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PPLD Teens

Love to draw? Want to learn how to draw like a cartoonist for free? Sign up for Cartooning 101 at Library 21c!

Over four one-hour sessions, Instructor Philip Lane will teach you to draw famous cartoon characters using professional techniques. No prior experience required. For ages 9-18.

Each class will be held in Make from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on October 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Sign up here or by calling 884-9800 x6336.

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Ally Condie

Ally Condie, author of the Matched series, is coming to Pikes Peak Library District!

Friday, Nov. 14
7 - 8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Book signing to follow!
Library 21c

But, wait! Do you want meet her? Let us know your top 25 books to be entered into a drawing for you and a friend to attend a reception before the presentation.

To enter you must be between 6 - 12 grades. Two chances to win - suggest your top 25 now and then vote for the top 100 starting on October 15.

In Matched, Society has determined the best Hundred Songs, Hundred Paintings, Hundred Stories, and Hundred Poems. Everything else has been eliminated. That won't happen at PPLD, but we want to know what your top 25 stories are. Please fill out the survey below and let us know what you think. Come back on October 15 to vote for the top 100 books based on your suggestions!

The drawing will take place on November 5 and winners will be notified soon after.

The contest is open to students in grades 6 to 12 in the Pikes Peak Library District (your library card number must start with the number 4).

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Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out

Celebrate your Freedom to Read during Banned Books Week! This year BBW is September 21 - 27! Public libraries support access to information and your freedom to read.

Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs—a continuous reading of banned/challenged books—as part of their activities. For the third year, PPLD is participating and we hope you will help us.

Virtual Read-Out
Wed., Sept. 24
3:30 to 5 p.m.
East Teen Center at the East Library
Readers of All Ages Welcome!

During the Virtual Read-Out, readers of all ages (including you!) will be recorded for up to 3 minutes talking about the book that you choose! A form is provided below to help you write your piece.

Below is a list of frequently banned or challenged books.

Take a look at these quick, great videos of local teens and adults talking about some of their favorite banned or challenged books.

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Colorado Blue Spruce Award Ballot

The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award recognizes the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado. Teens nominate their favorite titles and select the winner - adults do not vote. This survey is only for teens age 12 to 18.

Click on the logo to vote online!

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Teens Top Ten

Twenty-five books that teens nominated! What are your top ten?
Teens only voting here.

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AfterMath: Free Math Tutoring

Is math homework getting you down? Are finals freaking you out? Do you need to brush up before the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GED? Our experienced math tutors can help you improve your grades and take the stress out of math. Tutoring for all ages and levels.

When: Thursdays, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: East Library

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Where: Library 21c

When: Mondays, 3:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Manitou Springs Library

When: Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Monument Library

No appointment necessary, just drop on in!

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Miner with a pick axe

Help is available! Career Compass features career guidance, classes and resume writing--even including LIVE help!
Already have the preparation complete? Awesome. Now you are ready for Student-Youth Job Search Websites. Here you will find a collection of 7 different websites that all feature TEEN jobs.

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East Teen Manga Club

Join teens excited about Manga and Anime for an afternoon of activities and snacks! We will have drawing supplies and other activities (you will help decide).

The Manga Club meets on the third Saturday of the month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at East Library and is open to anyone ages 12 - 18. Adult volunteers are present at each meeting to help guide discussion and activities.

Club Dates:
Sept., 20
Oct., 18
Nov., 15
Dec., 20

We are looking for an Adult Volunteer (age 19+) to help out! Please fill out this form if you are interested.

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