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

Programs and Events for Kids: Manitou Springs Library

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.

Stories and Stuff

When: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

School age kids can join us for a special library adventure where they listen to lively stories and engage in hands-on activities such as arts, crafts and experiments! Wednesdays at 10:30 through June and July!

How I Learned to Juggle at My Library Show! By Ann Lincoln

When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

It all started with a book! Now, after many years of reading and practice, Ann has learned how to juggle everything from scarfs to bean bags to clubs to bowling balls. And you can, too! Bunny petting after the show, because – “Hey, Cute Bunny!!”

Friday FUN! Art!

When: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Friday FUN! Art! is an interactive program for elementary-aged children, right after school. This week is ART! Fun, interesting art projects are created. Light snacks are provided.

PAWS to read

When: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library

Practice your reading with our furry friend!

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.

Stories and Stuff

When: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

School age kids can join us for a special library adventure where they listen to lively stories and engage in hands-on activities such as arts, crafts and experiments! Wednesdays at 10:30 through June and July!

Critters Galore! By Kathy’s Kritters

When: Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Get a close up look at a variety of animals, including hedgehogs, turtles, snakes, and other fascinating reptiles! Add to the fun by making some creative animal crafts! (all ages)

Friday FUN! Board Games!

When: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Friday Fun is an interactive program for elementary-aged children which meets right after school. This week we play Board Games! Come join us for some new games - and challenge your friends at some of the older games! Light snacks are provided.

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!

PAWS to read

When: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library

Practice your reading with our furry friend!

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.

Stories and Stuff

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

School age kids can join us for a special library adventure where they listen to lively stories and engage in hands-on activities such as arts, crafts and experiments! Wednesdays at 10:30 through June and July!

7 up! Zentangle Scratch Art for Kids

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Zentangle Scratch Art for Kids- kids will create cool, creative scratch art in the Zentangle style. 7up is a fun summer program for children ages seven years and older.

Eric West’s Music for Kids

When: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Eric West’s program is a fun, audience-involved musical adventure. With his trunk filled with homemade, ethnic and “found” instruments, dancing limberjacks, and puppets, Eric gets everyone involved!

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.

Friday Fun! LEGOS!

When: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Friday FUN is an interactive program for elementary-aged children which meets right after school. This week is LEGO mania! LEGOs provided, come show off your skill and talent and create architectural masterpieces at the library! Note: Please do not bring your own LEGO and all masterpieces remain at the library.

PAWS to read

When: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library

Practice your reading with our furry friend!

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.

Stories and Stuff

When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

School age kids can join us for a special library adventure where they listen to lively stories and engage in hands-on activities such as arts, crafts and experiments! Wednesdays at 10:30 through June and July!

7 up! Painting Monet for Kids

When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Painting Monet for Kids – wear an old t-shirt, kids will paint Monet inspired impressionistic paintings. It will get messy. 7up is a fun summer program for children ages seven years and older.


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