Delta County Library Events: May 2019

What’s Happening @ Your Library?

 Delta County, Colorado, May 1, 2019—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.

 

Delta County Libraries Open at Noon. Delta County Libraries will open at noon on Thursday, May 2.  We will be closed in the morning for an all-staff training.  Please visit our website at www.deltalibraries.org for downloadable books, audiobooks, music, magazines, movies and more!

 

Launch to New Heights this Summer!  Delta County Libraries presents the 2019 Summer Reading Program “A Universe of Stories.” Children, teens, and adults are invited to join us for a summer of space-themed stories, activities, games, and presentations.  Track your reading to win a t-shirt, gift certificate, book or another prize.  All kids who complete the program will receive a free t-shirt.  Registration opens Monday, May 20.  Register in-person at your local library or online at www.deltalibraries.org.  Thanks to our major sponsors, Kiwanis International and Walmart, along with generous community support, no registration fees apply.

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

“I Was an Agent for the CBI.”  Friends of the Cedaredge Library present “I Was an Agent for the CBI.”  Curt Williams will discuss the changes he has seen in law enforcement in the past 40 years as a Denver policeman and investigator with Colorado Bureau of Investigation.  Thursday, May 9 at 2:00pm.

Voices of the Western Slope: Water 103. “Introduction to Water in the Surface Creek Valley” is a four-part series that brings together representatives from various water agencies to discuss pertinent topics regarding water use in the Surface Creek Valley.  The third presentation in this series will focus on decrees, their benefits, and who owns them.  Join us at the beautiful Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00pm for “Introduction to Water in the Surface Creek Valley: Water 103.”

Voices of the Western Slope: Mosasaur Discovery.  Gary Thompson and Joshua Lively will present “Mosasaur Discovery,” a first-hand account of the discovery of the fossilized remains of a 35-ft mosasaur near Cedaredge, CO.  Thompson discovered the remains in 1975 as a fifteen-year-old boy and Lively, a grad student from the University of Texas, has studied the remains.  Thompson and Lively will tell their unique stories and share interesting information about the mosasaur.  In addition, Rob Gaston of Gaston Designs in Fruita will bring castings of the skeleton for attendees to view. Join us at the beautiful Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center on Thursday, May 14 at 7:00pm for “Mosasaur Discovery.” There is a recommended donation of $10 at the door to cover presentation costs. For more information, contact Cedaredge Library at 399.7674 or Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center at 856.9195.

Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk®. The May StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail is Good Trick Walking Stick by Sheri M. Bestor.  Walking sticks are among the world’s most fascinating insects. And one many children can find right in their backyards! With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, and colorful illustrations, this scientific look at a walking stick’s life-cycle will captivate budding entomologists.  Find out how the story goes on the Surface Creek Trail!  Then, visit the Cedaredge Library for a craft related to the story.  Contact Cedaredge Library at 970.399.7674 for more information.

Bug Catcher Maker Space.  Kids are invited to Cedaredge Library to make a bug catcher. Visit the Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk® first and read the story Good Trick Walking Stick while walking the trail. Then come to the library to make a bug catcher!  All supplies provided.  All month long in May during library hours.

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.

Digging Your Roots Genealogy Group.  If you have a nagging curiosity about your family’s beginning or a family legend you have always wanted to prove, then join the “Digging Your Roots” genealogy group at Cedaredge Library.  We can help you get a start on research and assist you in tracking down that family legend! The Cedaredge genealogy group meets the first Friday of every month September through June from 10:30am to 12:00pm.  The May meeting features “The Family Tree Maker” with presenter Greg Hart.  Friday, May 3 at 10:30am at Cedaredge Library.

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.

Trustee Talk Time.  Do you like your library?  Do you have suggestions for improvement?  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.

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.

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 research and classes. Thursday, May 2 at 4:00pm and Thursday, May 16 at 11:00am.

Youth Writers Club.  Teens are invited to Delta Library to share ideas and write!  All skill levels and interest areas are welcome.  Participants may choose to hand-write or type their work.  Tuesday, May 7 at 4:00pm.

Delta Friends Meeting.  Friends of the Delta Library meet the second Tuesday of every month at 3:00pm at Delta Library.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Sweitzer Lake StoryWalk®   The May-June story at Sweitzer Lake State Park is Penguinaut! written by Marcie Colleen and illustrated by Emma Yarlett.  Orville lives at the zoo, surrounded by animal pals who go on exciting adventures. A hang-gliding rhino! A deep-sea diving giraffe! Orville struggles to keep up, until one day he concocts an adventure all his own: build a spaceship and fly to the moon all by himself. Can one tiny penguin get there alone?  Find out how the story goes on the Sweitzer Lake trail in May and June.  Then, stop by the library for an activity related to the story.  Contact Delta Library at 970.874.9630 for more information.

Build a Robot Maker Space.  Kids are invited to the Delta Library to create a “wacky” robot to send to outer space.  All supplies provided.  All month long in May during library hours.

UFO Scavenger Hunt.  Kids are invited to Delta Library to search the children’s area for UFOs with book character pilots.  Test your knowledge by matching the pilot with their book titles!  All month in May during library hours.

Spring Book Sale.  Friends of the Delta Library will feature cookbooks, gardening, religious, and spiritual books during the months of April and May in the bookstore at Delta Library during library hours.

Council of Teens. Calling all teens! Do you want to have a say in what goes on in the library?  Do you want to help choose the books we purchase? Join the Delta Library Council of Teens! The Council of Teens will help plan programs and activities as well as come up with books to add to the teen collection!  Meets every Monday at 4:00pm.

Genealogy 1-on-1.  Research your family history at Delta Library!  The Delta genealogy group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:00pm.

Talk & Tangle Yarn.  Are you interested in knitting or crocheting? Then this group is for you! Whether you have beginner, intermediate or advanced skills, you can join these weekly meetings to visit, share ideas and patterns, and have some fun! Anyone is welcome to join. Every Monday at 4:00pm.  Call the Delta Library at 874.9630 for more information on this group.

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.

Scree Free Activities Maker Space.  Kids are invited to Hotchkiss Library during the month of May for screen free activities that encourage literacy skills and reading.  Self-guided activities and take-home resources will be available all month long in celebration of Screen Free Week.

Hotchkiss Book Club.  Join the Hotchkiss Book Club!  This month, the Hotchkiss Book Club will be discussing “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Thursday, May 16 at 2:00pm.

Tech Café.  Hotchkiss Library offers an open Tech Cafe for all ages and skill levels to seek tech assistance with computers, tablets and phones. The first and third Mondays every month from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Knitting Group.  Do you knit or crochet?  Join us for ideas, help, and good company the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 10:30 AM.  Anyone is welcome to join!  Contact Hotchkiss Library for more information at 399.7781.

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.

Memoir Writing with Yuri Chicovsky.  Learn how to turn your memories into shareable stories!  Participants will explore the craft of memoir writing in a friendly and supportive environment.  All ages are welcome and no writing background is required to attend.  Come and tell your tales!  This 6-week series meets every Wednesday, April 3 through May 8, at 10:00am at Paonia Library.  Presented by Delta County Libraries and A Little Help.  Contact Paonia Library for more information at 970.399.7881.

May Day Celebration in Song.  Paonia Library presents a free May Day concert with singer-songwriter Ellen Stapenhorst. Ellen’s music will open your heart and lift your voice in an audience sing-along in celebration of May Day.  Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00pm.

Tech Café.  Paonia Library offers an open Tech Cafe in the Community Room for all ages and skill levels to seek tech assistance with computers, tablets and phones. Every Wednesday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Star Wars Scavenger Hunt.  Kids are invited to Paonia Library to search the children’s area for their favorite Star Wars characters.  Find them all and get a prize!  All month long in May during library hours.

Literacy Program

High School Equivalency.  For information on High School Equivalency classes or HiSET® testing, please contact Gail at 970.234.7175 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 and a multi-level group meets at Delta Library Monday and Wednesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Contact Danielle at dcarre@deltalibraries.org for more information.

College Exam Proctoring.  Contact Gail at 970.234.7175 or gsrebnik@deltalibraries.org.

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

 

 

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