Delta County Libraries: March 2020

What’s Happening @ Your Library?

 

Delta County, Colorado, March 2020 — 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 Reads!  Join the community for Delta County Reads!  Delta County Libraries, the Blue Sage Literary Committee, and the Paradise Theatre present “The Story of Dr. Dolittle” by Hugh Lofting and the film “Dolittle” for the 2020 Delta County Reads program.  Beginning February 1, copies of the book are available at all five libraries in Delta County and at checkout the reader will receive a ticket to attend a free showing of the film, “Dolittle,” at the Paradise Theatre in March. The ticket is good for any showtime of the film starting March 13.  All Delta County residents are invited to participate. For a full listing of showtimes please contact the Paradise Theatre at 970.527.6610 or visit paradiseofpaonia.com.

 

DACC Spring Expo.  Visit Delta County Libraries’ booth at the 2020 DACC Spring Expo! Learn about our seed library, the Cedaredge Gear Library, and visit with friendly librarians to learn more about library services in Delta County.  Saturday, March 28 from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, March 29 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

Cedaredge

Storytime at Cedaredge Library. Children 0-5 and their parents or caretakers are invited to the library for stories, activities, music, movement and play!  Every Thursday at 10:30am. Contact the Library at 399-7674 for details.

Winter Gear Lending Program.  The Nature Connection and Delta County Libraries have partnered to bring more opportunities to explore and play outside in and around Delta County. New in 2020, the Cedaredge Library will have a fleet of snowshoes available to borrow. The mission of this partnership program is to provide affordable access to high-quality winter recreation equipment to Delta County residents of all ages as a gateway to winter recreation activities.  A lending fee of $10 per set of snowshoes and poles applies for a one-week checkout period.  A valid library card is required to checkout gear.  Gear must be checked out and checked back in at Cedaredge Library according to program guidelines.  Please visit or contact Cedaredge Library for more information at 97.399.7674.

Digging Your Roots Genealogy.  This presentation, by Jerry McHugh, is sure to provide you with a systematic approach to finding the clues buried in your DNA matches.  The key to figuring out genealogical matches requires a methodology that will be explained in this meeting.  Please, bring your laptop or iPad to follow along.  Friday, March 6 at 10:30am at Cedaredge Library.  For more info, call the library at 970.399.7674.

Search and Rescue.  Adults are invited to Cedaredge Library for “Search and Rescue”, presented by Kim Shea, Police Academy Director with Technical College of the Rockies. Shea will present information about search and rescue, their team, training, the type and amount of calls they average, their equipment, and why they do what they do.  The regular meeting of the Cedaredge Friends, along with refreshments, will follow the presentation. Thursday, March 12 at 2:00pm.

Voices of the Western Slope: Flocks and Rocks.  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 March presentation is Flocks and Rocks: The Amazing Story of the Sandhill Cranes and Fruitgrowers Reservoir.  Each spring, thousands of Greater Sandhill Cranes fly northward through Colorado, many stopping over at Fruit Growers Reservoir, near Orchard City.  This is part of an ancient and enduring scene that marks the migration of the Rocky Mountain Population (RMP) of cranes from New Mexico to the northern Rocky Mountain states and beyond.  How long has this spectacle been going on, and why does Fruit Growers Reservoir figure in so prominently?  Join local geologist, Dr. Dave Noe, for an evening of delightful discoveries about a variety of surprisingly interrelated topics.  Dr. Noe will be speaking about Sandhill Cranes and their attraction to Fruit Growers Reservoir as a spring migration stopover, the long history and prehistory of ancient cranes as expressed in paleontological and archaeological studies, the unique geology of Harts Basin where the reservoir is located, the Great 1937 Austin Flood, and much more!  Join us at the beautiful Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center on Thursday, March 19 at 6:00pm for “Flocks and Rocks: The Amazing Story of the Sandhill Cranes and Fruit Growers Reservoir”.  This program is co-sponsored by the Black Canyon Audubon Society.  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.

Digging Your Roots 101.  Join us at the Cedaredge Library for an introduction to Family Genealogy.  In the second of a four-part series taught by Jerry McHugh, participants will leave this workshop with an expanded knowledge of the information that can be found in US Census records, as well as county and state records for birth, death and marriage.  Friday, March 20 at 10:30am.

Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk®.  The March StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail is Kiana’s Iditarod by Shelley Gill.  Kiana is no ordinary dog.  Born and bred to race, she leads her team of huskies on a journey unlike any other.  The Iditarod – known traditionally as Alaska’s ‘Last Great Race’ – spans 1,049 icy miles from Anchorage to Nome.  From the treacherous terrain to the bitter, blowing winds, the trail is full of obstacles Kiana and her team must overcome in order to reach the finish line.  Find out how the story goes on the Surface Creek Trail!  Then, visit the Cedaredge Library for a take-home craft related to the story.  Contact Cedaredge Library at 970.399.7674 for more information.

Iditarod Maker Space.  Kids are invited to the Cedaredge Library to make an Iditarod sled.  Visit the Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk® first and read the story while walking the trail.  Then come to the library to make your own Iditarod sled!  All supplies provided.  All month long in March during library hours.

Cedaredge Lego Club.  Kids K-5 are invited to join the Cedaredge LEGO Club! Explore your creativity and master STEM challenges with LEGOs.  The third Thursday of every month through April 2020 at 4:00pm at Cedaredge Library.  Contact the Library at 970.399.7674 for information.

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

Tech Café.  Bring your devices!  Bring your questions!  All ages and skill levels are welcome to seek assistance 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.

Crawford

Storytime at Crawford Library. Children 0-5 and their parents or caretakers are invited to the library for stories, activities, music, movement and play!  Every Friday at 10:30am. Contact the Library at 399.7783 for details.

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day.  Join us at Crawford Library to celebrate St Patty’s Day!  Wear something green and visit the library on Tuesday, March 17 to get a Dewey Dollar! Dewey Dollars can be used to pay for fines, copies, or books from our book sale.  Good for one Dewey Dollar per patron on St Patty’s Day only.  Call the library at 399.7783 for more info.

Crawford State Park StoryWalk®.  The March-April StoryWalk® book on the trail at Crawford State Park is Snowmen at Night written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner.  Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved?  And you’ve wondered, “What do snowmen do at night?”  Find out how the story goes on the trail at Crawford State Park.  Then, visit Crawford Library for an activity related to the story.  Contact Crawford Library at 970.399.7783 for more information.

Tech Café.  Bring your devices!  Bring your questions!  From smartphones and laptops to tablets and computers, our resident techies will do their best to get you going!  All ages and skill levels are welcome to seek assistance with technology.  The first four Fridays of every month from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Delta

Storytime at Delta Library. Children 0-5 and their parents or caretakers are invited to the library for stories, activities, music, movement and play!  Every Wednesday at 10:30am. Contact the Library at 874.9630 for details.

Delta Friends Meeting.  The Friends of the Delta Library meet the second Wednesday of every month at 3:00pm at Delta Library.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Patrons are encouraged to participate at the Friend’s book sale and learn more about becoming a part of a wonderful team of volunteers.

Saturday Morning Storytime.  Children ages 5-9 are invited to Delta Library for a special Saturday Storytime geared for their entertainment and educational level. Books, games, and a craft will all be included in this fun packed hour.  Learn about leprechauns and Ireland through stories and games.  Saturday, March 14 at 10:30am.

Teen Movie Night.  Teens are invited to Delta Library to enjoy a free Fun Friday showing of the movie Spies in Disguise.  Feel free to come in comfy clothes (sweats, pajamas) and bring pillows and blankets to add to our blanket fort!  Popcorn and refreshments will be provided!  Friday, March 27 at 5:00pm.  Presented by Delta Library’s Council of Teens.

Delta Book Club.  Join the Delta Book Club! The March book discussion is The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado by Elliot West. Saturday, March 28 at 1:00pm.

Sweitzer Lake StoryWalk®   The March-April story at Sweitzer Lake State Park is Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! by Dr. Seuss.  In merry verse and illustrations, Marvin is asked to leave by every conceivable means of transportation. He can leave by lion’s tail or stamp himself and go by mail. By stilts or Crunk-Car or Zumble-Zay, it’s time that Marvin was on his way. Will Marvin ever get the hint?  Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by walking around the lake reading this funny book on the Sweitzer Lake Trail.  Then stop by Delta Library for an activity related to the story.  Contact Delta Library at 970.874.9630 for more information.

3D Hand Maker Space.  Kids are invited to Delta Library to make a 3D hand at the maker space station. Trace your own hand and watch it pop of the page!  It’s a fun and easy art project that you can take home. All supplies provided.  All month during library hours.

Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt.  Kids are invited to the Delta Library to locate leprechauns and famous basketball players the children’s area.  All month during library hours.

Council of Teens. Calling all teens!  Do you want to plan Fun Friday activities at the library?  Do you want to have a say in what goes on and 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 the first Friday of every month at 4:00pm.

Tech Café.  Bring your devices!  Bring your questions!  From smartphones and laptops to tablets and computers, our resident techies will do their best to get you going!  All ages and skill levels are welcome to seek assistance with technology.  Delta Library offers tech assistance on a drop-in basis the first and third Thursday of the month from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

Hotchkiss

Storytime at Hotchkiss Library. Children 0-5 and their parents or caretakers are invited to the library for stories, activities, music, movement and play!  Every Wednesday at 10:30am. Contact the Library at 399-7781 for details.

Hotchkiss Book Club.  Join the Hotchkiss Book Club!  This month we will be discussing We Were Soldiers Once… and Young: Ia Drang – the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by Lt General Harold Moore and Joseph Galloway.  Wednesday, March 11 at 2:00pm.

Fairgrounds StoryWalk®  The March story at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss is Penguin and Pinecone written and illustrated by Salina Yoon.  When curious little Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, their friendship grows into something extraordinary!  Find out how the story goes at the Delta County Fairgrounds in February and March.  Then stop by Hotchkiss Library for an activity related to the story.  Contact Hotchkiss Library at 970.399.7781 for more information.

Dr. Dolittle Scavenger Hunt.  Kids are invited to Hotchkiss Library for a Dr. Dolittle scavenger hunt during the month of March during library hours.  Do the scavenger hunt in the children’s area, then check out the book The Story of Dr. Dolittle.  At the time of checkout, you will receive a free pass to the movie Dolittle, showing at the Paradise Theatre in March!

Master Builder Club.  Explore your creativity at Hotchkiss Library 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.

CREATEens.  Teens are invited to Hotchkiss Library to express their creativity through various activities like photography, crafts, and creative writing.  Snacks will be provided.  The third Tuesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

Quilt Display.  Stop by Hotchkiss Library and see the new quilt display with rotating quilts provided by S & B Quilters.

ThreadBenders Knitting Group.  Do you knit or crochet?  Join the ThreadBenders for ideas, help, and good company the first and third Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM.  Anyone is welcome to join!  Contact Hotchkiss Library for more information at 399.7781.

Tech Café.  Bring your devices! Bring your questions!  All ages and skill levels are welcome to seek assistance with technology.  From smartphones and laptops to tablets and computers, our resident techies will do their best to get you going!  Hotchkiss Library offers tech assistance the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 3:00pm.

Paonia

Storytime at Paonia Library. Children 0-5 and their parents or caretakers are invited to the library for stories, activities, music, movement and play!  Every Thursday at 10:30am.  Contact the Library at 399-7881 for details.

Armchair Travel Series: Tanzania.  Join us at Paonia Library for an Armchair Travel event that will transport attendees to Tanzania.  Chris Evans will share stories and photos of her annual month-long trip to Tanzania to volunteer at the Rift Valley Children’s Village.  Wednesday, March 4 at 6:00pm.

PM Book Club.  Join the Paonia PM Book Club!  The March book discussion is Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver.  Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30pm.  Contact the Paonia Library at 399.7881 for more info.

Down the Drain: Paonia’s February 2019 Water Disaster.  Join us at the Paonia Library for an engineering view of the rhetoric, the issues, and the concerns regarding the Town of Paonia’s water system.  Presented by Michael Drake.  Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00pm.

LEGO Maker Space.  Kids are invited to Paonia Library to get creative using LEGO at the master builder maker space!  All supplies provided.  Available during library hours.

Green Scavenger Hunt.  Kids are invited to Paonia Library to embark on a scavenger hunt to search for 12 green items hidden in the children’s area.  All month during library hours.

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 at 12:00pm.  Contact the Paonia Library at 399.7881 for more info.

Tech Café.  Bring your devices!  Bring your questions!  All ages and skill levels are welcome to seek assistance with technology.  From smartphones and laptops to tablets and computers, our resident techies will do their best to get you going!  Paonia Library offers tech assistance the second and fourth Friday of the month at 11:00am.

Literacy Program

High School Equivalency.  For information on High School Equivalency classes or HiSET® testing, please contact Gail at 970.234.7175 or gsrebnik@deltalibraries.org.

Adult Literacy Class, Surface Creek Area.  Adults are invited to Cedaredge Library for a weekly literacy class with educator Karen Grant.  This program will help participants improve reading and writing skills, gain confidence in speaking English, gain job skills, and get help with test preparation.  This class meets every Saturday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  Interested participants can register at the Cedaredge Library beginning Saturday, February 1.  Contact Karen for more information at 970.586.2717.

ESL Classes. An intermediate to advanced ESL class meets at Delta Family Center Mondays through Wednesdays from 12:15pm to 3:00pm.  Contact Danielle at dcarre@deltalibraries.org for more information.

College Exam Proctoring.  Contact Gail at 970.234.7175 or gsrebnik@deltalibraries.org.

Para obtener más información en español, por favor llame a Adriana al 970.874.9630 o por correo electrónico a achavira@deltalibraries.org

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