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The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is an educational, non-profit living history farm and museum that depicts life in the Pikes Peak region in four time periods: American Indian area in 1775; 1860’s Galloway Homestead; 1880’s Chambers Home and Ranch; 1907 Edwardian Country Estate.

Follow this link to the Special Events Calendar. https://rockledgeranch.com/2018-events-at-rock-ledge-ranch-historic-site/

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Painting with cups

Supplies:

  • Paint
  • Assorted cups and/or jars
  • Paper plates or pie pans
  • Paper

Steps:

  1. Put paint on plates or pans.
  2. Dip the top of a cup into the paint.
  3. Press the top of the cup on to the paper to make a circle.
  4. Experiment! You can use different-sized cups to make a variety of circles, or dip the bottom of the cup into the paint to make a solid circle instead.
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Resume

Are you sending out multiple resumes and not getting the results you want? Is your resume an accurate portrayal of your true knowledge, skills and abilities? Are you using a generalized resume instead of a targeted resume? Are you using the correct resume format for your specific job search situation? With so many people searching for a job what is the best method to use to find employment?

Join Don Ostrander at the Resumes That Work class to find out the answers to these questions as well as learning how to create a resume that will put more emphasis on what you have to offer a potential employer and tips that will help your resume stand out from those of your competition.

Registration is required.

  • When: Wed., May 30 from 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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Active Shooter

Learn how to protect yourself in an active shooter situation. Presented by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Registration is required.

  • When: Thu., May 24 from 3 - 4 p.m
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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Profit from the Tech Tools the Investment Pros Use

Learn how to use many of the same websites and tools that investing pros do. In this hands-on, interactive class you'll discover tips, tricks, and tools utilized by professional money manager Ron Phillips. All tools are free. You just have to know where to look. All class participants also get free reports, books, and other materials for attending.

Registration is required.

  • When: Tue., May 22 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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Squash Bugs

Oh no what’s eating my tomatoes! Why are the leaves brown? When do I harvest the carrots? Learn environmentally friendly ways to control garden pests, how to use organic fertilizers, and when to harvest all the yummy vegetables. Presented by Valerie Brodar, urban farmer.

Registration is required.

  • When: Tue., May 22 from 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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When: 8-days in June (June 20 -22, 25-29, 2018)
Who: Young people ages 15-18
Cost: FREE ($50 appreciated to help with snacks, beverages, and lunch for the 8 days)
Where: Meadow Lake Airport – 13550 Piper Lane, Peyton, CO (Map)

The Aviation Education Foundation of Colorado, Inc. (AEFCO) is dedicated to introducing high school students to careers in professional aviation after college. During this FREE 8-day "camp", students meet pilots from the airlines, military, and corporate, as well as aerospace engineers and representatives from local schools with aviation programs. They are introduced to aviation concepts, weather, and flight planning, to name a few of the topics. Always ranked as the best, though, is that they fly!

For more information and to sign up, please visit Aviation Summer Flight Experience.

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National Cybersecurity Center 2018 AFA CyberCamp

What will students do at the NCC’s AFA CyberCamp?

The AFA CyberCamp program is designed to excite students about cybersecurity and STEM pathways. The camp will teach important cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction, and involve them in cyber-related activities that start to build a foundational skillset in technology. Through the camp, students will learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well how to harden entire networks running Windows 7 and Ubuntu operating systems.

The NCC’s AFA CyberCamp will culminate in an exciting final team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals and mimics AFA’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

Who can attend?

7th to 12th graders brand new to cybersecurity

When will the camp run?

July 23 - July 27, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily

Where will the camp be held?

National Cybersecurity Center
3650 N. Nevada
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 255-5223, Attention Dr. Mary Elizabeth Graft

What should students bring?

Notebook, pen/pencil, lunch/snack each day, water bottle. Computers provided.

Camp fee / How to sign up:

$295 per student (non member); 250 member) / Visit https://cyber-center.org/
A limited number of scholarships are available.

For more information on the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program, visit:
https://www.uscyberpatriot.org

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This opportunity provides two high schools juniors or seniors, or incoming college freshmen, from diverse populations with summer-long paid internships at Pikes Peak Library District. The interns will work at one of the 14 Pikes Peak Library District locations up to 20 hours a week developing a project with the help of a mentor. The interns will have the opportunity to engage with multiple facets of library life, from administrations to programming to user services. Interns will have opportunities to connect with one another, and learn from mentors across the country.

Minimum qualifications to apply:

  • Not have any disciplinary offenses incurred in the last year
  • Be an incoming high school junior or senior, or college freshman for the Fall 2018 term
  • Have parent/guardian approval to participate upon selection. (Required if under age 18.)
  • Please attach a letter of recommendation from a teacher or other adult (not family) who can speak to your leadership skills, ability to develop and pursue a goal, or your community involvement.
  • 2.5 GPA or higher, please provide transcript or report card.
  • Commitment to attend two funded trips: Kick-off in Washington D.C. (June 14 - 16) and Wrap-up in Chicago (Sept. or Oct.) NOTE: Student must have valid ID for travel.
  • Commitment to work paid local project hours for 10 weeks at up to 20 hours/week at assigned location (either Sand Creek or Penrose Library, respectively) at a rate of $10.20 per hour.

Important Dates:

  • Application materials due to Angela Ibrahim at aibrahim@ppld.org on or before 5 p.m. on May 14, 2018. (See application link below.)
  • Intern will be selected prior to June 2 and will begin meeting with his/her mentor the week of June 5 to begin project development and to organize work schedule.
  • Kick-off Event in Washington, D.C.: June 2018
  • Wrap-up Event in Chicago: TBD (September/October)
  • This program is funded by the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation and offered in conjunction with the Public Library Association with the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences grant.

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    ppld.org/iii

    Interested in working in a library someday? Want a chance to explore the field during your summer? Apply for the Inclusive Internship Opportunity at PPLD this summer!

    This opportunity provides two high schools juniors or seniors, or incoming college freshmen, from diverse populations with summer-long paid internships at Pikes Peak Library District. The interns will work at one of the 14 Pikes Peak Library District locations up to 20 hours a week developing a project with the help of a mentor. The interns will have the opportunity to engage with multiple facets of library life, from administrations to programming to user services. Interns will have opportunities to connect with one another, and learn from mentors across the country.

    More information at https://ppld.org/iii. Don't delay--applications are due on May 14th!

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    Q-BA-Maze Marble

    Build and design your own marble maze with this fun and engaging kit! Inspire your child's creative play as they experiment with stability, motion, art, and physics! This kit is available at our Educational Resource Center.

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    Q-bitz Jr.

    Introduce your child to pattern matching, spatial reasoning, and problem-solving. Q-bitz Jr. builds visual intelligence, STEM skills and is so much fun! Ages 3 and up. This kit is available at our Educational Resource Center.

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    “Zipping on wheels…Off you go! Flying fast and spinning slow.
    Riding a bike on a sunny day…your worries and cares just fade away!”
    May is “National Bike Month”!!! After taking a spin around the neighborhood on your bike, choose one of these picture books to relax with! See link below for reading list.

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    Teen Writing

    The Challenge
    Write an original fiction story of up to 2,500 words that begins with the sentence “The letter could not have come at a worse time.” This year’s first sentence was chosen by New York Times best-selling author, Sandhya Menon. What happens after that is up to you!

    Guidelines

    • The entry must begin with the line “The letter could not have come at a worse time.”
    • Must be ages 12 to 18.
    • Must be an El Paso County resident
    • Word count must not exceed 2,500 words. Word count will be established by using Microsoft Word 2010. Points will be automatically deducted from the total score of the piece if the word count exceeds 2,500 words.
    • Pieces must include title page with title and author’s name. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else on the document.
    • Pieces must be double-spaced and in 12 point Times New Roman or Calibri font with the title and page number in the upper right-hand corner.
    • Only one entry per person.
    • Failure to follow the guidelines will result in disqualification.
    • You must fill out the online entry form and submit your piece here by Mon., June 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm. The file format should be compatible with Microsoft Word 2010. If you need to convert a file, please visit a library location.

    FAQs

    • When will I know if I have won? We will notify participants by mid-July if they have won an award. All participants and their friends and family are invited to the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at the East Library, regardless of if they won an award.
    • Are you publishing the anthology again? Yes! We will be publishing the top five in both middle school and high school (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and two honorable mentions).
    • Will I get feedback for my work? Yes! You will receive a copy of your story with comments via email after the awards ceremony.
    • Do I have to turn in my story online? Yes. To better facilitate the process, we are requiring all stories be turned in digitally. You can stop by any PPLD location to use one of our computers for this purpose.
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    Self Defense

    This six-week self defense class is for ALL adults, regardless of fitness level. This is a hands-on, non-cardio "what-you-are-capable-of" class, with individualized attention. You will get the most out of this class by attending all 6 sessions. Wear comfortable clothing.

    • When: Thu., May 3, 10, 17, and 24; June 14 and 21 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Where: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
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    MAKE @ East

    Here is just some of the many programs being held in MAKE @ East in May. For a complete list of programs, click here.

    Knit One & Crochet Too
    Wed., May 2 and 16 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
    Bring a project to work on, and socialize with fellow knitters and crocheters! No registration is required.

    Maker in Residence: Resin Casting with Silicon Molds
    Thu., May 17 from 6 - 8 p.m.
    So now you have a silicon mold, what can you do with it? We will show you how to use resin in a silicon mold. Provide techniques to decorate your casting, dye it, or just make a simple white casting. If you attended the mold making class you can bring your mold to this one and actually use it. We will be providing a variety of molds to use during the class, you are welcome to use the one you made in addition. Ages 12+. Ages 12 - 14 must be assisted by a parent or guardian. Registration is required.

    Scrap Exchange
    Sat., May 19 from 1 - 4 p.m.
    In collaboration with Who Gives a SCRAP Creative Reuse Center, we are hosting an arts, craft and hobby material exchange! Bring in your new, clean/gently used and unwanted craft materials and exchange them for "tickets" to "purchase/exchange" new-to-you craft supplies! (Please only bring in crafting supplies and not items that are considered trash, in bad condition or items that can be recycled.) We will also have a fun up-cycling craft going on, so you can take your time and check for new inventory! No registration is required.

    MAKE @ East Open Hours
    Mondays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Tuesdays: 1 - 8:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
    Fridays: 1 - 5 p.m.
    Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    During Open Hours, MAKE @ East is available to work on your own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis. Ages 9 and up. Ages 9 - 11 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

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    https://audiobooksync.com/

    SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Running through July 25, 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

    Audiobooks available May 17-May 23:
    "Being Jazz" by Jazz Jennings
    "Saving Montgomery Sole" by Mariko Tamaki

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    Catamount Institute camps are designed
    with your children in mind.

    What can we offer that is so much fun, our
    campers don’t even realize they’re
    learning?

    Our camps emphasize
    adventure and fun, while meeting
    Colorado Department of Education
    Standards behind the scenes.

    Examples include mixing white water rafting with
    water quality lessons and wiggling worms
    with a lesson on soil conservation and
    limited resources.

    Catamount Institute
    camps are full of experiences your child or
    grandchild will remember for a lifetime.

    For more information, visit www.catamountinstitute.org.

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    Charles and Tauni Orndorff

    PPLD's newest Makers in Residence are Charles and Tauni Orndorff. The Colorado Springs natives have been making costumes and props for over 15 years. Their skills include sewing, fabrication, 3D design, and much more. They are currently instructors at the Pikes Peak Makerspace where they teach resin casting, silicon molding, and vac-forming.

    They will be teaching classes throughout Pikes Peak Library District, as well as hosting open studio hours at Library 21c.

    Resin Casting with Silicon Molds
    So now you have a silicon mold, what can you do with it? We will show you how to use resin in a silicon mold. Provide techniques to decorate your casting, dye it, or just make a simple white casting. If you attended the mold making class you can bring your mold to this one and actually use it. We will be providing a variety of molds to use during the class, you are welcome to use the one you made in addition. For more advanced questions be sure to join us for our studio times at the Library 21c.

    Studio Times at Library 21c
    Thu., May 3 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Sat., May 19 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Wed., May 30 from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Sat., June 16 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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    Common Investment Types
    Wed., June 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
    Registration is required.
    Do you want to better understand how to make the most of your money in the complex financial markets? Investing does not have to be complicated. Come gain a better understanding of some core financial investments from library staff members Melanie Wehrle and Jaylene Walls. You will learn how these investments work as well as their advantages and disadvantage so you can determine which ones are right for you.

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    The Annual Homeschool Art Show at the East Library Children's Department will be on display for the month of April! Come check it out!

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    Women in Science and Space Game

    In this fun, original, and educational game, kids will learn about 52 remarkable, but often unknown, women who have advanced science and space travel. The game offers inspiring role models for kids, plus a whole lot of fun! This game is available at our Educational Resource Center.

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    Business Resource Fair

    PPLD invites you to attend in our 3rd Annual Business Resource Fair on Wed., May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Library 21c.

    The goal of the Business Resource Fair is to make entrepreneurs and businesses in the Colorado Springs area aware of the many resources available to help grow their businesses. This event is sponsored by The Colorado Springs Business Journal.

    Attendance is FREE!

    Click here for a complete presentation schedule.

    Vendors include:
    Colorado State Purchasing and Contracts Office
    Preferred Lending Partners
    ABC Bank
    Colorado Lending Source
    Colorado Enterprise Fund Industry
    El Paso County Economic Development —
    Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone
    Colorado Springs — City Sales and Use Tax
    Pikes Peak Regional Building Department
    Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
    SCORE — Colorado Springs
    BBB Southern Colorado — Better Business Bureau
    Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
    Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
    Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council
    Pikes Peak Workforce Center
    Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
    Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce
    Peak Startup
    SecureSet
    LeaderQuest
    Pikes Peak Community College

    Interested in participating? Contact Terry Zarsky at tzarsky@ppld.org.

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    Women Who Dare Cards

    Learn about 48 inspiring women who have changed the course of history with this great collection of knowledge cards! These women made deep and lasting contributions in the fields of aerospace, performing arts, literature, sports, peace, and more. Discover your new favorite historical heroine! These cards are available at our Educational Resource Center.

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    April is National Humor Month!
    “Knock, Knock! Who’s there? Boo. Boo who? Why are you crying?”
    It is said that “Laughter is the best Medicine”. Sometimes there is no better way to connect kids with books, than to find one that tickles the funny bone! Here is a list of humorous picture books. Click on link below!

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