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Coffee with the Library Director at the Rifle Branch Library @ Rifle Branch Library
Sep 16 @ 9:00 AM

Brett Lear, executive director of the Garfield County Libraries, would like to hear from you! Join him at the Rifle Branch Library on Monday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. where we’ll chat about our community, the libraries, and how we can collaborate on a bright future. Featuring free coffee and pastries from Whistle Pig Coffee Stop & Cafe. For more information call the library at 970-625-3471.

Enjoy Optimal Health, Health tips at the Garfield County Libraries @ Please see Event Details for Locations and Times
Sep 16 @ 5:30 PM

Dr. Greg Feinsinger, author of “Enjoy Optimal Health: 98 Health Tips from a Family Doctor,” will discuss lifestyle changes that get to the root of health concerns in order to maintain a better quality of life and longevity. He will present at three Garfield County Libraries and you are invited to attend the one that best fits your schedule. The first will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Silt Branch Library, followed by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Carbondale Branch Library, and the final event at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. After each talk, Dr. Feinsinger’s book will be available for purchase and signing. All events are free and open to the public. For more information call your local library or visit www.gcpld.org.

Joyful Parenting at the Rifle Branch Library @ Rifle Branch Libray
Sep 16 @ 6:00 PM

Join us for a three-part parenting class at the Rifle Branch Library on how to live and parent more joyfully. This free class will be presented by Lauren Raymond who helps parents build joyful homes where everyone feels loved, heard, and nurtured so that your house can truly be a sanctuary of peace. The first session will be Monday, Sept. 16, followed by Monday, Sept. 30 and Oct 14. All sessions begin at 6 p.m. and are part of the library’s 360 Health series. For more information call the library at 970-625-3471.

Tuesday Job Seeker Webinars at the Garfield County Libraries @ Garfield County Libraries, see event details for days & locations
Sep 17 @ 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

The Garfield County Libraries are partnering with Colorado Workforce Center to provide free access to webinars on different job search topics. There will be a 30 to 60 minute webinar presented at 2 p.m., rotating to a different library each week. You are welcome to attend any or all of these webinars at the Glenwood Springs and Rifle Branch Libraries on the first Tuesday each month, the Parachute Branch Library on the second Tuesdays, the Carbondale and New Castle Branch Libraries on the third Tuesdays, the Silt Branch Library on the fourth Tuesdays, and the New Castle Branch Library for months when there is a fifth Tuesday. In order to meet work-search activity requirements for unemployment eligibility, you should preregister by calling 970-945-8638.

Roaring Colorado Toastmasters Host Open House with Guest Speaker Devan Penniman @ Glenwood Springs Branch Library
Sep 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

(GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO, September 9, 2019)— Roaring Colorado Toastmasters is hosting an open house to allow the community to meet members and learn about what Toastmasters has to offer. Hear TedX Speaker and fellow Toastmaster, Devan Penniman share her talk, Own Your Space.

“Since day one at my first toastmasters meeting I received the critique “own your space”, says Penniman. “From doing my icebreaker, to being toastmaster, own your space has been a constant. Please join me as I explore what it means to establish my space and exist in the world after spending most of my life trying to hide in the background.”

Roaring Colorado Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills,” says Michael Clark, Club President for Roaring Colorado Toastmasters.

After hearing from Toastmaster and TedX speaker Devan Penniman, members and guests will enjoy a regular Toastmasters meeting that will include prepared speeches, Table Topics™ (impromptu speeches) and evaluations.

Club Member Bobby Branham, who has served in various club positions, will be the Table Topics master. “Table Topics are one of my favorite parts of the meeting,” says Branham. “This is where guests and members are randomly selected to speak for one to two minutes. It helps you think and speak clearly on your feet.”

Other speakers include Kimberly Henrie of Kimberly Henrie & Associates and  Dr. Stephanie Stanfield of Making Shifts Happen. Michael Clark, Publisher of Colorado River Neighbors magazine, will serve as Toastmaster(emcee) of the event.

Roaring Colorado Toastmasters meets each 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The second Wednesday meetings are held at the Rifle Branch Library and the fourth Wednesday meetings are held at the Glenwood Branch Library. For more information about this event and the club, please visit www.roaringcotoastmasters.org.

About Devan Penniman

Tedx speaker Devan Penniman is a baker and letterpress printer from Fruita, Colorado. She lives happily in the desert with her plants, husky and partner. Her current passion is bringing art and the community together and is in the process of starting a community print shop, to further push art, education and connection. She has been a part of Toastmasters for 5 months and it has been quite the journey. Penniman is excited to continue pushing past her comfort zone and exploring what life has to offer.

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 358,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

Dental Health Clinics at the Garfield County Libraries @ Garfield County Libraries, See Event Details for locations, dates, & times.
Sep 19 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Visit your library for dental treatment provided by licensed dentists from Dental HouseCalls. Treatments are individualized and can include diagnostic and preventative care, extractions and restorative treatment, dentures, and relines. The first clinic will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Silt Branch Library, followed by Thursday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. Next will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 at the Carbondale Branch Library, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the New Castle Branch Library. Then on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, and finally on Monday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library. Services provided free to Medicaid patients and those who qualify. These events are part of the 360 Health series at the Garfield County Libraries. Make an appointment for any location by calling Jill Marshall at 801-310-5536. Walk-ins accepted based on time availability. For more information visit www.gcpld.org.

Pollinator Conservation @ Silt Branch Library
Sep 19 @ 6:00 PM

Join us and learn from Master Gardener Abi Saeed about the pollinators in our area, what they do for us, and what we can do to encourage them and provide food and habitat that will keep them in our landscapes. This special event will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Silt Branch Library. It’s free, open to the public and presented in partnership with the CSU Extension Office and Garfield County Libraries. For more information call the library at 970-876-5500.

Incorporating Mindfulness Into the Classroom @ Morgridge Commons
Sep 20 @ 9:00 AM – Sep 21 @ 4:00 PM

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Colorado Mountain College is partnering with MindUP, the signature program of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, to present a teacher education conference in Glenwood Springs Sept. 20-21.

Facilitators will bring evidence-based and rigorously researched social-emotional learning tools for teachers to use in our mountain communities’ preschool through eighth-grade schools.

Rooted firmly in neuroscience, MindUP gives children and their teachers the knowledge and skills they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion. MindUP’s focus on mindfulness has already been incorporated into the teacher education program at Colorado Mountain College.

Tuition for the CMC & MindUP Teacher Education Conference will be waived for CMC student teachers, local educators and CMC personnel interested in strategies for improving the mental well-being and learning of students in their classrooms.

The conference will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, at Morgridge Commons, 815 Cooper Ave., 2nd floor, in downtown Glenwood Springs. Priority will be given to teachers within the Colorado Mountain College service area. If space is available, cost for additional conference attendees will be $220 per person. Light breakfasts and lunches are included.

“We are so grateful to have had such a positive response from our partnering school districts,” said Elizabeth Qualman, CMC director of teacher education. The conference is nearing capacity.

This event is made possible through a grant awarded by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and by the sponsorships of True Nature Healing Arts and Amoré Realty, both of Carbondale.

 Contact Elizabeth Qualman, CMC director of teacher education, at equalman@coloradomtn.edu or 970-569-2960 with questions. To register and for more information, visit coloradomtn.edu/foundation/cmc-mindup-conference. For more information about MindUP, please go to mindup.org.

Reader’s Theater at the Silt Branch Library @ Silt Branch Library
Sep 20 @ 10:30 AM

In this club at the Silt Branch Library, kids will get a chance to read scripts aloud. The goals are to read effectively and fluently, practice using voice, read with expression, and use facial expressions and gestures. The best part? No memorization! We’ll also enjoy theater warm-ups and games. Children can stay for Meal Monkey after each session. Registration is required for this club which will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays starting on September 13. To register, or for more information call the library at 970-876-5500.

Harry Potter Read Aloud for Everyone at the Silt Branch Library @ Silt Branch Libray
Sep 20 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Come share your love of Harry Potter by listening to “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” with us at the Silt Branch Library on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 13. It’s a great way to settle into the shorter days by revisiting our favorite hero and his friends. Free and open to all. For more information call the library at 970-876-5500.