Programs / Classes
Participate in the Summer Reading Program and receive an invitation to a Special Library Preview of the New Carbondale Branch Library facility on Thursday, July 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm..
This is an invitation only event for participants of the Summer Reading Program. We will host a tour of the new facilities, and attendees will have the opportunity to browse our brand new collection and check out new materials. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.
"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." - Winston Churchill
Have you seen those beautiful eye catching fabrics with all that color and wonder how it is done? Wonder no more as fabric guru Sandy Harrison will show us how it is done. Join us for hands on demonstration.
Batik is both an art and a craft involving decorating cloth with wax and dye.
Attendees must register and a supply list will be given to you then. Students will make an 8x10 sample to take home.
Introduction to Batik takes place at the Parachute Branch Library on Saturday, August 3, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Come to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on the second Tuesday of every month from 4:00 to 5:00 pm for PAWS to READ! Children in grades K-5 can sign up to read to the dogs for approximately 15 minutes. Featuring dogs and handlers/literacy specialists from Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley.
Led by an instructor from the Aspen Art Museum, Story Art combines learning to read with art-making and activities that build visual literacy. This popular program introduces children to the basic foundations of art through engaging storybooks, looking activities, and hands-on art projects. Story Art programs are held at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:45 pm and are for children in grades K-5.
Join us for the GRAND OPENING of the new Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Festivities begin at 10:00 am.
Read Thursday's article in the Post Independent, "Glenwood Springs prepares to christen new 'Cooper Commons' building."
Join us for the GRAND OPENING of the new Carbondale Branch Library. Festivities begin at 10:00 am.
If you are interested in finding ways to improve your energy, then this class is for you. Reiki and Massage Therapy 101 is free and will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, at 1:00 pm in the Silt Branch Library's community room. Put on by local Reiki Master and Massage Therapist Betts Williams, this program will discuss energy, how it feels, how to get in touch with it, and how to use it for healing. You will come away with a new sense of peace and how to help yourself and others.
Come to the New Castle Brancy Library on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 pm for our Classic Film Club.
Classic films from around the world will be shown, followed by lively discussion. Popcorn still hot from the popper will be served along with punch. Participants may decide on the next month's film.
Anyone aged 12-18 who is interested in volunteering for the New Castle Library this summer is invited to a Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, June 6 at 1:00 pm. This is your opportunity to earn volunteer hours for college or just to become more involved in your community. The orientation will prepare you to be an active volunteer for summer programs and other regular duties in the library. Come, have fun and volunteer!
Volunteers are asked to sign-up prior to the orientation and have a permission slip signed by a parent.