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Glenwood Springs Elementary School’s team finished in the top six overall at the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics competition in Aspen on Nov. 15.
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5Point Film Festival call for entries

Submissions to the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale will be taken through February 3. If you don’t have your film finished, you can submit an idea of what you’re working on.

5Point has more opportunities in 2015 than ever before for your short films to be screened in front of live audiences. Its season kicks off with the flagship event in Carbondale, and it also launches regional festivals in Asheville, North Carolina, Somerville, Massachusetts, and Bellingham, Washington, in 2015.

Reach out at for more information on becoming a candidate for a grant from the 5Point Film Fund.

Elks seek hides to help veterans

If you are a hunter, or know a hunter, the Colorado Elks Association would appreciate the donation of any animal hides collected during hunting season through the end of January. The hides will be sent to tanneries to be turned into leather, which will be made into gloves (fingerless and full-finger) for disabled vets to protect their hands while using wheelchairs or crutches. Some of the leather is also used for craft kits that are used for occupational and recreational therapy. These items are given to the vets free of charge. If you have any questions, need more information or want to help collect and salt the hides please contact Tom Regan at (970) 948-9127 or at

Duct the Halls

Want to create a cool and unique gift to give for the holidays? Join us for this fun and sticky craft time where we will make holiday-themed and other duct tape creations. Duct tape and patterns provided. These programs will be held for kids teens at the New Castle Branch Library on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a week-long initiative to promote Computer Science in education. Join us at the library to try your hand at a variety of engaging and fun coding activities, and learn more about why computer science is important to you and your future! These events will be held at the Carbondale Branch Library on Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library on Friday, Dec. 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and at the New Castle Branch Library on Friday, Dec. 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

CCAH’s Deck the Walls Holiday Show

For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists. The Deck the Walls Holiday Show features fine jewelry, silks scarves and wool cowls; handmade dolls, lamps and candles; handcrafted bath and beauty supplies and kitchen wares; and one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments and cards.

Deck the Walls will be open for shopping from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays from now till Dec. 24. For more information, visit or call (970)963-1680.

Holiday Classics Double Feature

Come and celebrate the season at the New Castle Branch Library with the classic movies “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “The Year Without a Santa Claus.” There will also be a cookie decorating station. Free for the whole family! This event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Beat the Winter Blahs Challenge

The Carbondale Branch Library invites kids in grades 1-4 to take the Beat the Winter Blahs Challenge! Stop by the library beginning Saturday, Dec. 20, to pick up your challenge card. Complete at least 6 challenges by Saturday, Jan. 10 and your name will go into drawings for awesome prizes! For more information, call 970-963-2889.

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