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South Routt Library will close Saturdays, open during week

The Yampa Library will be closed on Saturdays until further notice. This is due to lack of patronage on that day, and budget cuts due to the low mill levy in South Routt.

Hours at the Yampa Library will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The library will be closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Oak Creek Library hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed on Thursday and Sunday.

Story hour is held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 9, and Lego Club is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every other Friday beginning Jan. 12 in Oak Creek.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council set to hand out awards

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will host its monthly public community meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the Crawford Room at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. in Steamboat Springs.

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This month, YVSC will be honoring local environmental leaders with its annual sustainability awards in several categories, such as Lifetime Achievement, Government Representative, Shining Star, Local Business and Educator. The meeting and awards ceremony are open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring a friend.

Visit yvsc.org for more information.

Community Mental Health course offered twice in January

A community Mental Health First Aid class has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 4 and Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors meeting room, 625 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite 202. Participants must attend both sessions to receive certification.

This free class is open to the public. To register, visit mhfaco.org/findclass/attend/221. Email svalentino@ncchealthpartnership.org with any questions.

Space is limited, and a minimum of 10 attendees are required for this class to be offered as scheduled.

Free yoga practice at local library scheduled for Sunday

Bud Werner Memorial Library's community yoga practice puts a focus on the library's digital collection in 2018. The new year's first practice is from Janet Stone's "Exhale and Unwind" series at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 in Library Hall. The free 45-minute practice is designed for all levels to work at their own pace. Bring your own mat and blanket.

The library's free community yoga practice is for all ages, abilities and experience levels and is intended for anyone who wants to build a personal home yoga practice while checking out the variety of free library resources available to help guide you. As a community of yogis, the focus during each session is on a different yoga instructor's DVD, CD or download available through the library.

Participants work at their own pace throughout each session and soak up the support of the local yoga community while absorbing the teaching of some of the world's most esteemed yogis projected on the big screen with surround sound in Library Hall. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Al Gore's film 'An Inconvenient Sequel' screens in Steamboat

Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council present a free screening of former Vice President Al Gore's new film about climate change, "An Inconvenient Sequel," at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 in Library Hall.

A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth," Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Donated handmade quilts, blankets needed for program

The program that provides donated quilts and handmade blankets to the Steamboat Springs Police Department to be used to help victims and others in emergency situations is in need of quilts and knitted or crocheted blankets. The donated quilts need to be at least 36 by 36 inches but may be larger.  They also need to be washable and colorful. Completed quilts and blankets can be donated at Sew Steamboat. For more information, contact Gayle Dudley at gaylekdudley@gmail.com or 970-846-2157.   

Weigh and Win kiosk set up at Northwest Colorado Health

Weigh and Win is a free community program that provides cash incentives to participants who reach their weight-loss goals. Participants weigh in quarterly at a kiosk located in the lobby at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 in Steamboat Springs.

Between weigh-ins, participants receive daily emails or texts with tips on healthy eating, exercise and overcoming weight-loss challenges. Weigh and Win is a nonprofit program aimed at reducing obesity rates in Colorado. Participation is free.

The kiosk is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Participants can enroll at the kiosk, at weighandwin.com or by texting JOIN to 303-500-1702. Visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/weighandwin or call 970-871-7618 for more information.

Volunteers need for Integrated Community tutoring program

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its tutoring programs.  In the Study Friends program, volunteers are matched with an immigrant youth in need of academic support.  In the adult ESL program, volunteers are trained to teach English to a limited-English speaking community member.

Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week.  No foreign language skills necessary.  Email or call Erin at educate@ciiccolorado.org or 970-819-3720 to volunteer or for more information.