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Memorial Day library closure

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal library hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website,, during the closure.

Facebook Basics

New to Facebook? Looking to join? These free and introductory classes will teach you what Facebook is all about, including how to set up an account, how to find family and friends, how to post status updates and photos, and also the gist of basic privacy settings. There will also be time at the end of these classes to ask our tech experts additional questions. Classes will be held on Monday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at the New Castle Branch Library; on Thursday, June 12, at 5 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Saturday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 2 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; on Monday, June 16, at 5 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library; and Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. Bring laptops or mobile devices if you have them. For more information, visit

Tickets now available for 10th annual River Festival and Float 2014

Tickets are now available for Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Annual River Festival and Float on June 7. Spend a morning on the Roaring Fork River with Roaring Fork Conservancy ambassadors experiencing the river firsthand. Then join the River Stewards at the River Festival complete with a cook-out, live music by the Powderhounds, release of Roaring Fork Beer Co. 1% for the Fork program with their Slaughterhouse Lager, and a chance to try out new boats and fly rods from local outfitter shops. Kids over 60 pounds are welcome to join the float with an adult. Rafts and guides will be provided by Blazing Adventures, Blue Sky Adventures and Elk Mountain Adventures. You must purchase tickets online at For more information call Roaring Fork Conservancy at (970) 927-1290.

Calling all performers for the Lit Crawl 2014

The Carbondale Branch Library announces a call for writers, poets and musicians for the first Lit Crawl on Friday, June 6. In partnership with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce/First Friday Committee, the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, the Carbondale Public Arts Commission and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, Lit Crawl 2014 will feature different performers at each of the new CPAC installations and other locations around town beginning at 4:30 p.m. All writers, poets and musicians are welcome. For more information or to sign up for a performance shift of 5-10 minutes, contact: Adriana Pevec Brown at or 970-618-0013, or call the library at 970-963-2889.

Civil War Discussion Series

The Rifle Branch Library is offering a free five-week course on the American Civil War on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. in June as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program. Sarah Swedburg, Ph.D, Associate Professor of American History at Colorado Mesa University, will provide background lectures and lead conversation. There are three books that will be read and discussed during this series. Participation is limited to 20, and registration is required. Stop in the branch or call 970-625-3471 to reserve your spot.

Machine Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine with Joan Musick

The Rifle Branch Library is teaming with Anvil Points Quilt Guild to bring in Colorado Springs quilter Joan Musick to the Rifle Branch Library at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3. Joan Musick made her first quilt in 1980 and has been an avid quilter ever since. Joan will demonstrate machine quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine. She will finish her presentation with a quilt show featuring 30 years of her own quilts. A free lunch will be provided courtesy of Anvil Points Quilt Guild. Call Anvil Points Quilt Guild at 970-948-5585 to register for this free demo and trunk show. Or call the library at 970-625-3471 for more information.

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