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Partner Spotlight: COPPeR and PeakRadar.com

COPPeR and PeakRadar.com

COPPeR (Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region) is a nonprofit that serves as the lead organization for the creative community in Colorado’s El Paso and Teller counties. COPPeR takes a strategic view of the Pikes Peak region to ensure that cultural services reach all people, and that the arts are used to positively address issues of economic development, education, tourism, regional branding, and quality of life.

COPPeR also runs PeakRadar.com, the Pikes Peak region's cultural calendar and the #1 source for arts, culture and fun in El Paso and Teller counties. Post your event listings, artist profiles and creative classifieds for free as part of its powerful collection of local events and useful information about organizations, venues, artists and public art. On PeakRadar.com, you can discover over 2,700 events, 400 artist profiles and 350 cultural groups with one click.

COPPeR and PPLD have formed a partnership to promote activities and opportunities for citizens of the Pikes Peak region to engage with arts and culture. Watch for our collaborative transformation at elevation!

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Summer Reading Program Starts June 1!

Summer Reading Program Starts June 1!

PPLD's Summer Reading Program is coming to a library near you on June 1!

The Kids Summer Reading Program theme is "Every Hero Has a Story"

The Teens Summer Reading Program theme is "Unmask!"

Check out this promo made by PPLD's video studio!
Warning: contains serious cuteness.

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2015 Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winners

The results are in!

The Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished American children's book" of 2015 was awarded to The Crossover, written by Kwame Alexander.

"Twelve-year-old narrator Josh Bell uses the rhythms of a poetry jam to emulate the "moving & grooving/popping and rocking" of life on the basketball court with his twin brother, J.B. This powerful novel in verse paints an authentic portrait of a closely-knit family on the brink of crisis. Swish! This book is nothing but net!"

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrated by Dan Santat, is the 2015 Caldecott Medal winner.

"In four delightful “visual chapters,” Beekle, an imaginary friend, undergoes an emotional journey looking for his human. Santat uses fine details, kaleidoscopic saturated colors, and exquisite curved and angular lines to masterfully convey the emotional essence of this special childhood relationship."

PPLD's Award Booklists:

Caldecott Medal Winners
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Newbery Medal Winners
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Visit the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Medal websites for a full list of Honor books.

For what it's worth, my daughter and I LOVE Beekle!

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2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Announced

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All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

"An imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology."

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Lynda.com comes to PPLD!

PPLD is proud to announce our newest resource, lynda.com! Lynda.com has thousands of online video tutorials to help you learn software, creative, and business skills.

Lynda.comVideos are on the following topics:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • Business
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Education
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web

And best of all, it's FREE with your library card! Click here to start using this amazing resource now.

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