GCPL February 2023 Newsletter

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February 2023 Newsletter

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Wednesday, February 15th

USGS Stream Gages:

How They Work and How to Get the Data

with Chris Wilkowske, Hydrologist

USGS, Utah Water Science Center

  • An introduction to the USGS National Streamgaging Network.
  • A summary of how a gage measures the river stage and computes flow in cubic feet per second.
  • How to access real-time streamflow information using the National Water Dashboard.
  • How to subscribe to Water-alerts. Water-alerts will send an email or text message to the user based on an input threshold.
  • An overview of Moab area gages and the peaks that were measured during summer 2022.


6 pm in the Moab Library's Large Meeting Room

Flood Forecasting with USGS Gages

Postfire Debris Flow Hazards: Safety Tips

Radio Book Club:

Hard Back Radio on KZMU

On the first Monday of every month, the library teams up with Back of Beyond Books to bring you the latest exciting literary news, and discuss

the best of what we're reading. 

Tune in to KZMU on Monday, February 6th

@ 5 pm to join the conversation!

90.1 or 106.7 FM or click "listen live" from www.kzmu.org.

2nd Wednesday Book Club

February 8th @ 6 pm

The group will meet at the Moab Library to discuss "Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old" by John Leland

All are welcome!

Next month's read:

"The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois"

by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

Call the library to reserve your copy:


February Library Closures

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents' Day.

Attention, Denizens of

Castle Valley!

Castle Valley

Game Day:

Ping Pong Party!

Each Friday, from 12:30-2:30,

you are invited to join the fun at the Castle Valley Library!

We're having a blast playing Ping Pong and would be pleased to welcome you, too!

Castle Valley Book Club

The Castle Valley Book Club will meet at the Castle Valley Town Pavilion

at 9:30 am on Friday, February 24th to discuss "To Boldly Grow" by Tamar Haspel, and you're invited!

Please call 435-259-1111 for more info, or to reserve your copy.

The March book selection is

"Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell

Save the Date:

Tell me more about

Deep Wild

* A portion of book sales will be donated to the Friends of the Library

Words from the Wild

Thursday, March 2nd @ 7 pm

A literary reading by contributors

to the journal

Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry.

Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry is the home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. Each summer, the journal publishes poems, essays, stories, and visual art that convey the experiences and insights of adventures pursued by foot, skis, kayak, horseback, or other non-motorized means. So far it has featured close to 200 writers who have raised their voices in celebration of and in defense of wild places. 

We've still got Free

COVID Self-Test Kits!

Located at the library's front desk, these handy self-test kits will give you results in a mere 15 minutes.

Come pick up enough for your

whole household. Free!

*Cute cat not included

2023 For the Love of Reading

Youth Reading Challenge

Feb. 1st - 28th

Join the Challenge Today!

This February, youth ages 0-18, can share their love of reading with fun activities and lots of reading!

To complete this challenge read whatever you want for a total of four hours or more during February 2023.

Make sure you log every single minute you spend reading, no matter what you read - books, ebooks, graphic novels, comics, audio books, and magazines all count. Reading aloud counts twice - once for the reader and once for the listener!

Everyone who registers for this challenge earns a registration reward from our reading reward treasure chest. We have hot cocoa packets in the treasure chest, while supplies last!

Saturday, February 4th

10:30 am @ Star Hall

 Moab Music Festival artists will present Carnival of the Animals by French composer Charles Camille Saint-Saens, with Angelica Salazar's narration and violin, Steven White on cello, and Michael Barrett on piano. We encourage all participants to come dressed as their favorite animal (animal PJs are also a great choice!), and bring their favorite animal stuffy.

Musical Story Hour is a collaboration between the Moab Music Festival and the Grand County Public Library, with additional support from the Synergy Company and the City of Moab. It is always free and suitable for all ages.


Children's Early Learning Activity Backpacks

2 Week Checkout!

See a list of all the backpacks and put one on hold for pickup.

 We have 21 different backpacks that are full of high-quality early learning materials and books. Every backpack comes with an activity guide to help make learning fun! The activity guides provide easy-to-follow instructions and tips for conversations and additional activities to increase learning.

Evening Storytime


6:30-7:30 pm

All ages welcome, this storytime is geared towards ages 3-10 and their caregivers.




3:30-4:30 pm

All ages welcome, this program is geared towards ages 6-12.



for 4th grade and up


5:15-6:15 pm

Active Songs, Rhymes, and One or Two Short Books

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am in the library's large meeting room.

All ages welcome, this storytime is geared towards ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

February 2023

Early Learning Calendar

Read! Talk! Write! Play! Sing! Count!

Available in both English and Spanish! Click for a digital copy or pick one up at the library.

February Early Learning Tip - Engage your child in back and forth conversations about the books you read. Children learn more words when they have the opportunity to respond to questions.

Please call us or email info@moablibrary.org with any questions. We are here to help.

Stay Cozy, Everyone!

-Cosmo & Grand County Public Library Staff

Grand County Public Library | 435-259-1111 | www.moablibrary.org