Delta County Libraries: November 2018

T-Shirt Fundraiser

Support your libraries AND get an awesome t-shirt! For a donation of $10 to Delta County Libraries' Foundation, you will receive a "Libraries Rock" t-shirt. Shirts are available at all five libraries in Delta County during the month of November during regular library hours. Browse an assortment of sizes and styles to find the best fit for you, a family member, or friend. Hurry while supplies last! For more information, contact or visit your local library.


Call for Submissions. The Paonia Literary Committee is seeking original works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays and photographs for the 2019 book "Convergence: Words and Images from the West Elks" (formerly called "Write On". Submissions must be made online by January 28, 2018. For more information on how to submit your work visit the Blue Sage website at

Voices of the Western Slope:

“The Ute Indians” with Alma Evans. 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. The first presentation in the quarterly series is "The Ute Indians" with Alma Evans. Evans will share her deep knowledge of the Ute Indians, Eagle Rock Shelter, Chief Shavano, the Shavano Valley Petroglyphs, and the Removal of the Ute Indians. Join us at the beautiful Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00pm for "The Ute Indians" with Alma Evans. There is a recommended donation of $10 at the door to cover presentation costs.

Sweitzer Lake State Park StoryWalk®.  

Delta County Libraries, The Nature Connection (TNC), and Colorado Parks and Wildlife proudly present the StoryWalk® at Sweitzer Lake State Park in Delta, CO.  The installation of the StoryWalk® was made possible by funding provided by a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Inspire Initiative grant, awarded to TNC in December 2017.  The first StoryWalk® at Sweitzer Lake State Park is "The Pirate Cruncher" by Johnny Duddle, on display through December.  “A mysterious old pirate tells a tavern of salty seadogs about an island bursting with hidden treasure. But once they set sail, he also mentions that it is guarded by the terrible Pirate Cruncher. When the pirates’ greed gets the better of their fear, there’s a big surprise in store!”  Find out how the story goes on the Sweitzer Lake State Park StoryWalk® in November and December.  Then, visit Delta Library to listen to the book on CD and create a pirate map! Contact Delta Library at 970.874.9630 for more information and stay tuned for more StoryWalk® news in the coming months.

Around the World at the Library.  

Travel the world and explore a different country with first-hand accounts from local guests. Join us at Hotchkiss Library for stories, snacks and activities from around the globe.  All ages welcome.  Destination Costa Rica on Tuesday, November 20 at 4:00pm.

Physical Therapy for Pets.  

Barbara Guse, an experienced animal physical therapist, will discuss "Managing Osteoarthritis in Pets."  Learn techniques for managing pain and improving the quality of life-for you and your pet!  Thursday, November 8 at 6:00pm at Paonia Library.

Storytime with Mrs Claus. 

Kids are invited to Crawford Library for stories and face painting with Mrs. Claus.  Thursday, November 29 at 3:00pm.

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