What’s Happening @ Your Library?
Delta County, Colorado, July 17, 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.
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
Roving Mars with the Rover Family. Bring the entire family to Cedaredge Library for a presentation on Mars and the NASA Rover Family with Brenda Harvey, Solar System Ambassador with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Participants will learn how to get the most recent updates from NASA. A space-themed craft will be provided for kids. Wednesday, July 17 at 2:00pm.
The Nature Connection: Grand Mesa Hike. Cedaredge Library is teaming up with The Nature Connection again this summer season to bring exciting outdoor events to youth in our community! Youth ages 6 through 14 are invited to register for a day of hiking near the Mesa Lakes area on Grand Mesa. Participants will have options for beginner or intermediate hiking and will explore the national forest ecosystem in all its summer splendor with experienced TNC staff. Please wear comfortable outdoor clothing and shoes, plus extra layers and a rain jacket. Bring your own lunch, water, snacks, sun protection, and bug spray. Registrants will meet at Cedaredge Library at 9:00am on Saturday, July 27. Bus transportation will be provided to and from the hiking location with return to Cedaredge Library at 2:00pm (TNC will help provide gear as needed, e.g. rain jackets, backpacks, etc). This event is for ages 6 through 14 only. There will be a $10 registration fee to cover transportation costs. Space is limited. Register in-person at Cedaredge Library by July 20.
Voices of the Western Slope: Our Home the Milky Way & Beyond. Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center and Delta County Libraries present “Voices of the Western Slope,” a series of entertaining, engaging, and informative presentations on noteworthy topics of the Western Slope. “Our Home the Milky Way and Beyond,” presented by Nancy McGuire of Grand Mesa Observatory, will transport attendees on a journey into space. It begins on Earth, venturing out into our solar system to meet our cosmic “neighbors,” then continues further out into our galaxy, the Milky Way. Finally, it is onward into other galaxies that stretch into the vast reaches of the universe. Fun facts and quiz questions make this family-friendly presentation engaging and fun. Join us at the beautiful Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00pm for “Our Home the Milky Way and Beyond.” 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.
Summer Moon Party for Kids. Kids are invited to Cedaredge Town Park for an end-of-summer Moon Party! Make your own rocket and launch it, create the phases of the moon with Oreo cookies, and play games. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00pm.
Race to Mars Pizza Party for Teens. Teens are invited to Cedaredge Library to celebrate the end of summer with a pizza party and a journey to Mars! First, we will enjoy some pizza, then, we will play the game, “Race to Mars.” Find out if you have what it takes to be an astronaut with this hand-crafted space travel game! As always, there will be prizes galore, with the grand prize going to the “Race to Mars” winner. Thursday, July 25 from 3:00 to 4:00pm at Cedaredge Library.
Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk®. The July StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail 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 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.
Build a Rocketship Maker Space. Kids and teens are invited to Cedaredge Library to design, build, and decorate a miniature space shuttle to take home. All supplies provided. All month in July 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.
Discover Black Holes. The entire family is invited to Crawford for “Discover Black Holes,” a presentation by Black Canyon Astronomical Society. Learn about black holes through images and discussion with presenter Bryan Cashion, president of Black Canyon Astronomical Society. This presentation will take place at the school in Crawford, located at 51 Fir Avenue. Friday, July 19 at 2:00pm.
Pinata Party. The entire family is invited to Crawford Library to celebrate the end of summer reading with snacks and a pinata! Kids and teens can bring your completed reading logs and pick up a prize. Friday, July 26 at 2:00pm.
Crawford State Park StoryWalk®. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Space-Out Lock-In for Teens. Teens are invited to Delta Library for an after-hours lock-in! There will be a movie, games, snacks, crafts, and a ton of fun! Feel free to come dressed as your favorite extra-terrestrial character! Doors will open at 5:45pm and lock at 6:00pm sharp. Registration and permission slip are required. Contact your local library for more information and to sign up. Friday, July 19 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Delta Book Club. Join the Delta Book Club! This month, we will be watching “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls. Saturday, July 20 at 12:30pm.
Round ‘Em Up Book Sale. The Friends of the Delta Library present their summer “Round ‘Em Up” Book Sale. Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25 from 10:00am to 2:30pm on the library lawn.
Delta Library Closed for Deltarado Days. Delta Library will be closed on Saturday, July 27 for Deltarado Days. Come see us in the parade starting at 10am!
Water Balloon Party. Kids are invited to Delta Library to celebrate the end of Summer Reading Program with fun water balloon activities. Experience first-hand how a comet or asteroid creates the craters we can see on Earth. Participants might get wet, so bring a towel and extra clothes. Thursday, July 25 at 10:30am.
Abstract Painting for Adults. Adults are invited to Delta Library for a painting class taught by Jean Stortz. Participants will explore their creativity by painting an abstract scene from outer space. All materials will be provided. Thursday, July 25 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
Sweitzer Lake StoryWalk® The July-August story at Sweitzer Lake State Park is America the Beautiful written by Katharine Lee Bates and 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 works of art–from purple mountain majesties to gleaming alabaster cities. Honoring his ancestry and national pride, Gall pairs the beautiful lyrics with striking illustrations of notable American images such as Pike’s Peak, the Tuskegee Airmen, and firefighters raising the American flag at Ground Zero. Find out how the story goes on the Sweitzer Lake trail in July and August. 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 July.
Flying Saucer Maker Space. Kids are invited to Delta Library to create and decorate a flying saucer using recycled DVD disks and Easter eggs. All supplies provided. All month in July 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 July.
Space and Science Book Sale. The Friends of the Delta Library will feature science and space-themed fiction books during the month of July in the bookstore at Delta Library. Open during library hours.
Tech Café. Bring your devices! Bring your questions! All ages and skill levels are welcome to seek assistance in clearing up confusion with technology. From smartphones and laptops to tablets and computers, our resident techies will do their best to get you going! Delta Library offers tech assistance in the conference room the first Thursday of the month from 4:00pm to 5:00pm and the third Thursday of the month from 11:00am to 12:00pm.
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.
Rocket Ship Party for Kids. Kids are invited to celebrate the end of summer at the fairgrounds in Hotchkiss with rocket themed games, activities and tasty treats. Tuesday, July 23 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
Interstellar Cook-out. Teens are invited to Hotchkiss Library for a space-themed party on the patio! Celebrate the end of summer reading with an interstellar cook-out, outdoor games, chalk-art, and more. We will be grilling hot dogs and veggie dogs with all the fixings. Wednesday, July 24 at 3:00pm.
Build-a-Planet Scavenger Hunt. Kids are invited to Hotchkiss Library to travel the library galaxy searching for the pieces to build a planet. Just follow the clues, pick up all the pieces, and create a planet that is out-of-this-world! All month in July during library hours.
Space-Themed Art Display. Visit the Hotchkiss Library in July to view space-themed artwork by Hotchkiss High School students.
Quilt Display. Stop by Hotchkiss Library and see the new quilt display with rotating quilts provided by S & B Quilters.
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.
Discover Black Holes. The entire family is invited to Paonia Library for “Discover Black Holes,” a presentation by Black Canyon Astronomical Society. Learn about black holes through images and engaging discussion with presenter Bryan Cashion, president of Black Canyon Astronomical Society. Wednesday, July 17 at 10:30am.
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 20 at 12:00pm. Contact the Paonia Library at 399.7881 for more info.
Music in the Amphitheater: David Sheppard & Hard Pressed. Week seven of Paonia Library’s summer concert series features David Sheppard and Hard Pressed. Local jazzman David Sheppard opens for duo Hard Pressed. Hard Pressed is a marriage of two lives, of a husband and wife, of a fiddle and banjo. Raised on opposite sides of the country, the musical union of Cory Obert and Andrea Lecos, merged in the mountains of Colorado to create a new blend of Old-Time Stringband & Americana-folkgrass, in both traditional and original tunes. Join us for an evening of music in the amphitheater on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30pm. Picnic and take out dinners are welcome. The show will move indoors if necessary, so come rain or shine!
Summer Space Party for Kids. Kids are invited to Paonia Library to play space-themed water balloon games: Asteroid Stomp, Star Wars Race, Galaxy Hunt, Planet Hop, and more! There are lots of fun prizes to win. Bring your completed reading logs for a t-shirt and other prizes. Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30am.
Interstellar Lock-In for Teens. Teens are invited to Paonia Library to celebrate the end of summer with an after-hours lock-in! There will be Nerf gun wars, a Polaroid camera station, pizza, a 3D printer pen, a space movie, and games. Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Registration and permission slip are required to attend. Contact your local library for more information and to register.
Music in the Amphitheater: Fran & Friends. The final week of Paonia Library’s summer concert series features Fran & Friends. Beloved teacher Fran Stein is an extraordinary fiddler, guitarist, and singer. She’ll share her musical talents, along with other featured local performers, for a unique conclusion to the 2019 concert series. Additionally, patrons are invited to join in celebration of long-time employee Laura Lee Yates’ retirement. Join us for an evening of music and merriment in the amphitheater on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30pm. Picnic and take out dinners are welcome. The show will move indoors if necessary, so come rain or shine!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
College Exam Proctoring. Contact Gail at 970.234.7175 or email@example.com.
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