Library District To Present Black History Month Programs
All programs are free and open to the public. Visit ppld.org for more
-Black History Month
-Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism present:
-"Lessons from the Lost Manuscript of Dr. Carter G. Woodson: Origins and
Legacies of Multiculturalism"
-Keynote presentation by Dr. Daryl Michael Scott, Howard University
-Community Panel Discussion
Thurs., Feb. 7 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. - University of Colorado at Colorado
Free * Refreshments provided
Author discussion and book signing
Meet Reverend Lonzie Symonette, author of Everyday Soaring Since My
Emancipation at this free program recognizing Black History Month.
Symonette, a hospice and palliative care chaplain, is an author and
adjunct instructor at Fuller Theological Seminary. She'll be reading
from and signing copies of her books He Calls Me by the Thunder and
Everyday Soaring. For information call 597-5377.
Sat., February 23 at 2:30 p.m. - Ruth Holley Branch, 685 N. Murray Blvd.
View a new display in February at Penrose Library about the Buffalo
Soldiers. In conjunction with the display, members of the 10th U.S.
Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, Inc. will give a brief history on
African-American soldiers at a presentation on February 10 at 2 p.m. in
Penrose Library's Carnegie Reading Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Library Seeking Community Input At Focus Group
Pikes Peak Library District invites the public to participate in an upcoming
focus group meeting to discuss plans for a new library in the Falcon/Petyon
The meeting will be held Mon., February 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Falcon
School District 49 central office’s board room, 10850 E. Woodmen Road.
Library district officials and architects for the project will attend the
meeting to hear ideas about the proposed library and answer questions. The
library is tentatively scheduled to open in late 2009. The estimated $1.3
million project has been made possible through $1 million in grants from the
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments.
The new library is expected to be roughly 6,000 square feet, and will later
expand to accommodate the community’s growing needs. PPLD has identified this
community as a priority because there is an increasing demand for library
services in the growing Falcon area.
For more information, call (719) 531-6333, x2050
Library Program Highlights In February
All library programs are free and open to the public. Visit ppld.org for more
Hora de Cuentos/Book Break in Spanish -Disfruten de quince minutos de cuentos y
lectura para divertirse y relajarse. Listen to stories read in Spanish and
Fridays at 10:40 a.m. – Sand Creek Branch, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.
Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
ESL – English practice-Join informal TALK English! Conversation groups at your
Library. Each group meets once a week for two hours. Check your Library for
schedules or call 531-6333, x2223 or x2224 for more information.
Volunteers Needed-Share your love of reading – become a library tutor! Work with
an adult to improve their reading, writing, comprehension and/or English
language skills. No teaching experience is required. Free training is provided.
Call 531-6333, x2223 for information.
Mon., March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N.
AARP Mature Safe Driving Program-The AARP Mature Safe Driving Program is the
nation's first and largest classroom driver refresher course specially designed
for motorists age 50 and older. Upon successfully completing the course,
graduates may present their course completion certificate to their insurance
agents for a discount. A minimum of 10 students is required for the class to be
held. Charge for the eight-hour course is $10. Class size is limited and
registration is required. Bring a lunch for classes longer than four hours.
Thurs., February 14 and Fri, February 15 from 1 - 5 p.m. – Monument Branch, 1706
Lake Woodmor Drive
Sat., February 16 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Fountain Branch, 230 S. Main St.
Tues., February 19 and Wed, February 20 from noon - 4 p.m. – Briargate Branch,
9475 Briar Village Point
Sat., February 23 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Old Colorado City Branch, 2418 W.
Pikes Peak Ave.
Thurs., February 28 and Fri., February 29 from 1 - 5 p.m. – Rockrimmon Branch,
832 Village Center Drive