Delta County Libraries: July 2018

What’s Happening @ Your Library?

 

Delta County, Colorado, July 11, 2018—Delta County Libraries offers many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

Trustee Talk Time.  Do you like your library?  Do you have suggestions for improvement?  Do you know about the Tax Payers Bill of Rights (TABOR) and the Gallagher Amendment?  Do you understand the effect this legislation has on your support of public institutions? Do you know how the library is funded?  Are you frustrated with your library?  Talk to Trustee Jess Deegan, Delta County Libraries Board of Trustees, Crawford Representative!  Deegan will be available on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at Crawford Library from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.  If this time does not work for you, contact Deegan at jdeegan@deltalibraries.org or 970.510.0724 to ask your questions or make an appointment.

Cedaredge

Storytime for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers at the Cedaredge Library. Thursdays starting at 10:30am. Parents and Tots are invited to participate in a reading time together. Contact the Library at 399-7674 for details

Invent and Create Instruments Maker Space.  Kids are invited to Cedaredge Library to use everyday materials to invent and make an instrument.  Transform coffee cans, juice containers, pop bottles, toilet paper rolls, rubber bands, and more into a musical masterpiece!  All supplies provided.  July 10 through 14 during library hours.

Book Talk and Signing with Joseph Colwell.  Local author Joseph Colwell will read from and be available to sign his new books, Sands of Time and Tales of Ravens Nest.  Refreshments will be served.  Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30pm.

Garage Band 101.  Teens are invited to Cedaredge Library to learn the basics of Garage Band, a program that lets you turn your computer into a recording studio!  Whether recording a performance or building a song from scratch, Garage Band is a great way to be introduced to musical production.  Thursday, July 12 at 2:00pm.

Bringing Books to Life Through Song.  David Starr brings his grandfather, Fred Starr’s, novel Of What Was, Nothing is Left to life during this unique performance at Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center.   David will speak about and perform songs inspired by the novel.  Thursday, July 12 at 7:00pm.  Call the library at 399.7674 for more information.

Cedaredge Library CLOSED for Celebrate Cedaredge.  Celebrate Cedaredge with the Library!  Visit our booth at Cedaredge Town Park for patriotic songs, games, and crafts!  Learn about the Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk®, weekly storytimes, and other valuable library resources, from your friendly neighborhood librarians! Apply for a library card if you don’t already have one: if you do have one, bring a friend and we will help them get a card!  Best of all, support your library and your community by celebrating Cedaredge! In collaboration with The Town of Cedaredge and the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce.  Saturday, July 14 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the park.  Call the library at 399.7674 for more information.

Blackout Poetry Maker Space.  Teens are invited to Cedaredge Library to try blackout poetry!  Blackout poetry, also known as erasure, is the process of taking pages from discarded books and “blacking out” sections on the page to create a line of prose with the remaining words.  You never know what you will end up with when you pick up a page and begin connecting words!  July 17 through the 21 during library hours.

Ute Bear Dance and Instruments. Kids are invited to Cedaredge Library to learn about the Ute Bear Dance.  Participants will make handmade rattles and then dance the Bear Dance!  Thursday, July 19 at 2:00pm.

Fly Fishing 101.  The Nature Connection is offering a Fly Fishing 101 program for 6th -8th graders out of their gear hub at Cedaredge Library! David Holt, Cedaredge resident and fly fishing master, will teach the introductory class. Participants will meet at Cedaredge Library at 9:30am on Friday, July 27 and then head up to the Grand Mesa for a two-hour workshop. A $5 registration fee includes fishing gear and transportation from the library. Registration is required for this class, no later than July 20. Comfortable outdoor clothing and hiking/tennis shoes are a must. Bring your own water, sunscreen, sun hat, snacks and bug spray!  Call Cedaredge Library at 399.7674 for more information. Register in-person at Cedaredge Library by July 20.

Summer Reading Finale: Popsicle Party!  Bring the entire family to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with popsicles, games, and more!  Be prepared to get wet in water balloon games.  Thursday, July 26 at 2:00pm at Cedaredge Town Park.

July StoryWalk®. The July StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail is America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates, illustrated by Chris Gall. From his unique perspective as the great, great grandnephew of America the Beautiful writer, Katharine Lee Bates, Chris Gall transforms this beloved patriotic song into monumental work of art. Sing along as you read the StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail in July. Then, visit the Cedaredge Library for activities and a take home craft related to the story.

Crafts Group. Crafters meet every Tuesday at 10:00am to share ideas and show & tell.

Tech Soup Saturday.  Bring your devices and your questions. Our expert “techies” will do their best to answer your questions.  Every Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Genealogy. The Cedaredge Genealogy group will not meet in July or August.  For information about this group, please contact Cedaredge Library at 399.7674.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 7 from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

Crawford

Storytime for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers at the Crawford Library. Stories, games, songs, activities, and crafts for kids 0-5 and their parents or caretakers. Thursdays starting at 10:30am. Contact the Library at 399-7783 for details.

Scavenger Hunt.  Bring the entire family to Crawford Library to embark on a scavenger hunt around town!  Pick up a map of clues during library hours and begin hunting for the mystery items.  July 11 through 14.

Music at the Library.  Bring the entire family to Crawford Library to enjoy piano music and songs by Forrest Eckstein and David Hauze.  Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30am.

Summer Reading Final Party: Piñata and Potluck!  Bring the entire family to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Crawford Library building and the finale of the 2018 Summer Reading Program!  Bring your favorite dish to share.  Tableware and drinks will be provided.  Piñata for the kids!  Thursday, July 26 at 5:30pm at Crawford Library.

Scrapbooking. Join friends at Crawford Library and get you pictures and other treasured items in your scrapbook.  The first Monday of every month at 11:00am.

Tech Help. Librarians will be available to help you with questions and problems about computers or mobile devices. Wednesday through Saturday by appointment. Contact the Library at 399-7783 for details.

Delta

Storytime for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers at the Delta Library. Wednesdays starting at 10:30am. Parents and Tots are invited to participate in a reading time together. Contact the Library at 874-9630 for details.

Music Creatures Maker Space. Kids are invited to Delta Library to create an animal or creature using recycled CD’s.  July 12 through 18 during library hours.

Neon Blackout Poetry. Teens are invited to Delta Library to create neon blackout poetry that will light up the room at the July 26 black light party!  Thursday, June 12 at 2:00pm.

Neon Blackout Poetry Maker Space.  If you missed the program, the corresponding maker space will run July 16 through 21 during library hours.

Read and Dance with Linda Dysart.  Kids are invited to a very special program with the talented and locally famous Linda Dysart!  Linda brings the words of a story to life through dance and music.  Thursday, July 19 at 2:00pm.

Delta Book Club.  Join the Delta Book Club!  This month we will be discussing Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century by Michael Hiltzik.  Saturday, July 21 at 1:00pm.

“Books in a Tent” Book Sale.  The Friends of the Delta Library are hosting a book sale in conjunction with Deltarado Days on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26.  A great selection of books and other materials will be for sale under a tent on the library lawn during library hours.  For more information or to volunteer to help with the sale, please contact the library at 874.9630.

Kids Final Party: Homemade Ice Cream and Water Games!  Celebrate the end of summer reading with homemade ice cream and water balloon games!  Thursday, July 26 at 2:00pm.

Teen Final Party: Black Light Party! Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program at Delta Library with a black light party! Enjoy pizza and games under a black light.  Find out if you are the winner of a final prize drawing!  Thursday, June 26 at 2:00pm.

Music in the Library: Grand Mesa A Capella.  Patrons are invited to Delta Library for a performance of the Delta/Grand Junction Women’s Choir. Saturday, July 28 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the circulation area upstairs.

Genealogy 1-on-1.  The Delta genealogy group will not meet in July or August.  See you again starting in September on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:00pm.

Talk & Tangle Yarn. This is a group of knit and crochet enthusiasts that get together to talk and work on their individual projects. Anyone is welcome. Mondays at 5:30pm.

Hotchkiss

Storytime for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers at the Hotchkiss Library.  Wednesdays starting at 10:30am. Join us for stories, activities, and crafts downstairs in the Hotchkiss Library. Contact the Library at 399-7781 for details.

Musical Instrument Maker Space.  Kids are invited to Hotchkiss Library to make a musical instrument to take home using found and recycled items.  July 9 through 12 during library hours.

Musical Chalk Art for Teens.  It isn’t in the galleries…it’s on the pavement!  Teens are invited to Hotchkiss Library to claim a patch of pavement and create a chalk art masterpiece!  Listen to music and unleash your inner artist.  Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00pm.

LEGO Rock Star Maker Space.  Teens are invited to the Hotchkiss Library to transform an ordinary LEGO character into a LEGO Rock Star!  June 7 through 22 during library hours.  July 16 through 19 during library hours.

Discover Music. Kids are invited to Hotchkiss Library to explore different types of music and music genres. Learn about music from different cultures and time periods. Presented by local musician Andrew Zerr.  Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00pm.

Music in the Library.  Bring the entire family to Hotchkiss Library for an afternoon of live music. Enjoy a diverse line up of musicians featuring a variety of styles and instrumentation. Wednesday, July 18 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Summer Reading Finale: Water Games!  Bring the entire family to the fairgrounds in Hotchkiss to celebrate the end of Summer Reading Program with fun water games!  Don’t forget to turn in your reading log for a free t-shirt!  Wednesday, July 25 at 2:00pm at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss.

Paonia

Storytime for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers at the Paonia Library. Tuesdays starting at 10:30 am. Contact the Library at 399-7881 for details.

Musical Chalk Art Maker Space. Teens are invited to Paonia Library to make musical chalk art!  Select a section of pavement and create your masterpiece.  Watch it grow as other artists add to it.  June 22 through July 13 at Paonia Library.

Musical Mad Lib Maker Space.  Kids are invited to Paonia Library to try out a musical mad lib at the maker station.  June 28 through July 19 during library hours.

Practical Skill and Original Songs for Emotional Health.  Adults and teens are invited to Paonia Library for a fun and experiential presentation of stories, activities & original songs that will teach you mindfulness skills you can use to enhance your life.  Taught by Deborah Spiegel, a trained DBT skills group leader and a certified music, hypno, and clinical therapist.  Wednesday, July 11 at 6:00pm.

Words and Music Maker Space.  Kids are invited to Paonia Library to complete a musical word game at the maker station.  July 12 through 19 during library hours.

Art of Rock Maker Space.  Teens are invited to Paonia Library to create a mock music poster for their favorite band.  July 13 through 27 during library hours.

Go Bananas with Coding.  Teens are invited to Paonia Library to set up, code, and play a piano made of bananas!  Participants can test their knowledge of musical notes and pitches.  All supplies and banana splits provided!  Friday, July 13 at 2:00pm.

Music in the Amphitheater.  Week six of Paonia Library’s summer concert series features folk singer-songwriter Ellen Stapenhorst performing her “Songs of Protest, Songs of Peace”.  Picnic and take out dinners are welcome.  Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30pm.

Music Madness.  Kids are invited to Paonia Library for stories, songs and lots of fun!  Thursday, July 19 at 2:00pm.

Knit Crochet Day.  Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow knitters and crocheters; share projects and browse our library of craft books for use or purchase. Always tea and cookies too!  Saturday, July 21 at 12:00pm.

Music in the Amphitheater. Week seven Paonia Library’s summer concert series features Melanie Jean, joined in the second half by The Scones.  Picnic and take out dinners are welcome.  Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30pm.

Summer Reading Finale: Wet and Wild Party!  Bring the entire family to Paonia Library for an afternoon of fun water games and a popsicle snack!  Thursday, July 26 at 2:00pm.

Tech Café.  Paonia Library will have an open Tech Cafe in the Community Room for all ages and skill levels to seek tech assistance.  Every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

Literacy Program

High School Equivalency.  For information on High School Equivalency classes or HiSET® testing, please contact Gail at 399.7670 or gsrebnik@deltalibraries.org.

ESL Classes. An intermediate to advanced ESL class meets at Delta Family Center Mondays through Thursdays from 12:15pm to 3:00pm.  Contact Danielle at dcarre@deltalibraries.org for more information.  A class for all levels meets at Hotchkiss Library Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Contact Ann at astewart@deltalibraries.org for more information.

Para obtener más información en español, por favor llame a Adriana al 970.874.9630 o por correo electrónico a achavira@deltalibraries.org

 

Distance Learning Program.  Do you need your high school equivalency but are unable to attend classes? Delta County Libraries now has a distance-learning program that offers participants the ability to work from home with an online program to prepare for the test.  Contact Gail at gsrebnik@deltalibraries.org for more information.

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