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Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

Bring Your Own Device - Help Desk
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

**First come, first served** Drop in and get hands on support with your computer, phone or tablet! Is your device broken? Do you think you have a virus or is it just running slowly? Our tech savvy volunteers will be there to answer your questions about how your device works, how to load things onto it, and how to solve those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time!

Out of This World Art
Thursday, March 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Do you like arts and crafts? Love to do projects with swirls, colors, and textures? Discover the beauty of the solar system in this art-based program. We’ll be combining science with art by creating our own 3D planets, experimenting with color filters, and designing moon features. A family activity for all ages to do together! One signup per family; this event cannot accommodate groups of 6 or more. Register Online

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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!

Lego Challenge: Pop-up Books
Thursday, March 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Large Meeting Room (C)

Create a scene that springs to life inside of a pop-up book built from lego bricks. Basic instructions on how to make your scene "pop!" will be provided, but creativity and experimentation is encouraged! The library will provide all the bricks needed to create your scene, please don't bring your own. For teens in grades 6 to 12. Register Online

Conversations in English
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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!

Out of This World Technology
Friday, March 22, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room Combo

Explore the science and technology of NASA! We’ll be doing hands-on STREAM activities to learn about rocket science, such as engineering rockets and learning about tech that connects us to the solar system. Lots of activities for those who like to build, design, and tinker! One signup per family; a fun family activity for all ages. This event cannot accommodate groups of 6 or more. Register Online

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Friday, March 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

Inconceivably Great Games (and a Movie)
Friday, March 22, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room Combo

Teens - would you like to hang out at the library after hours? As you wish! Hang out for a screening of The Princess Bride, or compete in games inspired by the movie - engage in a trivia battle, test your mettle in a sword fight, make your way through an obstacle course, scale the Cliffs of Insanity, and more! Register Online

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Saturday, March 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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, March 25, 2019
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 - How to Manage your Device
Monday, March 25, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room 2

Let's face it: Our cell phones and tablets have become essential tools for every day life. Learn how to make your devices operate at their finest. Learn how to clean out your cookies, establish good photo editing practices, closing apps and browsers and literal cleaning tips.

Secrets to a Great Job Interview
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 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

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

Anime Club
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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! Our Tuesday meetings at Harmony Library are for teens in grades 6-12.

Learn to Use Google Drive
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 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.

Antarctic Lecture: 50 Years of Research on the Onyx River – Antarctica’s Largest
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room Combo

Join researchers, historians, and adventurers in this series of talks about the exciting world of Antarctic science and extreme expeditions. Each month features a new topic about life and science at the South Pole.

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

FoCo Nonprofit Networking Group Meeting
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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/

Long Term Care
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

In this seminar on Long-Term Care Planning, you’ll learn: ·What long-term care is and where it’s provided ·Strategies to pay for long-term care ·Key features and government incentives for long-term care insurance ·How Medicare and Medicaid factor into long-term care planning

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, March 28, 2019
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!

New Directions: 50 & Better
Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Your Future Finances. It’s a different financial world out there. Make the next phase of your life work financially. Explore old and new options to make your dreams and goals a reality.

How to Make Your Resume ROAR (Results Oriented And Relevant)
Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

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

Conversations in English
Thursday, March 28, 2019
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!

Veterans Writing Workshop
Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room 1

As a service member you have a story to tell. This six-part workshop series for veterans and military personnel creates a safe space to write creatively, whether fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. Just "show up and write" and our veteran-led team will provide strategies and support for your creative vision. You're story is important to us, and we want to help you tell it. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Call the Answer Center at (970) 221-6740 or click on the program title on the online calendar to register. Register Online

WordPress Basics
Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Learn the basics of WordPress for blogging or web design.

International Night - Karakoram Highway: China to Pakistan
Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Bob Michael is among the few Americans who have traveled the Karakoram Highway, possibly the world's most spectacular mountain road. Starting in in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar in extreme western Xinjiang, China, the highway heads south to cross into Pakistan over the Khunjerab Pass, the highest paved road in the world. The road descends into the Hunza Valley, once a "lost kingdom," where the mountain scenery ascends from merely gargantuan in China to a crescendo of fierce sublimity in the Karakoram range, the home of K2. Shangri-La is, of course, fiction, but Hunza may be the closest actual approximation. BOB MICHAEL is a consulting petroleum geologist in Fort Collins. He has always had a fascination for extreme, end-of-the-earth places, and in particular deserts since falling in love with the Mojave in his Southern California childhood. Presentation Dates, Locations, and Times Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Old Town Library Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Harmony Library

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

Story Theatre at the Library
Friday, March 29, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Once again, under the direction of Karen Christophersen, Fort Collins Children’s Theatre and Poudre River Library District sponsor this program that directs a troupe of young actors to bring stories to life. This 21st season brings you: "Tales of Trolls and Treasures" Two stories come to life as trolls are outwitted, treasures are discovered, and goodness prevails. “Half a Kingdom” and “The Golden Goose” No registration required! All welcome!

It's a Girl Thing girl-woman book discussion program
Friday, March 29, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Large Meeting Room (C)

In celebration of Women's History Month, It's a Girl Thing girl-woman book discussion features discussion and activities about "The Birchbark House" by Louise Erdrich. Complimentary pizza dinner is included. Registered pairs may pick up a free copy of the book at Council Tree Library. This popular program fills quickly, so register early! Registration starts January 25. Register Online

History Comes Alive: Helen Hunt Jackson
Friday, March 29, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Harmony Library, Round

Take a step back in time and meet legendary lady Helen Hunt Jackson. She was a poet and an activist working for the rights of Native Americans. She drew attention to the conditions that Native Americans were experiencing through her two books "Ramona" and "The Indian's Plight." Helen Hunt Jackson will be portrayed by Doris McCraw, author, speaker, and historian who specializes in Colorado and women's history.

Girl Power - Learn to Code!
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

We use the Hour of Code in this class to learn the basics of drag and drop coding and explore computer programming. No prior programming experience is needed! For girls* ages 8-15. *We are committed to increasing the participation of women and girls, as well as other underrepresented groups, in the field of computer science. Registration required. Registration opens 14 days prior to class date. Register Online

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

Tablets and Smartphones: Library eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more!
Saturday, March 30, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room 1

In this class we will go over the basics of downloading free apps from Overdrive, hoopla, kanopy, 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.

Story Theatre at the Library
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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 troupe of young actors to bring stories to life. This 21st season brings you: "Tales of Trolls and Treasures" Two stories come to life as trolls are outwitted, treasures are discovered, and goodness prevails. “Half a Kingdom” and “The Golden Goose” No registration required! All welcome!

Story Theatre at the Library
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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 troupe of young actors to bring stories to life. This 21st season brings you: "Tales of Trolls and Treasures" Two stories come to life as trolls are outwitted, treasures are discovered, and goodness prevails. “Half a Kingdom” and “The Golden Goose” No registration required! All welcome!

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, April 01, 2019
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.

U.S. Naturalization Study Group: 100 Questions Review
Monday, April 01, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Join us on the first Monday of the month for drop-in group study of the 100 questions on the U.S. Naturalization test. Basic English proficiency preferred. No registration required. *Participants attending the review should already be familiar with the content. For a comprehensive citizenship course, contact Karol at 970-416-4294. --- Únase a nosotros el primer lunes de cada mes para estudiar las 100 preguntas del examen de ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos. Ingles básico se prefiere. No es necesario registrarse. *Se debe estar familiarizado con el contenido de las preguntas para participar. Contacte a Karol al 970-416-4294 para información sobre clases de ciudadanía.

Old Town Book Club
Monday, April 01, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room Combo

Please join us for the Old Town Library Book Club discussion of "Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Beginning of the FBI" by David Grann. Free and open to the public.

Outreach Fort Collins Open Hours
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room F

The Outreach Fort Collins team is available for drop-in consultations and appointments to connect homeless community members to the services and supportive networks they need.

High Tea with Royalty
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Lifetime Enrichment for those with dementia and their care partners. Join us each month to socialize, reminisce, or learn something new.

Discovery Zone - Art - Thumb print art
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Storytime Room

For kids 5 and up with a caregiver. Come into the Storytime Room at Council Tree Library to discover crafts, experience science, and have some fun! Each month features a new activity. No registration is required and participants are welcome to arrive anytime during the program hours.

Teen Council
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Calling all teens in grades 6-12! Are you interested in making a difference in your library and community? If so, the Teen Council is the place for you! We'll meet once a month to plan fun programs, help shape the teen collection, discover exciting volunteer opportunities and more. No application or registration is required - just drop in and be ready to enjoy delicious snacks and share your great ideas!

Designing 3D Models with Tinkercad - Basics for Teens & Adults
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Turn your ideas into three-dimensional reality! Learn how to create 3D models with Tinkercad, a free, browser-based design application. This class will teach you the basics of designing: dragging-and-dropping, resizing and altering shapes, rotating and combining shapes, using cutouts, and more! Completed models can then be submitted for printing by the 3D printer at the Old Town location. 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. For teens and adults ages 12 and up. For ages under 12, please attend Tinkercad for Kids. Register Online

Great Decisions -- Topic 3, Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Storytime Room

Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future? by Ronald J. Bee Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them. The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with Kim Jong-un occurred to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and President Trump has decertified the Obama nuclear deal with Iran. To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations? Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future? More about this Foreign Policy Association program is at http://www.fpa.org/great_decisions/.



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