Programs / Classes
Come join Susanna Goldstein, Certified Health Coach, Cooking Diva, and Kitchen Designer, as she explores the benefits of living a Vegan lifestyle. Hear what doctors and others are saying about health. Learn more about the human body and how it is designed to complement a plant-based diet. Discover what a typical daily menu would be like as a Vegan. Find out how to get the required proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to support our bodies. Explore how to transition your current lifestyle to incorporate the “crowding out” method.
The Rifle Public Library offers free computer classes that provide hands-on training to adults. We'll make you more confident when using computers in the library, at work, at home, or when looking for a job. Classes are held the second Wednesday of every month starting at 2:30.
Register by visiting or calling the Rifle Branch Library.
Oooh la la! Join us at the Rifle Branch Library on Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 pm for a tea party celebrating the series of Fancy Nancy books by Jane O’Connor. Dress in your fanciest outfit (tiaras, sparkles, and jewelry are highly encouraged!) and we’ll read a Fancy Nancy story, make fancy crafts, play games, and enjoy fancy refreshments!
Limited to 25 children.
Please join us in celebrating the first anniversary of the reopening of the New Castle Branch Library. We will be having cake and punch on Saturday, April 13 from noon until 2:00 pm.
Mary Williams will be presenting a program based on the book "A Better Way of Dying." Mary, a retired Clinical Nurse Specialist, has authored 5 books and taught nursing at Seattle University, University of Colorado, and Colorado Mountain College. The book "A Better Way of Dying" has inspired Mary to share her knowledge with adults to help you assess your specific wishes for the end of life.
Mary will cover the following issues:
1. What is a natural death?
2. Exit events which prevent prolonging your life
Tweens (ages 9 to 12) are invited to read and talk about good books at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Each member selects their own book to discuss. Tweens will be writing anonymous reviews for a library ʺmagazineʺ and blog, as well as creating bookmarks about their books (to be displayed in the library). The Tween Book Club meets after school from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Light snacks are served.
Is your bike in the garage collecting dust? Does repairing your bike sound intimidating? The Glenwood Springs Branch Library will host a class on the basics of repairing and maintaining your bike. Our presenter, Dan Mickelson, is a bike enthusiast. He will cover techniques for fixing a flat, lubricating your bike, replacing a worn out tire and more. For the more tricky repairs, we will be raffling off two $20 certificates to a local bike shop to help get you out riding your bike a bit more!
Teen Advisors Group (TAG), is open to anybody between the ages of 13 and 17 and meets the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Come and have your say in what books, music, videos and programs to offer the teens of Glenwood Springs. Following a brief meeting, a Manga workshop open to all ability levels will be offered. We will supply paper, drawing ideas and something to draw with, if you don’t have a drawing pen or brush of your own. Snacks will be provided. No sign-up necessary.
If you love words, games, and having fun, this club is for you! Our adult Scrabble Club meets from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to join our club, which is free and open to the public. Make new friends and learn new Scrabble strategies. Scrabble boards, scoring materials, and dictionaries are provided.
Be a Reading Buddy after school at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. After starting off with a group game and snack, younger readers are partnered with older reading buddies to practice and develop a love for reading. Before Reading Buddies is over we also offer those kids who need to do homework or have independent reading time a chance to choose their activity. Reading Buddies is open to kids from kindergarten through eighth grade and meets at the library at 413 9th Street from 4:00 to 5:00 pm every Tuesday during the school year.