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April 2018
Free

Repair Cafe: Toss it? No way!

Sun Apr 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

Celebrate Earth Day with Old Town Library's very first Repair Café! What do you do with a broken toaster, a bike with a crooked wheel, or a moth-eaten sweater? Toss it? No way! Instead of throwing your broken items into the landfill, bring them with you to this drop-in event. From 1 to 4pm we’ll have skilled repair experts on hand to help troubleshoot and repair household items free of charge. Tools and materials will also be on hand. Toasters,…

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Open Up to Outside: Family Fun in FoCo Forests and Beyond

Sun Apr 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

Registration required: call 970-221-6740. We live, love, play, learn and explore in our precious Colorado so let’s get some great ideas of how to make this lifestyle a family affair. For the first 45 minutes, Librarian Amy and volunteers will tell stories and do a craft with your child while parents enjoy a presentation by Alicia Goddard, Certified Interpretive Guide and Environmental Educator. After that presentation families come together to create crafts, put together a go-to hiking bag including a…

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Craig Childs at Old Town Library

Mon Apr 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome Craig Childs to Fort Collins! We hope you’ll join us this April to hear Craig talk about his latest book Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America. The event will take place on Monday, April 30 th at 6pm at Old Town Library. Old Firehouse Books is proud to partner with the Poudre River Public Library District to make this event possible. Atlas of a Lost World chronicles the last…

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May 2018
Free

Great Decisions Series: Media & Foreign Policy

Tue May 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

Media and foreign policy, by Susan Moeller State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications…

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Civics @ Your Library: Know Your (Bill of) Rights

Thu May 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

Like your high school English teacher said, a simple comma placement can drastically change the meaning of a sentence! In this final session of the Civics @ Your Library series, presenter Hillel Katzir, J.D., will provide a rich analysis of the Bill of Rights. These first ten amendments to the Constitution guarantee rights like the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship. Library: Old Town Library Location: Community Room Combo

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Kessel Run – Family Fun Run/Walk

Fri May 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

It's not quite 12 parsecs, but the non-competitive Kessel Run run/walk will follow the block around the Library, featuring some fun activities and obstacles along Annie's Walk (the diagonal path). It is free to participate in the Kessel Run, but you must register in advance: https://fococomiccon.com/kesselrun/ A $15 suggested donation benefits Poudre River Public Library District, $25 if you would like a Kessel Run shirt (must order by 4/15). Check-in begins at 5PM, opening ceremonies at 5:30PM with prizes for…

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Masterworks 5 – Fate, Fancy, & Fantastic (Composer Talk Series)

Wed May 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

Kraft, Hidon, & Tchaikovsky. CSU professor, Dr. Dawn Grapes PhD, hosts these entertaining and wonderfully informative talks about the composers featured in each concert. Light refreshments will be served and brown bag lunches are welcome. Attendees will also have a chance to win a drawing for Symphony concert tickets. Library: Old Town Library Location: Community Room Combo

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Old Town Library Book Club: “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck

Mon May 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

All are welcome to join us for a discussion of The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.

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From Sandhya, With Love

Tue May 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

Old Firehouse Books is so excited to welcome YA author Sandhya Menon back to Fort Collins! A recent addition to our fantastic list of Colorado-based authors, Sandhya is the author of the best-selling novel When Dimple Met Rishi. This May, she is giving us another funny, adorable, smart book that will surely make your heart melt, From Twinkle, With Love. Twinkle Mehra is a wallflower and aspiring filmmaker. She has stories she wants to tell. So when fellow film geek…

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Author Visit with Sandhya Menon

Wed May 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of the smash-hit When Dimple Met Rishi and From Twinkle, with Love. She was born and raised in India on a steady diet of Bollywood movies and street food, and blames this upbringing for her obsession with happily-ever-afters, bad dance moves, and pani puri. Now she lives in Colorado, where she’s on a mission to (gently) coerce her husband and children watch all 3,220 Bollywood movies she claims as her favorite.…

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Teen MuVChat – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG-13)

Thu May 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Fort Collins, 80524

TXT in YR jokes.. ..and they'll appear on the screen! Bring your phone, razor-sharp wit, a sense of humor, your friends, and a craving for popcorn... For teens (who just had their last day of school!) in grades 6-12. No registration required. The movie is rated PG-13. Please refer to the IMDB and Commonsense Media websites for parent guides.

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