Garfield County Library happenings |

Garfield County Library happenings

Mixed media artist Stanley Bell — this is his piece "One Might Think" — will exhibit his latest work at the Carbondale Branch Library and lecture about his process at 3 p.m. Saturday
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I Just Got This Tech Toy for Christmas, Now What?

Received a new tech toy for Christmas and not quite sure what to do with it? Stop by to receive assistance from our tech experts in setting up and using your new device, as well as downloading eBooks or magazines. Sessions last for 30 minutes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Preregistration is suggested, but not required. Call the library for more information or to reserve your spot. These events will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 5:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library, as well as Saturday, Jan. 17, at noon at the Carbondale Branch Library.

PAWS to Read

Children are invited to practice reading aloud in a fun, stress-free environment with dogs and handlers from Paws to Love. Register today for a 15-minute session with a loveable pooch. These events will be held on the first Monday at the Parachute Branch Library, the second Friday at the Rifle Branch Library, the third Friday at the Silt Branch Library, and the fourth Friday of each month at the New Castle Branch Library. All events begin at noon and require parental permission.

Get Financially Fit

It’s a new year, and now is a great time to get yourself set up financially. A local Alpine Bank representative will be present at the New Castle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, to discuss the different steps you can take to get your finances in order. All are welcome.

Executive Action on Immigration

Immigration attorney Jennifer Smith will provide information on the new immigration programs, as well as the qualifications and evidence required to apply for the programs. We will not provide individual legal advice or answer individual case-specific immigration questions. The presentation will be presented in both English and Spanish at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

Artist Stanley Bell Exhibit & Lecture

Mixed media artist Stanley Bell will exhibit his latest work at the Carbondale Branch Library and lecture about his process. This lecture will be held at the library at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Refreshments will be served. His work draws from a range of sources, including pop culture, graffiti, outsider art, illusion and design.

Karaoke at the Library

Come and sing your favorite tunes! We will have a karaoke machine at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, for some after school fun.

Author Visit & Book Signing: “Touching God”

Brad Tyndall will take you on a journey to far-reaching corners of the world, where he drinks tea with loving Sudanese Muslims, prays in ancient Coptic churches, and whirls with Sufi dervishes in the desert. In seeking the mystical in extraordinary places, he discovers that an intimate relationship with God can be found in known religious practices. Books will be available for purchase. Tyndall’s final library event will be held on at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 , at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

For more information about any of these events call your local library or visit

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