Calendar of Events

Full Calendar

All Library Facilities Closed Friday, May 12 for Staff Inservice Day

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, May 01, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

SummitStone/PATH certified case workers provide free drop-in "resource hours" in Study Room F. These resource hours are not exclusive to homeless individuals; SummitStone/PATH staff will meet with anyone to provide appropriate referrals to other community agencies if they do not meet the PATH program criteria.

Taste of Spicy India
Monday, May 01, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

You are invited to experience food from India, a land where cultures and religions from across the globe have come together and created their own mouth-watering culinary traditions. Registration is required to attend this class taught by local Food Educator Sapna Von Reich. Class will include a cooking demonstration and tasting! Register Online

Computer Comfort
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Do shrink from fear whenever you have been told you need to go online to get information or fill out a form? Does the mere sight of a computer screen or keyboard send shivers up your spine? Do you even know where to turn a computer on? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this class is for you! We’ll be your guide as you learn computer basics. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 221-6740.

Great Decisions - Ch.3: Navies and Sovereignty: China and US in South China Sea
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

By Bernard D. Cole - The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy.

Senior Solutions: Brain Foods
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

Join our guest speaker, Linda Hoffman, owner of Come Back to the Table, LLC, for specific information, recipes, and resources for establishing and maintaining good brain health and general well-being. Linda has taught hands-on cooking classes, written a food column for the Coloradoan, and now teaches classes which promote healthy eating throughout our adult life.

Harmony Book Group
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Harmony Library, Northwest Group study room

Join Blair Oliver of the FRCC English faculty the first Wednesday of each month (except December) to discuss great books. For current book list, see http://www.harmonybookgroup.org.

Beyond Partisan Politics: Bridging Divides through Authentic Engagement and Sto
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

As part of the Community Equity Consortium, the Poudre River Public Library District and CSU Center for Public Deliberation invites you to participate in a presentation that aims to provide practical tools to go beyond partisan politics. We strive to provide a space to changing the our civic stories through the power of stories. This event is held at the Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive

Three Secrets to Job Search Success
Thursday, May 04, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

If you are someone who prefers using a map, rather than wandering around looking for your destination, this workshop is for you. After this workshop, you will know what steps to take to make your job search effective and which Workforce Center services can help you accomplish your career goals.

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, May 04, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

One-on-one family history research assistance provided by Larimer County Genealogical Society volunteers. No sign-up required!

Scrabble @ Your Library
Friday, May 05, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Players of all abilities and experience levels are welcome. Scrabble boards will be provided or you can bring your own.

Free, Virtual Legal Clinic
Friday, May 05, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

A FREE legal clinic, via computer link, for people without an attorney. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for the legal issues in the areas of family law, civil litigation, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, veteran’s benefits, and civil protection orders. Registration is required. Register Online

Active Shooter Response Training for Businesses and Nonprofits
Friday, May 05, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Fort Collins Police staff will walk businesses and nonprofits through the steps of dealing with an active shooter situation.

Noches en Familia
Friday, May 05, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Noches en Familia (Family Nights) is a time of children’s stories, crafts, puppets, and music in Spanish, that invites fluent speakers as well as those interested in the Spanish language, to enjoy an afternoon in community and family. This event is free, for all ages, and in Spanish. Noches en Familia es un espacio de historias para niños, manualidades, títeres y música en español que invita a los hispanohablantes, así como aquellos interesados en el idioma español, a pasar una tarde en comunidad y familia. Este evento en español es gratuito y para público de todas las edades.

History Comes Alive with Walt Disney
Friday, May 05, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Harmony Library, Round

Join Walt Disney (portrayed by Chautauqua scholar and actor David Skipper) for an evening of delightful nostalgia, as he reminisces about the creation of the most popular animated character or all time, Mickey Mouse, and the building of a motion picture and entertainment empire. Meet a few of Disney's animatronic creations, learn behind the scene stories on some of his most successful film projects, including “Mary Poppins”, discover how Disney's fascination with trains led to the development of Disneyland and his plans for an experimental proto-type community of tomorrow. Disney will also share some of his Colorado connections. So dust off those Mouseketeer ears, because May 5 is "Anything Can Happen Day."

Genealogy Round-Up
Saturday, May 06, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Working on your genealogy and find yourself stuck or not sure what to do next? The Larimer County Genealogical Society would like to help you solve those problems. Register for the Genealogy Round-Up and a volunteer will meet with you individually for ½ hr to help answer your questions. Please email karen.lcgs@gmail.com with your first and second choice of time to reserve your slot!

Minecraft Mania for Kids (1st-5th)
Saturday, May 06, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Town Library, Community Room

1st - 5th grade. Spend time with other kids playing Minecraft on the Poudre River Public Library District’s server and enjoy light snacks and make a craft. Laptops are provided and the event is free. Please arrive on time or cancel your reservation through the Answer Center at 221-6740 since there are waitlist kids and “drop in” kids waiting and who will be let in after 5 minutes. Registration required. Any questions, please email Amy at aholzworth@poudrelibraries.org. Register Online

Facebook Basics for Personal Use
Saturday, May 06, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Learn about social media using Facebook, the world's largest social networking website, with over 1 billion users. You will learn the essentials that you will need to connect and reconnect with friends and family all over the world. Participants need to establish their own Facebook account before coming to class. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 970-221-6740.

Minecraft Mania for Teens: Explore, Create, Build
Saturday, May 06, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Spend time with other teens in a Minecraft world designed just for you and enjoy light snacks and make a craft. Laptops are provided. Please arrive on time or cancel your reservation through the Answer Center at 221-6740 since there are waitlist teens and “drop in” teens waiting who will be let in. This free event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration required. Any questions, please email Amy at aholzworth@poudrelibraries.org. Register Online

LEGO Assemble Build Create
Sunday, May 07, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Rolling along – wheels, axles, and cars, oh my! We are on the go at the May LEGO program, creating cars, trucks, carts, and anything that rolls. Come design, engineer, and build with LEGO bricks. A family activity for ages 5+. There will be a new building challenge every month. All LEGO supplies are provided at the library. Program limited to 40 LEGO builders at a time due to supply and space limitations.

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, May 07, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Join Larimer Animal People Partnership volunteers and their special story-loving critters. Enjoy good books and the opportunity to read to friendly animals. For children in grades K-5. 40-60 minutes.

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, May 08, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

SummitStone/PATH certified case workers provide free drop-in "resource hours" in Study Room F. These resource hours are not exclusive to homeless individuals; SummitStone/PATH staff will meet with anyone to provide appropriate referrals to other community agencies if they do not meet the PATH program criteria.

Kevin Cook - Views and Vistas: A Naturalist's Desiderata
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

May 9 - Desideratum 5: Grow What Enriches You From countless sources we learn of nutrients our bodies need, such as vitamins and proteins. But our minds and spirits require nutrients, too, knowledge and beliefs which are nutrients no grocery store or pharmacy can provide. This becomes the naturalist’s quest: grow what enriches you. 2017 series description - Views and Vistas: A Naturalist's Desiderata From countless sources we learn of nutrients our bodies need, such as vitamins and proteins. But our minds and spirits require nutrients, too, knowledge and beliefs which are nutrients no grocery store or pharmacy can provide. This becomes the naturalist’s quest: grow what enriches you. Some things in life we can prove to be true; some things we know to be true; and some things we accept to be true. Things we accept become beliefs. A desideratum is a powerful belief, a tool by which we guide our passage through life. When difficult decisions must be made after all facts have been assessed, the desiderata of our lives guide how we proceed. Naturalists cope with the interface between humanity and nature, a confrontation sometimes elegant, sometimes hostile. These are a naturalist’s desiderata, the tools by which humanity can survive nature and nature can survive humanity.

Anime Club
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Teens gather together after school to watch anime favorites, chat about manga, and munch on yummy snacks! Grades 6-12.

Internet Searching
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Web Browser or Search Engine… Secure or Unsecure site…COM, ORG, or GOV – what does all of that mean? When you use the internet, do these terms make your head spin? Join us in this class to discover the differences and find the information you want, quickly and safely. Computer Comfort class is strongly recommended before taking this class if you are new to computers. No registration required. Questions? Call the Answer Center at 221-6740.

International Night - Switzerland
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Please join Klaus Lorenz for a presentation on his travels to Switzerland. Switzerland is a landlocked country in Western-Central Europe which encompasses a great diversity of beautiful landscapes, majestic mountains, pristine valleys, fast flowing rivers and many tunnels. Known for her chocolates, cheeses, cuckoo clocks, the Swiss army knife, the country is favorite vacation destination. It is one of the most developed countries in the world with the highest nominal wealth per adult. The country has a history of armed neutrality going back to the Reformation. We will visit the capital Bern as well as Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, then follow the Rhine River through its Falls at Schaffhausen to the picturesque little town of Stein -am - Rhein with its beautiful facades on its buildings, explore the city of Basel and then travel to the monastery at Einsiedeln to meet the Black Madonna. We will then walk through the city of Luzern with its famous wooden bridges, take a boat ride on Lake Luzern and then board the train of the world`s highest cogwheel railroad to the top of Mount Pilatus for a gorgeous view over the city and lake below. We will meet some of the local people in some high alpine valleys. A train ride will take us high up and close to the majestic snow packed peaks of the Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau. The pictures, which will be shown, were taken during several trips to Switzerland during summer and winter months with the latest trip in April of 2016. Klaus is well known to those of you who regularly attend INL. He has traveled to over 80 countries and shared many of these adventures with us at the Library Program. He is retired from CSU and enjoys traveling the world.

Job Searching Strategies--The Hidden Job Market
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

This workshop will help you understand today’s job market and the best practices for job searching in Northern Colorado. At the end of this workshop, you will have the knowledge and tools to execute a strategic job search that is effective and most likely to get you the results you desire.

Composer Talk - Masterworks 5: Power of Pyrotechnics
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov, Bruckner. CSU professor, Dr. Dawn Grapes PhD, hosts these entertaining and wonderfully informative talks about the composers featured in each concert. Light refreshments will be served and brown bag lunches are welcome. Attendees will also have a chance to win a drawing for Symphony concert tickets.

FoCo Nonprofit Networking Group
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Peer-to-peer networking/support group for nonprofits. Bring your lunch.

Rekindle the Classics
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wolverine Farm Publick House

Rekindle your love of classic literature with Poudre Libraries and the CSU Department of English! Join graduate students and faculty in lively and informative discussions of literature favorites. Presented at Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House, 316 Willow St., Fort Collins. May title: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Rocky Mountain Raptors: Spring Migration
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Welcome back to Spring grasses, buds and the birds. What raptors are leaving, and who can we look to see from Spring onto Fall.

iPad 101: The Basics for iPad Users
Thursday, May 11, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Congratulations on your new iPad! Now let’s have fun learning the basics. In this class, you will learn how to change your settings, use Safari, and more! You will need your Apple ID for this class. No registration required. Questions? Please call 221-6740.

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, May 11, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

One-on-one family history research assistance provided by Larimer County Genealogical Society volunteers. No sign-up required!

Adults with Aging Parent Drivers
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Are you an adult child who has become worried about your aging mom or dad’s driving? This program will help you address the issue of age-related diminished driving skills with your loved-one. This national program, developed by a State Trooper, helps the family bring a peaceful resolution to what can be a very sensitive and emotional family issue.

Word Basics
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Discover how to add splash and dash to everyday documents while learning Word 2010 basic skills. Learn how to change fonts, bullets/numbering and formatting, as well as the basics of the Ribbon, including Tabs, Groups, and Dialog Boxes. Have you ever wanted to take a mediocre document and turn it into something interesting? This class will teach you the basic elements of Word that will help you create a document that is inviting to read. Learn how to change fonts, bullets/numbering and formatting, as well as the basics of the Ribbon, including Tabs, Groups, and Dialog Boxes. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 221-6740.

Facebook Beyond Basics for Personal Use
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

You know how to request friends, share pictures, and make status updates on Facebook. Are you ready to go the next level and get the most out of your Facebook account? In the class, you will learn how to use Facebook features to find a level of privacy and security that's right for you. We will also learn how to manage groups, photographs, likes, and friend lists. Perquisites: An established Facebook account with a basic understanding of how to use Facebook. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 970-221-6740.

Teen Art Cafe
Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Harmony Library, FRCC Red Cloud Peak

Teens gather in the Red Cloud Peak building at Front Range Community College (Shields & Harmony, on the FRCC campus, near the Harmony Library) to discover and experiment with several different art tools, approaches, and formats such as anime markers; watercolors; pencils; paper; and pen and ink. Sessions will also include special projects to try, and materials used at these will be available at each following month's session. February 18: Visual Journals, which are a way of making and using journals to collect and inspire ideas. March 11: Clay, slab-built creations. April 29: Printmaking, by creating stencils and screen printing. May 13: Diamonds in the Rough--creating wearable art and jewelry from scrap metal and found objects. Teens can choose to focus on one format or to try several different ones at these free, hands-on, monthly opportunities with FRCC art instructors. Materials and snacks will be provided. For those in middle and high school, grades 6-12. Registration is required for each individual session date, and teens can choose to attend 1, 2, 3, or all 4 sessions. Space is limited. Register Online

Writing Workshop: Straight Talk About Dialogue
Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Dialogue is one of the crucial tools a writer can develop as well as one of the most essential components of a book—after all, most commercial fiction is at least 50% dialogue! This workshop helps writers understand how best to maximize the function and form of dialogue. We'll look at naturalism vs heightened language, exposition vs. subtext, and how to find the voice for each of your characters. Call 221-6740 or register by going to the calendar at PoudreLibraries.org and clicking on the class title. Register Online

Tablets and Smartphones: Library eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more!
Saturday, May 13, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

In this class we will go over the basics of downloading free apps from Overdrive, hoopla, Freading, Zinio and OneClick Digital so you can read, listen to and watch library materials anytime, anywhere. You need to have a smartphone or tablet such as an iPhone/iPad, Android tablet/phone, Samsung Nook or Kindle Fire and your library card number. iPhone and iPad users will need to know their Apple ID to download the apps. If you have a Kindle Voyage or similar, or a Nook Simple Touch or similar, please plan to attend the BYOD Series: Smartphones, tablets and library downloadables Q&A session to learn how to transfer library eBooks to the eReaders.