InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 for Labor Day.

East Library’s main entrance is closed for renovations. Please use the temporary entrance located to the south (left) of the main entrance.

Programs

05/28/2009

New this year: an emphasis on toddlers and “tweens”

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Beginning Monday, children from birth to 18 are invited to visit the library for Pikes Peak Library District’s annual summer reading program. This year’s “Be Creative” program gives tots, tweens and teens a chance to showcase their artistic talents and enjoy imaginative performances from local puppeteers, storytellers, musicians, magicians, and actors.

Archived

Chinese Wishing Tree - All Pikes Peak Reads

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - All Day
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) B

Chinese Wishing Trees are a tradition for Chinese New Year. Wishes are traditionally on red ribbon or paper and hung from branches. Come into the East Teen Center to add your wish to our tree!

Though Chinese Wishing Trees are traditionally seen for the Chinese New Year, we are going to set one up to help us ring in our 2015 All Pikes Peak Reads. Come place a wish (or two) on the tree. This year our teen book is American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.

LEGO Club

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Children's Room

LEGO enthusiasts of all ages, join us for our monthly LEGO club! We’ll provide the LEGOs, you bring the creativity! Open to everyone. Please do not bring your own LEGOs. (However, donations are gladly accepted!)

Storytime

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Books, activities, and fun for pre-schoolers (3-5 year olds).

Saturday Storytime

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Childrens Story Room

Stories and more for children ages 3 and older.

DIY Country Living: Paper Making Class

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Hand papermaking has changed little since the Chinese developed the art almost 2000 years ago! We'll take a brief look at the history of both eastern and western papermaking, talk a little about uses for your handmade papers, then dig right in and make papers from cotton and abaca pulps. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting wet.
Space is limited; please register to attend this FREE workshop online at ppld.org or by calling (719)382-5347. Ages 16+ are welcome to attend.

Drop in Story and Crafts

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Ute Pass Library - 8010 Severy at Ute Pass Community Events

Drop in between 10:30 and 12:30 for stories and fun crafts!

Climate Reality Project

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

What's happening and what can we do about it? Susan Permut will lead a presentation and discussion about climate change, the Sixth Great Extinction, and what we can do to mitigate the effects of carbon pollution on our planet. No registration necessary.

Paws To Read

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade

Practice reading aloud and improve your fluency by sharing a story with one of our loveable Paws to Read dogs! Call to confirm: 531-6333 X. 2403.




Paws to Read

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd.

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

LitSource tutoring

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at CH Study Room (paper sign-in)

Tutor - Mary


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