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Grand County libraries ready to spring into new season

Spring forward with us in March. The Grand County libraries are hosting authors, movies, guitar lessons, and a chamber mixer. Join the fun and socialize.

Fraser Valley Library

Picturing America – For the month of March, the Fraser Valley Library will display masterpieces of American art. These works are high-quality reproductions of notable American art, giving our patrons the opportunity to learn about our nation’s history and culture. For more information, visit http://picturingamerica.neh.gov.

Picturing America Presentation – Join local sculptor and artist Howard Neville for a fun, informative and interactive exploration of the great American artists featured in the Picturing America program. Refreshments will be provided. Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Book Signing and Reading – Join local author Lauren Small for a reading and book signing for her latest novel, “Choke Creek,” a powerful work based on the famous Battle of Choke Creek. Refreshments will be served. Thursday, March 12th from 6- 7:30 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Learn to Make Movies – Want to make movies and share your stories with the world? Or maybe you just got a digital video camera and want to shoot and edit like a pro? Bring your camera and join the “Digital Storytelling” workshop with Fraser-based Videographer Charles Agar. Charles will help you shoot, edit and output polished video pieces for output to DVD or YouTube. This will be the first of a series of workshops at the Fraser Valley Library. Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m.

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Learn to Garden with Carol Morales – Join Carol Morales of Morales Farms in Granby for a series of workshops on gardening, growing vegetables and other related topics. Whether you’re a beginner or already have a green thumb, Carol will share some helpful tips so you can successfully tend to your high-altitude garden. Saturday, March 14, 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28th 2-4 p.m.

Children’s Guitar Lessons – Free lessons sponsored by The Grand County Blues Society. Please sign up at the Youth Services desk to reserve a spot! Thursday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Artist Workshop – Join Julie Agar, an art major who has taught college and university courses in art history and art education. She will be hosting a workshop to encourage us to respond to the critical qualities of the artwork on display through Picturing America. Agar studied at numerous universities including a fellowship at the Reggio Emilia Schools in Italy, and she enjoys sharing her passion for art with others. Refreshments will be provided. Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Story Hour – All children, five years or younger, are welcome to attend. Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

After School Club – There are still openings available for the Kindergarten After School Club. Please call (970) 726-5689 for further information. Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Granby Library

Rough Writers – offering friendly, constructive fellowship for writers. Monday, March 16th at 6:30 p.m. by the fireplace.

Book Group – Join us as we gather around the fireplace and discuss this month’s selection. For more information call Julie Horn at 970-887-2149. Monday, March 23rd @ 5:30 p.m. by the fireplace.

Movie night – “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” (PG). Get ready for a hilarious, fun-filled adventure starring Chloe, a diamond-clad ultra-pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua, who gets lost while on vacation in Mexico. Monday, March 30, 6 p.m. in the Community Room.

Thursday Computer Class – Learn the basics of the Internet, Word, and e-mail in this informal small-group session. Class size is limited. Please call 887-2149 for reservations. Thursday, March 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Teen Section of the Granby Library.

Children’s Guitar Lessons – Free lessons sponsored by The Grand County Blues Society. Please sign up at the Youth Services desk to reserve a spot! Thursday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

GED Class is a free GED class with a tutor to help you prepare for the Math, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts test. Don’t settle for less. Mondays at 4:30-8 p.m. For more information call Gina at 531-1078.

Preschool Story Hour combines the reading of storybooks, songs, and crafts to engage your child and introduce them to the world of reading and libraries. Please join us for themed story hours while enjoying the tasty snack provided. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room.

ESL Class is an opportunity for people of all ages to improve their spoken English. Wednesdays at 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Community Room. For more information call Gina at 531-1078.

Infant/Toddler Story Time – With fun songs, finger-plays, and short stories we will encourage and continue early literacy development with your young child. Please join us for this wonderful introduction to reading and the libraries. Thursdays at 10:30-11 a.m. in the Community Room.

Juniper Library

Brown Bag Book Group – “The Faith Club”, by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner. Non-Fiction. Three women (Jewish, Christian, and Muslim) collaborate on an inter-faith children’s book. “Each woman brings to the table her prejudices, unique faith stories, and personal stereotypes and misconception . . . Brimming with passion and conviction . . .” Friday, March 20, 12:30 p.m. in the Juniper Library.

Grand County Search and Rescue – See real rescue equipment; pick up tips on the “10 Essentials” of back country safety and avalanche awareness while enjoying winter sports. Understand what they do, how they do it, and why. Light refreshments will be served. Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. in the Juniper Library.

Preschool Story Hour – Join us for stories, finger-plays, and songs. This program is a great way to introduce young children to the world of reading and libraries. Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Mountain Family Center.

After School Club – For a fun filled afternoon, join us! We’ll craft, play games, and eat a delicious a snack! Thursdays at 3:45-5 p.m. in the Juniper Library.

Toddler/Preschool Story Hour – Join us for stories, finger-plays, and songs. Fridays at 11 a.m. in the Juniper Library.

Hot Sulphur Springs Library

Book Club – “Half Moon Investigations” by Eoin Colfer. After graduating at the top of his Internet class, Fletcher Moon is officially certified as the youngest detective in the world. As Fletcher follows the clues, evidence of a conspiracy begins to emerge. But before he can crack the case, Fletcher finds himself framed for a serious crime. To clear his name, he will have to pair up with the unlikeliest of allies and go on the run from the authorities. Fletcher has 12 hours to find the guilty party – or he is the guilty party. Monday, March 9, 7 p.m. at HSS Library.

Coping with Stress – Presented by Sondra Chessare, Executive Director of Advocates. Join us for an informative discussion of share methods/ideas of coping with stress. Bring your questions and concerns. Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m. at HSS Library.

After School Program – Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of crafting and games. Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Children’s Story Hour – Please join us for special winter stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. Introduce your child to reading and the libraries. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Kremmling Library

Brown Bag Book Brunch – Facilitated by Sherry Brence. We would love to see new faces as well as returning members! Please call (970) 724-9228 for further information. Wednesday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m.

Movie Night – Popcorn is provided, so bring a beverage and a friend! Please call Emily at the library (970) 724-9228 for more information. Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m.

Chamber Mixer – The Kremmling Library is hosting the Chamber Mixer. Food and drinks will be provided. The cost is $3.00 for chamber members and $10 for non-members. Come check out the library! Wednesday, March 25, from 6-7:30 p.m.

After School Club geared for 4th , 5th, and 6th graders! We will play games, do arts and crafts, watch movies, do science projects, read stories, have show-and-tells, check out books, and have lots of fun! It’s a great opportunity for kids to socialize with each other. Please contact Lauren at 724-9228 for further information. Mondays at 4 p.m.

Moms and Tots (ages 2 and under) – This program is geared toward those parents wanting to teach their baby to communicate early through “Baby Sign Language.” There is always a story and fun games. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Story Time – This program is for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Come join in on the fun as we read stories, sing, dance, and do crafts! Parents join in on the fun too. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Knitting – For elementary school ages and up. Join us as we listen to books and knit with needles, knit with knifty knitters, or finger knit! Fridays at 4 p.m.

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