We are pleased to announce these upcoming programs and events
ALL FUNDED BY THE FRIENDS!

Library is closed on the following dates:
• December 25 & 26 for Christmas

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Light-a-Candle to Support Your Library
November 28 – December 11
The holiday season brings with it the library’s annual Light-a-Candle celebration. Tiz an opportunity to give a gift to your library for the whole community to enjoy. There are two ways to participate:

  • Visit the library lobby between November 28 and December 11 to purchase a book that will be added to the library’s collection. A special “book plate” is placed inside the book cover to honor and identify the donor, and an ornament with the donor’s name is hung on the Light-a-Candle Tree that decorates the library lobby during the holiday season.
  • Click over to the Library’s WishList webpage and make a donation there.

Through the community’s support and generosity, the library is able to expand its collections and meet needs not addressed with our regular funds. These donations benefit everyone — from our very youngest learning readers to our respected seniors. All contributions are tax deductible, and prices on the items vary significantly to allow everyone to participate. So, during this season of giving, consider giving something back to the community you love. Donate a book and support your library!

ADULT PROGRAMS 

 

CAROLS WITH THE HEARTLAND QUARTET
December 11 • 2 to 2:30 pm
Enjoy a rousing performance of Dickens-era holiday carols by the Heartland Quartet of the Longmont Chorale. Registration is not required.

 

HARPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
December 17 • 1 to 3 pm
Take a break from holiday errands and enjoy a delightfully festive afternoon of holiday music at the Library, provided by the Colorado Celtic Harp Society. Registration is not required.

BUFFALO BILL EXPERIENCE
January 12 • 7 to 8 pm
Professional reenactor/impersonator Jeff Norman brings his popular one-man show chronicling the life and times of Buffalo Bill Cody to the Library. This edu-tainment show is chock-full of the wagon-train driving, Army scouting, Indian fighting, and Pony Express riding adventures that made Buffalo Bill an American icon. Enjoy colorful tales about Buffalo Bill’s legendary friends, including Wild Bill Hickock, Kit Carson, Annie Oakley, General George Custer and Sioux Chief Sitting Bull. You’ll be amazed by Buffalo Bill’s rags-to-riches-to rags story, laugh, and learn a whole lot. Don’t miss this unique show!

MARS: OUR FUTURE ON THE RED PLANET
January 26 • 7 to 8 pm
Join author and space journalist Leonard David for an evening of wonder as he explores the possibilities for human settlements on Mars and discusses his latest book. With over 50 years of experience as a journalist covering space activities and several space-focused books to his credit, Leonard David is an award-winning expert on space travel, Mars, and careers related to space. Spend an evening getting to know him and his fascinating field.

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Important Notices Regarding Our Programming: 

  • It’s always a good idea to check the Library’s 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.

BLAZING THE TRAIL TO SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS
Second Tuesdays • 6-8 pm
Second Tuesdays of the Month — September through April
Dec 13 Enjoying The View: Managing for Success
Jan 10

Each workshop will include a panel of experts offering advice, guidance, and ideas to local business owners. This series is a collaborative endeavor with the Longmont Economic Development Partnership and Coffee and Connections. Registration is not required.

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:
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:
Dec 12 Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

GENEALOGY BASICS
Every 4th Saturday • 10 am to 12 noon

December 3
January 7

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.

MAKE & MINGLE CRAFT TIME
1st & 3rd Saturdays starting in January 2017 • 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.

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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

*SPECIAL STORYTIME: DECEMBER 13 — 10:15 & 11 AM*
Holiday Storytime and Puppet Show: This all-ages, very special story time will feature winter and holiday-themed stories and a fun puppet show performance!

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

*SPECIAL STORYTIME: DECEMBER 14 — 10:30 am*
Share some fun holiday stories, a make-and-take craft, and some “Ho ho ho” time with jolly old St Nick during this special story time for children ages 6 and younger.

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.

*SPECIAL STORYTIME: DECEMBER 15 — 10:15 & 11 AM*
Enjoy a special hands-on story time with storyteller Margaret Furumo that’s all about owls! Learn about owls and dissect owl pellets, then create a make-and-take craft. Registration is required.

Children’s Programs & Events

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

LEGO CLUB
December 2 • 6 to 8 pm
January 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.

SNOWFLAKE STORIES & DANCE
December 3 • 1 to 1:45 pm
Enjoy winter-themed stories and dance presented by Airborne Gymnastics and Dance. Best for families with young children. Registration required.

MAKE HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD HOUSES
December 5 • 6 to 6:45 pm OR 7 to 7:45 pm (two sessions)
Get in the holiday spirit by creating your very own decorative gingerbread house. We’ll supply the graham cracker “gingerbread” and all the frosting and trimmings you need to make a fantastical gingerbread house. Don’t miss this perennial holiday favorite. Registration is required. *SOLD OUT*

CHESS CLUB
December 5 & 19 • 7 to 8 pm
January 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.

DOGS ENJOY AFTERNOON READING (DEAR)
December 10 • 1 to 2 pm
Second Saturday of the month. 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.

BILINGUAL STORYTIME
December 12 • 6 pm
January 9 • 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.

WINTER BREAK MAKERSPACE with Legos & Zometools
Every Afternoon December 19 – December 31 • 1 to 4 pm
Ages 18 and younger
Getup of the house and get building with LEGO and Zometool at the Library. Children’s creations will be displayed around the Library. Registration is not required.

MAKE HANDMADE HOLIDAY COASTERS
December 21 • 1 to 2:30 pm
Make a quilted holiday coaster to give as a gift or keep for yourself. Our Maker-in-Residence, Julie Benoit, will provide all the materials and instructions — no experience necessary! For children in grades 3 through 5. Registration is required.

Coming in 2017…

LOTERIA MEXICANA
January 30 • 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

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
December 4 & 18 • 3 to 5 pm
January 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 SECOND SATURDAYS
December 10 • 6 to 9 pm CANCELLED
January 14 • 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

WINTER BREAK READ-IN FOR TEENS
December 22 • 10 am to 6 pm
For 6 — 12th graders
Get cozy and read all day long. Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and slippers are all welcome. We’ll have bean bags and pillows available too. Hot chocolate, tea and sweet treats will be provided. No registration necessary.