News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: April 2017
Poetry Month!   

Pay with a poem in April

In celebration of National Poetry Month the library will accept original poetry in lieu of late fees during the month of April. 

Late fees are not required for poem submission.  Anyone can join in to help us celebrate National Poetry Month! 
Panel Discussion with Fire Chief Ron Drake   
Thursday, April 6, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

Your local firefighters encourage everyone to attend this vital dialog about what we can do and how we can work together.  Fire Chief Ron Drake will lead the discussion.

Panelists include:
Cody Greaves, Grand County Fire Warden
Jason Johnson, Utah Dept. of Natural Resources SE Area Manager
Jazmine Duncan, Firefighter/Town Council Member
Mitch Stock, Fire Commission Chairman
Bob Russell, Fire Commission Treasurer

Discussion topics will include:
What about the upcoming fire season?
How does the community pay for a big fire?
What do you get for your fire protection tax dollars?
And more!   

Visit the library's website for information on more upcoming events.
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, April 20
7:00 PM in Star Hall
From Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville, comes the story of the international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  The 2015 documentary is 96 minutes long and rated PG-13.

Official Selection: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, 2015 Berlin International 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 
Theme: The Science of Happiness

Tuesday, April 25, 12:00 PM
Library Large Meeting Room

Bring your own lunch and join us for a TED inspired lunch hour!
Over lunch, we will watch recorded TED talks related to the theme: The Science of Happiness.

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 Closure      

The library will open late at 12:00 PM on Thursday, April 27 due to a staff training.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 PM
Library Board Room 

April's selection is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  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, April 28, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

April's selection is A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin.  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. 
Moab Library Comic Con!!!         

Saturday, May 6

Mark your calendars because the third annual Moab Library Comic Con is coming soon!!

Costume contest, authors, prizes, artists, comic enthusiasts, and more!!

Friends of the Library Book Sale

May 13th - 27th
Library Large Meeting Room
During Regular Library Hours 

Interested in volunteering with the Friends of the Library? Contact Belinda Ledbetter, President of the Friends @ 435-719-5086.
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. 


Grand County Public Library Staff
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