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.
The Silt Branch Library is proud to present Historian Andrew Gulliford to talk about the history, present, and future of Colorado oil shale on Saturday, February 23 at 3:30 p.m.
What are you reading? Bookclub is a book discussion group for elementary school aged children, from 3rd through 5th grades. Meet at the New Castle Branch Library on Tuesday, February 5th 4:30 p.m. to share your favorite books and authors. After school snacks will be served! Bookclub meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Silt Branch Library is hosting a book discussion on “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck on Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. This classic novel describes the struggle of migrants in their search for work and justice during the Great Depression. This program is free and open to the public, so please come and share your thoughts on this great American novel.
The Gordon Cooper Branch Library is hosting a bilingual book discussion on the award-winning book, “Esperanza Rising,” at the Carbondale Middle School on Tuesday, February 12th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
“Esperanza Rising” is a story of a Latino family during hard times and is offered in both Spanish and English. “Esperanza Rising” is a Big Read companion title for younger readers and is available at your local library.
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 invites you to an old-fashioned gathering on Sunday, February 24 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Third Street Center to celebrate the spirit of sharing during the ʺhard timesʺ of the Great Depression, as depicted in the great American classic, “The Grapes of Wrath.” For this Big Read event, we'll have soup and bread for all.
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.