Programs / Classes
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale, in partnership with Out of the Mud Puppet and Mask Theatre, presents a magical shadow puppet production of "Lin Yi's Lantern." Directed by local artist Soozie Lindbloom, it is a tale of a boy who finds out that giving is its own reward. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Showtimes are at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2.
Join us at the Silt Branch Library on Saturday, February 11, from 1-3 p.m. for a Valentine's Day party. You can decorate cookies, make valentines, and enter your name into a drawing for a box of chocolates. It's a sweetheart of a deal! Contact the library at 876-5500 for more information.
Come find out if you're a Rat or a Dragon! (Or a Horse, or maybe a Monkey...) Join us at the Silt Branch Library from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, to celebrate Chinese New Year. Learn about the Chinese Zodiac (like, what does it mean to be a Snake?), snack on egg rolls, and create your own Chinese lantern. We'll also have a drawing for a gift card from Hong's Garden in New Castle! Call the library at 876-5500 for more information.
Teens, the Parachute Branch Library will deliver books to Grand Valley High School at lunch time on January 4 and February 1. Cool, huh? It's kinda like a bookmobile: they'll bring the books to you (Bks2U) and you can check 'em out with your library card. For more info, contact the library at 285-9870.
The Rifle Branch Library will be hosting a movie matinee on Tuesday, March 27, at 1 p.m. Join your friends at the library for popcorn and a movie during your Spring Break from school. We hope to see you there!
To celebrate Teen Tech Week 2012, join us at the Rifle Branch Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, for a Rock Band tournament. Bring your friends and get ready to rock!
To commemorate Black History Month 2012 and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Rifle Branch Library is hosting the Black History Live Tour on February 13 at 7 p.m. The tour features Hasan Davis, a noted Kentucky poet, scholar, storyteller, youth advocate, and Chautauquan (a portrayer of legendary and historical characters).
The Rifle Branch Library will host a Disc-a-Palooza on Saturday, January 21, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Bring your scratched CDs and DVDs (no Blu-ray) and we will repair them - right before your very eyes! - for a suggested donation of $2 each. The clean-a-thon is first come, first served, so get here early! Some discs may not be repairable and we will show you how to assess the damage. Questions? Call the branch at 625-3471.