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Homeschool Hub

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Banned Books Week: September 25 - October 1

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read whatever we choose. It also serves as a reminder of how often that right has been infringed upon, both in the past and the present. By shining a light on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship, highlighting the value of free and open access to information.

Here are some reading lists. Our hope is that you find a book or books on these lists you'd like to read.

Visit the American Library Association for more information about Banned Books Week.

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2016 Family History Fair Coloring Contest

The Pikes Peak Family History Fair Coloring Contest provides an opportunity for youth to discover the importance of family history. Prizes will be awarded in 3 categories: 5 years and under; 6-9 years; and 10-12 years and presented at the 2016 Family History Fair on Saturday, November 5 at Library 21c.

To enter, print the attached drawing on 8.5x11 paper. Color it using any media including crayon, marker, paint, ink, chalk, pencil, watercolor, glitter, etc.

All children in the Pikes Peak region are eligible. Submissions may be brought to the circulation desk of any PPLD location or mailed to:

Pikes Peak Family History Fair Coloring Contest
PPLD Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920-3952

The entry deadline is October 8. Entries will not be returned. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email by October 28.

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2016 Family History Fair Writing Contest

Students (grades 6-8 and grades 9-12) are invited to write a non-fiction essay, fiction short-story, or poem about their personal exploration of their family history. All entries should be typed and must include the author's name on each page. Entries should be less than 1,500 words. Entries will not be returned.

Entries should be submitted to Pikes Peak Family History Fair Writing Contest, PPLD Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920-3952 either in person or via mail by October 8. Winners will be contacted by mail and/or email by October 28.

The following information should be provided on the cover page of your entry:

  • Student's Name
  • Grade
  • School
  • Teacher
  • Parent Name(s)
  • Parent Email
  • Phone
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Is math homework getting you down? Are finals freaking you out? Do you need to brush up before the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GED? Our experienced math tutors can help you improve your grades and take the stress out of math. Tutoring for all ages and levels.

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Where: East Library
When: Thursdays, 4 - 6 p.m.
First session is Sept. 8, 2016

Where: High Prairie Library
When: Mondays, 5 - 7 p.m.

Where: Library 21c
When: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
First session is Sept. 14, 2016.

Where: Monument Library
When: Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m.
First session is Sept. 12, 2016.

Where: Sand Creek Library
When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon
Fall session starts Sept. 3, 2016.

No appointment necessary, just drop on in!

AfterMath won't take place during library or school holidays. If the school district closes because of snow or weather, AfterMath is cancelled.

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Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest - 2017

The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District invites all 6th through 12th grade public, private and home schooled students to enter the annual Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest!

Information about the contest and all contest forms are available on the contest's website: http://www.writingcontest612.info.

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