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: East Library

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

Hand Embroidery 101

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

Learn hand embroidery basics at this informal program. We’ll supply embroidery hoops, fabric, thread and needles, and go over simple stitches, including straight stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, lazy daisy stitch, satin stitch, French knots and more!

No registration is required for this drop-in program.

Yo-Yo Club

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Annex

Join yo-yo enthusiasts from the Colorado Springs area for an afternoon of learning new tricks!

All levels welcome. For ages 9 and up.

S-Peak Leaders

When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Toastmasters advanced meeting

Monday Funday: Playing Card Wallet

When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - All Day
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Every second and fourth Monday in the East Teen Center, we will be hosting an all day craft project. Today, we will "get in the game" by making wallets out of plyaing cards. Come join us and create something awesome!

Learn Japanese

When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Annex

Learn the fundamentals of the Japanese language and practice your conversational skills. No registration required. For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 1371

Library Explorers Make

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

Programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Registration required. Please contact Delaina at ext. 1371 for more information.

AARP Smart Driver Course

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Annex

The cost for the course is $15 for members of AARP, and $20 for non-members. We prefer payment in the form of checks made out to AARP, but we will accept cash.
Any aged person may attend, but the Insurance Discount only applies to those 55 years old and above.
Court Directed persons (those who need a class to regain a driver’s license that the Court has held) are welcomed. Our Instructors are authorized to sign off related court documents.
The class lasts 4 hours
Class sign-in begins 15 minutes prior to the class.
Pre-class reservations are requested, but we may accept a few walk-ins, space and materials limited.
Call (719) 685-2242 for reservations.

Senior Lunch and A Movie

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

The Lady In The Van - Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins “temporarily” parks her van in Alan Bennett’s London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Starring Maggie Smith.
(Rated PG-13, 104 minutes, 2015

Mother/Daughter Book Club

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Childrens Story Room

For girls ages 9-12 and their mothers/mother figures. Registration is required and limited to 10 pairs (a mother with two daughters in this age range is still considered a "pair"). To register, call 531-6333 x1408.

Yoga@The Library

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 6:20 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Join us for a free yoga class. Certified instructors will take you through a non-heated Vinyasa yoga flow class emphasizing basic poses, correct alignment, and breathing techniques. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat/towel, blocks, and straps. No registration required.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons Club

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) B

Join teens who are passionate about Dungeons and Dragons!

Program is for ages 12-18. Space is limited to 14 participants. Registration is strongly encouraged. When you register, you will be registering for June, July and August.

The Needlework and Craft Workshop of Colorado Springs

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Meet and Greet

Library Explorers Computer Lab

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Computer Lab

Open computer lab for Library Explorers, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Wired Wednesdays: Little Bits

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

Every other Wednesday over the summer, we will host a circuitry or robotics workshop.

This Wednesday, we'll build a cottage, castle, or igloo and then use Little Bits and circuitry to light our new houses!

Beaded Suncatchers

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

Experiment with beads, wire, and nylon filament to create one-of-a-kind suncatchers!

Teen Summer Movies: Blades of glory

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Come enjoy a free movie in the East Teen Center! We will be showing Blades of Glory(PG-13, 128 min.)! No registration required. For ages 12-18 only! For PG-13 movies, 12-year-olds must be accompanied by someone 13 – 18.

Spanish Conversation group

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at F1

Informal conversation between native and non-native speakers. Open to the public.

Homeschool Curriculum Swap

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community/Annex

FREE event: Homeschoolers can bring any curriculum that they are willing to share with other homeschoolers at this once a year SWAP! No selling – all sharing – everything is FREE! Call 531-6333, x-1409 or e-mail gsohns@ppld.org if you plan on bringing items to swap so we'll have a table for you.

Paws to Read

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Children's Corner

Let your child practice reading and build fluency by reading to a Paws to Read dog.

Provocative Persuasions! The Editorial Cartoons of Chuck Asay Exhibit Event

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community/Annex

Please join us for an exhibit closing reception and discussion for "Provocative Persuasions! The Editorial Cartoons of Chuck Asay"

East Library Art Gallery
5550 N. Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Thu. June 30, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
Wine and Hors D'oeuvres Will be Served
Reservations required.

Discussion Panelists include:

*Chuck Asay, Editorial Cartoonist, retired from national syndication and the Colorado Springs Gazette
*Barry Fagin, Columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette
*Rosemary Lytle, President, NAACP CO MT WY State-Area Conference
*Jon Stepleton, Former Editor and Associate Publisher, Colorado Springs Gazette
*Arshad Yousufi, Spokesman, Islamic Society of Colorado Springs

Moderated by Michael L. Olsen

This exhibit will be at the East Library June 1-30, 2016.

First Friday Gaming

When: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Teens are you ready to show off your mad gaming skills? Wanna learn how to game? Join us for a friendly competition on the Wii U, XBOX 360 (Kinect), or PlayStation 3. You all will help us decide the game!

For ages 12 - 18 only.
Snacks and drinks provided!

Get in the Game: Play

When: Saturday, July 02, 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

Skywarn Information Course~ MEREO

When: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

This course is open to the Public to learn what they need for their skywarn certificate from MetEd.

Summer Saturdays: Outdoor Games- Sidewalk Chalk

When: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

The first and third Saturday of every month this summer, join us at MAKE @ East to build an interactive outdoor game. Bring yourself, or come with friends and family, and learn to make the following fun games:

June 4th— Ladder Golf Registration required.

June 18th— Build a Kite Registration required.

July 2nd— Sidewalk Chalk Registration required.

July 16th— Ring Toss Registration required.

August 6th— Bean Bag Toss Registration required.

August 20th— Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Drop-in program, no registration required.


This Saturday, join us as we make sidewalk chalk! Registration is required. Please register each individual planning to participate.


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