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Citizenship Class
Wednesday, December, 2
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Poudre River Public Library District invites you to participate in our US citizenship classes that provide guidance and help with the naturalization process.

We will host 3 weekly sessions that will be virtual and free, and will start on Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00pm. 

Classes will be in English. 

Register on our website or call 970-658-3721 to register on the phone.
Register Online

Code for Fort Collins
Thursday, December, 3
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Code for Fort Collins is a volunteer organization who develops technology-driven solutions to challenges faced by charities, government agencies, and other groups within the city. Join them online (https://meet.google.com/hsm-yqok-bcg) on the first and third Thursday of the month where you can apply both coding and non-coding skills in different community projects. You can find out more information about Code for Fort Collins at http://codeforfoco.org/about/.

Conversations in English
Thursday, December, 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting by email.
Register Online

Bedtime Stories: An Evening Storytime
Thursday, December, 3
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Tune in for a fun set of bedtime stories with storytime staff from Poudre River Public Library District! Stay at home in your pajamas, snuggle up with your favorite stuffed animal or blanket and enjoy this family time with us. 

Link to video: https://youtu.be/OUb0SgHVKPs


Free, Virtual Legal Clinic
Friday, December, 4
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

**First come, first served** Participants can have a short appointment with an attorney via phone call. This is a free service for people without 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. To sign up, call 970-372-0642 starting 2 weeks before the session and leave a message. The first 6 callers will get a spot and the lawyer will contact them during the program.

Saturday Storytime
Saturday, December, 5
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Enjoy library storytimes at home! Library storytime staff share virtual storytime activities, songs, rhymes and read-alouds at 10:00 AM every Saturday.

Link to video: https://youtu.be/UneMsXq595w


Un Invierno de Cuento con Memo Plastilina
Saturday, December, 5
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Escápate del frío invernal con este taller virtual en español, donde el artista mexicano Memo Plastilina, te enseñará a modelar un paisaje de invierno.

Inscríbete para recibir el material de manera gratuita y el link del evento.

Para niños y niñas de 5 a 12 años. Cupo limitado.


Sábado 5 de diciembre

10:00 - 11:30 AM     Zoom


Register Online

Take-and-Make: Create Your Portrait!
Monday, December, 7
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
Poudre River Public Library District,

Create your own portrait with this simple Take and Make kit available curbside only at Council Tree and Harmony libraries starting December 7 and while supplies last.

Please call curbside pickup and request the number of kits (one per child please): 

  • Council Tree Library 970-416-8050
  • Harmony Library 970-829-0760

Each kit includes basic supplies to start your self portrait creation but feel free to use items you have on hand at home as well. Included is a link to a Youtube video tutorial created by nationally known and local professional textile artist, Elizabeth Morisette, the Art Education Coordinator for the Fort Collins Museum of Art.

The kits and instructions are intended for elementary school aged children.





Old Town Virtual Book Club
Monday, December, 7
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for the Old Town Virtual Book Club discussion of Virgil Wander, written by Leif Enger. Free and open to the public, but you must register to receive an invitation. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link, which will be sent the day before the event.  Register Online

Hora del cuento virtual en español
Tuesday, December, 8
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

¡Disfruta de la hora del cuento desde la comodidad de tu casa!

Acompaña al personal de la biblioteca a escuchar historias en español, las cuales también encontrarás disponibles en nuestra colección física o digital.

Todos los martes en el canal de YouTube de nuestra biblioteca.


SNAP Assistance
Tuesday, December, 8
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you need help paying for your monthly groceries? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you put food on the table. Receive one on one help with applying for food stamps, all information is kept confidential and all services are free. Already receiving SNAP? We can help you with your Recertifications, Redeterminations or Changes Reports. We speak Spanish!

Register here and Daysi will give you a call between 11am and 12pm on the Tuesday you're signed up for.

¿Necesita ayuda para pagar su despensa mensual? El Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP por sus siglas en inglés) puede ayudarlo a proveer alimentos en su hogar. Reciba ayuda personalizada para solicitar cupones de alimentos (food stamps); toda la información es confidencial y todos los servicios son gratuitos. ¿Ya está recibiendo SNAP? Podemos ayudarlo con sus recertificaciones, resoluciones o reportes de cambios. ¡Hablamos español! 

Regístrese aquí y Daysi lo llamará entre las 11 a.m. y las 12 p.m. el martes en el que se haya registrado. 

Register Online

Prepara pastel de tres leches con infusión de café de olla y escápate del frío invernal / Bake Café de olla infussed Tres Leches cake and escape the cold this winter
Tuesday, December, 8
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

En esta clase virtual de repostería, impartida por el reconocido panadero Eliceo Lara, aprenderás a preparar pastel de tres leches con infusión de café de olla. Eliceo nos guiará paso a paso desde su cocina en la Ciudad de México.

La clase será bilingüe y durará aproximadamente 2.5 horas; los participantes deberán proporcionar sus propios ingredientes y herramientas, y tener acceso a un horno.

Para público de todas las edades. Cupo limitado. Regístrate para recibir la lista de ingredientes y el enlace de zoom.

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In this hands-on virtual baking class, taught by renowned baker Eliceo Lara, you'll learn how to make Café de olla infused tres leches cake. Eliceo will guide us step by step from his kitchen in Mexico City.

This bilingual class will be approximately 2.5 hr; participants must provide their own ingredients and tools, and have access to an oven.

All ages. Space is limited. Sign up to receive the list of ingredients and the zoom link.


Martes 8 de diciembre

Tuesday, December 8

5:30-8:00  PM           Zoom



Register Online

International Night - Iraq
Tuesday, December, 8
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An overview of the political, social, economic, and international crises facing Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003, with a particular focus on events since October 2019, when mass demonstrations resulted in the resignation of the government. Before the COVID-19 pandemic reached the Middle East in early 2020, Iraq was still recovering from its war with ISIL, which displaced more than five million people and caused $88 billion in damage. The presentation will break down the complexities of Iraq's internal tensions between ethnic groups and religious sects, demographic pressures and oil dependency, and international relations with its neighbors and the USA. This program will be offered through Zoom. Meeting information will be provided by email to registered participants.

Please join the Fort Collins International Center (FCIC), a 501c3 nonprofit, and the Poudre River Public Library District for International Night at the Library program. The program presents a different country or region from around the world each month. All the speakers are volunteers who wish to share their experiences/ cultures with the Fort Collins community. If you are interested in presenting at this program, please contact Mark Oberschmidt at  www.fortcollinsinternationalcenter.org

Register Online

Citizenship Class
Wednesday, December, 9
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Poudre River Public Library District invites you to participate in our US citizenship classes that provide guidance and help with the naturalization process.

We will host 3 weekly sessions that will be virtual and free, and will start on Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00pm. 

Classes will be in English. 

Register on our website or call 970-658-3721 to register on the phone.
Register Online

Insta Reads for Teens
Thursday, December, 10
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens and tweens, are you looking for the perfect Winter Break read? Reply to @poudrelibraries on Instagram with your favorite author or title between 1-6pm on Thursday, December 10 and the teen librarians will suggest three read-a-likes that you're sure to love!

Conversations in English
Thursday, December, 10
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting by email.
Register Online

Bedtime Stories: An Evening Storytime
Thursday, December, 10
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Tune in for a fun set of bedtime stories with storytime staff from Poudre River Public Library District! Stay at home in your pajamas, snuggle up with your favorite stuffed animal or blanket and enjoy this family time with us. 

Link to video: https://youtu.be/xRgviV1o9VM



Saturday Storytime
Saturday, December, 12
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Enjoy library storytimes at home! Library storytime staff share virtual storytime activities, songs, rhymes and read-alouds at 10:00 AM every Saturday.

Link to video: https://youtu.be/W7pbBxZ8pR4


Hora del cuento virtual en español
Tuesday, December, 15
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

¡Disfruta de la hora del cuento desde la comodidad de tu casa!

Acompaña al personal de la biblioteca a escuchar historias en español, las cuales también encontrarás disponibles en nuestra colección física o digital.

Todos los martes en el canal de YouTube de nuestra biblioteca.


SNAP Assistance
Tuesday, December, 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you need help paying for your monthly groceries? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you put food on the table. Receive one on one help with applying for food stamps, all information is kept confidential and all services are free. Already receiving SNAP? We can help you with your Recertifications, Redeterminations or Changes Reports. We speak Spanish!

Register here and Daysi will give you a call between 11am and 12pm on the Tuesday you're signed up for.

¿Necesita ayuda para pagar su despensa mensual? El Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP por sus siglas en inglés) puede ayudarlo a proveer alimentos en su hogar. Reciba ayuda personalizada para solicitar cupones de alimentos (food stamps); toda la información es confidencial y todos los servicios son gratuitos. ¿Ya está recibiendo SNAP? Podemos ayudarlo con sus recertificaciones, resoluciones o reportes de cambios. ¡Hablamos español! 

Regístrese aquí y Daysi lo llamará entre las 11 a.m. y las 12 p.m. el martes en el que se haya registrado. 

Register Online

Rekindle the Classics
Tuesday, December, 15
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Rekindle your love of classic literature with the CSU Department of English and Poudre Libraries! Join graduate students and faculty in lively and informative discussions of literature favorites. December title: White Teeth by Zadie Smith. Presented via Zoom. Link and details available upon registration. Register Online

Book Club for Mortals
Wednesday, December, 16
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a monthly bookclub focusing on end-of -life themes facilitated by professionals and trained staff in advance care planning from the Health District of Larimer County.  

The group meets virtually. To register and receive the link to access the meeting please email Mindy Rickard, Project Coordinator, at mrickard@healthdistrict.org 

Meeting via zoom November 18, 2020 at 3 pm  

When my Time Comes by Dianne Rehm. The conversation will center decisions about the right for those dying to determine when life should end.  


Better Than Takeout for Teens and Young Adults
Wednesday, December, 16
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cooking at home instead of settling for takeout is the healthier option for you, your wallet, and your time. The best way to start eating at home is to learn some techniques and recipes to help you plan out your meals. So, we call all grades of chefs who are looking for the inspiration to get rid of your takeout menus and begin cooking for yourself.

For participants ages 16-25. Registration is required to receive a Zoom meeting link.
Register Online

Citizenship Class
Wednesday, December, 16
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Poudre River Public Library District invites you to participate in our US citizenship classes that provide guidance and help with the naturalization process.

We will host 3 weekly sessions that will be virtual and free, and will start on Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00pm. 

Classes will be in English. 

Register on our website or call 970-658-3721 to register on the phone.
Register Online

Code for Fort Collins
Thursday, December, 17
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Code for Fort Collins is a volunteer organization who develops technology-driven solutions to challenges faced by charities, government agencies, and other groups within the city. Join them online (https://meet.google.com/hsm-yqok-bcg) on the first and third Thursday of the month where you can apply both coding and non-coding skills in different community projects. You can find out more information about Code for Fort Collins at http://codeforfoco.org/about/.

Conversations in English
Thursday, December, 17
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting by email.
Register Online

Bedtime Stories: An Evening Storytime
Thursday, December, 17
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Tune in for a fun set of bedtime stories with storytime staff from Poudre River Public Library District! Stay at home in your pajamas, snuggle up with your favorite stuffed animal or blanket and enjoy this family time with us. 



Saturday Storytime
Saturday, December, 19
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Enjoy library storytimes at home! Library storytime staff share virtual storytime activities, songs, rhymes and read-alouds at 10:00 AM every Saturday.

Link to video: https://youtu.be/rtlygse58q0


Teen Book Chat
Saturday, December, 19
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hooked on books? Mad for movies? Whatever your passion is, let's talk! Teen Book Chat meets monthly to discuss books (obvs!), but also to talk about other fun topics from music to movies to gaming. We also offer new ideas and provide much-welcomed teen feedback for the library staff. And, we're just getting started! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Grab a friend (virtually) and show up ready to chat with us on Zoom. Registration with an email address is required to receive a meeting invitation.
Register Online

Take-and-Make: Art and Books
Monday, December, 21
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Warm up the winter and spark your inner artist and love of books while you are participating in our Winter Reading Program, "A Winter's Tale". Stop by Council Tree and Harmony for a simple Take-and-Make kit to inspire your own book decorating skills! Kits available while supplies last.

Please call curbside pickup at:

·        Council Tree Library: 970-416-8050

·        Harmony Library: 970-829-0760

Included in the kit will be a link to a Youtube video tutorial created by nationally known and local professional textile artist, Elizabeth Morisette who is the Art Education Coordinator for the Fort Collins Museum of Art.

The kits and instructions are intended for children Kindergarten to 5th grade and their families.




Hora del cuento virtual en español
Tuesday, December, 22
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

¡Disfruta de la hora del cuento desde la comodidad de tu casa!

Acompaña al personal de la biblioteca a escuchar historias en español, las cuales también encontrarás disponibles en nuestra colección física o digital.

Todos los martes en el canal de YouTube de nuestra biblioteca.


SNAP Assistance
Tuesday, December, 22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you need help paying for your monthly groceries? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you put food on the table. Receive one on one help with applying for food stamps, all information is kept confidential and all services are free. Already receiving SNAP? We can help you with your Recertifications, Redeterminations or Changes Reports. We speak Spanish!

Register here and Daysi will give you a call between 11am and 12pm on the Tuesday you're signed up for.

¿Necesita ayuda para pagar su despensa mensual? El Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP por sus siglas en inglés) puede ayudarlo a proveer alimentos en su hogar. Reciba ayuda personalizada para solicitar cupones de alimentos (food stamps); toda la información es confidencial y todos los servicios son gratuitos. ¿Ya está recibiendo SNAP? Podemos ayudarlo con sus recertificaciones, resoluciones o reportes de cambios. ¡Hablamos español! 

Regístrese aquí y Daysi lo llamará entre las 11 a.m. y las 12 p.m. el martes en el que se haya registrado. 

Register Online

Bedtime Stories: An Evening Storytime
Thursday, December, 24
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Tune in for a fun set of bedtime stories with storytime staff from Poudre River Public Library District! Stay at home in your pajamas, snuggle up with your favorite stuffed animal or blanket and enjoy this family time with us. 



Saturday Storytime
Saturday, December, 26
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Enjoy library storytimes at home! Library storytime staff share virtual storytime activities, songs, rhymes and read-alouds at 10:00 AM every Saturday.


Hora del cuento virtual en español
Tuesday, December, 29
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

¡Disfruta de la hora del cuento desde la comodidad de tu casa!

Acompaña al personal de la biblioteca a escuchar historias en español, las cuales también encontrarás disponibles en nuestra colección física o digital.

Todos los martes en el canal de YouTube de nuestra biblioteca.


SNAP Assistance
Tuesday, December, 29
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you need help paying for your monthly groceries? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you put food on the table. Receive one on one help with applying for food stamps, all information is kept confidential and all services are free. Already receiving SNAP? We can help you with your Recertifications, Redeterminations or Changes Reports. We speak Spanish!

Register here and Daysi will give you a call between 11am and 12pm on the Tuesday you're signed up for.

¿Necesita ayuda para pagar su despensa mensual? El Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP por sus siglas en inglés) puede ayudarlo a proveer alimentos en su hogar. Reciba ayuda personalizada para solicitar cupones de alimentos (food stamps); toda la información es confidencial y todos los servicios son gratuitos. ¿Ya está recibiendo SNAP? Podemos ayudarlo con sus recertificaciones, resoluciones o reportes de cambios. ¡Hablamos español! 

Regístrese aquí y Daysi lo llamará entre las 11 a.m. y las 12 p.m. el martes en el que se haya registrado. 

Register Online

Bedtime Stories: An Evening Storytime
Thursday, December, 31
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Tune in for a fun set of bedtime stories with storytime staff from Poudre River Public Library District! Stay at home in your pajamas, snuggle up with your favorite stuffed animal or blanket and enjoy this family time with us. 





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