Join us for this year's Winter Adult Reading Program: Tails & Tales!
From Mon., Feb. 1 - Wed., March 31, 2021 log 30 days of activities to earn prizes! Activities include attending any of PPLD's virtual programs, anything listed under the activities section below, and reading for 30 minutes or more a day.
Join us on Facebook Live to get an early look at all the programs and activities happening for the 2021 Winter Adult Reading Program! You will also be able to register early for the program and receive one extra entry into the grand prize drawing.
Log 15 activities or 15 days of reading for 30 minutes or more a day to earn a reusable utensil set and a chocolate bar from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Log 15 additional activities or days of reading, for a total of 30 activities, and earn the annual reading program mug.
You can complete the program through a combination of activities and reading, but must have 15 days of reading 30 minutes or more a day to earn the mug and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.
Grand Prize Drawing: Three Grand Prize Winners will receive an HP Chromebook Laptop, with wireless mouse and carrying case.
You can earn extra entries into the Grand Prize Drawing! For every additional 5 days of reading you will receive one additional entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a total of up to 5 additional entries. PPLD employees are not eligible for grand prize.
Need some suggestions for activities? We’re here to help:
- Take and Makes
- Write a book review.
Have you read a really great, or really bad, book lately? Let everyone know about it by writing a book review and posting it to our website!
- Read a new genre
- Read a new author
- Read a book about a place you want to visit
- Read a book about someone different than you
- Watch the movie version of a book you read
- Whale of a Tail Bookmarks (details TBD)
- Birding 101
Pick up some tips about birding and try your hand at it on your next walk or hike at one of Colorado's numerous parks!
- Join the Peak Readers Group
- The Crofter’s Hearth I
On PPLDTV Youtube Mon., Feb 1 through Sun., Feb. 28
Tales and music from the highlands of Scotland, the rolling hills of Ireland, and the popping fireside of Willson & McKee. Crofts are small plots (14-30 acres) where tenant farmers, ‘crofters’ and their families are able to live and be self-sufficient, but not necessarily landowners. Handed down within families, imagine the sharing of music, song, stories and dance, to pass the long winter nights! Come close to the hearth and let your imagination dance with the shadows…
- The Crofter’s Hearth II
On PPLDTV Youtube Mon., March 1 through Wed., March 31
Gather round the fire for more stories and music. Old tales, even older tunes, and a conjuring of long ago with Willson & McKee. Crofts are small plots (14-30 acres) where tenant farmers, ‘crofters’ and their families are able to live and be self-sufficient, but not necessarily landowners. Handed down within families, imagine the sharing of music, song, stories and dance, to pass the long winter nights! Come close to the hearth and let your imagination dance with the shadows….
- Geology of Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Sun., Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Join Park Ranger and paleo-nerd Wesley Hermann for a virtual trek through the geology and ancient history of Red Rock Canyon! Participants will be led through a virtual hike, focusing on real-life sites which can be visited at Red Rock Canyon Open Space! Each “stop” along the way will highlight a different geologic time, which tell the story of the last 300 million years of the Pikes Peak Region. On our journey, we will learn about ancient landscapes, plant and animal life, and how they changed over time!
Sat.., March 6 at 1 p.m.
Join PPLD and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for a virtual ZOOMobile! Meet five different animal ambassador and have a live conversation with a keeper! This virtual program will feature appearances by a mammal, amphibian, bird, lizard, and a turtle or tortoise. This is offered as a part of the Winter Adult Reading Program Tails and Tales.
- Black History Month with The Reminders
On PPLDTV Youtube Mon., Feb 1 through Sun., Feb. 28
Join local music group The Reminders for a musical performance for Black History Month.
- Author Visit: Sunny Weber
- Colorado Women in World War II
Thu., March 18 at 6 p.m.
Colorado author and women's history presenter Gail Beaton will host a program based on her new book, "Colorado Women in World War II."
- Boats Against The Current: The Honeymoon of Scott and Zelda and The Origins of The Great Gatsby
Tue., March 30 at 5 p.m.
An Author Talk with author Richard “Deej” Webb who will discuss his book Boats Against the Current. Deej will chat about his book and do a multimedia presentation then take questions from viewers. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald honeymooned for five months in the summer of 1920 in a modest gray house in Westport, Connecticut. It was an experience that had a more profound impact on both of their collective works than any other place they lived. It was, for Scott and Zelda, their honeymoon. Having just gotten married and after being kicked out of some of New York city's finest hotels, they were, for the first time, in their very own place, albeit for only five months. It was a time that Scott Fitzgerald called "the happiest year since I was eighteen." He had, after all, just achieved success with his first novel, This Side of Paradise, and was suddenly awash with money. The Fitzgeralds lived a wild life of drinking, driving and endless partying while living in suburban Connecticut. As it happens, living near the beach, they were neighbors to a larger-than-life reclusive multi-millionaire, F.E. Lewis.
About the utensil set
- Wheat Straw Polypropylene is Sustainable and Renewable.
- Gluten Allergen Friendly. Not Extractable.
- FDA Compliant
- Microwave Safe
- Comprised of 20-30% Reclaimed Wheat Stock = Less Plastic and Petroleum Used