GCPL November 2022 Newsletter

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November 2022 Newsletter

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2nd Wednesday Book Club

November 9th @ 6 pm

The group will meet at the Moab Library to discuss "Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest" by Suzanne Simard.

All are welcome!

Next month's read: "Klara and the Sun"

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Call the library to reserve your copy:


Library Closure

The Moab and Castle Valley Library Branches will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11th and Saturday, November 12th in observance of Veteran's Day. We will reopen on

Monday, November 14th at 9 am.

Please remember to thank a veteran for their service to our country!

Saturday, November 19th

A Visit from The Desert Oracle:

Ken Layne

Storytime for Grownups!

UFO's, Haunted Petroglyphs, Disappearing Hikers and more!

Ken Layne, radio show host, author and aficionado of the anomalous, has been researching and collecting bizarre and mysterious stories from the desert southwest for years.

Join the fun as he regales us with tales of high strangeness!


Presented in partnership with Back of Beyond Books

Sat. 11/19 @ 7 pm | Moab Library Branch

Now Hiring: Part-time

Castle Valley Library Assistant

Duties include delivering responsive, friendly customer service and assisting with library programming and outreach at the

Castle Valley Library Branch.

For more information, or to submit an application and resume, visit


Library Closures in Late November

The library will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd, and will remain closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday until Monday, November 28th.

Castle Valley Library Branch will be closed

Thursday 11/24 and Friday 11/25.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Cosmo Calendars are Here!

You asked and we listened! Quite a few of you encouraged us to create a

a 2023 calendar featuring Cosmo, your favorite Library Cat, in all his funny, furry glory. Now available for $20.

All proceeds support the library!


Save the Date: Dec. 8th

An Evening with Stephen Trimble

Reading from his latest book "The Mike File: A Story of Grief and Hope", Trimble grapples with his brother's heartrending struggle with misunderstood and untreated mental illness.

*Post-reading discussion with local psychotherapist Terry Galen.

Free! 7 pm @ the Moab Library Branch

Presented in Partnership with

Back of Beyond Books.

Read with a Ranger


Saturday, December 3rd

@ 10:30am

in the library's

large meeting room

Join us for stories and a craft with National Parks Ranger Sofia Nicholson!

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

Family Stories Reading Challenge For All Ages!

Last day to log reading and activities is Nov. 30th.

This reading challenge celebrates our histories and stories passed down from generations. Tales of laughter, adventure, and love can carry us through the years. Record your own origin story, listen to stories from loved ones, and read books about families of all shapes and sizes. Log your reading and activities to earn virtual badges throughout the challenge.  

To complete this challenge, read a total of four hours or more by November 30th. Reading to someone or being read to counts too! Choose your own registration and completion rewards from one of our Treasure Chests!

Sign Up and Log Your Reading Now!

Preregistration for Winter Reading starts 11/21/22!

Active Songs, Rhymes, and One or Two Short Books

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

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

Please note - There will be no storytime on Monday, November, 21st or Monday, November 28th.

Evening Storytime


December 1st


6:30-7:30 pm

Thursday 12/15 will be a Cookie Storytime, with cookies and hot cocoa!

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


Crafternoon and Stories Club

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm until the end of November

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

November 9: Indonesia

November 16: Italy

November 23: No Club This Week

November 30: Australia

Untitled Design




3:30-4:30 pm until the end of November

No Club on Tuesday 11/22/22

Starting in December

Club will be Wednesdays

3:30-4:30 pm

This program is geared towards ages 6-12, but all ages are welcome.

November 2022

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.

November Early Learning Tip - Listening to nursery rhymes and songs is an early literacy experience that helps children understand how language and stories work.

Teen Corner

Youth Vape Prevention Education Dinner

Thursday, November 10th | 6:30 - 8 pm

Margaret Hopkin Middle School Lecture Hall

Grand County parents and guardians of youth in 5th-12th grades are invited to attend a presentation on youth vaping prevention.

FREE meal catered by Zax Restaurant and swag bags for the first 50 registered participants!

Register: GrandCo-ParentGuardian-VapePrevention.eventbrite.com

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

New Teen Maker Cart!!

Available for In-Library Use During Teen Hours:

M-F 12pm-8pm

Arduino Starter Kit, Makey Makey, Sphero Mini, Sphero Specdrums, Elegoo Robot Car, Crochet Kits, Weaving Kits,

3-D Pen, Dual Microscope, Snap Circuits, Speed Cubes,

Rubiks Connected, Paper Crafts, Take & Make Crafts,

and more to come...


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

See You in the Library!

-Cosmo & Grand County Public Library Staff

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