Programs / Classes
If you love words, games, and having fun, this club is for you! Our adult Scrabble Club meets from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to join. The club is free and open to the public. Make new friends and learn new Scrabble strategies. Scrabble boards, scoring materials, and dictionaries are provided.
Tweens (ages 9 to 12) are invited to read and talk about good books at the library. The Tween Book Club meets at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library after school on the second Thursday of each month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Light snacks are served.
Be a Reading Buddy at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Younger readers (kindergarten to third grades) are paired with older reading buddies (fourth to eighth grades) to practice reading and develop a love for reading. Reading Buddies meets at the library from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please note there will be no program on Tuesday, December 25th.
Stuck at home during your holiday break? Teens are invited to join us at the New Castle Branch Library for a matinee viewing of The Santa Clause while decorating (and of course eating) some delicious holiday cookies.
Do you love Manga and Anime? So do we! Join us at the New Castle Branch Library every Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. to talk about your favorites, get recommendations, and practice your drawing skills.
If you are in grades 6-12, you are invited to join the New Castle Branch Library’s Teen Advisory Group. This is your opportunity to help plan programs and tell us what books, movies, and music you would like us to purchase for the library. After the meeting, stick around for snacks and games. Teen Advisory Group takes place at the New Castle Branch Library on Monday, December 17th at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Lee at (970) 984-2346.
Need time and space to wrap up those gifts? We are here to help with big tables and lots of space so you can wrap away! No secrets will be revealed. Even enjoy some refreshments while you toil away. Wrap It Up takes place at the Parachture Branch Library on Thursday, December 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Do you love to read backwards? Do manga and graphic novels appear in your dreams? Then this club is for you- join with others suffering from the same symptoms! Anime club meets at the Parachute Branch Library on Wednesday, December 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Teen Zone takes place at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library Community Room on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. Teens are welcome to study, surf the net, read, write, draw, or hang out. You can bring your own laptop or borrow one of ours.
This year, CMC’s Common Reader selection is “Ludlow” by Colorado’s Poet Laureate, David Mason. This verse novel tells the story of the Ludlow Massacre in southern Colorado on April 20, 1914, where immigrant miners on strike and their families were attacked and many were killed by the Colorado National Guard. This selection reflects on a momentous event in American labor relations and in Colorado history.