GCPL March 2023 Newsletter

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March 2023 Newsletter

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Deep Wild

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

Words from the Wild:

A Literary Reading

by Contributors to the Journal

Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry

Thursday, March 2nd

@ 7 pm

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. 

Free at the Moab Library Branch

*available for checkout at the library.

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. 

This month we interview mystery author

Scott Graham,

who will visit the library on March 17th.

Tune in to KZMU on Monday, March 6th

@ 5 pm to join the conversation!

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

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Take a look at some recently mentioned books

Scott Graham Flyer

Learn more about Scott Graham

Scott Graham Author Visit

Friday, March 17th

@ 7 pm

Join us for a talk and reading by Scott Graham, the National Outdoor Book Award-winning author of the acclaimed National Park Mystery Series, the latest being Canyonlands Carnage and Saguaro Sanction

Free at the Moab Library Branch 

Presented in Partnership with

Back of Beyond Books

Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois book cover

2nd Wednesday Book Club

March 8th @ 6 pm

The group will meet at the Moab Library to discuss The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

All are welcome!

Next month's read:

Take What You Can Carry

by Gian Sardar

Call the library to reserve your copy:


Castle Valley Book Club

The Castle Valley Book Club

will meet at the

Castle Valley Town Pavilion

at 9:30 am on Friday, March 31st to discuss Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell, and you're invited!

Please call 435-259-1111 for more info,

or to reserve your copy.

The April book selection is

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric Cline

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Judith Zimmerman Cloud painting

Judith Zimmerman

New Artwork on Display

Enjoy the artist's latest works, on display in the library this month. "I am fortunate to live in two magnificent locales: Castle Valley, Utah and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Both places render artistic adventures actuated by color, light, and the land."

-Judith Zimmerman

Moab Community Resource Center

Open House

Join us to tour the new Teen Center space and all the other resource center organizations!

Community Resource Center Open House March 4, 12-4 pm

We're Hiring!

Do you enjoy working with young people?

Ready to make a difference?

Grand County Public Library is hiring a part-time Teen Services Library Clerk to help serve our community's youth and families

at the new Teen Center located

at the new Community Resource Center.

I'm interested, tell me more!

Hiring Teen Library Services Clerk
Cosmo Cat with free covid tests

We still have 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

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Spring into Reading

2023 Youth Reading Challenge

March 1st - May 31st

Join the Challenge Today!

This spring, youth ages 0-18 are invited to spring into reading with Grand County Public Library. Log your reading and complete challenge activities to earn prizes from our reading challenge treasure chests and new colorful spring virtual badges!

To complete this challenge read whatever you want for a total of eight hours by May 31st.

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.

STEAM Storytime in the Moab Library, March 24, 6:30 pm

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




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

Music and Movement Storytime

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.

March 2023 Early Learning Calendar

March 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.

March Early Learning Tip - Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. Play helps children feel a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.

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

Cosmo Cat and flowers

Keep a Lookout for Springtime!

-Cosmo & Grand County Public Library Staff

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