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Call for Art

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:33pm

Have your own art show at one of the 12 PPLD art galleries!

The Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee will be jurying art for future month-long, individual shows. Interested artists should bring five representative pieces of their body of work in show-ready format (matted, framed, and wired). Submissions should also include a completed Art Exhibit Application.

Submissions will be accepted on Tue., July 29 from 10 a.m. - noon in the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Pick up your submissions the same day from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Note: artists will be notified of Committee’s decision within two weeks.

For more information, call Carol Brunk Harnish at 531-6333, x2332 or email charnish@ppld.org.

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Purchase a Courtyard Paver for Library 21c

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:40pm

Purchasing a Library 21c courtyard paver is a great way to honor family and friends, commemorate memories and events, or to publicize your organization or business. Your purchase of a courtyard paver also contributes to PPLD's Tri - Building project, providing 21st Century Library service through innovative library spaces and technology for everyone in our community.

Click here to purchase your paver today!

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Library 21c is Open!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 1:50pm

Library 21c has officially opened to the public. Come visit us!

1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Mon. - Thu., 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun., 1 - 5 p.m.

Visit our Library 21c web page for more information.

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How to Use the Makerspaces at Library 21c

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 2:54pm

Want to use some of the nifty machines featured in Library 21c's makerspaces? Here's some general information:

Library 21c has two makerspaces, Make and Make II.

In order to use any machine in either space, you must first contact us to make an appointment.


  • Make is intended for creative projects that do not require hand or power tools
  • Make is open to the public, but you must first check in with staff
  • Users must have a library card
  • Users must sign a liability waiver

Make II

  • Make II is intended for fabrication projects that require hand or power tools, emit fumes, or use advanced machinery
  • Make II is used by appointment only
  • Users must have a library card
  • Users must sign a liability waiver AND take the Makerspace Safety Class

Click here for more information about our makerspaces
Click here to visit our Creative Computer Commons (C3) website

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Historic Gems from the Photo Archives

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 2:40pm

You are invited to attend Historic Gems from the Photo Archives, a presentation by PPLD photo archivist William G. Thomas. This celebration honors photographers and philanthropists Helen and James McCaffery and their generous financial and in-kind support of PPLD’s Special Collections. The presentation will be followed by refreshments and music by Mango fan Django.

The 1905 Carnegie at Penrose Library will also host an exhibit of cameras entitled A Lifetime of Exposures: Cameras that Captured Colorado throughout the summer.

  • When: Thu., June 26, 2014, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Where: Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
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Wireless Printing at Library 21c

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:41pm

PPLD is proud to announce that, starting Saturday, June 21, you can print from wireless devices at
Library 21c.

This service enables you to print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC or device to our printer. There is no additional software required. Print jobs stay in the queue for up to 24 hours.

Just click here and follow the directions.

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Happy Hour Was a Blast!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:10pm

Friday night's Sneak Peek Happy Hour of Library 21c was a blast! Over 400 people attended and were plied with food and drinks. PPLD thanks everyone who came and everyone who helped make this event a rousing success.

Library 21c's grand opening will be Saturday, June 21. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.

Check out our Green Screen Experience photos for a look at the fun!

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