Albert Einstein once said, “The only thing you really need to know is the location of the library.” Over the next few weeks, we’re encouraging our community to learn where the library is located.
Our patrons found our library on Wednesday 22nd June for our Summer Reading Program rotation. Over 150 people, young and old, enjoyed the vehicles brought by the City of Brush Street Department. The city allowed children to climb into the gear and honk their horns. Margo and Melody brought their animals for guests to enjoy at a petting zoo and we even had some excitement with a rabbit, a dog, a child and an adult walking around with a chicken!
This Wednesday 29th June at 3pm we have an ocean themed activity and next week on 6th July we will be hosting Meghan Casey, an award winning ventriloquist.
Patrons have brought quilts for the 34th Annual Quilt Show, which begins Wednesday, June 29 at 10am at the Library in Brush. From June 29th to Saturday July 2nd, a wide range of quilts will be on display daily from 10am to 4pm until Monday 11am. After July 4th, the quilt show hours will continue on Tuesday, July 5th from 10am to 4pm and through Saturday, July 9th. We look forward to seeing everyone.
While the main part of the library is closed to the public on July 4th, many activities take place on the grounds of the library park.
Lions Club Breakfast is served from 6am to 10am in Library Park. The cost of breakfast is USD 10 for adults and USD 6 for children.
The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Fourth of July book sale on Monday, July 4 from 7 am to 11 pm and the Quilt Show will be held that day from 7 am to 11 pm in the Carnegie Room. (The book sale will also take place from 10am to 2pm on Friday 1st July and Saturday 2nd July before the bank holidays.)
Also, there is ample parking to see the Brush Chamber 4th of July Parade which begins at 10am on the west side of Library Park.
The Tween and Teen Book and Movie Club has finished The Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and begins the classic story of Swiss Family Robinson, written by Johann David Wyss. First published in 1812, Swiss Family Robinson is a story of survival on a deserted tropical island. Each day on the island brings the family a new adventure and new obstacles to overcome as they struggle to survive in a country isolated from society. If you’re interested in joining us in July, you can pick up your copy of the book at the library or download it using the Hoopla or Libby apps.
Some additional programs offered in July are Loteria, Gentle Yoga and Harry Potter Family Yoga.
The lottery will take place on Wednesday, July 6th at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a game of Lotería, a Mexican bingo-like game, and enjoy light refreshments. If you’re lucky, you might even win a prize!
Gentle Yoga has been changed and is now every Tuesday at 10am. Enjoy the benefits of yoga in this beginner-friendly, chair-based practice. Stretch and strengthen during this 30-40 minute yoga class, ending with a short meditation. No equipment or registration required. Just wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in easily. Participation is free.
Then, on July 9th at 10:15 am, join Megan for Harry Potter Family Yoga. The wizarding world comes to your yoga mat! We move through a family-friendly flow of magical poses to a soundtrack taken from the Harry Potter films, ending with a brief reading from one of the books. Muggles of all ages and levels are welcome! If you’re nervous your little muggles might not make it all the way through class, come anyway! There will be opportunities for them to let off steam and you can always leave earlier if necessary. Bring your own mat or borrow one from us. No registration required. Participation is free.
So be like Albert Einstein and find the East Morgan County Library District. We are located at 500 Clayton St. in Brush, Colorado. Our phone number is 970-842-4596 if you have any questions or concerns. We also have a website full of information at emcld.org. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
This weekly article was written by staff at the East Morgan County Library in Brush.