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Animal Afternoon
Sunday, September 24, 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, September 25, 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.

Anime Club
Tuesday, September 26, 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! For teens in grades 6-12.

Secrets to a Great Job Interview
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

What are the secrets to being great in a job interview? You need to tell specific stories from your past in a compelling way that show you are the perfect candidate. In this job and career class, Jim Brokish, an interview coach and retired Hewlett Packard manager, will give real examples, discuss why this works, and how you can make it work for you.

CS First Fall Coding Club for Tweens
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

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

It's Not About Time
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Why do some people achieve career or business goals, maximize results, and even accomplish their dreams, while others tread water in a sea of busyness? Discuss myths and truths about time-management, explore uncommon practices that enable productivity and results, and discover the next essential skill those who want to thrive at work and in life require in this age of 24/7/365 connectivity. Based on research from the presenter’s new book, It’s Not About Time.

Drop-In Job Help (Ayuda para Buscar Trabajo)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Stop by the Library to get help with your resume, job search, and LinkedIn profile. No appointment needed. Pase por la biblioteca de Old Town para que le ayudemos con su resume, busqueda de trabajo, y con su cuenta de LinkedIn. No se necesita hacer cita. *Job and career

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, September 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

LOCATION CHANGE! This will be held in the storytime room during the elevator renovation. One-on-one family history research and genealogy assistance provided by Larimer County Genealogical Society volunteers. No sign-up required!

Word Beyond Basics
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Now that you understand the basics of 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.

International Night - Ukraine
Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Kris Cote is a Fort Collins native and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer. He served in Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine from 2011 until 2013. Ukraine is a country that has been thrust to the front of the international stage in recent years. Known as “The Breadbasket of Europe” because of its rich and fertile soil. Ukraine is a country rich with history, culture and an ever- changing search for identity. Kris will discuss Ukraine as a country in general, especially one of his personal interests, public transit in the country. He will focus more specifically on Crimea where he spent the majority of his time. Crimea, as Kris describes, is much like Hawaii to the US. It is indeed part of the country of Ukraine, but it has its own unique people, cultures, economies and politics. Please note the views in this presentation are those of Kris Cote and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of the Peace Corps or of the United States Government.

Antarctic Lecture: A Glacier’s Microbiome
Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Using microbes and cryoconite holes to learn about ecosystems. Cryoconite holes are mini-ecosystems on glaciers, with entire food webs existing in a pool the size of a paint bucket. The McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica are so cold and dry that cryoconite holes freeze over, and can remain isolated from the atmosphere for a decade. Pacifica Sommers will describe how these unique mini-ecosystems form, and how they provide a natural experiment that we can use to learn about larger ecosystems such as forests, oceans, and even our own bodies.

Harmony in the Round Music Concert
Friday, September 29, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Round

Vellamo, folk music duo from Finland, features Pia's ethereal lead vocals and Joni's virtuosic guitar stylings.

Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

New to genealogy or just wanting a tune up of your research skills? This free three-hour class from the Larimer County Genealogical Society may be just what you’re looking for. The program will cover various types of genealogical records including censuses, vital records, passenger lists, military records and more. It will explain the differences between primary and secondary records and help you determine the value of each. In addition, the class will delve into the wealth of online records available including free databases as well as paid subscription ones. Once you’ve found records, you may wonder what to do with them, and the class will give you information to help you make the decision as to what type of record keeping is right for you, whether that is paper and pencil, desk top genealogy software or online family trees.

Avoiding Fake News : A Battle Plan For Accurate Online Information
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

LEGO Assemble Build Create
Sunday, October 01, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Nature nuts – birds, bugs, and wildlife. Let’s become animal biologists and investigate the natural world along with all the wildlife in it. We’ll create our favorite wild critters and their habitats. A family event for ages 5+, with lots of hands-on STREAM activities to explore. There will be a new building challenge every month. All LEGO supplies provided at the library. Program limited to 40 LEGO builders at a time due to supply and space limitations.

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, October 01, 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.

Story Theatre
Monday, October 02, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

“GREAT GRIMM!” or “Creature Comforts” and “Nobody Special” Two lesser known Grimm folktales come to life as spells are cast, heroes defeat villains, and goodness wins over greed. A troupe of “Story Theatre Players” under the direction of Karen Christophersen from FCCT, make the magic happen!

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, October 02, 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
Monday, October 02, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room 2

All are welcome to join us for a discussion of Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.

Great Decisions - Chapter 8: Nuclear Security
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

By Todd Stephen Sechser - Nuclear nonproliferation was a top priority for the Obama administration. While the Iran Deal was a diplomatic victory toward this end, major threats persist from both state and non-state actors. Countries like North Korea, Russia, and India and Pakistan continue to challenge nonproliferation efforts. The possibility that terrorists will carry out an attack using a “dirty bomb,” made from captured nuclear materials, looks increasingly real. In a fractious world, which way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

Messy Hands Art for Preschoolers
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Preschoolers ages 4 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. Young Artists' Art Show featuring pieces from Messy Hands sessions will be held 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 1. Register Online

Composer Talk -Masterworks 1: A Cultural Assortment
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Sibelius, Wieniawski, Hailstork, & Marquez. CSU professor, Dr. Dawn Grapes PhD, hosts these entertaining and wonderfully informative talks about the composers featured in each concert. Light refreshments will be served and brown bag lunches are welcome. Attendees will also have a chance to win a drawing for Symphony concert tickets.

FoCo Nonprofit Networking Group
Wednesday, October 04, 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/

Story Theatre
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

“GREAT GRIMM!” or “Creature Comforts” and “Nobody Special” Two lesser known Grimm folktales come to life as spells are cast, heroes defeat villains, and goodness wins over greed. A troupe of “Story Theatre Players” under the direction of Karen Christophersen from FCCT, make the magic happen!

Story Theatre
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

“GREAT GRIMM!” or “Creature Comforts” and “Nobody Special” Two lesser known Grimm folktales come to life as spells are cast, heroes defeat villains, and goodness wins over greed. A troupe of “Story Theatre Players” under the direction of Karen Christophersen from FCCT, make the magic happen!

Harmony Book Group
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
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 pm. 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. October 4, 2017: Classic Male: Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow November 1, 2017: Contemporary Female: Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett

CS First Fall Coding Club for Tweens
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

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

Job Search Strategies
Thursday, October 05, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Town Library, Community Room

This workshop will help you understand today’s job market and the best practices for job searching in Northern Colorado. At the end of this workshop, you will have the knowledge and tools to execute a strategic job search that is effective and most likely to get you the results you desire. *Job and career

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, October 05, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

LOCATION CHANGE! This will be held in the storytime room during the elevator renovation. One-on-one family history research and genealogy assistance provided by Larimer County Genealogical Society volunteers. No sign-up required!

Story Theatre
Thursday, October 05, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

“GREAT GRIMM!” or “Creature Comforts” and “Nobody Special” Two lesser known Grimm folktales come to life as spells are cast, heroes defeat villains, and goodness wins over greed. A troupe of “Story Theatre Players” under the direction of Karen Christophersen from FCCT, make the magic happen!

Cloud Computing - What is it?
Thursday, October 05, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

You've no doubt heard about "the cloud". But do you know what it does and how you can use it? We'll discuss all the facets of cloud computing, and how it can shape future computer use. No registration required. Questions? Call the Answer Center at 970-221-6740.

Larimer County Genealogical Society Board Meeting
Thursday, October 05, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Larimer County Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Scrabble @ Your Library
Friday, October 06, 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.

Free, Virtual Legal Clinic
Friday, October 06, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

**First come, first served** Participants can have a short appointment with an attorney via video conference. 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. First come, first served.

Anime Club
Friday, October 06, 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, October 06, 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.

History Comes Alive Concert with Elvis Presley
Friday, October 06, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Harmony Library, Round

Come experience a History Comes Alive like no other you have witnessed. Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll, will take center stage to delight audiences. Along with his band, he will be performing a live concert that features some of the King's Greatest Hits that are beloved by millions. This History Comes Alive features live music with a full-sound system. If you are sensitive to loud sound, please bring ear plugs. This special edition of History Comes Alive is in conjunction with the FoCo Book Festival: Writings and Riffs. Don't forget your Blue Suede Shoes!

Learn to use Google Drive
Saturday, October 07, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Google Drive allows you to create, store and share files from anywhere you have internet access. Come learn how to use this free cloud-based service to create, convert file formats, share documents, collaborate and more. No registration required. **Participants who do not already have a Google account are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to set one up Questions? Please contact the Answer Center at 970-221-6740.

Kids Explore Art
Saturday, October 07, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Kids in grades K-3 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. Young Artists' Art Show featuring pieces from Kids Explore Art sessions will be held 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 1. Register Online

Interesting Reader Society (Teen IRS)
Saturday, October 07, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Council Tree 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, October 07, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Tweens in grades 4-7 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. Young Artists' Art Show featuring pieces from ImagineArt sessions will be held 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 1. Register Online

Teen Book Chat: "13 Reasons Why" by Jay Asher
Saturday, October 07, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Turned into a popular TV series in March of this year, many teens have been watching the series created from this book. The library is offering a book discussion that would allow teens to read and keep the book, then discuss the book with teen librarians and mental health professionals from the Northern Colorado Zero Suicide Coalition. We encourage parents to read the book with their teens, and will have mental health professionals there to answer questions parents may have. For teens in grades 6-12. A limited number of books will be available for pick up at Harmony, Council Tree and Old Town Libraries on September 1. If you do not get one you are still welcome to attend the discussion. Register Online

Tablets and Smartphones: Library eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more!
Saturday, October 07, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room 1

In this class we will go over the basics of downloading free apps from Overdrive, hoopla, and RB Digital so you can read, listen to and watch library materials anytime, anywhere. You need to have a smartphone or tablet such as an iPhone/iPad, Android tablet/phone, Samsung Nook or Kindle Fire and your library card number. iPhone and iPad users will need to know their Apple ID to download the apps. If you have a Kindle Voyage or similar, or a Nook Simple Touch or similar, please plan to attend the BYOD Series: Smartphones, tablets and library downloadables Q&A session to learn how to transfer library eBooks to the eReaders.