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Your Garfield County Libraries and Senior Matters will host Carbondale neurologist Dr. Brooke Allen to lead an online open conversation about what’s next as vaccines are being made available to more people and we can begin thinking about reopening our lives. The discussion will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. With simultaneous interpretation, you can choose to listen and participate in English or Spanish. Visit www.gcpld.org/normal to participate.
In celebration of Earth Day and the release of the book “Magic Mountain,” your Garfield County Libraries welcome local author Lisa Dancing-Light to read her new book. During this online event which begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, Dancing-Light will also discuss the process of writing the book as well as having it illustrated and published. The event is free and open to all. To participate or get more information visit www.gcpld.org/dancing-light.
Families and friends are invited to look for special items and learn about the past during a scavenger hunt created by the Silt Branch Library! There will be a prize for completing the scavenger hunt as well as a drawing for prizes from local businesses. Register at the library in advance and then join us at Silt Historical Park between 11 am and 3 pm on Saturday, April 24 to participate in this free event. For more information call the library at 970-876-5500.
Your Garfield County Libraries and Basalt Regional Library invite you to a special online discussion about the changing face of the outdoors. Author James Edwards Mills will discuss how our nation’s wild places belong to all Americans, but not all of us use these resources equally. Minority populations are much less likely to see recreation, adventure, and solace in our wilderness spaces. Bridging this “adventure gap” often requires role models who can inspire the uninitiated to experience and enjoy wild places. This second Spring Lecture Series event begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 and is free and open to all. To participate visit www.gcpld.org/gap.