The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.
Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m.
Invent and Create Instruments Maker Space. Kids are invited to Cedaredge Library to use everyday materials to invent and make an instrument. Transform coffee cans, juice containers, pop bottles, toilet paper rolls, rubber bands, and more into a musical masterpiece! All supplies provided. July 10-14 during library hours.
Garage Band 101. Teens are invited to Cedaredge Library to learn the basics of Garage Band, a program that lets you turn your computer into a recording studio. Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m.
Bringing Books to Life Through Song. David Starr brings his grandfather, Fred Starr's, novel "Of What Was, Nothing is Left" to life during this unique performance at Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center. Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m.
Blackout Poetry Maker Space. Teens are invited to Cedaredge Library to try blackout poetry. Blackout poetry, also known as erasure, is the process of taking pages from discarded books and "blacking out" sections on the page to create a line of prose with the remaining words. You never know what you will end up with when you pick up a page and begin connecting words! July 17-21 during library hours.
Fly Fishing 101. The Nature Connection is offering a Fly Fishing 101 program for sixth-eighth graders out of its gear hub at Cedaredge Library. David Holt, Cedaredge resident and fly fishing master, will teach the introductory class. Participants will meet at Cedaredge Library at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 27, and then head up to the Grand Mesa for a two-hour workshop. A $5 registration fee includes fishing gear and transportation from the library. Comfortable outdoor clothing and hiking/tennis shoes are a must. Bring your own water, sunscreen, sun hat, snacks and bug spray! Register in person at Cedaredge Library by July 20.
Summer Reading Finale: Popsicle Party! Bring the entire family to celebrate the end of the summer reading program with popsicles, games, and more. Be prepared to get wet in water balloon games. Thursday, July 26, at 2 p.m. at Cedaredge Town Park.
July StoryWalk®. The July StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail is "America the Beautiful" by Katharine Lee Bates, illustrated by Chris Gall. From his unique perspective as the great-great-grandnephew of Katharine Lee Bates, Chris Gall transforms this beloved patriotic song into monumental work of art. Sing along as you read the StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail in July. Then, visit the Cedaredge Library for activities and a take home craft related to the story.
Crafts Group. Crafters meet every Tuesday at 10 a.m. to share ideas and show and tell.
Tech Soup Saturday. Bring your devices and your questions. Our expert "techies" will do their best to answer your questions. Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 399-7783 for details.
Scavenger Hunt. Bring the entire family to Crawford Library to embark on a scavenger hunt around town! Pick up a map of clues during library hours and begin hunting for the mystery items. July 11-14.
Music at the Library. Bring the entire family to Crawford Library to enjoy piano music and songs by Forrest Eckstein and David Hauze. Wednesday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading Final Party: Piñata and Potluck. Bring the entire family to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Crawford Library building and the finale of the 2018 summer reading program. Bring your favorite dish to share. Tableware and drinks will be provided. Piñata for the kids! Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. at Crawford Library.
Scrapbooking. Join friends at Crawford Library and get your pictures and other treasured items in your scrapbook. The first Monday of every month at 11 a.m.
Tech Help. Librarians will be available to help you with questions and problems about computers or mobile devices. Wednesday through Saturday by appointment. Contact the library at 399-7783 for details.
Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 874-9630 for details.
Music Creatures Maker Space. Kids are invited to Delta Library to create an animal or creature using recycled CDs. July 12-18 during library hours.
Neon Blackout Poetry. Teens are invited to create neon blackout poetry that will light up the room at the July 26 black light party! Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m.
Neon Blackout Poetry Maker Space. If you missed the program, the corresponding maker space will run July 16 -21 during library hours.
Read and Dance with Linda Dysart. Linda brings the words of a story to life through dance and music. Thursday, July 19, at 2 p.m.
Delta Book Club. This month we will be discussing "Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century" by Michael Hiltzik. Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m.
"Books in a Tent" Book Sale. The Friends of the Delta Library are hosting a book sale in conjunction with Deltarado Days on Wednesday, July 25, and Thursday, July 26. A great selection of books and other materials will be for sale under a tent on the library lawn during library hours. For more information or to volunteer to help with the sale, please contact the library at 874-9630.
Kids' Final Party. Celebrate the end of summer reading with homemade ice cream and water balloon games. Thursday, July 26, at 2 p.m.
Teen Final Party. Celebrate the end of the summer reading program at Delta Library with a black light party. Enjoy pizza and games under a black light. Find out if you are the winner of a final prize drawing! Thursday, July 26, at 2 p.m.
Music in the Library. Patrons are invited to Delta Library for a performance of the Delta/Grand Junction Women's Choir. Saturday, July 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the circulation area upstairs.
Talk & Tangle Yarn. This is a group of knit and crochet enthusiasts who get together to talk and work on their individual projects. Anyone is welcome to join. Mondays starting at 5:30 p.m.
Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 399-7781 for details.
Musical Instrument Maker Space. Kids are invited to Hotchkiss Library to make a musical instrument to take home using found and recycled items. July 9-12 during library hours.
LEGO Rock Star Maker Space. Teens are invited to transform an ordinary LEGO character into a LEGO rock star! July 16-19 during library hours.
Discover Music. Kids are invited to explore different types of music and music genres. Learn about music from different cultures and time periods. Presented by local musician Andrew Zerr. Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m.
Music in the Library. The entire family will enjoy a diverse line up of musicians featuring a variety of styles and instrumentation. Wednesday, July 18, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Summer Reading Finale: Water Games! Bring the entire family to the fairgrounds in Hotchkiss to celebrate the end of summer reading program with fun water games! Don't forget to turn in your reading log for a free T-shirt! Wednesday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at the Delta County Fairgrounds.
Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Tuesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact library at 399-7881 for details.
Musical Chalk Art Maker Space. Teens are invited to Paonia Library to make musical chalk art! Select a section of pavement and create your masterpiece. Watch it grow as other artists add to it. June 22-July 13 at Paonia Library.
Musical Mad Lib Maker Space. Kids are invited to Paonia Library to try out a musical mad lib at the maker station. June 28-July 19 during library hours.
Practical Skill and Original Songs for Emotional Health. Adults and teens are invited to Paonia Library for a fun and experiential presentation of stories, activities and original songs that will teach you mindfulness skills you can use to enhance your life. Taught by Deborah Spiegel, a trained DBT skills group leader and a certified music, hypno and clinical therapist. Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m.
Words and Music Maker Space. Kids are invited to Paonia Library to complete a musical word game at the maker station. July 12-19 during library hours.
Art of Rock Maker Space. Teens are invited to Paonia Library to create a mock music poster for their favorite band. July 13-27 during library hours.
Go Bananas with Coding. Teens are invited to Paonia Library to set up, code and play a piano made of bananas. Participants can test their knowledge of musical notes and pitches. All supplies and banana splits provided. Friday, July 13, at 2 p.m.
Music in the Amphitheater. Week six of Paonia Library's summer concert series features folk singer-songwriter Ellen Stapenhorst performing her "Songs of Protest, Songs of Peace." Picnic and takeout dinners are welcome. Tuesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Music Madness. Kids are invited to Paonia Library for stories, songs and lots of fun! Thursday, July 19, at 2 p.m.
Knit Crochet Day. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow knitters and crocheters; share projects and browse our library of craft books for use or purchase. Always tea and cookies too! Saturday, July 21, at noon.
Music in the Amphitheater. Paonia Library's summer concert series features Melanie Jean, joined in the second half by The Scones. Picnic and takeout dinners are welcome. Tuesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Finale: Wet and Wild Party! Bring the entire family to Paonia Library for an afternoon of fun water games and a popsicle snack! Thursday, July 26, at 2 p.m.