Join us at the Parachute Branch Library on Tuesday, February 19th at 12:00 p.m. as we discuss Great Depression era literature, including “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck, “The Worst Hard Times” by Timothy Egan, and “Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse. Enjoy a pot-luck lunch featuring some Great Depression era recipes.
Join us at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the first of five discussions on the American Civil War. Sarah Swedberg, Ph.D, Associate Professor of American History at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, will provide a background lecture and lead the conversation on the selected readings: "March" by Geraldine Brooks, and "America's War" anthology--Part One.
Like to read? This club is open to all teens who like to read and talk about good books with new friends. This month we will be discussing "Out of the Dust" by Karen Hesse on Wednesday, February 13th at 5:00 p.m.
The Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale invites middle schoolers to be a part of the Big Read by reading and discussing “Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse, a riveting tale about a Dust Bowl child. What better way to learn about the Great Depression than through the words of the hero, Billie Jo, as she describes the days when ʺdust piles up like snow across the prairie...ʺ Join the discussion at the Carbondale Middle School on Tuesday, February 19th at 12:30 p.m.
Alejandra, librarian and native Spanish speaker, will lead a book discussion of "The Grapes of Wrath" in Spanish on Wednesdays in February at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Gordon cooper Library. We have available copies of "Las Uvas de la Ira" in Spanish. Please sign up at the library or call Alejandra at 963-2889.
Don't miss the Grapes of Wrath Film Festival this February at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library. We will show sections of Ken Burns' newest documentary, "The Dust Bowl," and the 1940's movie, "The Grapes of Wrath," every Thursday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Readers, history buffs, old timers, and movie fans are welcome to come for one or all of the showings and invited to share your memories of the Great Depression. Librarian Brenda will lead a discussion on John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" and the Great Depression.
Garfield County Libraries is kicking off The Big Read 2013 with John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" at First Friday in Carbondale at 5:30 p.m. on February 1st.
Read the book Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen then come watch the movie version on our giant screen with movie theater sound! Those of you who have not read the book are also welcome to enjoy the screening. There will be food, so call ahead and find out what’s cookin and stay after the film to gab.
Film screening will be at the Parachute Branch Library on Friday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m.
Update: As of 12/3/2012 we are reading The Story of a Beautiful Girl by R. Simon.
Like to read? This club is open to all teens who like to read and talk about good books with new friends.
Stop by the front desk or call to find out what book we will be discussing this month!
Club meets at the New Castle Branch Library on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.