Upcoming events at the libraries
Events for Children and Families
Movie Matinee, Gaming & Lunch!
During the summer, join us at the Carbondale Branch Library for family movie matinees at noon every Monday, and gaming with iPads and the Wii from noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday. Free lunch is provided during both events for anyone 18 and under. These events are offered in partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies as part of the Summer Food Service Program.
Jeff & Paige
Boulder educators and musicians Jeff and Paige will present a live, nature-themed concert for kids. Expect action-packed musical education, science-based songs and skits, quick costume changes, a mystery critter, and lots of audience participation. These free concerts will be held on Tuesday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Wednesday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; and on Thursday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library.
Apple Tree Summer Reading Program
The New Castle Branch Library invites children of all ages in Apple Tree to join us in the park for stories, activities and crafts. We will meet every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. beginning June 11 and running through July 23. This free program is part of the Summer Reading Program and is open to all ages.
Events for Teens
Unmask the Robots: Explore!
In this Summer Reading Program for fifth- through 12th-graders, participants will explore different robots and how to write code for them. You can learn about how three different types of robots are built and programmed. Robots include Spheros, Finches and LEGOs. These free programs will be held on Tuesday, June 9, at 1 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 4 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library; on Wednesday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library; and on Thursday, June 11, at 1 p.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 4 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library.
Teens are invited to learn about geocaching, the “anytime, anywhere, real-world adventure” that uses GPS coordinates to search for hidden objects. Geocaching 101 will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. Come try your hand at searching for a local geocache.
Events for Adults
Art Around Town Opening Reception
Join us at the Rifle Branch Library at 5 p.m. Friday, June 5, for the opening reception of Art Around Town. Presented by the Bookcliffs Arts Council, artists will be present during the reception to share information about their work and art techniques. Rotating art pieces will be on display at the library during the summer months.
Tabletop Game Night
Come to the Rifle Branch Library every Wednesday night through July to enjoy our Tabletop Game Night. Meet other board game enthusiasts and try out a new game or two. Sponsored by Booker’s Board Games. All ages are welcome.
For more information about any of these events visit your local Garfield County Library, or go to http://www.gcpld.org.
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