rifle Branch Library's Community Room anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month for a day of crafting and fellowship. Come whip your WIPs (Works In Progress) into shape! There is no cost to attend; just bring your own lunch or snacks and drinks.
Please refrain from wearing perfume, as we have sensitive attendees. Thank you!