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Apr
6
Mon
Garfield County Library’s On-line Teens Only: Virtual Book Club @ Google Classroom
Apr 6 @ 8:00 AM

Here’s your chance to join an exclusive, teens only book club through your Garfield County Libraries! Starting on Monday, April 6th we will officially meet (virtually) for weekly check-ins in Google Classroom and discussions to talk about the books we are reading. We will have a face-to-face party and final discussion on the first Monday in June to highlight some of our favorite things from the club! Visit www.gcpld.org/news-and-events and click on the event listing for instructions on how to participate.

Garfield County Library’s Librarian Tips and Tricks for Enjoying Sheltering-In-Place @ On-line Zoom Presentation
Apr 6 @ 12:30 PM

Join librarians from Garfield County Libraries and Colorado Mountain College Quigley Library for short webinars to learn about library resources you can use while you are at home. Starting on Monday, April 6 and continuing each day at 12:30 p.m. through Friday, April 10 you can learn about options for entertainment, education, and informational resources you can utilize for free from your libraries. Visit www.gcpld.org/news-and-events and click on the event listing to connect to the live Zoom webinars.

Wordplay and Poetry Workshops at the Carbondale Branch Library @ Carbondale Branch Library
Apr 6 @ 3:45 PM

Join author and writing teacher Jessica Barnum for a series of poetry workshops to boost your wordplay imagination and creativity. We’ll meet each Monday in March (except during Spring Break) at 3:45 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library to practice writing various poetry types, engage in interactive writing activities, and have independent writing time. Bring your own journal or use one of the free journals provided. Free and open to all 5th-8th graders. For more information call the library at 970-963-2889.

Garfield County Library’s Virtual Yokoso! Manga Club @ Zoom Discussion
Apr 6 @ 4:00 PM

Middle school and high school students are invited to join an online discussion of manga each Monday in April at 4 p.m. where we will share our favorite series and authors with one another. Visit www.gcpld.org/news-and-events and click on the event listing to connect to the club discussions live on Zoom. The club is presented by the Parachute Branch Library.

Prom Dress Donations Needed at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library @ Glenwood Springs Branch Library
Apr 6 @ 5:00 PM

Check your closets because the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and Glenwood Springs High School are accepting fashionable, gently used donations of prom and formal dresses through Monday, April 6. All dresses will be available for students during giveaway events at the high school in April. For more information contact Mary Lamb at 970-384-5568 or melamb@rfschools.com or call the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 970-945-5958.

Apr
7
Tue
Garfield County Library’s Virtual Business and Breakfast: CoronaCommerce @ Zoom Classroom
Apr 7 @ 9:00 AM

With social distancing and stay-at-home rules in place, local businesses need tools to sell their products and services online. This class will focus on selecting and implementing the best eCommerce experience with tools like Shopify, Etsy, WooCommerce, Ecwid, Amazon and Ebay.  This event series is free and presented by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, BlizzardPress, River Blend Coffee House, Colorado Mountain College, and Garfield County Libraries. This particular class will be held virtually so BYOB (bring your own breakfast) and visit www.gcpld.org/news-and-events and click on the event listing to connect to the live Zoom class or watch on YouTube.

Playgroup at the Rifle Branch Library @ Rifle Branch Library
Apr 7 @ 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 Tuesday 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.

Make and Take Workshops for Caregivers at the Garfield County Libraries @ See Event details for locations & times.
Apr 7 @ 5:00 PM

Ensuring our children are ready for school is so important, but it can feel challenging when you don’t know how to help or what to do. These workshops will teach family, friend, and neighbor caregivers the simple ways you can Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play with children in your care and give you tools you can use (literal tools you will make in class and take home to use with your kids) to get them ready for their first day of school. The workshops will be held monthly from January through May at each of the Garfield County Libraries in partnership with Early Childhood Network. For a full schedule of workshops in English or workshops in Spanish please visit your local library or www.gcpld.org.

Apr
8
Wed
Story-Time at the Rifle Branch Library @ Rifle Branch Library
Apr 8 @ 10:30 AM

Preschoolers and their accompanying adults are invited to the Rifle Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Storytime. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, friends, and more! Free and open to all. For more information call 970-625-3471.

Apr
10
Fri
Full STEAM Ahead at the Silt Branch Library @ Silt Branch Library
Apr 10 @ 1:00 PM

Kids and teens are invited to discover, create, and innovate with your friends at the Silt Branch Library at 1 p.m. every Friday until summer break. Activities will include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math themes. Free and open to all. For more information call the library at 970-876-5500.