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Mindstorm

Stop in and try your hand at different electronic activities. Try out circuits using Inventor's Kits, build a robot using Mindstorm robotics kits, or write a circuit with a write-able circuits kit. See a 3D printer in action and build a spin-bot.

No registration required. You must be between 12 - 18 years old to participate.

  • When: Fri., March 13 from noon - 5 p.m.
  • Where: MAKE at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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Laser cutter

View a demonstration of the Library's laser cutter/engraver with a business perspective. Find out what is needed to get started using the laser and also see some ideas and example projects that you could use the laser for to help your business.

Must have a current Makerspace use agreement signed and it is recommended you attend Makerspace Safety 101.

To register, click here.

  • When: Wed., March 11 from 10 a.m. - noon
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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Trade of Innocents

Join us for this free program of The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance with Fuller Seminary, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado College, The Picnic Basket, and Platinum PR Group.

  • When: Tue., March 10 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Celeste Theatre at Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.

Schedule

  • 5:30 p.m. - Doors open; information fair
  • 6 p.m. - Welcome and introduction by Laurie Bolthouse, producer of Trade of Innocents
  • 6:05 p.m. - Screening of Trade of Innocents, starring Mira Sorvino and Dermot Mulroney (Rated PG-13). The film is about a couple that rescues young girls from sex traffickers in Southeast Asia.
  • 7:35 p.m. - Panel discussion; Q&A. Panel includes: Laurie Bolthouse, producer; Natasha Hurt, Love Made Claim; Detective Ellie Read, CSPD Human Trafficking Task Force.
  • 8:35 p.m. - Dessert reception

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Tax Information

It's that time again. Taxes are due on Wednesday, April 15. Lucky for you PPLD has all the information you need to file on time. Visit our Tax Information page for

  • Colorado Tax Information
  • Federal Tax Information
  • State Tax Forms
  • Tax Websites
  • Free Tax Help

Good luck and happy filing!

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Job Interview

Preparing for a job interview can be the biggest and most important step towards securing a career. The interviewing process can be grueling, not to mention nerve racking, but a little but of prep will go a long way in securing your next job. Learn how to interview better than your competition in this free class presented by Career Confidence.

Topics will include:

  • How to answer the number one most asked interview question
  • 10 most common interview questions and how to answer them
  • Body language, including power poses
  • Interview dos and don'ts
  • Dress for success
  • How to answer situation/behavioral interview questions
  • Thank you notes and follow-up

To register, click here.

  • When: Tue., March 10 from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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ANATOMY IN CLAY®

This program is an anatomy experience for tweens and teens. Join an instructor and some clay to form muscles, organs, and arteries on MANIKEN® models.

Registration is required for this no cost program held at The Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave.

ANATOMY IN CLAY® and MANIKEN® are registered trademarks of Zahourek Systems, Inc.

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LinkedIn

Join us for a basic overview of the popular social media for professionals, LinkedIn. Topics to include setting up an account, managing your feed, developing a robust profile, and how to use LinkedIn to help you land that next big opportunity.

These classes, all held at Library 21c (1175 Chapel Hills Dr.), it's necessary you have basic computer proficiency. Register today to ensure your spot!

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

The PPLD Art Evaluation Committee will be jurying art for future 1 - 2 month individual shows. Interested artists should bring five representative pieces of their body of work in show-ready format (matted, framed, wired for photos, drawings, prints, etc.; wired for other 2D or 3D art). Submissions must also include an Art Exhibit Application (see below).

Submissions will be accepted on Wednesday, March 18 from 10 a.m. - noon in the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Pick up your submissions the same day from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Note: artists will be notified of Committee’s decision within two weeks.

For more information, call Carol Brunk Harnish at (719) 531-6333, x2332 or email charnish@ppld.org.

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Free Workshops

Have you ever wondered about doing business with the government? Join us for this series of free workshops at Library 21c, presented by Certify to Success. Registration is required. For more information, email maryjane@certifytosuccess.com.

  • Procurement Certification Alphabet Soup
    Learn the how to and benefits of 8(a), SDB, DBE, WBE, MBE, SBE, ESB, WOSB, EDWOSB, SDVOSB … and who accepts each.
    Thu., March 19 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Strategies to Overcome “Contract Bundling”
    Learn methods to utilize tools (i.e. socio-economic certifications, strategic alliances, etc.) to level the procurement playing field.
    Thu., April 16 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Does Your Business Plan You?
    Learn to plan products/services, marketing and financing for growth, collaboration, and/or writing proposals.
    Thu., May 14 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Systemize Your Small Business
    Learn the difference between owning a business and owning a job. Understand how systems will affect your expansion, mergers, sale, and government contracting.
    Thu., June 18 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Staying on Top of Your Market
    Stay ahead of market changes in your industry. Designed for companies who want to contract with the government or take their businesses to the next level.
    Thu., Sept. 17 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Succession Planning for Your Business
    Critical elements of developing your company’s plan of operation, and plans for loss of key employees/owners including owner’s exit.
    Thu., Oct. 15 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • The Power of She
    Women, veterans, and minority owners will learn to level the playing field to increase the bottom line. Learn the importance of strategic alliances and ways to leverage public policy.
    Thu., Nov. 12 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Fee-based Workshops

    TalkGovBiz,TheExperience is made up of two hands-on, intensive, fee-based workshops providing support for small businesses in obtaining resources and certifications to procure government contracts. For more information about TalkGovBiz,TheExperience, email maryjane@certifytosuccess.com or visit ppld.thankyou4caring.org/TalkGovBiz.

    These workshops focus on key areas of business development essential to procuring government contracts such as socioeconomic certifications, developing strategic plans, and the development of marketing materials. Each of these workshops take place from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Library 21c. Registration is required. To register online, visit ppld.thankyou4caring.org/TalkGovBiz. To pay by check, click here.

    • JumpStartToSuccess
      JumpStartToSuccess bundles hands-on development of the important tools small businesses need to procure government contracts.
      Wed., Jan. 28; Thu., March 26; Thu., May 28; Thu., Sept. 24
    • 8(a)InADay
      8(a) InADay offers hands-on instruction in preparing your application for 8(a) Business Development Program certification.
      Wed., Feb. 25; Thu., April 23; Thu., June 25; Thu., Oct. 22

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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

PPLD's Friends of the Library are having a Spring Book Sale at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. on March 20, 21, and 22, 2015.

  • Friday, March 20: 4 - 7 p.m., Friends only, memberships available at the door
  • Saturday, March 21: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., open to the public
  • Sunday, March 22: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., $5 bag sale Sunday only, bags provided by Friends

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