InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 for Labor Day.

East Library’s main entrance is closed for renovations. Please use the temporary entrance located to the south (left) of the main entrance.

Computer Classes

1 on 1 Computer Help

When: Friday, September 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Studyroom B (Literacy only)

Do you need a computer tutor? Sign up for a 1-on-1 class session. Topics for this time include Internet Basics, Email, Social Media, Digital Photography, Windows Basics, and MacBook/iOS help. A reservation MUST be made and the topic approved in advance.

Introduction to Photo-Editing with GIMP

When: Friday, September 04, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Interested in touching up some pictures, but can't afford the price tag for professional software like Photoshop or Corel? Not to worry! GIMP is a free downloadable software you can use at home to accomplish most of your photo-editing needs.

In this class, we'll teach you the basics of how to adjust the lighting in your pictures, crop out unnecessary parts, remove red-eye, edit the foreground and background elements, and more.

This class is for advanced computer users who are very comfortable with computer navigation and have experience using a variety of software including Microsoft Office products. Best suited for students 13+; Ages 9-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Guitar Lessons

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 12:00 AM - 12:55 AM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

An inclusive course for players of all levels. Call 597-7070 for more information.

Microphone Selection, Isolation Booth and Intro to Audio Configuration Class

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Where: Library21c Special Rooms-1175 Chapel Hills Drive at C3 Center for Public Media

Learn about the selection of microphones offered at the C3 Center for Public Media studio, including dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones, best uses and practices for each, polar patterns, microphone placement, and more. Learn basic isolation booth setup and the nuts and bolts of audio studio configuration including analog snake use and a Control Room tour. Limit 8 per class.

Patrons must attend a C3 Center for Public Media Orientation class prior to registering for this course. Please enter your PPLD library card number in the "Notes" field below.

Microphone Selection, Isolation Booth and Intro to Audio Configuration Class

When: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Where: Library21c Special Rooms-1175 Chapel Hills Drive at C3 Center for Public Media

Learn about the selection of microphones offered at the C3 Center for Public Media studio, including dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones, best uses and practices for each, polar patterns, microphone placement, and more. Learn basic isolation booth setup and the nuts and bolts of audio studio configuration including analog snake use and a Control Room tour. Limit 8 per class.

Patrons must attend a C3 Center for Public Media Orientation class prior to registering for this course. Please enter your PPLD library card number in the "Notes" field below.

Excel II

When: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Computer Lab

Class description: Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and sorting of an Excel worksheet.
Prerequisite: Excel I. Call 389-8968 to register.

Laptop Lab

When: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Library laptops are available for use in our downstairs meeting room. Library staff will be on hand either to assist with personal projects from class work, to job skills to Microsoft Office products, Facebook, Craigslist and more. Or we can provide practice materials on computer basics. No registration required, but limited to first 10 attendees. Call the library for more information.

Computer Basics Help

When: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at HO Study Room (paper sign-in)

Computer and Internet basics for beginners using tutorial-based coaching. No pre-registration. Walk-ins welcome. Bring your own head-phones or ear-buds. Or you can purchase ear-buds for $1 at the customer service desk for this class.

Microsoft Powerpoint Class

When: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Computer Lab

Learn the parts of a Powerpoint screen and how to create a basic slideshow.

Word II Class

When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Become familiar with advanced features of Microsoft Word such as: setting margins, inserting tables, columns, borders, footnotes, etc. Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft Word and Internet Basics, or have familiarity with the internet.

Computer Basics Help

When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at HO Study Room (paper sign-in)

Computer and Internet basics for beginners using tutorial-based coaching. No pre-registration. Walk-ins welcome. Bring your own head-phones or ear-buds. Or you can purchase ear-buds for $1 at the cutomer service desk for this class.

Internet Basics Class

When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Computer Lab

In this 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. Prerequisite: Completion of Computer Basics

Internet Basics Class

When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Computer Lab

In this 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. Prerequisite: Completion of Computer Basics

Intermediate 3D Modeling using 123D Design

When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Prerequisite: All registrants MUST have taken PPLD's "Introduction to 3D Modeling" class.

This follow-up class to "Introduction to 3D Modeling" teaches you how to do even more with 123D Design. Learn how to perfect your sketches, create objects with radial symmetry, cut your models in half, and more! Bring any questions you've had since the first class and get ready to take your skills to the next level.

Please register in person with a PPLD Staff Member, or call 389-8968. Email dperez@ppld.org to register online or learn more about the class.

Excel I Class

When: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Learn how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet. Prerequisites: experience using a computer mouse and keyboard, Introduction to Microsoft Word.


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