News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: August 2018
Summer Reading for All Ages!  

Grand Prize Drawings
August 1
Read and Win!

There's still time to claim tickets for any reading you've done this summer.  Visit our Summer Reading webpage to learn all the details.  Grand prize drawings for Adult, Teen, and Family Challenge summer reading will take place after 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 1.  Get your tickets in for a chance to win!!

Thank you to all the donors who have contributed to this year's summer reading prizes: Back of Beyond Books, Bananas Fun Park, Crystal's Cakes & Cones, Escape Moab, Friends of the Grand County Public Library, Gravel Pit Lanes, Moab Folk Festival, Moab Giants, Moab Music Festival, Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center, Pizza Hut, Scots on the Rocks Moab, Telluride Jazz Festival, Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, and Women's Redrock Music Festival.   
Castle Valley Film:
Thursday, August 2, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

What is the power of myth in our lives? What happens when we lose our superheroes? Saturday Night Live comedian Kyle Mooney stars in an imaginative story to address these questions. It's fun. It's unusual. It's ultimately inspiring.  The comedy drama is 97 minutes long and rated PG-13.

Free Escape Room Event
Theme: The Library's Hidden Secret        

Saturday, August 4
Moab Library Large Meeting Room
Games will run from 1:00 - 4:30 PM
Sign up to participate
Do you have what it takes?

Test your problem solving skills and experience the library with a magical twist during a free Escape Room Event in the library presented by Escape Moab!  The event is open to all ages, but games will be geared to ages 10 and up.  

Game sessions will be 30 minutes each and up to 10 people can go through the game at a time.  The first game will begin at 1:00 PM.  Stop by or call the library at 435-259-1111 to sign up for a start time.

Learn more about escape games.
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, August 16, 7:00 PM
Star Hall

A tribute to land and water, THE COLORADO, has been hailed as one of the most profound documentaries in recent memory. This beautiful film explores the complex relationship between the Colorado River and the people who make use of it it. The film is narrated by Mark Rylance and set to music written by some of the most acclaimed composers living today.
Directed by Murat Eyuboglu | 2016 | Not Rated | 91 minutes 
Join us after the film for a discussion with Christa Sadler, author of the accompanying book, as well as a panel of local river enthusiasts including: author Roy Webb, river guide Peter Lefebvre, and historian Sara Porterfield. 
Shown in partnership with the Utah Film Center.  Utah Film Circuit screenings are made possible by the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, Zions Bank, My Good Fund, and the Moab Sun News. 
Dog Days of Summer

Moab Library Display 

The dog days of summer are here.  Stop by and check out our display of library materials all about dogs!
Curious about what's on display? Take a look at our list on the subject.  
Library Closure        

The library will closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, August 8, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

August's selection is The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. Copies are available for checkout in the library.   
New participants are always welcome.

Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, August 31, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

August's selection is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. New participants are always welcome!

The Castle Valley Library is located in the Castle Valley Community Center and is staffed Tuesdays 9AM - 1PM, Wednesdays 12PM - 4PM, Fridays 1PM - 5PM. 
Music is in the air!
We had ano ther amazing
Musical Story Hour on July 14th,   
featuring special guests Marty Durlin playing the accordion and Miriam Graham on the concertina.
Back to School

Free Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, and More!        

Use your library card for 24/7 access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and popular digital magazines.

Visit the library's Digital Collections page or contact us at 435-259-1111 for assistance getting started.
Grand County Public Library Staff

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