Delta County Libraries: January 2017

Delta County Living brings to our readers the monthly events for the Delta County Library system. 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


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

Cedaredge Friends Meeting.  The January Program will feature Cheryl Oeltjenbruns, from the Abraham Connection.  Learn about the homeless shelter in Delta and make a meaningful contribution!  Donations of cleaning supplies, paper goods, powdered drink mixes, coffee and coffee creamer, and individually wrapped food items are being accepted.  Regular meeting to follow.  Thursday, January 12 at 2:00 pm.

The Earth Beneath Our Feet.  Have you ever wondered about the geology in the vicinity of Orchard City? Join Dr. Dave Noe for a tour of the surrounding mesas, ’dobies and uplifts, and the results of many years of geologic mapping by the Colorado Geologic Survey.  In this 90 minute lecture, we’ll learn about the rocks and sediments that make up this landscape, and the geologic process that continues to shape it! In addition, Dr. Noe will reveal how you can get your own copies of these colorful and highly detailed geologic maps!  Thursday, January 12 at 5:30 pm at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge.

January StoryWalk®. “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn and Mark Buehner will be up through the month of January on the Surface Creek Trail.

January Maker Space. Invisible Ink!  Come to the Cedaredge Library during library hours in January and explore the wonders of invisible ink!  Send a secret, hidden message or make a treasure map!  All supplies provided.

 Crafts Group. Crafters meet each Tuesday at 10:00 am to share ideas and show & tell. Contact the Library at 399-7674 for details.

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


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 10:30 am. Contact the Library at 399-7783 for details.

Cabin Fever Book Sale.  Come to Crawford for the annual Cabin Fever Book Sale!  Great prices on books, movies and other materials.  Presented by the Friends of the Crawford Library at the Crawford Town Hall Community Room.  Friday, January 27 from 3:00 to 7:00 and Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Computer Tutor. Librarians will be available to help you with questions and problems about computers or mobile devices. Just drop in during regular library hours or call ahead for a specific time. Contact the Crawford Library at 399-7783 for details.


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

Friends of the Delta Library Meeting. Public is welcome and encouraged to attend!  Wednesday, January 11 at 1:00 pm.

Genealogy 101.  Join this informational presentation at the Delta Library and learn strategies for researching your genealogy!  Presented by Mickey Watts.  Thursday, January 19 at 5:00 pm.

Teen Book Club at Delta High School.  This Teen Book Club will meet the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 am in the fishbowl.  January Book: The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf.  Contact the Delta Library for details at 874-9630.

Holiday Reading Challenge. Children will be given a list of age-appropriate books to read.  When the checklist is completed, the child will receive a certificate for a personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut and be entered into a drawing for a free book from the Emblem Club!  November 19 through January 14.

Kid’s Craft Day. Stop by the Delta Library between 10am-3pm every third Saturday and get crafty!  This on-going program will meet on a walk-in basis starting Saturday, September 17 and will run through May.  January’s theme: Winter!

Free Heart Health Screenings. There will be no screenings in December.  Regular screenings will resume in January.

Magic the Gathering. Teens can come to the library to play and trade cards for Magic the Gathering! Tournaments every first Saturday at 10:00am.

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 5:30 pm.


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

Hotchkiss Book Club.  Join the Hotchkiss Book Club!  This book club will meet the third Thursday of every month in the Addams Room of Memorial Hall and is for adults.
January’s book club will discuss “All the Wild That Remains” by David Gessner. Thursday, January 19 at 3:00 pm.

January Maker Space. Come and enjoy making your own unique snowflakes at the library throughout the month of January.  We will supply the craft materials. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Hotchkiss Bookstore. Visit the Hotchkiss Library Friends Bookstore Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and find some great deals on books, movies and other materials.  All proceeds benefit the Hotchkiss Library.

Are you a Friend of the Hotchkiss Library? Sign-up and join us today!  No dues, no regular meetings.  Help with book sorting and sales.  All proceeds go directly to the Hotchkiss Library.  Stop by or call the library at 399-7781 to join!

Master Builder Club.  Explore your creativity as a master builder with LEGOs!  Join us for monthly design themes and free building time.  All ages welcome, children under 7 should bring an adult.  Meets the first Tuesday of every month October through April from 3:45 to 5:00 pm.

Tech Help. Librarians will be available to help you with questions and problems about computers or mobile devices. Tuesday–Thursday by appointment. Contact the Library at 399-7781 for details.


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

The Archeology of the Ute Indians and Their Final Years in Western Colorado.  Local archaeologist Curtis Martin will present his talk on the Ute Indians, many of whom remained on their traditional homelands in western Colorado after their “final removal” to reservations in Utah in 1881. He will be showing slides of some of the few remaining wooden structures that the Utes constructed and left behind in the mountains and plateaus of the state. The presentation will include readings from Curtis’ new book Ephemeral Bounty: Wickiups, Trade Goods, and the Final Years of the Autonomous Ute.  Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00 pm at Paonia Library.

Armchair Travel Series.  This annual series kicks off with Jim and Elaine Brett regaling us with their experiences at Okinawa’s Uchinanchu Festival, featuring stunning photography and stories.  Tuesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm.

Paonia Reads.  Join the Community!  Read the Book!  See the Film!  Paonia Reads is brought to you by the Paonia Literary Committee in collaboration with Delta County Libraries, Blue Sage Center for the Arts and The Paradise Theater an effort to bring the community together to read the book The Lone Ranger and Tonto FistFight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and then view the accompanying film at The Paradise Theater on Saturday, January 28 at 2 pm.  Call the Paonia Library for details at 399-7881.

Kid’s Game Day.  Ultimate Bey Blade Tournament, puzzles, and board games! Snacks provided.   Thursday, January 12 at 4:00 pm.

Literacy Programs:

Distance Learning Program.  Do you need your high school equivalency but are unable to attend our 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 Ann at for more information.

High School Equivalency Classes.  Hotchkiss location meets at 397 Bulldog Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30pm.  Call Julee at 970-399-5325 for information.  Delta location meets at 360 E 8th Street Monday–Friday from 8:30 am–3:00 pm.  Call Beth at 970-209-9643 for information.

ESL Classes. Delta Family Center location meets Monday-Thursday from 11:45-3:15.  Contact Danielle at 970-201-5549 for information.  Delta Library location meets Monday-Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 pm. Hotchkiss Library location meets Monday and Thursday from 5:30-8:30 pm.  Call the Literacy office at 970-399-7670 for information.

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