September – October 2012
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, the Rifle Branch Library is hosting an exhibition entitled: “The Bonfire of Liberties: Censorship of the Humanities.” This exhibit will be at the Rifle Branch Library from September 17 through October 15. “The Bonfire of Liberties” addresses the difficult topic of censorship. Censorship has been practiced for nearly as long as there have been materials to censor. This exhibition gives an overview of censorship in its various guises over time. The exhibition also examines the struggle between those who want to censor difficult, controversial and revolutionary material from sensitive viewers and those who want to protect the freedoms of all people to read, view and think for themselves. Viewers may be surprised to learn just how many of their favorite books and plays have been censored at some in history. During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2012 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 30 through October 6. Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982.
Monday • October 1 All day • Parachute Branch Library, Rifle Branch Library, Silt Branch Library, New Castle Branch Library, Glenwood Springs Branch Library, Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale, www.gcpld.org All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, October 1st for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2nd. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website, www.gcpld.org, during the closure. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
11 a.m. Mondays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Love a great story? Come to the Parachute Branch Library every Monday at 11 a.m. to participate in this interactive storytime with Miss Michelle.
6 p.m. Mondays • Gordon Cooper Branch Library, 76 S. 4th St., Carbondale • Free • 963-2889, www.gcpld.org Starting Monday, September 24, the Gordon Cooper Branch Library is offering storytime every Monday at 6 p.m. Join us for bedtime songs and stories. This program is great for dads and moms and children through age 6. Pajamas optional!
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 2 and October 9 • Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St. • Free • 945-5958, www.gcpld.org Toddlers (ages 1-3) and their accompanying adults are invited to attend two special storytimes that will be held on a bus parked in front of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The library will host a RFTA bus on Tuesday, October 2 and a school bus on Tuesday October 9. Adults and children are invited to take a seat on the bus at 10:30 a.m. to hear a safety presentation, sing songs, and independently read to each other. For more information call 945-5958
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association hosts the 26th Annual Issues and Answers Forum tonight beginning at 4 p.m. at Glenwood Springs City Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Colorado West Broadcasting (KMTS), Cable Channel 10 and local State Farm Insurance agents, Jeff Leonard and Dee McCown. The event will be broadcast live on Channel 10 and KDNK. KMTS will also feature live coverage of portions of event during their afternoon show. The public will hear from candidates running for U.S. Congress, the state Legislature, University of Colorado Regent, Ninth Judicial District Attorney and the Board of County Commissioners. There will also be representatives to speak about some of the state and local ballot issues. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Ron Milhorn, news director of Colorado West Broadcasting/KMTS Radio, will moderate the event. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, and the deadline to register to vote is October 9. This event will be re-broadcast on Oct. 6, 7, 12 & 13 at 4 a.m., 7 a.m., Noon, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight on Cable Channel 10. A video of this forum will be available after the event at glenwoodchamber.com/issues-answers.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 • New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main • Free • 984-2346, www.gcpld.org Anita Witt, author of ʺI Remember One Horseʺ and ʺThey Came from Missouri,” is coming to the New Castle Branch Library on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. She will be showing her DVD ʺThe Last of the Cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valleyʺ and discussing her books and DVD.
September 5 October 3 Mark Fuller and Jim Kravitz The Independence Pass corridor is familiar to most local residents and to many summer visitors as a gateway and a playground but how much do you really know about the natural and human history of the Pass? The Independence Pass Foundation and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies are hosting a one-day field trip and exploration to reveal the secrets of Independence Pass to anyone with an interest in the fascinating ecology and history of Aspen’s backyard. Starting at the 12,095′ summit of the Pass, this trip will explore the alpine tundra, examine the erosion control projects of the Independence Pass Foundation, investigate the history of the Independence Ghost Town, and experience the geologic wonder of the Grottos ice caves. One day of exploration will make you an expert in the stories behind Aspen’s eastern window on the world. www.aspennature.org/programs/my-independence-september?pid=214
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, October 3 and October 10 • Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St. • Free • 945-5958, www.gcpld.org Children (ages 3-5) and their accompanying adults are invited to attend a special preschool storytime that will be held on a bus parked in front of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The library will host a RFTA bus on Wednesday, October 3 and a school bus on Wednesday October 10. Adults and children are invited to take a seat on the bus at 10:30 a.m. to hear a safety presentation, sing songs, and independently read to each other. For more information call 945-5958
4 p.m. Tuesdays • Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St. • Free • 945-5958, www.gcpld.org Be a Reading Buddy at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Younger readers (kindergarteners to third graders) are paired with older reading buddies (fourth to eighth graders) to practice reading and develop a love for reading. This group meets at the library from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, call the library at 945-5958.