Programs for Adults at the Library in September

08/30/2011

PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT
SEEK ~ ENGAGE ~ TRANSFORM

Media Advisory

Media Contact: Travis Duncan, Media Specialist
(719) 531-6333, x1202 tduncan@ppld.org

Programs for Adults at the Library in September
All library programs are free unless otherwise noted.
For more information, visit ppld.org.

Closures
All PPLD facilities will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Programs for Adults

Genealogy on the Internet
Use online resources to learn more about your family and help fill in your family tree.
Thursday, Sept. 1 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Career Compass Lab
In this class, you will learn about library resources that can help with your job search, resume, and interviewing skills. Call 389-8968 to register!
Thursday, Sept. 1 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Speak Spanish – Level 3
Level 3 students will practice Spanish conversation and review grammar and language use with fellow Spanish learners.
Thursday, Sept. 1, 15, 22, and 29 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

E-Gov Class
Learn how to access government information, benefits, and agencies online! The law librarian will show you where to find health information, file a complaint against a business, find legal forms, apply for social security benefits, and unemployment insurance, renew licenses, get Medicare and Medicaid information, contact your legislators, and more. Please contact the branch at 633-6278 or go online to register.
Thursday, Sept. 1 from 9 - 10 a.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Fiction Book Group
This group is open to all and meets on the first Thursday of each month. No registration required. This month’s selection is The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.
Thursday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Palmer Lake Book Group
New members are welcome and no registration is required at this monthly book club. This month’s selection is Work Song by Ivan Doig. Call 481-2587 for more information.
Friday, Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. – Palmer Lake Library, 66 Lower Glenway St.

Minding Your Business
Starting or growing a Business? Learn how to do research on your competition, vendors and target market. Learn everything you need to know to write a business plan, find financing, marketing, demographics and more. Registration is required by calling 531-6333, x2308.
Saturday, Sept. 3 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Speak Spanish Practice Session
Join fellow Speak Spanish students to work on your Spanish language skills.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Digging for Your Family Roots
Come join our Genealogy Research Group as we explore Photographs and Genealogy. Connie Hamblin will share techniques on how to organize, present and restore the treasured photographs in our genealogical collections. All levels of researchers are invited.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. – High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road

55+ Microsoft Word Basics at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Join other seniors for these open, one hour classes. Each week, we'll review a different aspect of Microsoft Office Word, offer exercises and answer questions. No registration is required, but when computers fill up, latecomers will have to share or observe. Bring your own laptop if you have one! Attendees should have beginning to intermediate experience using a computer. All classes are from 10 am to 11 am. Call the branch for more information, 719-634-1698.
• September 6: Introduction, Save and Print
• September 13: Type a document
• September 20: Copy & Paste, Formatting
• September 27: Insert Photos, Text Box

Rockrimmon Mostly Fiction Book Club
Join this free book discussion that meets the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is not necessary. The next two books are:
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

CyberShelf Downloads
Learn to navigate the PPLD CyberShelf Downloads page, download free software, place eHolds, search for eBooks or eAudiobooks to check out. This class will include a download demonstration for an eBook and eAudiobook as well as instruction on how to transfer to device. This is a demonstration only. Downloading from CyberShelf Downloads must be done outside the library. Registration is required online or by calling 389-8968.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Ancestry-Library Edition Basics
Learn more about the more than 7,000 databases searchable through the library's access to Ancestry-Library Edition. Registration is required online or by calling 531-6333, x2315.
Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 10:30 a.m. - noon – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Word I
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 (55+) Computer Basics and experience using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is required! Call 389-8968 to register!
Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Excel I
Learn how to create, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet.
Prerequisite: Word I or strong familiarity with the Microsoft Word program. Call 389-8968 to register.
Thursday, Sept. 8 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Adult Computer Classes at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Need instruction on basic 2007 Microsoft Office skills? These evening classes are offered to those looking for work or just needing to improve their ability. We work on laptops, but a mouse is provided. Register at ppld.org or call the library at 719-634-1698. If the class is full, walk-ins are welcome to observe or bring their own laptop. All classes begin at 7 p.m.
• PowerPoint I: September 8
• Excel I: September 22

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)
Bring your voice, bring your friends, bring it on! Help plan and promote programs at the East Library. For more information call 531-6333, x1309.
Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Speak German
A conversation group for non-native speakers who wish to practice German. Some German language skills are recommended. For information, call 531-6333, x1315.
Thursday, Sept. 8 and 22 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Excel II
Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and sorting of an Excel worksheet.
Prerequisite: Excel I. Call 389-8968 to register.
Friday, Sept. 9 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Yarnettes
Bring your crochet or knitting needles and some yarn and have fun with fellow crafters.
Friday, Sept. 9 and 23 at 10 a.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Digital Camera Basics
In this class you will learn the basic skills you need to start using your digital camera. General functions, symbols, and parts of a digital camera will be covered. You'll also learn how to transfer your pictures from your camera to your computer, how to send pictures via email, and other options for sharing your pictures. Patrons will need to bring their own camera, the USB cable for connecting the camera to a computer and, if possible, the owner's manual. Limited space is available. Registration is required by calling 389-8968. Prerequisite: Internet Basics. Also, patrons will need to bring their own camera, the USB cable for connecting the camera to a computer and, if possible, the owner's manual.
Friday, Sept. 9 from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Internet Basics
In this class you will gain experience using the internet and searching effectively for information. Prerequisites: Computers 101 and experience using a computer mouse and keyboard. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.
Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Write Now!
Come join this writers group. Everyone is welcome.
Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. - noon – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Flag Retirement Ceremony
In remembrance of Patriot’s Day, the public is invited to join us as the Boy Scouts perform a flag retirement ceremony. If you would like your flag to be included, please call High Prairie Library at 260-3650.
Saturday, Sept. 10 from 4 - 5 p.m. – High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road

Walking Tour of Old Colorado City
Join library staff for a walking tour of historic Old Colorado City. We'll begin by reviewing the early history of Old Colorado City and then visit a few of the oldest buildings. Great for tourist and locals alike, all ages. We'll meet at the library and then walk to nearby locations. Contact the library if you have questions.
Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

AARP Mature Safe Driving
A driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. Upon successfully completing the course, graduates may present their course completion certificate to their insurance agents to receive a discount. Charge for the four-hour course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and registration is required. Please call 638-1618 to register.
Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Stitch in Time
You are invited to join us! Here is an ideal opportunity to get together with old friends or meet new folks that share your passion for needlecrafts! Bring your own needle craft creation to work on. You are welcome to also bring a snack to share.
Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Homeschool Tools and Resource Fair
Come learn about library resources for homeschooling families, and meet representatives of local educational & commercial organizations that work with homeschoolers. There will be activities for the kids.
Monday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Stitch in the Ditch Quilters
Bring your quilting, knitting, crochet or any craft that you can carry in to the library. A great resource for help with your craft and great conversation and fun.
Monday, Sept. 12 and 26 at 6 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

The Ruth Holley Craft Group
Meet new friends, chat and craft. You bring your crochet, knitting or other crafts and we supply the refreshments. We meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Monday, Sept. 12 and 26 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

Speak English
Informal conversation groups for adults with intermediate and advanced English skills. No registration required. Starts Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Monday Morning Movie: Fair Game (Rated PG-13, 108 min.)
A suspense -filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, this film is a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed. No registration required. Refreshments provided by the Friends.
Monday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

East Creative Writing Group
Meeting of adult creative writing group. We will plan to meet monthly to discuss creative poetry, fiction and nonfiction writing, share ideas and writing experiences with other writers, work on writing exercises and more. Please feel free to bring a double-spaced short fiction, or nonfiction piece, or poem (up to 5 pages), for feedback and discussion. We look forward to working with you!
Monday, Sept. 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Speak Spanish – Level 2 Afternoons
Level 2 students will continue to develop vocabulary and verb conjugation.
Monday, Sept. 12 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Speak English
Join this informal English language conversation groups for adults who speak some English. No registration is required.
Monday, Sept. 12, 19, and 26 from 1 - 3 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Strategy: Why it is essential for nonprofit organizations
Nonprofit leaders will be introduced to a practical process for strategic thinking versus strategic planning. Participants will be provided with a strategic framework; clarifying ideas like mission, vision, values, and purpose and the critical role each plays in helping your organization meet its objectives. Registration is required, please contact Amy Rodda at 531-6333, x2335 to register.
(Speaker: Kimberley Sherwood, CFRE, Third Sector Group)
Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 8 - 10 a.m. in the Penrose Carnegie Reading Room – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Lunch and a Movie
Bring your lunch and enjoy a free movie at the library. This month we’re watching The Lincoln Lawyer (Rated R, 119 min.). No registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 13 at noon

Word II
Become familiar with more advanced formatting features of Microsoft Word to make a professional looking page. Prerequisite: Word I. Call 389-8968 to register!
Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Learn Japanese
Students will learn the basics of the Japanese language, including grammar and vocabulary.
Tuesday, Sept. 13 and 27 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

E-Gov Class
Learn how to access government information, benefits and agencies online! The law librarian will show you where to find health information, file a complaint against a business, find legal forms, apply for social security benefits and unemployment insurance, renew licenses, get Medicare and Medicaid information, contact your legislators and more. Register online or by calling 531-6333, x2333.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6 - 7 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Speak Japanese
A conversation group for non-native speakers who wish to practice Japanese. A strong grasp of the Japanese language is highly recommended. For information, call 531-6333, x1306.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 and 28 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

CyberShelf Downloads Class
Learn to navigate the PPLD CyberShelf page, download free software, place eHolds, search for eBooks or eAudiobooks to checkout. This class will include a download demonstration for an eBook and eAudiobook as well as instruction on how to transfer to device. This is a demonstration only. Downloading from the CyberShelf must be done outside the library. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Briargate Book Club
This month we’re reading A Changed Man by Francine Prose.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Word I
In this class you will 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. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.
Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Grant Seeking
Learn how to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District. Successfully search the Foundation Directory Online, the Colorado Grants Guide, and other online databases.
Thursday, Sept. 15 from 9 - 11 a.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Digital Camera Basics
Learn the basic skills you need to start using your digital camera. General functions, symbols, and parts of a digital camera will be covered. You'll also learn how to transfer your pictures from your camera to your computer, how to send pictures via email, and other options for sharing your pictures. Patrons will need to bring their own camera, the USB cable for connecting the camera to a computer and, if possible, the owner's manual. Patrons should also have an email account. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.
Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Mother-Daughter Creations
Fancy Fans
Make a “personal breeze device” with craft paper, glitter, and feathers. Ages 6 and up. Programs are free; supplies are provided through the generosity of the Rockrimmon Friends of the Library. Register daughter’s name only at ppld.org.
Friday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Monumental Readers
All patrons are welcome to attend this monthly book club. This month’s selection is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Friday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

AARP Mature Safe Driving Program
A driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. Graduates may present their course completion certificate to their insurance agents for a discount. Charge for the four-hour course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and registration is required.
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1 - 5 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Garden Club
We will be discussing putting our gardens to bed for the winter, jump starting next year’s vegetable and garden design. Visitors are heartily invited to join us. Visit our website at www.falcongardenclub.org.
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. - noon – High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road

Tour of Fountain’s Fairview Cemetery
Join Fountain Library's resident genealogist for a tour of Fountain's historic cemetery. We will meet at the cemetery!
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 - 10 a.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Excel I
Learn how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet. Registration is required by calling 531-6333, x2308.
Monday, Sept. 19 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

PowerPoint I
Learn the parts of the PowerPoint screen and how to create a basic slideshow. Prerequisites: Word 2 and experience using a computer mouse and keyboard.
Please call 389-8968 to register.
Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

A Writing Life
Bring your favorite writing tools and your imagination to this writing program for adults. Both novice and experienced writers are welcome.
Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Mystery Book Group
Join us to talk about mystery authors and books in an open discussion format. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and does not require registration. Please read and share your favorite Cozy Mystery.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists
This genealogy group meets the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes visitors. Check out their website for more information: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coppcg.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Grantseeking for Nonprofits
Learn how to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District. Successfully search the Foundation Directory Online, the Colorado Grants Guide, and other online databases. Registration is required, please contact Amy Rodda at 531-6333, x2335 to register.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 8 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Basic Internet Genealogy
Get started on your genealogy on the Internet. This class highlights standard free genealogy websites with an emphasis on how they can help you begin or augment your research. Please make reservations for this free workshop through the Library's online calendar of events, or by calling 531-6333, x2253.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10:30 a.m. - noon – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Computer Resources for Genealogy – Basic Internet Genealogy
Get started on genealogy on the Internet. This class highlights standard free genealogy websites with an emphasis on how they can help you begin or augment your research.
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Word II
In this class you will become familiar with more advanced formatting features of Microsoft Word to make a professional-looking page. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Old Colorado City Book Group
New members are welcome at this monthly book club. No registration is required. This month’s selection is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Grant Proposal Writing Basics
An introduction to the fundamentals of grant proposal writing for nonprofits. Participants will learn about the process of grant writing and elements of a proposal, with tips from foundations. Workshop geared to novice grant writers.
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 9 - 11 a.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Pikes Peak on the Cheap
Linda Duval, a former writer and editor with The Gazette for 32 years, has taken advantage of her familiarity with the community to develop Pikes Peak on the Cheap, a website that posts freebies, deals, bargains, and discounts on everything from fast food to family fun, from arts and culture to crazy events. In her talk, she’ll use her experiences with the site to offer advice on shopping, dining, activities, travel and events on a budget. There might even be a few giveaways! Want a preview? Go to www.pikespeakonthecheap.com. Then come hear what she has to say.
Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Beginning Genealogy Class
This series of classes will be for those beginning their genealogy research. In this month's class we will be doing Vital Record Research. Class size is limited so registration is required. You can register online or by calling 260-3650.
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. - noon – High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road

Genealogy Level I Workshop
Basic workshop covers genealogy standards, terminology and forms; workbooks and filing systems; vital records and census records. Registration is required online or by calling 531-6333, x2250.
Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 - 5 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Senior Social
Seniors are invited for friendly conversation and refreshments provided by the Friends
of the Library. No registration required.
Mondays, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. - noon – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Homeschool Science Lab
Homeschooled students can use PPLD's science equipment for parent-assigned experiments, with the help of our volunteer. A parent must accompany the student.
Fridays from 1 - 3 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Write English
Write English Study Group is designed for native English speakers and English language learners. Volunteer facilitators teach English grammar, the structure of the English language and its peculiarities. Individuals in the study group learn how to write essays, reports, letters, resumes, cover letters, as well as how to complete various forms.
Tuesdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Book Discussion Group
This month’s book discussion you have a choice of either reading Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg or Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. Contact Karen at krwoodco@msn.com for more information. No registration required; join us for conversation and fun.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. – High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road

Excel II
In this class you will learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and sorting of an Excel worksheet. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Craft Happy
Kissing Ball
Craft a beautiful gauze ribbon and bead kissing ball. Programs are free, but space is limited. Please pre-register online at ppld.org or by calling 593-8000. Ages 18 and up.
Friday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Sand Creek Writing Group
This adult group meets to discuss creative fiction and non-fiction writing, share ideas with other writers, work on writing exercises and more. Please feel free to bring a double-spaced short fiction or non-fiction piece (up to 10 pages) for feedback and discussion.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6 - 8 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Intro to Social Media
What is social media, and is social media actually media in the traditional sense of the word? Come learn what social media is all about and how it affects our daily lives.
Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 2 - 3 p.m. – High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road

History Buffs
Every month this group picks a period of history and members read any book of their choice from that time period. Expect a lively discussion about the era.
Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Adult Reading Group
This month we’re reading the All Pikes Peak Reads selection The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Thursday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Planning ahead?
"Digging for Your Family Roots" will meet next month.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. – High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road

SPEAK English!
Join this informal conversation circle for adults who want to improve their skills and increase their comfort levels when speaking English. No registration is required.
Mondays at 7 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

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.

Socrates Café
This adult group discusses philosophy, religions, spirituality, and the common threads among humanity. Call 488-2370 for more information.
Tuesdays at 1 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Life Circles
Meeting the first and third Mondays of the month, this supportive writing group provides discipline, inspiration, and structure during the process of writing one’s memories or history.
First and third Mondays at 10 a.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Stitch Wits
A group of stitchers (crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, quilters, etc.) who get together to stitch in the company of others. Any stitcher is welcome!
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Palmer Lake Knitting Group
Bring your knitting project and enjoy the company of other knitters. Cheri Monsen, expert knitter, will be here to answer questions. Call 481-2587 for more information.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. - noon – Palmer Lake Library, 66 Lower Glenway St.

Speak French – Advanced French
A conversation group for non-native speakers who wish to practice French. French language skills are recommended.
Fridays from noon - 1 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Grant Proposal Writing – Level II
Participants will learn advanced techniques of proposal writing with emphasis on using the format of the Logic Model. The session includes hands-on practice in program development and discussion on matching the needs of your organization with the needs of the Funder. Registration is required, please contact Amy Rodda at 531-6333, x2335 to register. (Speaker: RoMa Johnson, CFRE)
Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

The Sand Creek Book Club
Pick any book from the All Pikes Peak Reads selections, read, enjoy and then join us for discussion, coffee and donuts.
Thursday, Sept. 29 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Internet Basics
In this class you will gain experience using the internet and searching effectively for information. Prerequisites: Computers 101 and experience using a computer mouse and keyboard. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.
Friday, Sept. 30 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Sweet Afternoon Bake-Off Event
Can you bake a great cake? Enter your best recipe by September 30 at 6 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library. Come taste the many scrumptious entries on October 8 from 1 - 3 p.m. This year there will be a children’s category for children up through age 12. Watch for entry forms available at ppld.org. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.