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Pikes Peak Library District

All Library programs are free unless otherwise noted.For more information, visit Pikes Peak Library District facilities will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24; Sunday, Dec. 25; and Sunday, Jan. 1. All PPLD facilities will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31.Childrenís programsBaby TimeRead, rattle and rhyme. This program is for babies under 1 year accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.Fridays at 10:30 a.m.Toddler TimeIn this program, 1-and 2-year-old children, with a favorite adult, participate in nursery rhymes, music and movement and listen to a few short books. Toddler Time builds on familiar experiences to introduce new vocabulary and word sounds in a lively atmosphere.Tuesdays at 10 and 10:30 a.m.StorytimeStories and more for children age 3 and olderThursdays at 10 and 10:45 a.m.Paws to ReadLet your child practice reading and build fluency by reading with a Paws to Read dog. No registration required.†Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Special story time with Mrs. ClausJoin storyteller Cathy Kelsay as she brings Mrs. Claus to life to tell your favorite holiday stories, sing holiday songs and share puppets to celebrate the season.Thursday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m.†For the familyHoliday cookies and more!Enjoy decorating your own cookies to take home, and have fun with crafts and stories.Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m.Lego EventShow off your creativity with this family event. Please do not bring your own LEGOs, and all masterpieces remain at the library. (However, donations are gladly accepted!)Friday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.Family Game NightEnjoy some family time at the library with board games and snacks. All ages are welcome!Monday, Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.†Family Movie NightCome and see ìThe Smurfsî (rated PG; 103 min.), Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.Join us for ìKung Fu Panda 2î (Rated PG; 91 min.), Thursday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m.Bring a blanket or pillow. Popcorn provided.Homeschool Lunch at the LibraryBring your questions about how PPLD can help with your class work.†We can review the Dewey Decimal System, learn more about electronic resources at PPLD, discuss how to give proper credit to sources in a research paper, etc. Because of the Christmas holiday, weíll meet on a different day of the month but still in the High Prairie meeting room.Tuesday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Teen programmingAnime ClubMeet other anime lovers! Each month, we watch and discuss a different anime. Recommended for ages 13 and up. The program is suitable for 11-and-12-year-olds with parental permission. Bring a snack.Fridays, Dec. 9 and 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m.Teen TuesdaysJoin us for this drop-in craft time. Weíll be making some cool holiday gifts from recycled materials! For grades 6 and up.Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.Adult ProgrammingHappy needlesDo you have a passion for needlecrafts? Come share your passion with others.†Bring†your project and join†in the fun and†fellowship. All are welcome!Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 17 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.†Lunch and a movieBring your lunch and we will provide free popcorn and watch the movie ìItís a Wonderful Lifeî (Not Rated, 129 min.) starring Donna Reed and James Stewart.†Wednesday, Dec. 21 from noon – 2:15 p.m.College night at the moviesBack from college and looking for something to do? Join us for a special movie night – we’ll be watching ìCowboys & Aliensî (Rated PG-13, 118 min.). This eveningís movie is for college-age adults. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 6 – 8 p.m.Digging for your family rootsHave you ever wondered about the story behind the picture or heirloom you have among your genealogy collections? Come join our genealogy research group as we discover†the steps to becoming ìhistory detectives.î†All levels of researchers are invited.Tuesdays, Dec. 6 and Jan.3 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.†Beginning genealogyThis series of classes will be for those beginning their genealogy research. In this month’s class we will be†learning advanced record types. In Part 2, we will use the information we have found together with social history. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register online or by calling 260-3650.Part 1 – Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – noonPart 2 – Saturday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m. – noon

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