InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed on Mon., Feb. 15 for President's Day.

What's New - General

Syndicate content
Updated: 1 hour 44 min ago

PPLD Maker/Artist in Residence Program

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:15pm

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

Each maker/artist has a 6 week contract. During that time, he/she works on studio projects and teaches classes at Library 21c and other PPLD locations.

The Library conducts periodic calls for makers and artists, searching for people with creativity and skills to teach and share with our patrons in the fields of technology and the arts. Interested in becoming a maker/artist for PPLD in the future? Keep an eye on our website for our next Call.

PREVIOUS MAKERS/ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Categories: What's New

APPR Author Visit: Gene Luen Yang

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:39pm

Gene Luen Yang, author of All Pikes Peak Reads 2015 selection American Born Chinese, will be making two free, public appearances in Colorado Springs.

Lecture and Book Signing
Wed., Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
The Venue @ Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Books will be available for purchase.

Origins of the Graphic Novel American Born Chinese
Thu., Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. - noon
PPCC Centennial Campus Theater, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received a Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. Recently, he has been working on the comics series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Categories: What's New

Holiday Card Making with Monique Santos

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 1:28pm

Come work with paper artist Monique Santos to create two beautiful homemade holiday cards. There is no charge, and supplies are provided, but we require registration for this popular event.

To register, click here or call (719) 684-9342 before Fri., Nov. 20.

  • When: Sat., Nov. 28 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Rd., Cascade
Categories: What's New

Friends of PPLD Art Sale

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 1:15pm

The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District are having an art sale on Sunday, November 22 from 1 - 4 p.m. in the reading bay area at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Make plans to enjoy light refreshments, entertainment, and the chance to own beautiful artwork by local artists!

Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards will be accepted.

Categories: What's New

Monthly Musicale Concert Series: Mo' Mungus

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:28am

The Monthly Musicale Concert Series features monthly performances to celebrate local musicians in the Venue @ Library 21c from November 2015 to March 2016.

This month, Monthly Musicale will feature Mo' Mungus! They specialize in Rocksteady reggae, an old-school reggae which existed for 18 months between 1966 - 68. This six piece band of veteran musicians revives the songs and sounds of that era, along with music from the 60s ska period and post-Rocksteady reggae from the early 70s.

  • When: Sun., Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Categories: What's New

International Games Day

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:14am

International Games Day is Saturday, November 21 and to celebrate, East Library (5550 N. Union Blvd.) will be hosting several activities for all ages!

  • From 1:30 - 5 p.m., you can make your own cloth board game using fabric crayons in the Makerspace. Your game, your rules! No registration required.
  • Also, from 1:30 - 5 p.m., you can play board games in the library's lobby.
  • And starting at 1:30 p.m., the East Teen Center will host an all ages Super Mario Bros. tournament.
Categories: What's New

Junk to Joy: CD Incense Burner

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 2:14pm

Learn how to take an old CD and turn it into an incense burner! 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, click here.

  • When: Fri., Nov. 20 from 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Categories: What's New

Junk to Joy: CD Incense Burner

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 2:14pm

Learn how to take an old CD and turn it into an incense burner! 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, click here.

  • When: Fri., Nov. 20 from 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Categories: What's New

Caramel Apples

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 1:54pm

Learn how to dip caramel apples and get an idea for all the different toppings that can make a caramel apple special.

Registration is required and space is limited. Patron must be at least 16 years of age to attend. To sign up, click here.

  • When: Thu., Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Categories: What's New

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.
Categories: What's New

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.

Highlights

  • 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.
Categories: What's New

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 friendsofppld@gmail.com.

Categories: What's New

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
Categories: What's New

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.
Categories: What's New

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.
Categories: What's New

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.

Categories: What's New

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
Categories: What's New

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.
Categories: What's New

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.
Categories: What's New

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.

Categories: What's New