Programs / Classes
The Gordon Cooper Branch Library presents "Taking Science to the Extreme: Arctic Research Adventure" with Susy Ellison on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm. What do tree rings and chert chips have in common? How is climate change impacting trees at the northern limits of their growth? Why and how do scientists travel to the far north to study old trees and ancient cultures? What does it really take to "do" scientific research in far-away places? She will talk about the science and process of doing field research in "extreme" locations.
To commemorate the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago, the Gordon Cooper Branch Library's time machine is taking all willing participants (at their own risk!) back in time to the day before the actual sinking! Can we alter the course of history? Kids in grades 4-7 are invited to join us on this historical adventure!
The Teen Advisory Board is a monthly forum where teens discuss issues related to teen use of the library -- its materials, services, and programs. Any high school student is welcome to attend our meetings held on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library. For more information, call 963-2889.
Children in grades K through 5 are invited to join us for crafts at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on the second Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. Let your imagination go wild while creating new things out of recycled materials at the Library's creation station.
To celebration Teen Tech Week the Silt Branch LIbrary is hosting an essay contest. Write about going back or forward 50 years in time. What technology would you take back or what would you find? See a librarian for full details.
Then come read your essay at the pizza party. The best 3 essays each win a $10 gift card!
Children 10 and under are invited to plant flowers to take home after we read the book together.
If you are in middle or high school and have read the books this is for you! See how much you really know in this special trivia contest as we eagerly away the movie release. Prizes will be awarded, and include tickets to the movie.
The New Castle Branch Library wants your ideas and is seeking students to join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG).
TAG is run by teens for teens!
- Plan and attend programs
- Help select materials for the teen collection
- Promote teen activities to peers and schools
- Provide ideas to help create an inviting teen area
- Discuss new books, movies, and music
- Volunteer for library programs
Benefits of TAG membership:
Once upon a time there was an annual event called Spellebration that continues to this day, bringing lovers of literacy and adult education together for an evening of magic and mayhem with an old-fashioned adult spelling bee and silent auction. This year, we will gather at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Enchanted Forest we know as Aspen Glen, where spellers will compete for bragging rights as the best spellers in Garfield County and all attending will be spellbound by the merriment, the festive ambiance, and the enticements of the silent auction.