News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: June 2018
Castle Valley Film:
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 PM
Castle Valley Library

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse. - IMDb

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. The film is 130 minutes long and rated R.
History in Your Attic

Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16
Moab Library Large Meeting Room
During Regular Library Hours 

Scan your family records for free!  All are welcome to bring historic (pre-1950s) primary source materials from Moab and surrounding areas and have them digitized.  Materials may include: letters, photographs, sketches, diaries, negatives, hand-drawn maps, slides, memoirs, or unpublished family histories. 

Digitized materials will be made available on Brigham Young University Library's History in Your Attic Digital Collection, the Mountain West Digital Library, and the Digital Public Library of America.  You keep your materials, and digital copies will be sent to you on a CD after the scanning event.

Sponsored by the Utah Academic Library Consortium and Mountain West Digital Library.  Presented in partnership with Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections. 
Family Film Night:

Monday, June 18, 6:00 PM 
Moab Library Large Meeting Room     

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. - IMDb

Directed by Nick Park (known for Wallace and Gromit). The movie is 89 minutes long and rated PG. 
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 PM
Star Hall

A powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history - featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time. The film exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture.

The 2017 documentary is 103 minutes long and not rated.

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival 
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.

More upcoming Film Circuit screenings 
Little Free Library Bike Tour 
Saturday, June 23, 8:30 AM
Moab Library

Come along for a morning bike tour to visit eight of Moab's little free libraries.  Visit all the little libraries on our map for the chance to win a prize.  After the ride we'll meet back at the library for refreshments and a prize drawing! 

Huge thanks to the prize donors for their generosity: City Market, Dave's Corner Market, Friends of the Grand County Public Library, Love Muffin Cafe, Moab Cyclery, and Moonflower Community Cooperative.
Friends of the Library Overstock Book Sale        

Saturday, June 23
Moab Library Large Meeting Room
During Regular Library Hours

The Friends will have their overstock supply of paperback fiction available for 25 cents per book.  Don't miss this chance to grab some fun summer reads!

Interested in volunteering with the Friends of the Library? Contact the Friends of the Library President, Belinda Ledbetter at 435-719-5086.
Author Event: Jennifer Pharr Davis        

Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

In her latest book  The Pursuit of Endurance, Jennifer Pharr Davis -  National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and Appalachian Trail record setter - reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles the accomplishments of leading athletes in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking, and trail running.

Jennifer's hour-long program will involve storytelling, slide shows, readings from her book, and Q&A.
Summer Reading for All Ages!  

June 6 - August 1

Read and Win!

This year, we have all kinds of fun summer reading prizes and events for families, kids, teens, and adults. 

Visit our Summer Reading webpage to learn all the details! 

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.   
Library Closure        

The library will closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, June 13, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

June's selection is The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin.  Copies are available for checkout in the library.   
New participants are always welcome.

Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, June 29, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

June's selection is Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. 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. 
Kid's Summer Reading Schedule

Events at the Moab Library & Star Hall

Kids Summer Reading Program Kick Off!

Wednesday, June 6 
1:30 PM in Star Hall
Storyteller: Linda Hartman 
Come listen to her amazing stories! 
Reading logs and bags will be available at Star Hall.


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.
Happy Summer Reading! 
Grand County Public Library Staff

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