What’s happening at the libraries
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. Please note that this movie is rated PG.
Spring Lecture Series featuring Roland McCook
The Spring Lecture Series kicks off with a visit from 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.
Art in the Stacks featuring Re-2 Middle School students
Students from Rifle and Riverside Middle Schools will be at the Rifle Branch Library from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, to discuss their stunning original artwork, which will be on display at the library through April 5.
Birdwatching for Beginners
Learn to recognize common Western Slope birds and draw them to your backyard. Participants will also make a hanging feeder. This free Community Education Network class will be presented by Lisa Bracken at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Silt Branch Library. Due to the classroom nature of this series, we ask that children not accompany parents to this event. Register at the library or by calling 970-876-5500.
Meet the author: Lou Dean
The Friends of the Rifle Library present an evening with local author Lou Dean at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Rifle Branch Library. Lou Dean writes with a Western sensibility about overcoming hardship, her connection to animals, and her desire to see people and animals treated with dignity and empathy. Refreshments provided, and books available for purchase and signing.
Young Authors Writing Workshop
The Friends of the Rifle Library present a free writing workshop for middle and high schoolers at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7, at the Rifle Branch Library. This workshop, led by local author Lou Dean, will teach about the writing process and give participants a chance to ask questions of a published author and work on their own stories. Snacks provided.
Meet the author: Nicole Beinstein
Kids and teens are invited to meet local author Nicole Beinstein who will read from her book “The Middle World” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Carbondale Branch Library. This novel, set in both historical and present day Redstone, Colorado, follows 12-year-old neighbors Rose and Kenai as they discover the mystery behind their once celebrated coal-mining town by communicating with local spirits. A ghost-story writing workshop will follow the reading.
Q&A with ACLU Colorado’s executive director
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley will speak about civil liberties and host a community question-and-answer session in the Calaway Community Room at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Carbondale Branch Library. Woodliff-Stanley has been the executive director of ACLU Colorado since 2012, is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, and has a BA from Swarthmore College and master’s degrees from Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of Management. This event is held in partnership with the Mt. Sopris Historical Society.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.gcpld.org.
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