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Homeschool Hub

Welcome to Homeschool Hub! We're glad you stopped by. We hope you'll stay awhile and explore all that Homeschool Hub has to offer. While you're here, don't forget to sign up for our monthly Homeschool Events Newsletter so you don't miss out on any of the great programs PPLD offers for kids, teens and adults.

If you have questions or comments about Homeschool Hub, or what PPLD offers homeschooling families, please contact us.

The Challenge
Write an original fiction story of up to 2,500 words that begins with the sentence “The letter could not have come at a worse time.” This year’s first sentence was chosen by New York Times best-selling author, Sandhya Menon. What happens after that is up to you!

Guidelines

The entry must begin with the line “The letter could not have come at a worse time.”
Must be ages 12 to 18.
Must be an El Paso County resident.
Word count must not exceed 2,500 words. Word count will be established by using Microsoft Word 2010. Points will be automatically deducted from the total score of the piece if the word count exceeds 2,500 words.
Pieces must include title page with title and author’s name. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else on the document.
Pieces must be double-spaced and in 12 point Times New Roman or Calibri font with the title and page number in the upper right-hand corner.
Only one entry per person.
Failure to follow the guidelines will result in disqualification.
You must fill out the online entry form and submit your piece here by Mon., June 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm. The file format should be compatible with Microsoft Word 2010. If you need to convert a file, please visit a library location.

FAQs

When will I know if I have won?
We will notify participants by mid-July if they have won an award. All participants and their friends and family are invited to the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at the East Library, regardless of if they won an award.

Are you publishing the anthology again?
Yes! We will be publishing the top five in both middle school and high school (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and two honorable mentions).

Will I get feedback for my work?
Yes! You will receive a copy of your story with comments via email after the awards ceremony.

Do I have to turn in my story online?
Yes. To better facilitate the process, we are requiring all stories be turned in digitally. You can stop by any PPLD location to use one of our computers for this purpose.

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Looking for new curriculum materials? Have curriculum you don't need? Come to the Give & Take on Thursday, June 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the East Library Community Meeting Room! Find curriculum, educational materials, books, and more.

No selling. All sharing. Everything is free!

Call 719-531-6333 x. 1407 or email Joy at jfleishhacker@ppld.org if you would like to bring items to give away. We'll have a table for you!

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https://audiobooksync.com/

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Running through July 25, 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

Audiobooks available June 21-June 27:
"Openly Straight" by Bill Konigsberg
"Doctor Cerberus" by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

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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.

keep calm and love math

No appointment necessary, just drop on in!

AfterMath won't take place during library or school holidays. If the school district closes because of snow or weather, AfterMath is cancelled.

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East Coding Club

Have you ever wondered what makes computer programs run? Ever wanted to make a fun program or learn how to make a game?

Learn the basics of how to code!

In this club, teens and tweens (ages 9-18 only) can learn to code at their own pace as we explore different programs and concepts. We'll begin with a lesson series that teaches the basics of javascript. This club is self-guided, so everyone can learn at their own pace.

Space is limited to the first 12 teens/tweens to show up, but registration is not required!

Join us for the East Coding Club (teens and tweens) in the East Library Computer Lab 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month from 4-5 p.m.

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Have you ever wondered what makes computer programs run? Ever wanted to make a fun program or learn how to make a game?

Learn the basics of how to code!

In this club, all ages can learn together to code at their own pace as we explore different programs and concepts. This club is self-guided, so everyone can learn at their own pace.

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4-5 p.m. in MAKE at Library 21c.

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Homeschool Science @ East

Our Homeschool Science @ East programs are scheduled from 1 - 3 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. During this time our volunteers will have a special program for everyone to participate in. This is a family program so parents are expected to accompany their students. Lab equipment is available for you to use in the ERC (Educational Resource Center) during its normal open hours at East Library. Homeschool Science @ East is open to all ages and no registration is required.

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