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Speak English

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Ent Conference Center

Speak English

SA Makerspace Open Hours

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library at SA Makerspace

During Open Hours, the SA Makerspace is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Make II Open Hours

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

During Open Hours, Make II is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis. Patrons must be badged to use a machine during a separate appointment before being able to use the machines in open hours. To inquire about badging, please call 719-884-9800, x 6364.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. 9-11 year olds must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Device and Computer Help Drop-in Lab

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library at Penrose Bay Area

For patrons with specific trouble shooting needs or help beyond the materials covered in other library computer classes. If the user just needs beginner instruction, sign them up for computer basics, internet basics, word, etc. Remind the patron to bring their device to the appointment if possible.

Tai Chi Basics

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Library21c at Western Window Bay

Begin your Tai Chi journey HERE with the Basics. Class is 45 minutes long. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing. Everyone welcome. Learn from Philip Selva, Certified Tai Chi Instructor. Please consult your physician prior to participation in this program.

Word II Class

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library at East Learning Lab

In this class, become familiar with more advanced formatting features of Microsoft Word to make a professional looking page. Call 389-8968 to register.
Prerequisites: Word I

Qi Gong

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Western Window Bay

Learn Qi Gong with Philip Selva, Certified Tai Chi Instructor. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. philipselva@yahoo.com
Please consult your physician prior to participation in this program.

Speak French

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library at Pine Room

An advanced conversation group. Patrons can contact Donna Becker at 719-598-4038 or Randy Horton at 719-205-1454 for more information.

Tai Chi 37 Form (All Levels)

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Western Window Bay

45 minute class with Certified Tai Chi Instructor Philip Selva. philipselva@yahoo.com
Please consult your physician prior to participation in this program.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library at Make @ East

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Chess and Checkers

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Western Window Bay

Join us for casual play, the boards will be out, ready for you and your friends to enjoy these two fabulous games. All are welcome.

Laser Cut Coasters

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library at SA Makerspace

Learn how to use Inkscape to create personalized coasters.

**Individuals attending the class must have taken a laser cutter badging class prior to registering for this class.**

Ages 9 and up; 9-11 must be with a parent or guardian. All individuals signing up for the class must have taken a laser cutter badging class.

Registration required.

East Coding Club: Google CS First Social Media

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library at East Learning Lab

We'll be using Google's evaluated CS-First curriculum to teach the principles behind coding social media applications in Scratch. This curriculum is aimed at students ages 9-15, but ages 9-18 are welcome to participate. 16-18 year olds may find the curriculum to be too easy, but if they are completely new to coding, it is a great place to start. If you have never tried coding before, please attend coding club in January, or come to one of our Tech Thursday coding classes prior to starting the club in February.

Contact bbloom@ppld.org for more information.

Seed Library Event: Seed Saving

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: High Prairie Library at High Prairie Meeting Room

Go green with PPLD and learn how to harvest your seeds from your garden.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: East Library at Make @ East

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Sustainable Yoga - Move Better, Feel Better

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Join us for a sustainable yoga class, focusing on corrective movements to help you move and feel better while improving your alignment, mobility and strength. Ideal for all levels. Please bring a mat and any props you may have, but some will be available to borrow. No registration required.

Crafting for a Cause-CANCELLED

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Rockrimmon Library

Event has been cancelled.

Internet Genealogy – The Unusual and Less Obvious

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ruth Holley Library at Ruth Holley Meeting Room

Unearthing your hidden ancestors and their social history online. Focused on U.S. websites that are: free, less obvious, helpful to family historians, and even a little entertaining. Also, selected websites for discovering the social history of your ancestors and enhancing your genealogy resources will also be covered. Part 1 of 2 part genealogy series, continued May 12. Registration required for each event.

Make II Open Hours

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

During Open Hours, Make II is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis. Patrons must be badged to use a machine during a separate appointment before being able to use the machines in open hours. To inquire about badging, please call 719-884-9800, x 6364.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. 9-11 year olds must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Plot Doctoring Your Novel

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Ent Conference Center

No hook in your inciting incident? Saggy middle? Climax a dud? Come to this Plot Doctoring session and see how to fix your story problems. Learn what every plot needs and how to diagnose problems. In the second half, we’ll review plot synopses offered by class members and brainstorm solutions. Attendees are encouraged to bring a 1–2 page synopsis of their novel to share with the group.

Anna-Maria Crum is the published author of twenty grade school readers and an author of a YA novel and a co-author of an interactive fantasy game for Choice of Games. She is a co-owner of Plot Doctors (www.plotdoctors.com), a service that analyzes stories based on a detailed synopsis and then offers solutions to help writers strengthen their character development and story structure. She has served on the board for RMC-SCWBI and has mentored a number of writers who have then gone on to sell their manuscripts. You can see examples of her work at www.annamariacrum.com.

Genealogy Level I Workshop

When: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library at Aspen Room

Genealogy Level I Workshop: Getting Started, Standards & Terminology, & Census Records

English as a Second Language (ESL)

When: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library at Ruth Holley Meeting Room

For adults wanting to improve their workplace and every day English language skills. Classes provide instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Registration is required. New students must attend ESL Orientation to register and take a placement test. For upcoming Orientation dates, regularly check https://ppld.org/adult-education
Continuing students who were registered for the last course must contact their Instructor or the Adult Education office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Adobe Premiere - Beyond the Basics

When: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Petritz Learning Lab

This class is designed for those who have already taken "Video Editing Basics Using Adobe Premiere" or are already familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro interface. Topics include an overview of the various trimming tools (ripple, rolling, slip, slide), compositing, working with green screen footage, using keyframes, basic color correction, and more.

1-on-1 Computer Session

When: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library at CH Study Room (paper sign-in)

Don’t see a computer class offering what you need? SIGN UP for a 1-on-1 session! Topics can include: Mouse Basics; Computer/Windows Basics; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); Internet Basics and Email; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Prezi, and Craigslist; Ereaders; and transferring digital photographs to a computer. A RESERVATION MUST BE MADE and the topic approved in advance. Sessions are 45 minutes long. Contact Cheyenne Mountain Library to set up an appointment: 633-6278.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: East Library at Make @ East

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Comments

Is there a way to sign up for email notifications for upcoming classes of interest?Thanks

Hi there. The closest we have to that is an RSS feed. Click on calendar view and then click the RSS Feed button at the top of the calendar. Hope this helps!

Hello,
I dropped a brochure as we teach MindFit classes to Senior Center off Hancock and various location.
I would like to propose a one hour Brain Health class and see if this would launch into a Mind Fit class if there is enough patron interest. Please contact me at your convenience, I dropped the flyers with Sherrie at the Front Desk, Century 21 library.

Hi, I'm Laura. I've recently left my corporate job and have been freelancing as an artist (with success!) I was wondering how someone goes about offering classes to the community for various skills - graphic design, illustration, drawing, prop making, etc.
Thanks!

Hi,
I am interested in learning creative writing and wondering If 2 study groups below are similar classes, the 21st Century Writers and East Creative Writing group?

The 21st Century Writers meet the first and third Monday of every month in the ENT Conference Center 6-8PM at Library 21c (1175 Chapel Hills Drive).

East Creative Writing Group
When: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Annex
This adult group meets to discuss creative fiction and non-fiction writing and poetry, to share ideas with other writers, to work on writing exercises and more. Please contact the East writing group facilitator at 531-6333 ext. 1302, or khuxman@ppld.org if you are interested in getting your writing on the list for this month's feedback and discussion.
We look forward to working with you!

Thanks,
Miya

Hi there. Neither class teaches creative writing. Instead, they discuss writing and critique each other's work etc.
Hope this helps.

Hello! I'm looking for affordable education on Quickbooks. Online is fine but in person is preferred. Any leads?

I have looked all over the Springs and cannot find any leather work classes. Do any of the PPLD campuses ever offer leather working courses or know of local artists that teach? Thank you!

I see you offer English classes but am wondering if there are ever Spanish classes. Thank you.

Thanks for your question! Currently, PPLD does not have any leather working courses planned, although that could change in the future as we find the opportunity to do so.

I would love if we had more art and craft classes at the fountain location.

Do any of the libraries offer classes on how to use your iphone? Looking for a class for my mother-in-law.

How about some parenting classes for Library 21C? There seems to be a lot of need in the area!

Hi Reba,

Library 21C does not currently offer any parenting classes, but I can tell you about some of the resources we do offer. Twice a year we have a Family Place Playgroup, a 5-week series of workshops where families with children ages 1-3 can come together to play, have a Circle Time, and ask questions of a community resource specialist. The resource specialists change each week, and can answer questions parents have about child development, nutrition, speech/language, music/movement, and early literacy. Our next playgroup is set to start on February 22nd, and registration is now open on our calendar. For more information, you can call the Children’s Desk at (719) 884-9800 x6310. Playgroups will also be happening at Sand Creek and Fountain libraries this year. Library 21c also has a special Parenting Collection located near our play area, filled with books, magazines, and DVDs on a variety of parenting subjects.

You can find other library vetted resources for parents in our PPLD Kids page (http://research.ppld.org/c.php?g=656453&p=4608236) and our Research tab under the subject group of Parenting (http://research.ppld.org/c.php?g=656453&p=4608236). The library database Universal Class has online parenting classes available as well, (https://library.universalclass.com/i/librarysubjects/parenting-family.htm).

If you are looking for classes to attend in person, the association Parenting Matters of El Paso County is a good resource. Check out their website for more information and to see what classes are coming up on their calendar (http://www.parentingmatters-epc.org/calendar/).

Thank you for your comment!

I'd be interested in taking a Quickbooks class if one is offered!

Thank you

Hi Lulu, if you are interested in enrolling into an ESL class, please call me at (719)531-6333 x2225. Thank you!

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