News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: May 2017
Moab Library Comic Con!!!         

Saturday, May 6
10 AM - 4 PM

Free, fun, family event celebrating fandom and all things comic con!!

This year we've got a Tolkien expert, members of the 501st Alpine Garrison (Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, and more from the Dark Side!), and the amazing costume experts Shadowfall Workshop.

You can also participate in the costume contest, win door prizes, and visit with local authors, artists, and comic enthusiasts. 

For more info visit: Moab Library Comic Con
Castle Valley Lecture: Utah Noxious Weeds  
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

Tim Higgs, County Weed Control Supervisor, will explain what noxious weeds are and the negative effects they can have on the environment.  Learn which noxious weeds are in your area and what you can do to help stop their spread. 

Visit the library's website for information on more upcoming events.
Sustainable Communities Panel Discussion: Solar Energy

Thursday, May 4, 6:30 PM
Library Large Meeting Room

Panel discussion will focus on the fundamentals of solar energy.  Local solar experts will discuss the basics of solar and answer policy questions.  Presented in partnership with Community Rebuilds. 
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, May 25
7:00 PM in Star Hall
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree, develops an unlikely friendship with his boisterous new neighbors.  Based on the novel by Fredrik Backman.  The film is 116 minutes long and rated PG-13.

Presented in Swedish with English subtitles.
Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film - 2017 Academy Awards.

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 
Summer Reading for Adults & Teens!   

Kick Off Event
Saturday, June 3, 9:00 AM
Moab Library Courtyard

Join the library and the Resiliency Hub for a fun and hands-on morning creating shelter for native bees.  Learn how to build better habitat for our native pollinators using locally available materials.  Participants will create their own bee shelter to take home.  For all the details please visit the library's event calendar
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.
Library Closure      

The library will close at 5pm Wednesday, May 17 - Friday, May 19 so that library staff may attend the Utah Library Association Conference.

The library will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, May 10, 6:00 PM
Library Board Room 

May's selection is Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong.  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, May 26, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

May's selection is Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik.  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. 
2017 Kids Summer Reading Kick Off Party
Mr. Kneel

Wednesday, May 31, 1:30 PM
Star Hall 


Kids Summer Reading Program

Wednesday Activities begin May 31st.
We have a summer of fun planned.
Don't miss it!


Grand County Public Library Staff
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