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Participate in Summer Reading programs

Ben Roy he discusses the transfer of energy with his demonstration of fire during his Science Showcase children's event at the Rifle Branch Library in June.
Emily Hisel / Garfield County Libraries |

This summer, families have flooded into the libraries throughout Garfield County to cool off, grab a good book, and even enjoy an event or two. We are pleased to say we have already logged well over 5,000 completed reading logs by more than 4,400 participants. If you haven’t yet registered for this year’s Summer Reading Program, don’t worry. The program last through July 26, so visit your library and sign up today.

Do you want more good news? There are still plenty more exciting events in July, including:

Murder Mystery at the Library

Teens are invited to the library to put their forensic skills to the test. Upon arrival, participants will learn details of a murder mystery crime and be taught techniques to solve it. Snacks will be provided. This Teen Summer Reading event will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the New Castle Branch Library.

Monday Movie Night

We will be showing the 2013 release of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” (PG-13) at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, at the Rifle Branch Library. Relax, snack, watch the movie, then read the book.

Aman Sircus Yo-Yo Master

Prepare to be amazed by Aman Sircus in a way you have never experienced before. Aman will perform using yo-yos and other skill toys, while adding a new-age twist to old tricks alongside electronic music. These Teen Summer Reading events will be held on Tuesday, July 8, at the Rifle Branch Library and 4 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library; and on Thursday, July 10, at 1 p.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 4 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library.

Professor Proton’s Science Show

Professor Proton will amaze and enlighten you with his interactive science show. Come learn about force, motion, electricity and more from this crazy mad scientist as part of the Summer Reading Program for children. These free programs will be held on Tuesday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; and Thursday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library.

Singing Bowls and Meditation

Tibetan Singing Bowls are used to clear the chatter of the mind and lower your brain waves to a more relaxed state, which can aid meditation. Meditation begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Silt Branch Library. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Family Movie Night: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”

Ever wonder what it would be like if your parent was a crazy scientist? Bring the whole family to the New Castle Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, to watch the hilarious film of an experiment gone wrong.

How to Homebrew Root Beer

Local Homebrew artist Jeremy West will be teaching how to make root beer, and participants will enjoy a tasting. The Rifle Branch Library will be open late for this special Adult Summer Reading MADlab event at 6 p.m. Friday, July 11.

Monday Movie Night

We will be showing “Saving Mr. Banks” (PG-13) at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the Rifle Branch Library. Relax, snack, watch the movie, then read the book.

Denver Zoo

Join the Denver Zoo to explore the fascinating world of the Animal Kingdom. Participants will help Denver Zoo staff classify their critters through observations of unique characteristics that allow scientist to place animals into groups. These events will be held on Tuesday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; and Thursday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library.

eReader Summer Camp

Attend our free class from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, July 18, at the New Castle Branch Library and we will teach you how to get the most out of your eReader device. Whether you have a specific question or need a general overview, there will be something for you to learn. All eReading devices are welcome. Class space limited to 8 participants. To reserve your spot, stop in the branch or call 970-984-2346.

Do it Yourself Dubstep

These one-hour iPad composing seminars will consist of guided instruction and free reign on the GCPLD TabLab iPads. Teens will create a dubstep/techno/trance/dance piece and will receive a crash course in the program Garage Band. Finished products will be exported and emailed to participants. These events will be held on Tuesday, July 22, at 1 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 4 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library; and on Thursday, July 24, at 1 p.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 4 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library.

Pint Size Polkas

Educational for the little ones, and highly entertaining for all ages, Pint Size Polkas is a guaranteed good time for the whole family. These Summer Reading events for children will be held on Tuesday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; and on Thursday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library.

For more information about any of these events visit http://www.gcpld.org.


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