Please note: The Library will be  closed May 28-30

ADULT PROGRAMS

All Adult Programs are free…funded by the Friends! 

GET READY FOR ANOTHER SUMMER OF LEARNING & FUN!
This summer’s Adult Summer Learning Program — Stay Curious: Xplore! — will focus on travel and outdoor adventures all around the world. Join us in traveling as far as India and as close as the Colorado Trail.

Travel the World (or just the Library!) with the Xplore Summer Passport Program

  • June 1 to August 20
  • Pick up a special Xplore passport and receive stamps for completing activities, such as: (1) Attending one of our Xplore programs that focus on travel, adventure, and exploration throughout the summer; (2) Read or watch a travel-themed DVD or book, or check out one of our new destination-themed Experience Bags; (3) Stop by the Library or email us and tell us all about your own summer travels, expeditions and adventures, near and far!
  • Passports will be available from the 2nd Floor Information Desk and at the Summer Kickoff Party at Sunset Pool on May 25th.
  • Passports with 4 or more stamps can be turned in for a prize. Prizes will also be awarded at our Xplore events and at our penultimate Geography Bee for Grown-ups!

AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR MOLLY KATE BROWN
June 2 • 7 to 8 pm
Molly Kate Brown traveled to India for a romantic honeymoon with her new husband and stayed to recuperate from a debilitating illness that forced her to learn to walk all over again. Her physical and emotional journey is richly detailed in her new book. Come hear her story and get to know a terrific new author!
*Registration is required.

FLY CHEAP, STAY CHEAP, TRAVEL CHEAP!
June 9 • 7 to 8:30 pm
Travel journalist Ron Stern will share all his secrets to using the internet to obtain discounted and free travel. Don’t miss this chance to learn the best trips from an expert in travel.
*Registration is required.

TRAVELING THE COLORADO TRAIL WITH DEAN KRAKEL
July 7 • 7 to 8 pm
Photojournalist Dean Krakel will share his experiences and photographs hiking the Colorado Trail.
*Registration is required — open on June 7.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT @ THE LIBRARY!
July 28 • 7 to 8:30 pm
Grab the kids and head to the Library for a night of fun and games! Play adventure-and-travel-related games and engage in some healthy competition. This program is best for adults and older kids.
*Registration is required — open on July 1.

THE NAKED MOUNTAINEER
August 11 • 7 to 8:30 pm
The Naked Mountaineer recounts a series of solo journeys to some of the world’s most exotic peaks in places as varied as Switzerland, Japan and Borneo. It is far from the typical heroic mountain-expedition book, however.  The Naked Mountaineer offers mountain-themed travel stories with a wide-eyed view of the world, while presenting irreverent commentary on climbers and their peculiar sport. These are rollicking tales, filled with the unexpected. Books will be available for purchase with an author signing to follow the presentation.
*Registration is required — open on July 11.

GEOGRAPHY BEE FOR ADULTS
August 20 • 10 am to 12 noon
• Show off your travel experience and knowledge of the world’s places by participating in an old-fashioned geography bee just for our adult patrons. 
• A grand prize will be awarded to the winningest Human Atlas in the group.
• Contestants must be age 18 and older, but younger patrons are welcome to attend in the audience.
• Registration is required for contestants only — open on July 20.

Important Notices Regarding Our Programming: 

  • It’s always a good idea to check our Calendar for last-minute changes or cancellations.
  • To obtain more information about these programs and events, please call the Library at 303-651-8472.
  • All programs and events are free, unless otherwise noted.
  • Registration is required for all events, unless otherwise noted. Most registration can be accomplished online.  No internet access or email address? Register by calling the Library at 303-651-8472.
  • All programs and events are held at the Library, unless otherwise noted.
  • Comuníquese con Amy al 303-651-8783 para información en español.
  • All programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Library.

ONGOING ADULT GROUPS

WRITERS GROUP
Tuesdays • 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
Thursdays • 5:30 pm in the UnQuiet Study Area
Have some tea and cookies while practicing conversation with others interested in improving their Spanish or English. We will talk for half an hour in Spanish and then half an hour in English covering various topics. • Reunense con otras personas interesadas en practicar la conversacion en espanol o ingles con te y galletitas. Conversaremos por media hora solo en espanol y despise solo en ingles sobre varios temas.

LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS
Groups are open to everyone. Just read the book and join the discussion.

1st Thursdays • 2 to 3:15 pm
FIRST THURSDAY BOOKS:
May 5 Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
Jun 2 I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Jul 7 Growing Up True by Craig Barnes
Aug 4 The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Sep 1 My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Oct 6 The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum
Nov 3 Breaking Night by Liz Murray
Dec 1 One Particular Harbor by Janet Lee James
Jan 5 On My Own by Diane Rehm

2nd Mondays • 7 to 8:15 pm
SECOND MONDAY BOOKS:
Apr 11 11/22/63 by Stephen King
May 9 The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Jun 13 Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Jul 11 Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

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CHILDREN PROGRAMS

All Children’s Programs are free…funded by the Friends!
Register at the Children’s and Teen Services desk or call 303.651.8477

Ongoing Children’s Storytimes & Programs

TUESDAYS
Storytimes • 10:15 and 11 am

WEDNESDAYS
Storytimes • 10:15 and 11 am
Homework Help • 5:30 pm

SPECIAL STORYTIMES
Storytime Celebrating National Public Works Week
May 17 & 18  • 10:15 and 11 am
Join us in celebrating National Public Works Week with lots of stories about construction vehicles and men and women who build and maintain things. We’ll have special guest readers and lots of fun! Best for children under age 6.

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.

Children’s Programs & Events

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS MAY REQUIRE REGISTRATION
Register at the Children’s and Teen Services desk or call 303.651.8477

DIA DE LOS NINOS DIA DE LOS LIBROS
May 1 • 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Join us for a bilingual celebration of children and books, free and open to all. Mexican dancers will perform.

CHESS CLUB
May 2 & 16 • 7 to 8 pm
Every First and Third Monday. Players of all levels are welcome. Best for ages 7 and up. No registration required.

LEGO CLUB
May 6 • 6 to 8 pm
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.

BILINGUAL STORYTIME
May 9 • 6 to 6:45 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.

MULTICULTURAL STORYTELLING FROM AROUND THE WORLD
May 16 • 2:30 to 3:15 pm
• Third Monday of the Month
• Enjoy the dramatic art of storytelling while discovering different tales from around the world! Sessions will cover stories from the Americas, Europe, Asia, India, Australia, Africa, and even the Arctic! Each month features a different region.
• Great for homeschoolers and children of all ages. No registration required.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICKOFF PARTY
@ the SUNSET POOL!

May 25 • 5:30 pm
Kick off your summer with a free night of swimming and activities at Sunset Pool! Bring a picnic and enjoy a family evening while learning what your Library and Community have in store this summer. P.S. There will be plenty of activities for non-swimmers too!

  • This event will be held at the Sunset Pool, 1900 Longs Peak Avenue in Longmont.
  • Open to families with children of all ages. Children 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Registration is required: 303 651-8477

TEENS & TWEENS

All Teens & Tweens Programs are free…funded by the Friends!
Register at the Children’s and Teen Services desk or call 303.651.8477

ANIME CLUB
May 1 & 15 • 3 to 5 pm
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!

TEEN SUMMER TUESDAYS
Check out all the awesome ways you can spend your Tuesdays at the Library. Always starts at 2 pm.

  • May 31 Janine Bolon’s “Cash Cars & College: How to Build Your Own Business”
  • June 7 Teen Movie Afternoon
  • June 14 “Doodling for De-stressing” with Expressive Art Therapist, Ann Noble
  • June 21 “How to DJ” with Patricio
  • June 28, July 5 & 12 “Beginning Yoga for Teens” series with Caitlin Rose Kenney
  • July 19 Colorado Shakespeare Festival Workshops
    2 to 3pm – 6th to 8th graders
    3 to 4pm – 9th to 12th graders
  • July 26 Board Games
  • Aug 1 Self Care DIY Creations

TEEN SECOND SATURDAYS
April 9 • 6 to 9 pm
• Second Saturday of the month
• Students in grades 6-12
• Each month we feature crafts, movies, gaming, Minecraft, and more
• This is a drop-off program for Tweens and Teens
• Registration is required and is limited to first 100 registrants

Participants must:
• register before noon on the day of the program (303.651.8477)
• sign in when they arrive
• provide an emergency contact number

For more information, please call 303-651-8477

GREAT STORIES CLUB BOOK GROUP
May 11 & 18 • 4 to 5 pm
at the Longmont Youth Center, 1050 Lashley St in Longmont

• A new book club for teens in 8th-12th grades
• Apply to join today online or at the CATS desk, applications are due to the Library by Feb 8 at 9pm, participants must commit to attending all book group sessions
• Space is limited to a maximum of 12 participants
• Three books will be read
(1) Feed by M.T. Anderson
(2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(3) March: Books One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
• This innovative book group is a partnership between the Library and the Youth Center and is made possible by a grant from the American Library Association to conduct a Great Stories Club for at-risk youth in our community.