Take a StoryWalk in West Glenwood
A new bilingual book entitled “Marco Flamingo / Marco Flamenco” is now out for all to enjoy at the StoryWalk in Gregory Park (West Glenwood Springs). Marco is a flamingo who becomes curious about winter and experiences the wonders of snow for the first time. StoryWalk is a self-directed learning opportunity that places a children’s story (a deconstructed picture book) with fun activities along a trail or in a park. It provides a way to help build children’s interest in reading and encourage healthy activity in families. Visit the self-guided StoryWalk anytime. Fun literacy and physical activities will keep you and your family warm while reading the book together. Visit gcpld.org/storywalk for more information.
Business and Breakfast: Email Marketing
The Glenwood Springs Branch Library will be hosting a two-part workshop for businesses at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday. Part one of this session, taught by Trent Blizzard, will be an accessible class focused on Email Marketing 101. You’ll learn how to write emails for maximum impact, pitfalls to avoid, and best practices to implement. Part two of this session, taught by Kristen Blizzard, can walk you through how to use MailChimp to take your own email marketing campaigns to the next level. Bring your laptop and access information for your free MailChimp account for this more in-depth portion. For more information about these free sessions, call 970-945-5958.
Ukrainian egg workshops
Jaci Spuhler guides classes through the traditional method of creating a Ukrainian Egg at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the New Castle Branch Library and Saturday, March 25, at the Silt Branch Library. Registration is required, and there is a $4 charge for supplies, which will be provided. Maximum of 10 participants in each class. Ages 14 and up. Visit or call your library at 970-984-2346 or 970-876-5500 to reserve your spot.
Interactive movie: The Princess Bride
Enjoy “The Princess Bride” like never before. Join us at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Carbondale Branch Library to say your favorite lines along with the characters, blow bubbles, fence with your imaginary sword, and more. Props, instructions and snacks provided. Costumes encouraged. Free and open to the public. Please note that this movie is rated PG. For more information, call 970-963-2889.
Spring lecture series featuring Roland McCook
The Spring Lecture Series kicks off with a visit from NACP’s (Native American Cultural Programs) current chairperson, Roland McCook. As the next likely descendant of Chief Ouray and Chipeta, Roland McCook has committed his life to his people. He creates numerous educational opportunities for all who call these places “home” today. We can understand our common shared historical past through his oral traditions. Roland will be begin his lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 970-945-5958.
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