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Dream it? Build it! Designing 3D Models with Tinkercad
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Turn your ideas into reality! Learn how to create 3D models with Tinkercad, a free, browser-based design application. With its simple drag-and-drop format, creating 3D models is more fun than ever. This class will teach you how to mix and match shapes and cutouts to make more complex designs. A robot, a name tag, a cat – anything you can dream, you can build with this easy-to-use application. Completed models can then be submitted for printing by the 3D printer at the Old Town location. Open to all ages. Registration required. *A Tinkercad account is REQUIRED for class attendance.* 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 or email us at 3dprinting@poudrelibraries.org. Register Online

FoCo Nonprofit Networking Group
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Join the Fort Collins based peer-to-peer networking group for nonprofit organizations. Come to share your experiences and learn from others by discussing the most pressing issues you’re facing or ask questions you’ve never been sure where to find the answers. Work with our own Poudre River Public Library District, Nonprofit Resources Librarian to find and share resources for nonprofit management. Whether you’re supporting a start-up or a seasoned organization, we’d love for you to join us. Join our Facebook group to stay in touch and keep posted on the next meeting and any follow-up resources from our discussions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/169414506916147/

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, August 24, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

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

Web Design Beyond Basics
Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Go beyond the basics building your own website! We'll go beyond the basics using WordPress.com to build your own free, customizable website. Whatever reason you'd like to put together a website, this is the class for you. Want to create a site for your wedding? What about a site to display your photography? You'll learn how in this class. If you are interested in blogging, try our blogging classes. Either way, we'll help you create a customizable online presence that meets your needs and the needs of your online visitors. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 221-6740.

International Night - Photography in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Thursday, August 24, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Please join Elizabeth Stanley at International Night at the Library for a presentation on her travels in Costa Rica with a group of photographers, and an independent excursion to Nicaragua. Costa Rica is known for its flora and fauna and the great diversity of its natural landscapes. A ten-day trip led by a photography instructor and a naturalist provided many exciting opportunities to observe and photograph a fascinating variety of birds, flowers, landscapes, and people, while learning about the natural history, environment, and culture. During the presentation, we will visit the Central Valley, including San Jose and the Lankester Botanic Gardens at Cartago; the North Central Region, including the active Volcán Arenal and the Ecocentro Danaus in La Fortuna; the Tropical Rainforest in the Rio Sarapiqui area, including a boat trip on the river and studies of birds and reptiles; the Highlands, including San Gerardo de Dota on the high-elevation Rio Savegre, sightings of the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, and studies of hummingbirds; and the Pacific Coast, including Dominical and the Ballena National Marine Park. Nicaragua is easily reached by bus from San Jose, and a brief visit provided more opportunities for travel and photography in natural areas, as well as an appreciation of the culture. We will see scenes of Granada and nearby towns, the cloud forest of the Reserva Natural Volcán Mombacho, the islets of Lago de Nicaragua, and Laguna de Apoyo. Elizabeth arrived in Fort Collins in 2010 after a career in higher education, including eleven years in administrative positions in universities for women in the Middle East. She has traveled in over 80 countries, and is interested in all things international.

Thriving at Home: The Benefits & Considerations of Aging in Place
Friday, August 25, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Join us for this presentation where we will discuss the benefits of aging in place, and consider aspects of wellness, transportation, safety, home modifications, and finances needed to age in place successfully. This is a free, public event. Registration is requested: To register, or for questions, please contact our staff at 970-232-1180.

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, August 27, 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, August 28, 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.

Old Town Library Book Club Selection Meeting
Monday, August 28, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room 1

Join the Old Town Library Book Club to nominate and select six titles to be discussed during the 2017-18 season. Titles must be readily available in paperback and present universal themes that make for robust discussion.

Drop-In Job Help
Thursday, August 31, 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. *Job and career

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, August 31, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

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

Scrabble @ Your Library
Friday, September 01, 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.

Cover Letters
Friday, September 01, 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 workshop will teach you what to include in a cover letter, how to structure it, and how to present yourself effectively in writing. *Job and career

Free, Virtual Legal Clinic
Friday, September 01, 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

Anime Club
Friday, September 01, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Old Town 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.

Noches en Familia
Friday, September 01, 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.

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, September 03, 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.