Parachute Branch Library

Storytime

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

Parachute Branch Library

Little Red Bag Club

Join your Garfield County Libraries and Raising A Reader for a weekly hour of storytime, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. For parents and children ages 0-5.

Parachute 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.

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May the 4th Be With You

Join us on Free Comic Book Day for a special showing of A New Hope. Watch the movie that launched the ever expanding Star Wars franchise, enjoy some snacks, and grab a few free comic books as well!

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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.

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Youth Fly Fishing

Learn about the sport of fly fishing and how to tie flies! This special opportunity is open to anyone ages 10-18. There are only 6 spots for participants in this series so please visit or call the library to register. Mondays: May 6, 13, 20 and June 3 Free! For more information call 970-285-9870

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Dungeons & Dragons Club

Teens are invited to bring your friends - and meet new ones - for a monthly game of Dungeons & Dragons. First Tuesday Each Month 5:00 pm LIBRARY: Parachute Branch Library

Parachute Branch Library

Storytime

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

Parachute Branch Library

Little Red Bag Club

Join your Garfield County Libraries and Raising A Reader for a weekly hour of storytime, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. For parents and children ages 0-5.

Parachute 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.

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Food for Thought

If you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new techniques - then hang on to your spatula! We pick the cookbook. You pick and make a recipe to share with the group. Registration is required. Call 970-285-9870 or stop by for this month’s cookbook selection and sign-up

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Homeschool Parent Advisory Group

Each month we’ll get together to talk about current challenges and opportunities within the homeschooling space. We’ll also discuss how the library can help provide educational opportunities and curriculum for homeschool kids in elementary, middle, and high school.

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Spring Crafternoons

Back by popular demand! Adults are invited to get creative within the context of a guided craft series. Each workshop is taught by a knowledgeable library staff member or community member, and all materials and supplies are provided at no cost. Participate in as many or as few of the workshops as you like. Space is limited and registration is required. March 9: Decoupage Flower Pots April 13: Stone Bead and Wire Bracelets May 11: Air Plant Terrariums Saturday, March 9 10:00 am LIBRARY: Parachute Branch Library

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Music of the West African Kora with Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell will share with us a unique concert featuring songs on the kora - a 21 stringed West African harp. 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 studied under the extensive instruction of musicians in Gambia and Senegal and has performed for all ages in hundreds of shows throughout the United States and Canada. All concerts are free and you are welcome to attend the event that best fits your schedule. Monday, May 11 2 pm • Parachute Branch Library

Parachute Branch Library

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.

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SPARK: Bat House Installation

School age youth are invited to join us at the library and participate in experiments, makerspace, games, crafts, movies, and more! This week we'll see our new bat house get installed and enjoy fun some fun bat related activities!

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Youth Fly Fishing

Learn about the sport of fly fishing and how to tie flies! This special opportunity is open to anyone ages 10-18. There are only 6 spots for participants in this series so please visit or call the library to register. Mondays: May 6, 13, 20 and June 3 Free! For more information call 970-285-9870

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Western Colorado Book Club

This monthly book club will focus on local authors and titles of local historical significance. Books can be obtained at the Grand Valley Historical Society and the Garfield County Libraries. The book club is free and open to all adults. Light refreshments will be served. Please read and come prepared to discuss this month's featured title:

Parachute Branch Library

Storytime

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

Parachute Branch Library

Little Red Bag Club

Join your Garfield County Libraries and Raising A Reader for a weekly hour of storytime, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. For parents and children ages 0-5.

Parachute 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.

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Blackout in Concert

Enjoy a special concert from the band Blackout at your local library as part of the Summer Reading Challenge for teens! They are bound by similar interests, including skiing, Minecraft, music, and a strong connection to 80’s rock, specifically their favorite band AC/DC. Blackout was recently selected as a finalist in the Inspire Aspen Rocks competition in the spring of 2024. Friday, May 17 • 5 pm • Parachute Friday, May 31 • 5 pm • Silt *special unplugged version with two band members Saturday, June 1 • 2 pm • Glenwood Springs *special unplugged version with two band members Friday, June 7 • 2 pm • New Castle Saturday, June 8 • 2 pm Carbondale Monday, June 10 • 2 pm • Rifle  

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SPARK: Challenge Island

School age youth are invited to join us at the library and participate in experiments, makerspace, games, crafts, movies, and more! On the third Monday, we'll have Challenge Island on hand for the world's #1 STEM and STEAM program.

Parachute Branch Library

Youth Fly Fishing

Learn about the sport of fly fishing and how to tie flies! This special opportunity is open to anyone ages 10-18. There are only 6 spots for participants in this series so please visit or call the library to register. Mondays: May 6, 13, 20 and June 3 Free! For more information call 970-285-9870

Parachute Branch Library

Computer Basics for Seniors

Learn about programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, how to set up 2-Factor Authentication, how to recover your email password, and more in this hands-on class for seniors. Let us help you understand your computer!

Parachute Branch Library

Storytime

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

Parachute Branch Library

Little Red Bag Club

Join your Garfield County Libraries and Raising A Reader for a weekly hour of storytime, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. For parents and children ages 0-5.

Parachute 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.

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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

Parachute Branch Library

Storytime

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

Parachute Branch Library

Little Red Bag Club

Join your Garfield County Libraries and Raising A Reader for a weekly hour of storytime, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. For parents and children ages 0-5.

Parachute 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.

Parachute 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.

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Homeschool Luncheon

Homeschool students are invited to the library to join your friends for food, fun, and conversation. The library will provide both food and drinks! This will be held once a month on the last friday of the month.

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