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Mountain of Authors

Pikes Peak Library District is excited to open author applications for the 2024 Mountain of Authors Local Author Showcase! Local authors can apply to be part of this year’s in-person or virtual author showcase. The event will be held on Sat., June 22 at Library 21c, and feature Keynote Speaker Adrian Miller. This is an exciting afternoon of networking and connecting with other authors and the public.

A limited number of applicants will be invited to be part of the in-person author showcase. In-person authors will have a table at the event for networking opportunities and book sales. Authors will be responsible for their own book sales and transactions. Authors not selected for the in-person showcase can be part of our Virtual Author Showcase, where authors will create videos promoting their books to be part of the virtual event.

Applications are due by 11 p.m. on Fri., March 22.

Learn more and apply through our 2024 Mountain of Authors Showcase Author Application.  

Homeschool Science Fair

Interested in seeing some amazing experiments from up-and-coming scientists? Visit our annual Homeschool Science Fair to browse and chat with project creators. Kids can fill out a "What I learned" and receive a prize! Come and discover something new, or be inspired for next year!

Our annual Homeschool Science Fair is open to grades K-12! Homeschool students are invited to demonstrate a science project for other families. There are no rules or guidelines for this non-competitive event, and planning is left up to individual families.

Registration required. Students will arrive by 9:15 a.m., and the event will be open to the public from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Need help planning your project? Download our Science Fair How-Tos Document!

Spring Break!

Stay busy and engaged over spring break with children's and teen's programs from PPLD!

Don't forget about our eLibrary for ebooks, movies, tv, and more over the break and get and stay ahead with eLearning resources too!

Children's Programs

  • Bricks and Minifigs 

    Join Bricks and Minifigs for a Spring Break Challenge! What amazing creation will you build next? Registration required. Ages 3 - 12 

    • Calhan Library: Mon., March 25 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    • Monument Library: Tue., March 26 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
    • Ute Pass Library: Thu., March 28 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
  • The Bark Bunch 

    Learn about safety around dogs, dog care and visit with the loveable dogs from the National Mill Dog Rescue in Colorado Springs.

    This is an informative and interactive program for children ages 2 - 12 and their caregivers. 

    • Cheyenne Mountain Library: Mon., March 25 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
    • High Prairie Library: Thu., March 28 from 3 – 3:45 p.m.
    • Ruth Holley Library: Fri., March 29 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
  • Who Ya Gonna Call?

    Come meet the Ghostbusters and see their truck up close and personal. Where? Where it all started, at the library of course! Ages 2 – 12. 

    • Old Colorado City Library: Mon., March 25 from 2 – 3 p.m.
    • Library 21c: Thu., March 28 from 10 – 10:45 a.m. and 11 – 11:45 a.m. 
  • Meet the Go Team 

    What is a therapy dog? How are they different from services dogs and pets? Come meet the dogs from The Go Team and their handlers to find out the answers to these and other questions. Ages 2 - 12 

    • Fountain Library: Tue., March 26 from 10:30 – 11 a.m.
    • Manitou Springs Library: Wed., March 27 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    • Rockrimmon Library: Fri., March 29 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 
  • Dance a Jig! 

    Join us for an Irish celebration with Turning Pointe Dance! Watch a demonstration of traditional Irish dances like the jig, reel, and hornpipe, then give it a try with a fun family Ceili! Learn the steps and immerse yourself in this unique culture with an experience that’s fun for the whole family. Ages 3 – 12. 

    • Library 21c: Fri., March 29 at 10:30 a.m.
    • East Library: Sat., March 30 at 11 a.m. and 1p.m. 

We know there are all kinds of kids with all kinds of needs, so if your child might benefit from some sensory accommodations like fidget items or noise-reducing headphones while in the Library or at a program, ask at the Children’s Desk for our Sensory Accommodations Kit.