News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: April 2018
Castle Valley Film:
Free Screening
Thursday, April 5, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. - IMDb

The 2017 dramatic film is 125 minutes long and rated PG-13.
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 PM
Star Hall

A powerful visual expression of the current refugee crisis, the greatest human displacement since World War II.  Directed by Ai Weiwei.

Winner: Five Awards - 2017 Venice Film Festival

The 2017 documentary is 140 minutes long and rated PG-13.
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 
Moab Poets & Writers Workshop:
The Tools in My Tool Kit         

Saturday, April 21, 3:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

Come and learn about 3 valuable writing resources from the winners of last year's short story writing contest.  There will be drawings to win a copy of each resource discussed during the workshop. All are welcome.
TEDxMoabLibrary Lunch Hour
Tuesday, April 24, 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: Attention. 
For more information about TED visit their website at
Light refreshments will be served. 
Family Film Night:   

Wednesday, April 25, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

A sweeping animated film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.  During her journey, Moana meets the mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. 

The film is 107 minutes long and rated PG.

The library will have popcorn to share!
Moab Library Comic Con        

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Moab Library

Mark your calendars and start planning your costume for the fourth annual Moab Library Comic Con!

This year, there will be panel sessions from podcasters Comic Talk616, Shadowfall Workshop, and members of the Star Wars Alpine Garrison.

Participate in the costume contest or art contest for the chance to win prizes!

Visit our Comic Con Webpage for more details .
April is National Poetry Month

Stop by the Moab Library this month and write a poem on a post-it.  Share something of your own or a long time favorite you know by heart.  We will be collecting and displaying post-it poems all month long.  
Community Ping Pong

Wednesdays, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Castle Valley Library    

Stop by the Castle Valley Library on Wednesday afternoons for some ping pong excitement!  Board games, checkers, chess, and jigsaw puzzles are also available in the library during ping pong afternoons.  
Notice of Late Opening          

The library will open at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 12 due to a staff meeting.

Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, April 11, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

April's selection is Dalva by Jim Harrison.  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, April 27, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

April's selection is Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott. 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. 
Musical Story Hour Series
Saturday April 14, 10:30 AM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room 
Join us for another excellent story time collaboration with the 
Moab  Music Festival

We will be featuring the music of
Bobby Hollahan and Casey Lawson
two members of the 
Fiery Furnace M arching B and
Future musical story hours will be held at 10:30 AM in the Moab Library on July 14, and October 13.  For more info visit 
Community Event: Everything You Need to Know About Recycling 

Moab Library Large Meeting Room

April 5, 6:00 PM - Recycling Plastics
April 19, 6:00 PM - Recycling Metals, Glass & Paper
May 3, 6:00 PM - Hazardous & Electronic Waste

Learn all about the recycling process in Moab during this series featuring the experts at the Solid Waste Special Service District #1 (SWSSD#1).  There will opportunities to ask questions about how to recycle various materials, how these materials are used in Moab, where they end up in the national and international recycling market, and the future of recycling in our community.

Hosted by Moonflower Community Cooperative
Community Event: Free Screening of AUDRIE & DAISY Documentary

Thursday, April 26, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room 

Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center will host a viewing and discussion of the documentary film "Audrie & Daisy" to focus on the theme of this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month - Embrace Your Voice.  
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.
Happy Spring Wishes to All! 
Grand County Public Library Staff

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