Grand County libraries will host a full calendar in February
Your libraries are celebrating the shortest month of the year with special presentations that include a sneak peek of a PBS special about our 16th president and a visit from a remarkable survivor, Aaron Ralston. Fraser Valley LibraryMovie 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. This stage-to-film adaptation of the 1999 West End musical stars Meryl Streep. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.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, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting Room.Socrates Caf – Join facilitator by Jon Wulff, in laid-back philosophical discussion group. Refreshments will be served. Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Urban Community Meeting RoomStory Hour – All children, 5 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.Fraser Valley Rec. District candidate forum Thursday, Feb. 5, 6 to 8 p.m. Editor Autumn Phillips of the Sky-Hi Daily News will be moderating a forum featuring candidates for the upcoming recall election of three Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District board members. The forum will give citizens a chance to meet the candidates, listen to their views and ask questions. Please call the library at 726-5689 for more information. Artist reception with Elizabeth Kurtak Thursday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Kurtak, a nationally acclaimed artist, will be hosting an artist reception featuring pieces of her work, which will be displayed inside the meeting room throughout the month of February. Come and meet the talented local artist, who will be featuring colorful paintings of animal life and local scenery. Refreshments will be served.Granby Library3-D Movie Matinee – Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Featuring The Jonas Brothers (G) The sold-out concert event that rocked the nation is now bursting in 3-D. This concert experience is so real it’s like having a backstage pass! Popcorn and 3-D glasses are provided. Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Community Room. Movie night – The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (PG-13) The third film in the The Mummy series is set in China. There, the discovery of an ancient emperor’s elaborate tomb unearths a curse that turned the emperor and his army into terra cotta warriors. With the curse lifted the emperor prepares for world domination by seeking immortality at Shangri La. Popcorn is provided. Monday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Sneak Peek – Looking for Lincoln. Celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial birthday by joining us for a free preview along with a panel discussion of the new PBS documentary: Looking for Lincoln, which publicly airs Feb. 12th. Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room.Rough Writers – Offering friendly, constructive fellowship for writers. Monday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. by the fireplace.Aron Ralston – Author of Between a Rock and a Hard Place, an extraordinary account of survival and strength in the face of adversity. Join Aron Ralston as he presents the full story behind the 2003 event that became worldwide news: his self-amputation of his right arm after it was caught between a boulder and a canyon wall in a remote area of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. This FREE presentation will be illustrated by a slide show of the author’s experiences. For more information call the Granby Library (970) 887-2149. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium at Middle Park High School. Book Group – Join us as we gather around the fireplace and discuss The Devil and the White City by Erik Larson. Larson’s breathtaking new history is a novelistic yet wholly factual account of the 1893 World’s Fair and the mass murderer who lurked within it. Monday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. by the fireplace.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, Feb. 28th 10:30-11:30 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 from 4:30 to 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 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 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room. Juniper LibraryBrown Bag Book Group – Tallgrass, by Sandra Dallas, a Denver author. A fictionalized account of a WWII Japanese internment camp here in Colorado. Based on the real-life camp Amache, near Grenada, Colo. Thursday, Feb. 12th 12:30 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 3:45-5:00 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 LibraryAfter 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 LibraryBrown Bag Book Brunch – Facilitated by Sherry Brence. Please call (970) 724-9228 for further information. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 11:30 a.m.Movie Night: High School Musical 3: Senior Year (G) – As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. After School Club geared for fourth, fifth and sixth 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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