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.
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.
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.
Monthly MAYker Space. Word Art! Using reproduced Scrabble tiles glued to a wooden tray, create an inspirational word to take home and share. One per person, any age, all month long! Starts May 1.
Scavenger Hunt. May is all about flowers! Find all the flowers, earn enough pieces to play Tic, Tac, Toe! Complete with game board. All month, all ages.
Cedaredge Friends Meeting. Join Paonia librarian Laura Lee Yates as she celebrates the release of her debut historical novel "Bound for the Western Sea: The Canine Account of the Lewis & Clark Expedition," with live music by Harry Harpoon and friends from the upcoming CD with the same title. The first edition of the new book will be available for purchase and signing. Presentation at 2, meeting at 3. Public is welcome. Thursday, May 12.
Painted Ponies Parade. Wanted: Small cowpokes to decorate ponies and participate in the Painted Ponies Parade in Pioneer Town. Pony decorating will start at 10 a.m. and the parade will commence at noon. Kids get to take their ponies home afterward. Saturday, May 28.
Tech Soup Saturday. Bring your devices and your questions. Our expert "techies" will do their best to answer your questions. Saturdays, 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.
May Flowers Scavenger Hunt. Find May flowers throughout the library and win prizes all month long.
Who in the World? Bring a photo of yourself as a child (ages 0-10) to the Crawford Library the first week in May. We will post your photos and people can spend the rest of the month guessing who you are (or were)!
Crawford Cookbook Club. Eat, experiment, and enjoy! This month's theme is soups. Thursday, May 12, at 12:30 p.m.
Geology of the Crawford Area with Dr. Dave Noe. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Dave Noe has done extensive mapping of the geology of Delta County. This event will give landowners, residents, outdoor enthusiasts and others a chance to find out what really is out there. Noe will explain his discoveries and answer questions. Thursday, May 12, at 5 p.m.
School's Out Ice Cream Social. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Crawford Library, gives us a chance to thank all of our wonderful patrons as we celebrate the end of school and the prospect of a fun summer. Friday, May 20, at 3 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. How healthy is your heart? If you live in Delta County, and are un- or underinsured, you qualify for a free health screening. For more information see the calendar at www.delta
libraries.org or call Justine Forster, community health worker for Delta County at 970-812-6026. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Delta Peer Writing and Critique Group. Join other writers to discuss writing techniques and get help critiquing your writing. This group meets twice a month on the first and third Wednesday at the Delta Library. All earnest writers are welcome. Wednesdays at 3 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. Please do not bring us dirty or damaged books, textbooks, encyclopedias or Time Life series. DVDs are welcome but we cannot accept VHS tapes. Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m.
Solar 101. Solar Energy International instructor Kris Sutton will teach the basics of residential, solar electric systems and guide attendees through Solarize Delta County's remote site assessment form, helping participants evaluate the solar potential of their property. Learn how roof orientation affects your annual production, how net metering really works, and much more! Additionally, the Solarize Delta County team will be available to answer questions about the Solarize program! The event is free and open to the public. Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 am.
Laura Lee Yates: Bound for the Western Sea. Join Paonia librarian Laura Lee Yates as she celebrates the release of her debut historical novel "Bound for the Western Sea: The Canine Account of the Lewis & Clark Expedition," with live music by Harry Harpoon and friends from the upcoming CD with the same title. The first edition of the new book will be available for purchase and signing. Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m.
Book Club. "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. Saturday, May 21, at 1 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.
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.
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.
Garden Planting. Help plant the Hotchkiss Library garden. Bring gardening gloves and a water bottle and help get ready for spring. Tuesday, May 17, at 4 p.m.
Hotchkiss Book Club. This month's selection is "The Passages of H.M.: A Novel of Herman Melville" by Jay Parini. Hotchkiss Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month (September through June). For more information, contact Diane Winchester at 872-3745. Thursday, May 19, at 3 p.m.
Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Tuesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact Paonia Library at 399-7881 for information.
Crafts and Conversation. Join the Learning Council and the Paonia Public Library for a weekly event bringing together parents and children in the community. The crafts will be seasonal and Waldorf inspired, including dry felting. The conversation will be "What Do Children Really Need?" The children will have song circles, outdoor play, stories and snacks. Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Ed Werner Art Display. Visit the Paonia Library through May 31 to view works of art by artist Ed Werner. Werner is a mixed-media artist from Ridgeway with a varied and unpredictable style.
Drive-By Film School. Learn to take a movie from concept to reality with this weekly class taught by our new tech person. Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Ultimate Beyblade Tournament. Build your beyblade and test your launch technique against your opponents. Snack provided. Thursday, May 19, at 4 p.m.