News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: November 2018
Friends of the Library Book Sale

Now - 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.   
Castle Valley Library Presents:
An Exhibit of Original Photographs from the Castle Valley Photography Group & A Presentation on Color in Prehistoric Art of the Southwest     

Thursday, November 1
Castle Valley Library

6:30 PM
View the photography exhibit and visit with Castle Valley Photography Group. Refreshments will be served.

7:00 PM
Color in Prehistoric Art of the Southwest: Pigment
Connie Massingale will present on an exploration of the ochres and other mineral pigments used in the rock art, ceremonies, ornamentation, tools and weaponry, and medicines in the Southwest, and their role in the evolution of our ancient Homonin ancestors.
KZMU Audio Book Club      

We will be on air with Back of Beyond Books at 5pm on Monday, November 5 for KZMU's monthly Audio Book Club!  The show will include a discussion of what we're reading, bestsellers, book reviews, and local literary events. 

Tune in locally at 90.1 FM or 106.7 FM or live stream the show at
Free Screening 
Road Trip Nation Presents:  
Why Not Us?    

Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room

The film is a one hour documentary about a five-week national road trip, dubbed the "First-Gen Roadtrip" in which four first generation college students from around the country interview diverse leaders, many of whom were also the first in their families to receive a college degree.

Brought to Grand County by UEN's UtahFutures American Graduate project, this event will pair the thought-provoking film with an open discussion of workforce and education opportunities in Utah.

Free pizza will be served during the film!

Free Screening   

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

Presented in partnership with Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center.

The 1998 drama is 89 minutes long and rated PG-13.
TEDxMoabLibrary Lunch Hour 
Theme: Language         

Tuesday, November 27, 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: Language.
For more information about TED visit their website at

Light refreshments will be served.
Library Closure        

For the Thanksgiving holiday:

The Moab Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will re-open at 9am on Monday, November 26.

The Castle Valley Library will be closed on Friday, November 23 and will otherwise be open during its regular hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

November's selection is Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly. Copies are available for checkout in the library.    
New participants are always welcome.

Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, November 30, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

November's selection is The Man Who Thought He Owned Water by Tershia D'Elgin. 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. 
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.
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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