InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed on Mon., July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.
Old Colorado City Library will be closed Sat., July 2 - Wed., July 6 while their floors are refinished.

Classes: Penrose Library

Tai Chi

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Learn the fundamentals of Tai Chi in this free, hour long class. Students will learn the basics of posture, strength, relaxation, movement and breathing. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Device/Computer Help Drop-in Lab

When: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

For patrons with specific trouble shooting needs or help beyond the materials covered in other library computer classes. If the user just needs beginner instruction, sign them up for computer basics, internet basics, word, etc. Remind the patron to bring their device to the appointment if possible.

Adult Education: GED / HiSET / TASC classes

When: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

New students need to come to GED/HiSET/TASC Orientations to register and take a level test. Students won't be allowed to come to class without registration paperwork. For future Orientation dates please check regularly: http://new.ppld.org/adult-education. Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Entrepreneurship is more than an academic discipline and reaches far beyond the concept of traditional business creation and small business management. Entrepreneurship is a mindset; a framework for thinking and acting that can empower anyone to succeed. It is a mindset that can empower ordinary people to accomplish the extraordinary.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. The program draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought and process derived from the companion text, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. Each lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of real-world “unlikely” entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges by embracing the core concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset. The program also provides for experiential learning through the process of identifying problems, finding solutions, and making connections beyond the classroom.

To register, visit here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/day-series-ice-house-entrepreneurship-program-tickets-21114153000. $250 material fee required. Need based scholarships available upon request (email info@elimindset.com). To learn more about the overall effort, visit www.IceHouseCOS.com.

55+ Beginning Computer Class Series

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Meeting for 2 class sessions, students will learn to hold, move, and click a computer mouse. They will become familiar with the different cursor icons, the parts of a computer, practice simple navigation in a windows environment, and learn how to enter information using the keyboard. This is a class for people who have never used a computer. Patron will be signing up for both classes.
Wednesday, July 6, 55+ Mouse and Computer Basics 10:00am - Noon.
Thursday, July 7, 55+ Computer Basics Practice Lab 10:00am - Noon.

Adult Education: GED / HiSET / TASC classes

When: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

New students need to come to GED/HiSET/TASC Orientations to register and take a level test. Students won't be allowed to come to class without registration paperwork. For future Orientation dates please check regularly: http://new.ppld.org/adult-education. Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Tai Chi

When: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Learn the fundamentals of Tai Chi in this free, hour long class. Students will learn the basics of posture, strength, relaxation, movement and breathing. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

55+ Beginning Computer Class Series

When: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Meeting for 2 class sessions, students will learn to hold, move, and click a computer mouse. They will become familiar with the different cursor icons, the parts of a computer, practice simple navigation in a windows environment, and learn how to enter information using the keyboard. This is a class for people who have never used a computer. Patron will be signing up for both classes.
Wednesday, July 6, 55+ Mouse and Computer Basics 10:00am - Noon.
Thursday, July 7, 55+ Computer Basics Practice Lab 10:00am - Noon.

Device/Computer Help Drop-in Lab

When: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

For patrons with specific trouble shooting needs or help beyond the materials covered in other library computer classes. If the user just needs beginner instruction, sign them up for computer basics, internet basics, word, etc. Remind the patron to bring their device to the appointment if possible.

Minding Your Business

When: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job in Minding Your Business. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, and more.

Mellow Monday--Yoga

When: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Another manic Monday ahead? Start your day and week off right with Mellow Mondays, our weekly mind and body exercises to help you make it through the week. This week's exercise--Yoga!
Join us for an hour-long class in the Hatha Yoga style. This class is designed to give you a pretty good workout without being too difficult or demanding.
Participants should bring their own yoga mat if possible, along with a small towel, and water.
No registration is required for this free class.

Adult Education: GED / HiSET / TASC classes

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

New students need to come to GED/HiSET/TASC Orientations to register and take a level test. Students won't be allowed to come to class without registration paperwork. For future Orientation dates please check regularly: http://new.ppld.org/adult-education. Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Entrepreneurship is more than an academic discipline and reaches far beyond the concept of traditional business creation and small business management. Entrepreneurship is a mindset; a framework for thinking and acting that can empower anyone to succeed. It is a mindset that can empower ordinary people to accomplish the extraordinary.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. The program draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought and process derived from the companion text, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. Each lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of real-world “unlikely” entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges by embracing the core concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset. The program also provides for experiential learning through the process of identifying problems, finding solutions, and making connections beyond the classroom.

To register, visit here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/day-series-ice-house-entrepreneurship-program-tickets-21114153000. $250 material fee required. Need based scholarships available upon request (email info@elimindset.com). To learn more about the overall effort, visit www.IceHouseCOS.com.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

“Using Early American Records to Tell the Story of a Pioneer”
Speaker: Diane Barbour

Using the Life of Amasa Delano Sproat, we explore records that are available during the time-period before 1850 and the every name census. Usually a difficult period for genealogy research, the participant will learn what records are available and how to obtain them. This class will help with that early American research. All Levels.

Microsoft Excel I Class

When: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Learn how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet. Prerequisites: experience using a computer mouse and keyboard, Introduction to Microsoft Word.


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