PPLD Update:

All Libraries will be CLOSED on Mon., Oct. 3, for an all-day staff training to better serve you. The eLibrary and other online services and resources will still be available.

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Upcoming Events

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KidsMake: Rock Painting

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Sand Creek Library
Room: Sand Creek Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Kids, Tweens
Event Type: Childrens Library Programs, Tween Library Programs
Event Details:
Use your creativity to paint and decorate rocks to hide around outside or display at home! Ages 5 - 12. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Sand Creek Library
Room: Sand Creek Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Event Type: Adult Education Programs, Adult Library Programs, Computer Classes, Senior Library Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Practice the skills learned in September's Email Basics series, learn new computer skills using Northstar Digital's online modules, or test for computer skills certifications with Northstar Digital. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Sand Creek Library
Room: Sand Creek Makerspace
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Event Type: Adult Library Programs, Class, Creative Services Programs, Live Indoor, Maker/Artist in Residence, Makerspace, Senior Library Programs, Teen Library Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Origami has been around for over 1000 years! Let’s look at origami under a different light. The art of paper folding was once considered a child’s activity, but now it attracts mathematicians, designers, engineers, and artists all over the world. It ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Fountain Library
Room: Fountain Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Event Type: Teen Library Programs
Event Details:
  Join us and bring some friends to make your backpack one of a kind! You'll make accessories for your backpack and you can use Puffy Paint, awesome stickers, and other supplies to decorate the backpack itself. ...
Library Branch: Library 21c
Room: Library 21c: Ent Conference Center
Description
Located in ENT Conference Center located on the southwest side of the library Meetup Agenda 5:00pm - 5:30pm: Networking 5:30pm - 5:45pm: WordPress News 5:45pm - 7:30pm WordPress Topic Open Discussion: WordPress tips and helpful resources Ope...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL CLASSES

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ruth Holley Library
Room: Ruth Holley Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Event Type: Adult Education Programs
Event Details:
ESL classes are for adults that want to improve the workplace and everyday language. Classes are focused on: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. We offer Beginning, Intermediate and High-Intermediate levels, and classes are in-person and virtu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ruth Holley Library
Room: Ruth Holley Adult Education Room
Age Group: Adults
Event Type: Adult Education Programs
Event Details:
The GED, HiSET and TASC are alternatives to a high school diploma. PPLD offer Adult Basic Education (ABE) and High School Equivalency (HSE) free classes that will help adults for such tests. We offer preparation for Language Arts, Social St...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

In-Person Lena Start

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Kids, Adults, Family
Event Type: Adult Education Programs, Family Library Programs, Live Indoor
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Do you have a child between the ages of 0-32 months? Do you wonder how much you talk with your child? LENA Start is a 10-week,  program that will increase your child’s language development. Families will receive a “talk pedometer” that counts th...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

In-Person Lena Start

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Kids, Adults, Family
Event Type: Adult Education Programs, Family Library Programs, Live Indoor
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Do you have a child between the ages of 0-32 months? Do you wonder how much you talk with your child? LENA Start is a 10-week,  program that will increase your child’s language development. Families will receive a “talk pedometer” that counts th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

PenPop!

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Event Type: Adult Library Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Let’s geek out!  Join our Penrose team each week to discuss your favorite genres/topics in pop culture.  Each week we will discuss a different topic.   On Sept 29th, what's in a meme? ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Library 21c
Room: Library 21c: Petritz Learning Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Event Type: Adult Education Programs, Adult Library Programs, Class, Computer Classes, Senior Library Programs
Event Details:
Internet Basic Lab    Practice the skills learned in the previous “Internet Basics” series. Review and Q & A for previous sessions’ subject. Participants may also take a proctored exam to receive a certification of computer ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Speak English Group

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Library 21c
Room: Library 21c: Ent Conference Center
Age Group: Adults
Event Type: Adult Education Programs, Adult Library Programs
Event Details:
Speak English groups are fun English language conversation groups for adults with intermediate and advanced English skills. Each group meets once a week for two hours to practice English. Classes are free. There is no need to register in advanc...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ute Pass Library
Room: Ute Pass Community Events
Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Childrens Library Programs, Family Library Programs
Event Details:
Stories and more for children and their favorite adult. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

StoryTime

10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Old Colorado City Library
Room: Old Colorado City Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids, Family
Event Type: Childrens Library Programs, Family Library Programs
Event Details:
Stories and more for children ages 3 and older, with a favorite adult. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Palmer Lake Library
Age Group: Kids, Family
Event Type: Childrens Library Programs, Family Library Programs, Live Indoor
Event Details:
Stories and more for children ages 3 and older, with a favorite adult. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Create and Play

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Ruth Holley Library
Room: Ruth Holley Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Childrens Library Programs, Live Indoor
Event Details:
Did you know studies show that art making builds motor skills, reading readiness, and math concepts? Bring your little one to a special event made just for them where they will experience creative and playful adventures with art! Be sure to wear...
Library Branch: Manitou Springs Library
Room: Manitou Classroom
Description
Introduction to Jewelry Metal Stamping Class Description Learn how the art of metal stamping, which is a method of cold forging (no torch heat), requires only a handful of tools and is a great way to add uniqueness to any piece of jewelry! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Library 21c
Room: Library 21c: Kitchen
Age Group: Adults
Event Type: Adult Education Programs, Creative Services Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Learn more about PPLD's Food Industry Training Program and take the mandatory pre-test for admission.  Our 5-week intensive training program will help you learn the skills you need to enter a career in the culinary industry. The first half...
Library Branch: Library 21c
Room: Library 21c: Ent Conference Center
Description
Are you looking to practice public speaking, improve your communication and build leadership skills? The purpose of Toastmasters is to help members overcome fears about speaking in public, improve communication skills and develop leadership skills...
Library Branch: Manitou Springs Library
Room: Manitou Dye Lab
Description
Who is this class for? Ages 8 and up (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult) Supplies: All supplies included Teacher: Lisa Murphy Register and Pay HERE ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Homeschool Fridays

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Fountain Library
Room: Fountain Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids, Family
Event Type: Community Public
Event Details:
Every Friday from 1:30-3:30 starting September 16th, join us for Homeschool Fridays!   We will meet in the community room at the Fountain Library. Come for board games, crafts, and just hanging out. Open to all ages! Event sponsored by ...

Community Exchange

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Knights of Columbus Hall
Room: KCH MacLaren Hall
Description
The Community Exchange is a weekly program aimed at providing a wide variety of necessary services for anyone in El Paso County. This program is hosted by PPLD and is held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Friday afternoons from 1 - 4 p.m. The C...