Delta County Libraries: December 2017

 Delta County, Colorado, December 6, 2017—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

Backcountry Film Festival.  The 13th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show in Paonia on Monday, December 18 at The Paradise Theatre and in Delta on Tuesday, December 19 at Delta Center for Performing Arts.  Come hear the good news about The Nature Connection’s GOCO Inspire Grant!  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Films start at 7:00pm.  $10 admission at the door.  Brought to you in part by Delta County Libraries, The Nature Connection, Great Colorado Outdoors, The Paradise Theatre, Delta Center for Performing Arts, and Winter Wildlands Alliance.


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

Save and Print Photos from Your Phone.  Learn how to save and print photos from your phone in this easy-to-follow class.  Friday, December 8 at 10:30am.

Friends Meeting.  Friends of Cedaredge Library host their monthly meeting on Thursday, December 14 at 2:00pm.

Teen Scene Holiday Party.  Teens can come to Cedaredge Library to have fun at our annual holiday party. There will be crafts, games, and yummy food!  Friday, December 22 at 4:00pm.

December Maker Space.  This month we will be making a snowman head that you can hang from your tree. Give away as a gift or keep for your own tree!  All month long during library hours.

December-January StoryWalk®. Cleo’s Christmas Party, written and illustrated by Cedaredge High School Gifted and Talented students Jessica Craig, Grace Hatheway, Hannah Hatheway, Holly Jenkins, and Nevaeh Martinez, will be on display on the Surface Creek Trail during the months of December and January.

Crafts Group. Crafters meet every Tuesday at 10:00am to share ideas and show & tell.

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

Genealogy. Who’s Who in Whoville?  Find out who you really are!  The first Friday of every month from 10:30am to 12:00pm.


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.

Alpine Village.  Jan’s locally famous Alpine Village will be on display at Crawford Library during the month of December.

Holiday Card Making.  Make your own holiday cards at Crawford Library.  All ages are welcome.  All supplies are provided.  December 13 through 21 during library hours.

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.


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.

Friends Meeting.  Friends of the Delta Library invite the public to attend their monthly meetings.  Wednesday, December 13 at 3:00pm.

Holiday Craft Day.  Make a holiday gift for a family member or friend! All supplies provided.  Saturday, December 16 from 10:00am to 2:30pm.

Delta Book Club.  Join the Delta Book Club!  Meets Saturday, December 16 at 2:00pm.

Holiday Movie.  Wear your PJ’s and drink hot chocolate while watching a holiday movie that takes you on a train ride to the North Pole!  Thursday, December 21 at 1:00pm.

Holiday Maker Space.  Make a holiday coding ornament.  All month long in December during library hours.

Holiday Scavenger Hunt. Fill in the blanks and finish the holiday poem!  All month long in December in the children’s area during library hours.

Genealogy 1-on-1.  Get the help you need researching your genealogy in this on-going class taught by Mickey Watts!  Meets the second and fourth Monday 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.


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.

3rd Annual Gingerbread Festival. Dash to the Hotchkiss Library for an afternoon of gingerbread festivities. Enjoy gingerbread stories, crafts, and decorate your own gingerbread cookie to take home! All ages are welcome.  Wednesday, December 6 at 4:00pm.

Master Builder Club. Explore your creativity as a master builder with LEGO and other materials!  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 through April at 4:00pm.

Knitting Group. Do you knit or crochet?  Join us for ideas, help, and good company the second Thursday of every month October through April at 10:30 AM.  Anyone is welcome to join!

Hotchkiss Book Club. The Hotchkiss Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:00pm, September through June.  December’s book discussion is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman. Call 399-7781 for details.

Tech Help. Librarians will be available to help you with questions and problems about computers or mobile devices. Tuesday through 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.

Paonia Reads…Again!  Join the community for the 2nd Annual Paonia Reads event.  Read the book: Wonderstruck a #1 NY Times bestseller by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznik starting December 1 through January 21.  Then, watch a free showing of the movie on Sunday, January 21 at 3pm at The Paradise Theater.  A book vs. movie discussion will follow the movie.  Paonia Library has multiple copies of the book available for a 1-week check-out period during the read portion of the event.  Or, you can request a copy through your home library in Delta County.

Book Sale.  Friends of Paonia Library are hosting their annual holiday book sale on Friday, December 8 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday, December 9 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Puppet Show.  Come to Paonia Library for a holiday puppet show on Saturday, December 9.  Two showings at 11:00am and 11:45am.

Origami Workshop: Bring Back the Light. Learn to make origami boxes for a strand of lights!  Limit 12 participants age 10 and up.  Taught by Lynn Mattingly.  $18 materials fee required by December 9.  Stop by the library or call 399.7881 to sign up in advance.  Monday, December 11 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

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!  The third Saturday of every month from 12:00 to 1:30pm

BeyBlade Tournaments.  Come to the Paonia Library to play BeyBlades!  Games and snacks provided.  Meets the third Thursday of every month at 4:00pm.

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

ESL Class.  Meets every Monday and Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm at Hotchkiss Library. Contact Gail Srebnik at 399.7670 for more information.

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 Ann at for more information.