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. Check out these programs:
Storytime for Babies, Tots and Preschoolers at the Cedaredge Library. Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Parents and tots are invited to participate in a reading time together.
Maker Space: Little Picassos. This month the Cedaredge branch is a place for you to be a little Picasso! There will be canvas and paints and a completed painting for you to replicate with an easy guide. One canvas board per person and only one or two at a time to paint. You may call to reserve a time if you wish. This will be open all days for the month of January or until the boards run out!
Early Release Day Movie Matinee at the Cedaredge Public Library. A hit animated movie about the popular small, yellow, cylindrical creatures who have one or two eyes. You can't see this funny movie too many times. All ages invited. Under 7 must have an adult in the building. Treats included! Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m.
Crafts Group. Crafters meet each Tuesday at 10 a.m. to share ideas and show and tell. Contact the library at 399-7674 for details.
Tech Soup Saturday. Bring your devices and your questions. Our expert "techies" will do their best to answer your questions. Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Storytime for Babies, Tots and Preschoolers at the Crawford Library. Stories, games, songs, activities and crafts for kids 0-5 and their parents or caretakers. Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 399-7783 for details.
Wii and Waffles. Join the fun on early release day! Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m.
Valentine's Day Crafts. We love to get creative. Come to the library to make Valentine's Day cards and other crafts. Friday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m.
Computer Tutor. Librarians will be available to help you with questions and problems about computers or mobile devices. Just drop in during regular library hours or call ahead for a specific time. Contact the library at 399-7783 for details.
Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m.
Free Heart Health Screenings. Free heart health screenings are being offered at the Delta Library every Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rhythm Band Class. Learners will experience basic rhythm patterns, including counterpoint and syncopation, musical language and terms, and how to play a variety of rhythm instruments. Grade level: 3-5. Tuesdays in January at 4 p.m.
Friends of the Delta Library Meeting. Public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m.
Book Sale. The Friends of the Delta Library will have a book sale in or outside of the Delta Library every other month on the second Thursday of the month. Your donations of gently used good quality books will help us earn money for the Delta Library. Call the Delta Library at 874-9630 for more information. Next sale is Thursday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Living Within Our Means. Bob Aubery will teach finance classes at the Delta Library. This is a great opportunity for community members to learn about budgeting, debt reduction and sound financial decision making. The class is 10 weeks, concluding on Saturday, March 29. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Please call Bob Aubrey to register at 970-765-5035. First class is Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
The Plight of the Honey Bees. Richard Nunamaker, local entomologist, will present on pollination and the current plight of bees. More information at www.deltalibraries.org. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m.
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.
Tech Talk. Bring in your devices and get help from our tech-savvy staff! Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Call the library to find out about this week's class at 874-9630.
Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, activities and crafts downstairs. Contact the library at 399-7781 for details.
Knitting Group. Do you knit or crochet? Join us for ideas, help and good company. Anyone is welcome to join. Call the Hotchkiss Library to get more information on this group. Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Kids' Pizza Party. Make your own pizza bagel, awesome games and more! Come join the fun this early release day. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m.
Hotchkiss Book Club. Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. This month's selection is "The Magus" by John Fowles. Hotchkiss Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month (September through June) at 3 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Public Library.
Seed Sorting Party. Calling all volunteers, seed library supporters, and seed sorting enthusiasts. Come help the seed library get ready for the 2016 spring season. We need your help sorting, organizing and labeling seeds for this coming gardening season. Join us at the Hotchkiss Memorial Hall for an evening of seed organizing, good company and tasty treats. Come by anytime Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Card Making. Have fun learning a variety of card making techniques, sharing ideas, and making your own personal creations. All ages welcome. Thursday, Jan. 28, at 3:45 p.m.
Tech Help. Librarians will be available to help you with questions and problems about computers or mobile devices. Tuesday-Thursday by appointment. Contact the library at 399-7781 for details.
Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Tuesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact Paonia Library at 399-7881 for information.
BeyBlades. Teens and tweens, join us for some serious competition and a lot of fun! Friday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m.
Pets and Essential Oils. Join us for this class series offered by Kim Saylor. Everyone is welcome! Saturday, Jan. 16, at 10:30 a.m.
Knit and Crochet and Fiber Arts Day. Another great yarn and accessories swap, plus a spinning and carding wool demo. Saturday, Jan. 16, at noon.
Essential Oils During Pregnancy. Join us for this class series offered by Kim Saylor. Everyone is welcome! Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 a.m.
Cooking with Essential Oils. Join us for this class series offered by Kim Saylor. Everyone is welcome! Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m.
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