Steamboat briefs: Library seeks storytellers and designers

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— Bud Werner Memorial Library is launching Story-time for Grown-ups this fall. Participants will spend an hour in Library Hall listening to contemporary and classic short stories read aloud by some of the Yampa Valley’s finest voices. Story-time for Grown-ups is a noon “brown bag lunch” program that will be scheduled every three to four weeks from October through May.

Auditions for Story-time for Grown-ups readers will be at noon Aug. 24 and 26, in Library Hall. Prospective readers will be asked to do one cold reading and one prepared reading. Bring one prepared reading to the audition, not to exceed one minute in length. The library will provide a piece for the cold reading at the audition. Contact Artistic Director Stuart Handloff at shandloff@hotmail.com or 970-355-9403 with questions about how to prepare for an audition.

Get more information about what will be expected of official Story-time for Grown-ups readers and public speaking training opportunities at http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html, or call library Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at 970-367-4917.

The library also is looking for designers to help set the stage for the events. Designers will be publicly credited for their work. Interested designers should call Lay at 970-367-4917 or e-mail jlay@steamboatlibrary.org.

Registration is under way for fall classes at CMC

Registration for Colorado Mountain College’s fall semester is under way. Many classes in Steamboat Springs or via distance learning start the week of Aug. 30, and additional classes start throughout the semester, according to a news release. Each household should receive a course schedule in the mail. In addition, more information and registration is available online at www.coloradomtn.edu/register or by visiting the campus in Steamboat Springs, 1330 Bob Adams Drive.

Students new to the college and those who have not taken classes within the past 10 months need to register in person. Students who have taken classes within the past 10 months also can sign up by mail, phone, fax or online.

For more information, call 970-870-4444 or 1-800-621-8559.

CNCC offers new August classes across Hayden

Colorado Northwestern Community College offers a short course called career development for teens with Dede Huston. Students will learn the skills to master job searching, career research and development and how to successfully interview for a job. The $34 class is at 8 p.m. Mondays from Aug. 16 to Aug. 30 at Hayden Public Library. Call CNCC’s Hayden Center at 276-7291 to register.

The school also is offering a guide to the World Wide Web with Greg Pieraccini. Students will discover all the Internet has to offer and how to effectively use basics. The $40 class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 19 at Hayden High School.

Call Lindsay at CNCC Hayden Center at 970-276-7291 to sign up.

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