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Look for the Library District’s new newsletter

Emily Hisel
Garfield County Public Library District

With the new year comes a new way to connect with your local libraries. January will see the introduction of a new quarterly newsletter, “Page by Page,” filled with all sorts of news and events. In addition to weekly storytimes for children, there are over 80 events listed in the first edition of the newsletter. You can find out about our new basic computer classes, teen video gaming, and when the popular Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow will be performing again for the libraries.

Inside the newsletter you can read about The Big Read, a community-wide reading program. The Big Read will focus on the book, The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett. The library district will begin distributing The Maltese Falcon books in January to read, enjoy, and return. The audio book and Spanish versions are also available to check out at all six of the libraries. You can even take home the 1941 black and white movie starring Humphrey Bogart.

During the month of March, each of the six library branches will host programs associated with The Big Read. For example, you can find book discussions, movie screenings, and in Rifle you can watch while the fedora-wearing private eye Nick Noir tries to piece together who is the murderous villain in the play, “Death by Chocolate.”

You will find an update on the building projects in the newsletter. The library district is committed to keeping all six communities informed about the status of each library’s building project. Furthermore, the library district is committed to listening to community input and designing spaces the communities will benefit from, and enjoy for years to come.

The newsletter will be available in January at each of the six Garfield County libraries, on our web site http://www.garfieldlibraries.org, and found at venues throughout the valley.

If you would like to be on our newsletter mailing list, give your name and address to a staff member at any branch, or you can follow a link which will soon be appearing on the main page of our web site. You can choose to receive the newsletter in the mail or by e-mail.

Your local libraries are focusing on bringing you a better selection of books, DVDs, audio books, CDs, and magazines. We are also striving to create a wide range of quality programming for our communities. This newsletter is designed to connect all the wonderful things which are going on at the library with you and your family.

We hope you enjoy this new publication, and look forward to seeing you at the libraries!

Emily Hisel is the outreach coordinator Garfield County Public Library District

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