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

Programs and Events for Adults: Sand Creek Library

Sand Creek Book Club, "Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room


In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do.

Rescue Sewing Basics: How to Keep Your Clothes Looking Good

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

This class will cover hand sewing techniques for quick and relatively simple repairs you can make to your clothing to save you a trip to the seamstress. Save money, save time, learn how to do it yourself with a few simple tools and some very basic stitches. All the methods used for making repairs will be taught by making a simple fabric key fob/chapstick holder or a small button closed bag to take with you at the end of the class. NO Previous sewing skills needed, no machines needed.
Registration required. Must be at least 16 years of age.

ESL Class

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

ESL - English as a Second Language class for Adults.
New students need to come to ESL Orientations to register and take a level test. Students won't be allowed to come to class without registration paperwork. For future Orientation dates please check regularly: http://ppld.org/adult-literacy-esl-ged-learn-english
Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Friday Flashback Movie: Dumb and Dumber (1994)

When: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Rated PG-13

Bike Across America-CANCELED

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd.

Bike Across America has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m.

Teen Volunteer Training

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Training for summer reading volunteers

Adult Coloring

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd.

Coloring for Adults: We'll provide the pictures, crayons and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. You provide the time and creativity. No rules here - you may color outside the lines. Red grass and green sky - What a concept! Have some fun with us.

ESL Class

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

ESL - English as a Second Language class for Adults.
New students need to come to ESL Orientations to register and take a level test. Students won't be allowed to come to class without registration paperwork. For future Orientation dates please check regularly: http://ppld.org/adult-literacy-esl-ged-learn-english
Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Speak English

When: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Speak English - Matt

Star Trek Movie Marathon: The Final Frontier (1989)

When: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Rated: PG 107 min.

Stories and Crafts

When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Come and listen to some great new stories and make crafts. Best for school age children, but preschoolers welcome if they bring a patient parent/grandparent with them.

ESL Class

When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

ESL - English as a Second Language class for Adults.
New students need to come to ESL Orientations to register and take a level test. Students won't be allowed to come to class without registration paperwork. For future Orientation dates please check regularly: http://ppld.org/adult-literacy-esl-ged-learn-english
Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Free Fridays for Teens

When: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Teens grades 6-12 can use the meeting room on Fridays during summer break to watch movies, play games, listen to music, do arts and crafts, or just hang out.

Library Crafts- Corner Bookmarks: Kites!

When: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Craft Time for Grown-ups. Basic Supplies Provided.
This month we will be making corner bookmarks that look like kites!

Sustainable Succulents:Make & Take Home a Planted Container

When: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Traditional planters are expensive and short-lived. Attend this workshop to learn about low water, cold hardy perennial succulents. Create a beautiful planter to take home. In the fall the succulents in the planter you make can be transplanted into your landscape.

Taekwondo at the library from U.S. Taekwondo Center

When: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

In this Taekwondo program your child will learn core character values like Respect, Discipline and Confidence. They will learn basic kicks and punches, along with effective self-defense techniques.

Does that sound like what you are looking for? We can only get into basics, especially if kids will be floating in and out of the program. Each day may vary and grow a little bit, and families will be able to sign-up for extra in-depth classes at any of our 5 schools in Colorado Springs.

Program provided by U.S. Taekwondo Center

Play with Library LEGOs

When: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Come and build with the library LEGOs. You will help get the LEGOs out AND you will help pick up and put the LEGOs away. Best for ages 5-12 and their families.

Chess Club and Tabletop Gaming

When: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Join us for an hour (or more?!) of fun and games playing chess and board games! Enjoy a game of strategy and cunning with this chess club for players of all experience levels. Compete again friends (new or old) or come beat the pants off the Sand Creek Staff. Refreshments provided!

Tai Chi Class

When: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

With daily practice of this gentle art, one gains physical strength, grace in motion, coordination of the entire body, and a sense of calm and serenity.

Adult Coloring

When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Coloring for Adults: Sign up. We'll provide the pictures, crayons and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. You provide the time and creativity. No rules here - you may color outside the lines. Red grass and green sky - What a concept! Have some fun with us.

El Paso County Dept. of Human Services @your library

When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Meet with a DHS professional and…
•Get questions answered about Food Assistance, Medicaid, and other programs.
•Find out how to apply for assistance.
•Complete your application for Food Assistance and Medicaid.

Call 719-444-8200 for more info!

ESL Class

When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

ESL - English as a Second Language class for Adults.
New students need to come to ESL Orientations to register and take a level test. Students won't be allowed to come to class without registration paperwork. For future Orientation dates please check regularly: http://ppld.org/adult-literacy-esl-ged-learn-english
Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

"Movie, Lunch and You" Creed

When: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. Rating: PG13. Running Time: 132 mins.
Bring your lunch and we'll provide the movie, beverage and popcorn.

Speak English

When: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Speak English - Matt

Star Trek Movie Marathon: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

When: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Rated: PG 113 min.


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