InformationEast Library’s main entrance is closed for renovations. Please use the temporary entrance located to the south (left) of the main entrance.

What's New!

Meet some of the Pikes Peak region’s outstanding and successful Latinas at Latina Voices, the fifth annual presentation of talented women from the Pikes Peak region who have explored and helped define their culture.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Sat., Oct. 24 at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Doors open at 9 a.m. on the upper east side of the library, and refreshments will be served. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon. This year's presenters include musician/singer Michelle Abeyta, fine artist Terri Sanchez, military nurse Vivianna Mestas and the Ballet Folklorico de la Raza, a local dance group.

The event is free and reservations are not required.

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Pumpkin lamps

Get in the fall mood with some pumpkin carving! Try out different tools and techniques to carve small pumpkins and learn some ways to roast and use pumpkin seeds. Registration is required and space is limited. Patron must be at least 16 years of age to attend.

Registration is required for this free class. To sign up, click here.

  • When: Thu., Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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Lace mask

Learn how to make a magical mask out of simple materials such as tulle and glitter! Space is limited and registration is required. Patron must be at least 18 years of age to attend. Makerspace use agreement is required.

To sign up for this free class, click here.

  • When: Fri., Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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The Colorado Springs Police Department discusses best practices for the public regarding Internet safety.

There is no registration required for this free class.

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Join us for an hour of crafting with paracord! We will be learning some basic knots and then using them to create fun projects such as dragonflies, bracelets, and key-chains. This program is for ages 9 and up.

Registration is required for this free event. Click here to sign up.

  • When: Sat., Oct. 17 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: East Library Makerspace (second floor), 5550 N. Union Blvd.

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Kristina Winnett

PPLD's Artist in Residence for October and November is Kristina Winnett, a self-taught mixed-media artist who has spent most of her life in Colorado Springs. Choosing to pursue studies in the Sciences in college, she longed to participate in artistic processes, yet felt that required a natural ability to draw. Having always been crafty, she found Art Journaling (the combination of Art and Words) in 2005. It was love at first site, because the first rule of Art Journaling is that there are no rules. This medium is such an easy and non-intimidating way to jump into the playfulness of creativity, that even a trained scientist could do it. She longs to share this passion with all who wish to create something personal and meaningful, yet have felt intimidated to begin.

Click here for a complete list of PPLD's art journaling resources.

Art Journaling Fun
In this class, Art Journaling Fun, we will be learning some basic techniques on ways to combine Art and Words – also known as Art Journaling. We will construct a simple, bound art journal from watercolor paper, for you to take home. From there, we will learn a few techniques for layering your pages with paint, collage and your words. This class is a jump-start to continue your journey with Art Journaling far beyond what you learn here. Registration is required and space is limited. Patron must be over 16 years old to attend.

In Studio Hours
Watch Kristina Winnett work and talk to her about her craft during these times at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

  • Thu., Oct. 15 from 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Sun., Oct. 18 from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Tue., Oct. 20 from noon - 3 p.m.
  • Thu., Oct. 21 from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 28 from 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wed., Nov, 5 from noon - 3 p.m.
  • Sun., Nov. 8 from 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Tue., Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Fri., Nov. 13 from 3 - 5 p.m.

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East Library

Join us as we celebrate our renovations and the 28th anniversary of East Library with live music, food, prizes and more!

  • When: East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
  • Where: Sat., Oct. 24 from 1 - 5 p.m.


  • 1 p.m. - Live music from Mango fan Django (Community Meeting Room)
  • 2 p.m. - Live music from Wayne Hammerstadt (Lobby)
  • 3 p.m. - Family Fun (Community Meeting Room) Puppeteer Alanna Jones tells the story of Mr. Venetucci and his annual pumpkin giveaway.
  • 3 p.m. - Shrinky Dinks for teens in East Teen Center
  • Scavenger hunts for adults, teens, and children, with grand prizes of a Kindle Fire!
  • Tour the exciting new renovations and services, including the Computer Commons, Makerspace, Educational Resource Center, and the new Manga section of the East Teen Center!

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Philosophy at the Library is a series of talks given by UCCS Philosophy instructors at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. The partnership series is celebrating UCCS' 50th Anniversary and will be held the first Tuesday of the month from February through November from 4:30 - 6 p.m.

    Nov. 3 - "Religion and Moral Authority in Sports" by Jeff Scholes
    Jeffrey Scholes is Assistant Professor, Philosophy and the Director of the Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He has written books and articles on American political theology and on the relationship between religion and sports.


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A meaningful public service commitment for the community-oriented individual.

There are seven members serving on the PPLD Board. The term of office is five years; vacancies are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term. Board members may serve for no more than two terms. Board members are appointed jointly by the Colorado Springs City Council and the El Paso County Commissioners.

Board of Trustees Job Description

To apply for this position, please complete the Board of Trustees Membership Application and mail to:

Pikes Peak Library District
Attention: Board Applications
PO Box 1579
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, November 6, 2015 at 12 p.m. (noon).

Email questions to Sue Hammond at


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Have your own art show at one of the 12 PPLD art galleries!

The Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee will be jurying art for future 1 - 2 month individual shows. Interested artists should bring 5 representative pieces of their body of work in show-ready format (matted, framed, and wired for photos, drawings, prints, etc.; wired for other 2D or 3D art). Submissions must include a completed Art Exhibit Application.

Submissions will be accepted on Wed., Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. - noon in the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Pick up your submissions the same day between 4:30 - 6 p.m.

For more information, call Carol Brunk Harnish at (719) 531-6333, x2332 or email

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