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All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR) is an annual program in which we encourage readers from our area to read the same book. For teens, the 2016 selection is The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. In this book, Frankie pulls many pranks in an effort to move her conservative private school forward. This supply drive for Urban Peak is not a prank, but is meant to help teens experiencing homelessness in our area. Urban Peak supplies basic needs and "intensive case management, health services, and education & employment support, which are all designed to empower each individual youth build toward self-sufficiency based on their own identified goals and needs."
E. Lockhart will be speaking on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Book signing to follow the presentation.
Please help by donating any of these items at all PPLD locations between Sept. 16 - Nov. 6.
**indicates greatest need
Thank you in advance for supporting Urban Peak!
We are currently searching for makers and artists who are able to participate any time during 2017.
The Human Library is a concept created by the Danish youth organization Stop The Violence in 2000. It is now operational on five continents. A library of human beings, the Human Library is a collection of people from all walks of life. Individuals serve as human ‘books’ and participants can ‘read’ the book by engaging in a conversation with the book on loan. The Human Library aims to establish a safe conversational space where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and hopefully answered.
PPLD is seeking books to help us cultivate our Human Library. To apply to be a Human Library book, click here for the online application or print out the application below and bring it to any library location. Applications due December 10, 2016.
PPLD will host a Human Library event on Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Pikes Peak Library District’s annual community reads project, All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR), is celebrating its 15th year in 2016! Each year, PPLD selects at least three books that we encourage community members to read and discuss. This year, we have three fabulous selections and will be hosting the authors for each book as well as offering a variety of programming based on both the books and the theme.
The APPR theme for 2016 is STORIES. The human condition has always relied on stories. From the fables and teachings of our modern history to the stories related to us each day as the latest news, stories have impacted us all in different ways. Storytellers are everywhere. Stories are part of us.
Here are the three books we have chosen to focus on this year:
This is our adult selection, but may also be appropriate for teens. Hidden America offers the reader the chance to explore parts of American life that are rarely thought or talked about by society at large. This is a remarkable piece of non-fiction that is perfectly described on its cover: “From coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work.”
Laskas will be speaking at Library 21c on Tue., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow. Books for purchase will be provided by Barnes & Noble.
The teen selection, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks follows a young boarding school student as she tries to break into the school’s all-male secret society. It was a Michael L. Printz honoree in 2009, and was a National Book Award finalist in 2008. E. Lockhart will be coming to Colorado Springs for a talk and a book signing that has been made possible by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation.
E. Lockhart’s author talk will be on Fri., Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Library 21c. A book signing will follow. Books for purchase will be provided by Barnes & Noble.
Finally, the children’s selection, called an “absorbing work of historical fiction” by School Library Journal, is Waiting for Augusta by Jessica Lawson. Set in the rural South in the early 1970s, the book tackles many important issues such as grief, racism, friendship, and of course, growing up.
We are very excited about this year’s selections, and we look forward to your participation in author visits and other APPR programming.
PPLD would like to wish all our students and parents a great school year. Here are some resources we offer to help with your studies:
And of course, you can always chat with a librarian by clicking the "Chat Now!" button, or email us at Ask a Librarian.
Good luck out there!
Pikes Peak Library District is proud to introduce our new website!
New ppld.org has the same basic layout of information as the old site, but with
Please take a few minutes to watch this short video about what our new website has to offer:
Please take some time to look around and contact us with any questions or comments.
Congratulations to the winners of our first All Pikes Peak Writes, PPLD's adult fiction writing contest. The victors were announced at Mountain of Authors on Saturday, April 23.
“Sub-Zero” by Lizbeth Tarpy
1st place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine, copy of Writer’s Market 2016, and Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen
“Journey by Train” by Susan Eitemiller
2nd place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine and copy of Writer’s Market 2016
“Tea Party” by Heidi Balaraman
3rd place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine