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Community Briefs

Call for prom dresses

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library will be accepting donations of gently used prom or formal dresses beginning March 1. Donated dresses will be available for teens to try on and take home at two upcoming Prom Dress Giveaway events at the library on Tuesday, March 29 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Building a sustainable off-grid home

The Herald family built an off-grid Earthship in western Colorado using plans created by Michael Reynolds. The house, made out of tires, cans and bottles, is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The complete utility bill for an 18-month time span has been $150. The Heralds will make a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the New Castle Branch Library, showing photos of the home and the process and discussing their adventures in building it. For more information, call 970-984-2346.

Community Discussion: Making Ends Meet

For many Americans, the economic recovery feels very remote or nonexistent. Join us at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library for a community discussion structured according to the National Issues Forum Discussion Guide entitled “Making Ends Meet: How Should We Spread Prosperity and Improve Opportunity?” Share your thoughts and learn from your neighbors at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Light refreshments served. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

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