InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed on Monday, September 1, for Labor Day.

Library Programs for Seniors in November

10/27/2010

All programs are free and open to the public. For a complete list of events visit ppld.org

Senior Synergy
All seniors are welcome to share conversation and a cup of coffee in this casual discussion group.
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Senior Social
Seniors are invited for friendly conversation and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.
Mondays, Nov. 1 and 22 from 10:30 a.m. - noon – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

AARP Mature Safe Driving Program
The AARP Mature Safe Driving Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. Upon successfully completing the course, graduates present their course completion certificate to their insurance agents for a discount. A minimum of 10 students is required for the class to be held. Charge for the eight-hour course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. This is a change from previous years. Class size is limited and registration is required. Bring a lunch because the classes are eight hours. Call 597-5377 for more information or to register.
Thursday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.
Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.
Monday, Nov. 15 and Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 5 - 9 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Library
Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.
Saturday, Nov. 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Senior Lunch and a Movie
Bring your lunch and enjoy a free movie at the library. No registration required.
Singin’ In The Rain, (NR, 102 minutes, 1952)
Tuesday, Nov. 9 at noon – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Senior Lunch and a Movie
Bring your lunch and enjoy a free movie at the library. No registration required.
Dear John (Rated PG-13; 105 minutes)
Wednesday, Nov. 17 from noon - 2 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Lunch and a Movie
Bring your lunch and enjoy a free movie at the library. No registration required.
The Book of Eli (Rated R; 118 minutes)
Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

Senior Chats
These informal gatherings for seniors offer information sharing, networking, discussions and coffee.
Tuesdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Computer Classes
Email I
Learn the basics of email including how to read, compose, send, reply to, and forward messages using a free email account in this class. Prerequisites: Mouse Basics and Computer Basics.
Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.
Thursday, Nov. 4 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

Email 2
Learn more email techniques including using contacts, sending and reading attachments, organizing, etc. in this class. Prerequisite: Email 1.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.
Thursday, Nov. 11 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

Email Basics Class
Learn the basics of e-mail including how to read, compose, send, reply to, and forward messages using a free account. Prerequisites: Computer Basics
Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 1 - 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Word 1
Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.
Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Basics and experience using a mouse and keyboard
Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 1 - 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

One-on-One Computer Assistance
One on One Computer Assistance: We offer help with email, word processing, digital camera photos and basic issues with Microsoft Office 2007 programs. All One-on-One sessions are for one-hour increments and are by reservation. Call 597-7070 for reservations. Reservations accepted 20 days in advance.
Thursday, Nov. 4 from 1 - 4 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.
Thursday, Nov. 11 from 1 - 4 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.
Thursday, Nov. 18 from 1 - 4 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

55+ Computer Basics
Become familiar with the parts of a computer and practice simple navigation in a screen and window environment. Learn how to enter information using the keyboard.
Monday, Nov. 1 from 9 - 9:50 a.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.
Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 1 - 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.
Thursday, Nov. 11 from 9 - 10 a.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

55+ Internet Basics
Learn to use the different functions of a Web browser, how to navigate the Internet, and how to use different search techniques to find information.
Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Basics or experience using a mouse and keyboard.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 1 - 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

55 + Word Processing Basics
Mondays, Nov. 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9 - 9:50 a.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

55+ Beginning Mouse
Learn to hold, move, and click a computer mouse. No computer experience is required.
Thursday, Nov. 4 from 9 - 10 a.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

55+ Finding Information @ your library
Become familiar with the Library's resources.
Thursday, Nov. 18 from 9 - 10 a.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

55+ Computer Tuesdays
Join other seniors for these open, one-hour classes. This month, we welcome students who want to learn more about searching the Internet, with a different topic each Tuesday. No registration is required, but when computers fill up, latecomers will have to share or observe. Bring your own laptop if you have one!:
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
November 2: What is the Internet?
November 9: Internet Basics
November 16: Using Google and other Search Engines
November 23: Facebook, Social Networking and Internet Safety
November 30: Fun Day! (Students’ choose topic of interest.)

Book Clubs
New members are welcome and no registration is required at these monthly book groups.

Westside Lively Exchange Book Club
This month, we’re reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. For more information, call 531-6333, x2318.
Thursday, Nov. 11 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. – West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 1628 W. Bijou St.

Casa de Cerro Book Club
Read Doc Susie: The True Story of a Country Physician in the Colorado Rockies by Virginia Cornell. For more information, call x2337.
Thursday, Nov. 18 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. – Casa de Cerro Apartments, 915 Yuma St.

Colorado Springs Senior Center Book Club
Read Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner. For more information, call 531-6333, x1314.
Thursday, Nov. 18 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. – Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave.