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Bring your child to play each Friday morning with developmentally appropriate toys, games, music, puzzles and books that will help with future reading success! This is for children under 5 with a caring adult. No registration required.

What: Play & Learn
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library
When: Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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Come join us at Ruth Holley Library for an after school adventure! We’ll provide the supplies, you bring your imagination. Light snacks will be served. Ages 12 & under.

When: Fridays, 4 - 5 p.m.
Where: Ruth Holley Library

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American Made Movie

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2014, join us at Venue @ 21c for a screening of American Made Movie. The documentary looks back on the glory days of U.S. manufacturing when there was a more balanced relationship between the goods produced and consumed, and illustrates how technology and globalization have changed the competitive landscape for companies doing business in America, as well as overseas. By illustrating the successes of companies and entrepreneurs that, of their own accord, have prospered without adopting the practices of their competitors, American Made Movie shows the positive impact these jobs can have on national and local economies in the face of great challenges.

This screening is sponsored by Bal Seal Engineering, DMS Custom, Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, Qualtek Manufacturing, Spire Manufacturing Solutions, and Springs Fabrication.

Click here to register.

  • When: Wed., Oct. 1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Venue @ 21c, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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LinkedIn

This class is a basic overview to LinkedIn, the popular social media for professionals. Topics include setting up an account, managing your feed, developing a robust profile, and using LinkedIn to help you land that next big opportunity.

For this class, it's necessary you have basic computer proficiency.

Registration required.

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Friends Fall Book Sale

It's that time again! The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District are holding their annual Fall Book Sale at East Library on October 17-19.

  • Friday, October 17, 4 - 7 p.m. - Friends members only. Friends memberships are available at the door or at this link: http://ppld.org/friends/join-us
  • Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Open to the public.
  • Sunday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Open to the public. $5 bag sale (bags supplied by the Friends)

See you there!

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After 15 years and 272,236 miles of service to the residents of El Paso County, Mobile Library 698 will be leaving tomorrow to serve another library district in Southern Colorado. Happy trails, old friend!
Mobile Library 698

Mobile Library 698

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Sweet Afternoon Bake-Off 2014 at Rockrimmon Library

Looking for something delicious to do on your weekend?

Return the form below to enter, or just come and sample the many scrumptious cakes on Saturday, October 11 at the Rockrimmon Library. Public tasting is from 1 - 3 p.m.

In addition to First, Second, and Third place winners, your votes will win one lucky entry the “People’s Choice” award.

First Place Winner: Gift basket from Chef’s Catalog ( a $175 value)
Second Place Winner: $50 Gift Card for Marigold's Restaurant
Third Place Winner: $25 Gift Card for Great Harvest Bakery

There will also be a Children's Storybook Cake Decorating Contest for ages 12 years and under.

Bake-Off Entry Form and Information

Children's Storybook Cake Decorating Contest Entry Form and Information

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All Pikes Peak Reads 2014: Engage the Extraordinary

Pikes Peak Library District’s annual community reads project, All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR), is celebrating its 13th year in 2014!

PPLD’s theme for 2014 is Engage the Extraordinary. PPLD and our community partners will be presenting many events around this year's theme and book titles.

The 2014 titles are: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and Who Owns the Ice House? by Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger. Younger readers will also be able to participate in APPR. The Teen selection for 2014 is Matched by Ally Condie. The Children’s selections are The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis and Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine.

The APPR titles also reflect our nation’s 50th anniversary celebration of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This overriding theme will be used as a starting point to kick off community-wide dialogue sessions during the APPR initiative.

The “Engage the Extraordinary” theme will also be a touchstone to programs and activities at PPLD’s new state-of-the-art facility, Library 21c. This 21st century library will provide opportunities for individuals and groups to engage in research, learning, content creation, and entrepreneurship in new and exciting ways.

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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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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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