Fill your December at the Grand County libraries
The snow is falling and the holidays are near. Enjoy some diversions during December @ Your Library and get into the spirit. All Library programs are free unless otherwise mentioned.
Fraser Valley Library
– Live music and poetry starring local artists. Join us for a blend of live music and heart-felt poetry with local writer Al Siekert, and musicians Ali Grayson and Franklin Brown. Al’s writings reflect a series of lifetime experiences, while the music of Ali and Franklin is a mix of bluegrass, folk, contemporary and classical. Thursday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.
– Gallery opening: Artist Bridget Cookson, who teaches a ceramics class to local children, is hosting a gallery showing of her students’ colorful and unique artwork to help celebrate the creativity of our youth in Grand County. Refreshments will be provided by local restaurants. The library’s meeting room will display the ceramic works throughout the month. Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.
– “Elf” the movie: To celebrate the holiday spirit, we will be featuring the movie “Elf” starring Will Ferrell. This funny and family-oriented movie is about a child mistakenly raised as an elf at the North Pole, and his quest to fit back into the life with his biological father who lives in New York City. Rated PG. Thursday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.
-Fiber Group: Everyone is welcome to join this informal and fun group and share their current fiber project, whether it be knitting, crochet or quilt work. Call 970-726-2844 for more information, or just drop by. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to noon.
– Writers Group: Come and join this social gathering of local writers working to improve their writing skills. Call Susan at (970) 531-1952 for more information, or drop by. Mondays at 10 a.m.
– 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.
– Featured Craft: Dry Needle Felting – Learn the art of sculpting your very own felted wool snowman using a barbed needle, wool roveling, and a little creativity. A $10 fee is required. Limited class size. For more information call Julie Horn. Monday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m.
– Book Group – Join up as we gather around the fireplace and discuss “Resurrection” by Tucker Malarkey. Monday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m.
– Christmas Concert. Enjoy the sweet tunes of our young local talent from the East Grand School District as they help bring in the holiday season. Monday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.
– 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 (970) 887-2149 for reservations. Thursday, Dec. 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Teen Section of the Granby Library.
-Santa is coming. Friday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. Be sure to tell Santa what you’d like for Christmas.
– The Writers Group offering friendly, constructive fellowship for writers. Monday, Dec. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room.
– Family Movie Night: “Wall E” from Disney and Pixar Studios. Rated G. Monday, Dec. 29, 6 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 to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room. For more information call Gina at (970) 531-1078.
– Preschool Story Hour: This program is a great way to introduce young children to the world of reading and libraries. Please join us for special story hours this month featuring holiday stories, finger-plays, and songs. 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 (970) 531-1078.
– Infant/Toddler Story Time: With stories, finger-plays, and songs we will introduce your young child to reading and the libraries. Please join us for special holiday stories Thursdays at 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room.
– Preschool Story Hour: Join us for special holiday 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: Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with books, crafts, games, and a snack. This month we’ll be having a Tamale Fiesta and special movie matinee of “Charlie Brown’s Christmas” with popcorn! Thursdays at 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the Juniper Library.
– Toddler/Preschool Story Hour: Join us for special holiday stories, finger-plays, and songs. Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Juniper Library. Special guest, J.R. Faivre will present the “Polar Express” story on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008.
Hot Sulphur Springs Library
– Children’s Story Hour: Please join us for crafts, stories, finger-plays, and songs. Introduce your child to reading and the libraries. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
– Basics Book Club – Members can come and share their favorite books, articles, news items, and ideas for living naturally and going green. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m.
– Curious Creature Craft – presented by Janet Schayer. Supplies needed – Sewing Machine, Scissors, Pins, Needle, Thread, Stuffing Tool, and $5 for materials. Registration is needed for this program. Please call Emily Pedersen at (970) 724-9228 to sign up. Monday, Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m.
– Brown Bag Book Club – Reading “The Christmas Box” by Richard Paul Evans. An inspiring holiday tale tells the touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her, and the ways in which they discover together the first gift of Christmas and what the holiday is really all about. Written by the author as a token of affection for his daughters, The Christmas Box has captured the hearts and minds of over a million readers. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 11:30 a.m.
– Santa is coming. Come to a special story hour with Santa as a guest. Thursday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m.
– Moms and Tots (ages 2 and under): This program is geared toward those parents wanting to teach their babies 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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