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Calendar of Events

All Libraries Closed, Monday Sept. 1

CANCELLED - Cool Off @ the Library - Where Does Our Water Come From?
Thursday, August 28, 2014
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Look at schedule for other dates and locations. Discover the history of water in Fort Collins. There will be hands-on history activities and then you can get creative with crafts you will make to gather rain and carry your own water in. Registration required. For kids in grades 3-5. Local historian Wayne Sundberg will bring history to life! Presented by Poudre River Public Library District and Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. Register Online

International Night - Around the World
Thursday, August 28, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

In August of 2012, Lana and David Bump left their stable jobs, their house, their family, and their little dog to travel the world for a year. Lana had worked in the federal court system for 6 years, and David had worked at a computer software company for 15 years. They were looking for a change of pace; they certainly found it. They didn't start out life as globetrotters, but a trip to the UK with David's mother gave them the travel bug, and since 2001 Lana and David have traveled to Hawaii, England, Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Iceland, South Africa, Botswana, Paris, Italy and Belize, along with various trips in the US. Between August 2012 and July 2013, they traveled through 33 US states and 34 countries, spanning 6 continents. They traveled by plane, train, boat, bus, car, Jeep, scooter, tuk-tuk, bicycle, kayak, foot, balloon, elephant, camel, and even donkey. Some of the highlights of their trip were hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, snorkeling in both the Galapagos and the Great Barrier Reef, touring the backbone route of Madagascar, and visiting the ancient sites of Egypt and Jordan. They documented their travels in a series of 10 journals and over 35,000 photographs (don't worry, they won't be showing them all!). In traveling from the first world to the third world and back again, their most valuable souvenir has been a sense of perspective on their place in the world, and their responsibilities to it.

Cool Off @ the Library - Wonderful Water Fun!
Friday, August 29, 2014
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Old Town Library, Library Park - South Lawn

Join us for water games and hands-on activities that will focus on water science and water fun! Be sure to wear something that can get wet! Registration required. For kids in grades 3-5. Presented by Poudre River Public Library District and Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. Register Online

Movie Night: Real Genius
Friday, August 29, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room 1

Mitch, a high school student whose Science Fair project made important inroads into laser beam technology, has been recruited by famed physics professor Hathaway, who asks Mitch to work in his laboratory. On campus, Mitch becomes roommates with the brilliant Chris Knight, legendary as the smartest freshman in the history of the college; but now, as a senior, he is less interested in his studies and more interested in having fun. It turns out that Hathaway is enlisting his students, unbeknownst to them, as a slave labor force to do research in developing a state-of-the-art laser device for the Defense Department (he uses his government grant funds to build a house). But Chris and Mitch begin to suspect that something is amiss with Hathaway's project. Run time 105 min. This film is rated PG, for more information go to imdb.com.

History Comes Alive - Martha Maxwell
Friday, August 29, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Harmony Library, Round

Martha Maxwell traveled to Colorado Territory with the first wave of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush in 1860. A self-educated naturalist and artist, she found her passion and life's work quite by accident and contributed to the development of taxidermy and museum display with ideas and techniques that are still used today. The foremost woman natural scientist of the 19th century, Martha was one of the first women to collect and prepare her own skins and mounts. She spent nearly eight continuous years in the field in the Rocky Mountains, documenting the presence of species previously not known to live there. Martha is the first woman to have a subspecies that she herself discovered named after her - otus asio maxwelliae - Maxwell's owl. In 1876, she represented Colorado at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. A true trail blazer, Martha Maxwell's inspiring journey is one of passion and determination. Presented by Mary Jane Bradbury. As actress, speaker and educator for over 20 years, Mary Jane Bradbury has always been drawn to the natural world. She finds Martha's resolute determination to pursue her love of science at a time when women were considered to have no aptitude for it inspiring.

All Libraries Closed
Monday, September 01, 2014
All Day - All Day
Poudre River Public Library District,

All libraries closed for Labor Day.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Walkers
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

A lively, interactive program full of songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and fun for babies who are walking on their own and their caregivers.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Council Tree Library, Storytime Room

Library staff will share their love of books through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more with preschoolers (approximately ages 3 1/2 - 6 years). Caregivers are welcome.

Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Library staff will share their love of books through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This storytime is for toddlers (approximately ages 2-3 1/2 years) and their caregivers.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Council Tree Library, Storytime Room

Library staff will share their love of books through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more with preschoolers (approximately ages 3 1/2 - 6 years). Caregivers are welcome.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Prewalkers
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

A lively, interactive program full of songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and fun for babies who are not yet walking on their own and their caregivers.

Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Library staff will share their love of books through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This storytime is for toddlers (approximately ages 2-3 1/2 years) and their caregivers.

Poudre River Library Trust Meeting
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room 2

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Great Decisions - U. S. Trade Policy
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room 1

Join us for monthly discussions on crucial global issues. Anyone with an interest in expanding his/her knowledge of international relations and engaging in active discussion of crucial global issues is welcome to attend. There will be a short introduction film on each topic.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Walkers
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

A lively, interactive program full of songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and fun for babies who are walking on their own and their caregivers.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Library staff will share their love of books through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more with preschoolers (approximately ages 3 1/2 - 6 years). Caregivers are welcome.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Library staff will share their love of books through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This storytime is for toddlers (approximately ages 2-3 1/2 years) and their caregivers.

Rincón de Cuentos
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Matthews House Community Life Center

¡Libros, títeres, canciones, cuentos infantiles, manualidades y mucho más! Este evento es en español y gratuito para todo el público. Books, puppets, songs, children's stories, crafts, and much more! This story time is in Spanish and everyone is welcome.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Library staff will share their love of books through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This storytime is for toddlers (approximately ages 2-3 1/2 years) and their caregivers.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Prewalkers
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

A lively, interactive program full of songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and fun for babies who are not yet walking on their own and their caregivers.

Harmony Book Group
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
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.

Author Visit with Margaret Coel
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

The best-selling author of the Wind River Mystery series is coming to Fort Collins! Colorado local Margaret Coel will be speaking and signing books at the Old Town Library. Coel’s latest novel is "Night of the White Buffalo", the 18th book in her Wind River Mystery series. In this installment, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley confront a ruthless killer in the wake of a miraculous event. Coel is considered the most accomplished heir to Tony Hillerman’s legacy. Don't miss her presentation and book signing. Books will be on sale from Old Firehouse books.





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