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 THRIFTY GOOD LIFE WITH SARAH SAILER
June 8 • 7 to 8 pm
Sarah Sailer’s popular blog and recent book detail the challenges and joys of her family’s urban homesteading adventures in Loveland. Come hear her lessons learned and tips for living a simpler, healthier, better life.

SCREENING OF “TRANSFORMING OUR APPROACH TO JUSTICE”
June 22 • 6 to 8 pm • at the Civic Center Council Chambers
The Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP) is a local nonprofit organization that provides restorative justice services for our community and schools. Its goal is to help resolve the harm of crime and conflict by supporting and empowering victims and helping perpetrators understand the consequences of their actions. The LCJP has created a special movie, “Transforming our Approach to Justice,” that highlights its work and prompts community conversations about restorative justice. Come learn more about what restorative justice is, how it works, and how it benefits our community. No registration is necessary.

SEX IN THE SEA with Author Marah Hardt
July 13 • 7 to 8 pm
Join author and scientist Marah Hardt for a humorous and informative talk about the wet and wild sex lives of ocean creatures and how we can shift from a destructive to a more productive force for a healthy ocean.

The Reunited States of America with Author Mark Gerzon
July 20 • 7 to 8 pm – in the City Council Chambers
Political pundits acknowledge that our country has hardly ever been more politically divided than we are currently. Conservatives and liberals agree that partisanship is running higher than most can remember. What’s a country to do? Author Mark Gerzon has written a book with a plan for bridging that partisan divide and reuniting our fractured populace, and a lot of reviewers think he’s onto something. Come hear what he has to say and decide for yourself.


ONGOING ADULT GROUPS

SECOND MONDAYS
Second Mondays Library Book Group •
 7 to 8:15 pm
JUN 12 The Asiatics • Frederic Prokosch
JUL 10 The Husband’s Secret • Liane Moriarty
AUG 14 The Japanese Lover • Isabel Allende
SEP 11 The Handmaid’s Tale • Margaret Atwood
OCT 9 Somebody I Used to Know • David Bell
NOV 13 The Haunting of Hill House • Shirley Jackson
DEC 11 The Burgess Boys • Elizabeth Strout


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.

AUG 9  Western Front • Erich Maria Remarque
NOV 8 Private Peaceful • Michael Marpurgo
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
JUN 1 The Sea of Galilee Boat • Shelley Wachsmann
JUL 6 Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube • Blair Braverman
AUG 3 Hillbilly Elegy • J.D. Vance
SEP 7 The Hidden Life of Trees • Peter Wohlleben
OCT 5 The Swerve • Stephen Greenblatt
NOV 2 American Ghost • Hannah Nordhaus
DEC 7 The Heart of Everything that Is • Bob Drury and Tom Clavin


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

STEM WORKSHOPS WITH STUDENT DESIGNERS
Saturdays: June 24 & July 22 • 1 to 3 pm

  • JUNE 24: Build and race self-propelled racers
  • JULY 22: Build and light up your own light saber

See how far you can go with your ingenuity. No prior experience necessary. This program is for children entering 3rd through 5th grades.

BOOK BINGO FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Wednesdays: June 28 & July 26 • 7 to 8 pm
Enjoy a library-twist to traditional bingo — everyone wins books of their choice. This program is for families with children age 10 and younger. Refreshments provided. No registration required.


ONGOING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

MONDAYS
Maker Mondays —  June and July • 2 to 4 pm
Drop in make-and-take STEAM-themed crafts. Make a flying machine. Learn about magnets. Explore the Solar System. Crafts are designed to take 20-30 minutes. Program is best for children ages 10 and under; younger children may need assistance. No registration required.

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

*Special Storytime*
RAINBOW STORYTIME
Monday June 19 6 to 6:30 pm
Join us for a special story time celebrating LGBTQ + PRIDE month and honoring all types of families in our community. Come enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts and fun while celebrating diversity and inclusion. Stories will be geared to toddlers through elementary, but all families are encouraged and welcome to join in. No registration required.

SECOND TUESDAYS: June through September
Farmstead Storytimes • 5 to 5:30 pm • Ollin Farms – 8627 N 95th Street
The BookCycle will roll up to the Farmstead at Ollin Farms and out will pop a librarian to read books, sing songs and more fun! These are bilingual story times and fun for the whole family. No registration required. Themes will include:
June 13: Semillas (Seeds)
July 11: Las Plantas y Sus Raices (Plants and Their Roots)
August 8: Siembra una Pizza/Coesha un Burrito (Plant a Pizza/Harvest a Burrito)
September 12: Una Semilla Muy Especial (A Very Special Seed)


WEDNESDAYS
Homework Help • 
5:30 to 7:30 pm — CLOSED DURING SUMMER
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.

Music & Magic on the West Patio — June and July! 10 to 10:45 am
June 1: Rocky Mountain Puppet Show with Meghan Casey
June 8: Celtic Concert with Matthew Gurnsey
June 15: Magic of Mr E and Kyle Groves
June 22: Doctor Noize’s Summer Concert
June 29: Mr Kneel’s Hop Hop
July 6: Jack & Kitty Show/Zinghoppers
July 13: Moho Music Summer Family Concert
July 20: Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Trio Family Concert
July 27: Kaleidoscope and house of Joy Music Summer Concert

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the summer weather and outdoor fun. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required

THIRD THURSDAYS
Mini 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.

Cuentos & Conversaciones • 4 to 4:45 pm
An informal and interactive conversational Spanish group for children and their parents. Ideal for ages 4 through 8. No previous Spanish experience necessary! Each month will have a different theme and participants will create a ‘zine to take home.


FRIDAYS
Family Films on Fridays — Coming in June, July and August 4! 2 pm
Feature-length popular family films with free admission on Fridays. 125 tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 1:30. Movies will begin at 2 pm. Movies are for all ages: children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a dedicated caregiver over 16 years of age.  Features:

June 2: Secret Life of Pets
June 9: Zootopia
June 16: Big Hero 6
June 23: Finding Dory
June 30: Inside Out
July 7: Toy Story 2
July 14: Country Bears
July 21: LEGO Movie
July 28: Paddington
August 4: Tangled

FIRST FRIDAYS
Lego Club • 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.


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
June 10: Summer Fun & Games

• A drop-off program for Tweens and Teens, 6th – 12th grades
• 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.