News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: May 2018
Castle Valley Lecture:
Firescaping and Landscape Management    
Thursday, May 3, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

Join us for an evening with the Castle Valley Fire Department.  The evening's discussion topics will include: (1) reducing your risk of wildfire, (2) common ignition sources and how to protect your home and community, and (3) history of fuels reduction projects in Castle Valley.

Moab Library Comic Con        

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

Free fun for all ages!  Mix and mingle with local comic enthusiasts, artists, and writers.  Get creative at the face painting, crazy hair styling, craft, and DIY comic flair stations.  Show off your costume for the chance to win prizes!!

Special guests include: Western Slope Ghostbusters, creators of the podcast Comic Talk616, costume Shadowfall Workshop, and members of the Star Wars Alpine Garrison.

We are going to have an amazing time celebrating fandom and all things comic con!

Visit our Comic Con Webpage for more details .
Friends of the Library Book Sale        

Friday, May 11 - Saturday, May 26
Moab Library Large Meeting Room
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.
Open Mic Night with Moab Poets & Writers 
Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 PM
Moab Library

Join us for an open mic session in partnership with the Moab Poets & Writers. Share some writing of your own or come listen to local artists share their work.

Light refreshments will be served.
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, May 24, 7:00 PM
Star Hall

Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era. Reaching well beyond a story of technology and innovation, "Happening" explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

The 2017 documentary is 71 minutes long and not rated.
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 
History in Your Attic

Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16
Moab Library Large Meeting Room
During Regular Library Hours 

Scan your family records for free!  All are welcome to bring historic (pre-1950s) primary source materials from Moab and surrounding areas and have them digitized.  Materials may include: letters, photographs, sketches, diaries, negatives, hand-drawn maps, slides, memoirs, or unpublished family histories. 

Digitized materials will be made available on Brigham Young University Library's History in Your Attic Digital Collection, the Mountain West Digital Library, and the Digital Public Library of America.  You keep your materials, and digital copies will be sent to you on a CD after the scanning event.

Sponsored by the Utah Academic Library Consortium and Mountain West Digital Library.  Presented in partnership with Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections. 
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.  
Library Closure        

The library will closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, May 9, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

May's selection is Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming.  Copies are available for checkout in the library.   
New participants are always welcome.

Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, May 18, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

May's selection is Eating Stone by Ellen Meloy. 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. 
Another excellent story time collaboration with the 
Moab  Music Festival


Thank you 
Bobby Hollahan, Casey Lawson, and Erin Groves for such a great Story Hour!
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 
Kids Summer Reading Program Kick Off!

Wednesday, June 6
1:30 PM in Star Hall
Storyteller: Linda Hartman 
Come listen to her amazing stories! 
Reading logs and bags will be available at Star Hall.


Community Event: Everything You Need to Know About Recycling 

Moab Library Large Meeting Room

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
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.
See you at Moab Library Comic Con! 
Grand County Public Library Staff

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