The Garfield County Libraries will be encouraging the community to read local authors this spring. The libraries will host authors in exhibitions throughout the county as well as feature existing local authors’ books from their collections. Additionally, workshops on writing, publishing and other topics will be held by experts, library technology staff and some of the local authors themselves.
The Garfield County Libraries are seeking local authors interested in sharing their written work with the community. Exhibitions showcasing up to 10 local authors will be held on Saturdays in April at each of the six libraries.
Authors will have the opportunity to participate in exhibitions at up to three branches. At each expo, every author will be given a brief time slot to speak about their written works to the general audience, followed by a meet and greet period. Audience members will have the opportunity to mingle at author booths, discuss authors’ work and writing processes with the authors themselves, as well as purchase books and have them signed. The event will be free to the general public.
Authors living in Garfield and contiguous counties are welcome to apply. Authors writing in all genres and from all age groups will be accepted. Published, self-published and e-published works will be accepted. Applications are available on the library’s website or can be picked up at any of the six branch locations, and must be received by Feb. 15 in order to be considered.
Annual Winter Lecture Series
The first installment of the Annual Winter Lecture Series features a reprise of “Glenwood Springs in 1887” presented by Cindy Hines, the director of the Frontier Historical Society. Come learn more about what life was like in Glenwood Springs during the legendary last days of Doc Holliday. The program will be held at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. It is free and open to the public. The Annual Winter Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Frontier Historical Society and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. It continues on the third Thursday of every month through April. For more information, call 970-945-5958 or 970-945-4448.
Library Book Bags
The Garfield County Libraries are pleased to now be selling book bags for $2 each at all six branches in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Parachute, Rifle and Silt. Proceeds support the libraries, so be kind to the environment while carrying your books in style. For more information, visit www.gcpld.org.
— Lo Pauwels is a special columnist for the Garfield County Public Libraries.