5:00 am - Wednesday September 20, 2017

Programs for Adults at PPLD in August

All library programs are free unless otherwise noted. 
For more information, visit ppld.org.
 
Fiction Book Group
Please join us as we discuss Isaac’s Storm: a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson.
Thursday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library
 
Genealogy on the Internet
Monthly class explores new research resources available online. Computer experience desired. Call for more details!
Thursday, Aug. 2 from 7 – 8:45 p.m. – Fountain Library
 
Beginners Lab
Assistance with learning how to use a mouse, how to use a computer keyboard, and/or how to use Windows software on a computer. Preparation for other classes. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome.
Thursday, Aug. 2 from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Ruth Holley Library
 
Palmer Lake Book Group
New members are welcome and no registration is required at this monthly book club.  This month’s selection is Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Call 481-2587 for more information.
Friday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. – Palmer Lake Library
 
Minding Your Business
Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites that will help you find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing, demographics and more.
No registration required.
Saturday, Aug. 4 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library
 
Food by the Book: Tea and Chocolate Pairing
Judy Williams, a certified tea specialist, will present how the right tea can enhance the flavor of chocolate as well as the healthy qualities of tea and chocolate. Get ideas for pairing tea with food and use this information to understand how tea can enhance your meals. And then enjoy some samples of specialty teas and fine chocolates. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call 531-6333, x2665. For those with food allergies, please be aware that samples may contain allergens.
Saturday, Aug. 4 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – East Library
 
Happy Needles
Do you have a passion for needlecrafts? Come share your passion with others.  Bring your project and join in the fun and fellowship. All are welcome!
Saturday, Aug. 4 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. – High Prairie Library
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. – High Prairie Library
 
Minding Your Business
Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites that will help you find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing, demographics and more.
Saturday, Aug. 4 and 23 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. – Penrose Library
 
Senior Social
Seniors are invited for friendly conversation and refreshments provided by the Friends
of the Library. No registration required.
Mondays, Aug. 6 and 27 from 10:30 a.m.- noon  – Cheyenne Mountain Library
 
Stitch in the Ditch Quilters and Other Crafts
Bring your quilting, knitting, crochet or any craft that you can carry in to the library. A great resource for help with your craft and great conversation and fun.
Monday, Aug. 6 and 20 from 6 – 7:45 p.m. – Fountain Library
 
Learn Japanese
Learn the basics of the Japanese Language. No registration required.
Monday, August 6 and 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library
 
Rockrimmon Mostly Fiction Book Club
Join this free book discussion that meets the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is not necessary. This month we’re readingMennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Gregory
Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library
 
Computer Basics Class
Become familiar with the parts of a computer and practice simple navigation in a screen and window environment. Learn how to enter information using the keyboard.
Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 1 – 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
 
Briargate Book Club
This month we’re reading The Secret of Everything by Barbara O’Neal.
Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. – Briargate Library
 
Lunch, Movie and You
Don’t say a word. Just come and see The Artist (Rated PG-13, 100 min.), this year’s winner for Best Picture and Oscar taker in four other categories. We’ll provide the movie and icy drinks, you provide your lunch.
Wednesday, Aug. 8 from noon – 2:30 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
 
Federal Census Fundamentals on HeritageQuest
Learn more about searching the Federal Census, taken every ten years since 1790.
Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 10:30 a.m. – noon – Penrose Library
 
Speak German
A conversation group for non-native speakers who wish to practice German. Some German language skills are recommended. For information, call 531-6333, x1315.
Thursday, Aug. 9 and 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. – East Library
Internet Basics
Learn how to access the Internet, use a web browser to go to a specific web site, and use beginning search strategies. This class uses Internet Explorer 8. No registration required. Prerequisite: Ability to use mouse, keyboard, and Windows.
Thursday, Aug. 9 from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Ruth Holley Library
 
Adult Computer Classes at Old Colorado City Library
Need instruction or a brush up on basic 2007 Microsoft Office skills or using your digital camera? These evening classes are offered to those looking for job skills or just needing to improve their ability. Register online or call the library at 719-634-1698. Classes are from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • August 9: Excel 1 – Learn how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet. Prerequisites: Computer 101 or experience using a mouse and keyboard.
  • August 16: PowerPoint I – Learn how to create a slide or series of slides, manipulate, and format them for reports, presentations or printouts. Prerequisites: Computer Basics or experience using a mouse and keyboard
  • August 23: Publisher I – Learn how to create a document integrating graphics and text boxes with various fonts, sizes and colors. Also use Publisher to create business cards, greeting cards, banners and more. Prerequisites: Computer Basics or experience using a mouse and keyboard.
 
Yarnettes
Bring your crochet or knitting needles and some yarn and have fun with fellow crafters.
Friday, Aug. 10 and 24 at 10 a.m. – Briargate Library
AARP Mature Safe Driving
A driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. Upon successfully completing the course, graduates may present their course completion certificate to their insurance agents to receive a discount. Charge for the four-hour course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and registration is required.  Please call 638-1618 to register.
Saturday, Aug. 11 from 1 – 5 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
 
Food by the Book: Food Journalism Panel Discussion
Join Teresa Farney, Food Journalist; Tracy Mobley-Martinez, Arts and Entertainment Editor both at The Gazette; and Matthew Schniper, Colorado Springs Independent Arts Editor/Food & Film for a lively discussion of food journalism. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, reservations are required, please call 531-6333, x2665.
Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2 – 3 p.m. – East Library
 
Lacey-Simpson Heritage Corner Dedication
Thanks to a donation from the Lacey-Simpson family, the Fountain Library will be adding the Louise and Allen Simpson Heritage Corner to the library. This will be a place where patrons can come to learn about local history and genealogy. Come enjoy this dedication held to honor the family and their generous donation. Please RSVP for this event by calling Fountain Library at 382-5347.
Saturday, Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. – Fountain Library
 
Walking Tours of Historic Old Colorado City
Join library staff for a 45-minute walking tour of historic Old Colorado City. No registration necessary, but groups should call ahead. Please come prepared for weather – sunny or cool accordingly. In case of rain, a slideshow will be presented in the library meeting room.
Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Old Colorado City Library
 
AARP Mature Safe Driving Program
The nation’s first and largest classroom driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. Upon successfully completing the course, graduates may present their course completion certificate to their insurance agents for a discount. This is a 4-hour course by AARP trainers. Students pay the instructor cash or check $12 per AARP member (must have a card number, call 1-888-687-2277) or $14 non-member of AARP for material. Please call 203-4972 to register.
Saturday, Aug. 11 from 1 – 5 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library
 
Stitch in Time
You are invited to join us! Here is an ideal opportunity to get together with old friends or meet new folks that share your passion for needlecrafts! Bring your own needlecraft creation to work on. You are welcome to also bring a snack to share.
Sunday, Aug. 12 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
 
Monday Morning Movie
This month’s movie is called Warhorse (Rated PG, 146 min.). Refreshments provided by the Friends.
Monday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library
Homeschool Resource Fair
Come and learn about homeschool support groups, school district homeschool programs and other organizations that provide programs useful to homeschooling families.
Monday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. – noon – East Library
East Creative Writing Group
East Library’s writing group for adults meets monthly to discuss poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction writing, share ideas and writing experiences with other writers, work on writing exercises and more. Please feel free to bring a double-spaced manuscript of no more than 5 pages for feedback and discussion.
Monday, Aug. 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. – East Library
The Ruth Holley Craft Group
Meet new friends, chat and craft. You bring your crochet, knitting or other crafts and we supply the refreshments. No registration required.
Monday, Aug. 13 and 27 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library
 
Lunch and Movie
Bring your lunch and enjoy a free movie. This month we’re watching Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Rated PG-13, 129 min.).
Tuesday, Aug. 14 from noon – 2:30 p.m. – Penrose Library
Internet Basics Class
Learn to use the different functions of a Web browser, how to navigate the Internet, and how to use different search techniques to find information. Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Basics or experience using a mouse and keyboard.
Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 1 – 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
 
Learn Japanese
Students will learn the basics of the Japanese language, including grammar and vocabulary.
Tuesday, Aug. 14 and 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. – East Library
 
Mystery Book Group
Please come and share your favorite mystery title you read over the summer.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library
 
World Traveler Book Club
If you’re interested in other cultures and countries, this book club is for you. This month we’re exploring Norway by reading The Snowman by Jo Nesbø. Call 531-6333, x1307 for details.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. – East Library
Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists
This genealogy group meets the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes visitors. Check out their website for more information:www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coppcg.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library
 
Excel I
Learn how to create, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet. This class uses Excel 2007. No registration required. Prerequisite: Ability to use mouse, keyboard, and Windows.
Thursday, Aug. 16 from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Ruth Holley Library
 
Investment Tools at Your Library
Learn about resources that can help you become a better informed investor. Includes print, online databases and free websites as well as Valueline and Morningstar.
Thursday, Aug. 16 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. – Penrose Library
 
Monumental Readers
All patrons are welcome to attend this monthly book club. This month’s selection is The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.
Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. – Monument Library
 
AARP Mature Safe Driving Program
A driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. Graduates may present their course completion certificate to their insurance agents for a discount. Charge for the four-hour course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and registration is required.
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1 – 5 p.m. – Monument Library
 
Food by the Book: The Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
Current research points to the many benefits found in a primarily vegetarian diet. A plant based diet includes grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, fruit and vegetables. Some of the many benefits of this style of eating are reduced risk factors for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, birth defects and certain cancers. Additionally, those who eat mostly plants save money on their food budget, eat fewer calories, and oftentimes, weigh less. Join us for a lively discussion of the plant based diet and come see why many are choosing to eat less meat. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call 531-6333, x2665.

Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. – East Library
 
Bike Maintenance
Come learn how to maintain your bike with UpaDowna.
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 – 11 a.m. – Penrose Library
Bike Safety
Come learn about bike safety and rules of the road with UpaDowna.
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Penrose Library
 
Job Seekers Lab
Assistance in finding and using the many computer resources the library provides for job seekers. No registration required. Prerequisite: Ability to use mouse, keyboard, and Windows.
Tuesdays from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Ruth Holley Library
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 2 – 4 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library
 
Photography, Journalism, and the Olympic Games
Mark Reis, photojournalist for the Colorado Springs Gazette, shares his photography, journalism, and seven Olympiad experiences with the public.
Monday, Aug. 20 from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library
AARP Mature Safe Driving
The nation’s first and largest classroom driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. Upon successfully completing the course, graduates may present their course completion certificate to their insurance agents for a discount. A minimum of 10 students is required for the class to be held. Charge for the eight-hour course is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and registration is required.
Monday, Aug. 20 from 5 – 9 p.m. – East Library
 
A Writing Life
Bring your favorite writing tools and your imagination to this writing program for adults.  Both novice and experienced writers are welcome.
Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Briargate Library
Email Basics Class
Learn the basics of e-mail including how to read, compose, send, reply to, and forward messages using a free account. Prerequisites: Computer Basics. or experience using a mouse and keyboard.
Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
 
Basic Internet Genealogy
Learn more about using free genealogy websites with the guidance of experienced Special Collections staff.
Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 10:30 a.m. – noon – Penrose Library
 
History Buffs
Every month this group picks a period of history and members read any book of their choice from that time period. Expect a lively discussion about the era.
Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. – Monument Library
Old Colorado City Book Group
New members are welcome at this monthly book club. No registration is required. This month’s selection is: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
Thursday, Aug. 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library
 
Word I
Learn how to create, edit and save documents, how to format text, how to cut and paste, and how to use spell check. This class uses Word 2007. No registration required. Prerequisite: Ability to use mouse, keyboard, and Windows.
Thursday, August 23 from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Ruth Holley Library
 
Food by the Book: Barbeque: A Regional Cuisine
Suzanne McGarry will get you hungry for BBQ season with some great recipes and cooking techniques. Join us for a food chat, demo, and tasting. Program will be held in the south parking lot at East Library. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the East Community Meeting Room. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, reservations are required, please call 531-6333, x2665. For those with food allergies, please be aware that samples may contain allergens.
Saturday, Aug. 25 from 2 – 3 p.m. – East Library
Family History 101
Discovering your ancestral past can be an awesome adventure. But where do you start, what paths do you take? The next step to success is to plan or map out your ancestral adventure. The research process, evaluating the evidence, locality search, Internet searching, research logs, Preliminary Search Part 2: Previous Research, all will be the topics of discussion so you will know where you are and where you are going… besides backwards.
Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. – noon – High Prairie Library
 
Selling on eBay
Now that you have learned how to buy items on eBay, come learn how to sell items on eBay. It’s the world’s largest flea market, and a great place for you to start making some extra cash. This class will NOT cover buying basics on eBay, it is intended for those who have an eBay account and are ready to start selling.
Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. – Penrose Library
Lunch and a Movie
Bring your lunch. We will provide free popcorn and watch the movie A Thousand Words (Rated PG-13, 91 min.) starring Eddie Murphy, Allison Janney, and Cliff Curtis.
Monday, Aug. 27 from 12:30 – 2:15 pm – High Prairie Library
 
Falcon Book Club
For this month’s book discussion we will be discussing Glimpses of Paradise by James Scott Bell. Contact Karen at krwoodco@msn.com for more information. No registration required; join us for conversation and fun.
Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. – High Prairie Library
 
Mother-Daughter Creations
Mothers and daughters make sponge-painted Ice Cream Cone Pincushions. Supplies are provided; space is limited. Register daughter’s name only. Ages 7 and up.
Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library
Word 1
Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text. Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Basics and experience using a mouse and keyboard
Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 1 – 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
Sand Creek Writing Group
This adult group meets to discuss creative fiction and nonfiction writing, share ideas with other writers, work on writing exercises and more. Please feel free to bring a double-spaced short fiction or nonfiction piece (up to 10 pages) for feedback and discussion.
Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 6 – 8 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
 
55+ Digital Camera Basics
This class will introduce you to the basic start up skills for using a digital camera.  In addition to learning about the digital camera parts and its  functions, you’ll also learn how to transfer pictures from the camera to computer, how to email pictures, as well as other useful information. Please bring your camera, USB cable and camera manual.
Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 1 – 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
Westlaw Training for the Public
A representative from Westlaw will teach how to effectively utilize PPLD’s legal research system. Attendees must have a basic understanding of legal documents and legal research. If you have any questions about whether you should attend this class, please contact the law librarian, 531-6333, x2333.
Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. – Penrose Library
 
Sand Creek Book Club
Come and discuss Affluenza by John de Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor. This thought-provoking book takes a different look at America’s lifestyles and consumption of goods and services. There are enough copies of the book for all.  Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, Aug. 30 from 10:30 a.m. – noon – Sand Creek Library
Fountain Book Club
Each month a book is selected to be read and discussed. Everyone welcome. This month, take a mini-vacation and read There’s Something About St. Tropez by Elizabeth Adler. If you can’t take a European vacation, read this book!
Thursday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Fountain Library
 
PowerPoint I
Learn how to create a slide or series of slides, manipulate, and format them for reports, presentations, or printouts. This class uses PowerPoint 2007. No registration required. Prerequisite: Ability to use mouse, keyboard, and Windows.
Thursday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Ruth Holley Library
 
Homeschool Science Lab Orientation Meeting
If you’d like to hear about the Homeschool Science lab at East Library, please plan on coming to our Orientation Meeting! You’ll meet our volunteer and staff assistants, see the equipment we have available, and find out what you can expect when you come to the Lab.
Friday, Aug. 31 from 1 – 3 p.m. – East Library
 
Speak English!
Join this informal conversation circle for adults who want to improve their skills and increase their comfort levels when speaking English. No registration is required.
Mondays at 7 p.m. – Monument Library
Senior Synergy
All seniors are welcome to share conversation and a cup of coffee in this casual discussion group.
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – Monument Library
 
Socrates Café
This adult group discusses philosophy, religions, spirituality, and the common threads among humanity. Call 488-2370 for more information.
Tuesdays at 1 p.m. – Monument Library
Life Circles
Meeting the first and third Mondays of the month, this supportive writing group provides discipline, inspiration, and structure during the process of writing one’s memories or history.
First and third Mondays at 10 a.m. – Monument Library
Adult Laptop Study Hall
Every Tuesday morning, library laptops will be available for use in our downstairs meeting room. Library staff will be on hand to assist with personal projects or provide practice materials. No registration required, but limited to first 10 attendees. Call the library for more information.
Tuesdays from 10 – 11 a.m. – Old Colorado City Library
 
Stitch Wits
Come work on your stitching project in the company of others! 1st Monday of the Month is Information Monday, last Monday of the month is Show and Tell. All are welcome! Knitting, crocheting, lap-quilting, embroidery, cross-stitch and more.
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library
 
Palmer Lake Library Knitting Group
Knitters of all levels are welcome! No registration is required. Bring your project and stay as long as your schedule allows. The group includes experienced knitters who are happy to assist you as you improve your knitting knowledge! Call 481-2587 for more information.
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – noon – Palmer Lake Library
 
Speak French
An advanced conversation group: Patrons can contact Donna Becker at 598-4038, Randy Horton at 632-2006, or Nancy Augustus at 578-8769 for information and questions.
Fridays from noon – 1 p.m. – Penrose Library
 
Computer Study Hall
Every Thursday we offer patrons that have taken our classes, help with email, word processing, digital camera photos and basic issues with Microsoft Office 2007 programs. This program is designed for patrons to use their own laptops. Reservations are required and may be made in person or by calling 597-7070. Assistance is geared to the class topic of the week.
Thursdays from 1 – 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library
 
One-on-One Computer Assistance at Ruth Holley Library
One-on-one computer assistance on subjects covered in regularly scheduled Ruth Holley Library computer classes. One-hour session by reservation. Call 597-5377 to register.
Tuesdays from 10 – 11 a.m.
Tuesdays from 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursdays from 2 – 3 p.m.
 

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