LIBRARY EVENTS

We are pleased to announce these upcoming programs — all funded by the Friends!

  • All programs and events are free
  • Registration is required for all events, unless otherwise noted. Register online or for…
    • Adult Programs call 303-651-8472
    • Children & Teen Programs call 303-651-8477
  • All programs and events are held at the Library, unless otherwise noted
  • Comuniquese con Amy al 303-651-8783 para información en espanol
  • Always check the Library’s Calendar for last-minute changes or cancellations
  • Need more info? Please call the Library at 303-651-8472

ADULT PROGRAMS 

The following events require registration: 303.651.8472

THE CRISIS WITH NORTH KOREA w/DR IAN FEINHANDLER
January 11 • 7
 to 8 pm 
A Professor of Geography and International Affairs at the University of Colorado-Boulder and Front Range Community College, Dr Ian Feinhandler is well positioned to make sense of the calamitous situation brewing between our country and North Korea. He is also one of the Library’s most popular speakers, so this program is likely to sell out quickly. Registration required.

COLORADO EXCURSIONS WITH HISTORY HIKES AND HOPS
with Author ED SEALOVER

January 25 • 7
 to 8 pm • in the City Council Chambers
You won’t want to miss award-winning author Ed Sealer as he presents his newest book, Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops, in which he explores Colorado’s natural beauty, unique watering holes, and a history that reflects our state’s wild and rugged character. Registration required.

THE FUTURE OF WILD HORSES with DAVID PHILIPPS
February 1 • 7
 to 8 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and national correspondent for The New York Times, Dave Philipps will outline the history and myth of the wild horse, how both helped create the current debacle, what science can tell us about sustainable ways to preserve the wild horse, and some of the last wild places in the west where the herds live.

MEET COLORADO AUTHORS AT THE LIBRARY’S 6th ANNUAL AUTHORS WE LOVE OPEN HOUSE
February 10 • 1
 to 3:30 pm
The Library is offering local fans an opportunity to meet dozens of local and Colorado authors. Readers can browse from table to table, meeting authors, asking questions, and even buying books. This is a relaxed and fun atmosphere to get to know lots of creative Coloradans and maybe even get some inspiration for your own writing. No registration required.

BLACK GOLD: The African-American Experience in Early Colorado w/Adrian Miller
February 22 • 7
 to 8 pm • in the City Council Chambers
Adrian Miller, a Denver-based, award-winning writer and amateur historian, will shine a spotlight on the interesting African Americans who lived in Colorado before 1920. We’ll hear about artists, civil rights advocates, entertainers, entrepreneurs, faith leaders, inventors, politicians and restaurateurs who made our state a special place.


ONGOING ADULT GROUPS

FIRST MONDAYS
Are You Ready to Launch? New Series for Young Adults
Coming in February • 6:30 to 7:30 pm
This new life coaching series, designed especially for older teens and early-to-mid-twetysomethings, will help you get a handle on your career plans, your social life, and taking optimal care of yourself so that you launch your life into the orbit you desire.

SECOND MONDAYS
Second Mondays Library Book Group •
 7 to 8:15 pm


TUESDAYS
Writers Group • 
6 pm
Calling all writers, 18 years and older, in the Unquiet Study Area upstairs
1st & 3rd Tuesdays: Open Write/Sharing
2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Discussion and Meeting

Hablemos! Let’s Talk • 12 noon
Open to anyone wanting to practice their language skills. Recommended that participants have at least an intermediate level of Spanish to effectively participate. Meets in the Unquiet Study Area upstairs. Participants are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch and come and go as their schedules allow


SECOND WEDNESDAY EVERY THREE MONTHS
Literature of the First World War • 7 to 8
 pm

Honor the 100-year anniversary of US involvement in World War I by reading and discussing a curated selection of novels and memoirs that reflect the period. Dr Dan Clayton will serve as discussion facilitator. Registration required, limited to 15 participants per meeting.
FEB 14, 2018 Testament of Youth • Vera Brittain
MAY 9, 2018 A Son at the Front • Edith Wharton
AUG 8 Pale Horse, Pale Writer • Katherine Ann Porter


THURSDAYS
Hablamos! Let’s Talk • 
5:30 pm

Open to anyone wanting to practice their language skills. Recommended that participants have at least an intermediate level of Spanish to effectively participate. Meets in the Unquiet Study Area upstairs. Tea and sweet snacks will be provided.

FIRST THURSDAYS
First Thursdays Library Book Group • 
2 to 3:15 pm


FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS
Make & Mingle Craft Time • 10 am to 12 noon
If you’re working on a craft project, bring your knitting, sewings, drawing, scrap-booking or other creative outlet to our craft time and enjoy some like-minded company as you create. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. For older teens and adults. No registration necessary.

EVERY FOURTH SATURDAY
Genealogy Basics • 10 am to 12 noon

Fill in Your Family Tree with One-on-One Expert Help — from the Longmont Genealogical Society. Bring any information you have — names, date of birth/death, places — and see what you can discover. Two internet computers are reserved for participant access to online resources such as Ancestry.com. Registration is not required.


CHILDREN PROGRAMS

The following events require registration: 303-651-8477

FAMILY CONCERT with BRADLEY WEAVER
January 12 • 11 to 11:45 am

Enjoy a fun and playful family concert with singer/songwriter Bradley Weaver. A perfect way to kick off the long MLK holiday weekend! No registration required.


ONGOING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

MONDAYS
Parachute Play Storytime • 11 to 11:30 AM
Join us for a family 
story time, followed by parachute play with Miss Elektra. Best for ages 6 and younger.

FIRST & THIRD MONDAYS
Chess Club •
 7 to 8 pm

Players of all levels are welcome. Best for ages 7 and up. 

SECOND MONDAYS
Bilingual Storytime • 6 pm
Join us for 45 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish and English! This program is conducted by a bilingual librarian and is best for grades K-5. Registration is not required.

FOURTH MONDAYS
Lotería Mexicana • 
6 to 7 pm
Fun for the whole family playing traditional Mexican Bingo! We use chocolate for the money and prizes include bilingual books and treats from local Mexican markets. No registration is required 


TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
STORYTIMES •  
10:15 & 11 am


WEDNESDAYS
Homework Help • 
5:30 to 7:30 pm 
Drop-in free tutoring with trained, experienced tutors. One-on-one math, science, writing and reading help. For students kindergarten through high school. No registration required. First come, first served. 


THURSDAYS
Bedtime Storytime • 
7 pm
Stories and songs are presented in the Craft Room with a three- to six-year-old audience in mind, although everyone is welcome. Wear pajamas if you would like and bring a stuffed animal to add to the fun! Parents and caregivers must accompany their children.

THIRD THURSDAYS
Young Scientists’ Storytime & More • 
10:15 & 11 am
Storyteller Margaret Furumo weaves together science and stories in these hands-on story time programs. Each month will have a different theme. Best for ages 8 and younger. 


FIRST FRIDAYS
Lego Club • 6 to 8 pm  *January 5 Cancelled*
Calling all Lego Lovers! Visit the Library on the first Friday of each month to accept Lego building challenges. When you’ve finished your masterpiece, it will be displayed in the Library. This is an after-hours, family event — everyone is welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

SECOND & FOURTH FRIDAYS
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Preschool Storytime with Debbie Lane • 11 to 11:30
am
Family preschool story time with movement bubbles and fun books! Best for ages 6 and under.


SECOND SATURDAYS
Dogs Enjoy Afternoon Reading (DEAR) • 
1 to 2 pm
Children of all ages are invited to read to specially trained dogs. Great program for young or tentative readers — dogs don’t judge or get frustrated. Drop-in program, no registration required. DEAR dogs are registered through Pet Partners, and guardians are with dogs at all times.


TEENS & TWEENS PROGRAMS

ONGOING TEENS & TWEENS PROGRAMS 

The following events require registration: 303.651.8477

FIRST & THIRD SUNDAYS • 3 to 5 pm
Anime Club

Teens ages 13-18 meet to watch anime films and discuss anime, manga and Japanese pop culture. Bring your creativity and join us for some cool discussions and fun!

THIRD FRIDAYS • 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Teen Writers Group

Come hang out with us for our new after-hours writing group just for 6th through 12th graders! We’ll gather, share creative writing tips, respond to writing prompts, and write together. Bring something you’re working on or start a new writing project. Because it’s a new group, we’ll spend some time deciding how to use our meeting time. No writing experience necessary. All are welcome! Snacks will be provided.

SECOND SATURDAYS – EVERY THIRD MONTH • 6 to 9 pm
Teen Takeover Saturdays
January 13

• A drop-off program for Tweens and Teens, 6th – 12th grades
• This month features a Read-In Book Party. Bring books to read or borrow ours, pillows and blankets. PJs are welcome. We’ll also be showing a movie based on a book (title TBD).
• If you prefer something quieter, the computer lab will be available and we’ll screen a movie. As always, pizza and soda will be served.
• Registration is required and limited to the first 100 participants. Must register before noon on the day before the program.
• Sign in when you arrive and provide an emergency contact.