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Lewis Family fundraiser

There will be fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Cardiff Schoolhouse, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive in Glenwood Springs, to help the Lewis family meet medical and travel costs associated with an urgent surgery mom Katie needs to remove a tumor near her brain stem. There will be food and drinks, family games, prize drawings and music. Contributions can also be made at any U.S. Bank to the Katie Lewis donation account, Call 970-846-7272 for more information.

Magic with Eli

Rising star 18-year-old Eli Portala astounds with his delightful and deceptive family magic show, which opens with his internationally acclaimed award-winning dove act and closes with a modern version of Houdini’s famous metamorphosis. This fast-paced show is packed with humor, music and audience participation. Eli will perform on Wednesday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Parachute Branch Library and 6:30 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library; on Thursday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 6:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; and on Friday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Silt Branch Library and an after-hours show at 6:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library. For more information visit

Libraries closed for staff training

Five of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 27, for a staff training. The libraries will resume normal hours at noon. The Silt Branch Library will open at 10 a.m. as usual, and the Carbondale Branch Library will extend its hours to 8 p.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more at during the closure.

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