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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Volunteers need never have been in a classroom setting to present a Junior Achievement class to area students. JA provides the program materials in an all-inclusive “kit” with a step-by-step program guide.

All Junior Achievement classes are grade-specific, meet state education standards and are designed to be very interactive. K-12 JA classes focus on principles such as business/economic/entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy and workforce readiness.

Currently, volunteers are needed in Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle to make a difference in students’ lives and help them own their economic success.

Contact JA District Manager Sharon Brady at 970-404-7722, email or visit

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is hosting “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War.” Discover this pivotal period of American history with your community through this five-part reading and discussion series. Discussions will be held every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. between March 6 and April 10 (no discussion will be held on March 27). Sarah Swedberg, Ph.D, associate professor of American History at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, will provide background lectures and will lead the conversations on selected readings.

Garfield County Libraries invites all to an old-fashioned gathering at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Third Street Center in the Jim Calaway Room to celebrate the spirit of sharing during the “hard times” of the Great Depression, as depicted in the great American classic, “The Grapes of Wrath.” For this Big Read event, we’ll have soup for all from the organic garden and kitchen of CRMS and bread fresh out of the Community Oven. The Jamboree features students from the RFHS choral class; guitar students from GSHS; the singing senior Zingers; The Slide Whistle Band; the Library’s Pied Piper, Sue Schnitzer; students from the RFHS Grapes of Wrath Book Club; Jack Green as Casey, the preacher from the Grapes of Wrath; and local square dancers do-si-doing. This free program is sponsored by the Gordon Cooper Branch Library, CCAH, The Carbondale Community Bread Oven, and CRMS. We welcome you to get in the spirit of “The Grapes of Wrath,” wear your overalls, and join the whole town for a hoedown to celebrate The Big Read 2013.

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