GCPL September 2022 Newsletter

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September 2022 Newsletter

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Library Closure

The Moab Library will be closed on Monday,

September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

Have a safe and happy holiday,

and we'll see you on Tuesday!

Free Movie Screening

Scenes from the Glittering World

Thursday, September 22 @ 7 pm

Moab Library Large Meeting Room

Three Indigenous youth come of age on the fringes of the Navajo Nation. ‘Scenes from the Glittering World’ is a meditation on adolescence, trauma and the power of connecting with a homeland. Filmed at the most remote high school in the continental United States, at the farthest edge of the Navajo Nation, this film shares the stories of Indigenous youth as they grapple with ambitious dreams, their family responsibilities, and the isolated nature of their community — all while the school itself faces existential questions about its purpose and future.

Movie Trailer

Castle Valley Library is Open!

You can now visit the Castle Valley Library in person Tuesday-Friday from 12 to 3 pm. 

Curbside Pick up service is ongoing

during open hours.

To make arrangements, call 435-259-9998

Our Library Book Clubs Are Ready

to Welcome You!

The 2nd Wednesday Book Club will meet at

the Moab Library on September 14th

@ 6 pm and you're invited!

There's still time to read

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Call the library to reserve a copy!

The Castle Valley Book Club will meet at 9 am on Friday, September 30th, outdoors in the Town Pavilion to discuss Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown. They'd be delighted to welcome you. Call the library to reserve a copy or for more info!

Tell me more about Library Book Clubs

Call us @ 435-259-1111
or email info@moablibrary.org

Local Haiku-Writing Talent

on Display 

Our recent haiku contest resulted in so many wonderful water-related haikus! Next time you're in the library, take a moment to admire this display of aquatic appreciation and our community's creativity.

Thank you to everyone

who submitted a poem! 

Rare & Antiquarian Books for Sale!

There's a cool new addition to the Library Lobby Book Sale: the Cabinet of Rare & Antiquarian Books! The Grand County Public Library Friends, a group of volunteers who work hard to support the library, have hand-picked this selection from the many donated books they receive.

Come browse anytime the library is open.

M-F 9am-8pm | Sat. 9am-5pm

*Interested in volunteering with

the GCPL Friends?

email jessie@moablibrary.org

Artemis Project Reading Challenge For All Ages!

Sept. 1st - Oct. 16th

NASA is readying the first mission of the Artemis spaceflight program! The Artemis program will take humans back to the Moon and prepare us for traveling to Mars and beyond for the first time. 

In this challenge you will learn all about the Artemis program and NASA’s plans for a new generation of crewed spaceflight.

To complete this challenge read a total of four hours or more between Sept 1st and Oct 16th. Reading to someone or being read to counts too! Earn new virtual space themed badges for reading and completing NASA space themed activities, and choose your own registration and completion rewards from one of our Treasure Chests!

Ready to Launch? Let's Sign Up!

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...



Hack Your Brain: The Science of Stress Relief

Children's Activity Backpacks

In this backpack, children and families will find everything they need to study the science of chilling out, and find ways to help them relax. Geared towards upper elementary age children or younger children with caregiver assistance.

Place one on hold for pick up today!


Oceans of Possibilities

STEM Activities

Youth Backpacks

This backpack includes lots of ocean themed activities from building a coral reef to imitating the movements of a squid. Geared towards grades 5 and up or younger youth with caregiver assistance.

Place one on hold for pick up today!

These NEW Activity Backpacks check out for 2 weeks and were provided by CARES Act funds in partnership with the following parties: the Utah State Library Division, the STEM Action Center, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

September Musical Story Hour

The Child Who Went to the Zoo - the Re-Wilding Musical” by musician, teacher, and author, Dick Bozung

Saturday, Sept. 24th

10:30 am @ Old City Park

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.

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We read more than half a million minutes this summer!

The library will soon be receiving $1,000 of new children's books from the Friends of the Library and Usborne Books Literacy for a Lifetime!

Thank you, Grand County Public Library Friends!

Thank you, Usborne Books!

Thank you, Grand County readers!

Active Songs, Rhymes, and One or Two Short Books

Mondays @ 10:30 am in the library's courtyard

Please note there will be no storytime

Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5 or Monday, Sept.12

Please register to learn more about storytime and to be kept informed about upcoming Music and Movement storytimes.




3:30-4:30 pm

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


Crafternoon and Stories Club

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm

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

September 7: Kenya

September 14: Morocco

September 21: South Korea

September 28: Peru

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Kids Cafe Update!

Serving FREE Brown Bag Meals in the Moab Library

for all children under 18 years old

Mon-Fri 3:30pm-4:30pm

Sat 12:30pm-1:30pm

September 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.

September Early Learning Tip - Play and have fun with words. Kids love riddles and jokes, which often use a “play on words.” Laugh along as you

talk about the answer to the riddle or joke.

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