InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed on Mon., July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.
Old Colorado City Library will be closed Sat., July 2 - Wed., July 6 while their floors are refinished.

Programs and Events for Adults: Penrose Library

Healthy on a Budget

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

This class is designed to empower participants to take charge of their own health by becoming an informed and responsible partner in their healthcare. In addition, the class will explore ways to get fit and healthy on a budget by focusing on preventative measures that will reduce your need for medical services. Join us for this practical presentation and learn tips to becoming a wise health care consumer, and ways to manage your health for less.
Registration recommended. Please call (719)389-8968 to register.

Eric Verlo

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

To discuss world peace

Genealogy Level III Workshop

When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Aspen Room

Genealogy Level III Workshop: Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Level I Genealogy or instructor permission

Summer Reading 7-Up Program - Mondrian Paper Art for Kids

When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose AspenChildrens Rooms

Come create Mondrian Paper Art! At this event, for children 7 and older only, kids will create Mondrian inspired art using scissors and tape.

Afternoon Gaming - Grades 6-12

When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Teen Space

Join us every Monday from June 1-July 31 for a different video or board game. Use this time to practice for our first ever Gaming Tournament at the end of July (Thur., July 28 from 3-5 p.m.). Snacks will be provided!

Program for grades 6-12.

Women, Homelessness, and Safety

When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Public forum

Elect Electra Campaign

When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

talk and phone bank

Library Explorers

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Please contact Heidi at 531-6333 x 2314 for more information.

Urban Peak Off the Street Planning Committee

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Meet to discuss timeline for fundraising event.

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Entrepreneurship is more than an academic discipline and reaches far beyond the concept of traditional business creation and small business management. Entrepreneurship is a mindset; a framework for thinking and acting that can empower anyone to succeed. It is a mindset that can empower ordinary people to accomplish the extraordinary.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. The program draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought and process derived from the companion text, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. Each lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of real-world “unlikely” entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges by embracing the core concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset. The program also provides for experiential learning through the process of identifying problems, finding solutions, and making connections beyond the classroom.

To register, visit here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/day-series-ice-house-entrepreneurship-program-tickets-21114153000. $250 material fee required. Need based scholarships available upon request (email info@elimindset.com). To learn more about the overall effort, visit www.IceHouseCOS.com.

Tai Chi

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Learn the fundamentals of Tai Chi in this free, hour long class. Students will learn the basics of posture, strength, relaxation, movement and breathing. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

High School Musical Marathon - Grades 6-12

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Aspen Room

Get your head in the game and join us for a HSM Marathon! Snacks provided. Grades 6 to 12 only.

Afternoon Chess

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

Drop in for a game of chess!

Speak French

When: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

An advanced conversation group: Patrons can contact Donna Becker @598-4038, Randy Horton @ 632-2006, or Nancy Augustus @ 578-8769 for information and questions.

Summer Movie Series--Independence Day

When: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose AspenChildrens Rooms

Kick off the holiday weekend right with Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and all their alien friends in Independence Day.

Rated PG-13.

Penrose Teen Advisory Board

When: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Teen Space

Need volunteer hours for school? Want your voice to be heard? Join our Teen Advisory Board at Penrose Library and help us plan the events that happen at your library!

Must fill out a Teen Volunteer Application to get volunteer hours. Ages 12-18 only.

Adult Education: GED / HiSET / TASC classes

When: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

New students need to come to GED/HiSET/TASC Orientations to register and take a level test. Students won't be allowed to come to class without registration paperwork. For future Orientation dates please check regularly: http://new.ppld.org/adult-education. Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Colorado springs stamp Club

When: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Members meet to discuss and trade stamps.

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Entrepreneurship is more than an academic discipline and reaches far beyond the concept of traditional business creation and small business management. Entrepreneurship is a mindset; a framework for thinking and acting that can empower anyone to succeed. It is a mindset that can empower ordinary people to accomplish the extraordinary.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. The program draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought and process derived from the companion text, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. Each lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of real-world “unlikely” entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges by embracing the core concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset. The program also provides for experiential learning through the process of identifying problems, finding solutions, and making connections beyond the classroom.

To register, visit here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/day-series-ice-house-entrepreneurship-program-tickets-21114153000. $250 material fee required. Need based scholarships available upon request (email info@elimindset.com). To learn more about the overall effort, visit www.IceHouseCOS.com.

55+ Beginning Computer Class Series

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Meeting for 2 class sessions, students will learn to hold, move, and click a computer mouse. They will become familiar with the different cursor icons, the parts of a computer, practice simple navigation in a windows environment, and learn how to enter information using the keyboard. This is a class for people who have never used a computer. Patron will be signing up for both classes.
Wednesday, July 6, 55+ Mouse and Computer Basics 10:00am - Noon.
Thursday, July 7, 55+ Computer Basics Practice Lab 10:00am - Noon.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Outreach

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

Representatives will be available to answer questions.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Pikes Peak Paralegals

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Study for certification exam

Adult Education: GED / HiSET / TASC classes

When: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

New students need to come to GED/HiSET/TASC Orientations to register and take a level test. Students won't be allowed to come to class without registration paperwork. For future Orientation dates please check regularly: http://new.ppld.org/adult-education. Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Tai Chi

When: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Learn the fundamentals of Tai Chi in this free, hour long class. Students will learn the basics of posture, strength, relaxation, movement and breathing. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.


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