The Pueblo West View

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Book clubs

• Pueblo West Book Club

The house of the spirits by Isabel Allende

Monday, June 30 at 7 p.m., Pueblo West, GLFC room

Next month: Monday, July 28, 7 p.m. Three books, all by Lisa Genova: Still Alice (Alzheimer’s), Love Anthony (autism), and Left Neglected (traumatic brain injury). Pick one or more of the books to read and discuss. 

• The Pueblo West Mystery Book Club

Meet at 7 p.m., Pueblo West, every third Thursday

Thursday, June 19, Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter. 

Thursday, July 17, The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny.


Computer classes

• Snappy Hour: Photography Apps

Thursday, June 5, 10-11:30 a.m., Pueblo West

Want to learn to alter or edit your photos? Come join us for a fun class about a wide variety of photography apps for your smartphone or tablet. 

• Overdrive class

Classes are limited to 12 participants per session and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 562-5600 or visit and view the June events calendar. 

Saturday, June 7, Pueblo West

Tablets, 2-3 p.m.

Nook/Kindle, 3-4 p.m. 

PCCLD offers an eBook and eAudiobook lending service through OverDrive. Bring your device, charger cable, library card and device account (username  and password) information if applicable (Amazon account, Apple ID, Google login, etc.

• Skype Basics

Thursday, June 19,

10-11:30 a.m., Pueblo West

Create a free Skype account and learn to chat, make internet, and video calls to friends and family for free. 

Prerequisites: An active email address. 

Preregistration is required. Students may register at the public desk at Pueblo West Library or by calling 563-5664. Students may bring their own laptop computer if desired; otherwise a laptop will be provided for the class.

• Microsoft Word 2010

Tuesday, June 3, 10-11:30 a.m. 

• Microsoft Publisher 2010

Tuesday, June 10, 10-11:30 a.m.

• Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Tuesday, June 17, 10-11:30 a.m. 

• Microsoft Excel 2010

Tuesday, June 24, 10-11:30 a.m.


Senior issues classes

• Senior Safety

Tuesday, June 10

10 a.m., Lamb

Pat Heine, a retired member of the Pueblo Police Department, will explain how to stay informed of ongoing scams and frauds and stay protected.

• Senior Services in Pueblo County

Tuesday, June 10

 4 to 6 p.m., Pueblo West

Tara Morrow, ARCH Director, SRDA will speak about a variety of programs SRDA offers.

• Legal and financial planning for families dealing with Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, June 25

 4 to 6 p.m., Pueblo West

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia,the time for legal and financial planning is now.


Youth events

• Fun with Bubbles

Wednesday, June 4

10 a.m., Pueblo West

Sign up for summer reading and have fun with bubble play, science and art. Go Team therapy dogs also will be available for children to read to. 

• Mr. E & Kyle Groves – The Fizz, Boom, Read Magic Show

Wednesday, June 11

10 a.m., Pueblo West

Is it science? Or magic? “Mr. E” and Kyle Groves’ all new show is all about both. It’s packed with magic tricks and cool experiments that fool the eye. Children get to help create the magic all along the way. The Fizz, Boom, Read magic show is fun for children and parents alike and is jam-packed with magic, science, music, comedy, audience participation and tons of fun for everyone. 

• Full STEAM Ahead Roadshow

Wednesday, June 18

10 a.m., Pueblo West

Art is the new science!  Join friendly folks from the Buell Children’s Museum for fabulously fun learning.  They are putting “A”rt in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to make STEAM! Engage in challenging, collaborative, creative activities that educate the  whole brain. Picture adventures in the style of artist, inventor, Rube Goldberg in GIGANTIC proportions!

• Ann Lincoln - Space Aliens Big Bang: magic and juggling show

Wednesday, June 25

10 a.m., Pueblo West

She came from outer space and crash landed at your library! Now Ann Lincoln will have to Fizz, Boom, Read in order to blast off back to her home planet.


Tween events

• Water Rockets 

Thursday, June 12, 3 p.m., Pueblo West

Have a blast at the library with rockets made out of empty soda bottles. Using NASA curriculum, transform an ordinary soda bottle into an extraordinary rocket that can launch to heights of 50 to 100 feet using only water and air pressure.

• Survival Science

Thursday, June 19, 3 p.m., Pueblo West

Learn how to survive if stranded in the wilderness. Discover how to conquer nature with survival skills and be ready to take on the outdoors!

• The Science of You

Thursday, June 26, 3 p.m., Pueblo West

Explore the science behind the body’s most gnarly functions and gain a deeper understanding of how humans work.

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