News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: July 2018
Introducing the Grand County Public Library Book Bike!  
Come see our new book bike at the Farmers' Market this month!  While you visit, take a minute to learn about free library services, sign up for a library card, check out the free stuff we have to share, or connect to the bike's wifi to download library ebooks or audiobooks onto your mobile device.

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.
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.   
Family Film Night:

Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 PM 
Moab Library Large Meeting Room     

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. - IMDb 
Based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L'Engle.

Directed by Ava DuVernay. The movie is 109 minutes long and rated PG. 
Utah Film Circuit: Moab

Free Screening
Thursday, July 19, 7:00 PM
Star Hall

A sublime Harry Dean Stanton plays Lucky, a ninety-year-old atheist on a journey of self-exploration to the often unattainable: enlightenment.
The 2017 comedy-drama is 88 minutes long and not rated.  Watch the trailer!

Official Selection: 2017 SXSW 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 
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.
World Cup of Writers         

Cast your votes in the Moab or Castle Valley Library through July 27

Vote for your favorite writer in our World Cup inspired contest!  We have pitted 16 famous authors from around the world in contests against each other. 

Each week you can cast a vote to help decide who will advance to the next round.  Saturdays in July will mark the beginning of each new round.  At the end of the month, one author will be left standing and one lucky participant will win the grand prize - a cooler bag and a coffee card generously donated by Dave's Corner Market.  Winner will be notified on Saturday, July 28.
Library Closure        

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

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, July 11, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

July's selection is Evicted by Matthew Desmond.  The book was the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.  Copies are available for checkout in the library.   
New participants are always welcome.

Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, July 27, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

July's selection is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. 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
***Thursday, July 12, 12:30 PM in Star Hall***

Music is in the air!
Join us for ano ther amazing
musical story hour July 14th. 
With special guests Marty Durlin playing the accordion and Miriam Graham on the concertina.
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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