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Word Beyond Basics
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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.

FoCo Nonprofit Networking Group
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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/

Discovery Zone
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Storytime Room

Join us on Wednesday and Saturday of the third week of each month for a new craft, science experiment, or maker space project. Each month will feature a different activity. No registration is required. Participants are welcome to arrive anytime during the program hours.

Dying Wish
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Film and discussion of the cultural values and beliefs around autonomy and decision-making at the end of life, and how the lives and decisions of individuals can bring opportunities for social change.

Need to Know: Tax Info
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Gain valuable knowledge about preparing your own taxes, what questions to ask when choosing a professional preparer, and how to find the local FREE tax preparation programs. Learn what is new for this year's returns, tax fraud avoidance tips, and tax prep resources.

Drop-In Job Help (Ayuda para Buscar Trabajo)
Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Town Library, Study Room D / Collaboration 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.

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, January 18, 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!

Computación Para Principiantes
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

¿Es usted principiante y no tiene experiencia con las computadoras? Asista a esta clase en donde aprenderá las funciones y partes básicas de una computadora.

From 'Making a Living' to Creating a Life
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

From 'Making a Living' to Creating a Life shows people how they can truly enjoy and derive deep satisfaction from their work, whatever it is they happen to do for a living. David challenges the default conversation in our society that work is, at best, the thing that earns the money to pay for what weʼd rather be doing, or, at worst, that itʼs a curse for not having been born rich. What if we had a new vision for work, not as a necessary evil, but as a source of all the great things we want our lives to be; an expression of who we are; a way of serving rather than getting; a legacy we want to leave to the world? David is a consultant, executive coach and conference speaker who helps companies to be good for the soul as well as the bottom line. He has a particular interest in the role of work in our lives - and how to shift it from being a ‘Have To’ to a 'Want To.’His latest two books are From ‘Making a Living’ to Creating a Life and the subject of his TEDx talk, Change Your World One Word at a Time.

Larimer County Genealogical Society Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Election of officers and other important Society business. There will be time for a few fun things as well.

How to Make Your Resume ROAR (Results Oriented And Relevant)
Friday, January 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Harmony Library, Community Room

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

Minecraft for Kids and Tweens - Grades 1-5
Saturday, January 20, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Kids and Tweens in grades 1-5 enjoy time with others playing Minecraft on the Poudre River Public Library District’s server and enjoy light snacks and make a craft. Laptops are provided and the event is free. Please arrive on time or cancel your reservation through the Answer Center at 221-6740 since there are waitlist kids and “drop in” kids waiting and who will be let in. Registration required. Register Online

Minecraft for Kids and Tweens - Grades 1-5
Saturday, January 20, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Kids and Tweens in grades 1-5 enjoy time with others playing Minecraft on the Poudre River Public Library District’s server and enjoy light snacks and make a craft. Laptops are provided and the event is free. Please arrive on time or cancel your reservation through the Answer Center at 221-6740 since there are waitlist kids and “drop in” kids waiting and who will be let in. Registration required. Register Online

Tablets and Smartphones: Library eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more!
Saturday, January 20, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

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.

Discovery Zone
Saturday, January 20, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Council Tree Library, Storytime Room

Join us on Wednesday and Saturday of the third week of each month for a new craft, science experiment, or maker space project. Each month will feature a different activity. No registration is required. Participants are welcome to arrive anytime during the program hours.

Game Day @ Your Library
Sunday, January 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room 1

Do you like to play games? Have you wanted to play a game but couldn't find a partner? Have a group and no place to play? Join us for Game Day @ Your Library. Play a board or card game from our collection (Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Munchkin Fu! and many more!) or bring a favorite from home. RPG groups there is room for you too! Players of all ages and abilities are welcome.

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, January 22, 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 Book club
Monday, January 22, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Title: "Bettyville: a memoir" by George Hodgman. Free and open to the public.

Anime Club
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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.

Publisher Basics
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Are you looking to create documents with more pizazz? Learn the basics of Publisher to help you easily create, customize, and publish materials such as newsletters, brochures, flyers and catalogs. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 221-6740.

Secrets to a Great Job Interview
Thursday, January 25, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Town 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.

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, January 25, 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!

Rekindle the Classics
Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wolverine Farm Publick House

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. January title: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe For mobility accommodations at the venue, please contact Wolverine Farm Publick House at (970) 682-2590.

Learn to use Google Drive
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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.

International Night - Samoa an Island adapts to the Globe
Thursday, January 25, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Community Room

Please join Natalie Ziemba for a presentation on her Peace Corps experience in Samoa. This presentation will explore the culture, geography, and day-to-day factors that influence life on the South Pacific island of Samoa. From traditional beliefs and practices to modern government and systems, Samoa is a blend of old and new. Told from the perspective of a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, this presentation is an opportunity to learn about the unique ways island life adapts to a global society. Natalie Ziemba is a Fort Collins native. She earned her B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the island of Samoa from 2010-2012. She spent time in North Carolina earning her MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and now works as the Hotline Supervisor with Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) in Boulder. She enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her cat. If you are interested in presenting at this program, please contact Mark Oberschmidt at moberschmidt@gmail.com to volunteer. For more information about FCIC please visit www.fortcollinsinternationalcenter.org This program is from 7:00 – 8:30 PM twice a month on; • The 2nd Tuesday at the Old Town Library and • The 4th Thursday of the month at the Harmony Library.

Coding for Kids!
Saturday, January 27, 2018
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! Registration required. Registration opens 14 days prior to class date. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 970-221-6740. Register Online

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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, January 29, 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, January 29, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

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!