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: Sand Creek Library

Sand Creek Book Club "The Swans of Fifth Avenue" Melanie Benjamin

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

Truman Capote’s scandalous, headline-making, and heart-wrenching friendship with Babe Paley and New York’s society “swans” of the 1950s is revealed in Melanie Benjamin's new novel.

Stories and Crafts

When: Thursday, June 30, 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.

Event TBD

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Event TBD

Free Fridays for Teens

When: Friday, July 01, 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: Decorative Firecrackers

When: Saturday, July 02, 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. Decorate wood blocks to create your own custom 4th of July decoration. Basic Supplies Provided.

El Paso County Dept. of Human Services @your library

When: Tuesday, July 05, 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!

Adult Education: English as a Second Language (ESL)

When: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Only 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://new.ppld.org/adult-education
Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Star Trek Movie Marathon: Nemesis (2002)

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Rated: PG-13 116 min.

Stories and Crafts

When: Thursday, July 07, 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.

Adult Education: English as a Second Language (ESL)

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

Only 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://new.ppld.org/adult-education
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, July 08, 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.

Doctor Who Day

When: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Stop by to make crafts and watch Doctor Who episodes.

Play with Library LEGOs

When: Monday, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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 Education: English as a Second Language (ESL)

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Only 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://new.ppld.org/adult-education
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" The Confirmation

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Walt, a down-on-his luck carpenter, is tasked with entertaining his eight-year-old son Anthony while Anthony's mom and her new husband are away. But when Walt's prized toolbox is stolen, a quiet father-and-son weekend turns into an adventure of a lifetime.
Bring your lunch and we'll provide the movie, beverage and popcorn.

Star Trek Movie Marathon: Star Trek (2009)

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Star Trek (2009)
Rated: PG-13 127 min.

Stories and Crafts

When: Thursday, July 14, 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.

Adult Education: English as a Second Language (ESL)

When: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Only 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://new.ppld.org/adult-education
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, July 15, 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.

Play with Library LEGOs

When: Monday, July 18, 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, July 18, 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!

Local Food Working Group

When: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

to coordinate and connect interested parties regarding local food production and availability

Tai Chi Class

When: Monday, July 18, 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.


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