GCPL September 2023 Newsletter

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September 2023 Newsletter

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Moab Festival of Science

Movie Night

Top of the Rocks:

The Secrets of Sandstone

Wednesday, September 13 @ 7 pm

Star Hall

Filmed in part right here in Moab with Invertebrate Ecologist and Pothole Expert

Dr. Tim Graham, this documentary explores

the fascinating world of sandstone; its origins, and the life it supports today.

*Post-film Interview with Dr. Graham

and the filmmakers

Presented by Moab Festival of Science

& Grand County Public Library

Free @ Star Hall 159 E. Center St.

Festival Schedule

An Evening with Author John Fayhee

Saturday, September 23 @ 6 pm

Moab Library Branch

An avid hiker, John Fayhee was the editor of the Mountain Gazette for 12 years and a longtime contributing editor at Backpacker magazine. A two-time Colorado Book Awards finalist, his work has appeared in Canoe & Kayak, High Country News and many other publications.

John lives in New Mexico’s Gila Country and is the author of 10 previous books, most recently “A Long Tangent: A Year of Hiking, Musings and Rants from an Old Man and His Young Dog.”

Free @ the Moab Library Branch

Presented by Back of Beyond Books

& Grand County Public Library

Turning Your Trips Into Tales:

The Art of Travel Writing

A Workshop with Author Suzanne Roberts

Tuesday, October 3 @ 6 pm

Moab Library Branch

Have you ever wondered how to become a travel writer? If so, this generative workshop will help you write about your journeys and adventures, past and future. We’ll discuss different kinds of travel writing opportunities, as well as how to craft an effective travel piece. Topics covered will include keeping a journal; research and audience; concrete detail and sense in setting; the use of effective dialogue and narrative voice; and the development of action and arc. This 2 hour workshop is hands-on, so bring paper and pen.

Space is limited, sign up early!

Free @ the Moab Library Branch

Register for Workshop

Library Closure

The Moab Library, Castle Valley Library, and Teen Center will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 4th


Castle Valley Library

Open Mondays - Fridays, 10am - 2pm

Your fabulous Castle Valley Librarians,

Chelsea and Tara,

are here for you!

For more info email castlevalley@moablibrary.org

or call 435-259-9998

Teen Center Hours

Closed: Friday, September 1 & Monday, September 4

Open Hours September 5 - 15:

Monday-Thursday 3-6 pm

Friday 2-6 pm

Normal Hours resume on September 18:

Monday -Thursday 3-8 pm

Friday 2- 8 pm

An Evening with Author Brian Young

Monday, September 18 @ 6:00pm

Moab Library Branch

Visit brianlyoung.com for more author info!

2nd Wednesday Book Club

...is ready to welcome you!

The group will meet at the Moab Library

at 6:00 pm on September 13th to discuss

Founding Mothers

by Cokie Roberts

Next month's read:

A Woman of No Importance

by Sonia Purnell

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, September 29th to discuss Dawn by Octavia Butler, and you're invited!

Please call 435-259-1111 for more info,

or to reserve your copy.

The October book selection is

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

by Gary Kinder

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 jessie@moablibrary.org,

or ask any staff member.

STEAM Storytime

Wind Science

Saturday, September 16 @ 10:30 am

Moab Library Branch

Lego Engineering Afterschool Club

Starting September 14

Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm

Moab Library Branch

all ages welcome

Fall Youth Coding Club

Starting September 27

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm

Moab Library Branch

For youth entering 5th grade and up. Sign-up required @ tinyurl.com/gcplcode

Same Super Fun Storytime with a NEW Name!

Active Songs, Rhymes, and One or Two Short Books

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

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

September 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.

September Early Learning Tip - This month play and have fun with words! Having fun with words helps your child become more conscious of words and happy to keep learning.

Please call us or email info@moablibrary.org 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