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Meet the Author featuring Larry Rynearson

Learn about the legends of Glenwood Canyon with Larry Rynearson, celebrated local author of “Colorado’s Historic Mountain Passes,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Rynearson will discuss some of the places and events that have shaped our canyon, as told in his second book, “Legends of Glenwood Canyon: a History of Colorado’s Premier River Canyon.” Copies will be available for purchase from the Book Train, followed by a book signing. The event is free and open to the public, with no purchase necessary to attend. For more information call the library at 970-945-5958.

Didgeridoo Down Under

The Garfield County Libraries are kicking off the children’s 2017 Summer Reading Program with Didgeridoo Down Under, a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. Didgeridoo Down Under begins seven weeks of programming held at each of the six libraries. The first events will be on Tuesday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. On Wednesday, June 14, the Silt Branch Library will host at 10:30 a.m., and the New Castle Branch Library will host at 1:30 p.m. Finally on Thursday, June 15, the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. All are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.gcpld.org for more information.

Nature’s Educators

Did you know that many of the characters from the popular Pokemon games were inspired by real animals? During this unique program, learn about the real defense strategies animals use to protect themselves, find shelter and find food. There will be five animal ambassadors present that have “characters” in the Pokemon games/shows. We will discuss natural history, stories, diets, habitats, conservation and more. The first events will be on Tuesday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. On Wednesday, June 21, the Silt Branch Library will host at 10:30 a.m., and the New Castle Branch Library will host at 1:30 p.m. Finally on Thursday, June 22, the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. All are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.gcpld.org for more information.


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