News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: February 2017
Castle Valley Film

Thursday, February 2, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. -IMDb

The film is 1 hour 47 minutes long and rated PG-13.

Watch the trailer

Visit the library's website for information on more upcoming events.
Author Event: Mark Sundeen

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM
Library Large Meeting Room 

Author Mark Sundeen will talk about his most recent book The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America.  A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for - or create - a better existence.

Presented in partnership with Back of Beyond Books and Community Rebuilds. 
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, February 23
7:00 PM in Star Hall
Do Not Resist is an account of the increasing use of military weapons and tactics by local law enforcement in the United Stated, counterpointed with civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. -IMDb

The film is 70 minutes long and not rated.
Winner: Best Documentary - 2016 Tribecca Film Festival.

Watch a trailer.

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

More upcoming Film Circuit screenings 
Watershed Stewardship and Permaculture in Castle Valley      

Saturday, February 25, 10:00 AM
Castle Valley Library

Free workshop with Jeff Adams and Jeremy Lynch in partnership with Canyonlands Watershed Council.  During this interactive workshop participants will discover the fundamentals of permaculture design, learn techniques for watershed stewardship, and participate in assessment and visioning sessions. Examples of local and regional projects will highlight shovel-ready solutions. Building on the classroom presentation, participants will transition outdoors to engage in the art of "reading the landscape" and discuss site-specific opportunities. 
Theme: Acknowledging Our Bias  

Tuesday, February 28, 12:00 PM
Large Meeting Room

Bring your own lunch and join us for a TED inspired lunch hour!
Over lunch, we will watch recorded TED talks from writer Eli Pariser, mechanical engineer and social advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied, and public-interest lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson.

Light refreshments will also be provided.

TED is an organization devoted to spreading ideas.  The library is proud to host independently organized TEDx events.  For more information about TED visit their website at    
Library Closures     

The library will open at 1 PM on Thursday, February 16 due to a staff training.

The library will be closed Monday, February 20 for Presidents' Day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 PM
Library Board Room 

February's selection is Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  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.

March's selection is The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek.

More upcoming book club picks 
Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, February 24, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

February's selection is Family Life by Akhil Sharma.  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 Minecraft Party was a huge success. 
Thank you for participating in the KUED Reading Marathon!
Waiting to collect Minecraft inventory
Watch out Creeper
Can you guess what it is?
Minecraft Bingo
Need a little help?  
The library is a great place to get some homework help.  We can set you up on a computer or help you with other materials. 
Stop by and let us lend a hand :) 


Grand County Public Library Staff
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