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Self Defense Strategies

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 1:48pm

Join instructor Sterling Chase of CHS Martial Arts as he walks through several basic self defense tactics. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Registration is required. Please call (719) 389-8968 or click here to register.

  • When: Thu., Nov. 19 from 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Where: Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
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Family Fun: Native American Cultural Celebration

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 1:34pm

Celebrate the traditions and customs of our local Native American culture. Enjoy cultural stories provided by Sebrena Forrest and dancing performed by the Seven Falls Indian Dancers. Learn how to make a corn husk doll from members of the Native American Women’s Association.


  • Storytelling by Sebrena Forrest, 1:30 - 2 p.m.
  • Dancing by the Seven Falls Indian Dancers, 2 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Corn Husk Doll Workshop, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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NEW! Buy books from PPLD Friends through amazon.com

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:26pm

The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District are now selling books online, through Amazon. The Friends growing online collection features an assortment of both non-fiction and fiction, including history, textbooks, best-sellers and more.

You can see the collection on our Amazon Storefront at Amazon.com/shops/FriendsofPPLD. Purchases benefit Pikes Peak Library District. Now you can purchase books for yourself and help us provide books for others. If you have questions, contact Charleen Bader at (719) 232-4384.

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Penrose Library Grand Reopening

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:32pm

Come celebrate Penrose Library’s renovation and new spaces on Saturday, November 7 from 1 - 5 p.m. at 20 N. Cascade Ave. Join us for music, food, crafts, Tai Chi, games, prizes, and more! Highlights include:

  • 1:30 p.m.: Live music from Mo' Mungus
  • 3 p.m.: Tai Chi
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Children's Hospital Colorado Workshop: Good Nutrition through the Holidays

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 2:47pm

Good nutrition is important for a healthy life, but during the holidays we sometimes find ourselves at a loss on how to provide healthy options. Come to this interactive talk by clinical dietitian Karen Beers, MA, RD to learn about healthy eating, especially during these holiday months.

This free workshop is presented by Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Springs. There is no registration required.

  • When: Thu., Nov. 12 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c Children’s Department, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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Alzheimer's Awareness Film Series

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:45pm

Join us for three documentaries about Alzheimer’s Disease in observance of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. All showings will be at the East Library (5550 N. Union Blvd.) in the Community Meeting Room and will be followed by a short Q&A session.

All showings are free and no registration is required! For more information, please call (719) 531-6333, x1371.

  • You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t
    A film by Scott Kirschenbaum
    Sat., Nov. 7 from 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Alive Inside
    A film by Michael Rossato-Bennett
    Sat., Nov. 14 from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Facing Alzheimer’s: An African American Perspective
    A film by TMK Productions
    Sat., Nov. 21 from 1 - 2 p.m.
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Pikes Peak Pastel Society Statewide Pastel Exhibition

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:03pm

All are invited to the upcoming Pikes Peak Pastel Society Statewide Pastel Exhibition at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. This juried exhibition will run from November 5 - December 28 and will feature original pastel paintings. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 5, from 5 - 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Original artwork will be available for purchase.

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52 Rivers: A Fly-Fishing Journey

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 10:09am

Shelley Walchak is a librarian by trade and an angler at heart. Although fly-fishing is a late life discovery for her, she intends to make up as much time as possible. Shelley was inspired to take her 52 Rivers journey after helping to organize a national library conference called R-Squared: A Risk and Reward Conference. Risk and reward became her modus operandi so much so that she had to take her own risk and give up a great job at the Colorado State Library and go fishing for a year…and did she ever reap rewards. 52 Rivers is the book that emerged from jumping out of her comfort zone into icy rivers and a new found solitude.

Shelley will present a 45 minute slide show and talk about her one-year fly-fishing odyssey. Her books will be available for those interested.

  • Sat., Nov. 7 at 11 a.m.
    Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave.
  • Sat., Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.
    Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Rd., Cascade
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The Other Woman

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 9:52am

Pikes Peak Library District presents a staged reading of The Other Woman, a play by Victoria Zackheim. Five wives, lovers, and others talk openly about sex, deception, love, and betrayal.

This production is directed by Eve Tilley and stars Crystal Carter, Ashley Crockett, Tracy Hunziker, Ellen Regina, and Sallie Walker.

No tickets are needed for this free event. The play contains explicit language.

  • When: Mon., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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Cyber Security: Are You a Risk to Your Business or Yourself?

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 8:52am

Cyber security and data breaches are in the news almost every week lately. As a business owner or just in your personal life, how does this impact you? What can and should you be doing to better protect your business and your personal information? This class, presented by David Willson from Titan Info Security, LLC, will provide some background into what is going on with all the hacking and what business owners and individuals can do.

Registration for this free class is required. To sign up, click here.

  • When: Thu., Nov. 5 from noon - 1 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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Gratitude N Motion

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 10:56am

Gratitude N Motion is a safe, nonjudgmental forum for participants to freely share their gratitude stories as well as share ideas of how to incorporate gratitude into life daily. Each class will consist of multiple activities to help you express and acknowledge gratitude. All sessions will be held at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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Introduction to Manual Photography

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 9:46am

Learn the basics of manual photography with photographer Jay Billups. The free course includes an overview of exposure, shutter speed, depth of field, and manual vs. auto settings. This class will be held at the Center for Public Media, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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Family Place: Bright from the Start Parent-Child Workshop

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:48am

Please join us for this enjoyable five week workshop where you will spend time together, play, make friends and speak one-on-one with specialists on a different topic each week. Topics include: child development, nutrition, music and movement, speech and language, and early literacy.

For parents/caregivers and children 1 - 3 years old. Registration is required. Click here to sign up. Call (719) 884-9800, x6310 for more information.

  • When: Mon., Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 400 sites in 27 states and continues to grow

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Reel History of the Pikes Peak Region

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 9:47am

In celebration of American Archives Month, several Pikes Peak area archives will be screening and discussing rare, historic films from their collections. The program, Reel History of the Pikes Peak Region, will feature early films from the archival collections of the U.S. Air Force Academy Library, U.S. Figure Skating, Young Life, and Pikes Peak Library District's Special Collections.

The program is free and open to the public.

  • When: Tue., Oct. 27 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Where: Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
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Career Conversations

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 9:57am

Most teens in dystopian novels don’t get to pick what they will be when they grow up ... but YOU do!

On the first Thursday of each month, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Ent Conference Center at Library 21c (1175 Chapel Hills Dr.), professionals will talk to teens about their careers and the ups and downs of getting where they are, followed by a Q&A session. Must be 12 - 18 to attend. To register, please click on the appropriate link below.

If you are interested in volunteering to talk about your profession during the designated month for your career field, contact rphilipsen(at)ppld(dot)org. Speakers should currently be in the career field they wish to talk about.

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Call for Makers and Artists

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 9:01am

The makerspaces contained in Library 21c of Pikes Peak Library District are generating creativity, innovation, and learning. To foster such endeavors, PPLD has a Maker/Artist in Residence program.

What are we looking for?

  • People with creativity and skills to teach and share
  • People who can introduce others to what being a maker or an artist is in the vast expanse of making
  • Techy people
  • Artsy people
  • People with well-developed ideas for their studio project and classes that are detailed in their proposals and can be accommodated at multiple PPLD locations
  • A wide variety of different proposals from across the making spectrum

We are currently searching for makers and artists who are able to participate any time during 2016. Applications are due Fri., Oct. 23.

Program Outline

  • Contracted position for six weeks.
  • Three (3) hours of studio time per week onsite at Library 21c held on various days/times throughout the contracted period to cover a wide variety of the library’s open hours. A portion of our makerspace will be designated to have the project being worked on by the artist/maker on display.
  • Two (2) programs/classes presented at Library 21c, two (2) programs/classes at East Library, and two (2) programs/classes at other PPLD locations for a grand total of six (6) classes.
    • All programs/classes will be made available to the general public, with PPLD responsible for participant signup.
      All program/class times and locations are to be determined by PPLD.
    • These programs/classes must present our patrons with an activity-based, hands-on opportunity to learn a new skill.
    • These programs will be mainly geared toward ages 16 and up.
    • These are not usually six (6) different class topics, instead usually one (1) or two (2) different classes offered multiple times.
  • Contract payment of $900, with up to another $300 reimbursement for supplies for public programs.
    • Contractor will be responsible for procuring all necessary consumable supplies. PPLD will reimburse Contractor for supply costs based on actual detailed receipts. All leftover supplies will become the property of PPLD.
  • Any resulting artwork or product created by the Contractor will become the property of PPLD.
  • Contractor may be asked to coordinate with PPLD in the making of a PPLD produced video that promotes Contractor’s specific class content at PPLD.
  • Contractor is responsible for any travel costs related to the Independent Contractor Agreement activities.
  • Application Process

    • Complete and submit the Maker-Artist in Residence application. Application is best viewed in Internet Explorer.
    • Submit a one page write-up proposal explaining your knowledge or craft, what you would plan to do for your studio hours project, the programs/classes you would like to present, and how they would benefit our patrons. Attach it to your email with your application. Applications without a proposal will not be considered. Proposals need to be in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
    • If you have pictures you would like to submit with your application, please provide a link to a web address containing those photos in your email. If you must attach a photo, the size of all of the attachments cannot be greater than 10 MB.
    • Interviews will be held for makers and artists who are being considered.
    • If offered a residency, the maker/artist must sign PPLD’s Independent Contractor Agreement, fill out an IRS W9 form, and complete a PPLD paid background check.
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    Latina Voices

    Tue, 10/13/2015 - 3:45pm

    Meet some of the Pikes Peak region’s outstanding and successful Latinas at Latina Voices, the fifth annual presentation of talented women from the Pikes Peak region who have explored and helped define their culture.

    The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Sat., Oct. 24 at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Doors open at 9 a.m. on the upper east side of the library, and refreshments will be served. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon. This year's presenters include musician/singer Michelle Abeyta, fine artist Terri Sanchez, military nurse Vivianna Mestas and the Ballet Folklorico de la Raza, a local dance group.

    The event is free and reservations are not required.

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    Pumpkin Carving

    Tue, 10/13/2015 - 1:53pm

    Get in the fall mood with some pumpkin carving! Try out different tools and techniques to carve small pumpkins and learn some ways to roast and use pumpkin seeds. Registration is required and space is limited. Patron must be at least 16 years of age to attend.

    Registration is required for this free class. To sign up, click here.

    • When: Thu., Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.
    • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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    Junk to Joy: Lace Masks

    Tue, 10/13/2015 - 1:40pm

    Learn how to make a magical mask out of simple materials such as tulle and glitter! Space is limited and registration is required. Patron must be at least 18 years of age to attend. Makerspace use agreement is required.

    To sign up for this free class, click here.

    • When: Fri., Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.
    • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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    Internet Safety Talk

    Tue, 10/13/2015 - 1:22pm

    The Colorado Springs Police Department discusses best practices for the public regarding Internet safety.

    There is no registration required for this free class.

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