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English as a Second Language (ESL)

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at Ruth Holley Meeting Room

For adults wanting to improve their workplace and every day English language skills. Classes provide instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Registration is required. New students must attend ESL Orientation to register and take a placement test. For upcoming Orientation dates, regularly check http://new.ppld.org/adult-education
Continuing students who were registered for the last course must contact their Instructor or the Adult Education office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Fearless Photographers Mastermind

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Help each other grow our busineses

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

El Paso County Dept. of Human Services @your library

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Adult Education Room next to the large study room

Meet with a DHS professional and…
•Get questions answered about SNAP, Health First Colorado, Colorado’s Medicaid Program and Open Enrollment for the Affordable Healthcare Act, and other programs.
•Find out how to apply for assistance.
•Complete your application for SNAP and Health First Colorado, Colorado’s Medicaid Program and Open Enrollment for the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Monday & Wednesday – 9am to 5pm
Friday – 10am to 5pm

Donuts and Westside Pioneer

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Meet with other Westsiders over coffee and donuts to discuss issues in this month's online edition of Westside Pioneer. All are welcome(you don't have to be a Westsider).

Paper Crafting Class with Theresa Pingel & Jo Golden

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

If you've attended one of Theresa Pingel's and Jo Golden's paper crafting classes in the past, you know how much fun they are. Each participant will take home 2 finished projects. Beginners are welcome! All supplies are provided, including basic glue sticks, although if you have a preferred adhesive please bring it with you, and there is no charge, but you must register online at ppld.org or call 382-5347. (Must be 14 or older to attend.)

Maker Monday - Paint Scrape Notecards!

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

This fun DIY project is messy, so please wear something you don't mind getting paint on! These scrape notecards are great for greeting cards or even to hang on the wall!

Registration required to make sure we have enough supplies.

Senior Social Small Group

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at CH Study Room (paper sign-in)

The main Senior Social is the 1st Monday of each month. If you would like to meet additionally, you are welcome to come to this follow-up gathering on the 4th Monday of each month, for pleasant conversation.

Speak English

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Aspen Room

Speak English - Christine

1-on-1 Resume or Interview Session

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at CH Study Room (paper sign-in)

Do you need help creating a successful resume or preparing for job interviews? CALL to sign up for a 1-on-1 session! A session is 45 minutes long, preferably Monday or Tuesday between 12 p.m.— 5 p.m.

Topics can include:

• What employers are looking for in a resume
• How to create a resume
• How to prepare for an interview
• How to respond during an interview

Please call or stop by today to schedule your 1-on-1 session.

AARP Tax-Aide

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

The AARP-supported TaxAide Program assists low and moderate income taxpayers with preparing and efiling personal income tax forms at no cost to our clients. Our tax preparers are trained and certified by the IRS. We have no age or income restrictions, and AARP membership is not required. We do specialize in doing returns for older tax filers. Some complex returns cannot be completed by our preparers, and clients may be referred to a paid professional preparer of their choice.

Ruth Holley Crafter's Group

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at HO Study Room (paper sign-in)

Join this lively group of hand crafters to share ideas, socialize, and, of course, work on a project!
Second and Fourth Monday of the month

PPWFC - Job Fair Workshop

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

PPWFC - Job Fair Workshop

Chatty Crafties- Woodburning

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Join us every Monday afternoon to learn a new craft skill, or bring your own project to work on. All supplies will be provided. No registration required for this free event.

Colorado Medicare Choices

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Medicare Insurance Options

Speak English

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Speak English

GED / HiSET / TASC classes

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

This class will help adults without a high school diploma prepare to take the GED, HiSET, or TASC high school equivalency exams. Registration is required. New students must attend GED/HiSET/TASC Orientation to register and take a placement test. For upcoming Orientation dates, regularly check: http://new.ppld.org/adult-education. Continuing students who were registered for the last course must contact their Instructor or the Adult Education office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

GED / HiSET / TASC classes

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at Ruth Holley Meeting Room

This class will help adults without a high school diploma prepare to take the GED, HiSET, or TASC high school equivalency exams. Registration is required. New students must attend GED/HiSET/TASC Orientation to register and take a placement test. For upcoming Orientation dates, regularly check: http://new.ppld.org/adult-education. Continuing students who were registered for the last course must contact their Instructor or the Adult Education office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Colorado Springs Scholastic Chess Club

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Western Window Bay

Any age

Stitch-Wits

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Come stitch in community. Join our knitters, crocheters, piecers, and cross stitchers for an hour and a half of conversation, stitching, help, and tea!

Sand Creek Writing Group - in the Quiet Reading Room

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd.

Please join us in the quiet reading room for our monthly meeting.

ARE Study Group

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at HO Study Room (paper sign-in)

ARE Study Group meets on Mondays throughout the year.

Penrose Magazine Sale

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - All Day
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade

Discarded magazines are made available to the public

English as a Second Language (ESL)

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

For adults wanting to improve their workplace and every day English language skills. Classes provide instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Registration is required. New students must attend ESL Orientation to register and take a placement test. For upcoming Orientation dates, regularly check http://new.ppld.org/adult-education
Continuing students who were registered for the last course must contact their Instructor or the Adult Education office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Excel II Class

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and sorting of an Excel worksheet.
Prerequisites: Excel I or equivalent experience
Please call (719)389-8968 to register