Undated Community Announcements: (click here to jump to event calendar)
- Christmas Tree Drop Off In Glenwood Springs is Available Through January 31st
- Garfield County Libraries Closed for New Year’s Holiday
- All Garfield County Libraries Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
- Now’s the Time to Return Library Materials
Brett Lear, executive director of the Garfield County Libraries, would like to hear from you. We’ll chat about our community, the libraries, and our changing world. This particular event will be held online at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, so BYOC (bring your own coffee) and visit www.gcpld.org/news-and-events and click the event listing to connect to the live Zoom webinar. You can also call 1-669-900-9128 and enter meeting ID 851 1471 2890. In this bilingual event with simultaneous interpretation, you can choose to listen and participate in your preferred language.
Aunti Oni will lead a virtual storytime for our Garfield County Libraries that features stories and songs about the legendary trickster from Ghana, Africa. This adventure takes the little ones into the wonderful, wacky, wise world of Anansi, the original spider man! The event begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 and is free and open to all. With simultaneous interpretation, you can choose to listen in English or Spanish. The event is part of the Winter Reading Challenge. To participate or get more information visit www.gcpld.org/anansi.
Your Garfield County Libraries are hosting a panel of local experts and industry leaders for a special event where you can learn the steps our local energy companies are taking to reduce their impact on climate change as well as what steps consumers can take to save energy and money. This virtual event will begin at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3. With simultaneous interpretation, you can choose to participate in either English or Spanish. Panelists include representatives from Black Hills Energy, CLEER, CORE, Holy Cross Energy, and Xcel Energy. This event is also part of a grant recently secured by your Garfield County Libraries. Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association. Participate in this free panel discussion of the future of energy at www.gcpld.org/resilient.
You’ve collected names and email addresses from customers – now what? Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 9 when Second Street Director of Email Success Tim D’Avis illustrates how to use first party data in your marketing strategy. This event series is free, open to the public, 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. The event will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with simultaneous translation in Spanish. This particular class will be held virtually so BYOB (bring your own breakfast) and visit www.gcpld.org/business to connect to the live Zoom class or watch on YouTube.
Indulge in a chocolatey daze of delectable sweetness when you discover everything there is to know about the smooth, satisfying richness that is irresistible! Learn how to treat yourself the right way. Your mouth loves it, and your body will thank you.
Parents, kids, and nature lovers – read together to discover how our kids can find their voice and be the change they want to see. During this monthly club through the Garfield County Libraries and facilitated by Artemis Ambassador Genevieve Villamizar, we’ll read books from the Gaia Girls series by Lee Welles. Free books are available at each of the six Garfield County Libraries on a first come, first served basis. A book discussion will be held virtually starting at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday in January, February, and March. Get more information and participate at www.gcpld.org/resilient. This event is also part of a grant recently secured by your Garfield County Libraries. Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association.
On the third Tuesday of the month (January through March), stop by any of the Garfield County Libraries to pick up your own free Storytime to Go kit. Toddlers and Preschoolers will have fun with these grab and go storytimes that include a children’s book, craft activity, and printed bilingual storytime guide. Watch the corresponding storytime on Facebook (premiering on the same day) or perform your own at home! First come, first served as supplies are limited. The kits are free as part of the Winter Reading Challenge. For more information visit www.gcpld.org/winter-reading.
Pick up a free take and make kit from your Garfield County Libraries with fun activities each month January through March! These kits include book recommendations and bilingual instructions, and will be available at all six libraries. You can pick up a teen kit on the third Wednesday each month, while the kits for adults will be available on the third Thursdays. Supplies are limited and they are first come, first served. The kits are free as part of the Winter Reading Challenge. For more information visit www.gcpld.org/winter-reading.
Learn why turmeric is called “The Spice of Life.” Acting as a free radical scavenger and supporting healthy inflammatory levels in the body, turmeric supports healthy skin, immune system functioning, joints, and over-all mobility… need we say more?We’ll answer your questions and teach you all about this incredible natural herb.
Your Garfield County Libraries are bringing the Denver Zoo to you with virtual meet and greet events! Learn the animals’ personalities and how zoo staff take care of the different animals during these online behind-the-scenes tours of the Denver Zoo. The first event will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, and the second event will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 6. Space for each event is limited and registration is required. To sign up visit www.gcpld.org or your local library. These events are free as part of the Winter Reading Challenge.