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Read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, a gripping story of an alternate reality where firemen burn books and people take a backseat to technology. Then join us at the Parachute Branch Library (at our new temporary location) on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss this “incendiary book” which is the focus of the Garfield County Libraries’ 2010 Big Read. The program is free and open to the public. For more information please call 285-9870.

Join us Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for Bedtime Stories at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library. Star storyteller Arlene Kroh will be on hand for a night at the library as we wear pajamas, snuggle with our teddy bears, sip hot cocoa, and enjoy great stories together. For more information please call the library at 963-2889.

Read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, a gripping story of an alternate reality where firemen burn books and people take a backseat to technology. Then join us at the Rifle Branch Library on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this “incendiary book” over delicious, hearty chili. The program is free and open to the public. For more information please call 625-3471.



Join local romance author Autumn Piper for an evening of hot romance talk. Tell others what books get you burning over a delicious, steaming volcano cake. This adult-only event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16th at the Rifle Branch Library. For more information call 625-3471.

The Spanish Book Club will be discussing the Spanish translation of the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury as part of their monthly book club meeting on Tuesday, February 16th at 7 p.m. In addition to the book discussion, participants are encouraged to bring a spicy salsa for all to sample. The book club is held at the Silt Branch Library and is open to anyone interested in participating. Call 876-5500 for more information.



During the month of February if you bring in non-perishable food items to any of the six Garfield County Libraries you will received credit on your library card account. For every item you donate you will receive a $1 credit applied toward overdue fines (not lost materials or fees). All the items donated will be given to the local LIFT-UP. Last February there were 2,386 items collected by the libraries! So, look in your pantry or head to the grocery store and take full advantage of this year’s Food for Fines program. If you have questions please call 625-4270 or stop by your local branch library.

Be a Reading Buddy at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Young readers (kindergarten to third grade) will be paired with older reading buddies (fourth to eighth grades) to practice and develop a love for reading. Reading Buddies will meet at the library at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information or to sign up visit the library or call Pam at 945-5958.

The Garfield County Libraries are partnering with local fire departments to present special firefighter storytimes. Each program will feature the “Little Read” book Fireman Small by Wong Herbert Yee as well as talks from local firefighters. The programs will be held:

• Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Grand Valley Protection District Station 1 in Parachute

For more information please contact your local branch library.


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