Programs / Classes
Garfield County Libraries is pleased to present free swing dance classes throughout February to celebrate The Big Read 2013. Maurine Taufer, Dance Director from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, has taught, directed, and choreographed for over 22 years. She is excited to bring you the most favorite dance style of the 1930’s. Whether you have two left feet, no dance experience, or just want to have fun and learn something new -- this class is for you! Come to the library to swing, sway and hop with us, and you’ll be kicking up your heals before you know it.
The Rifle Branch 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.
This is an advanced computer class for those people who have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Registration is required. Sign up by visiting the library or calling 970-625-3471.
Wednesday, March 6
6:30 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m.
Rifle Branch Library
Gail Zentmyer, a freelance photographer for twenty five years, is a Florida native who has called Colorado home for the past twelve years.
Teens! Join us at the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, March 16th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for an afternoon of the best the Internet has to offer! Know an awesome free online game to share, or a funny YouTube video? Let us know! Come play games, surf the net, and hang out with friends!
Teens are welcome to use one of our nine laptops, first come first served, or bring your own.
Join us at the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, March 23rd at 1:00 pm for a special matinee showing of Life of Pi!
Teens currently part of TAG, as well as anyone in grades 6-12, are invited to join us at the New Castle Branch Library at 5:00 pm on Monday, March 18th for the chance to help plan programs, purchase books, movies, and music for teens. Stick around for board games, Wii games, and snacks will follow the discussion.
Do you love Manga and Anime? So do we! Join us at the New Castle Branch Library on Thursdays at 5:00 pm to talk about your favorites, get recommendations, and practice your drawing skills.
Do you have an e-reader device and are not sure what to do with it?
Contact the library to book a 30 minute one-on-one session and we can assist you in setting up and using your device. Space is limited so sign up for a time between 5:30 and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26th or Thursday, 28th.
Learn the science and skills needed for homebrewing beer at the Silt Branch Library on Saturday January 26th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This Big Read event will be taught by a local award-winning homebrewer and president of the High Altitude Mashers homebrewing club. The demonstration will cover the creation of a popular beer style from start to finish and sampling of a pre-made homebrew. All participants must be at least 21 years of age. The class is limited to 30 individuals. To register contact the Silt Branch Library at 876-5500.
Play the Wii like normal, and also take on an origami project. Enter your finest in the Paper Crane Beauty Pageant. Ready for some football? Play in the Super Paper Bowl. New challenges each week throughout January and February.
The Rifle Branch Library hosts Origam-Wii every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.