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Library programs for adults in November

10/27/2010

All programs are free and open to the public. For a complete list of events visit ppld.org.

Stitch in the Ditch Quilters
This group enjoys quilting and other handcrafts. If you enjoy good conversation, information and fun, please join us. Welcome for all skill levels.
Monday, Nov. 1 and 15 from 6 - 8 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.
Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Rockrimmon Mostly Fiction Book Club
Join this free book discussion that meets the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 pm. Registration is not necessary.
Peony in Love by Lisa See
Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Doin’ the Business with Publisher
Advanced class in using Publisher 2007 to create business-related materials such as cards, brochures, and other advertising pieces. Must have basic Publisher skills. Please bring a jump drive if you wish to save your creations!
Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.
Thursday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Fiction Book Group
This group is open to all and meets on the first Thursday of each month. No registration required. This month’s selection is The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
Thursday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Genealogy on the Internet
This recurring genealogy class explores various websites that may aid you in your family or local history research. Topics to include the census, military and land records, maps, message boards, etc.
Thursday, Nov. 4 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Palmer Lake Book Group
New members are welcome and no registration is required at this monthly book club. This month’s selection is Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie. Call 481-2587 for more information.
Friday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. – Palmer Lake Library, 66 Lower Glenway St.

Do You Have Holiday Plans?
Join Cari Pemberton for this holiday planning program and all your plans will be good plans. Plus, do a make-and-take holiday craft.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Mother-Daughter Creations
Paper Cookie Garlands
Decorate for the holidays with adorable paper cookie garlands. Ages 5 and up. Programs are free; supplies are provided through the generosity of the Rockrimmon Friends of the Library. Register daughter’s name only at ppld.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Talk Spanish
Free; no registration required. For more information, call 531-6333, x1030.
Level 1: Learn the basics of pronunciation, sentence structure, and shortcuts to verb conjugation.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. and 7 - 8:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
Level 2: Continue to develop Spanish vocabulary and verb conjugation.
Monday, Nov. 1, 8 and 15 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
Wednesday, Nov. 3 and 10 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
Level 3: Practice Spanish conversation and review grammar and language use with fellow Spanish learners.
Thursday, Nov. 4 and 11 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Minding Your Business
In this class you will learn about library resources that help you find a job, start a business or grow a business. Covers print and online sources.
Thursday, Nov. 4 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library 20 N. Cascade Ave.

The Ruth Holley Craft Group
Meet new friends, chat and craft. You bring your crochet, knitting, or other crafts and we supply the refreshments.
We meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.
Monday, Nov. 8 and 22 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

Write English
Facilitators teach English grammar, the structure of the English language and its peculiarities. Individuals in the study group learn to write essays, reports, letters, resumes, cover letters, and how to complete various forms. For information, call 531-6333, x2223.
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6 and 7 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Read English
This program is designed for native English speakers and English language learners. The purpose of this study group is to help learners improve their reading and comprehension skills. Participants are matched with others who are at a similar skill level.
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 1 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Job Help Lab
This lab is both an introduction to library resources for job seekers and computer lab time with assistance. Some possible topics include resume and cover letter writing, career and industry research, job searches, etc. Please contact the instructor prior to class with your specific needs.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. – Penrose Library 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Briargate Book Club
Come discuss Postcards From a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Speak German
A conversation group for non-native speakers who wish to practice German. Some German language skills are recommended. For information, call 531-6333, x1315.
Thursday, Nov. 11 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Adult Computer Classes
Need instruction or to brush up on basic 2007 Microsoft Office skills? These evening sessions are offered to those looking for work or just needing to improve their ability. We work on laptops, but a mouse is provided. Register at ppld.org or call the library at 719-634-1698. If class is full, walk-ins are welcome to observe or bring their own laptop.
All classes begin at 7 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Excel I: November 11
PowerPoint: November 18

Yarnettes
Bring your crochet or knitting needles and some yarn and have fun with fellow crafters.
Friday, Nov. 12 and 26 at 10 a.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Monumental Readers
New members are welcome and no registration is required at this monthly book club. This month’s selection is Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani.
Friday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Craft Happy
Beary Cheery Gift Bags: Wrap up your holidays with these cheerful teddy bear bags. Programs are free, but space is limited. Please pre-register online at ppld.org or by calling 593-8000. Ages 18 and up.
Friday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Stitch in Time
You are invited to join us! Here is an ideal opportunity to get together with old friends or meet new folks that share your passion for needlecrafts! Bring your own needle craft creation to work on. You are welcome to also bring a snack to share.
Sunday, Nov. 14 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Make a Holiday Greeting Card!
Seniors, send your personalized holiday message to family and friends by making your own greeting card. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 12 people.
Monday, Nov. 15 from 10:30 a.m. – noon – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

A Writing Life
Bring your favorite writing tools and your imagination to this writing program for adults. Both novice and experienced writers are welcome.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Group
November’s book is Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon. Call 531-6333, x2082 for more information.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 6:45 - 8:45 p.m. – Penrose Library 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Federal Census Fundamentals on HeritageQuest
Become a more effective searcher of the U. S. Federal Census.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 10:30 a.m. - noon – Penrose Library 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Speak English!
Join this informal conversation circle for adults who want to improve their skills and increase their comfort levels when speaking English. No registration is required.
Mondays at 7 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Mystery Book Group
Join us to talk about mystery authors and books in an open discussion format. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and does not require registration. Please read and then share your favorite Agatha Christie Mystery.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

World Traveler Book Club
If you’re interested in other cultures and countries, this book club is for you. We will be exploring a multitude of places through the written word. We read mostly fiction books, but occasionally, we read a nonfiction story, as well. Call 531-6333, x1307 for details.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists
This genealogy group meets the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes visitors. Check out their website for more information: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coppcg.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Sand Creek Branch Book Club
The Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the Sand Creek Library meeting room. Coffee and donuts are served. Please call 597-7070 for upcoming book selections. New members are always welcome.
Thursday, Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Passport Adventures Club: England
Do you have wanderlust? Do you love meeting other like-minded folk who travel the way that you do? This month's theme will be England, so come to our meeting and mingle with other Anglophiles!
Friday, Nov. 19 from 2 - 3 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

East Chess Club
Join others and play chess. Learn new moves and meet new people. For all ages. All skill levels welcome. No registration necessary. Questions? Call 531-6333, x1319
Friday, Nov. 19 from 4 - 5 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Genealogy Level III
Genealogy Level III covers the use of military records, court & land records, etc. Pre-requisite: Genealogy Level I Workshop or permission of instructor. Call 531-6333 x2250 with questions.
Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Tri-Lakes Knitters and Crafters
Everyone is invited to bring their own project and work on it while enjoying company and conversation.
First, third, and fifth Fridays from 3:30 - 6 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

TALK English!
Join this informal conversation circle for adults who want to improve their skills and increase their comfort levels when speaking English. No registration is required.
Mondays at 7 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Socrates Café
This adult group discusses philosophy, religions, spirituality, and the common threads among humanity. Call 488-2370 for more information.
Tuesdays at 1 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Life Circles
Meeting the first and third Mondays of the month, this supportive writing group provides discipline, inspiration, and structure during the process of writing one’s memories or history.
First and third Mondays at 10:30 a.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

History Buffs
Every month this group picks a period of history and members read any book of their choice from that time period. Expect a lively discussion about the era.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Sand Creek Writing Group
This adult group meets to discuss creative fiction and nonfiction writing, share ideas with other writers, work on writing exercises and more. Please feel free to bring a double-spaced short fiction or non-fiction piece (up to 10 pages) for feedback and discussion.
Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 6 - 8 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Palmer Lake Knitting Group
Bring your knitting project and enjoy the company of other knitters. Cheri Monsen, expert knitter, will be here to answer questions. Call 481-2587 for more information.
Thursdays from 10 a.m. - noon – Palmer Lake Library, 66 Lower Glenway St.

Stitch Wits
A group of stitchers (crocheters, knitters, cross-stitchers, quilters, etc.) who get together to stitch in the company of others. Any stitcher is welcome!
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Children’s Literacy Center Peak Reader Tutoring
The Children’s Literacy Center works with the local community, businesses, schools, and families to provide a one-on-one tutoring program for children reading below grade level at no cost to families.
Contact Carla Vauthrin at 650-6197 for more information – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Speak English
This program provides informal conversation groups for adults with intermediate or better English language skills.
Mondays from 1 - 3 p.m. – Penrose Library 20 N. Cascade Ave.

LitSource
This is a Read English Study Group. For more information contact:
Roberto Sanchez-Saldana, ESL Instructor: 337-3701
Teona Shainidze-Krebs, Literacy Coordinator: 531-6333, x2223 or x2224
Mondays at 6 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.