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Drop-In Job Help (Ayuda para Buscar Trabajo)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Stop by the Library to get help with your resume, job search, and LinkedIn profile. No appointment needed. Pase por la biblioteca de Old Town para que le ayudemos con su resume, busqueda de trabajo, y con su cuenta de LinkedIn. No se necesita hacer cita. *Job and career

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

LOCATION CHANGE! This will be held in the storytime room during the elevator renovation. One-on-one family history research and genealogy assistance provided by Larimer County Genealogical Society volunteers. No sign-up required!

PowerPoint Basics
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Learn how to efficiently create a basic PowerPoint presentation. This class covers: outlines, formatting, manipulating text, and tips for creating an effective/attractive presentation. Computer Comfort class is strongly recommended before taking this class. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 221-6740.

Neanderthals In Our Family Tree: How Are We Related & What Were They Like
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

In this Larimer County Genealogical Society program, Dr. Opler will cover the history of our changing concepts about Neanderthal man and some of the evidence on which our ideas were based. The more evidence we see the more Neanderthals seem to be more similar to us and less like the hump-backed hairy brute as they were first portrayed! Dr. Opler will talk about how we have come to know about the genetics of Neanderthals, how the DNA of Neanderthal was sequenced, and how their DNA is compared to ours.

Secrets to a Great Job Interview
Friday, October 20, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

What are the secrets to being great in a job interview? You need to tell specific stories from your past in a compelling way that show you are the perfect candidate. In this job and career class, Jim Brokish, an interview coach and retired Hewlett Packard manager, will give real examples, discuss why this works, and how you can make it work for you.

How to Self-Publish Successfully presented by Teresa Funke
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Are you interested in being a published author? In this session, local author and consultant Teresa Funke shares insight into the complex process and explores options for publishing your works. Come learn more about the world of publishing! Presented as part of 2017 Fort Collins Book Fest (www.FoCoBookFest.org). No registration necessary.

Designing 3D Models with Tinkercad - Basics for Teens & Adults
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Turn your ideas into three-dimensional reality! Learn how to create 3D models with Tinkercad, a free, browser-based design application. This class will teach you the basics of designing: dragging-and-dropping, resizing and altering shapes, rotating and combining shapes, using cutouts, and more! Completed models can then be submitted for printing by the 3D printer at the Old Town location. Please sign up for a free account at www.tinkercad.com prior to class. If you have any questions about creating an account, please arrive 15-20 minutes early for assistance. For teens and adults ages 12 and up. Tinkercad for kids occurs December 9th. Register Online

Kids Explore Art
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Kids in grades K-3 explore and create their own unique works of art using various art tools and techniques. Wear clothes that can get messy! All class materials provided. Registration is required for each session by calling 221-6740 or register online by going to the calendar at PoudreLibraries.org and clicking on the class title. Young Artists' Art Show featuring pieces from Kids Explore Art sessions will be held 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 1. Register Online

Publishing: One-on-One Consulting with Teresa Funke
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room C

Interested in getting your writings published? Whether it’s a novel, a collection of poems, or other creative writing - sit down with author/consultant Teresa Funke to find out the next steps for you in your publishing adventure. Consultations are available from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Old Town Library. Presented as part of 2017 Fort Collins Book Fest (www.FoCoBookFest.org). There are 8 spaces available. Please register by calling 221-6740.

ImagineArt
Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Tweens in grades 4-7 explore and create their own unique works of art using various art tools and techniques. Wear clothes that can get messy! All class materials provided. Registration is required for each session by calling 221-6740 or register online by going to the calendar at PoudreLibraries.org and clicking on the class title. Young Artists' Art Show featuring pieces from ImagineArt sessions will be held 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 1. Register Online

Discovery Zone
Saturday, October 21, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Storytime Room

Join us on Wednesday and Saturday of the third week of each month for a new craft, science experiment, or maker space project. Each month will feature a different activity. No registration is required. Participants are welcome to arrive anytime during the program hours.

Minecraft for Kids and Tweens - Grades 1-5
Sunday, October 22, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Kids and Tweens in grades 1-5 enjoy time with others 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. Registration required. Register Online

Minecraft for Kids and Tweens - Grades 1-5
Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Kids and Tweens in grades 1-5 enjoy time with others 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. Registration required. Register Online

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, October 22, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community 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, October 23, 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.

NaNoWriMo Meet & Greet
Monday, October 23, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Here's your chance! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us. Come to the this meeting to learn how to join the writing extravaganza, learn about other NaNoWriMo events around town, and meet other local writers as well as the event organizer. Discuss ways to generate ideas and characters, how to reach the 50,000 word goal (or how to set your goal if you're doing the Young Writers Program), and how to overcome writer's block. For writers of all ages.

Anime Club
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

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

Citizenship Classes / Clases de ciudadanía
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Family Center

The Poudre River Public Library District in partnership with The Family Center/La Familia invite you to participate in our US Citizenship classes that provide guidance and help with the naturalization process. During 4 weekly sessions you will learn about the general procedure for this application, obtain all necessary forms as well as a complete review of the test. We will have the presence of an immigration lawyer that can offer legal guidance. These classes are free, bilingual (English-Spanish) and open to the community. Childcare provided. Please call 970-221-1615 to confirm your attendance. La Biblioteca Pública Poudre River en conjunto con The Family Center/La Familia lo invitan a participar en nuestras clases de Ciudadanía de EE.UU. que le servirán de guía y ayuda en el proceso de naturalización. Durante 4 sesiones semanales usted podrá obtener toda la información necesaria para la aplicación, las formas requeridas, y podrá practicar las preguntas para el examen de forma general. Contaremos con la presencia de una abogada de inmigración quien podrá guiarlo en el aspecto legal de la aplicación. Estas clases son gratuitas, bilingües (inglés-español) y abiertas para toda la comunidad. Contaremos con cuidado de niños. Favor de llamar al 970-221-1615 para confirmar su asistencia.

Word Beyond Basics
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Now that you understand the basics of Word, go a step further to learn the art of using graphics/clip art, tables, and columns to turn your document into an eye-catching professional masterpiece. We’ll also explore contextual tabs and the backstage view to help you set up your own personal Tab! No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 221-6740.

Fort Collins Reads Essay Contest
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Award ceremony for the winners of the Fort Collins Reads Essay Contest.

Drop-In Job searching
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Northwest Group study room

Stop by study room HL108 at the Harmony Library to get help with your resume, job search, and LinkedIn profile. No appointment needed. *Job and career

Messy Hands Art for Preschoolers
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Preschoolers ages 4 to 6 explore whimsical, original art forms and techniques including paint, collage, drawing and more. A new art adventure awaits each week. Caregivers participate with their children, and all class materials provided. Wear clothes that can get messy! Registration is required for each session by calling 221-6740 or by going to the online calendar at PoudreLibraries.org and clicking on the class title. Young Artists' Art Show featuring pieces from Messy Hands sessions will be held 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 1. Register Online

CS First Fall Coding Club for Tweens
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Join us for 8 weeks of coding at the library. No prior coding experience is needed. Registration is required, and will be for the full 8 week course. Register Online

Developing the Entrepreneurial Spirit - Why We All Need to Think Like Owners
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Whether you are looking for a job, exploring a new career or thinking of hanging up your own shingle, an ENTREPRENEURIAL attitude is essential in today's world of work. Come explore the key attributes, attitudes and actions that bring momentum and drive forward motion in our careers. Carrie Pinsky, M.Ed., Nationally Certified Counselor, connects with clients on a deeper level to uncover and clarify strengths as well as to identify potential blind spots that may be keeping them from realizing their fullest potential. Carrie also brings a unique blend of real world HR and recruiting experience to her counseling practice. She helps clients successfully navigate the job market at the same time that she helps clients gain greater clarity about their personal and professional goals. She is a frequent presenter and facilitator on topics related to career and business. Since 2007, she has written a career/ business column for BizWest. She recently co-authored "The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People."

Compete and Succeed: Maximize Your Job Search Self-Marketing
Thursday, October 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

You can’t control your age but you can control how you present yourself to employers. This workshop will give you the right tools. *Job and career

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, October 26, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

LOCATION CHANGE! This will be held in the storytime room during the elevator renovation. One-on-one family history research and genealogy assistance provided by Larimer County Genealogical Society volunteers. No sign-up required!

Self-Publishing @ Your Library
Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

The Library’s new selection of free, easy-to-use self-publishing tools will help you write, format, and self-publish your work through the Library. This hands-on class starts with an introduction to our new Pressbooks platform for writing, designing, and formatting your eBook; we’ll then move on to our SELF-e service for self-publishing your eBook and adding it to the Library’s catalog and the “Indie Colorado” collection of local authors. Open to all writers; no previous eBook or publishing experience necessary.

International Night - Pakistan
Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Please join Anam Riaz from Burewala, Pakistan, where she is an environmental sciences student in her last year at the University of the Punjab in central Pakistan. She is studying in the U.S. for one semester under the Global Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program by IREX in Washington, D.C. Did you know that in 2010, 19 girls from Karachi, Pakistan, made a world record for fitting the most people into a Smart Car ? That title has since been taken by 20 cheerleaders in Glendale, California earlier this year. Pakistan is a country enriched with great stories, people, food and sports. The young country, just 70 years old, is a country with an intriguing history and people. Some Pakistani citizens even remember a time when Pakistan, the country, didn’t exist! One main difference between Pakistan and the U.S. is that in Pakistan, wedding festivals last for many days at a time, in comparison to the couple of hours that a ceremony might take in the U.S. The local cultural costumes that the people wear make the geographically small country culturally diverse too. The beautiful landscapes, from the second-highest mountain in the world to the valleys that lay beneath the summits, attract many tourists. In contrast, Pakistan also offers hot deserts where jeep races are often held. For one country, the landscape is uniquely diverse. In Pakistan, children play games in the streets in the evening, and frequently send desserts and other delicious food to their neighbors. The traffic system is totally amazing, and a bit terrifying, for people from other continents. During the presentation, we shall get to know the talented people in Pakistan who call the nation their home, the achievements that the people and the country have come to own, and the history of what has made up this great nation. We hope you can join us as Anam tells us about her country and will enjoy an evening of learning about a culture a half-world’s distance away.

It's a Girl Thing mom-daughter book discussion program
Friday, October 27, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Girls in grades 4, 5, and 6 along with mom or any woman companion are invited to join in on discussion, activities around The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm. Complimentary copy of the book provided to registered pairs. Free pizza dinner. Registration is limited to 10 pairs, and is required. Register Online

Harmony in the Round Music Concert Fall 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Round

What is Chamber Music? Travel the World with the Ivy Street Ensemble to visit Austria and the Netherlands, then land home in the United States! An evening of fabulous music and company with musicians Cathy Peterson (flute),Erik Peterson (violin)and Phillip Stevens (viola) who are also part of the Front Range Chamber Players.

Designing 3D Models with Tinkercad Beyond Basics - for Teens & Adults
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

In this "Beyond" class, you will learn more advanced design skills with Tinkercad in order to create more functional and complex designs. Learn to edit existing files, create more functional objects, use advanced "shape generators", and discover how to alter aspects of your model in order to ensure the best 3D printed outcome. Completion of Tinkercad Basics class highly recommended. Please have valid Tinkercad account prior to class. If you have any questions about creating an account, please arrive 15-20 minutes early for assistance. For teens and adults ages 12 and up. Tinkercad for kids occurs December 9th. Register Online

Kids Explore Art
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Kids in grades K-3 explore and create their own unique works of art using various art tools and techniques. Wear clothes that can get messy! All class materials provided. Registration is required for each session by calling 221-6740 or register online by going to the calendar at PoudreLibraries.org and clicking on the class title. Young Artists' Art Show featuring pieces from Kids Explore Art sessions will be held 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 1. Register Online

ImagineArt
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Tweens in grades 4-7 explore and create their own unique works of art using various art tools and techniques. Wear clothes that can get messy! All class materials provided. Registration is required for each session by calling 221-6740 or register online by going to the calendar at PoudreLibraries.org and clicking on the class title. Young Artists' Art Show featuring pieces from ImagineArt sessions will be held 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 1. Register Online

Spooky Stories for Kids
Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Kids and tweens (and teens and adults) aged 6 to 106 are invited to come join the magical Spellbinders storytellers as they turn down the lights and share spooky, creepy, and downright haunting stories.

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, October 30, 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.

Ballot Issues: Presented by the League of Women Voters
Monday, October 30, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

League of Women Voters representatives will be presenting on this season's ballot issues. Pros and cons of each ballot issue will be discussed, with time for Q&A at the end.

Citizenship Classes / Clases de ciudadanía
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Family Center

The Poudre River Public Library District in partnership with The Family Center/La Familia invite you to participate in our US Citizenship classes that provide guidance and help with the naturalization process. During 4 weekly sessions you will learn about the general procedure for this application, obtain all necessary forms as well as a complete review of the test. We will have the presence of an immigration lawyer that can offer legal guidance. These classes are free, bilingual (English-Spanish) and open to the community. Childcare provided. Please call 970-221-1615 to confirm your attendance. La Biblioteca Pública Poudre River en conjunto con The Family Center/La Familia lo invitan a participar en nuestras clases de Ciudadanía de EE.UU. que le servirán de guía y ayuda en el proceso de naturalización. Durante 4 sesiones semanales usted podrá obtener toda la información necesaria para la aplicación, las formas requeridas, y podrá practicar las preguntas para el examen de forma general. Contaremos con la presencia de una abogada de inmigración quien podrá guiarlo en el aspecto legal de la aplicación. Estas clases son gratuitas, bilingües (inglés-español) y abiertas para toda la comunidad. Contaremos con cuidado de niños. Favor de llamar al 970-221-1615 para confirmar su asistencia.

Composer Talk -Masterworks 2: East Meets West
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Mendelssohn & Beethoven. 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.

Young Artists' Art Show
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Experience the delightful works of art created by young artists in the Messy Hands Art for Preschoolers, Kids Explore Art, and ImagineArt fall programs. Hosted by the FRCC Art Education Department.

Harmony Book Group
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Harmony Library, Northwest Group study room

The Harmony Book Group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:15 pm. We read equal numbers of classic and contemporary authors, both male and female. You can see the books we've read in the past and the ones we're considering for the future at www.harmonybookgroup.org. Please join us. November 1, 2017: Contemporary Female: Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett December 6, 2017: Contemporary Male: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

CS First Fall Coding Club for Tweens
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Join us for 8 weeks of coding at the library. No prior coding experience is needed. Registration is required, and will be for the full 8 week course. Register Online