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Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney: Beyond the Basics

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is sponsoring a free program which will help you learn which type of estate plan is right for you. “Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney: Beyond the Basics” will be presented from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Paul Smith, an estate planning attorney at Brown & Brown P.C. in Glenwood Springs, will discuss the difference between wills and trusts and how they can be used with powers of attorney to complete your estate plan. Space is limited and registration is required for this program. Call 970-945-5958 or stop by the library at 815 Cooper Ave. to register.

Make a difference in the New Year

Make a difference in the New Year by teaching someone basic literacy skills. Literacy Outreach needs your help teaching basic literacy skills to adults, including basic reading, writing and math to native English speakers and oral English skills to non-native speakers. Volunteers do not need to speak a foreign language or have prior teaching experience, just a desire to help, the ability to read and speak English, and three hours of time per week to work with an adult.

Literacy Outreach will provide interested volunteers with more information regarding the requirements and rewards at a volunteer information sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Teo Prinster Learning Center/Literacy Outreach, 1127 School St., Glenwood Springs; from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 5, at the Carbondale Branch Library, 320 Sopris Ave.; and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 3, at the Teo Prinster Learning Center.

Call 970-945-5282 or visit for more information.

DIY: Photo Editing Fun

Do you see all those edited photos online and wonder how you can do that, too? Join the Garfield Public Libraries as they explore basic photo editing skills utilizing free online programs and smartphone apps to enhance your photos with cool filters and trendy techniques. Bring your laptop, smartphone or tablet if you would like hands-on practice with our tech specialist. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are at 6 p.m.: Thursday, Feb. 6, Silt Branch Library; Monday, Feb. 10, Rifle Branch Library; Thursday, Feb. 13, Glenwood Springs Branch Library; Thursday, Feb. 20, Parachute Branch Library; 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, New Castle Branch Library; and 5 p.m. Feb. 27, Carbondale Branch Library. For more information about these free community events, visit

Parents’ Night Out – Winter Olympics.

The next Parents’ Night Out is from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs (Ninth and Cooper). Ages 3 (must be potty trained) and up are welcome for an evening of dinner, games and a movie. Cost is $10 per child and includes an entire evening of fun. Space is limited, must RSVP to reserve a spot. More information available at Contact Toni at 970-948-5831 or

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