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In conjunction with the “Discover Earth: A Century of Change” exhibit, James White, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at CU-Boulder, will present “Climate Change: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave.The program is free and open to the public and will complement “Discover Earth,” a museum-quality, traveling exhibit on display at the Rifle Branch Library through Aug. 17. Part of a series called CU at the Library, these programs are jointly sponsored by Garfield County Libraries, INSTAAR, the CU-Boulder Office for University Outreach, and The Learn More About Climate initiative localizes climate change for Coloradans by offering public web resources, current research, educational videos, educator tools, and more.

The Garfield County Public Library Foundation is holding a public meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, to inform the residents of Garfield County that it is the intent of the Garfield County Public Library Foundation to request funds from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service. The funds are to be used for 10 new laptops for the new Silt Branch Library. This is a public meeting and is to give the citizenry an opportunity to become acquainted with the proposed project to comment on such items as economic and environmental impact, service area, and alternatives to the project or any other issues. This meeting will be held at the Silt Branch Library. Call 625-4270 for more information.

Roaring Fork Conservancy invites all photographers to enter the 2012 Roaring Fork Watershed Photography Competition. Photos must include rivers, streams or water in the Roaring Fork Watershed, either directly or indirectly. There is an amateur category and professional photographer’s divisions. This area includes the Fryingpan, Crystal and Roaring Fork rivers, as well as their tributaries. Deadline for entries is Sept. 30. For more information and contest rules visit

Join KDNK from 4-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, on the Fourth Street Plaza in Carbondale for Blues & BBQ, the station’s kickoff for its fall membership drive. Enjoy live performances from Couch, Swamp Cabbage and the Johnny O Band, including a tribute to the late Howard Berkman.Barbecue from Smoke Modern BBQ and libations from Aspen Brewing Company will Bring your current KDNK Community Card for free admission or become a new or renewing member on the spot.

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