Undated Community Announcements: (click here to jump to event calendar)
- All Garfield County Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
- Bureau of Land Management Christmas Tree Permits Available in Silt
- Town Hall Meeting – “The State of Glenwood”
- Fill The Van Food Drive
- Volunteers needed Saturday to improve Colorow Trail area near New Castle
- 2019 GSHS Demon Cards on Sale Now
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.
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.
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.
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.
Come share your love of Harry Potter by listening to “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” with us at the Silt Branch Library on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 13. It’s a great way to settle into the shorter days by revisiting our favorite hero and his friends. Free and open to all. For more information call the library at 970-876-5500.
The Border War: The Wyoming Cowboys at The Colorado State Rams
Game broadcast and time subject to change
Video games, computer games, and games on your phone can be fun but here’s your chance to “unplug” for a day of board games, card games, and interactive games with friends and family. Help us celebrate International Games Week with festivities, food, and fun all day on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Parachute Branch Library. It’s free and open to all. For more information call the library at 970-285-9870.
College Football: The Washington Huskies at The Colorado Buffalos
Game broadcast and time subject to change.
There is a long and colorful association between toy trains and the traditions of Christmas. Amateur railroad historian and model railroader Pat Thrasher will give an illustrated presentation at three of the Garfield County Libraries and explore the role of trains in our Christmas traditions. The first event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Silt Branch Library, followed by one on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Parachute Branch Library, with the final event on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Rifle Branch Library. Each event will begin at 2 p.m. where would-be engineers of all ages will have an opportunity to operate toy trains and learn firsthand about them. The talks by Thrasher will then begin at 3 p.m. each date. Free and presented in partnership with the Grand Valley Historical Society, Rifle Heritage Center, Silt Historical Park, and Garfield County Libraries. For more information visit www.gcpld.org.
Annual pit barbecued elk/turkey dinner with the addition of moose again this year served with delicious sides and homemade desserts. Come enjoy great food and conversation at this community event. After dinner do some holiday shopping at the County Store with all proceeds going to support the Toms Door Ministry.