November Grand County library programs usher in winter
Grand County libraries
November is the month in Grand County when winter becomes a reality. Get ready for the season and enjoy some diversions during November @ Your Library. All Library programs are free unless otherwise mentioned.
Fraser Valley Library
– Local Presenter Al Barrett of Granby will share the story (and photos) of summiting Mount Everest at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Urban Community Meeting Room.
– The Fraser Financial Advisor Program presents John Bohan, a retirement planning counselor, who will explore the challenges, privileges and opportunities of owning your own business and planning for retirement. 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 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 at 10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays in the Urban Community Meeting Room.
– Feature film: “Into the Wild,” the true story about Chris McCandless, a good kid from a prosperous but unhappy family. He left home, burned his money, changed his name to Alexander Supertramp and in 1992 walked off into the Alaskan wilderness. 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the community room.
– Featured Craft: Dry Needle Felting Class – Learn the art of sculpting your very own felted wool snowman using a barbed needle, wool roving, and a little creativity. A $10 materials fee is required. 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the community room. Class size is limited. For more information and reservations, call Julie Horn at (970) 887-2149.
– The Writers Group offering friendly, constructive fellowship for writers. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the conference room.
– Computer Class: Learn the basics of the Internet, Word, and e-mail in this informal small-group session. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Teen Section of the Granby Library. Class size is limited. Call (970) 887-2149 for reservations.
– Book of the Month Club: The November book choice is:”Resurrection” by Tucker Malarkey. Check out the book at the Granby Library and join with others to share your thoughts. 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, by the fireplace.
– King’s Game: Chess for all ages is an opportunity to learn the game with an instructor or test your skills against other players. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays.
– 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. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays 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 stories, finger-plays, and songs. 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Community Room.
-ESL Class is an opportunity for people of all ages to improve their spoken English. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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 at 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in the Community Room.
– Armchair Traveler: China. Take a trip to China for free under the expert guidance of local resident and retired university professor, Dr. William Heiss! Dr. Heiss was a visiting professor in the Henan Province of China. He will show slides and talk about his experiences in Jing Jo, Xian (location of the fabulous terra cotta soldiers,) the Great Wall of China, Beijing, and much more. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Juniper Library.
There will be a follow-up program on Wednesday, Dec. 3, “China Revisited-2008” to see some of the phenomenal changes to the region over the past two decades.
– Brown Bag Book Group will be discussing “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” by Khaled Hosseini. “This is one of those unforgettable stories that stays with you for years. All the great themes of literature and life are the fabric of this extraordinary novel: love, honor, guilt, fear, redemption.” ~ Isabel Allende. 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at 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. 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Mountain Family Center.
– After School Club: Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with books, crafts, games, and a snack. 3:45 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Juniper Library.
– Toddler/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. 11 a.m. Fridays at the Juniper Library.
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. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.
– Movie Night at the Library: “The Spiderwick Chronicles.” Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.
– Movie Night at the Library: TBA. Please contact Emily at (970) 724-9228 for more information. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25.
-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. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
– 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. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.
– 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. 4 p.m. Fridays.
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