Programs / Classes
Elementary school-aged children are invited to the Rifle Branch Library at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, for an afternoon of games. We'll have board games, card games, and the Wii available! Call the library at 625-3471 for more information.
The Rifle Branch Library will host a Math Wiz tournament on Saturday, December 3, from 1-3 p.m. All middle schoolers are invited to join us in the large Community Room upstairs to play this exciting card game.
Jim Campbell, PhD, and Sandy Jackson, MA, both adjunct professors at Colorado Mountain College, will talk about their experiences at the Snowmass dig site during the summer of 2011. Join us at the Gordon Cooper Branch in Carbondale on November 10 at 7 p.m. to learn about the excavation process and what was discovered. The presentation will be geared toward adults but children and teens are welcome. For more information, call the library at 963-2889.
Children in grades K through 5 are invited to join us for games at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on the fourth (and occasionally fifth) Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. Have fun playing board games and card games with other kids while developing reading and critical thinking skills at the same time.
Students in grades 5-8 are invited to come play with our tech toys at the Parachute Branch Library on November 22 and December 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. Laptop computers, board games (ok, so maybe that's "low tech"), Wii games and a big screen - a.k.a. the works! - combine to make this a techie's dream. Please sign up in advance by visiting the branch or calling 285-9870.
Jim Campbell, PhD, and Sandy Jackson, MA, both adjunct professors at Colorado Mountain College, will talk about their experiences at the Snowmass dig site during the summer of 2011. Join us at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on November 17 at 7 p.m. to learn about the excavation process and what was discovered. The presentation will be geared toward adults but children and teens are welcome. For more information, call the library at 945-5958.
Want to learn to express yourself through poetry? Join Colorado's Poet Laureate David Mason at his "Writing in Lines" workshop on Saturday, October 29, at 3 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library. This workshop is a great opportunity for beginner poets to get feedback from one of Colorado's greatest. Mr. Mason will also share his own work.
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.
Wear your Halloween costume to the Rifle Branch Library and enjoy a scary movie along with pizza and some spooky treats. Join us on Friday, October 28, at 6 p.m. Best costume wins a prize! The party is open to all middle and high school students and up but space is limited so please sign up in advance. For more info, contact the library at 625-3471.
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.