Adults Only

Special Genealogy Speaker

The genealogy meeting on August 21st at EMCLD will feature Dina Carson. She frequently lectures to genealogical societies throughout the state and is working with the Colorado State Archives on a state-wide indexing project. She is the author of 10 new books about publishing and genealogy.

Most genealogists love the hunt. They relish their time in the archives and libraries. Most of our non-genealogical relatives and friends would rather read about what we’ve found with or without the trip through the dust. But how do you choose a project that will showcase your hard work? Dina’s presentation–Glamorous Genealogy or Fabulous Family History: Choosing a Do-Able Project–will give you some tips and tricks to focus your genealogical research.

Pie Contest and Turkey Tips

Last night we had our first annual Pie Contest. Participants were encouraged to bring a pie to be judged and attend a turkey tips and tasting while the judges sampled their pies. Four prizes were given out: Best Overall Pie, Best Fruit Pie, Best Cream Pie, and Most Unique Pie. Participants were also encouraged to share their recipes which are located below. We had a lot of fun tasting all the delicious pies and we look forward to doing it again next year!

Pie Recipes

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From Dinner To Dessert: Pie Contest and Turkey Tasting

Do you love to bake pies? Do you make a certain pie that you just know is a blue-ribbon winner? Why not enter it in East Morgan County Library District’s 1st Annual Pie Contest? The contest will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, November 15th. Our panel of distinguished judges will evaluate pies based on the following criteria, with one 1st-place winner in each of three categories (Cream, Fruit, and Other). All pies will be judged based on appearance, crust, and taste. A Grand Prize will be awarded to Best Overall Pie. Bring a copy of your recipe to share, if you like.

Participants may enter up to TWO pies in the contest. Pies may be brought to the Carnegie Room from 5:30-6 pm, with judging commencing at 6. Feel free to stay and watch the judging, or join us in the Activity Room for our Turkey Tips and Tasting program. Learn the process of smoking a turkey from start to finish, and sample an already-prepared turkey. You do not need to enter a pie in the contest in order to participate in the turkey program.

Pie contest prizes will be awarded after the Turkey program, at approximately 7 pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson has written numerous short stories and 13 novels. He is the award-winning author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries series. He will be here on September 10th at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to join and get a book signed afterward. Bring your own copy or purchase one when you arrive.

People’s Market

East Morgan County Library will host a weekly People’s Market in the park on Wednesdays from 4-7 pm. Running from August 10th to October 12th, the market will feature produce from local farmers as well as handcrafted items. No secondhand items will be allowed. For more information or to apply to be a vendor, contact the Brush Chamber of Commerce at (970)-842-2666 or Click Here for their webpage.

Healthy Hacks for your Lunch Sacks

School is just around the corner and Alli Howe wants to show you how to incorporate healthy foods into your child’s lunches. Schools provide the minimum standard of “nutrition” to your children, but wouldn’t you rather they have fresh, healthy options instead? Even if you already pack nutritious foods for you kids, you might get some new ideas to use this upcoming school year. Be sure to join us on August 6th at 2 pm for Healthy Hacks for your Lunch Sacks!

Registration is not necessary, but is appreciated. Click here to register!

Common Cents for Colorado

In the library’s spirit of building programs and resources around community interests and needs, we have recently applied for Common Cents for Colorado, a project designed to provide information about personal money management. We were pleased to be selected and now have many new resources to share with the community. We have a few seminars that will be offered this year and next where you might learn something useful. If you think you know everything there is to know about your personal finances, take our self-test and see if you could benefit from one of our seminars.

Inquire at the front desk if you would like to take the self-test or if you have any questions about financial literacy. Seminars are every Monday in August at 6 pm. Registration is not necessary, but is appreciated. If you would like to sign up, have a staff member add your name to our registration list or Click Here to sign up online.

We hope to see you here on Monday nights to get some Common Cents!

Tai Chi for Wellness

If you would like to sign up for this round of Tai Chi, please see someone at the front desk or fill out this online form. Remember: your $10 registration fee will be needed before you can participate (whether you sign up online or at the front desk). Tai Chi meets Wednesdays from 5:15-6 pm.

Click Here to sign up!

Forestry Day

Lovers of trees, budding arborists, and tree huggers will be happy to know that East Morgan County Library District is partnering with the Colorado State Forest Service to bring our community the next Adults Only program. Forestry Day, open to high school aged students and adults, will be held at the library from 11 am to approximately 4 pm on Saturday, July 30th. This event will begin with a team of speakers–CSFS Community manager Keith Wood, CFSF’s Fort Collins District Forester Boyd Lebeda, and Forester Matt Norville–educating participants on general information about the trees in our community. Topics will include identifying trees, proper time and place to plant, management techniques, how to determine growth and condition, and much more. Participants will be introduced to the CO-Tree View app, the Colorado Statewide Tree Inventory tool on which much of this data is recorded, and about how one may find more information at Following a short break for lunch (provided by East Morgan County Library) participants will collect data on the trees surrounding the library for CO-Tree View, measuring and tagging trees using materials provided by CSFS, putting your new knowledge to work! To register, please contact the library by phone (970)-842-4596 or in person for what promises to be an informative and interactive program.

You can also register online: Click here to sign up!


4th of July Book Sale

The Friends of the Library 4th of July Book Sale will be held in the book cellar on Saturday, July 2nd from 10 am-2 pm and Monday, July 4th from 7 am-10 am and 11:30 am-4 pm. Be sure to drop by and see our new inventory!

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