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Build Club
Friday, September 21, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room Combo

Build spaceships, aliens, rockets and more in our LEGO Build Club. It's going to be far out! All supplies provided; limited to 40 participants.

Drop-In Coding Club for Tweens
Friday, September 21, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Come hang out, mess around and geek out with your computer or ours and code on your favorite sites such as Scratch. Create music videos, games or whatever you want in a group or on your own. No coding experience required.

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and DNA Testing
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

DNA is another type of data record that is useful in genealogy. Just like any record, it is important to understand the record in order to use it effectively. You don’t have to be a scientist to use DNA for genealogy, but it is helpful to have a basic understanding to use it more effectively. The first part of the class will focus on the tests and testing companies available for DNA in genealogy research. The second half will provide explanation of DNA in terms that will be helpful to genealogists. Time for questions and answers will be available at the end. Program provided through the Larimer County Genealogical Society.

Social Media - What is it and why should I care?
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Social media has so many platforms these days it's tough to know which ones are useful - and which ones aren't. This class will help determine which applications fit in with your life, and how to manage your time on them. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 970-221-6740.

Story Theatre at the Library
Saturday, September 22, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Large Meeting Room (C)

Once again, under the direction of Karen Christophersen, Fort Collins Children’s Theatre and Poudre River Library District sponsor this program that directs a group of young actors to bring stories to life. This 20th season brings you: “Clueless - Tales of Mystery and Mayhem” Two tales come together to delight you with bigger than life characters, humor and plot twists! “Where’s the Wolf?” and “The Reluctant Dragon” No registration required! All welcome!

Story Theatre at the Library
Sunday, September 23, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room Combo

Once again, under the direction of Karen Christophersen, Fort Collins Children’s Theatre and Poudre River Library District sponsor this program that directs a group of young actors to bring stories to life. This 20th season brings you: “Clueless - Tales of Mystery and Mayhem” Two tales come together to delight you with bigger than life characters, humor and plot twists! “Where’s the Wolf?” and “The Reluctant Dragon” No registration required! All welcome!

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, September 23, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

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.

Intercambio
Monday, September 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

Presented by La Familia, this is an adult English as a Second Language learning program. For more information go to: https://thefamilycenterfc.org/adult-education-programs/ or call La Familia at (970) 221-1615.

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, September 24, 2018
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.

BYOD Series: Smartphones, tablets and library downloadables Q&A session
Monday, September 24, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Large Meeting Room (C)

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!

Anime Club
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

Teens gather together after school to watch anime favorites, chat about manga, and munch on yummy snacks! Our Tuesday meetings at Harmony Library are for teens in grades 6-12.

Women in Non-Traditional Careers
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

"Women in Non-Traditional Careers" panel discussion is sponsored by Fort Collins Reads to complement the 2018 community read book, Manhattan Beach. Panelists include: Kelly Fahrlander, firefighter and engineer; Val Kailburn, Chief Creative Officer and Founder of Old Town Media; Jill Baron, ecosystem ecologist; Gabrielle Nieto, welding instructor.

Intercambio
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

Presented by La Familia, this is an adult English as a Second Language learning program. For more information go to: https://thefamilycenterfc.org/adult-education-programs/ or call La Familia at (970) 221-1615

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

Forthcoming

FoCo Nonprofit Networking Group
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

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/

Word Basics - Old Town Library
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room 2

Discover how to add splash and dash to everyday documents while learning Microsoft 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.

CS First Fall Coding Club - Art.Design.Coding.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Create your own digital works of art! Use the computer to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world Have your friends join too - the CS First Art club is social and fun! 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

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, September 27, 2018
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!

Conversations in English
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room 2

Speak, listen, connect, and learn. Conversations build community at Old Town Library. “Conversations in English” offers a friendly, informal setting for English language learners to practice their English and connect with others. A volunteer facilitator, who is a native-English speaker, guides conversations on relevant, every day topics like family, work, school, sports, and daily life. Participants can also suggest topics to discuss. For adults. All levels of experience and ability are welcome. No registration is required. Drop by and bring a friend!

International Night -- Syria: Past, Present, and Future
Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

Please join Mohamad Radwan Kalaaji for a presentation on Syria’s rich history, the current conflict, and his hopes for the future. Radwan Kalaaji was born in eastern Aleppo, Syria in 1955. He was raised by an essentially illiterate mother, yet he and all of his siblings became college graduates. Radwan graduated in 1977 with a degree in civil engineering from Aleppo University. Radwan taught engineering at Aleppo University for six years, and became eligible for a PhD in civil engineering/water resources in the United States. He relocated to Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his family in 1983. He then came to Fort Collins where he earned a masters in civil engineering at CSU. His years in Fort Collins made him appreciate the freedoms offered here. He decided to stay in the United States and raise his six children in Fort Collins. In 1998, he became a citizen. He taught Arabic at the AIMS and Front Range community colleges for several years, but is now retired. While many members of Radwan’s family still reside in Aleppo, his mother-in-law now lives with the Kalaaji family. Five years ago, after losing her husband, her home, and most of her belongings, she escaped the tragedy in Aleppo, Syria. Her story, along with countless others, has become a driving force in Radwan’s mission to spread awareness about the conflict in Syria. In 2016 Radwan helped establish a new student club at CSU, “Rams for Refugees.” The organization has held many events centered around the Syrian conflict. Radwan and his family, along with Rams for Refugees, have held two fundraisers in Fort Collins by cooking dinner for approximately 100 guests, and raising up to $5000 at each event. All of the proceeds aided Syrian refugees around the world. Radwan will be holding another fundraising dinner on September 29 at 6pm at the Heart of the Rockies Church. Please join us for this presentation at the Main Library in Downtown Fort Collins on Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM and at the Harmony Library Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Friday, September 28, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

Forthcoming

How to Make Your Resume ROAR
Saturday, September 29, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

Gain insight as to what employers are looking for in a resume, and learn how to tailor you resume to each opportunity you are pursuing.

Intercambio
Monday, October 01, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

Presented by La Familia, this is an adult English as a Second Language learning program. For more information go to: https://thefamilycenterfc.org/adult-education-programs/ or call La Familia at (970) 221-1615.

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, October 01, 2018
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 Library Book Club
Monday, October 01, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Large Meeting Room (C)

All are welcome to join us for a discussion of Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

A Soldier's Visit from Historical Fort Collins
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room Combo

Performed by Wayne Sundberg. Lifetime Enrichment Series: These programs are designed to give people with dementia (and their care partner) the opportunity to socialize, reminisce, or learn new things in a fun and engaging format.

Teen Council
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

Sleuths, spies, and suspense! (Plus a fictional dead body) That’s what a murder mystery party is all about! Teens (grades 6-12), our new Teen Council is going to spend time this summer planning and designing a murder mystery party for fellow teens and adults. Are you in? Teen Council is looking for creative minds to help develop the fictional murder mystery and host the party in October. Should the mystery take place in Wonderland where the Mad Hatter learns what the Queen of Hearts means by “off with their heads”? Or maybe you’ll decide to create a traditional Sherlock Holmes whodunit? It’s up to you! Open to teens, grades 6-12. No registration required. Monthly meetups are at Harmony Library: 6/8, 7/6, 8/7, 9/4, and 10/2. The actual murder mystery party will be scheduled for October.

Avoiding Fake News : A Battle Plan for Accurate Online Information
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

With so much reading being done online, how can you determine what is real news and what is made up? We will help you navigate the murky waters. For more information please call the Answer Center at 221-6740. No registration required.

Intercambio
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

Presented by La Familia, this is an adult English as a Second Language learning program. For more information go to: https://thefamilycenterfc.org/adult-education-programs/ or call La Familia at (970) 221-1615

Messy Hands Art for Preschoolers
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

Preschoolers age 4 to 6 explore whimsical, original art forms and techniques including paint, collage, drawing and more. A new art adventure awaits each week. Caregivers attend 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. Register Online

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

Forthcoming

Composer Talk - Masterworks 1: Hollywood to Big Apple
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room Combo

The Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra has planned an exciting array of concerts for the 2018-2019 season, “Odyssey, Sound Travels”. We know you will love the music, but do you want the details surrounding it? Partnering with the Symphony Association, Friends are pleased to provide a lecture series from noon to 1:00 pm on the Wednesdays before each Masterworks concert. Learn intimate aspects of the composers' lives and their times and works. Don’t miss our entertaining and wonderfully informative talks by Dawn Grapes. Questions and comments are welcomed. You are invited! There is no charge, and no reservation is required. Light refreshments will be served, and brown bag lunches are welcome. Attendees will have a chance to win the drawing for Symphony concert tickets. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. You’ll be glad you did! "Hollywood to Big Apple" will be performed on Saturday, October 6.

Creating Legacy Relationships with Individual Donors
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Harmony Library, Large Meeting Room (H)

Is your organization prepared to do what it takes to build a solid base of financial support from individuals? To do that it starts with putting into place a proven process for how to “move” individuals through a process of identification, qualification, cultivation and eventually stewardship stages. This two-hour workshop will not only teach about those best practice stages, giving participants an opportunity to learn (or perhaps even re-learn) those elements but will also allow participants the opportunity to share with others their best ideas and tactics for each stage. We will also allow time for participants to develop a “to-do” list of what needs to happen with their donor development efforts in the months ahead.

Word Beyond Basics - Old Town Library
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room 2

Now that you understand the basics of Microsoft 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.

Harmony Book Group
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
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. 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.

CS First Fall Coding Club - Art.Design.Coding.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Create your own digital works of art! Use the computer to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world Have your friends join too - the CS First Art club is social and fun! 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

Rekindle the Classics
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
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 Publick House, 301 Willow St., Fort Collins. October selection: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, October 04, 2018
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!

Conversations in English
Thursday, October 04, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room 2

Speak, listen, connect, and learn. Conversations build community at Old Town Library. “Conversations in English” offers a friendly, informal setting for English language learners to practice their English and connect with others. A volunteer facilitator, who is a native-English speaker, guides conversations on relevant, every day topics like family, work, school, sports, and daily life. Participants can also suggest topics to discuss. For adults. All levels of experience and ability are welcome. No registration is required. Drop by and bring a friend!

Larimer County Genealogical Society Board Meeting
Thursday, October 04, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Council Tree Library, Large Meeting Room (C)

Larimer County Genealogical Society Board Meeting



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