Library Happenings |

Library Happenings

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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 Glenwood Springs Branch Library invites all tweens age 9-12 to the Tween Book Club on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 4 p.m. to discuss “The Wednesday Wars” by Gary D. Schmidt. Then on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m., OMG (Our Magnificent Group) will meet to voice opinions, share ideas, and improve the programming and materials in the library. Both meetings are free and open to all tweens who want to have fun at the library.

The 2010 Winter Lecture Series, “Books to Begin a New Decade,” kicks off Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The first program, “From Redstone to Ludlow: John Cleveland Osgood’s Struggle Against the United Mine Workers of America,” features local author F. Darrell Munsell as he examines Osgood’s role in the early days of mining in Colorado. As an organizer of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co., he was the UMWA’s most formidable foe in its efforts to organize workers in the Colorado coalfields. His approach to the threat of unionism ran the gamut from “The Redstone Experiment,” a model company town, to the Ludlow tent colony and its subsequent massacre at the hands of armed guards paid for by Osgood. Munsell is professor emeritus at West Texas A&M University and former president of the Redstone Historical Society. The Winter Lecture Series is presented by the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library and the Frontier Historical Society. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information please call 945-5958.

The Garfield County Libraries will present acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow at the Silt Branch Library on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m., and also at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Friday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. Barlow’s expressive arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels, and hauntingly beautiful airs have been described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.Jerry Barlow is a warm, accessible performer and storyteller. His unique and skillfully delivered repertoire incorporates favorite traditional pieces and his own compositions. For centuries, Celtic melodies have been played primarily on the harp, flute, pennywhistle and fiddle. More recently, innovative guitarists have developed methods of playing this enchanting music utilizing alternate tunings combined with fingerstyle techniques. In concert, Jerry brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor and legends behind the music.Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information please call the Silt Branch Library at 876-5500 or the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 945-5958.

Local photographer Scott Pope will continue his journey through the wonderful world of digital photography with the Digital Camera Club. Join in the discussions on lighting, focus, color, angles, lenses, software, and all aspects of turning a photo into art. The club will meet at the New Castle Branch Library on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. Please remember your camera and recent photos (either printed or stored).

Looking for some video gaming challenges and other players to share the fun? Then you should join the Teen Video Game Club at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Simply bring your favorite video games or game systems to the library on Saturday, Jan. 16, between 1 and 4 p.m. Play games with others who enjoy them as much as you do. The library’s Wii video games will also be available – just be ready to play.

School’s out Monday, Jan. 18, so bring a friend or two to the New Castle Branch Library at 1 p.m. for an afternoon of Wii Sports and board games. All ages are welcome, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Please preregister early for the Wii games by stopping by the library or calling 984-2346. The first to sign up will be the first to play.

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