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Community Briefs

Tech Night for Parents & Students

Make succeeding in school easier by learning about the different kinds of technology available through the schools, libraries and Internet. Tech Nights will be held on the second Wednesday through April and cover new topics each month. January’s topics will be PowerSchool and the library’s online catalog. Staff from Garfield Re-2 and the libraries will be on hand to present and provide help. Light refreshments served. Next session is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Rifle Branch Library. For more information, call 970-625-3471 or 970-665-7615.

Volunteer for CASA

Please join Court Appointed Special Advocates in making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in our communities. CASA volunteers work with other stakeholders in the Dependency and Neglect Court System to advocate for the needs of children in court. CASA volunteers must be 18, submit to a thorough background check, be able to commit to 18 months as a volunteer, be computer literate, and willing to complete a 30 hour training. The next training will begin on Jan. 18. If you are interested in learning more, call 970-987-4332, or visit

Hour of Code

Calling all kids and teens who love playing with technology. Visit the Silt Branch Library at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, to try your hand at a variety of engaging and fun coding activities. Bring your own laptop/device or borrow one of the library’s (limited quantity). For more information, call 970-876-5500.

The West: A Movie Series

The Carbondale Branch Library, in partnership with the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, will be showing 90-minute episodes from PBS’ documentary series “New Perspectives on the West” on the third Saturday of the month in January, February and March. January’s episode is titled “The People” and will be viewed at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Popcorn will be served. For more information, call 970-963-2889.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Visit the Carbondale Branch Library to learn about its 3D printer and explore how 3D printing is being used to create solutions around the world. Ask any questions you may have about 3D printing technology and discover how you can use the library’s new Lulzbot Mini 3D printer. This free class will be offered at noon Thursday, Jan. 14, and will be repeated at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18. For more information, call 970-963-2889.

Libraries closing for New Year’s Holiday

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will close early at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, and will remain closed on Friday, Jan. 1, to celebrate the New Year’s holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2.

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