InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed on Mon., Feb. 15 for President's Day.

Programs and Events for Adults: Penrose Library

Nonprofit Workshop - Hiring Beyond the Job Description

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

This workshop introduces organizational leaders to helpful tips, tools, and techniques for hiring. Devices like smartphones and tablets have changed how jobs are viewed and a strong consistent message is key to success. We will discuss how to make social media your best friend and why traditional job descriptions usually limit the number of qualified people interested in a job. Join us and discover that changing how you hire can change who you hire. Speaker: Tyler Platt, Senior Manager Bluebox Professionals

El Paso County Health and Human Services Outreach

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade

Representatives from El Paso Health and Human Services will be available to assist patrons at the Penrose Library.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Laptop/Projector

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Nonprofit Workshop - Grantseeking

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Learn how to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District. Successfully search the Foundation Directory Online, the Colorado Grants Guide, and other online databases.

GED prep classes

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

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

ORIENTATION DAY FOR GED PREP CLASSES (Cont.-2nd day)

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Aspen Room

Orientation cont. from Nov 9; at 9:00am OR 6:00pm
* Please be there on time, and bring pen, pencil, a notebook and your glasses-because we will give you a test.
* Will provide schedules and available locations for each class during orientation -we offer morning and evening classes
* Please don’t bring children, there is no childcare available.

Tai Chi

When: Thursday, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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!

ORIENTATION DAY FOR GED PREP CLASSES (Cont.-2nd day)

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Orientation cont. from Nov 9; at 9:00am OR 6:00pm
* Please be there on time, and bring pen, pencil, a notebook and your glasses-because we will give you a test.
* Will provide schedules and available locations for each class during orientation -we offer morning and evening classes
* Please don’t bring children, there is no childcare available.

Great Books Club meeting

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Aspen Room

The Great Books Club will hold their monthly book discussion. This month's readings are "Arguments and Persuasion" by Donald Hall and "The Professor's Houses" by Ursula K. Le Guin. Both readings can be found in the Short Story Omnibus. See http://www.ppld.org/find-good-book/ppld-book-clubs for the schedule of other readings.

Speak French

When: Friday, February 12, 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.

Coffee and Chocolate

When: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

Come by Penrose Library this afternoon for a cup of coffee and a sweet treat to go along with it.

Sit 'N Stitch

When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

Enjoy a demonstration of embroidery skills hosted by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Embroiders' Guild.

OnebodyEnt

When: Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

rehearsal

GED prep classes

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

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

Pikes Peak for Bernie

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Aspen Room

Learn about Bernie Sanders campaign -- where he stands on the issues and how you can get involved

Word II Class

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 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.

Nonfiction Writers Discussion Group

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Aspen Room

Group to discuss and critique their own non-fiction writing. Other non-fiction writers are welcome to attend.

GED prep classes

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Commons (Literacy only)

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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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!

Coloring for Adults

When: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 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 morning of coloring. Stop by the Bay Area of the Penrose Library and try out coloring for adults. Supplies will be provided.


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