Programs / Classes
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Aspen Hope Center, a project of the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation, will present a community suicide prevention training at the Rifle Branch Library on Tuesday, September 27, at 5:30 p.m. The training is free and open to the public but registration is required. Call 544-1241 for more information and registration.
If you love words, games, and having fun, this club is for you! Our adult Scrabble Club meets from 6-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Glenwood Springs Branch. Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to join and the club is free and open to the public. Make new friends and learn new Scrabble strategies. Bring your own board if you have one. Scoring materials and dictionaries will be provided. For more information, call the Glenwood Springs Branch at 945-5958.
Your future job may depend on your ability to communicate your skills in just one or two pages! On Tuesday, October 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library, Dan Mickelson will present a program on ways you can create or update your resume. He will show a variety of tools and library resources that can help you with your resume and will discuss topics such as cover letters, applications, and tailoring resumes for specific jobs. If you already have a resume, feel free to bring it with you if you want it to be privately reviewed for suggestions.
Teens and manga artists, join your peers at the New Castle Branch Library every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to learn techniques and share your talents. All levels are welcome - just bring a pencil, paper, and your imagination. For more information call 984-2346.
Children in grades K through 5 are invited to join us for games at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on the fourth (and occasionally fifth) Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. Have fun playing board games and card games with other kids while developing reading and critical thinking skills at the same time.
We're adding a new element to our popular Wii Wednesdays! Join us at the Rifle Branch Library after school every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and learn how to play the exciting new Math Wiz card game. Playing Math Wiz is a fun way to make math easier and quicker, while keeping your mind sharp and developing confidence in your mental math ability. Whether you're a dedicated mathlete or you're just waiting for your next turn with the Wii, come solve puzzles and earn points with us at the Math Wiz Club.
Monday, September 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library
Each of us has a story from our ancestors or even our own story to tell. Author Linda Weaver Clarke will teach you how to turn your family history into a variety of interesting stories, make your ancestors come alive on paper, and learn the most important elements of writing. This program is free and open to the public.
Picture It @ your library: Teen Read Week 2011
Save $100 to $1000+ per year on groceries by learning the secrets to saving money with coupons. Limit 20 participants. There is a $5 fee that must be paid before class. This class will be the first in our Super Saver Series.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rifle Branch Library.
Literacy Outreach continues the series of financial literacy classes this month with the topic “Using Credit to Your Advantage.” This class includes all the basic information you need to understand what credit is and how to make it work for you. Learn about your credit score and credit report, and how to use credit cards and loans the smart way. Ways to deal with debt problems will also be discussed. This financial literacy course will be offered at two sessions.