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A library of human beings, the Human Library is a collection of people from all walks of life. Individuals serve as human ‘books’ and participants can ‘read’ the book by engaging in a conversation with the book on loan.
The Human Library™ aims to establish a safe conversational space where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and hopefully answered. It was developed to challenge societal prejudices wherever and for whatever reasons they occur, and to help people form a better understanding of those with whom they share their communities.
PPLD's Human Library will feature 15 books available for "checkout." Readers will have the opportunity to have a 20 minute conversation with their book selections. Reservations are suggested. From March 12 - 18, readers may place ONE book on hold by calling (719) 389-8968. Readers are welcome to read more books the day of the event. At the event, books are available on a first come, first serve basis.
(Descriptions coming soon.)
Volunteer for the Library and help us create Repair Fairs.
Help your local community by becoming a Repair Trainer. Repair Trainers will guide people through the process of troubleshooting and repairing their items.
To apply, print this application form and drop it off at any PPLD location. Submissions are due by March 31.
Please contact Amber Cox at (719) 531-6333 x1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Show off your art at the Library!
The Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee will be reviewing art for future 1 - 2 month shows by individual artists. Please bring five representative pieces of your artwork in show-ready format (matted, framed, and wired for photos, drawings, prints, etc.; wired for other 2D or 3D art.) Submissions must include a completed Art Exhibit Application.
Submissions will be accepted on Wed., Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. - noon in the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Pick up your submissions the same day from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
For more information, call Carol Brunk Harnish at (719) 531-6333, x2332 or email email@example.com.
Sign up for the Adult Reading Program and enjoy coffee and hot chocolate!
Reading Prizes Include
Community Library Prizes
How to Participate
Beginning Jan. 9, 2017, PPLD will no longer charge fines on overdue children and teen items. Removing overdue fines will provide greater opportunity for children and teens to use the full range of library services. Currently, 15% of children and teen cardholders are blocked from checking out items at the library due to overdue fines.
Also, overdue fines on DVDs and games will be reduced from 25 cents per day to 10 cents per day.
PPLD seeks to foster literacy and life-long learning for children and teens. The Library regularly evaluates policies to see what barriers for service exist and evaluates how to eliminate such barriers. The Library’s Board of Trustees approved the new policy at their December meeting.
Items that will not accrue overdue fines must be designated as “juvenile” or “teen” in the Library catalog. The policy will take effect for any items checked out January 9 or after. Lost item and damage fees will still apply.
Overdue notices will still be sent as reminders to return Library items. Items not returned within 21 days of the due date will be considered lost, and the full cost of the item will be charged to the patron’s account.
All Pikes Peak Writes is Pikes Peak Library District’s 2nd Annual fiction writing contest for adults. Below, you will find contest rules, submission deadlines, and other useful information as you begin your writing.
All Pikes Peak Writes is open to El Paso County residents ages 18+. Employees of Pikes Peak Library District and members of the judging panel are not eligible.
Rules for entry
Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place entries. An award ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Winners will be notified by phone on or before Friday, April 14, 2017. Non-adherence to the entry rules will result in disqualification. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or more information.
Have you ever made a sculpture, built a structure, baked a cake?
What wonderful things do you like to make?
From guesses to messes to dreams come true
We are all makers - so what kind are you?
Open to all 4th and 5th graders in the Pikes Peak Region. Meets Colorado model content standards 1, 2, and 4 for reading and writing.
Poems will not be returned. Please keep a copy.
Six winners of $50 each. Winners will also receive a book and an Imagination Celebration poster.
Entries are due by Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Entries may be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:
The Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest
c/o Nancy Maday
Pikes Peak Library District
P.O. Box 1579
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1579
Nancy Maday at email@example.com
Note: Submission of a poem constitutes full permission to exhibit, use, and publish the poem for any purpose - printed or electronic media - and to publish the name, school, and photographs of the student without compensation.
Art is transformational. Paint, ink, and canvas turn into an image that touches lives through the years. We want to see your take on the theme Transformation this year. Show us how art impacts your life, or how it transforms the world around you.
When will I know if I have won?
We will notify participants by mid-March if they have won an award. All participants and their friends and family are invited to the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at Library 21c in the Venue regardless of if they won an award.
When can I pick up my artwork?What are the prizes?
We award prizes for Coordinator’s Choice, 1st place, and 2nd place for the high school and middle school age groups. We also award a prize for Best in Show, which is the piece that received the highest score out of both Middle and High School. In the past, winners received a drawing mannequin and gift card to Meininger’s Art Supply store.
What can I do to improve my chances at winning?
Do I have to have a frame?
No, but we highly encourage it. Pieces are not judged on if a frame is present or not, but frames help protect your artwork during storage and transportation.
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Email Becca at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this blog post!
Dear Library Patron,
We love being in your neighborhood – and like any good neighbor, we want to support our fellow families and friends. We are excited to provide all Pikes Peak Library District supporters with a CPK Philanthropizza Card.
Every time you use this card, 20%* of your net food and beverage purchases will be donated back to Pikes Peak Library District. It’s easy – the more you visit CPK, the more money we donate. It makes raising money to support your organization’s efforts a piece of cake…or pizza!
All you need to do is visit our CPK location in The Promenade Shops at Briargate November 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017 and present the Philanthropizza card to your server at the end of your meal. Cards are available at all PPLD locations. Dine in the restaurant with us, try take-out or catering; any way you order helps the library. Either way, we look forward to seeing you very soon.
If you haven’t been in to see us recently, be sure to check out our newly reimagined menu featuring fresh, seasonally inspired ingredients and inventive Main Plates like a new Fire-Grilled Ribeye, Hearth-Roasted Halibut, and our new Lunch Duos. Drink the unique as well with our hand-crafted cocktails and selection of regional beers and California premium wines. Of course, the classic hand-tossed artisan pizzas and unique pastas and salads you love are still here.
Your California Pizza Kitchen Neighbors
1645 Briargate Parkway Suite 203
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Philanthropizza Cards are valid at The Promenade Shops at Briargate, November 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017.
For questions, please contact Isabel Soto-Luna at email@example.com or (719) 884-9812.
*Tax, gratuity, gift card and retail purchases excluded.
PPLD would like to wish all our students and parents a great school year. Here are some resources we offer to help with your studies:
And of course, you can always chat with a librarian by clicking the "Chat Now!" button, or email us at Ask a Librarian.
Good luck out there!
Congratulations to the winners of our first All Pikes Peak Writes, PPLD's adult fiction writing contest. The victors were announced at Mountain of Authors on Saturday, April 23.
“Sub-Zero” by Lizbeth Tarpy
1st place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine, copy of Writer’s Market 2016, and Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen
“Journey by Train” by Susan Eitemiller
2nd place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine and copy of Writer’s Market 2016
“Tea Party” by Heidi Balaraman
3rd place prizes include: year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine