Carbondale Branch Library

SPARK

Join friends at the library to SPARK your imagination. We’ll build, create, explore, concoct, and invent together!

Carbondale Branch Library

Stem Exploration Hour with Aspen Science Center

The Aspen Science Center provides quality, fun, hands-on STEM programming during these one hour sessions for families and all ages of youth looking for an exciting science experience.

Carbondale Branch Library

Nature Journaling with Words and Drawings

Adults who wish to explore, observe, and creatively document nature are invited to join a group of novice and experienced sketch book writers and artists. Some sessions will have an instructor (Romana Davies) who will explore different topics, techniques, and mediums. If the instructor is not available at a meeting we will have an assignment, encouragement and tips from peers, and drawing time in a supportive environment. Bring your own supplies.

Carbondale Branch Library

The Lost Art of Random Conversations

Join us for a community-building event filled with meaningful conversations among strangers. Push your comfort zone and follow thought-provoking questions that allow you to connect deeply with whomever is sitting next to you. We'll meet and chat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library.

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Club de Bolsitas Rojas

Padres y/o Cuidadores de Niños(as) e hijos de 0-5 años de edad, acompáñenos para disfrutar de cuentos y actividades en español. Los participantes pueden formar parte del programa “Bolsitas Rojas” de Raising A Reader, y llevar prestada una bolsa con libros cada semana.

Carbondale Branch Library

In Stitches Knitting Club

Join us for a knitting and crocheting group to hang out, chat, share tips, and to meet other folks who fancy the craft needles! Bring whatever project(s) you are working on - all ability levels are welcome. We will share our knowledge and experience. Feel free to bring any yarn, patterns, or supplies you would like to donate so we can share amongst the group.

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Music of the West African Kora with Sean Gaskell

Join your GCPLD libraries and enjoy a unique concert experience featuring Sean Gaskell and the African Kora harp. Sean Gaskell features songs on the kora- a 21 stringed West African harp. He studied under the extensiveinstruction of Moriba Kuyateh and the late Malamini Jobarteh in Gambia, and also Youssoupha Cissokho and Mamadou Cissokho in Senegal. The kora is traditionally played by oral historians known as Griots. Many songs featured on the kora preserve an 800 year history dating back to the founding of the Mande empire. Gaskell has presented adult, youth and family programs at over 400 libraries and a multitude of k-12 schools, colleges, universities and assisted living facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Carbondale Branch Library

English in Action: Open Hours

This drop-in style class meets in-person weekly with the support of volunteer tutors to offer informal English conversation practice opportunities. English In Action provides resources, and participants are also encouraged to come with questions and ideas for practice. For learners, the class is free and there is no need to pre-register. Interested volunteers, please contact Angela Hanley at angela@englishinaction.org to schedule a brief training before you begin. Call English In Action at 970-963-9200 for more information. Mondays 6:30 pm LIBRARY: Carbondale Branch Library

Carbondale Branch Library

PAWS to Read

Practice reading in a fun, supportive environment with a four-legged friend! Therapy dogs from Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley will be at the library to listen, encourage, and enhance each young reader’s experience. There will be 15-minute time slots for readers (1st-5th grade), and advance registration is required. For the well being of the dogs, only the readers will be allowed in the room with the dogs and specialists. Call the library at 970-963-2889 or sign up at the front desk!

Carbondale Branch Library

SPARK

Join friends at the library to SPARK your imagination. We’ll build, create, explore, concoct, and invent together!

Carbondale Branch Library

Coding Club with Aspen Science Center

Learn python (the most useful coding language) in a fun, engaging, and casual environment. You will be amazed at how fast you learn and how much you can create. Perfect for 8th-10th grade and any experience level. This course is led by Baker Casagrande, an educator for the Aspen Science Center who studied Computational Physics at Colorado College.

Carbondale Branch Library

Creator Club

Expand your imagination through artistic creation! Join us for a fun creative time after school. It’s prefect for 3rd - 5th graders, and materials will be provided. Free.

Carbondale Branch Library

Club de Bolsitas Rojas

Padres y/o Cuidadores de Niños(as) e hijos de 0-5 años de edad, acompáñenos para disfrutar de cuentos y actividades en español. Los participantes pueden formar parte del programa “Bolsitas Rojas” de Raising A Reader, y llevar prestada una bolsa con libros cada semana.

Carbondale Branch Library

In Stitches Knitting Club

Join us for a knitting and crocheting group to hang out, chat, share tips, and to meet other folks who fancy the craft needles! Bring whatever project(s) you are working on - all ability levels are welcome. We will share our knowledge and experience. Feel free to bring any yarn, patterns, or supplies you would like to donate so we can share amongst the group.

Carbondale Branch Library

English in Action: Open Hours

This drop-in style class meets in-person weekly with the support of volunteer tutors to offer informal English conversation practice opportunities. English In Action provides resources, and participants are also encouraged to come with questions and ideas for practice. For learners, the class is free and there is no need to pre-register. Interested volunteers, please contact Angela Hanley at angela@englishinaction.org to schedule a brief training before you begin. Call English In Action at 970-963-9200 for more information. Mondays 6:30 pm LIBRARY: Carbondale Branch Library

Carbondale Branch Library

SPARK

Join friends at the library to SPARK your imagination. We’ll build, create, explore, concoct, and invent together!

Carbondale Branch Library

The Paradise Paradox Film Screening

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, join us for a special screening of The Paradise Paradox—a groundbreaking film that explores the mental health crisis affecting America’s mountain towns and the innovative solutions being developed in response. The ultimate goal is to not only raise awareness but to inspire actionable change, driving both local and national stakeholders to conceive, collaborate, and implement creative and effective solutions to the mental health challenges unveiled in the film.

Carbondale Branch Library

Third Thursday Book Club

Hey book lovers of Carbondale! Join us to explore a mix of fiction and non-fiction, covering a broad range of genres and topics. Materials chosen will be available in various formats at the libraries.

Carbondale Branch Library

The Love of the Letter

Join Mateo Sandate, a local professional guitarist and member of the band Sweet Root, in writing letters to loved ones. Explore techniques for letting appreciation flow and saying what you need to say to loved ones. Cards and stamps provided. Just bring your heartfelt message! Fridays: March 15, April 19, & May 17 4:00 pm LIBRARY: Carbondale Branch Library

Carbondale Branch Library

A Day in Tahiti with Aspen Polynesia

Join us at your Garfield County Libraries as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a Day in Tahiti! Enjoy the music and rhythm with Aspen Polynesia at one of six events. Saturday, May 11 10 am in Silt • 2 pm in New Castle Saturday, May 18 2 pm in Carbondale • 6 pm in Glenwood Springs Saturday, May 25 2 pm in Rifle • 6 pm in Parachute

Carbondale Branch Library

Club de Bolsitas Rojas

Padres y/o Cuidadores de Niños(as) e hijos de 0-5 años de edad, acompáñenos para disfrutar de cuentos y actividades en español. Los participantes pueden formar parte del programa “Bolsitas Rojas” de Raising A Reader, y llevar prestada una bolsa con libros cada semana.

Carbondale Branch Library

In Stitches Knitting Club

Join us for a knitting and crocheting group to hang out, chat, share tips, and to meet other folks who fancy the craft needles! Bring whatever project(s) you are working on - all ability levels are welcome. We will share our knowledge and experience. Feel free to bring any yarn, patterns, or supplies you would like to donate so we can share amongst the group.

Carbondale Branch Library

English in Action: Open Hours

This drop-in style class meets in-person weekly with the support of volunteer tutors to offer informal English conversation practice opportunities. English In Action provides resources, and participants are also encouraged to come with questions and ideas for practice. For learners, the class is free and there is no need to pre-register. Interested volunteers, please contact Angela Hanley at angela@englishinaction.org to schedule a brief training before you begin. Call English In Action at 970-963-9200 for more information. Mondays 6:30 pm LIBRARY: Carbondale Branch Library

Carbondale Branch Library

PAWS to Read

Practice reading in a fun, supportive environment with a four-legged friend! Therapy dogs from Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley will be at the library to listen, encourage, and enhance each young reader’s experience. There will be 15-minute time slots for readers (1st-5th grade), and advance registration is required. For the well being of the dogs, only the readers will be allowed in the room with the dogs and specialists. Call the library at 970-963-2889 or sign up at the front desk!

Carbondale Branch Library

SPARK

Join friends at the library to SPARK your imagination. We’ll build, create, explore, concoct, and invent together!

Carbondale Branch Library

Coding Club with Aspen Science Center

Learn python (the most useful coding language) in a fun, engaging, and casual environment. You will be amazed at how fast you learn and how much you can create. Perfect for 8th-10th grade and any experience level. This course is led by Baker Casagrande, an educator for the Aspen Science Center who studied Computational Physics at Colorado College.

Carbondale Branch Library

Ranchers Facing the Challenges of Wolf Reintroduction

Join Ginny Harrington from Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association as she discusses Colorado’s wolf reintroduction and what it means for our area from the perspective of our ranching industry. The conversation will be tied together with how ranchers are involved in conservation through agriculture.

Carbondale Branch Library

Creator Club

Expand your imagination through artistic creation! Join us for a fun creative time after school. It’s prefect for 3rd - 5th graders, and materials will be provided. Free.

Carbondale Branch Library

SPARK

Join friends at the library to SPARK your imagination. We’ll build, create, explore, concoct, and invent together!

Carbondale Branch Library

Get the Wiggles Out!

Toddlers and Preschoolers: Bring your grown-up to the library! We’ll burn some energy with active play and work on large motor skills! Balancing • Jumping • Running • Crawling • Dancing • Throwing Free

Carbondale Branch Library

Storytime

Young children and their accompanying adults are invited to the library every week for stories, activities, and music with friends!

Carbondale Branch Library