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.

Seeking Submissions for Harvest of Voices. Call for submissions! Seeking original writing for presentation at Harvest of Voices, the kickoff event of Mountain Harvest Festival. All electronic submissions must reach the Blue Sage Center for the Arts website by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31. If chosen, the writer of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry must be available to read his own winning submission before a live audience on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. within a six-minute time limit. This event will take place at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia and will also be live-streamed to the Paradise Theatre. More information available on the Blue Sage website (bluesage.org). Sponsored by the Literary Committee, a joint effort of the Blue Sage, Delta County Libraries, and the Paradise Theatre.

Cedaredge

Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m.

The Nature Connection: Biking Bonanza. Cedaredge Library is teaming up with The Nature Connection (TNC) again this summer season to bring exciting outdoor programs to youth in our community! Youth ages 6 to 14 are invited to register for "Biking Bonanza," for a day of summer cycling fun on Saturday, Aug. 10! Participants will meet at Cedaredge Library at 9 a.m. and take a bus to TNC's headquarters in Hotchkiss. The program will first cover basic bike maintenance skills taught by TNC's staff and summer bike tech. Participants will return to Cedaredge Library at 2 p.m. Following the lesson, participants will be given the chance to experience the feeling of freedom and empowerment that comes with riding a bike. From the pump track to the mountain bike trail there is something for every age and skill level. Participants must wear helmets and are encouraged to bring their own. Extra helmets will be available the day of the program for anyone who does not bring their own. Please wear suitable, outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes (no sandals) and be sure to bring your own lunch, a water bottle, and sun protection. Space is limited. Register in-person at Cedaredge Library by August 3. This program is for ages 6 to 14. There is a $10 registration fee to cover transportation and equipment costs.

Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk®. The August-September StoryWalk® book on the Surface Creek Trail is "Surface Creek Imagination Trail" written by the Cedaredge Plant and Dig Garden Club. Let your imagination soar on the Surface Creek Trail in August! Find out how the story goes on the Surface Creek Trail! Then, visit the Cedaredge Library for an activity related to the story. Contact Cedaredge Library at 970-399-7674 for more information. This StoryWalk® book is dedicated to the memory of Ralph Lyle Ray (1930-2019), a third generation farmer in Montrose County.

Nature Weaving Maker Space. Kids are invited to Cedaredge Library to pick up a nature weaving take-home craft. Take your craft kit to the Surface Creek Trail StoryWalk® or another outdoor location. Use the provided supplies to create a small loom for weaving beautiful nature art with items like leaves and flowers. All month long in August during library hours.

Crafts Group. Crafters meet every Tuesday at 10 a.m. to share ideas and show & tell.

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.

Crawford

Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 399-7783 for details.

Crawford State Park StoryWalk®. The August StoryWalk® book on the trail at Crawford State Park is "The Berenstain Bears: Gone Fishin'" by Mike Berenstain. Find out how the story goes on the trail at Crawford State Park. Then, visit Crawford Library for an activity or book related to the story. Contact Crawford Library at 970-399-7783 for more information.

Tech Café. Bring your devices! Bring your questions! Board trustee, Jess Deegan, 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 first four Wednesdays of every month from 4 to 5 p.m.

Trustee Talk Time Do you like your library? Do you have suggestions for improvement? Talk to Jess Deegan, the Crawford representative to the Delta County Libraries Board of Trustees. Deegan is available on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at Crawford Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. If this time does not work for you, contact Deegan at jdeegan@deltalibraries.org or 970-510-0724.

Delta

Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 874-9630 for details.

Delta Friends Meeting. Friends of the Delta Library meet Tuesday, August 13 at 3 p.m. at Delta Library. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Sweitzer Lake StoryWalk®. The August story at Sweitzer Lake State Park is "America the Beautiful" written by Katharine Lee Bates and illustrated by Chris Gall. Find out how the story goes on the Sweitzer Lake trail in August. Then, stop by the library for an activity related to the story. Contact Delta Library at 970-874-9630 for more information.

Marshmallow Shooters Maker Space. Back by popular demand! Kids are invited to Delta Library to get creative making a marshmallow shooter using paper towel rolls and balloons. All supplies provided. All month in August during library hours.

Crayon Collection Scavenger Hunt. Kids are invited to Delta Library to search for and color with 24 crayons. All month in August during library hours.

Back to School Book Sale. The Friends of the Delta Library offer great deals on books during their Back to School Book Sale in August and September. In the bookstore at Delta Library during library hours.

Tech Café. Bring your devices! Bring your questions! All ages and skill levels are welcome to seek assistance in clearing up confusion with technology. From smartphones and laptops to tablets and computers, our resident techies will do their best to get you going! Delta Library offers tech assistance in the conference room the first Thursday of the month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon.

Council of Teens. Calling all teens! Do you want to have a say in what goes on in the library? Do you want to help choose the books we purchase? Join the Delta Library Council of Teens! The Council of Teens will help plan programs and activities as well as come up with books to add to the teen collection. Meets every Monday at 4 p.m.

Talk & Tangle Yarn. Are you interested in knitting or crocheting? Then this group is for you! Whether you have beginner, intermediate or advanced skills, you can join these weekly meetings to visit, share ideas and patterns, and have some fun! Anyone is welcome to join. Every Monday at 4 p.m. Call the Delta Library at 874-9630 for more information on this group.

Hotchkiss

Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 399-7781 for details.

Hotchkiss School Supply Drive. The Hotchkiss Library will be collecting donated school supplies for students at Hotchkiss Public Schools all month in August. Donations can be dropped off at the library during library hours.

Quilt Display. Stop by Hotchkiss Library and see the new quilt display with rotating quilts provided by S & B Quilters.

Tech Café. Hotchkiss Library offers an open Tech Cafe for all ages and skill levels to seek tech assistance with computers, tablets and phones. The first and third Mondays every month from 3 to 4 p.m.

Knitting Group. Do you knit or crochet? Join us for ideas, help, and good company the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Contact Hotchkiss Library for more information at 399-7781.

Paonia

Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Tuesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Contact library at 399-7881 for details.

Insights into the Unseen World. Join us at Paonia Library for a presentation by Eugenia Bone, nature and food journalist, author and speaker. Insights Into the Unseen World is an illustrated talk that examines how the rules of ecology that we see on earth apply to the unseen world of microbes as well. When we apply ecological principals to microbial life, we can "see" how they live, whether it is in soil or in our guts, and anticipate how they will behave under different circumstances, for example, when you eat a raw carrot verses a Big Mac. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesday, August 6 at 6 p.m. at Paonia Library. Contact the library for more information at 399-7881.

Camping Scavenger Hunt. Kids are invited to Paonia Library to search for camping-related items in the children's area. All month in August during library hours.

Tech Café. Paonia Library offers an open Tech Cafe in the Community Room for all ages and skill levels to seek tech assistance with computers, tablets and phones. Every Thursday in August from 2-3 p.m.

Literacy Program

High School Equivalency. For information on High School Equivalency classes or HiSET® testing, please contact Gail at 970-234-7175 or gsrebnik@deltalibraries.org.

ESL Classes. An intermediate to advanced ESL class meets at Delta Family Center Mondays through Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. and a multi-level group meets at Delta Library Monday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contact Danielle at dcarre@deltalibraries.org for more information.

College Exam Proctoring. Contact Gail at 970-234-7175 or gsrebnik@deltalibraries.org.

Para obtener más información en español, por favor llame a Adriana al 970.874.9630 o por correo electrónico a achavira@deltalibraries.org.

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