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Tween Art Club

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

If you are between the ages of 9 and 12 and love to make Art then join us for this biweekly Summer Tween Art Club! This program is for children aged 9-12 only.

7Up Art & Science

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

This Summer fun program is offered to children ages 7 and up. Each week we will be exploring different hands on Science or Art themes. Each week will be something new and exciting!

Teen Movie Day! ... Various movies will be playing all day

When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Teen Program

Summer Fun: Kathy's Kritters

When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Get VERY close looks at a variety of animals including sugar gliders, hedgehogs, snakes and reptiles! Add to the fun by making creative animal crafts!

Paws to Read

When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street

Practice reading aloud and improve your fluency by sharing a story with one of our loveable Paws to Read dogs!

Stories and Crafts

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Stories and crafts

Summer Teen Gaming Day

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Summer Teen Gaming day....Teen Gaming Day......Join us for teen gaming day at the Fountain Library.
Various games will be available to play, including games for Wii, Xbox 360 kincet,and laptops all games are rated teen and below. We even have low tech games to play.Snacks and Drinks provided

Summer Reading Party

When: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Join us as we celebrate Summer Reading at the biggest party in town! Crafts, games, snacks, face painting, activities and more!

Fountain Creative Writing Group-CANCELLED

When: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

This adult group meets to discuss creative writing and poetry, work on writing exercises and share ideas.

Paws to Read

When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street

Practice reading aloud and improve your fluency by sharing a story with one of our loveable Paws to Read dogs!

Stitch in the Ditch

When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Community Crafters event

Classic movie and lunch-Casablanca (NR, 102 min.)

When: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Bring your lunch and enjoy a free movie! Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, this story centers on an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) who runs into a former lover (Ingrid Bergman) who broke his heart years before. As they make plans to run away together, unforeseen complications quickly arise.

Teen Council meeting

When: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Fountain Teen Council...You are invited to meet other teens and help plan future teen programs. We need you! Teens can make a difference at the Library. We need Teen volunteers to help out with upcoming events at the library and around town. This does count for community services hours for your school. So come and volunteer today.

Genealogy on the Internet

When: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Learn how to research your family history using online resources.

Family Fun: Ice Cream Social

When: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Summer is ending and school is starting! Come enjoy one last ice cream social before fall! We'll provide ice cream and toppings; you provide the smiles!

Paws to Read

When: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street

Practice reading aloud and improve your fluency by sharing a story with one of our loveable Paws to Read dogs!

Fountain Creative Writing Group

When: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

This adult group meets to discuss creative writing and poetry, work on writing exercises and share ideas.

Fountain Walking Group

When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street

Join us as we take an easy paced walk along the Adam's Open Space trail with a healthy snack to follow.

Teen Back to School Gaming Day

When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Teen Gaming Day….Join us for teen gaming day at the Fountain Library.
Various games will be available to play, including games for Wii, Xbox 360 Kincet, and laptops all games are rated teen and below. We even have low tech games to play.
For more info about this free program please call 719-382-5347

Paws to Read

When: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street

Practice reading aloud and improve your fluency by sharing a story with one of our loveable Paws to Read dogs!

Homeschool Lunch Bunch "Read It Before You See It" Book Club

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Homeschool families bring a sack lunch to enjoy. We'll focus on different book each month, with a brief discussion followed by the movie adaptation. All books chosen will have G or PG movie ratings. We encourage you to read the book together as a family before the program. Books for the upcoming month will be available at each program for checkout. August's book is "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. The movie, "Alice in Wonderland," is 75 minutes and rated G.

Teen Craft Day

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Teens will be using paper to make a large 3-D work of art.

Fountain Community Services Meeting

When: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Fountain Community Services Meeting

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AARP Smart Driver Course

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Rooms I & II

The cost for the course is $15 for members of AARP, and $20 for non-members. We prefer payment in the form of checks made out to AARP, but we will accept cash.
Any aged person may attend, but the Insurance Discount only applies to those 55 years old and above.
Court Directed persons (those who need a class to regain a driver’s license that the Court has held) are welcomed. Our Instructors are authorized to sign off related court documents.
The class lasts 4 hours
Class sign-in begins 15 minutes prior to the class.
Pre-class reservations are requested, but we may accept a few walk-ins, space and materials limited.

Wig Out Wednesdays - Green Screen

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Come to the East Teen Center every Wednesday during the Summer for a different program. We will provide the supplies, including wigs to wear during the program!

July 23:Green Screen (Ages 12-18 only)

Think it’s cool when the TV weather personality has a changing map behind them? THAT’S NOTHING!!! Create your own drawings, dress in a wig and props, and make your own creation. We’ll make it available for you to share on social media or print out a copy for you to take home. Just remember—if you wear green, you will disappear…

Upcoming Adventure:
July 30:Mondegreen (Ages 12-18 only)

7 UP

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Art or science projects for kids, ages 7 - 12

Speak German

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Room II

A conversation group for non-native speakers who wish to practice German. Some German language skills are recommended. For information, call 531-6333, x1315.

Tween Twist Thursday

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Children's Corner

Tween Twist Thursday is for children 9-12 years old. Tween's can stop by the Children's Department at East Library anytime between 6:30-8:00 p.m. for a fun and fabulous activity!

SRP Craft Monday!

When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A

Let your creative sparks fly in the East Teen Center. We’ll have quick, free, and fun crafts while supplies last! For grades 6-12.

June 2:Light Switch Cover
June 9:Sharpie Tie-Dye
June 16:Crayon Art
June 23:Create a Creature
June 30:Magnets!
July 7:Scratch Board
July 14:Survival Bracelet
July 21:Decorate a Journal
July 28:Spark(le) a Reaction

Learn Japanese

When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Room I

Learn the fundamentals of the Japanese language and practice your conversational skills. No registration required. For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 1371

Senior Lunch and A Movie

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community/Conference Rooms I & II

The Monuments Men - In the midst of WWII, a small group of art experts are commissioned by President Roosevelt as soldiers and sent to the European Theater to protect historically important buildings and monuments, and to locate vast troves of priceless art looted by the Nazis. Discovering art in castles and mines, they race against time as the Nazis scramble to destroy everything they can. Starring George Clooney and Matt Damon. (Rated PG-13; 112 minutes, 2014)

ETC Movie Night - E.T.

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Come enjoy a free movie in the East Teen Center! We will be showing E.T.:The Extra-Terrestrial (PG, 121 min). Interact with this classic movie in a whole new way! No registration required. For ages 12-18 only! For PG-13 movies, 12-year-olds must be accompanied by someone 13 – 18.

Wig Out Wednesdays - Mondegreen

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Come to the East Teen Center every Wednesday during the Summer for a different program. We will provide the supplies, including wigs to wear during the program! (Registration preferred for July 16 only. Click here to complete registration.)

July 30:Mondegreen (Ages 12-18 only)

Have you ever heard a song lyric, thought you knew what it was only to discover it was really something else? Misheard song lyrics run abound! Join us in matching up the misheard song lyric to the real one!

Career Compass Lab

When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Computer Lab

In this class, you will learn about library resources that can help with your job search, resume, and interviewing skills. Call 389-8968 to register!

East Chess Club--all ages!

When: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Join others and play chess. Learn new moves and meet new people. This club is for all ages. All skill levels welcome. No registration necessary. Questions? Call 531-6333 x1319

Learn Japanese

When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Room I

Learn the fundamentals of the Japanese language and practice your conversational skills. No registration required. For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 1371

ETC Movie Night - Divergent

When: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Come enjoy a free movie in the East Teen Center! We are showing Divergent (PG-13, 140 min)No registration required. For ages 12-18 only! For PG-13 movies, 12-year-olds must be accompanied by someone 13 – 18.

Knit One & Crochet Too

When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Room II

Join fellow knitters and crocheters for fellowship and fun. Open to all ages. No registration required.

Wig Out Wednesdays

When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Rooms I & II

Come to the East Teen Center every Wednesday during August and September for a different program. We will provide the supplies, including wigs to wear during the program!

Speak Spanish Level 2

When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Room II

Level 2 students will continue to develop vocabulary and verb conjugation.

Speak Spanish Level 3

When: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Room II

Level 3 students will practice Spanish conversation and review grammar and language use with fellow Spanish learners.

Knitting Kninjas

When: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Room II

Come join other teens and learn different stitches, patterns, and techniques! Feel free to bring your own supplies and knitting projects, but we will also have yarn and needles to use. For beginners to experts, ages 12-18 only.

Tween Twist Thursday

When: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Children's Corner

Tween Twist Thursday is for children 9-12 years old. Tween's can stop by the Children's Department at East Library anytime between 6:30-8:00 p.m. for a fun and fabulous activity!

Tea Around the World presented by Judy Williams

When: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Food by the Book Program

Join us as we journey through a brief history of tea, beginning with its origins in the Far East, through its proliferation through Europe and America. We will discuss various tea-growing regions and some interesting tea customs and ceremonies, all the while, sipping on a variety of teas.

For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, reservations are required, please call 531-6333, x2665.
For those with food allergies, please be aware that samples may contain allergens.

Bonfils Blood Center

When: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

East Library Community Blood Drive

Learn Japanese

When: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Room I

Learn the fundamentals of the Japanese language and practice your conversational skills. No registration required. For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 1371

East Creative Writing Group

When: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Rooms I & II

This adult group meets to discuss creative fiction and non-fiction writing and poetry, to share ideas with other writers, to work on writing exercises and more. Please contact the East writing group facilitator at 531-6333 ext. 1303 if you are interested in getting your writing on the list for this month's feedback and discussion.

We look forward to working with you!

Library Explorers

When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Conference Rooms I & II

Programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Registration required. Please contact Delaina at ext. 1371 for more information.

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Speak English

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Speak English - Meyer

Senior Social

When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Please join us for pleasant conversation with refreshments provided by the Friends of PPLD.

Speak English

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Speak English - Meyer

Senior Social

When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Please join us for pleasant conversation with refreshments provided by the Friends of PPLD.

Speak English

When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Speak English - Meyer

Genealogy Program: Virtual Cemeteries

When: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Cemeteries are an invaluable source of information for the family historian. But when travel is not a viable option how do you research these final resting places? Online! Join us as we discover the treasures found walking through Virtual Cemeteries (like Find a Grave).

Monday Morning Movie

When: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

"Rear Window" PG, 112 minutes; Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his sweltering, tiny apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly), Jeffries watches his neighbors. He concocts a scenario in which one is a murderer. Alfred Hitchcock creates a crackling suspense film.

Speak English

When: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Speak English - Meyer

Tea & Cookies with Local Author Glen Vollmecke

When: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Glenda Lee Vollmecke, author of "Intermission: A Place in Time", will talk about her autobiography - filled with British humor and the occasional suspense! Join us for a book talk and signing with tea and cookies. ("Intermission" is a finalist for the EVVY Awards! Find out more about the book on her website below.)

Speak English

When: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Speak English - Meyer

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GED Class

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

GED Class - Michael

GED Class

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

GED Class

GED Class

When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

GED Class - Michael

GED Class

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

GED Class - Michael

GED Class

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

GED Class

GED Class

When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

GED Class - Michael

GED Class

When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

GED Class - Michael

GED Class

When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

GED Class

GED Class

When: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

GED Class - Michael

GED Class

When: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

GED Class - Michael

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.

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Databases A-Z

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Finding Info @ Our Library

GED Class

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

GED Class - Michael

Colorado Springs Public Market

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Tim Gill Center at G&L Community Fund Room (East)

Board Meeting

Excel I

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Computer Lab

Class description: Learn how to create, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet.
Prerequisite: Word I or strong familiarity with the Microsoft Word program. Call 389-8968 to register.

Computer Basics Help

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at Ruth Holley Computer Lab

Computer and Internet basics for beginners using tutorial-based coaching. No pre-registration. Walk-ins welcome. Bring your own head-phones or ear-buds. Or you can purchase ear-buds for $1 at the customer service desk for this class.

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: East Library -Study Rooms at Study Room 3

USIS

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Library 21c-Public Study Rooms at B 3

Security clearance interview

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: East Library -Study Rooms at Study Room 1

Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

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

Summer Morning Fun - Bruce Black

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community/Conference Rooms I & II

Bruce Black, Magician for amazing tricks!