News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: August 2017
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1968: A Lively Lecture from Historian Steve Valdespino 
Wednesday, August 2, 7:00 PM
Moab Library

1968 - What a year! Vietnam, music, protests, sports, assassinations, politics, technology, pop culture and more. In this presentation, historian Steve Valdespino will take us on a vibrant and energetic tour of this dynamic year in history.  An experience with history that you won't want to miss! 
Castle Valley Lecture
Colorado Plateau Lives Amid Grazing: An Art Show and Discussion 
Thursday, August 3, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

Mary O'Brien, botanist and Utah Forests Program Director for Grand Canyon Trust, will show and describe twelve paintings by colleague and Colorado artist Heidi Snyder.  Mary will discuss the ecological story of each painting.

7:00 - 7:15 pm - View the Paintings
7:15 - 8:00 pm - Twelve Paintings, Twelve Stories
8:00 - 8:30 pm - Discussion
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, August 17
7:00 PM in Star Hall
A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. The 2016 dramatic film is 111 minutes long and rated R.

Winner: Best Motion Picture of the year - 2017 Academy Awards.

Watch a trailer.

Shown in partnership with the Utah Film Center.  Utah Film Circuit screenings are made possible by Zions Bank, My Good Fund, and the Moab Sun News.

More upcoming Film Circuit screenings 
Summer Reading for Adults & Teens!   

May 31 - September 13
Your chance to win prizes for reading! 

Earn tickets for reading or listening to books, writing book reviews, and/or reading to kids (they don't even need to be library books). Use your tickets to enter prize drawings. 
Discover how it works

Prize drawings each week beginning Wednesday, August 2!

Grand prize drawings on September 13
Teens: Two tickets to Raven's Rim Zipline
Adults: $100 gift card to Back of Beyond Books donated by the Friends of the Library

So many ways to earn extra tickets when you participate in Adult & Teen Summer Reading!

Build a Better World Activities:
  • Read a book about local history.
  • Attend a local government meeting.
  • Volunteer to drive a senior citizen to the store.
  • Collect food and deliver to the Grand County Food Bank.
  • Visit the Museum of Moab.
  • Volunteer at Canyonlands Care Center.
  • Take treats to the police station, firehouse, or EMS providers.
  • Join Moab Solutions for a litter, trash and recycling pickup and/or donate travel size toiletries for the homeless or others in need.
  • Volunteer at a Youth Garden Project Weed and Feed.
  • Visit with a veteran or send a thank you letter to a veteran.
  • Read a book by a local author.
  • Learn more about the Grand County Communities that Care Coalition.
  • Volunteer at a non-profit of your choice.
  • Attend the Moab Farmers Market.
  • Organize a cookout or block party with your neighbors.
  • Participate in an existing book discussion group or start your own discussion group.

More details... 

Library Closed        

The library will be closed for one week:
Monday, September 4 - Saturday, September 9 for updates to the facility and staff training.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, August 9, 6:00 PM
Library Board Room 

August's selection is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.  Copies are available for checkout in the library. 
Kindles with the ebook version pre-loaded are also available for checkout!  New participants are always welcome.

More upcoming book club picks 
Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, August 25, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

August's selection is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Hadon.  New participants are always welcome!

The Castle Valley Library is located in the Castle Valley Community Center and is staffed Tuesdays 9AM - 1PM, Wednesday 12PM - 4PM, Friday 1PM - 5PM. 
Free Audiobooks from AudioFile

Visit  to learn more and start listening today!

2017 Kids Summer Reading
The library's Chain of Kindness just  keeps getting longer!  

Grand County kids are making
a difference through kindness
Kids Summer Reading prizes are still available!  

Read every day.

Bring in your reading logs to get your summer reading prizes!


Grand County Public Library Staff

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