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Let’s Talk Life

Join us for an engaging, interactive discussion and presentation by HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley about how we want to live until we die. On Monday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at the Rifle Library participants will hear stories, tell stories, and get tools and resources for bringing family together to talk about future medical care. All forms, including a Medical Power of Attorney, are provided for free. Let’s Talk Life is a program funded by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to promote the importance of Advance Care Planning by providing free education, resources, coaching, and tools. For more information about this free event call the library at 970-625-3471.

911 for Kids

The Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority (our county’s 911 center) will be giving three safety presentations to kids regarding how and when to dial 911. They will color and/or read together to learn about emergencies and 911. Two events will be held on Tuesday, July 25, with the first starting at 11:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library, and the second at 1 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library. The third presentation will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. These presentations will be a great chance for kids to meet the guys and gals who answer the calls. For more information visit

Beatbox and Rap with Mr. Kneel

Mr. Kneel shares his love of reading and helps “Build a Better World” with beatbox and rap versions of the classics from Dr. Seuss to Kurt Vonnegut. The first events will be on Tuesday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library. On Wednesday, July 26, the Silt Library will host at 10:30 a.m., and the New Castle Library will host at 1:30 p.m. Finally on Thursday, July 27, the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Library. All are free and open to the public.

DIY Cardboard Virtual Reality Viewer

Have you wanted to try out the new VR craze? Teens are invited to join us at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the New Castle Library where we will be assembling Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Viewing Glasses and using apps on our phones to test them out. There is a limit of 20 participants, and registration is required. It’s free and open to all teens in middle and high school. For more information call 970-984-2346.

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