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Story Stroll Front Range Village

Sunday, October 31, 2021
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Welcome to Story Stroll!  This is a free self-guided tour that families can enjoy at their leisure throughout October. Simply follow the path on the map in order to see the story unfold in front of you. Each stop on the path features another portion of the story as told in "Walk With Me" by Margaret Wise Brown. Poudre Libraries and Front Range Village have partnered to bring you this fun, interactive, family-friendly activity.  For more information, visit our blog:


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Exposición de arte del Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead Art Exhibition

Sunday, November 07, 2021
Old Town Library

Alumnos del Distrito Escolar Poudre crean esta exhibición para celebrar el Día de los Muertos, una tradición de México y Latinoamérica en la cual las familias se reúnen el 1º y 2 de noviembre para honrar la memoria de sus seres queridos que han fallecido. El origen de esta celebración es una fusión de tradiciones europeas y mesoamericanas, principalmente del antiguo imperio azteca. Para más información visita www.nocodiademuertos.org

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Students from Poudre School District create this exhibition to celebrate Day of the Dead, a tradition from Mexico and Latin America when families gather to honor the memory of deceased loved ones on November 1 and 2. This celebration’s roots are a fusion of traditions found in Europe and Mesoamerica, particularly the ancient Aztec empire. For more information, visit www.nocodiademuertos.org

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Fort Collins Book Fest

Sunday, October 24, 2021
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The Fort Collins Book Fest was conceived by librarians, writers, book lovers, and community members with the simple purpose: to combine the community’s passion for the literary arts and our unique cultural heritage in a celebration of literature, literacy, and social conversation.

For more information about this year's authors, presenters, events, and sponsors, visit focobookfest.org.
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Paseo Literario del Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead Story Stroll

Wednesday, November 03, 2021
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¡Bienvenidos al Paseo Literario! Este paseo gratuito es auto-guiado, lo cual te permite disfrutarlo en tu tiempo libre del 27 de octubre al 3 de noviembre en el parque de la biblioteca. Simplemente sigue la numeración de manera ascendente y aprende de esta celebración cultural. Cada parada en el camino muestra una parte nueva del libro "Gustavo, el fantasma tímido" de la artista mexicana Flavia Z. Drago. Las Bibliotecas Poudre y el Departamento de Parques de la Ciudad de Fort Collins unen esfuerzos para traerte esta divertida actividad interactiva para toda la familia. Para más información visita nocodiademuertos.org.

Welcome to Story Stroll!  This is a free self-guided tour that families can enjoy at their leisure from October 27 to November 3 at Library Park. Simply follow the numbers in order to learn about this cultural celebration. Each stop on the path features another portion of the story as told in "Gustavo, the Shy Ghost" by Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago. Poudre Libraries and City of Fort Collins Park Department have partnered to bring you this fun, interactive, family-friendly activity.  For more information, visit nocodiademuertos.org.

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Harmony All Ages Outdoor Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Harmony Library
FRCC Blanca Peak West Lawn

Harmony Storytime Outdoors! is a lively 20-30 minute program designed for kids ages birth - 6 years old together with a caregiver. We will have fun exploring stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Bring your own blanket, chair, or mat to sit on with the kids, dress for the weather, and bring your water bottles.  This program is outdoors on the FRCC campus directly east of the Harmony Library on the Blanca Peak West Lawn. In the event of inclement weather or poor air quality, this program will be canceled.

Health and safety requirements will be enforced. Read about current health and safety requirements for library programs here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm

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Harmony All Ages Outdoor Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Harmony Library
FRCC Blanca Peak West Lawn

Harmony Storytime Outdoors! is a lively 20-30 minute program designed for kids ages birth - 6 years old together with a caregiver. We will have fun exploring stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Bring your own blanket, chair, or mat to sit on with the kids, dress for the weather, and bring your water bottles.  This program is outdoors on the FRCC campus directly east of the Harmony Library on the Blanca Peak West Lawn. IIn the event of inclement weather or poor air quality, this program will be canceled.

Health and safety requirements will be enforced. Read about current health and safety requirements for library programs here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm

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Old Town Ages 2+ Outdoor Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Town Library
Library Park - Storytime Tree
Storytime supports reading readiness through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more that celebrate the commonalities and differences of all people. This storytime is designed for preschoolers age 2 years and above. Caregivers are welcome.   Please bring a blanket or yoga mat to sit on.  Storytime will be offered outside, weather permitting.  Please check our website for weather related updates/cancellations. 

Health and safety requirements will be enforced. Please read about current health and safety requirements for library programs here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm.

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Outreach Fort Collins

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library
Study Room E
Outreach Fort Collins hosts office hours where you can drop in for consultation and resources related to housing, food, healthcare, and other critical issues. 

Outreach Fort Collins is a street-based outreach program to maintain our downtown as a safe and welcoming place while connecting our community’s most vulnerable to the services and supportive networks they need. It is a professionally staffed, on-the-street team who will build relationships with community members, service providers, businesses and city services as a means to address and deescalate disruptive behaviors downtown.


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Book Club for Mortals

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Other Locations

Join us for a monthly book club focusing on end-of –life themes facilitated by professionals and trained staff in advance care planning from the Health District of Larimer County.   


The group meets on Zoom. To register please email Mindy Rickard, Project Coordinator, at mrickard@healthdistrict.org   


For October's program, we will be discussing A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical advice for living life and facing death by BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger. 

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Money Matters: Medicare Options Virtual Class

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Other Locations

New to Medicare, need a refresher, learning for yourself or a loved one? Join us to learn about the four Medicare parts, Supplement insurance, and more. Whatever your situation, this class will help you understand Medicare and your choices. Taught by Robin Hastings of United Heathcare.

This seminar is part of the Money Matters series of personal financial literacy in collaboration with libraries and credit unions across the Front Range.  

No registration required for this live Zoom class, just use the link below: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrc-6przwiGNXuqOW5DrdUL162kcS8CkFs 

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Old Town Bilingual Storytime Outdoors / Hora del cuento bilingüe al aire libre

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Old Town Library
Library Park - West Lawn
¡Bienvenidos! Join us for a fun, interactive bilingual family storytime full of books, songs, fingerplays and more! Open to children of all ages and their caregivers.
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¡Venga a disfrutar historias en inglés y español para niños de todas las edades! Este programa gratuito incluye cuentos, canciones y juegos.

Please bring a blanket or yoga mat to sit on.  Storytime will be offered outside, weather permitting.  

Health and safety requirements will be enforced. Please read about current health and safety requirements for library programs here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm.

Por favor traiga su manta o tapete de yoga para sentarse.  La hora del cuento será afuera si el tiempo lo permite, o adentro si hay inclemencias del tiempo.  El espacio adentro podría estar limitado por reglamentos de capacidad. Las medidas de salud y seguridad serán implementadas.  Por favor lea las medidas de salud y seguridad vigentes para los programas de la biblioteca aquí:   https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm
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Old Town Bilingual Storytime Outdoors / Hora del cuento bilingüe al aire libre

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Town Library
Library Park - West Lawn
¡Bienvenidos! Join us for a fun, interactive bilingual family storytime full of books, songs, fingerplays and more! Open to children of all ages and their caregivers.
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¡Venga a disfrutar historias en inglés y español para niños de todas las edades! Este programa gratuito incluye cuentos, canciones y juegos.

Please bring a blanket or yoga mat to sit on.  Storytime will be offered outside, weather permitting.

Health and safety requirements will be enforced. Please read about current health and safety requirements for library programs here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm.

Por favor traiga su manta o tapete de yoga para sentarse.  La hora del cuento será afuera si el tiempo lo permite.   Las medidas de salud y seguridad serán implementadas.  Por favor lea las medidas de salud y seguridad vigentes para los programas de la biblioteca aquí:   https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm
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Drop-in Job Search Assistance with Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Old Town Library
Study Room E
Drop in to receive help searching for jobs and building your resume. Presented by the Larimer County Economic Workforce Development Center.
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Hands-On Tech: Computer Comfort

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Old Town Library
Large Meeting Room 1
Learn and practice the basics of using a computer in this hands-on class.  Using the Library's laptops, we will guide you through the fundamentals of a computer, including how to turn it on, use the mouse, and connect to the internet. 

All equipment is provided, though you may choose to bring your own device.
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One-on-One Genealogy Assistance

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Old Town Library
Study Room A
Drop in to receive one-on-one family history research and genealogy assistance from Larimer County Genealogical Society volunteers. No registration required.
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CANCELED: World Language Storytime in French

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Old Town Library
Large Meeting Room Combo
This program has been canceled.

World Language Storytime is a research based project of children's stories, crafts, puppets, and music presented by Library staff, CSU students and instructors, that invites fluent speakers as well as those interested in a new language, to enjoy a time in community and family. 
Thursday October 21, 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
Old Town Library
Space is limited. Registration is required.

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“Raconte-moi une histoire” est un moment dédié aux contes pour enfants, aux travaux manuels, aux marionnettes et à la musique, entièrement en français. Les francophones ainsi que toute personne intéressée par la langue française sont invités à venir profiter d’un moment en communauté et en famille. Cet événement est gratuit, pour tous les âges. Animé par PRPLD, des étudiants de CSU et quelques membres de la communauté.

Le jeudi 21 octobre de 17h30 à 18h30

à la bibliothèque de Old Town

L'inscription est obligatoire car l'espace est limité.

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Conversations in English

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Other Locations
Zoom - Adult
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. Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting by email.
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Old Town All Ages Outdoor Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Old Town Library
Library Park - Storytime Tree
Storytime supports reading readiness through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more that celebrate the commonalities and differences of all people. This storytime is for children of all ages and their families  Please bring a blanket or yoga mat to sit on.  Storytime will be offered outside, weather permitting.   Please check the website for weather related updates/cancellations.  

Health and safety requirements will be enforced. Please read about current health and safety requirements for library programs here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm.

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Old Town All Ages Outdoor Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Town Library
Library Park - Storytime Tree
Storytime supports reading readiness through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more that celebrate the commonalities and differences of all people. This storytime is for children of all ages and their families  Please bring a blanket or yoga mat to sit on.  Storytime will be offered outside, weather permitting.   Please check the website for weather related updates/cancellations.  

Health and safety requirements will be enforced. Please read about current health and safety requirements for library programs here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm.

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Outreach Fort Collins

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library
Study Room E
Outreach Fort Collins hosts office hours where you can drop in for consultation and resources related to housing, food, healthcare, and other critical issues. 

Outreach Fort Collins is a street-based outreach program to maintain our downtown as a safe and welcoming place while connecting our community’s most vulnerable to the services and supportive networks they need. It is a professionally staffed, on-the-street team who will build relationships with community members, service providers, businesses and city services as a means to address and deescalate disruptive behaviors downtown.


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Council Tree All Ages Outdoor Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Other Locations
Harmony Park (City of Fort Collins)

Join us outside at Harmony Park (near Preston Middle School) for this lively 20-30 minute outdoor storytime is designed for kids birth to 6 years old together with a caregiver. We will have fun exploring stories through talking, singing, reading, writing, and best of all PLAYING!  Bring your own blanket or yoga mat to sit on with the kids, dress for the weather, and bring your water bottles.  

 

In the event of inclement weather or poor air quality, this program will be canceled.

 

Health and safety requirements will be enforced. Read about current health and safety requirements for library programs here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm

 

LOCATION: Harmony Park open area off of Harvest Park Lane which is a right turn off Corbett Drive. The park location is at this link Harmony Park (5015 Corbett Drive). Please look for the library banner sign between the rock structure and pond as seen on this map -  https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/pdf/HarmonyParkdetail.pdf. 

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FoCo Book Fest: Sketch, Etch, Illustrate - family fun

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Council Tree Library

This program is part of Fort Collins Book Fest, a free festival celebrating literature, literacy, and social conversation through author visits, writing workshops, and more. Find out more about Fort Collins Book Fest at focobookfest.org.

 

In celebration of Fort Collins Book Fest, please drop by for a fun event for kids and their families and caregivers all about the art of illustration. Local professional artist and children’s book illustrator, Julie Rowan-Zoch will be our guest and will inspire your inner artist with fun interactives and maybe even a “doodle-exchange”!

 

Prepare for fun hands on activities and learning or enjoy a Take-and-Make kit to go.

 

This event will take place right outside Council Tree Library. In the event of inclement weather or poor air quality, this program will be canceled.

 

Health and safety requirements will be enforced. Read about current health and safety requirements for library programs here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/welcome-back.cfm.

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123 Andrés en concierto / in concert

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Other Locations
Lincoln Center

Andrés y Christina son el dúo 123 Andrés, ganador del Grammy Latino. Sus canciones pegajosas y sus animados conciertos hacen que toda la familia baile y aprenda, en español e inglés.

Acompáñanos en este concierto bilingüe en vivo para el festival del libro Fort Collins Book Fest.

Sábado 23 de octubre. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lincoln Center. Evento gratuito.

www.focobookfest.org

 

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Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés. Their catchy songs and lively concerts get the whole family dancing and learning, in Spanish and English.

Join us in this live bilingual concert for Fort Collins Book Fest

Saturday, October 23. 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lincoln Center. Free event.

www.focobookfest.org

 


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FoCo Book Fest: 500 Words or Less- Teen Author Talk with Juleah del Rosario

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
This program is part of Fort Collins Book Fest, a free festival celebrating literature, literacy, and social conversation through author visits, writing workshops, and more. Find out more about Fort Collins Book Fest at focobookfest.org.

Teens are invited to hear awarding winning Colorado author Juleah del Rosario talk about her novels in verse, 500 Words or Less and Turtle Under Ice.  The audience will also get a chance to ask her questions about her work and process.  Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required and capacity will be limited.  For teens ages 12 to 18.
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FoCo Book Fest: Make Your World Come Alive- Teen Writing Workshop with Laura Resau

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
This program is part of Fort Collins Book Fest, a free festival celebrating literature, literacy, and social conversation through author visits, writing workshops, and more. Find out more about Fort Collins Book Fest at focobookfest.org.

Teens are invited to a writing workshop led by award-winning Fort Collins author Laura Resau. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required and capacity will be limited.  For teens ages 12 to 18.
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