What’s happening at the libraries
International Games Day at your library
Join the Parachute Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, for fantasy-based boards games featuring Carcassonne, Shadows Over Camelot, Dominion and Forbidden Island. Or, join the New Castle Branch Library from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, for board games, Wii games and card games. These events are free and open to the public.
Libraries closing for Thanksgiving holiday
All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closing early on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in celebration of Thanksgiving. The libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. You can still browse and request books, movies and more on our website, http://www.gcpld.org, during the closure. Thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful holiday.
‘Nothing Short of Dying,’ author Erik Storey
Join Western Slope author Erik Storey as he presents his debut novel, “Nothing Short of Dying,” a hard-boiled crime thriller set in the city of Rifle. Storey will be at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, and at the Rifle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Copies of the novel will be available for signing and purchase. For more information about these free events visit http://www.gcpld.org.
Keeping it private on the wild, wild web
Internet security is important and what you may not know can hurt you. At 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Silt Branch Library you can learn how to find your digital footprint, get tips for keeping your identity secure, and how to avoid phishing, pharming, spam and other scams. Bring your computer or borrow one from the library to follow along with this free, hands-on Community Education Network event. Register in advance at the library or by calling 970-876-5500.
‘Eyes on the Prize,’ A movie series
The Carbondale Branch Library, in partnership with the Mount Sopris Historical Society, is showing the six part PBS documentary “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965.” This series will continue at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, with episodes three “Ain’t Scared of Your Jails” and four “No Easy Walk.” The series will conclude on Saturday, Jan. 14, with episodes five “Mississippi: Is this America?” and six “Bridge to Freedom.” All showings are free and open to the public, with popcorn served. For more information call 970-963-2889.
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