News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: October 2017
Job Opening          

The library has an opening for a part-time Library Clerk position!

Grand County Human Resources is accepting applications until Friday, October 6 at 5:00 PM.
Visit the HR webpage for more information and the online application.
Castle Valley Film:
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. -IMDb

The 2013 drama is 106 minutes long and rated PG-13. 
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! 

Presented in partnership with Utah Humanities Book Festival.  
An Evening with Poet David Lee 
Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 PM
Moab Library

Former Utah Poet Laureate David Lee will return to the library to discuss and read from his work. Few poets working today have a keener eye for the complexities of small town life, mythology, and how the two blend together. Lee is the author of nearly twenty books and is professor emeritus at Southern Utah University.

Presented in partnership with Utah Humanities Book Festival.
Poems from the Grand Canyon

Friday, October 13, 6:30 PM
Moab Library 

Writers Peter Anderson and Rick Kempa will read from and discuss their collection Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon. Peter and Rick co-edited the book, which is a collection of poems by sixty-one writers offering poetic perspectives on the Grand Canyon from the rim, the river, and places in-between. The book was a finalist for a 2016 Colorado Book Award. 
Author Visit: Mark Fiege 
Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 PM
Moab Library

Historian Mark Fiege will discuss the environmental history of the Untied States and its complex relationship with its national parks. Fiege is the author of The Republic of Nature and an editor for the collection National Parks Beyond the Naion: Global Perspectives on "America's Best Idea." Fiege is also the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies at Montana State University.

The evening will be presented in partnership with Utah Humanities Book Festival.
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, October 19, 7:00 PM
Star Hall
An up-to the-minute examination of race in America, using James Baldwin's original words and rich archival material. The 2016 documentary film is 93 minutes long and rated PG-13.
Nominated Best Documentary Feature - 2017 Academy Awards

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 
Castle Valley Workshop:
Advance Health Directives     

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 PM
Castle Valley Library
During this free workshop, Jessica Walsh, R.N., and Katherine Williams, M.D., will discuss information on advance health care directives.  The workshop will help to answer questions about creating your own advance health care directive, reviewing or changing one you have, helping a friend or family member prepare one, and more.  
Presented in partnership with Grand County Hospice and and Moab Regional Hospital. 
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, October 3 - October 24

Beginning English for Spanish Speakers:
Thursdays, October 5 - October 26
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 PM
Library Board Room 

October's selection is The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens.  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, October 27, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

October'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. 
Friends of the Library Book Sale         

Saturday, October 21 - Saturday, November 4
During regular library hours

Interested in volunteering with the Friends of the Library?  Contact the Friends of the Library president, Belinda Ledbetter at 435-719-5086.
Star Party!          

Saturday, October 7, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Center Street Gym, 203 E Center St.

Join us for an exploration through space from the comfort of an inflatable planetarium! Presented in partnership with the Canyon Country Discovery Center.

Story Hour has never been so musical! 
You don't want to miss this one. 
Adult & Teen Summer Reading:
One more chance to win!      
If you participated in this year's Adult and Teen Summer reading program, complete a brief survey for the chance to win a $25 gift card from Back of Beyond Books! 


Grand County Public Library Staff

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