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2014 Pikes Peak All Reads selections are announced

News: Education Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The 13th annual All Pikes Peak Reads program asks readers to engage the extraordinary, a theme reflected in the choice of books that the Pikes Peak Library District announced Thursday.

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Life Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Here are links to help keep you and your family busy, including things to do and places to hold birthday celebrations. It is not a comprehensive list, but there are lots of options.

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