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.
Low Vision Technology Demo. For those individuals suffering from macular degeneration, glaucoma or any other eye disease that reduces the ability to read, watch television or enjoy the outdoors, there is technology available that can help. Scott Chaplick, a professional in the field, will lead a discussion on macular degeneration and present the latest in adaptive technology that can help individuals stay independent. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. Call 399-7674 for more information.
"Our Microbial Allies: What Would We Do Without Them?" Eugenia Bone will speak about and sign her new book "Microbia: A Journey Into the Unseen World Around You" on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center. While researching her 2011 book "Mycophilia," Eugenia Bone became fascinated with microbes -- those life forms that are too small to see without a microscope. She wanted to understand the microbes that lived inside other organisms, so she enrolled at Columbia University to study ecology, evolution, and environmental biology. "Microbia" takes the layman on a survey of the role of microbes in nature and illustrates their importance to the existence of everything: atmosphere, soil, plants, and us. Presented by Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center and Delta County Libraries. $10 recommended donation at the door to cover costs.
Sunflower Maker Space. Bring the entire family to the Cedaredge Library to create beautiful sunflower crafts at the maker station. All month in August during library hours.
August StoryWalk®. The August StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail is "There's No Such Thing as a Dragon" by Jack Kent. When Billy Bixbee finds a tiny dragon in his bedroom, his mom tells him, "There's no such thing as a dragon!" This only makes the dragon get bigger. He grows, and grows, and grows, until he's bigger than Billy's house -- and that's just the beginning! Find out how the story goes on the Surface Creek Trail in August. Then, visit the Cedaredge Library for activities and a take home craft related to the story.
Tech Café. Bring your devices! Bring your questions! Staff at Cedaredge Library will help you clear up your confusion with technology. From smartphones and laptops to tablets and computers, our resident techies will do their best to get you going. The second and fourth Fridays of every month from 2 to 4 p.m.
Crafts Group. Crafters meet every Tuesday at 10 a.m. to share ideas and show and tell.
Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 399-7783 for details.
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.
Quilt Display. There is an informational display on quilting set up at Crawford Library during the month of August. The display includes information on quilting methods and construction along with examples of different styles of quilts.
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.
Back to School Scavenger Hunt. Kids are invited to Delta Library to embark on a scavenger hunt in the children's area to find objects that are used at school. All month in August during library hours.
Bookmark Maker Space. Teens are invited to Delta Library to make bookmarks at the maker station. All month in August during library hours. All supplies provided.
Craft Stick Catapult Maker Space. Kids are invited to Delta Library to build a catapult using craft sticks and rubber bands. Catapult a pom-pom and see how far it goes! All month in August during library hours. All supplies provided.
Tech Information Station. Delta Library offers an open tech information station in the conference room for all ages and skill levels to seek technical assistance with computers and tablets. Attendees will also receive an introduction to utilizing library databases for online classes. Thursday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m.
Teen Game Night. Teens are invited to Delta Library every Wednesday night at 4 p.m. for board games and card games in the teen area.
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.
School Supply Drive. Hotchkiss Library is hosting a school supply drive to benefit local schools. Drop off supplies in August during library hours and help support area youth! All supplies will be donated to Hotchkiss schools.
Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Tuesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact library at 399-7881 for details.
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, Aug. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Tech Café. Paonia Library will have an open tech café in the community room for all ages and skill levels to seek tech assistance. Every Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Fourth Annual Tomato Haiku Contest. Our tomato haiku contest is back! Submit up to three original haiku poems. Winners will be selected in a variety of categories. Open to all ages. Visit www.deltalibraries.org/haiku-contest/ for details and to enter.
Seeking Submissions for Harvest of Voices. The Paonia Literary Committee is seeking original works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction for the 2018 Harvest of Voices performance during Mountain Harvest Festival. Winning submissions will be read by the writer the evening of Sept. 27 at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. The performance will be live-streamed to The Paradise Theatre. The submission deadline is Aug. 31. For submission guidelines, please call the Blue Sage Center for the Arts at 970-527-7243 or visit www.deltalibraries.org.