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Drop-In Job Help
Thursday, March 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

Stop by Study room A at the Old Town Library to get help with your resume, job search, and LinkedIn profile. No appointment needed.

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, March 23, 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!

How Big is Your Digital Footprint?
Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

What to find out how big your digital footprint is, or even what it is? Join us and explore what it means to be a good digital citizen and minimize your digital footprint.

International Night - Panama
Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Please join Klaus Lorenz for a presentation on his travels to Panama. Panama is a tropical country located between Costa Rica and Colombia, offers a unique blend of treasures both natural and cosmopolitan. During the land portion of our journey we will visit the major cities of the country Panama City, Chitre, Las Tablas among others, stop at a "pollera”, the pollera being the beautifully embroidered dress that was introduced by the Spanish, visit a pottery shop and the maker of devil masks used by the Spanish missionaries to scare the local population to convert to the catholic religion. We will spend time in the village of the Embera people, one of Panama’s indigenous tribes and take a nature walk in the lush tropical rain forest to view its diverse flora and fauna. We then transit on a 24 passenger catamaran the Panama canal -among mankind`s most astonishing achievement representing a culmination of toil, diplomacy, and engineering prowess unmatched in the modern world. Sailing from Colon on the Caribbean Sea, through Lake Gatun, the 2nd largest man-made lake in the world, to Panama City on the North Pacific Ocean, while discussing the history and construction of the canal. 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.

Cover Letters
Friday, March 24, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Do you need to submit a cover letter for a position, but aren’t sure where to begin? This job and career class will teach you what to include in a cover letter, what an employer is looking for in a letter, how to structure it, and how to present yourself effectively in writing.

Capital Campaigns and Cultivating Major Donors
Friday, March 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Annette Geiselman, Development Manager for PVH and MCR Foundation, will share her expertise in creating capital campaigns, and will discuss her best practices for cultivating major donors.

It's a Girl Thing: Mom-daughter book discussion
Friday, March 24, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

To celebrate Women's History Month, girls in 4th, 5th and 6th grades along with their mother or woman companion are invited to read and discuss Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff. Registration is required and limited to 10 pairs. Once registered, each girl/woman pair may pick up a complimentary paperback copy of the book at Council Tree Library. A pizza dinner will be provided. Please call the Answer Center at 221-6740 or click on the event name on the online calendar to register. Register Online

Coding for Kids!
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Learn to create stories, games, and animations with easy to learn drag and drop computer programming. For kids and teens ages 8-16. No prior programming experience is needed! Registration required. Registration opens 30 days prior to class date. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 970-221-6740. Register Online

Kids Explore Art
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Kids in grades K-5 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. Spring class dates: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15 Register Online

LCGS Program: Beginning Genetic Genealogy
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Glenn York, a member of the Larimer County Genealogy Society, with help us understand the DNA that our ancestors passed down to us. He will discuss DNA testing, how to analyze DNA tests and how it can be used for genealogy.

Interesting Reader Society (Teen IRS)
Saturday, March 25, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Poudre River Public Library District is looking for teens to join the IRS! No, it doesn't mean working with taxes, it means working with books, and lots more. The Interesting Reader Society is a special group of young adults in grades 6-12 who meet monthly to talk mainly about books and also about movies, music, and other topics of interest to teens. They plan and participate in exciting teen library programs and volunteer activities, serve as members of a decision-making team, promote the library, books, and reading at school and to the rest of the community, and provide teen feedback for the library staff. Teens interested in becoming members of the IRS will find an application form at: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/contact/irs/. Information about dates, times, and locations of meetings can be found on the Teens web page (http://read.poudrelibraries.org/teen/irs.cfm) or in one of the Teen areas at Old Town Library, 201 Peterson Street; Harmony Library, 4616 South Shields; or Council Tree Library located at 2733 Council Tree Ave.

ImagineArt
Saturday, March 25, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Youth in grades 5-8 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. Spring class dates: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15 Register Online

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame Presents: Extraordinary Women in Agriculture
Saturday, March 25, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

In honor of Women's History Month, join the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame for a presentation on women's achievements in agriculture. Co-chair Beth Barela will discuss the histories and contributions of Hall of Fame inductees who have made extraordinary strides in agricultural settings such as farming, ranching, and land and resource conservation.

Social Work Resource Hours
Sunday, March 26, 2017
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library,

Come meet with a social worker, available for patrons desiring assistance in connecting to community resources for mental health care, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and other life situations.

Prompts that Spark
Sunday, March 26, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

These six prompts will change the way you view yourself as a writer! Prompts are the secret weapon of writers everywhere, and this workshop walks writers through six that dig deep into their own inner workings. Connecting with our strengths and our blocks, playing with our voice and our intension, we’ll spark creativity via an open-minded approach to our own craft. A writer-driven workshop, we’ll work through these prompts in class and share our discoveries. Class size limited, sign up today! Call 221-6740 or register by going to the calendar at PoudreLibraries.org and clicking on the class title. Register Online

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, March 26, 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.

Social Work Resource Hours
Monday, March 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Old Town Library,

Come meet with a social worker, available for patrons desiring assistance in connecting to community resources for mental health care, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and other life situations.

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, March 27, 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.

Social Work Resource Hours
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Old Town Library,

Come meet with a social worker, available for patrons desiring assistance in connecting to community resources for mental health care, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and other life situations.

Anime Club
Tuesday, March 28, 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! Grades 6-12.

Citizenship Classes/ Clases de Ciudadanía
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
La Familia/El Nidito

Are you interested in US Citizenship Classes? 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 5 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. ¿Está interesado en tomar clases de preparación para la ciudadanía? 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 5 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.

Publisher Beyond Basics
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Go beyond the basics in Publisher to create, customize, and publish materials such as newsletters, brochures, flyers and catalogs. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 221-6740.

Antarctic Lecture:What’s with all these cracks? Tales from Antarctic ice shelves
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Ice shelves don’t typically make headlines in The New York Times, but in recent months, stories of a nascent Delaware sized iceberg and the evacuation of Halley Research Station due to rift growth have been prominent. Daniel McGrath will provide a synopsis of ice shelves, discussing their importance to the Antarctic Ice Sheet, along with details of these recent events. He’ll focus on Larsen C’s rift, and will discuss efforts to both observe and model the rift, with an eye towards the stability of Larsen C in the future.

Messy Hands Art for Preschoolers
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Preschoolers age 3 1/2 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. Spring class dates: March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12 Register Online

BYOD Series: Smartphones, tablets and library downloadables Q&A session
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room 2

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device! Do you own a tablet, phone or eReader? Do you have more questions than answers regarding these devices? Bring them with you and we can help you here at the library. We will try to answer as many questions as we can regarding the devices themselves and how to stay connected with the library online and off!

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, March 30, 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!

How to Make Your Resume ROAR (Results Oriented And Relevant)
Friday, March 31, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

In this job and career class, you will learn fundamentals and basic elements of a resume, as well as how to make your resume stand out in order to land an interview! You will learn about the different resume formats and current resume practices and techniques to better communicate what you have to offer to potential employers.

Harmony in the Round Music Concert
Friday, March 31, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Round

50 Shades of Blue duo won the 2016 Mile High Blues Society International Blues Challenge. Christine's soulful vocals and solid bass playing, along with Doc's mastery of acoustic, slide, and electric guitar allows them to perform blues, R&B, folk, gospel, and swing.

Excel Basics
Saturday, April 01, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Excel is a spreadsheet program used for automating calculations, creating charts, forms, and more. Learn the basics in this 2-hour class. Computer Comfort class is strongly recommended before taking this class. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 970-221-6740.

Kids Explore Art
Saturday, April 01, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Kids in grades K-5 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. Spring class dates: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15 Register Online

ImagineArt
Saturday, April 01, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Youth in grades 5-8 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. Spring class dates: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15 Register Online

Social Work Resource Hours
Sunday, April 02, 2017
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library,

Come meet with a social worker, available for patrons desiring assistance in connecting to community resources for mental health care, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and other life situations.

LEGO Assemble Build Create
Sunday, April 02, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Building Bridges – with LEGO bricks. Engineering feats and wonders – who can build the longest bridge, the strongest bridge, the highest bridge? 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, April 02, 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.

Social Work Resource Hours
Monday, April 03, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Old Town Library,

Come meet with a social worker, available for patrons desiring assistance in connecting to community resources for mental health care, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and other life situations.

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, April 03, 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.

Council Tree Book Club
Monday, April 03, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Title: "What she left behind" by Ellen Marie Wiseman. Free and open to the public.

Social Work Resource Hours
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Old Town Library,

Come meet with a social worker, available for patrons desiring assistance in connecting to community resources for mental health care, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and other life situations.

Citizenship Classes/ Clases de Ciudadanía
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
La Familia/El Nidito

Are you interested in US Citizenship Classes? 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 5 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. ¿Está interesado en tomar clases de preparación para la ciudadanía? 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 5 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.

HTML5 & CSS3 Parts 1-4
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Learn the basics of HTML 5 and CSS in this four-part class. Participants will be introduced to the structure of an HTML page and will find out how to format text, create links, insert images, and link to a stylesheet. Intermediate computer skills are required. Participants will need to be available for all four classes and have an email account. Registration required, and will be for all 4 classes. Register Online

Great Decisions - Chapter 2: The Truth About Trade, Jobs and Politics
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

By Jeremy Haft - The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of trade—have not kept up with the realities of modern manufacturing. Obtaining an accurate picture of U.S. economic stature requires a critique of those numbers. Only then can the U.S. develop appropriate policy solutions for the challenges at hand.

Messy Hands Art for Preschoolers
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Preschoolers age 3 1/2 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. Spring class dates: March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12 Register Online

Senior Solutions: Cash Flow Management Workshop
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

Many people are concerned with how much money they make, but the reality that 70% of lottery winners are bankrupt within five years tells us that what really matters is how much you keep. In this workshop we'll discuss: 1. How to free up $100-$300 per month without an extra job, but just by restructuring some of our expenses. 2. How debt snowballing works: 30-year mortgage does NOT mean 30 years of debt! 3. Brief snippets on the tax code and how it affects you. 4. Financial Independence isn't a lofty wish, it's something YOU can achieve!

Story Theatre
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

"Feathers" and "Moonbeams" - Tales of The Arabian Nights The Theatre Pals return with another hilarious play by Karen Christophersen. For ages 5 and up. Journey to the land of Aladdin and his wonderful lamp! Hear and experience two more of Scheherazade's stories that she told to her King over 1001 Nights. Watch the Theatre Pals search for the elusive Speaking Bird and play matchmakers to a handsome Prince and beautiful Princess both named for the light of the moon. Inspired from "The Arabian Nights" by Wafa’ Tarnowska.

Harmony Book Group
Wednesday, April 05, 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.