Gordon Cooper Branch
The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Branch Library meet once a month to discuss issues, programs, and volunteer opportunities at the library. Their next meeting will be held Wednesday, May 29 at 3:30 pm at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library.
What’s creepy, crawly, and absolutely everywhere? Bugs, Bugs, and More BUGS! Come see why bugs are the inspiration for scary movie monsters. Come see which bugs make the tastiest snacks. Dare to be Dazzled! Dare to eat a bug yourself! OR just dare your friends to try a taste!
Bugs, Bugs, and More Bugs will be held at the Carbondale Recreation Center (567 Coloradao Avenue) on Wednesday, July 10 at 4:00 pm.
Hacker. A term that conjures up images of computer tyrants exploiting other computers to obtain control or steal information. But that’s not the only kind of ‘hacker’ out there. In fact, YOU may be a hacker, and you don’t even know it! Join us as we ‘Hack the Surface’ with a variety of hacker/maker activities, including TabLab, BrushBots, and MakeyMakey, that will put your mind and skills to the test! First come, first served on supplies for BrushBots.
Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, and PC. With your Garfield County Library membership, you can now download digital copies of magazines like Food Network, Digital Photo, National Geographic, and more... at no cost to you! Join us at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on Thursday, June 6, at 6:00 pm to learn about Zinio, and how to make it a part of your digital life!
Space limited. Loaner Technology to practice on is limited. Please bring your own laptop or tablet device if you have one.
Come celebrate summer and the Fourth of July with ice cream sundaes, sidewalk chalk, and outdoor games! This event will be located on the lawn of the closed Gordon Cooper Branch Library on Tuesday, July 2 at 10:30 am. Kids, teens, and adults participating in our Summer Reading Program will also have a chance to turn in their bookmarks and pick up their prizes.
Want to make a difference in your community?
Need volunteer hours for high school graduation or college applications?
Anyone age 12-18 interested in volunteering for the Gordon Cooper Branch Library this summer is invited to a Volunteer Orientation on Friday, May 31 at 4:00 pm. We will prepare you to be an active volunteer for summer programs and other regular duties in the library. Come, have fun, and volunteer!
For more information contact Lo at 625-4270.
Special weekly musical storytime full of songs, stories, and more! Led by our Youth Services Librarian and award winning children's musician, Sue Schnitzer. Musical Storytime with Sue takes place at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on Mondays at 4:00.
For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Enjoy books, songs and more at this weekly storytime for children age 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Preschool Storytime takes place at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on Tuesday, June 4, at 10:30 am.
The Alex project connects students with adults through a shared love of reading. Teens and Adults may sign up for the Alex Project through June 15th at the Gordon Cooper Library or online here. All participants are invited to attend the celebration dinner on August 6 at 6:30 pm to meet their reading partner and talk about the books they read.
The Carbondale Library will close at 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, to get ready for our move to the new building. We will remain closed until the new library opens on July 20. But do not despair, the Summer Reading Program will continue on! While we are closed we will accept Summer Reading Program bookmarks and give out prizes at Kids, Teens, and Adult Summer Reading Program events and at our old building from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on the following days in June and July:
Mon. June 24
Thurs. June 27
Mon. July 1
Mon. July 8
Thurs. July 11