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In conjunction with the "Discover Earth: A Century of Change" exhibit, two renowned climate scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder will lead climate science-focused presentations at the Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Avenue, on Thursday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 16.

Mark Williams, CU-Boulder professor of geography, will present "Save Our Snow: Climate Change, Fracing, Ski Areas, and Water Security in Colorado and the West" at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9. James White, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at CU-Boulder, will present "Climate Change: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going" at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16.

Both programs are free and open to the public and will complement "Discover Earth," a museum-quality, traveling exhibit on display at the Rifle Branch Library through Aug. 17. Part of a series called CU at the Library, these programs are jointly sponsored by Garfield County Libraries, INSTAAR, the CU-Boulder Office for University Outreach, and LearnMoreAboutClimate.colorado.edu. The Learn More About Climate initiative localizes climate change for Coloradans by offering public web resources, current research, educational videos, educator tools, and more.

DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne, for the fifth annual Staples for Students national school supply drive, to help kids in need. The drive encourages Glenwood Springs young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at Staples in the Glenwood Springs Mall through Sept. 15.

All school supplies and donations will be given locally to Literacy Outreach to ensure they get into the hands of disadvantaged youth just in time for the new school year.

The Staples for Students campaign is offering easy, innovative and new ways for teens to get involved in this year's programs. By visiting www.staplesforstudents.org, teens can get all the information they need to take action.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge (BPOE #2286) is looking for crafters who would be interested in selling their home made products at a Holiday Craft Fair on Dec. 1. Anyone interested can email pamruz@ yahoo.com or call 970-379-9705.


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