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.

Programs and Events for Adults

Introduction to Painting with water colors Denise Duker

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave

Manitou artist & former art teacher, Denise Duker, is our Maker for the National Week of Making. Denise will teach an introduction to painting with watercolor, from wet into wet washes of brilliant color to dry brush technique overlays. You will create a beautiful landscape, learning brush techniques for exciting textural elements, how to blend color & how to set up your composition. Denise is a member of Gallery 113, the High Country Art Assn. and has illustrated several children's books. Her work is in many private collections and can be seen at Class size is limited & registration is required. Please register online at or call the library at 685-5206.

Get in the Game: Play

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Lobby

Individuals may play board games on Saturdays to celebrate our Summer Reading theme: Get in the Game

Seed Library Event: Seed Saving 101

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

This class will cover the basics of saving seeds from the most popular garden vegtables. Topics include how to plan your garden for seed saving, the difference between heirloom and hybrid, understanding distances and techniques for proper isolation to prevent cross breeding,the best ways to store seeds and best choices for beginners to start with.

Douglas County Housing Partnership

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

A free homebuyer education class that gives consumers a great deal of helpful information and is also required for those borrowing with down payment assistance, FHA mortgages, or utilizing a Colorado Housing Finance Authority loan.

Colorado Springs Russian Language Meetup

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Library21c Study Rooms -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B3


Chair Exercises for Everyone!

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Desk Job? Traveling? Recent injury? Or is it just a challenge to get up/down from the floor? Come learn some easy and fun strengthening exercises based on sitting in a chair! This class is open to all adults, and the stretches you learn will be perfect to adapt to any lifestyle. Registration required.

Bike Shop

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd.

Sticky gears? Wobbly seats? Low on air? We might just have the fix for you. Bicycle mechanics will be at the Sand Creek Library to lube, oil, grease and do other slick things to your bicycles-all free of charge. If you think it's time to get back in saddle, come by and bring your bicycle with you!

Ride Across America

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Is there any of us who hasn't dreamed of running away, of heading out to the highway, never looking back, and getting away from it all? Steve Garufi, author of "Under a Triumphant Sky: A Bike Across America Story", had those dreams and fulfilled them by pedaling across America twice in 2008 and 2011.
Garufi will do a presentation with maps, photos, and his bicycle, while giving answers to questions about how to ride cross-country and what it's like. Bike mechanics will be on hand to give your bicycle a light tune up.

Southern Colorado African Violet Society

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

Club meeting

Healthy on a Budget

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

This class is designed to empower participants to take charge of their own health by becoming an informed and responsible partner in their healthcare. In addition, the class will explore ways to get fit and healthy on a budget by focusing on preventative measures that will reduce your need for medical services. Join us for this practical presentation and learn tips to becoming a wise health care consumer, and ways to manage your health for less.
Registration recommended. Please call (719)389-8968 to register.

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