GCPL Newsletter April 2019
Library News & Updates:
April 2019
April is National Poetry Month
Celebrate Poetry Month with us by visiting our interactive Paint Chip Poetry display at the Moab Library!

Create small poems using the paint chips and incorporate the color's name into your poem.

We'll have the poetic rainbow on display this month for all to enjoy!
KZMU Audio Book Club
We will be on air with Back of Beyond Books at 5pm on Monday, April 1 for KZMU's monthly Audio Book Club! We'll be discussing our latest bookish pursuits and upcoming local literary events.
Tune in locally at 90.1 FM or 106.7 FM or live stream at KZMU.org
THE WILD BUNCH
Film Screening with Author W.K. Stratton
Wednesday, April 3 at Star Hall
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Stratton to speak at 6:00 PM
Film to start at 6:30 PM
Author W. K. Stratton will visit Moab to discuss his new book The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film. At 6:00 pm, Mr. Stratton will discuss his book with the audience and introduce the film. We'll enjoy a full screening of The Wild Bunch and Mr. Stratton will stay for a short post-film Q&A.
This special event is presented in partnership with the Center for the Book at Utah Humanities and the Utah Film Center with additional support from the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission and Back of Beyond Books.
Musical Story Hour
Saturday, April 6, 10:30 AM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

This special story hour will feature a music-themed children's story, live instrument demonstration, and a musical activity. Appropriate for children of all ages.
Future Musical Story Hour Dates: July 13 and October 12
Second Wednesday Book Club
Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room
April's selection is Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales. Copies are available for checkout in the library. New participants are always welcome!

The Library is Participating in ArtWalk!
Saturday, April 13, 5:00 PM
Moab Library

The library will be showcasing Grand County High School student art during April's ArtWalk event. GCHS art classes represented in the exhibit include: Film Photography, Drawing, Digital Photography, Acrylic Painting, and Advanced Arts.
If you can't make it to the ArtWalk, GCHS art work will be on display at the library until May 7, 2019. Thanks to the art students, Ms Moore, and Ms Green for sharing!
The Moab Library is getting a new coat of paint
Scheduled for April 15 - 17, All Day
Moab Library
The Moab Library will receive a new coat of interior paint to repair the recent water damage. The building will remain open to the public but may smell of paint fumes for a few days.
Moab Poets & Writers Poetry Slam
Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room
Celebrate Poetry Month with a Moab Poets & Writers poetry slam. Anyone that would like to participate can sign-up at the start of the event. Time limit for slam performers is 3 minutes.

Light refreshments will be served.
Castle Valley Film
FIRST MAN
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. - IMDb

The 2018 biography-drama is 141 minutes long and rated PG-13.
Colorado River Science: Moab
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 PM @ Star Hall
River historian, author, and archivist Roy Webb will discuss Colorado and Green River history, the books his work inspired, and the creation of the Utah River Running Archives.
Friday, April 26, 7:00 PM @ Star Hall
Author and High Country News journalist Jonathan Thompson will discuss how politics, science, and power in the rural west impact rivers and people who depend on them.
Presented in partnership with Utah State University and Science Moab.
Castle Valley Book Group
Friday, April 26, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library
April's selection is The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu. Copies are available for checkout.

New participants are always welcome!
TEDxMoabLibrary Lunch Hour
Theme: Million Dollar Questions
Tuesday, April 30, 12:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room
Bring your own lunch and join us for a TED inspired lunch hour. Over lunch, we will watch recorded talks related to the theme: Million Dollar Questions. Hot drinks will be served.

For more info about TED visit their website at TED.com
Use Your Library Card to Download eBooks, Audiobooks, and more!
Your library card gives you free 24/7 access to thousands of ebooks , audiobooks , digital magazines , and language learning tools !

Visit our digital collections webpage or contact us at 435-259-1111 for assistance getting started.
Happy Spring!

Sincerely,

Grand County Public Library Staff
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