News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: January 2018
No More Overdue Fees

Grand County Public Library is now late fine free!!  

From now on, simply return or renew items you have borrowed to be able to borrow more.  If you lose or damage a library item, you just need to cover its replacement cost to continue borrowing library materials.  
Learn more   
Text Notifications From Your Library           

Sign up to begin receiving text reminders on your cell phone!

If you would like to begin receiving text message notifications when items you've checked out are due or when items you've requested are available for pick up , please complete a brief form  to get started with this new library service.

Please note: This service is only intended to provide notifications. The library does not charge a fee for text notifications, but your cell phone plan's regular text messaging rates will still apply. You can change your library notification preferences at any time.
Photo Credit- Connie Massingale
Castle Valley Event:
Photographers of Castle Valley   
Thursday, January 4, 6:30 PM
Castle Valley Library

An evening in three parts:
Prelude 6:30 PM - Original Photography by the Castle Valley Photography Group.
Feature 7:00 PM - Plant Uses of Prehistoric Peoples in the Southwest: Research and Original Photography by Connie Massingale.
Finale 8:15 PM - A Tribute to Bears Ears: Original Photography by Connie Massingale.
Refreshments provided by the Castle Valley Photography Group.
Film Screening & Discussion   

Friday, January 12, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

The Library is pleased to partner with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center for a free screening of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. The film is the first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, and activist Maya Angelou. 

The documentary is 114 minutes long and not rated. 
Stay for a post film discussion!  Refreshments will be served.
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, January 18, 7:00 PM
Star Hall

A decade after climate change entered the heart of popular culture, how close are we to a real energy revolution? The 2017 documentary is 98 minutes long and rated PG.
Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 Cannes Film Festival 
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 
Family Film Night   

Wednesday, January 24, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

In this animated adventure, Gru meets his long lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.  The film is 90 minutes long and rated PG.

The library will have popcorn to share!
TEDxMoabLibrary Lunch Hour
Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room 

Bring your own lunch and join us for a TED inspired lunch hour!  
Over lunch we will watch recorded talks related to the theme Discomfort Zone. 
For more information about TED visit their website at
Light refreshments will be provided. 
Adult Coloring

Wednesdays 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

Drop in and express your creativity in a relaxing environment.  The library will provide the materials and hot drinks.  
Caption Contest

New Year, New Library Display   

Stop by our display of exercise books and DVDs for ideas on how to stay active in the new year!    
Enter the cartoon caption contest for a chance to win a five piece exercise set!  Winner will be selected on Tuesday, January 30. 
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, January 10, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

January's selection is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.  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.

Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, January 26, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

January's selection is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. 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. 
Library Closures       

The library will be closed on Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
KUED Reading Marathon Minecraft Party

Thursday, January 11, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room 

Everyone who read during the month of November is invited!! 
Musical Story Hour Series

Saturday, January 20, 10:30 AM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room  

January Artist: Our first Musical Story Hour features local musician Sand Sheff and his guitar. Sand teaches music at Moab Charter School, co-owns the Backyard Theater, and is the leader of the local band Quicksand Soup. Come join us for story time, singing, live music, and crafts all about the guitar!
Future musical story hours will be held on April 14, July 14, and October 13.
For more info visit 
Free Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, and More!        

Use your library card for 24/7 access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and popular digital magazines.

Visit the library's Digital Collections page or contact us at 435-259-1111 for assistance getting started.


Grand County Public Library Staff

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