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Manitou Springs Library Lawn Concert Series

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 1:07pm

Join us for this series of free concerts on the lawn of Manitou Springs Library (701 Manitou Ave.) on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic supper, blanket, and lawn chairs! In case of bad weather, concerts will be held in the pavilion at Soda Springs Park on the west side of downtown Manitou Springs.

  • Aug 11: Charity Shatwell (Power Folk)
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Junk to Joy

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:04pm

Learn how to take common day recyclable items and make them into wonderful and useful art! All programs in this series will be held at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Space is limited and registration is required. Patron must be at least 18 years of age to attend. Must have a Makerspace use agreement on file.

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Nature Storytime!

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 3:26pm

Enjoy this nature-themed Storytime and craft for ages 3 and up. This program is a collaboration between PPLD and the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center.

  • When: Sundays at 1 p.m. beginning June 7
  • Where: Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N 30th St (2nd floor Red Rocks Room)
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Maker in Residence: Michelle Lim

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:30pm

PPLD's Maker in Residence for May and June was Michelle Lim, a self-taught designer, animator, and maker of various things at the intersection of art and technology. She lives in Denver and is originally from Queens, NY. Education and community are essential to her work, which includes teaching creative technology in Denver public schools and designing digital programs at the Denver Art Museum. Inspired by her favorite short story — The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges — she explored the many lives of infinitely complex patterns through video, sculpture, and interactive media during her residency and community workshops.

You can view the finished project at

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Honoring Judy Noyes: Help Us Build the Judy Noyes Children's Garden

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:01pm

Please help up create a lasting legacy honoring one our communities most beloved leaders: Judy Noyes.

When Dick and Judy Noyes opened the Chinook Bookstore in 1950 in downtown Colorado Springs, they began writing a story of passion for reading, community service, leadership and a deep commitment to First Amendment rights. Since Judy’s passing earlier this year, friends, family members and colleagues have established several funds in honor of her various community passions.

Because Judy served as a PPLD Foundation Director and supported the library in numerous other ways over the years, PPLD would like to celebrate her memory with the creation of a new children’s garden in front of Penrose Library. Because Judy believed absolutely in everyone’s right to read, and in the power of literacy---especially for our children, and because she also had a passion for maintaining the downtown area as a vibrant space within our community, we believe a children’s garden in the midst of downtown would provide an excellent way for the community to remember her. Dick Noyes joins us in thanking you so much for considering a donation to make the Judy Noyes Children’s Garden a reality.

If you have questions about a gift, please call the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation at (719) 884-9850.

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Sat, 05/16/2015 - 1:00pm
Free Workshops

Have you ever wondered about doing business with the government? Join us for this series of free workshops at Library 21c, presented by Certify to Success. Registration is required. For more information, email

  • Staying on Top of Your Market
    Stay ahead of market changes in your industry. Designed for companies who want to contract with the government or take their businesses to the next level.
    Thu., Sept. 17 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Succession Planning for Your Business
    Critical elements of developing your company’s plan of operation, and plans for loss of key employees/owners including owner’s exit.
    Thu., Oct. 15 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • The Power of She
    Women, veterans, and minority owners will learn to level the playing field to increase the bottom line. Learn the importance of strategic alliances and ways to leverage public policy.
    Thu., Nov. 12 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Fee-based Workshops

    TalkGovBiz,TheExperience is made up of two hands-on, intensive, fee-based workshops providing support for small businesses in obtaining resources and certifications to procure government contracts. For more information about TalkGovBiz,TheExperience, email or visit

    These workshops focus on key areas of business development essential to procuring government contracts such as socioeconomic certifications, developing strategic plans, and the development of marketing materials. Each of these workshops take place from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Library 21c. Registration is required. To register online, visit To pay by check, click here.

    • JumpStartToSuccess
      JumpStartToSuccess bundles hands-on development of the important tools small businesses need to procure government contracts.
      Thu., May 28; Thu., Sept. 24
    • 8(a)InADay
      8(a) InADay offers hands-on instruction in preparing your application for 8(a) Business Development Program certification.
      Thu., April 23; Thu., June 30; Thu., Oct. 22
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Summer Reading Program Starts June 1!

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:21pm

PPLD's Summer Reading Program is coming to a library near you on June 1! Registration starts June 1 at 9 a.m.

The Kids Summer Reading Program theme is "Every Hero Has a Story"

The Teens Summer Reading Program theme is "Unmask!"

Check out this promo made by PPLD's video studio!
Warning: contains serious cuteness.

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2015 Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest Winners Announced!

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:35pm

Pikes Peak Library District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest for Children:


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Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:34pm

PPLD is proud to announce our newest resource,! has thousands of online video tutorials to help you learn software, creative, and business skills.

Videos are on the following topics:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • Business
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Education
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web

And best of all, it's FREE with your library card! Click here to start using this amazing resource now.

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Helping Paws: Finals Stress Relief!

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:29pm

Teens, are you stressed out due to finals? Stop by the Teen Center at Library 21c and hang out with a furry pal to relieve your pre-test jitters!

This program is free, and there is no registration required. For ages 12 - 18.

  • When: Sat., May 30 from 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Teen Center, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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Invention Incubator

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:40am

PPLD is entering into collaboration with The Invention Incubator to create a permanent environment wherein veterans, inventors, makers, video producers, marketing experts, and others can meet periodically to consider new inventions and team to make them happen.

As an introduction to this initiative, Invention Incubator organizer Ed Herlik is holding “pre-organization” conversations on Wednesday, May 13. These conversations will help shape the formal organization work, which will start in early June. This is a chance to influence the initiative from the start!

There are two informational opportunities on May 13:

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Her Story Café, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: window bay area near makerspaces at Library 21c

If you would like to attend, send Herlik an RSVP at He’ll only attend these events if he receives interest, so you must contact him. This step is also critical to keeping you informed.

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