News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: October 2018
Moab Festival of Science 
October 3-7, 2018
The 3rd annual Moab Festival of Science is just days away!  The festival aims to connect and inspire the citizens of southeastern Utah with the wonders of science and the thrill of scientific discovery. 

To kick off the festival, we are hosting a free screening of Into the Inferno on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:00 PM in the Moab Library.  In this 2016 documentary, Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer travel the globe and visit volcanoes in Indonesia, Ethiopia, and North Korea in an attempt to understand our relationship with one of nature's wonders.  The film is 104 minutes long and not rated.

Check out all the free events the festival is hosting! Free tickets for space limited events (UMTRA tour, Star Party) are available at the Grand County Public Library and the Moab Information Center.
Castle Valley Film:

Thursday, October 4, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. - IMDb 

The 2011 drama is 113 minutes long and rated R.
Nicole Walker 
Moab Festival of Science Keynote   

Friday, October 5, 7:00 PM
Star Hall

Nicole Walker is the author of the forthcoming book Sustainability: A Love Story. In her talk, Walker will discuss how nonfiction writing offers a way to re-see and revise our relationship to the planet and to ourselves.

Walker is a professor at Northern Arizona University and a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a notable essayist in Best American 2008, 2014, 2015, and 2016 and nonfiction winner of Best of the Net in 2013 and 2014.

Presented in partnership with the Moab Festival of Science and the Utah Humanities Book Festival.
Julia Corbett  
Author Event 

Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

Writer and University of Utah professor Julia Corbett will discuss her new book Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday. With a background in journalism and environmental studies, Corbett writes both academic research and creative nonfiction about human relationships with the natural world.

Presented in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival.
Free Screening
Thursday, October 25, 6:00 PM
Star Hall

This documentary takes a look at the transformation of skateboarding from its former image as a land-bound pastime for surfers to its status today as an extreme and acrobatic sport in its own right. Starting from the California surf community of Dogtown, the film follows the evolution of modern skateboarding. -IMDb

Post film Q&A with Peggy Oki, Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductee and the mid-1970's one and only Z-Girl.

Presented in partnership with the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

PG-13 | 91 minutes | 2001 | Directed by Stacy Peralta
TEDxMoabLibrary Lunch Hour 
Theme: BRAINS!         

Tuesday, October 30, 12:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room
Bring your own lunch and join us for a TED inspired lunch hour. Over lunch, we will watch recorded talks related to the theme: Brains!
For more information about TED visit their website at

Light refreshments will be served.
WiFi Hotspots & Chromebooks available for checkout!  

To increase internet access in Grand County, the library is now offering WiFi hotspots and Chromebooks for a 7 day checkout period!

A WiFi hotspot is a device you can use to connect  gadgets, such as a laptops or tablets, to the internet. The hotspot is portable so you can use it to access the internet (via T-Mobile's network) at home or on the go.

The library's Chromebooks are small laptops that run Google's Chrome Operating System (instead of Windows or macOS).  They are designed to be used primarily while connected to the internet to access applications or documents that live in the cloud.

Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act and are administered by the Utah State Library Division.
Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, October 27 - Saturday, November 10 
Moab Library
During Regular Library Hours   

Interested in volunteering with the Friends of the Library? A sign up sheet to help with the book sale is available at the reference desk in the Moab Library.   
Contact the Friends of the Library President, Belinda Ledbetter at 435-719-5086 with questions.   
Job Opening     

The library has an opening for a part time (not eligible for benefits) Library Clerk position.

The position will have a regular schedule of 1-5pm Fridays and 9am-5pm Saturdays with the opportunity for additional fill-in shifts.

Visit the Grand County Human Resources webpage for more information and to access the application.
Library Closure        

The library will close at 5pm on Friday, October 5.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
KZMU Audio Book Club      

We will be on air with Back of Beyond Books at 5pm on Monday, October 1 for KZMU's monthly Audio Book Club!  The show will include a discussion of what we're reading, bestsellers, and local literary events.  During this month's show, we will also interview special guest Amy Irvine, author of Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness

Tune in locally at 90.1 FM or 106.7 FM or live stream the show at
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

October's selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance. Copies are available for checkout in the library.    
New participants are always welcome.

Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, October 26, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

October's selection is When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. New participants are always welcome!

The Castle Valley Library is located in the Castle Valley Community Center and is staffed Tuesdays 9am - 1pm, Wednesdays 9am - 4pm, and Fridays 1pm - 5pm. 

 Music Story Hour
October 13, 2018
10:30 AM

Join us for another musical treat with guest musician  Tamara Freida .

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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