Programs / Classes
Be a Reading Buddy at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Younger readers (kindergarten to third grades) will be 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. every Tuesday during the school year. First-time participants please sign up at the library or by calling 945-5958.
Join other aspiring young writers and illustrators at the New Castle Branch Library as we explore the secrets of writing and illustrating. Eventually, we hope to create an anthology of short stories by our local your elementary school age writers and artists. Program takes place at 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Participants should have basic reading skills.
Every Wednesday after school at 4:00 p.m. the Rifle Branch Library will host open play on our Wii console. Teens from middle school and up are invited to join in for games and after school snacks!
The Good the Bad and the Gross is designed for kids in grades 4-6. This is HANDS on learning at its best. This month discover what goes on behind the scenes at the Denver public Zoo. Each meeting we challenge you to come ready for the good, the bad and yes the really gross! Pop quiz: what eats LOTS of frozen mice? Program is on November 5th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library.
You’ve heard the saying: “Who do you think you are?” On Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm at the Rifle Library’s Genealogy Boot Camp you will have the chance to find out. We will show you how to start researching your family's history! You will learn the rules of genealogy and all about home sources-including the paper trail and the people we know. You will discover how to fill out a pedigree chart and family group sheets.
Craig Snow, a financial adviser with Edward Jones will be coming to the New Castle Branch Library on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. to present a program on preparing for and living in retirement. This is your opportunity to learn everything you ever wanted to know about retirement.
Join the Book Brigade!
Do you love Manga and Anime? So do we! Join us at the New Castle Branch Library on Thursday evenings at 5:00 p.m. to talk about your favorites, get recommendations and practice your drawing skills.
Join other aspiring young writers and illustrators at the New Castle Branch Library at 4:30 on Thursday, October 4th as we explore the secrets of writing and illustrating. Eventually, we hope to create an anthology of short stories by our local your elementary school age writers and artists. Participants must be able to write.
Garfield County Libraries is hosting the Big Read featuring John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” in February 2013. The Big Read, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, is designed to promote reading and discussion of great books. Garfield County Libraries’ Big Read title coincides with the release of Ken Burn’s new documentary entitled, “The Dust Bowl,” set to air on PBS in November. To view a clip of this documentary, visit www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/.