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


Unraveling DNA Part 2. The April meeting of the Digging Your Roots Genealogy Group will further explore unraveling the code that stretches from here to the moon and back, DNA. This is part two of a series on DNA presented by Greg Hart. Again, bring your attention, questions, paper, and pencil to the Cedaredge Library and you will not be disappointed! Friday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m.

Seed Saving for Beginners. Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at Cedaredge Library.

Voices of the Western Slope: Water 102. "Introduction to Water in the Surface Creek Valley" is a four-part series that brings together representatives from various water agencies to discuss pertinent topics regarding water use in the Surface Creek Valley. The second presentation in this series will focus on spring runoff and flood water, or free water. Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center. $10 donation recommended.

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

Digging Your Roots Genealogy Group. If you have a nagging curiosity about your family's beginning or a family legend you have always wanted to prove, then join the "Digging Your Roots" genealogy group at Cedaredge Library. We can help you get a start on research and assist you in tracking down that family legend! The Cedaredge genealogy group meets the first Friday of every month through June from 10:30 a.m. to noon.


Earth Beneath Our Feet with Dr Noe. Join Dr. Noe at Crawford Library for a presentation of the geologic map that shows the town of Crawford and vicinity, including Missouri Flats, Maher and the eastern part of Fruitland Mesa. In this 90-minute lecture, attendees will become familiar with the rocks and sediments that make up this landscape, and the geologic process that created the Smith Fork Valley and surrounding uplands. Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Michelle Klaseen Book Signing. Adults are invited to Crawford Library for a book talk and signing with local author Michelle Klaseen. Klaseen will reveal and discuss her latest book, "Spring Into Life," Thursday, April 18, at 6 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 or 970-510-0724.


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 research and classes. Thursday, April 4, at 4 p.m.

Delta Friends Meeting. Friends of the Delta Library meet Tuesday, April 9, at 3 p.m. at Delta Library. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Youth Writers Club. Teens are invited to Delta Library to share ideas and write! All skill levels and interest areas are welcome. Participants may choose to hand-write or type their work. Tuesday, April 9, at 4 p.m.

Spring Book Sale. Friends of the Delta Library will feature cookbooks, gardening, religious and spiritual books during May in the bookstore at Delta Library.

Book Character Scavenger Hunt. Search the children's area for book characters that match the provided character silhouettes. All month in April.

Pipe Cleaner Maker Space. Get creative making pipe cleaner sculptures. All supplies provided. All month in April.

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.

Genealogy One-on-one. The Delta genealogy group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5 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. Contact the library at 399-7781 for details.

Hotchkiss Book Club. This month, the Hotchkiss Book Club will be discussing "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson. Thursday, April 18, at 2 p.m.

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.


Memoir Writing with Yuri Chicovsky. Learn how to turn your memories into shareable stories! Participants will explore the craft of memoir writing in a friendly and supportive environment. All ages are welcome and no writing background is required. The six-week series meets every Wednesday, April 3 through May 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Presented by Delta County Libraries and A Little Help.

The Earth Beneath Our Feet. Join Dr. Noe at Paonia Library for a presentation of the geologic map that shows the town of Paonia and the surrounding lands to the east and south, including Mt. Lamborn and Lands End Peak! In this 90-minute lecture, attendees will become familiar with the rocks and sediments that make up this landscape, and the geologic process that created the North Fork Valley. Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m.

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 Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m.

Spring Card Maker Space. Visit the Paonia Library during library hours to decorate egg-shaped cards for Easter or spring! All supplies provided. All month in April during library hours.

Lego Maker Space. Kids and teens are invited to Paonia Library to get creative to building with Lego. All supplies provided. All month in April.

Egg Scavenger Hunt. Embark on a scavenger hunt to find 12 pictures of eggs hidden in the children's area. Win a prize if you find all 12! All month in April.


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