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Six Women Playwriting Festival

Each year, the Millibo Art Theatre (formerly Manitou Art Theatre) presents The Six Women Playwriting Festival. The mission of the festival is to present theatre that explores the human experience and the human spirit through the examination and presentation of dramatic work.

PPLD TV captured the 2011 festival performances. Below, you can watch Off to Summer (Written by Tira Palmquist; Directed by LeAnne Carrouth; Performed by LeAnne Carrouth and JaNae Stansbery). To view the other plays, click here or tune in to PPLD TV (Comcast 17, Falcon Broadband 75) on Sun., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 8 at 9 p.m.; or Wed., Nov. 9 at 9 p.m.

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You can join Pikes Peak Library District's Goodreads group to find out what PPLD patrons and staff are reading and share your own reading selections! You can read and post book reviews, join discussions, and discover upcoming literary events in this free and fun online group.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to create an account, join our group, and add books to our shelf.

Click here to visit PPLD's Goodreads group.

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Banned Books Week 2011

As Banned Books Week nears its end I have to ask, what is your favorite banned, censored, or challenged book?

Here's a list of banned and challenged books.

I think my favorite from that list is Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel.

Visit PPLD's Banned Books page for more selections.


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Pikes Peak Library District is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and more. To get started, visit ppld.org/cybershelf.

PPLD also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook reader like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader.

Kindle users can browse PPLD’s collection of bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select “Get for Kindle” to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app. Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon’s Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps.

Watch the video below for a tutorial on checking out eBooks from PPLD’s CyberShelf Downloads onto your Kindle. You can click here for printable instructions.


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Are you getting excited to read The Hunger Games as part of PPLD's All Pikes Peak Reads? Hear why these students think it's a great book that everyone should check out!


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Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

The Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship is presented each year to a librarian whose primary focus is genealogy and local history. PPLD’s own Tim Blevins was chosen as the 2011 award recipient for the contributions he’s made to the District since arriving in 2001, including his work with the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society and the popular annual Regional History Symposium. The award is a huge honor for the District and a public recognition of the important work PPLD’s Special Collections Manager has done over his 10-year career with PPLD.

Blevins was also recently featured in The Gazette:
History comes alive, thanks to award-winning librarianThe Gazette, August 13, 2011


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Film and Photography on the Front Range

The 2011 Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium, “Film & Photography on the Front Range,” has no more seating available. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this great program live from the comfort of your own home.

On Saturday, June 11 starting at 9 a.m., you can view this event live on PPLD TV (Comcast 17 and Falcon Broadband 75) or streaming online at www.ustream.tv/user/PPLD.

You can click here for more information about the speakers and the schedule of presentations.

You can view previews of several Symposium presentations below:


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Watch IT Officer Carolyn Coulter discuss the role of technology in libraries, courtesy of the Colorado State Library

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With a strategic eye on going green, PPLD is making changes to our holds notifications. We want to let you know your items are available by sending you an email or text message. Why?

  • Help reduce spending on paper and postage for direct mail postcards
  • Receive speedier updates on your library materials
  • Contribute to meeting our green goals

Change your account online or visit your local library to participate. Your information will not be used for any other purpose. You can also call (719) 528-3920 to receive virtual hold updates for your account. It’s a virtual win-win!

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Library Express Ribbon Cutting

Vending machines aren’t just for convenient snacking anymore. On Monday, February 14, a vending machine stocked with popular books and DVDs began operation in the new Express Library Kiosk at 3337 Cinema Point in the First & Main Town Center. Dubbed Library Express, the facility is the first of its kind for Pikes Peak Library District – an un-staffed walk-in facility where patrons can satiate their literary and cinematic hunger by scanning their library card and selecting a tempting title.

The Library District is able to open the new facility at a minimal cost due to Nor’wood Development’s generous donation of the space (located near the entrance to Cinemark Theatre).

Library Express CheckoutPatrons need to have a library card in good standing to use Library Express, and they can check out up to two books and two DVDs from the vending machine at one time. Items in Library Express vending machines will be clearly marked with labels that indicate different check-out times for these materials (seven days for books, three days for DVDs) and no renewals. Patrons can return their items to a bookdrop at Library Express, or at any of PPLD’s other library locations and bookdrops. The Library Express location will also contain a computer kiosk where patrons can access the District’s catalog and web resources.


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