Free events offered at all Grand County libraries |

Free events offered at all Grand County libraries

Resolutions have been made; let the library come to your aid.

January @ Your Library is fighting the winter chill with celebrated American art, the heroic 10th Mountain Division, books and movies to thrill. And it’s all free.

Fraser Valley Library

Book signing with local author Joanne Sundell – Join us for an evening with local author Joanne Sundell, who will be discussing and signing her latest historical romance, “The Parlor Hour Daughter.” Come travel back in time and talk about an oft taboo subject ” prostitution in the Old West. Joanne is a multi-published author whose works include “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “A . . . My Name’s Amelia.” Thursday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Navigating low back pain – Join Dr. Craig Kozak and Dr. Susan Ha for a discussion about how to get through an episode of low back pain, how to navigate doctor and treatment options, and hear the answer to some common questions about chiropractic. Thursday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Artist reception with Tara Smith – Human, Divine, Slime, is an art work display featuring mixed media drawings and paintings that explore the enlightening, bizarre and ever-changing relationship between humans, culture, and the Divine. Come and meet local artist Tara Smith for a chance to view and discuss her unique and talented artwork. Tara’s paintings will be displayed inside the Urban Community Meeting Room throughout the month. Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Socrates Cafe – Socrates Cafe is back! Come and join this laid-back philosophical discussion group, which explores a different question every time. Facilitated by Jon Wulff, this meeting is free and open to the public. Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Story Hour – Introduce your child to the world of reading and libraries by joining us for stories, finger-plays, and songs. Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.

Granby Library

Mule Trails to Iron Rails – Join the Middle Park High School Colorado History class at the Granby Public Library for its performance of Mule Trails to Iron Rails. Don’t miss this authentic presentation of Grand County History. Monday, Jan. 12, starting at 6 p.m. for social half-hour with treats and performance beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. For more information call the Granby Library at 887-2149.

Book Group – Join up as we gather around the fireplace and discuss “Julie and Julia” by Julie Powell. In an attempt to revitalize her marriage, restore her ambition, and save her soul by cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I”, in a period of 365 days. The result is a masterful medley of “Bridget Jones’ Diary” meets “Like Water for Chocolate,” mixed with a healthy dose of original wit, warmth, and inspiration that sets this memoir apart from most tales of personal redemption. Monday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m.

Picturing in America – An exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into our libraries. Join local artist, Howard Neville, for a fun interactive exploration of great American artists. Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, Jan. 26, at 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, Jan. 29, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Teen Section of the Granby Library.

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 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room. 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 to 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 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room.

Movie night – “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (PG) A CGI animated science fiction film that follows the continuing adventures within the Star Wars universe. Popcorn is provided. Monday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.

Juniper Library

Brown Bag Book Group – “My Sister’s Keeper,” by Jodi Picoult. A New York Times bestseller with ” . . . a fascinating character study framed by a complex, gripping story . . . A beautiful, heartbreaking, controversial and honest book.” ~Booklist Starred Review. Thursday, Jan. 8, 12:30 p.m.

Historical Program: 10th Mountain Division – Two of Colorado’s famed 10th Mountain Division soldiers will tell about their experiences at Camp Hale and overseas during World War II. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear first-hand about some of the many challenges they faced and overcame. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by Western Riviera Motel in Grand Lake. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1 to 2 p.m.

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 to 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

Adult Book Club will be discussing “An Unfinished Life” by Mark Spragg. An old rancher reluctantly takes in his daughter-in-law and granddaughter in this moving and well-crafted, if rather derivative second novel by Spragg. Monday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m.

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

Children’s Story Hour – Join us for special winter stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. Introduce your child to reading and the libraries. Special guest Carol Schroer will join us on Jan. 29. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Kremmling Library

For the first time ever in Kremmling, an After School Club geared for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! It’s a great opportunity for kids to craft, create, and socialize with each other. Please contact Lauren at 724-9228 for further information. Beginning Monday, Jan. 5th from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Basics Book Club – members can come and share their favorite books, articles, news items, and ideas for living naturally and going green. Wednesday, Jan. 7th at 6 p.m.

Brown Bag Book Brunch – reading “Beloved” by Toni Morrison. In the troubled years following the Civil War, the spirit of a murdered child haunts the Ohio home of a former slave. This angry, destructive ghost breaks mirrors, leaves its fingerprints in cake icing, and generally makes life difficult for Sethe and her family; nevertheless, the woman finds the haunting oddly comforting for the spirit is that of her own dead baby, never named, thought of only as Beloved. Wednesday, Jan. 21st at 11:30 a.m.

Movie Night: Mamma Mia! (PG-13) – The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father from three possible candidates told using songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA. Based on the hit Broadway musical. Popcorn is provided; bring a beverage and a friend! Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 6 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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