News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: September 2017
Castle Valley Event
Understanding the Broadway Musical Hamilton  
Thursday, September 7, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

Who are the major characters? Do you know the history behind the play? Familiarize yourself with the lyrical text through round-robin reading.

Mobile tablets and laptops will be used to view the script.  If possible, please bring your own tablet to reduce crowding. 

To participate or for more information, please contact Castle Valley Library staff at 435-259-9998 or email by Wednesday, September 6.
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, September 21, 7:00 PM
Star Hall
A fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016. The 2017 documentary film is 81 minutes long and not rated.
Official Selection - 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Post-film Skype Q&A with director David Byars.

Shown in partnership with the Utah Film Center.  Utah Film Circuit screenings are made possible by the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, Zions Bank, My Good Fund, and the Moab Sun News.

More upcoming Film Circuit screenings 
Open Mic Night with Moab Poets & Writers

Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 PM
Moab Library 

Join us for an open mic session in partnership with the Moab Poets & Writers. Share some writing or musical lyrics of your own or come listen to local artists share their work.

Light refreshments will be served.  
Author Visit: Sylvia Torti 
Thursday, September 28, 7:00 PM
Moab Library

Author Sylvia Torti will discuss and read from her new book Cages.  The novel comes out of a decade of conversation with her colleague Franz Goller in his birdsong lab.  Sylvia was intrigued by how birds communicate and remember songs, and she was curious how it applied to human communication.  Cages centers around people working in a similar lab and exploring these questions.

In addition to writing novels, Sylvia is an Adjunct Professor in biology, as well as the current Dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah. 

The evening will be presented in partnership with Utah Humanities Book Festival and the Moab Festival of Science.

Author Visit:
Ian Doescher, Author of William Shakespeare's Star Wars Books
Friday, October 6, 7:00 PM
Moab Library

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away when author Ian Doescher brings his sublime Shakespearean retelling of George Lucas's epic Star Wars to our library! 

Check out Ian's Star Wars Sonnet Generator website at or learn more about the event!

Presented in partnership with Utah Humanities Book Festival.

Summer Reading for Adults & Teens!   

May 31 - September 13
Your chance to win prizes for reading! 

Earn tickets for reading or listening to books, writing book reviews, and/or reading to kids (they don't even need to be library books). Use your tickets to enter prize drawings. 
Discover how it works

Prize drawings each week through September 13!

Grand prize drawings on September 13
Teens: Two tickets to Raven's Rim Zipline
Adults: $100 gift card to Back of Beyond Books donated by the Friends of the Library

Library Closed        

The library will be closed for one week:
Monday, September 4 - Saturday, September 9 for updates to the facility and staff training.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Free Spanish/English Classes
Certified ESL teacher and former high school Spanish teacher, Leroy Webb, will offer free weekly Spanish/English classes in September and October in the library.

Beginning Spanish for English Speakers:
Tuesdays, September 12 - October 24

Beginning English for Spanish Speakers:
Thursdays, September 14 - October 26
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 PM
Library Board Room 

September's selection is Tribe by Sebastian Junger.  Copies are available for checkout in the library. 
Kindles with the ebook version pre-loaded are also available for checkout!  New participants are always welcome.

More upcoming book club picks 
Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, September 29, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

September's selection is Anasazi America: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place by David E. Stuart.  New participants are always welcome!

The Castle Valley Library is located in the Castle Valley Community Center and is staffed Tuesdays 9AM - 1PM, Wednesday 12PM - 4PM, Friday 1PM - 5PM. 
The library's Chain of Kindness just  keeps getting longer!  

Grand County kids are making
a difference through kindness
Kids Summer Reading prizes are still available!  

Read every day.

Bring in your reading logs to get your summer reading prizes!


Grand County Public Library Staff

Grand County Public Library | 435-259-1111 |