GCPL May 2024 Newsletter

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May 2024 Newsletter

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Moab Library Branch

257 E. Center St.

Moab Art Walk

Friday, May 3

5 - 8 PM

"She Started It"

The library is delighted to be participating in

this year's Moab Art Walks.

Stop in to admire our brand-new exhibit of student art honoring the Utah women who inspire them. You'll see some familiar names and faces!

Next Moab Art Walk: August 2

Thanks, Utah Division of Arts & Museums for providing this inspiring traveling exhibit.

Free Concert:

Sean Gaskell

Saturday, May 4 @ 6 PM

Sean Gaskell brings us the music of the the kora - a 21 string West African harp. Sean studied extensively under master kora musicians in Gambia and Senegal and works to preserve the heritage and culture of this melodic instrument. 

Free! Outdoors in the

Moab Library Courtyard

257 E. Center St.

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Saturday, May 18, 10 AM - 2 PM

Old Spanish Trail Arena

The library joins the Family Support Center in celebrating "Strengthening Families Month" on Saturday, May 18.

Free kites! Free refreshments! Face painting! Balloon artists and more...

We hope to see you there!

Local History

with Dave Vaughn:

My Friend Jack Bickers

Thursday, May 23 @ 7 PM

Local historian Dave Vaughn will share photos and stories detailing his many adventures exploring and documenting the area with Jack Bickers. A giant among local backcountry explorers, Bickers authored numerous guide books and articles on the Moab area, photographing and documenting its splendid vistas, hikes and jeeping challenges.

All library locations

will be closed

for Memorial Day

on Monday, May 27

Story Crafting Workshop with Holly Lammert

Thursday, May 30th 7-8:30 PM

Moab Library Branch

Learn to craft your story in a supportive community. From tangled details to a well-spun story, we'll find ways to weave meaning into even the most mundane events of your life. Whether you'd like to refine your story for presentation on the Storied Self* stage, or mine for material to start building your story, this workshop is bound to help you develop your skills as a storyteller. Free! All are welcome!

*Stay tuned for info about the next Storied Self event!

The Castle Valley Library will be closed

Monday, May 27 - Friday, June 7

Castle Valley holds will remain at the Moab Library Branch during this time.

Time to come to Moab and say hello!

Questions? Call 435-259-1111

or visit www.moablibrary.org

Castle Valley Library regular hours:

Monday - Thursday, 10 AM - 2 PM



Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Mark your calendars for

Friday, June 7 @ 6:30 PM

Center Street Ball Fields

  • Giant bubbles!
  • Photo tent!
  • Ice cream sandwiches!
  • Chalk drawing!
  • Music!
  • All ages welcome!

A fun & safe place

for teens!

Moab Library Teen Center

Closures this month:

May 8 - 10

May 24 - 28

Regular Hours:

Mon - Thurs, 3 - 8 pm

Fri, 2 - 8 pm

Located in the

Community Resource Center

121 W. 200 S (Behind Walker)

2nd Wednesday Book Club

...is ready to welcome you!

The group will meet at the Moab Library

at 6:00 pm on May 8th to discuss

The Covenant of Water

by Abraham Verghese.

Next month's read:

The Secret Life of Groceries

by Benjamin Lorr.

Call the library to reserve your copy:


Castle Valley Book Club

The Castle Valley Book Club

will meet at the

Castle Valley Town Pavilion at

10 am on Friday, May 31st to discuss The Gene: an Intimate History

by Siddhartha Mukherjee,

and you're invited!

Next month's read:

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store

by James McBride.

Please call 435-259-1111 for more info,

or to reserve your copy.

Bilingual Storytime in English and en Espanol

I Went Walking!

Friday, May 17 @ 2:30 PM at the Moab Library Branch

Stories, songs, and crafts!

Presented in partnership with Moab Valley Multicultural Center

Storytime with Seekhaven

A Body Safety Adventure

Tuesday, May 21 @ 6:30 PM

Moab Library Branch

The story hour will be geared for kids ages 3 to 10,

and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome.

Youth Game Club

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm

Moab Library Branch

A variety of fun and educational board and card games geared towards ages 3-13.

No registration required.

Raising Readers Storytime

Active Songs, Rhymes, and One or Two Short Books

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM in the Moab Library's large meeting room.

All ages welcome, this storytime is geared towards ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Lego Engineering Afterschool Club

Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm

Moab Library Branch

all ages welcome

May 2024

Early Learning Calendar

Read! Talk! Write! Play! Sing! Count!

Available in both English and Spanish! Click for a digital copy or pick one up at the library.

May Early Learning Tip -

Knowing lots of words helps children better understand what they read. You can help your children learn lots of words by: Having plenty of conversations and reading together a lot!

Please call us or email info@moablibrary.org with any questions. We are here to help.

See you in the library!

- Cosmo and Library Staff

Grand County Public Library | 435-259-1111 | www.moablibrary.org