InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Programs and Events for Adults: Penrose Library

GED prep classes

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

New students need to come to GED 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://ppld.org/adult-literacy-esl-ged-learn-english
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, May 26, 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.

Afternoon Chess

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

Drop in for a game of chess!

Teen Staff Office Hours

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Teen Space

Have a question? Or maybe an idea?

Come to the Penrose Teen Space every Monday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 to meet the awesome Teen staff. We will be available to be give book recommendations, answers, or just to listen.

If you ask a question, you may even get a snack for your troubles!

Special Olympics Colorado

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Coaches meeting for Special Olympics

Speak French

When: Friday, May 27, 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.

Senior Matinee--Dr. No

When: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose AspenChildrens Rooms

Come enjoy free popcorn and a movie: Best of Bond--Dr. No starring Sean Connery.

GED prep classes

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

New students need to come to GED 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://ppld.org/adult-literacy-esl-ged-learn-english
Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Self-Defense Strategies

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Join Sterling Chase from CHS Martial Arts for this six week introductory course to self-defense. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
Registration is required. Please call (719)389-8968 to register. By registering for the first class on May 3rd, you are automatically registered for the 6-class series.

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, June 01, 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, June 01, 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, June 1, 55+ Mouse and Computer Basics 10:00am - Noon.
Thursday, June 2, 55+ Computer Basics Practice Lab 10:00am - Noon.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

GED prep classes

When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

New students need to come to GED 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://ppld.org/adult-literacy-esl-ged-learn-english
Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

55+ Beginning Computer Class Series

When: Thursday, June 02, 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, June 1, 55+ Mouse and Computer Basics 10:00am - Noon.
Thursday, June 2, 55+ Computer Basics Practice Lab 10:00am - Noon.

Tai Chi

When: Thursday, June 02, 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.

Afternoon Chess

When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

Drop in for a game of chess!

Teen Movie - Space Jam

When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Teen Space

Celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program by watching "Space Jam"! Snacks provided. Grades 6 to 12 only.

Speak French

When: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Aspen 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.

Penrose Teen Advisory Board

When: Friday, June 03, 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.

Italian Institute

When: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Private class

ULPPR & PPSCLC

When: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Urbanites Leadership : Candidate forum

Summer Star Gazing

When: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Join Penrose Library and members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society for a summer star party!
Learn all about summer constellations with a lecture presented by a member of the CSAS from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and then we'll head outside to examine the night sky.
No registration required.

Teen Game Afternoon

When: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Teen Space

Come to the Penrose Library Teen Space every Monday and play board games or video games with other teens. Snacks provided!

Grades 6 to 12 only!

GED prep classes

When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

New students need to come to GED 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://ppld.org/adult-literacy-esl-ged-learn-english
Continuing students -who were registered last course, need to contact their Instructor or the Adult Literacy office (719)531-6333 ext. 2225

Coloring for Adults

When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

Feeling a little stressed? Want to relax and create something beautiful? Come to the library for an enjoyable evening of coloring. Stop by the Bay Area of the Penrose Library and try out coloring for adults. Supplies will be provided. Reservations not required. Drop-ins welcome.


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