Delta County Libraries: August 2018

What’s Happening @ Your Library?

Delta County, Colorado, August 1, 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.

Seeking Submissions for Harvest of Voices. The Paonia Literary Committee is seeking original works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction for the 2018 Harvest of Voices performance during Mountain Harvest Festival. Winning submissions will be read by the writer the evening of September 27 at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. The performance will be live-streamed to The Paradise Theatre. The submission deadline is August 31, 2018. For more information and submission guidelines, please call the Blue Sage Center for the Arts at 970.527.7243 or visit 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.

Book Talk and Signing with Carolyn White. Local author Carolyn White will present her book, Bricks Underneath a Hoop Skirt, and have copies available for purchase and signing. She will present on publishing tips for aspiring authors and provide book giveaways and handouts on the top 12 publishing tools. Wednesday, August 15 at 5:30pm. Call 399.7674 for more information.

Sunflower Maker Space. Bring the entire family to the Cedaredge Library to create beautiful sunflower crafts at the maker station. All month in August during library hours.

Tech Café. Bring your devices! Bring your questions! Staff at Cedaredge Library will help you clear up your confusion with technology. From smartphones and laptops to tablets and computers, our resident techies will do their best to get you going! The second and fourth Fridays of every month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

August StoryWalk®. The August StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail is There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent. When Billy Bixbee finds a tiny dragon in his bedroom, his mom tells him, “There’s no such thing as a dragon!” This only makes the dragon get bigger. He grows, and grows, and grows, until he’s bigger than Billy’s house—and that’s just the beginning! Find out how the story goes on the Surface Creek Trail in August. 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 Café. Bring your devices! Bring your questions! Staff at Cedaredge Library will help you clear up your confusion with technology. From smartphones and laptops to tablets and computers, our resident techies will do their best to get you going! The second and fourth Fridays of every month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm starting in August.

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.

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.

Quilt Display. There is an informational display on quilting set up at Crawford Library during the month of August. The display includes information on quilting methods and construction along with examples of different styles of quilts.

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.

Delta Book Club. Join the Delta Book Club! This month we will be discussing The Churchills: In Love and War by Mary S. Lovell. Saturday, August 4 at 1:00pm.
Tech Information Station. Delta Library offers an open tech information station in the conference room for all ages and skill levels to seek technical assistance with computers and tablets. Attendees will also receive an introduction to utilizing library databases for online classes. Monday, August 6 at 4:00pm.

Back to School Scavenger Hunt. Kids are invited to Delta Library to embark on a scavenger hunt in the children’s area to find objects that are used at school. All month in August during library hours.
Bookmark Maker Space. Teens are invited to Delta Library to make bookmarks at the maker station. All month in August during library hours. All supplies provided.

Craft Stick Catapult Maker Space. Kids are invited to Delta Library to build a catapult using craft sticks and rubber bands. Catapult a pom-pom and see how far it goes! All month in August during library hours. All supplies provided.

Teen Game Night. Teens are invited to Delta Library every Wednesday night at 4:00pm for board games and card games in the teen area.

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.

School Supply Drive. Hotchkiss Library is hosting a school supply drive to benefit local schools. Drop off supplies in August during library hours and help support area youth! All supplies will be donated to Hotchkiss schools. Call 399.7781 for more information.

Parade Float Decoration Party. Teens are invited to Hotchkiss Library to help decorate the parade float for the Delta County Fair parade! Wednesday, August 1 at 2:00pm.

Delta County Fair Parade. Patrons are invited to join Hotchkiss Library staff and walk in the Delta County Fair Parade! Saturday, August 11. Please arrive by 9:15am. Parade starts at 10:00am. Call Hotchkiss Library at 399.7781 for more information.

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.

Rock Band for Teens. Teens are invited to Paonia Library to play Rock Band, Mario, and other fun Wii games. Best-dressed rockers win a prize! Friday, August 3 at 2:00pm.

The Sixth Extinction. Environmental scientist Robin Smith will show amazing wildlife photographs and talk about “The Sixth Extinction”– and what we can do to protect our remaining wildlife. Tuesday, August 7 at 6:00pm.

The Earth Beneath Our Feet: Elephant Hill Guided Geology Hike. Have you ever heard of Elephant Hill? Have you ever been there? Join local legend, Dr. Noe, for a hike to the crest of one of the region’s hidden gems! Elephant Hill rises to an elevation of 7056 feet, and is perched above Minnesota Creek on the lower flank of Mt. Lamborn. Hikers will be treated to sublime views of the Minnesota Creek valley, Jumbo Mountain, the town of Paonia, Lamborn and Stewart Mesas, and the peaks of the northwestern West Elk Mountains. It is truly a different perspective! Co-sponsored by Delta County Libraries and Western Slope Conservation Center. Space is limited and sign up is required. Saturday, August 18 from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Contact Paonia Library at 399.7881 or visit deltalibraries.org for more information and to sign up.

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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