What’s Happening @ Your Library?
Delta County, Colorado, June 26, 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 Closed. Delta County Libraries will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Please visit our website at www.deltalibraries.org for downloadable books, audiobooks, music, magazines, movies and more. Or, come see us in the parades! 10am in Paonia for Cherry Days and 11am in Cedaredge for Celebrate the 4th.
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 is now open. 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.
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
Blast off to the Planets. Kids are invited to Cedaredge Library and together we’ll blast off to the planets! We will learn about the planets, play a “Guess the Planet” game, go outside to “Jump to Jupiter”, watch a weightlessness demo, exercise with “Beans in Space” and create our own “Strange New Planet”. Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00pm.
NASA Made That? Adults are invited to Cedaredge Library to learn about all the surprising inventions we use every day that we can thank NASA for. Enjoy some fun activity sheets and take home your own moon sand! June 25 through 28 during library hours.
Teen Jeopardy: A Universe of Stories. Teens are invited to Cedaredge Library to explore a universe of knowledge! If you have an interest in astronomy, space-themed movies, or space-themed books, this event is for you! Test your knowledge of the universe in this space-themed Jeopardy game: A Universe of Stories. Teens will compete against each other in a round of Jeopardy, answering questions on topics as far flung as the furthest planets in the universe. Snacks will be provided for all participants and prizes for those who can decode our clues! Wednesday, July 11 at 3:00pm.
Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk®. The June StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail is Moongame by award-winning author and illustrator Frank Asch. One night, Moonbear decides to play hide-and-seek with the moon. When it’s Moonbear’s turn to hide, the moon finds him every time. But when the moon ducks behind a cloud and doesn’t come out, Moonbear gets worried. Is the moon lost forever? 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.
Moon Phase Viewer Maker Space. Kids are invited to Cedaredge Library to make their own Moon Phase Viewer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! All supplies provided. All month long in June 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.
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.
Cookie Moon. Kids are invited to Crawford Library to learn about the different phases of the moon using cookies. All supplies provided. Friday, June 28 at 2:00pm.
Crawford State Park StoryWalk®. The June-July StoryWalk® book on the trail at Crawford State Park is The Berenstain Bears: Gone Fishin’ by Mike Berenstain. Papa can’t wait to use his fancy new gear on a fishing trip with his cubs. But Brother, Sister, and Honey prefer to fish with their bamboo poles and bent pins. Can the cubs’ simple tools be any match for Papa’s shiny new gear? Find out how the story goes on the trail at Crawford State Park. Then, visit Crawford Library for an activity or book related to the story. Contact Crawford Library at 970.399.7783 for more information.
Tech Café. Bring your devices! Bring your questions! Board Trustee, Jess Deegan, 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 first four Wednesdays of every month from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
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 email@example.com or 970.510.0724 to ask your questions or make an appointment.
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.
Jump to Jupiter. Kids are invited to Delta Library to experience how massive space is by jumping the to-scale distance from the sun to Jupiter. Get ready to move, learn, and have some fun! Thursday, June 27 at 10:30am.
Universe Bookmark Maker Space. Adults and teens are invited to Delta Library to make a jeweled bookmark using markers, inks, and various stamps. All supplies and work space provided during library hours July 1 through 6.
Starry Night Art Class. Teens and young adults are invited to Delta Library to learn how to paint a space scene! The class will be taught by locally famous art teacher Roger Hutchison! All supplies will be provided. Tuesday, July 9 at 2:00pm.
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 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.
Summer Book Review. Write a review on a book you’ve read this summer and share it with others! Review slips will be provided at the library during open hours. All month in June and July.
Creature Maker Space. Kids are invited to Delta Library to create a creature with pipe cleaners and pony beads. Put the creature in the sun and find ways to protect it from UV rays. All supplies provided. All month in June during library hours.
Reading Scavenger Hunt. Kids, preschool through 5th grade, are invited to Delta Library to checkout items on the reading list, read the books, and do the outside activity to receive a prize! All scavenger hunt reading hours can also be counted on a reading log to earn a “Universe of Stories” t-shirt. All month in June and July.
Space and Science Book Sale. The Friends of the Delta Library will feature science and space-themed fiction books during the months of June and July in the bookstore at Delta Library. Open 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.
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.
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.
NASA Made That? Adults are invited to Hotchkiss Library to learn about all the surprising inventions we use every day that we can thank NASA for. Enjoy some fun activity sheets and take home your own moon sand! June 24 through 27 during library hours.
Heliocentric Rotations: An Artist’s Journey Through Space. Adults are invited to Hotchkiss Library to embark on a journey through time and space during a presentation of photographs and poetry by Tracy Ihnot. From microscopic atoms and DNA to Pluto, the Kuiper Belt, and beyond, this artistic portrayal of our galaxy, and all of the emotions it evokes, will transport attendees to another place. Following the presentation, Ihnot will lead the group in a space-themed writing exercise with time for a group share. Wednesday, July 10 at 3:00pm.
Space Craft Rocket Launch. Teens are invited to Hotchkiss Library to design and launch a rocket! We all know what happens when you dissolve an Alka-Seltzer tablet in water, but what if we trapped those bubbles and built them up? The answer: a very mild explosion launching them up to 15 feet into the air! Blasting off on Wednesday, July 10 at 3:00pm.
Space-Themed Art Display. Visit the Hotchkiss Library in June and July to view space-themed artwork by Hotchkiss High School students.
Tech Café. Bring your devices! Bring your questions! 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.
Storytime for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers at the Paonia Library. Tuesdays starting at 10:30 am. Contact the Library at 399-7881 for details.
Astronauts and Sunrays. Kids are invited to Paonia Library to make an astronaut and attempt to protect it from harmful sun-rays. All supplies provided. Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30am.
Messages from the Stars. Adults are invited to Paonia Library for a presentation on what the stories in the stars can tell us about ourselves. Long-time astrologer, Mary Reilly, will interpret and share information from the skies above with attendees. Thursday, June 27 at 3:00pm.
Music in the Amphitheater: Oran Mor. Week four of Paonia Library’s summer concert series features musical quartet Oran Mor. Oran Mor is a Scots Gaelic term that means “Big Song.” Tom and Karen Cochran founded Oran Mor, after playing music together in various configurations for over twelve years. Their repertoire features Scottish and Irish music, some of which dates back to the late 1700s, as well as current Celtic music and Americana tunes, with a few originals tossed into the mix. Brendan Cochran provides a percussive flair to the songs and bassist Jonathan Satz adds a new dimension to the music. Locals Eames & Pam Petersen will be featured as guest artists. With instrumentation that includes recorders, Irish whistles, guitars, bass, hand drums, percussion, and beautiful harmonies, this group’s music can transport its listener to an earlier time, or to a happier place. Join us for an evening of music in the amphitheater on Tuesday, July 2 at 6:30pm. Picnic and take out dinners are welcome. The show will move indoors if necessary, so come rain or shine!
Music in the Amphitheater: Bell Creek Band. Week five of Paonia Library’s summer concert series features North Fork Valley’s own, Bell Creek Band. They perform some of your favorite songs from classic rock, blues and country music. The line up has Dave Berry on guitar and vocals, Lenore Cambria on percussion and vocals, and George Hubert Lawhorn is on bass guitar and vocals. During and after this concert Aaron Watson will have telescopes setup for moon and stargazing! Join us for an evening of music in the amphitheater on Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30pm. Picnic and take out dinners are welcome. The show will move indoors if necessary, so come rain or shine!
Astrology in Everyday Life. Bring the entire family to Paonia Library for “Astronomy in Everyday Life,” presented by Aaron Watson. If it is a clear day, participants will meet outside and be able to see the moon rising. using viewing equipment and a camera to capture the scene. If it is cloudy, participants will meet inside and be able to see the moon rising through images. Wednesday, July 10 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
Space-Themed Art Display. Visit the Paonia Library in June and July to view space-themed artwork by Paonia High School students.
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 Thursday in June and July from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
High School Equivalency. For information on High School Equivalency classes or HiSET® testing, please contact Gail at 970.234.7175 or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com for more information.
College Exam Proctoring. Contact Gail at 970.234.7175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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