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Get the Facts!

There is information everywhere! How do we know what to believe?

We'll read the book Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young and do fun exploration activities. Learn to differentiate fact from opinion, distinguish between essential and non-essential information, and make inferences from text.

Ages K–2nd Grade. Registration is required. For information contact Audrey at Farr or Becki at Erie. 1-888-861-7323

Join us at Farr Regional Library
August 3 · 1:00-2:00 PM
1939 61st Avenue, Greeley
Click here to register at Farr.

Join us at Erie Community Library
August 25 · 4:15-5:00 PM
400 Powers St., Erie
Click here to register at Erie.


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Make A Splash!

Water is all around us. It’s in our showers and baths, in our drinking glasses, in the clouds, and in oceans and lakes. Have you ever wondered about why water forms droplets? In this workshop, children will have fun exploring and testing the unique properties of water.

Join us at Carbon Valley Regional Library on August 2, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.!

Ages K–2nd Grade. Registration is required.

Click here to register.

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MakeIt: Wet Felting

Join us as at Centennial Park Library on August 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as we learn about felting and fibers from the Fleece Factory of the Rockies.

All Ages Welcome! Registration is required.

Click here to register.

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Back to School Made Easy (and Fun!)

Centennial Park Library is sending teens back to school in style!

Join us on Monday afternoons from 3pm - 5pm in the Teen Area for cool activities that will make you the envy of your classmates (and maybe even your teachers!)

August 1 : Squirt Gun Art
Wear your old clothes, or a new white shirt to create cool wearable art!
Click here to register.

August 8 : Washi Tape 101
Easy washi tape projects to keep you organized at home and at school all year.
Click here to register.

August 15 : Custom Journal Covers
Make a journal, sketch book, planner, or just a fancy notebook!
Click here to register.

August 22 : Locker Organization
Jazz up that boring box with some cool DIY accessories.
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August 29 : Book Cover Basics
Bring in your notebooks or text books and learn how to keep them clean all year, and create an instant doodle space!
Click here to register.

Grades 6–12. Registration is required.

Centennial Park Library Calendar of Events

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The Herbs of Outlander

Take a look at historical and contemporary uses of some of the herbs highlighted throughout the Outlander series, with an opportunity to plant an herb of your own to start a medicinal herb garden. Presented by Sheri McCaskill, Certified Master Herbalist.

This program will be offered from 7-8 pm at the following locations:

Carbon Valley Regional Library: August 1

Riverside Library: August 4


Centennial Park Library: August 8


Farr Regional Library: August 15


Erie Community Library: August 18

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Strumming in the Stacks

We provide the guitars, you provide the talent. Unplug, keep calm and learn to play the guitar. Join us at Kersey Library, Tuesdays: August 2-September 6, from 4-5 pm, and enjoy a casual environment while we learn a few chords, play a few riffs, and rehearse a song or two by the end of the six week session. No experience necessary. Grades 6-12; registration required. Space is limited to 6 students.

Click here to register for Strumming in the Stacks

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Money Matters: Women and Money

Many women face unique challenges around their financial security. Longer life expectancy, career interruptions, employment earning gaps, and other issues mean that women of all ages need both information and action steps! Join us to learn how to take control of your personal finances, prepare for life’s uncertainties, and develop a personal action plan.

The Money Matters Series is presented in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Credit Unions. Sponsorship or co-sponsorship of this event does not constitute the Library's endorsement of the content or views expressed during this program.
August 4: Erie Community Library, 6:30 pm
August 9: Centennial Park Library, 6:30 pm
August 25: Carbon Valley Regional Library, 6:30 pm

MyLibrary Calendar of Events

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Beat the Heat!

Come Beat the Heat with us as we enjoy refreshing water play during the hot month of August. Spray bottle painting, water drop races, bubble painting, sink or float and the great bubble escape. Great for the whole family!

Join us at Lincoln Park Library on Wednesdays in August (August 3, 10, 17, and 24) from 9:45–10:15 AM in the Meeting Room.

Lincoln Park Library Calendar of Events

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Miniature Highland Games

The Olympics weren't the only ancient stage for strength and skill. Join us in the parking lot and field outside Farr Regional Library on August 2, from 1-3 pm, for an afternoon full of Scottish fun as we re-create one of the oldest sets for athletic prowess: the Highland Games. Toss a caber, shoot some nerf arrows, and see how well you do at tug-of-war. We'll have scorecards so you can impress your friends and information on what the Highland Games were really like. Earn bragging rights if you beat the scores of our local librarians. Enjoy a look into a different culture and time. Wear your kilts or your ghillies if you have them.

Diana Gabaldon Events

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An Evening with Harriet Beecher Stowe

Please join us for a special all-ages Chautauqua event! Abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, depicting the harsh life for African Americans under slavery. Still read today, the story challenges reader to confront America's complicated past and connect it to today's issues. Stowe's passion for writing allowed her to publicly express her thoughts and beliefs in a time when a woman could not speak publicly, much less vote or hold public office. The author will be portrayed by actor/playwright Nan Colton, who specializes in bringing to life remarkable women of the past.

This free event, held at Carbon Valley Regional Library on August 3 at 6:30 pm, is held in conjunction with the annual High Plains Chautauqua series which takes place August 2-6 at the Aims Community College campus in Greeley.

Carbon Valley Regional Library Calendar of Events

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Illuman Apiary

Join us at Riverside Library, August 4, 4- 5pm, as Illuman Apiary takes us on a journey of the mysteries of bees through the centuries, as well as modern day reality, practices, threats and best practices. Learn the importance of bees in our world. Enjoy honey samples and a craft for kids. All ages welcome.

Riverside Library Calendar of Events

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Tutu Tea Party

You are invited to our Tutu Tea Party at Erie Community Library on August 3 at 12 pm. Wear your most glamorous tutu and/or tie to watch ballerina's dance in their tutus! Join in our tea party with real tea, lemonade and cookies; and get your own tea cup to decorate and take home. Ages 2-6.

Erie Community Library Calendar of Events