GCPL November 2023 Newsletter

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November 2023 Newsletter

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Vengeance is Mine:

The Mountain Meadows Massacre

and Its Aftermath

with author and historian

Barbara Jones Brown

Friday, November 3 @ 7 pm

Barbara Jones Brown reads from her new book, cowritten with Richard E. Turley, a follow-up to the groundbreaking Massacre at Mountain Meadows. A slide show of historical photos will accompany a reading and discussion of the aftermath of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre and its many ties to southern Utah, including to the famous John Wesley Powell expedition.

Free @ the Moab Library Branch

Presented in partnership with

Back of Beyond Books

Soul is Waterproof

with Matt Moseley

Thursday, November 9 @ 7 pm

"People can't live where fish can't swim"

Adventure swimmer and author Matt Moseley will read from his new book Soul is Waterproof and discuss how he uses his swims from around the world to raise awareness about water -- one of the most critical issues of our time.

Free @ the Moab Library Branch

Library Closures

The Moab Library will be closed on

Friday, Nov. 10 & Saturday, Nov. 11

in observance of Veteran's Day.

Remember to thank a veteran!

We will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 22

and remain closed until Monday, Nov. 27.

Wishing you a delicious

and happy Thanksgiving!

Your fabulous

Castle Valley Librarian


is here for you!

Castle Valley Library


Mondays - Thursdays, 10 am - 2 pm

Closed on Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

For more info email [email protected]

or call 435-259-9998

Closed Nov. 22 - 27

Regular Hours:

Mon - Thurs, 3 - 8 pm

Fri, 2 - 8 pm

Moab Library Teen Center

A fun & safe place for teens

Free Snacks! 3-D Printer! Board Games!

Video Games!

... did we mention free snacks?

Located in the

Community Resource Center

121 W. 200 S

(Behind Walker)

Can't get enough

Cosmo the Library Cat?

Neither can we! Visit our Happenings tab at catalog.moablibrary.org to view a charming collection of

Cosmo's Corner articles.

Coming soon: 2024 Cosmo Calendars!

2nd Wednesday Book Club

...is ready to welcome you!

The group will meet at the Moab Library

at 6:00 pm on November 8th to discuss

Demon Copperhead

by Barbara Kingsolver.

Next month's read:

Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

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

10 am on Saturday, November 18th

to discuss The Other Einstein

by Marie Benedict and you're invited!

Please call 435-259-1111 for more info,

or to reserve your copy.

The Castle Valley Book Club will take a break in December. Stay tuned for the January selection!

Volunteers Needed

Love books?

Making new friends?

Making a meaningful contribution while having fun?

Here's the opportunity you've been waiting for:

The Friends of Grand County Public Library are looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hours each week helping sort book donations and stocking

the Library Lobby Book Sale.

The Friends organization supports the library by raising funds through the ongoing book sale.

If you're interested in joining this amazing team,

please email [email protected],

or ask any staff member.

Apples and Autumn Storytime

Stories, songs and crafts about autumn and apples!

Saturday, November 18 @ 10:30 am

Moab Library Branch

Lego Engineering Afterschool Club

Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm

Please note - there will be no Lego Club on Thursday, Nov. 23.

Moab Library Branch

all ages welcome

STEAM Storyhour

The Fibonacci Sequence

Spirals! Seashells! Edible math!

Tuesday, November 28 @ 6:30 pm

Moab Library Branch

Learn and Grow Playtime

Join Help Me Grow Utah to learn about your child's milestones by completing a free developmental screening while you play!

Wednesday, November 29 @ 11:00 am

Moab Library Branch

Active Songs, Rhymes, and One or Two Short Books

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

Please note - there will be no storytime on Wednesday, Nov. 8

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

Musical Story Hour - The Nutcracker

Pianist Ilya Ramlav will perform a 20 minute solo piano piece

from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Saturday, December 9 @ 10:30 am

St. Francis Episcopal Church

250 Kane Creek Boulevard

November 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.

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

Please call us or email [email protected] with any questions. We are here to help.

Be excellent to each other!

- Cosmo and Library Staff

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