Library Senior Events

**PLEASE NOTE – PROGRAMS WILL BE PRESENTED ONLINE AND MOST REQUIRE REGISTRATION. PLEASE VISIT PPLD.ORG OR CALL (719) 389-8968 FOR MORE INFORMATION**

 Genealogy Basics

Are you interested in researching your genealogy, but aren’t sure where to start? Join us for an introduction to basic genealogy research strategies including getting started, organizing research, and selecting and searching for records.

Presented by the Pikes Peak Library District’s Special Collections Department.

Sat., November 21, 10 a.m.

Online Presentation – Visit ppld.org or call (719) 389-8968 to register

Navajo Code Talker: Looking Through the Eyes of WWII Marine Chester Nez

Bestselling author Judith Schiess Avila gives us the insider’s account of Navajo code talker Chester Nez. Chester was one of the original code talkers—the men who designed the Navajo code and proved it in battle. Together, Chester and Judith tell the story of these indispensable marines in Chester’s memoir Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII.  

Thurs., November 5, 6 p.m.

Online Presentation – Visit ppld.org or call (719) 389-8968 to register

Colorado Springs History Book Club: Extraordinary Women of the Pikes Peak Region

The past is the window to the present. In commemoration of the Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial, the Regional History and Genealogy team presents a virtual book club. Using the published works of local historians as inspiration, this program will highlight specific themes of Colorado Springs and the region.

Chris Nicholl, PPLD Regional History and Genealogy staff member, will share the story of three Colorado Springs women whose political demonstrations at the gates of the White House landed them in prison and helped win the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting American women the right to vote. Susan Fletcher, Glen Eyrie Navigators Historian and Archivist, will explore the lives of Queen Palmer, wife of General William Jackson Palmer, and their three daughters, Elsie, Dorothy, and Marjory. 

This program is offered in concert with the book Extraordinary Women of the Pikes Peak Region, published by the Pikes Peak Library District, which provides additional background. However, attendees should not feel obligated to read the book in advance of the discussion.

Thurs., November 19, 7 p.m.

Online Presentation – Visit ppld.org or call (719) 389-8968 to register

 

 NANOWRIMO: Come Write In!

This virtual Come Write In invites aspiring writers to meet others during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Find support, get advice, get feedback, and meet new people! This year, it will be run through Zoom.

Saturdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 1 p.m.

Online Program – Visit ppld.org or call (719) 389-8968 to register

 

Chair Yoga

Join Loretta every Tuesday for a new virtual chair yoga session.

Restore balance, focus, and increase vitality by strengthening and stretching your body, clearing your mind and tuning into your breath. With the use of chairs, we explore the poses with a slow steady practice of movement and breath.

Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 24, 10 a.m.

Online Program – Visit ppld.org or call (719) 389-8968 to register

 

Virtual Mindful Movement and Meditation

Join instructor Ambrie Sward for this virtual mindful movement class that will include meditation and stretches to build the mind/body connection.  All skill levels welcome.

Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 26, 1 p.m.

Online Program – Visit ppld.org or call (719) 389-8968 to register

 

Hooked on Crochet!

Come crochet with a small group and help each other with your crochet projects.  Or just socialize while you hook. No registration required. Everyone is welcome.

Thursdays, November 5 and 19, 10:00 am

Online Program – Visit ppld.org or call (719) 389-8968 to register