News from the Grand County Public Library

Library News: September 2018
WiFi Hotspots & Chromebooks will be available for checkout starting September 5!  
To increase internet access in Grand County, the library will soon be 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.
Freedom to Read Films       
Free Screenings
Tuesdays in September, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

To celebrate Banned Books Week the library is screening a series of films based on books that have been challenged in the past. These stories could not be silenced. Instead, they were adapted for the big screen. For more information about banned and challenged books visit
September 4 - FAHRENHEIT 451
Based on the book by Ray Bradbury. This 1966 film adaptation is 105 minutes long and not rated.
Based on the Newbery Medal winning book by Katherine Paterson. This 2007 film adaptation is 95 minutes long and rated PG.
September 18 - BLESS ME, ULTIMA
Based on the book by Rudolpho Anaya. This 2011 film adaptation is 102 minutes long and rated PG-13.  
September 25 - GREAT GATSBY
Based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This 2013 film adaptation is 143 minutes long and rated PG-13. 
TEDxMoabLibrary Lunch Hour 
Theme: The Right to Speak          

Tuesday, September 25, 12:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting 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: The Right to Speak.
For more information about TED visit their website at

Light refreshments will be served.
Advance Directive Workshop    

Thursday, September 27, 6:30 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room

In case of an emergency, are your loved ones prepared to make medical decisions on your behalf? This workshop will provide information to help you understand, prepare, or revise an advance directive for yourself or a loved one. 

Presented in partnership with Moab Regional Hospital and Grand County Hospice. If you have additional questions please contact Jessie Walsh at 435-719-3772 or
Moab Festival of Science 
October 3-7, 2018
The 3rd annual Moab Festival of Science is coming soon!  The festival aims to connect and inspire the citizens of southeastern Utah with the wonders of science and the thrill of scientific discovery. 

This year's keynote speaker is non-fiction writer Nicole Walker.  She will discuss her latest book Sustainability: A Love Story at Star Hall on Friday, October 5 at 7:00 PM.

Check out all the free events the festival is hosting! Free tickets for space limited events (UMTRA tour, Star Party, and Geology Walk) are available at the Grand County Public Library and the Moab Information Center.
Banned Books Display

Moab Library  

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. To join the celebration this year, the library is hosting a series of films and a month long display of previously challenged titles.  
Banned Books events highlight the value of free and open access to information. Celebrations aim to bring together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
To learn more visit  
Curious about what's on display in Moab? Take a look at this list of previously banned or challenged titles that are part of the library's collection... and available for checkout! 
Job Opening     

The library has an opening for a full time Maintenance Worker position.

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

The library will be closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.
The library will open at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 20 due to a staff training.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Second Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, September 12, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room 

September's selection is The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. Copies are available for checkout in the library.    
New participants are always welcome.

Castle Valley Book Group

Friday, September 28, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library 

September's selection is Stony Mesa Sagas by Chip Ward. 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, Fridays 1PM - 5PM. 

Next Music Story Hour
October 13, 2018
Back to School

Free Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, and More!        

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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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