Programs / Classes
Go2Workshops@YourLibrary features a Successful Transitions Workshop for high school juniors and seniors! This 2-hour workshop is designed to help students prepare for a successful transition to post-secondary education or employment by helping students prepare winning resumes and cover letters. This workshop is divided into two parts: the first hour will feature an interactive lecture, and the second hour will give students the opprotunity for individualized assistance. Bring your laptop and current resume or cover letter if you'd like, or just bring yourself and willingness to learn!
Learn how sushi is made using a variety of candies! Come to the Rifle Branch Library on Saturday, May 19th at 1pm, and create edible works of art. If raw fish is your thing, you can go home and show your friends and family how to make real sushi! Middle and high school ages only. Reservations are required, so stop by the Rifle Branch Library or call 625-3471 to reserve your spot!
Shannon Ullman will be talking about all things related to water that concern Colorado residents on Tuesday, May 8 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the Rifle Branch Library. Ullman will discuss everything from water conservation to the use of water for natural gas development. There are many issues facing us here on the Western Slope: 80% of Colorado's water is on the western slope, yet 80% of Colorado's population lives east of the Continential Divide. Colorado's water nourishes 19 states and Mexico. Many uses compete for a scarce and limited water supply. What does this mean for the future?
The agricultural valley we live in is known as the Middle Colorado River Watershed. There are many issues facing the health and conservation of the water resources in our watershed. Hydrologist Jeff Crane will speak on these issues, which include agriculture, gas development, source water protection, invasive species and water quantity. Crane will discuss the work performed by local watershed groups throughout Colorado. Join us at the Rifle Branch Library onTuesday, May 1 at 7:00pm to learn more about issues facing local water resources and what we can do to help!
Celebrate National Kite Month by making your own kite and then flying it! The Rifle Branch Library is hosting a kite-making event on Saturday, April 28 at 1:00pm. This program is limited to 60 participants: first-come, first served. Refreshments will be served.
The Rifle Branch Library is celebrating Poetry Month by hosting a poetry slam on April 13 at 6:00pm. A poetry slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work. This program is for middle schoolers and up. Refreshments will be served.
Anyone can donate life. Catherine Bradham from Donate Life Colorado will be available at the Parachute Branch Library on Tuesday, April 17 at 1:30pm to answer questions regarding organ, eye, or tissue donation.
Need to get that garden going? Need to look over your trees or dig out those invasive plants? It's time to talk to the expert: Steve Anthony will give you the answers to get that garden growing. Join us in the Parachute Community Room on Monday, April 16 at 2:00pm.
Celebrate National Library Week by bringing your parents to the Parachute Branch Library on April 14 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Special entertainment by the 5th grade choir from St. John Elementary at 11:00am. Special events include: spin-to-win, free library cards, and more!
Wii for Father's Day! Bring your Dad, Grandpa, or Uncle to the New Castle Branch Library for an evening challenge with Wii! Challenge him in bowling or baseball or another game. We will provide the treats. Please register in advance by stopping by the library or by calling 984-2346.