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Last updated 6/7/2022 at 3:23pm | View PDF



News from Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) presents many summer adventures for people of all ages and interests across El Paso County. Here are some upcoming opportunities from June 7-30 at the Fountain branch and districtwide.

Summer Adventure programs: Animals, cupcakes & more! The annual Summer Adventure program, presented by Children’s Hospital Colorado, helps kids and teens stay engaged and active over the summer months. Those ages 0 - 18 can participate and win prizes through reading, moving and imagining through August 15. Learn more about the program and its many activities for kids, tweens and teens at ppld.org/summer-adventure.

Summer Fun for Kids & Tweens: Alpacas Library program for ages 5 - 12; weather dependent since held outside: • June 16 at 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon, George Fellows Park by East Library • June 20 at 10:30-11:30 a.m., Calhan Library • June 23 at 2-3 p.m., Fountain Library • June 24 at 10:30-11:30 a.m., Old Colorado City Library • June 29 at 10:30-11:15, Penrose Library

Summer Fun for Kids & Tweens: Petting Zoo with Wishing Star Farm Library program for ages 5 - 12; weather dependent since held outside • June 10 at 10 a.m. - noon, Palmer Lake Library • June 14 at 1 - 3 p.m., Deerfield Hills Community Center • June 17 at 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cheyenne Meadow Park Community Center • June 30 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - noon, George Fellows Park by East Library

Tween & Teen Eats: Nailed It! Cupcake Decorating Library program for ages 9 - 15; supplies provided • June 7 at 3 - 4:30 p.m., Rockrimmon Library • June 18 at 2 - 4 p.m., Fountain Library

Tween & Teen Make: Glow in the Dark Paint Party Library program for ages 9 - 15; registration required • June 11 at 2 - 3 p.m., Monument Library • June 25 at 2 - 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library • June 28 at 2 - 3 p.m., Penrose Library

Regional History Symposium Sat., June 11 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. East Library (5550 N. Union Blvd., 80918) For more info and to register: ppld.org/history-symposium The Library’s 19th annual Regional History Symposium, sponsored by the Friends of PPLD, kicks off this month. This year’s theme is Resilience, Resistance, & Restoration, and speakers will explore the challenges and triumphs of the people and communities of the Pikes Peak region over the course of two sessions.

Join us Sat., June 11 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the community room at East Library for the first session.

Mountain of Authors Sat., June 18 at 4 p.m. Library 21c (1175 Chapel Hills Dr., 80920) For more info and to register: ppld.org/moa PPLD hosts its 16th annual Mountain of Authors program on Sat., June 18 in the venue at Library 21c, featuring keynote speaker Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire book series. Doors open at 3 p.m. for attendees to visit Showcase Author tables, featuring local authors from the Pikes Peak region who will have their books available for purchase. Johnson will discuss his new book, Daughter of the Morning Star, starting at 4 p.m., followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Space is limited, so reserve your spot in advance.

 

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