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.
Family Musical Scavenger Hunt. Bring the entire family to embark on a musical scavenger hunt around Cedaredge! Visit the Cedaredge Library to pick up your map and then search for the musical instruments around town. July 3-7 during library hours.
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.
Book Talk and Signing with Joseph Colwell. Local author Joseph Colwell will read from and be available to sign his new books, "Sands of Time" and "Tales of Ravens Nest." Refreshments will be served. Wednesday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m.
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. Whether recording a performance or building a song from scratch, Garage Band is a great way to be introduced to musical production. 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.
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.
Genealogy. Who's Who in Whoville? Find out who you really are! The first Friday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Genealogy. The Cedaredge Genealogy group will not meet in July or August.
Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 399-7783 for details.
Make a Harp Maker Space. Kids are invited to the Crawford Library to make a harp out of provided materials. July 5-7 during library hours.
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.
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.
Patriotic Family Scavenger Hunt. Bring the entire family to Delta Library to embark on a patriotic song scavenger hunt! Pick up the first clue at Delta Library and then work together to find the remaining clues around the city of Delta and piece together the patriotic song. July 2-7 during library hours.
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.
Origami Maker Space. Adults are invited to Delta Library to make origami out of sheet music. Tuesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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 26, 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.
Genealogy One-on-One. The Delta genealogy group will not meet in July or August.
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 Scavenger Hunt. Bring the entire family to the Hotchkiss Library and embark on a scavenger hunt around the town of Hotchkiss. Pick up the first clue at Hotchkiss Library and see if you can find all the remaining clues! July 2-5 during library hours.
LEGO Rock Star Maker Space. Teens are invited to the Hotchkiss Library to transform an ordinary LEGO character into a LEGO Rock Star! July 16-19 during library hours.
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.
Name That Tune Scavenger Hunt. Bring the entire family to Paonia Library to embark on a musical note scavenger hunt through the town of Paonia! Pick up your first clue at Paonia Library and see if you can discover the song by finding additional clues. Winners can collect a small prize from Paonia Library upon completion. July 3-7 during library hours.
Music in the Amphitheater. Week five of Paonia Library's summer concert series features local duo Bobby Walker and Harry Harpoon. Picnic and takeout dinners are welcome. Tuesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Tech Café. Tech assistance for all ages and skill levels. Every Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m.