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All Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving

All Libraries Closed Nov. 22 at 3PM & All Day Nov. 23

Family Retro Gaming Night
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Hey there, parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents! Have a little fun with your tweens and teens. Come to this retro gaming night and show them how to play your favorite old games like Goldeneye 007, Mario Kart, Duck Hunt, Pac-Man, and more. We'll be playing with systems like N64, Atari 2600, Xbox, NES and other oldies but goodies. Drop in when you can or stay all night! For ages 10 and older.

NaNoWriMo Mad Dash to the Finish Write-In
Sunday, November 26, 2017
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room 2

50k or Bust! With less than a week to go, you may need some extra motivation. Maybe you just need to get out of the house, clear of the blinking cursor on the screen, away from the chores that need doing. Break out! Come to the library, write by hand, and ignore those dishes! How about a Box of Doom challenge? Or a couple of word wars with your fellow writers to get you to the finish line? Don't give up, the month isn't over yet. Refreshments provided by Everyday Joe's Coffee House.

Animal Afternoon
Sunday, November 26, 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, November 27, 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, November 28, 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.

PowerPoint Basics
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Learn how to efficiently create a basic PowerPoint presentation. This class covers: outlines, formatting, manipulating text, and tips for creating an effective/attractive presentation. Computer Comfort class is strongly recommended before taking this class. No registration required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 221-6740.

Antarctic Lecture:Phosphorus links rocks & life in McMurdo Dry Valleys
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

In the bare soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, life exists despite some of the harshest conditions on the planet: cold temperatures, high salt concentrations, and limited water and nutrients make these ecosystems challenging for organisms. Phosphorus is one such limiting nutrient essential for growth, mostly locked away in rocks and thus inaccessible to organisms. In this talk, Ruth will tell the story of how phosphorus links geology and biology in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Volcanoes, ice sheets, and microbes all play a role in determining where phosphorus is plentiful across this extreme landscape.

BYOD Series: Smartphones, tablets and library downloadables Q&A session
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony 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!

Larimer County Genealogical Society 1 on 1 Assistance
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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!

Craigslist
Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Harmony Library, Computer Lab

Looking for a job, an apartment, or someone to buy your old couch? Craigslist can be one-stop shopping for all of those activities. Learn how to use this free online classified ads website to safely and strategically buy & sell goods, apply for jobs, and much more. No registration is required. Questions? Please call the Answer Center at 970-221-6740.

Scrabble @ Your Library
Friday, December 01, 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, December 01, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Town Library, Study Room A

**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, December 01, 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, December 01, 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.

Harmony in the Round Music Concert Fall 2017
Friday, December 01, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Harmony Library, Round

Winter Songs: A Tale of Holly and Ribbons Join the FRCC Chamber Choir under the direction of Stewart Cramer as they perform an eclectic selection of songs that celebrates the Holiday Season and honors World AIDS Day.

Coding for Kids!
Saturday, December 02, 2017
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

Interesting Reader Society (Teen IRS)
Saturday, December 02, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Old Town 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.

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" Sing-Along Party!
Saturday, December 02, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Do you love the movie and know all the songs? Join us for a rolicking sing-along with an entertaining shadow cast performance during the movie brought to you by our amazing local RHPS Shadow Cast. There will be some fun trivia, crafts, and spooky snacks as well. Don't be late or you'll surely miss out on something fun! This is a program designed for "The Nightmare Before Christmas" fans from ages 10-110. There is no registration needed and costumes are encouraged!

LEGO Assemble Build Create
Sunday, December 03, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Old Town Library, Community Room

Extreme weather: tornadoes, earthquakes, and volcanoes, oh my…LEGO bricks will save the day! 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, December 03, 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.

SummitStone Health Resource Hours
Monday, December 04, 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.

Council Tree Book Club
Monday, December 04, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Council Tree Library, Community Room

Title: "Cold Sassy tree" by Olive Ann Burns. Free and open to the public.