InformationEast Library will be closed Wednesday, April 22 - Sunday, April 26 for renovations. Available holds can be picked up at Library 21c during that time.

What's New!

East Library is closed from Wednesday April 22 through Sunday, April 26 for renovations. Curious as to how it's going? Take a look at these videos!

Great work, guys!

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Tea cups

Learn about three different kinds of tea and what makes each unique. Find out which tea works for you and enjoy sipping tea together!

Registration is required for the free program. To register, click here.

  • When: Fri., May 8 at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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Winner 2015: The Gazette's Best of the Springs

Pikes Peak Library District was honored in two categories by The Gazette's Best of the Springs!

Expert Pick for Hands-Down Great Place for Kids
"On any given day of the week, parents can find a free educational event for their kids to attend at one of the many libraries of the Pikes Peak Library District. From newborns to teens, the district makes an effort to reach out to all kids and give them age-appropriate programming and resources to help them learn more. Programming is especially good in the summer months when the libraries bring music, crafts, animals, and movies for kids and parents to enjoy together."

Voter's Choice for Teen Hangout
"Teens can enjoy myriad activities, get help with reading, writing and math homework as well as learn how to use library resources for research and enjoyment. The district has organized a wide range of unique programs including workshops in electronics, gaming, tutoring and knitting."


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Anime Girl

Join us for PPLD's Anime Prom! This event is for ages 12-18! Cosplay, contests, and more will take place in the Venue @ 21c!

Registration required. Click here to register.

For more information email or call (719) 884-9800, x6336.

  • When: Fri., May 8 from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Where: Venue @ 21c, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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Play with toys and speak with library staff and community resource professionals on a different topic each week, including child development, nutrition, music and movement, speech and language, and early literacy. For parents and their children ages 1 - 3. These workshops are part of PPLD's Family Place initiative.

Registration is required for this five-week series. Please plan on attending all five weeks. Click here to register. Call (719) 884-9800, x6310 for more information.

  • When: Tue., May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 400 sites in 27 states and continues to grow.

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Young Girl Dancing

Join Barbara Mills from Colorado Springs Music Lingua at Library 21c (1175 Chapel Hills Dr.) for a unique program that teaches French to children, ages 8 and under, using a fun mix of music, movement, art, drama, and storytelling. Register for the free French class by clicking on the appropriate link below or at the Library 21c Children's Information Desk by calling (719) 884-9800, x6310.

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Russia today is made up of many varied cultures and geography. Join us for a discussion and slide presentation of this way of life and country. Discover the similarities and differences between American and Russian cultures, and share in their live music and food.

Presenters include Rob Danin, a Manitou Springs resident who recently returned from living in the Russian Far East for two years, and Russian foreign exchange students: Bella Manoylova and Milly Yusupova.

  • When: Sat., May 2 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs (Free parking behind the church.)

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Randall and Liz Price (holding check in photo at right) of Rocky Mountain Restaurant Group presented a check for $3,146 to the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation’s 21st Century Library Capital Campaign at the Check It Out happy hour event at East Library on Friday, April 17. One dollar from every daily special sold at Salsa Brava, Over Easy, and Sonterra in January and February went toward the donation. Laura Muir Mellini and Craig Anderson, Co-Chairs of the Capital Campaign Committee, accepted the check on behalf of the Campaign.

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The Invention of Wings

Join us for a student showcase of fine arts talent inspired by the Story Quilt Contest. Portrayals of anti-slavery heroes from the time of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings will stitch together student performances into historical context. The Invention of Wings was an All Pikes Peak Reads 2014 selection.

  • When: Thu., April 30 from 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Where: Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus Theater, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

For more information contact, (719) 502-3397; or, (719) 502-3510.

Sponsored by: Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Libraries; PPCC Writing Centers; PPCC Literature, History, Communication, Music, and Dance departments; PPCC Downtown Studio Art Gallery; Pikes Peak Library District

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2015 Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest Winners Announced!

Pikes Peak Library District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest for Children:


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