GCPL Newsletter September 2019
Library News & Updates:
September 2019
KZMU Audio Book Club
We will be on air with Back of Beyond Books at 5pm on Monday, September 2 for KZMU's monthly Audio Book Club!

This month we will be interviewing C. Joseph Greaves author of the soon to be released book Church of the Graveyard Saints . We'll also discuss our latest bookish pursuits and upcoming local literary events.
Library Closure
The library will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

The library will open late at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 26 due to staff training.
Summer Reading Book Bingo
It's not too late to play!
Turn in your card by September 9

Pick up a bingo card from the library, record any books you read over the summer that match the categories on the bingo card, and turn it in to enter our FABULOUS prize drawings!
Visit the library's Summer Reading website for more details. Book bingo prize drawings will take place on Monday, September 9. Players do not need to be present to win.
Big thanks to our Book Bingo prize donors:
98 Center, Bike Fiend, Dave's Corner Market, Desert Thread, Miguel's Baja Grill, Moab Barkery, Moab Garage Co., Moab Gear Trader, Moab Yoga, Rave 'N Image, Tech Zen, and Wildland Scapes!!
Second Wednesday Book Club
Wednesday, September 11, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Board Room
September's selection is Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Copies are available for checkout in the library. New participants are always welcome!

Visit the Library During ArtWalk
Saturday, September 14, 5:00 PM
Moab Library

The library will be showcasing an exhibit from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums titled Eres Poderosx / You Are Powerful. It is a collection of works by eight different artists from eight different homelands. The exhibit features the experiences of youth, migrants and people from all parts of Latin America.
Moab Festival of Science
September 18-22
Various locations

The library is delighted to partner with the fourth annual Moab Festival of Science, which will take place this month. The festival aims to connect and inspire the citizens of southeastern Utah with the wonders of science and the thrill of scientific discovery.
To view this year's full festival schedule, visit the Moab Festival of Science website.
Free Screening
Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 PM
Star Hall
Join us for a visually arresting night of film and conversation with renowned filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic. Harun will present SKYGLOW, a timelapse video series exploring North America's night skies and the threat of light pollution to our fragile environment. Visit skyglowproject.com for more info.

Presented in partnership with Moab Festival of Science.
Moab Poets & Writers Open Mic
Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 PM
Moab Library Large Meeting Room
Come enjoy an open mic session in partnership with the Moab Poets & Writers. Share some writing of your own or come listen to local artists share their work. Light refreshments will be served.
Author Event - Eli Knapp
Thursday, September 19, 7:00 PM
Moab Library
Biologist, author, and birdwatcher, Eli Knapp, will visit Moab to discuss his book The Delightful Horror of Family Birding: Sharing Nature with the Next Generation. Knapp is a regular contributor to Birdwatcher's Digest, New York State Conservationist, and other publications.
The event is presented in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival and Moab Festival of Science.
Colorado River Science: Moab
One River, Many Voices: A Source to Sea Expedition
Friday, September 20, 7:00 PM
Star Hall
The next installment of Colorado River Science: Moab will also serve as the 2019 Moab Festival of Science Keynote!
Mike and Jenny Fiebig will discuss their 2018, human-powered, 1800-mile long boating expedition from Wyoming to Mexico. Last year, they began a journey in the Wind River Mountains and spent the next 5 months in a dory and packrafts paddling the Green and Colorado Rivers. Along the way, they interviewed a diverse group of people about their connections to the river and to one another, from ranchers in the mountains to people restoring sections of the Colorado River Delta in Mexico.

Presented in partnership with the USU Center for Colorado River Studies, Moab Festival of Science, and American Rivers.
Author Event - James D'Arc
Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 PM
Moab Library
James D'Arc, author of When Hollywood Came to Utah, will discuss the history of the film industry in Utah Including inside scoops, fun facts for movie buffs, and anecdotes about interactions between Utah locals with actors and crew. James D'Arc was the curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, for 41 years.
The event is presented in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival.
Castle Valley Night Sky Program
Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 PM
Sky viewing to start at 8:15 PM
Castle Valley Library
The evening will begin with a medley of short TED talks related to astronomy. At approximately 8:15 PM, participants will be invited to go outside for a tour of the night sky - what you can see and know about the stars - with the naked eye.
Castle Valley Book Group
Friday, September 27, 11:00 AM
Castle Valley Library
September's selection is News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Copies are available for checkout.

New participants are always welcome!
Kids Cafe @ Your Library
Free for all children up to 18 years old

Serving after school Monday - Friday
from 3:30 to 4:30 PM

Serving lunch on Saturdays
from 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Volunteers Needed to Support Kids Cafe!
Kids Cafe volunteers will partner with library staff and spend approximately 1.5 hours (3:15 - 4:45 PM) per day setting up, serving, and cleaning up. We would prefer volunteers who can make at least a three-month, one-day-per-week time commitment to the program. Volunteers need to be willing to complete a background check. Volunteers will not be preparing any food and a food handlers permit is NOT required.
Contact Adrea or Mary at the library for more information 435-355-0922.
Musical Story Time
Saturday, October 12, 10:30 AM
Moab Library
Mark your calendars! Your library and the Moab Music Festival invite you and your little ones to join us for our next Musical Story Time! As always, Musical Story Time is FREE, and suitable for newborns through early elementary students. October's musical guest will be announced later this month! Please plan on joining us for live music, stories, and a music themed craft.
Use Your Library Card to Download eBooks, Audiobooks, and more!
Your library card gives you free 24/7 access to thousands of ebooks , audiobooks , digital magazines , and language learning tools !

Visit our digital collections webpage or contact us at 435-259-1111 for assistance getting started.
See you in the library!


Grand County Public Library Staff
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