What’s coming up at the libraries
Party in the Park
The library invites all teens to celebrate the Fourth of July with an old-fashioned ice cream social and a game of whiffle ball at Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle (Jasper Ward Avenue and Main Street). Wear your sunscreen and come prepared to have fun. This event will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2.
Libraries closed for Independence Day
All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The Glenwood Springs and Rifle branches will resume normal hours on Sunday, July 5, at 1 p.m. The rest of the libraries will resume normal hours on Monday, July 6, at 10 a.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website, http://www.gcpld.org, during the closure. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
How to Brew Your Own Root Beer
Local homebrew master Jeremy West will demonstrate how to brew your own root beer. This free event is part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, and will take place at the Rifle library at 6 p.m. Monday, July 6.
Africa: A Lifetime Dream Come True
Escape with Betsy Leonard during a presentation on her travels through southern Africa. Betsy will share a short film, photos, funny stories of animals, hot air balloon rides and more. This program will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Parachute Branch Library. For more information, call 970-285-9870.
Join Kate O’Kami for a special participatory storytelling of original and special folktales accompanied by her hilarious and entertaining dancing Limberjack puppets. This show will be presented at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 9, and at the Parachute Branch Library at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 15.
Reiki & Massage Therapy
Interested in finding ways to improve your energy this summer? Join us at Silt Branch Library for a free Reiki and massage therapy workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9. This informative program will be presented by local Reiki master and massage therapist Betts Williams.
Tosho Con: A Fandom Festival
Tweens, teens and adults are invited to join in on the libraries’ own book, comic, movie, TV show, and gaming convention! Come geek out and celebrate your favorite fandoms. Events vary by branch, but include quidditch, LARPing, video games, cosplay contests, appearances by the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers, guest speakers, and more. Costumes are highly encouraged! These events will take place on Tuesday, July 14, at 1 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and at 4 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 15, at noon at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and at 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library; and on Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m. at the Silt Branch Library.
For more information about any of these events visit http://www.gcpld.org or your local Garfield County Library.
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