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What’s happening at the libraries

The owl is one of the animal ambassadors that Nature's Educators might bring to the libraries.
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Build a Better World with the 2017 Summer Reading Program

Join the Garfield County Libraries as we kick off this year’s Summer Reading Program which begins June 5 and runs through July 29. This year will feature magic, storytellers, singing and dancing, and fun for the whole family all summer long.

Register at any of the six Garfield County Libraries beginning June 5. While some events are listed below, visit our website (www.gcpld.org) for details and the full calendar of events.

Didgeridoo Down Under

The Garfield County Libraries are kicking off the children’s 2017 Summer Reading Program with Didgeridoo Down Under, a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound.

Didgeridoo Down Under begins seven weeks of children’s programming held at each of the six libraries. The first events will be on Tuesday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. On Wednesday, June 14, the Silt Branch Library will host at 10:30 a.m., and the New Castle Branch Library will host at 1:30 p.m. Finally on Thursday, June 15, the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library.

Duct Tape Creations

Teens are invited to the libraries to see what you can create with duct tape. Flowers, wallets, bracelets — it’s up to you and your imagination.

The first event will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Parachute Branch Library followed by the Carbondale Branch Library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, and the Silt Branch Library at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Then at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, will be at the Rifle Branch Library, Wednesday, June 28, will be at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, and Thursday, July 13, will be at the New Castle Branch Library.

Toy Hacking for Teens

Disassemble and reassemble toys to create a monster, masterpiece or something in between.

Then take it home or give it to a friend. Join us at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 15, in New Castle, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, in Parachute, at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in Silt, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in Carbondale, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, in Rifle, or at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, in Glenwood Springs.

Nature’s Educators

Did you know that many of the characters from the popular Pokemon games were inspired by real animals? During this unique program, learn about the real defense strategies animals use to protect themselves, find shelter and find food. There will be five animal ambassadors present that have “characters” in the Pokemon games/shows. We will discuss natural history, stories, diets, habitats, conservation and more.

The first events will be on Tuesday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. On Wednesday, June 21, the Silt Branch Library will host at 10:30 a.m., and the New Castle Branch Library will host at 1:30 p.m. Finally on Thursday, June 22, the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library.

Color the Earth with Beth Epley

Get ready to wiggle your way around the world as we explore ways to make ourselves stronger while benefiting our planet and communities. These action-packed presentations include stories, silly songs and lots of giggles.

The first events will be on Tuesday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. On Wednesday, June 28, the Silt Branch Library will host at 10:30 a.m., and the New Castle Branch Library will host at 1:30 p.m. Finally on Thursday, June 29, the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library.


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