Events

When: August 29, 2014, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Where: George Fellows Park, behind East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Come meet up with other homeschooling families for an OUTDOOR game day to play Four-square, hula hoops, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, kick ball, and other fun games. Come prepared to PLAY! Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards. All ages are welcome. Teens are needed to help teach and/or supervise games. Contact Gail at gsohns@ppld.org for more information. In case of rain or snow, Game Day will be cancelled.

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Word 1

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Computer Lab

In this class you will become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.
Prerequisites: Experience using a mouse and keyboard. Call 389-8968 to register.

Paper Craft Class

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Lib21c at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Join our presenters for a creative and fun paper craft class. New projects every month. Register early!

Word 1

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Computer Lab

In this class you will become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.
Prerequisites: Experience using a mouse and keyboard. Call 389-8968 to register.

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CANCELLEDCareer Enhancement Workshop Series: Move...

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at B 6

CANCELLEDMove in the Right Direction: Putting Your Career Goals Into Action
Acquire the skills needed to create your career vision and execute your specific goals, in both your personal and professional life.

Career Enhancement Workshop Series: Move in the Right Direction

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at B 2

Develop your career with this series of free workshops presented by DeVry University's Keller Center for Corporate Learning

Teen Game Tuesday

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Tag

Every Last Tuesday! Games Games Games. Video Games, board games, role playing games. Bring your own or play ours. Different video game tournament every month. 5-8pm

The Colorado Springs Summer Book Group Roundup

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Venue@21c

Learn how to host an author at your book group, and listen to authors speak

CANCELLEDCareer Enhancement Workshop Series: Move...

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at B 6

CANCELLEDMove in the Right Direction: Putting Your Career Goals Into Action
Acquire the skills needed to create your career vision and execute your specific goals, in both your personal and professional life.

Makerspace Safety 101

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Lib21c at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Required training to use the Makerspaces.

Yoga Break

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Venue@21c

Yoga Break! Join PPLD staff for an hour long yoga break @Venue21c! All experience levels welcome.

Word 1

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Computer Lab

In this class you will become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.
Prerequisites: Experience using a mouse and keyboard. Call 389-8968 to register.

Rocky Mountain Military Affairs Society

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lib21c at Ent Conference Center

Public Lecture – Latin American Wars of Independence: The “Other” American Revolution – Presented by the Rocky Mountain Military Affairs Society

Makerspace Safety 101

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Required training to use the Makerspaces.

Chess and Checkers

When: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Lib21c

Enjoy playing chess and checkers at the library with your friends. We'll have all you need for a friendly game or two. Find us near the teen and maker spaces!

Birth & Beyond Wellness Fair

When: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Venue@21c

Birth & Beyond Wellness Fair

Mayuri

When: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Venue@21c

Dance performance

Career Enhancement Workshop Series: Are You a Catalyst for Change?

When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at B 6

Are You a Catalyst for Change? Lead With Confidence and Your Team Will Follow
Leading a team through transitions can be extremely difficult for almost all organizations. That's why the best companies look for leaders who can motivate, support, and move teams from point A to B, while successfully navigating the challenges of change.

Career Enhancement Workshop Series: Are You a Catalyst for Change?

When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at B 6

Are You a Catalyst for Change? Lead With Confidence and Your Team Will Follow
Leading a team through transitions can be extremely difficult for almost all organizations. That's why the best companies look for leaders who can motivate, support, and move teams from point A to B, while successfully navigating the challenges of change.

Makerspace Safety 101

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Lib21c at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Required training to use the Makerspaces. Please provide your library card number in the notes field when you register.

Yoga Break

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Venue@21c

Yoga Break! Join PPLD staff for an hour long yoga break @Venue21c! All experience levels welcome.

Guys READ: A boys book club

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Guys READ a BOYS ONLY Book Club
"Books, Food, Danger"
The mission of Guys Read is to motivate boys to read by connecting them with materials they will want to read, in ways they like to read. Older teen guys match with young guys to promote reading and literacy. Join us for a rowdy book discussion, snacks and craft. Ages 9+. Contact Staff for more information. ccarter@ppld.org

Why detox ?

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Lib21c at Ent Conference Center

Learn about if detoxing would help you. How to protect yourself from the unwanted toxins we are all exposed to everyday- by Michelle Eads M.D. (Limited to first 40 people.)

Teen Fantasy Football League: Draft Night

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Lib21c

Join the Teen Fantasy Football League! Using the ESPN Fantasy Football app, select from a list of the best players in the NFL and they compete on a weekly basis for your team! League Draft night is September 3rd in the Teen Area. Ages 12-18. Bring a laptop, use the Teen Computers, or check out a tablet! We'll walk you through joining the draft and picking a team.

3D Printing Demo

When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

View a demonstration of the library's 3D printers and find out what is needed to get started using these machines.
Must have a current Makerspace use agreement signed and it is recommended you attend Makerspace Safety 101.

Healthy Home Company

When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lib21c at B 6

Information session

Family Organic

When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lib21c at Venue@21c

Information session

Ravelry

When: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Ent Conference Center

Revelry is an online knitting and crochet group. They help one other.

3D Scanning Demo

When: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lib21c at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

View a demonstration of the library's 3D scanner and find out what is needed to get started using it.
Must have a current Makerspace use agreement signed and it is recommended you attend Makerspace Safety 101.

What: Homeschool Science Lab
When: 3rd Friday of every month starting in September
Where: East Library, 1-3 p.m.

Summary: Homeschooled students can use PPLD's science equipment for parent-assigned experiments, with the help of our volunteer. A parent must accompany the student.

The Homeschool Science Lab is open to all ages, and no registration is required!

Staff Contacts:
Tori Sparrow (vsparrow@ppld.org)

05/21/2013

“Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement” is a unique photo and story exhibit that features Coloradans working together to solve problems. The exhibit tells the stories of people and communities who have made a choice to solve their problems constructively. It gives evidence of the changes that can be made when we deliberately choose collaborative conflict resolution methods.

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What: Homeschool Curriculum Swap
When: Thursday, June 27, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Where: East Library

FREE event: Homeschoolers can bring any curriculum that they are willing to share with other homeschoolers at this once a year SWAP!

No selling – all sharing – everything is FREE!

Call 531-6333, x1409 or e-mail gsohns{a}ppld.org if you plan on bringing items to swap so we'll have a table for you.

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Summer Reading Program and Back-to-School Party

When: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library

Come celebrate the end of our 2014 Summer Reading Program and the beginning of a new school year with lots of fun activities at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs. All children from Manitou Springs, Ute Pass, Old Colorado City, Cheyenne, and Rockrimmon Libraries are invited to attend!

Friday Fun! ART!

When: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Friday FUN! 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.

Friday FUN! Board Games

When: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 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.

Friday FUN: Free Play!

When: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 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 FREE PLAY! and activities include puzzles, card games, playdough, and other materials from our literacy center. Light snacks are provided.

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Aftermath Tutoring

When: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Aftermath tutoring program with local scholars for all ages, all levels. No cost and no registration required.

Needles at the Library!

When: Monday, September 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Join us at the Manitou Springs Library for knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch or any kind of hand work. You'll find free patterns, needlepoint and knitting books, free yarn and good conversation. Bring your hand work projects and join us. Beginners to expert, all are welcome.

Aftermath

When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Aftermath tutoring program with local scholars for all ages, all levels. No cost and no registration required.

Teen Program- Novel Characters Book Club

When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Discuss any book you have read recently. Snacks provided.

Manitou Teen Anime/Manga Club

When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

A club for those in the 6th through 12th grades where we'll watch anime, talk about and draw manga, make crafts, and have snacks. No registration required!

Aftermath

When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Aftermath tutoring program with local scholars for all ages, all levels. No cost and no registration required.

Teen Craft: Journals

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Decorate a personalized journal at the library that you can keep!

What: Homeschool Lunch Bunch
Where: Fountain Library
When: May 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Summary: Passport to Adventure: Join us the first Wednesday of the month as we learn about countries, cultures, people and possibilities. Each month we'll explore someplace new through crafts, games, food and activities. Earn a stamp in your passport for each program you attend. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the program as you spend time getting to know other Homeschool families. Programs are geared toward elementary-age children but siblings older and younger are welcome!

Contact Jessica at jfreeland{a}ppld.org for more information.

What: Homeschool Lunch Bunch
Where: Rockrimmon Library
When: May 16th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Summary: May 16, 1-3 pm will be a demonstration of the PPLD KidsWeb and getting ready for Summer Reading Program! Free!!

Register online, call 593-8000, or contact Tina at tlewis{a}ppld.org