InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Programs and Events for Adults: Manitou Springs Library

Friday FUN! Movie Madness

When: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Friday FUN! Movie Mania! is an interactive program for elementary-aged children which meets right after school. This week is Movie Mania! Movies rated G and PG are shown. Light snacks are provided.

The 100th Anniversary of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave

A History of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb
100th Anniversary
1916 – 2016

Donald Sanborn, race historian, and Lisa Haight, author of Tall Tales from Pikes Peak, will present historic photos, interesting stories and anecdotes spanning a century of auto racing competition on Pikes Peak. Topics will include the history of the event, changes to the course, improvements in safety, the progression of automotive technology and behind the scenes stories to name a few.

Everyone is welcome!

Retro Gaming Day

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Interactive monthly gaming featuring: Atari 2600, Original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, and Nintendo Gamecube.

Players get to choose their console and game to play.

Sign up for a time slot the day of the event.
15 minute time slots, multiple players may stack time up to 30 minutes for team play with friends.

Toddler Time!

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

One and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere.

Manitou Teen Creative Writer's Group

When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Looking for support and feedback from other writer's? Do you want to explore new structures and techniques in your writing? Would you like to try writing some poetry or give memoir writing a shot? Drop in and play with a fun writing prompt, or bring something you are already working on! This group offers 12-18 year old writers a chance to grow as writers and help others do the same.

Knit One, Manitou!

When: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Join us for needle work, tea and good conversation the first Monday of every month. Free yarn and patterns.

Toddler Time!

When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

One and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere.

Summer Lawn Concert with Jazz Express

When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lawn

Jazz Express will be playing Big Band Jazz tonight. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a picnic supper, blanket, lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music on the lawn! In case of bad weather, concerts will be held in the pavilion at Soda Springs Park on the West side of downtown Manitou Springs.

Manitou Anime Club

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Ohayo gozaimasu, Otaku! The Manitou Springs Anime & Manga Club is your source for all things Anime!Each month is centered around a theme, and our crafts, activities, and snacks will be connected to that theme.
Come cosplay, squee, and fangirl/fanboy out with us!
Weeaboos welcome!

Toddler Time!

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

One and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere.

Summer Lawn Concert with Balanced Rock

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lawn

Balanced Rock is playing original rock tonight. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a picnic supper, blanket, lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music on the lawn! In case of bad weather, concerts will be held in the pavilion at Soda Springs Park on the West side of downtown Manitou Springs.

Undercover Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Upstairs

Join us for a lively book discussion and refreshments. The book club selection may be picked up at the library any time during the 30 days before the book club meets. New members are always welcome.

Big Games! Water Quidditch

When: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lawn

Join us on the lawn for a rousing game of Quidditch, played with water balloons! No experience necessary, we will train all potential team members. This is messy, so no fancy clothes.

Toddler Time!

When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

One and two-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement, and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere.

Summer Lawn Concert with J. Miller Band

When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lawn

The J. Miller Band will be playing Americana music tonight. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a picnic supper, blanket, lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music on the lawn! In case of bad weather, concerts will be held in the pavilion at Soda Springs Park on the West side of downtown Manitou Springs.

Manitou Springs Library Teen Advisory

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Have a great idea for a club? Want to help plan awesome programs and events? Come join the Manitou Teen Advisory Council and earn volunteer hours, meet other teens, gain leadership qualities and maybe even build your skills for applying for jobs, college applications and scholarships one day! All this, and snacks too!

Friday FUN! Movie Madness

When: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Friday FUN! Movie Mania! is an interactive program for elementary-aged children which meets right after school. This week is Movie Mania! Movies rated G and PG are shown. Light snacks are provided.

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 www.deniseduker.com. Class size is limited & registration is required. Please register online at ppld.org or call the library at 685-5206.

Retro Gaming Day

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Interactive monthly gaming featuring: Atari 2600, Original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, and Nintendo Gamecube.

Players get to choose their console and game to play.

Sign up for a time slot the day of the event.
15 minute time slots, multiple players may stack time up to 30 minutes for team play with friends.


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