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2nd Sunday Concert Series

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:07pm

This free indoor concert series highlights local musicians from a variety of musical genres.

All shows will be held in the Venue @ 21c, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

  • Sun., Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. - Moonhoney (Latin Gypsy)
  • Sun., Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. - Woodshed Red (Americana)
  • Sun., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. - Altezza Trio, formerly the Aivazovsky Trio (Classical)
  • Sun., Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. - Veronika String Quartet (Classical)
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    NYT Crossword Puzzle Challenge

    Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:22am

    When: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to noon
    Where: The Venue @ Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

    Join local crossword puzzlemaker Jim Jenista for a morning of competitive crossword puzzles. Jenista, who has competed in the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (ACPT) since 2002, loves spending a weekend with fellow puzzlers. Moviegoers may remember Jenista from the 2006 documentary film Wordplay, highlighting New York Times (NYT) puzzlemaster Will Shortz and the ACPT; Jenista appears briefly in the movie.

    For the Pikes Peak Library Puzzle Contest you don’t have to be a tournament-level solver. This contest is open to wordplay people who enjoy the challenge of the daily crossword puzzle. There will be two rounds of 20 minutes each, solving a Monday-to-Wednesday level NYT puzzle. The two winners from these rounds will advance to a final playoff round, solving a Thursday level NYT puzzle. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served.

    The event is free but limited to 50 people. Register now online or contact any PPLD Library. Contestants cannot be a professional puzzle constructor, editor, or proofreader. Please note when registering if you are right- or left-handed, for seating purposes.

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    Lynda.com comes to PPLD!

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:34pm

    PPLD is proud to announce our newest resource, lynda.com! Lynda.com 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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    8th Annual Teen Art Contest

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:33pm

    Submit your artwork to our Teen Art Contest!

    The theme for our 2015 Teen Art Contest is Out of This World. Think beyond the scope of the everyday and explore something "out of this world" through art. Imagine a fantastical realm or the deepest depths of space and express yourself on canvas, cardboard, paper, wood, or even metal; the medium is your choice!

    Artwork will be accepted on March 2 and 3 at the following libraries: East, Fountain, High Prairie, Library 21c, Manitou Springs, Monument, Penrose, Sand Creek, and County Mobile Library stops.


    • All entrants must be in grades 6 - 12 in March 2015.
    • All entrants must submit an online submission form and Artwork Agreement Form.
    • Entrants may submit only one piece of art.
    • Jurors reserve the right to decline inappropriate entries.
    • Entries must be two-dimensional and no more than two inches deep, including frame. Any textural elements (glued-on items such as pencils, pennies, etc.) must be inside a frame to prevent damage.

    For more information, email rphilipsen@ppld.org or call (719) 884-9800, x6336.

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    Digital Poetry Project with Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Dr. Janice Gould

    Fri, 12/12/2014 - 1:49pm

    Registration is required for this three-part series at Library 21c (1175 Chapel Hills Dr.). To sign up, call (719) 531-6333, x2011 before January 3.

    • Poetry Writing Workshop
      Presented by Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Dr. Janice Gould
      Sat., Jan. 10 from 2 - 4 p.m.
    • Using Adobe Creative Cloud to Create a Poetry Film
      Presented by PPLD TV video producer Jamey Hastings
      Sat., Jan. 17 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Putting It All Together
      Combine your words and digitization skills to contribute to Dr. Gould’s digital poetry project, “Tapping Into Tava”.
      Sat., Feb. 21 from 2 - 4 p.m.
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    Top Teen Chef at Rockrimmon Library

    Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:26pm

    Three top teen chefs will battle it out for the title of Top Teen Chef in a competition to whip up a gourmet treat using surprise ingredients and their own skill and creativity.

    Bring your friends and family to watch the action!

    When: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2 p.m.
    Where: Rockrimmon Library

    Fill out an application if you want to compete.
    The application deadline is Saturday, February 14.

    If you wish to attend as a spectator, register here.

    The audience will be served sample bites from Her Story Café.

    Including local “Celebrity Chef” judges Nathan Dirnberger - Executive Chef, Colorado School District 11 Food and Nutrition Services, Josh Davis, Executive Chef at Sonterra Grill, and Liz Rosenbaum - Her Story Café, Library 21c.

    Top Teen Chef Winner will receive a $100 gift card for a gourmet dinner for two at the Blue Star Restaurant, a $50 gift card to the Chefs Catalog store, and a $15 gift card for Her Story Cafe. Runners up will receive gift cards in the amount of $25 for the Chefs Catalog Store, dinner for two at Salsa Brava Restaurant, and a $15 gift card for Her Story Café.

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    PPLD Receives Award for Excellence in Community Infrastructure

    Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:10pm

    The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance recognized Pikes Peak Library District for their Excellence in Community Infrastructure award.

    "The Pikes Peak Library District proudly opened Library 21c this summer. It is the "launch pad" for 21st century library service and the first facility of its kind in the country. If you haven’t seen it yet, it will challenge everything you know about the public library. It’s not just a space, it’s a paradigm shift. Features include Makerspaces, Center for Public Media, Business & Entrepreneurial Center, a 400-seat Performance and Meeting Venue, and many additional services."

    Click here to see all the 2014 Award Recipients for Pikes Peak Region.

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