Programs / Classes
Hey, teens, do you find it difficult to study at home? Maybe you need a bigger space to work on a project or you just need to get away from your noisy little sister. All teens are invited to the Glenwood Springs Branch Library from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. on alternating Tuesdays (see specific dates below) to take advantage of our giant, quiet basement. During Study Space hours, you will find room to spread out in a quiet environment. You can work alone or in small study groups to read, write, or plan school projects.
The Aspen Art Museum is partnering with the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale to offer Story Art, a free program that combines learning to read with visual literacy and art-making. Held once a month, this program introduces children to the basic foundations of art through engaging storybooks, looking activities, and hands-on art projects. Registration is recommended. Story Art is held on the first Thursday of every month from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
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 third Tuesday of every month at the Rifle Branch Library. 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 Rifle Branch at 625-3471.
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.