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Get a new library card

The Garfield County Libraries wanted to get new library cards in conjunction with the adoption of a new tagline: Find Your Story. So after creating several possibilities, we conducted a public survey to determine which new library card designs to offer. We had an overwhelming response, and decided to offer 10 different designs that give people plenty of ways to show off the things which make them happy — whether it’s zombies, art, westerns, sci-fi or outdoor adventures.

We are excited to announce these new cards are now available. What’s more, we will be giving them away for free until July 15. Just stop by your local Garfield County Library and trade in your old library card for a shiny new one. If you’ve lost your old card don’t worry — you can also get a new one for free during this time.

While getting your new card, you can also sign up for text notifications. This new services will text you when your books and movies are ready, and if something is due back to the library.

For more information visit your local library or

Author Presentation: Charlotte Graham

Local author Charlotte Graham will be speaking at the Carbondale Branch Library about her new book “Memoirs of a River…Up the Crystal, Volume 2” with a book signing following. The “Up the Crystal” series is about Carbondale’s people, places and history from the Utes to today. Appetizers will be served. This presentation will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 18. For more information, call 970-963-2889.

Thru-Hike of the Colorado Trail: An Author Presentation with Bill Cooke

Bill Cooke, an accomplished backpacker for over 35 years, will present his experience hiking the 486-mile long Colorado Trail in 2011. Hear in detail the challenges of traveling through rapidly changing conditions, as well as the rewards of being surrounded by snowy peaks, wildlife and alpine meadows. This program will be held at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Tai Chi Basics

Join us for an informative presentation from Jean-Bernard Maye and Jennifer Holton, certified instructors of Tai Chi for Health, Arthritis and Fall Prevention. Health benefits include increased muscle strength, greater fitness, correct posture, and integration of body, mind and spirit. This free program will be held at the Parachute Branch Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25. For more information, call 970-285-9870.

Author Talk: Linda Helmich

Local author and artist Linda Gotch Helmich will be at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library to talk about and sign copies of her recently published diary memoir, “Becoming Hulda’s Girls.” The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, with a reception taking place after. An exhibition of Helmich’s paintings will be on display at the library for the month of June. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Fly Tying Techniques

Local fly tying aficionado and avid fly fisherman Dan LeMoine will teach the basics of making your own fly ties. This free program will be held at the Rifle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29. For more information, call 970-625-3471.

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