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William Stanley — “Money Sense for Young Professionals,” 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282.


Pikes Peak Writers Night — Aspiring writers can have questions answered, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada Ave., free; writersnight@,

Children’s History Hour — “Palmer’s Pets,” for ages 3-6, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free. Reservations: 385-5990,

Pikes Peak Writers Open Critique — 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Colorado Springs Police Station, Falcon Division, 7850 Goddard St., free; pikespeak

Friends of PPLD Book Sale — 4-7 p.m. Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.;

7 Best Practices Writing Workshop — With John Anderson, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Hooked on Books, 12 E. Bijou St., $10. Registration: 419-7660.

Eight Weeks to a Complete Novel — 1-5 p.m. Oct. 5, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, $20. Registration:

Community Open Mic — 5 p.m. Oct. 5. Locations:

Spoken World Performance — With Dominique Christina, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 7, Armstrong Hall, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., free; 389-7315, mbass@colorado

Write Drunk; Edit Sober — With Pikes Peak Writers, learn to write without letting your inner critic get in the way and then use critical analysis to continue to work, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 9, Bar-K, 124 E. Costilla St, free; pikespeak

Poetry Slam — 7:15 p.m. Oct. 9. Locations:


Hoopla Digital — Pikes Peak Library District patrons can use Hoopla Digital for free access to videos, music and audiobooks from smartphones, tablets, PCS and Apple TV;


Children’s Literacy Center — Volunteers, 14 and older, to tutor. Training provided; 471-8672, childrensliteracy


Six-Word Mystery Contest — Hosted by Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America for writers who can boil down a mystery into six words. Entries accepted through Oct. 31. Rules and costs:

Goodreads Poetry Contest — Poetry contest with monthly winner. Submit poems at


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