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VOTE!

VOTE!

Judging from the amount of campaign ads on television, the time to vote is nigh. Before 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, to be exact. East Library and Library 21c are drop-off locations, so come visit us and maybe check out some books while you're here.

Questions about voting and ballot issues? Visit our voting resources page!

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We're in the News!

PPLD's Library 21c has been featured in two articles recently:

Library Journal - "The Library of the Century | Design4Impact"

The Gazette - "Colorado Springs library is ahead of the tech curve"

Indeed, "(Libraries) are becoming the vibrant centers of the community where everyone is welcome and there is something available for everyone."

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APPR 2014 Author Visits

APPR 2014 Author Visits

Three authors will be making appearances in the region as part of All Pikes Peak Reads 2014.

Clifton Taulbert

Clifton Taulbert, author of APPR 2014 selection Who Owns the Ice House?, is a recognized thought leader on the power of community. He is renowned for his ability to glean timeless lessons from the place of his birth, the Mississippi Delta.

Uncle Cleve’s Rules of Life
Taulbert reflects on the life lessons from his Uncle Cleve that form the basis of this award-winning book. A question and answer session follows Mr. Taulbert’s lecture.

  • When: Mon., Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Venue @ 21c, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Storytelling with Clifton Taulbert
Taulbert remarks on how his Uncle Cleve’s stories helped to form the year’s APPR selection, Who Owns the Ice House?

  • When: Mon., Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Carnegie Reading Room, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Reception for Clifton Taulbert
Join us as fans of author Taulbert mingle to music made by PPCC music students. The evening’s program is presented by PPCC departments of Music, History, Communication, and Parley journal authors & the PPCC Art Gallery. The reception is followed by a book signing at 6:30 p.m.

  • When: Mon., Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Carnegie Reading Room, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Veteran’s Day Observance
Taulbert, himself a U.S. military veteran, speaks on the observance of this national holiday and relates remarks to PPCC’s community-wide “Year of Service” initiative.

  • When: Tue., Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Centennial Theater, PPCC Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Chat with Clifton
The public is invited to a casual question and answer session with one of this year’s outstanding APPR authors. Find out the impetus for Mr. Taulbert’s writing of Who Owns the Ice House? and how he learned of Uncle Cleve’s Rules of Life.

  • When: Tue., Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Library, PPCC Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Ally Condie

Ally Condie, author of APPR 2014 selection Matched series, is coming to Pikes Peak Library District. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. A book signing to follow!

  • When: Fr, Nov. 14 from 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

But, wait! Do you want meet her? You let us know your top 25 books and now we have 100s of books for you to vote on! Vote in the survey below to help us determine the top 100 books!

To enter you must be between 6 - 12 grades. Two chances to win - suggest your top 25 before October 15 and now vote for the top 100 until November 4, 2014.

In Matched, Society has determined the best Hundred Songs, Hundred Paintings, Hundred Stories, and Hundred Poems. Everything else has been eliminated. That won't happen at PPLD, but we want to know what your top 25 stories are. Please fill out the survey below and let us know what you think. Come back on October 15 to vote for the top 100 books based on your suggestions!

The drawing will take place on November 5 and winners will be notified soon after.

The contest is open to students in grades 6 to 12 in the Pikes Peak Library District (your library card number must start with the number 4).


Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer, author of the best-selling Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God, will discuss his book at a free event held in partnership with Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies.

In the book, Schaeffer wrestles with faith and disbelief sharing his innermost debate with the poignant lyricism only a great writer of literary nonfiction can achieve. Schaeffer writes as an imperfect son, husband and grandfather whose adoration of his family, love and art trumps the ugly theologies of an angry God.

  • When: Sun., Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Venue @ 21c, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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All Pikes Peak Reads 2014: Engage the Extraordinary

All Pikes Peak Reads 2014: Engage the Extraordinary

Pikes Peak Library District’s annual community reads project, All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR), is celebrating its 13th year in 2014!

PPLD’s theme for 2014 is Engage the Extraordinary. PPLD and our community partners will be presenting many events around this year's theme and book titles.

The 2014 titles are: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and Who Owns the Ice House? by Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger. Younger readers will also be able to participate in APPR. The Teen selection for 2014 is Matched by Ally Condie. The Children’s selections are The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis and Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine.

The APPR titles also reflect our nation’s 50th anniversary celebration of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This overriding theme will be used as a starting point to kick off community-wide dialogue sessions during the APPR initiative.

The “Engage the Extraordinary” theme will also be a touchstone to programs and activities at PPLD’s new state-of-the-art facility, Library 21c. This 21st century library will provide opportunities for individuals and groups to engage in research, learning, content creation, and entrepreneurship in new and exciting ways.

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PPLD Pumpkin Toss

Catapult

Join us for the first ever PPLD Pumpkin Toss! Create a catapult or trebuchet to compete. The farthest launch wins! Teams must register in advance. There is no limit for team size, but all members must be at least 9 years old. Only one person from the team should register. Please review all of the rules through the PDF linked to below.

To register, click here.

This event will be canceled in case of inclement weather, and will take place in the west parking lot outside the lower level of the Library 21c.

  • When: Sat., Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. - noon
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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