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Nov
19
Tue
Coffee with the Library Director at the Parachute Branch Library @ Parachute Branch Library
Nov 19 @ 9:00 AM

Brett Lear, executive director of the Garfield County Libraries, would like to hear from you! Join him at the Parachute Branch Library on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. where we’ll chat about our community, the libraries, and how we can collaborate on a bright future. Featuring free coffee and pastries from The Little Coffee Shack. For more information call the library at 970-285-9870.

Tuesday Job Seeker Webinars at the Garfield County Libraries @ Garfield County Libraries, see event details for days & locations
Nov 19 @ 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

The Garfield County Libraries are partnering with Colorado Workforce Center to provide free access to webinars on different job search topics. There will be a 30 to 60 minute webinar presented at 2 p.m., rotating to a different library each week. You are welcome to attend any or all of these webinars at the Glenwood Springs and Rifle Branch Libraries on the first Tuesday each month, the Parachute Branch Library on the second Tuesdays, the Carbondale and New Castle Branch Libraries on the third Tuesdays, the Silt Branch Library on the fourth Tuesdays, and the New Castle Branch Library for months when there is a fifth Tuesday. In order to meet work-search activity requirements for unemployment eligibility, you should preregister by calling 970-945-8638.

Nov
20
Wed
Playgroup at the Library at the Rifle Branch Library @ Rifle Branch Library
Nov 20 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and activities provided, this drop-in playtime is designed for children between birth and 5 years old. Meeting each Wednesday from 10:30 am. to 12 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library, our Playgroup is also a great opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers while your kids play with one another. Free and open to all. For more information call the library at 970-625-3471.

Storytime in Carbondale at the Carbondale Branch Library @ Carbondale Dale Branch Library
Nov 20 @ 10:30 AM

Young children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more at the Carbondale Branch Library! We’ll begin at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday for our infants and toddlers session, and every Thursday for our toddlers and preschoolers session. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and please use the after hours entrance to the Calaway Room located by the parking lot. For more information call the library at 970-963-2889.

Fork & Pan Youth Cooking Class Series @ Carbondale Recreation and Community Center
Nov 20 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Boost your child’s kitchen confidence with this eight-class cooking series. In each class,
kids will roll up their sleeves and get cooking. They will work together in a fun, hands-on
environment, making foods they love while making new friends too. The best part—they’ll get to eat the dishes they make! Kids will discover how fun it is to cook tasty and nutritious recipes.

Day: ​Wednesdays
Dates: Session 1: Oct 2 – Oct 23 Session 2: Oct 30 – Nov 20
Ages:​ 8 – 12 years
Class limit: ​12 participants
Time: ​2-4pm
Cost: $40 per 4 class session
$15 drop in with instructor approval
Location: ​Kitchen & Activity Room
Registration Deadline:​ The Monday before class

Teens and Tweens at Your Library at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library @ Glenwood Springs Branch Library
Nov 20 @ 2:30 PM

Relax with your friends after school at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library every Wednesday starting at 2:30 p.m. Chat, play, visit. or just hang-out. You choose the fun, we’ll provide snacks. For more information call the library at 970-945-5958.

Nov
21
Thu
Storytime in Carbondale at the Carbondale Branch Library @ Carbondale Dale Branch Library
Nov 21 @ 10:30 AM

Young children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more at the Carbondale Branch Library! We’ll begin at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday for our infants and toddlers session, and every Thursday for our toddlers and preschoolers session. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and please use the after hours entrance to the Calaway Room located by the parking lot. For more information call the library at 970-963-2889.

Pamper Yourself Beauty Day / Consientete en un día de Belleza at the New Castle Branch Library @ New Castle Branch Library
Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Free haircuts for seniors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the New Castle Branch Library presented in partnership with Visión Latina. Registration required. To register, or for more information call the library at 970-984-2346. Corte de cabello gratis para personas de la tercera edad de 11 a.m. a 3 p.m. el jueves 21 de noviembre en la biblioteca de New Castle. Presentado en colaboración con la biblioteca y Visión Latina. Se requiere registro. Para más información llame al 970-984-2346.

Local Lit Fest at the Carbondale Branch Library @ Carbondale Branch Library
Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM

Mingle with friends and meet local authors over holiday cookies and treats at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Carbondale Branch Library. Featured authors include David A. Aguilar, Corrie Karnan, David Wall, Clark Heckert, Pam Heckert, Linda L. Flynn, Charlotte Graham, and Darrell Munsell. This free event will be a wonderful opportunity for writers and readers to connect. It can even double as a great time to get holiday shopping done! Book sales will be featured on-site with authors available for signing. For more information call the library at 970-963-2889.

Nov
22
Fri
Reader’s Theater at the Silt Branch Library @ Silt Branch Library
Nov 22 @ 10:30 AM

In this club at the Silt Branch Library, kids will get a chance to read scripts aloud. The goals are to read effectively and fluently, practice using voice, read with expression, and use facial expressions and gestures. The best part? No memorization! We’ll also enjoy theater warm-ups and games. Children can stay for Meal Monkey after each session. Registration is required for this club which will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays starting on September 13. To register, or for more information call the library at 970-876-5500.