Homeschool Hub

RSSWelcome to Homeschool Hub! We're glad you stopped by. We hope you'll stay awhile and explore all that Homeschool Hub has to offer. While you're here, don't forget to sign up for our monthly "Homeschool Events" newsletter so you don't miss out on any of the great programs PPLD offers for kids, teens and adults.

If you have questions or comments about Homeschool Hub, or what PPLD offers homeschooling families, please contact the Homeschool Committee.

What's New!

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Computer science is a foundation for every student. Students of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials, for kindergarten and up. Tutorials work on any modern browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all.

  • Mon., Dec. 7 - Fri., Dec. 11 - Monument Library, Find a computer and Code!
  • Mon., Dec. 7 - Fri., Dec. 11 - East Library, Find a computer and Code!
  • Mon., Dec. 7, 4-5 p.m. - Library 21c in MAKE; Tween Make Mondays and Hour of Code; Ages 9-12
  • Mon., Dec. 7, 4-5:30 p.m. - East Teen Center; Hour of Code; Ages 9-18
  • Tues., Dec. 8; 4-5 p.m. - Library 21c in MAKE; Hour of Code; Ages 12-18
  • Thu., Dec. 10, 3-5 p.m. - Penrose Library Teen Space; Hour (or two) of Code; Teens (Ages 12-18 only)

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Betty Field loved to read. For her, books (especially mysteries) were a great source of enjoyment. She always felt that children should read so that they would write, and write so that they would read. Betty served as President of the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and was active in the acquisition of funds to build East Library. She continued as an active force in acquiring funds for library books. The Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest is a tribute to Betty and her love for children, for books, and for mystery stories.

The Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest-2016 is open to all 6th through 12th grade students (public, private, and home school) in El Paso County Colorado or areas served by the Pikes Peak Library District.

All entries are due by 5:45 pm on February 27, 2016.

For more information on rules and how to enter, visit:

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Educational Resource Center

The ERC (Educational Resource Center) at East Library provides hands-on materials for families wanting to enrich their children’s education or help them improve their skills. Math, science, social studies, and language arts kits, as well as art and music resources and computer software, are available for families with students of all ages to use.

The ERC will be open from 3 - 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and noon - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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American Born Chinese

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.

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Our Science Labs are scheduled from 1-3 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. During this time our volunteer will have a special lab for everyone to participate in. We will also have equipment available for you to use if you would prefer to bring your own experiment. A parent must accompany the student. The Homeschool Science Lab is open to all ages, and no registration is required.

Who: All Homeschool Families
When: 1-3 pm on the 3rd Friday of every month
Where: East Library Community Meeting Room

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AfterMath: Free Math Tutoring

Is math homework getting you down? Are finals freaking you out? Do you need to brush up before the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GED? Our experienced math tutors can help you improve your grades and take the stress out of math. Tutoring for all ages and levels.

When: Mondays, 3:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Manitou Springs Library
Registration is required at Manitou Springs Library.

When: Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Monument Library

When: Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: High Prairie Library

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Where: Library 21c

When: Thursdays, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: East Library

When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon
Where: Sand Creek Library

No appointment necessary, just drop on in!

AfterMath won't take place during library or school holidays. If the school district closes because of snow or weather, AfterMath is cancelled.


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Mango Languages

Mango Languages is back by popular demand! Learn a new language! Choose from 71 languages, including 19 English as a Second Language (ESL) options.


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