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

ADULT PROGRAMS 

To register, please call 303.651.8472.

THE REMINDERS CONCERT & ARTIST TALK BACK
February 1 • 4 pm
Meet Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black as they perform a rare afternoon concert at the Library — a phenomenal hip hop and world music duo. The artists will perform and then take questions from the audience about their music and careers. Great for families and aspiring musicians.

THE REAL STORY BEHIND FAKE NEWS
February 2 • 7 to 8 pm
“Fake news” has been a hot topic lately, with even Pope Francis weighing in on the issue. In this program, CU Civics Engagement Instructor Kent Willmann will examine what’s behind the sudden emergence and power of fake news, sample some fake news stories, and explore media literacy techniques designed to limit the effects of fake news on the public and especially younger generations who rely mostly on the internet for their news. This program is for adults and teens.

RABBIT TALES & PIONEER TRAILS
February 9 • 7 to 8 pm
Connie Neumann, who is on the board of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association and a member of the Beatrix Potter Society, will compare these two classic children’s authors and pioneering women in their 150th anniversary years. Born only six months apart but worlds away, Potter and Wilder had more in common than their readers would first expect. This program is for adults and teens.

VIVA CUBA
February 23 • 7 to 8 pm
With the travel ban to Cuba lifted and the death of Fidel Castro, many Americans are again curious and excited to travel to Cuba. Since 2015, Jenny Desmond and her husband have led educational tours of Cuba, and she will share her knowledge of the country, travel experiences, and recommendations for making any potential trips to Cuba meaningful and stress-free.

EXPERIENCE DYSLEXIA SIMULATION
February 25 • 1 to 3 pm
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be dyslexic? Dyslexia affects different people in different ways, but it inevitably makes reading and visual attention more difficult. Learn more about dyslexia and how you can support those with dyslexia in this hands-on simulation workshop. Best for ages 18 and older.

THE PRESIDENT’S KITCHEN CABINET
March 9 • 7 to 8 pm
Author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation’s history. Miller’s book, for sale at this event, includes 20 recipes for which black White House chefs were celebrated.

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Important Notices Regarding Our Programming: 

  • 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.
  • Always check the Library’s Calendar for last-minute changes or cancellations.
  • 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
Tuesdays • 12 noon
Thursdays • 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. Get to know other language learners while practicing conversations with Spanish or English. We’ll choose themes and games that will be entertaining and interesting to all of us. Meets in the Unquiet Study Area upstairs.

  • Tuesday lunchtime participants are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch and come and go as their schedules allow
  • Thursday evenings will have tea and sweet snacks on hand

BLAZING THE TRAIL TO SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS
Second Tuesdays • 6-8 pm
Second Tuesdays of the Month — January through April
FEB 7 – Compass Points: Marketing Do’s and Don’ts
MAR 14 – Trail Buddies: Networking with LinkedIn
APR 11 – The Peaks and Valleys: Businesses Share the Top 5 Things They Wished They’d Known

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:
FEB 2 The Eighty-Dollar Champion Elizabeth Letts
MAR 2 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Caitlin Doughty
APR 6 A Tiger in the Kitchen Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
MAY 4 The Sea of Galilee Boat Shelley Wachsmann
JUN 1 Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube Blair Braverman
JUL 6 Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance
AUG 3 The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben
SEP 7 The Swerve Stephen Greenblatt
OCT 5 American Ghost Hannah Nordhaus
NOV 2 The Heart of Everything That Is Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
DEC 7 TBD

2nd Mondays • 7 to 8:15 pm
SECOND MONDAY BOOKS:
FEB 13 Catch-22 Joseph Heller
MAR 13 On the Road Jack Kerouac
APR 10 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
MAY 8 A Man Called Ove Frederik Backman
JUN 12 The Asiatics Frederic Prokosch

GENEALOGY BASICS
Every Fourth Saturday • 10 am to 12 noon

February 25 • March 25
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
First & Third Saturdays  • 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

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Ongoing Children’s Storytimes & Programs

PARACHUTE PLAY STORYTIME
Mondays • 11 to 11:45 am
Join us for a family story time, followed by parachute play with Miss Elektra! Best for ages 6 and younger.

CHESS CLUB
First & Third Mondays • 7 to 8 pm
Players of all levels are welcome. Best for ages 7 and up. 

BILINGUAL STORYTIME
Second Mondays • 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.

LOTERIA MEXICANA
Fourth Mondays • 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

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STORYTIMES
Tuesdays & Wednesdays • 10:15 & 11 am

**SPECIAL STORYTIMES**

FEBRUARY 14
10:15 & 11 AM: Storytime with the Tooth Fairy. Best for ages 2 and older.

FEBRUARY 28
10:15 & 11 AM: Storytime with Dalcroze Eurhythmics: A truly different story time experience with dance and movement, hosted by Integral Steps and the Longmont Dance Theatre Academy.

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HOMEWORK HELP 
Wednesdays • 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.

BEDTIME STORYTIME
Thursdays • 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.

MINI SCIENTISTS’ STORYTIME & MORE
Third Thursdays • 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
Third Thursdays • 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.

LEGO CLUB
First Fridays • 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.

DOGS ENJOY AFTERNOON READING (DEAR)
Second Saturdays • 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.

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Special Programs for Children

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

HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY, LAURA INGALLS WILDER!
February 4 • 1 to 2:30 pm
Celebrate America’s favorite pioneer girl with music, crafts and stories from The Little House on the Prairie book series. Come dressed as a pioneer for even more fun! Best for readers, ages 6-12 and parents.

DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
February 4 & 25 • 1 to 2:30 pm
The Library’s latest Maker-in-Residence, artist Peg Hilliard, will be sharing her love and talent of drawing with some of her youngest artists in this Two-Handed Learning to Draw program. Program is for 4th and 5th grade students. Two chances to attend are offered.

LOVE MONSTER’S VALENTINE’S DAY TEA PARTY
February 11 • 11 am to 12 noon
Even the hairiest, most google-eyed monsters need love! Celebrate Valentine’s Day the monster way with tea and treats and a fun craft! Best for ages 7 and younger.

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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
First & Third Sundays • 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!

MAGIC: THE GATHERING CLUB
Second Fridays • 5:30 to 7:30 pm

  • A role-playing, gaming club just for 6th through 12th graders
  • A few starter decks of cards will be available, but it’s best for players to bring their own Magic cards.
  • Curious to learn more about Magic: The Gathering? Visit the game’s website to learn all about it.
  • The club will initially focus on Magic: The Gathering but will be open to including or evolving in other directions
  • Registration is required and limited to 20 players.

TEEN WRITERS GROUP
Third Fridays  • 5:30 to 7:30 pm
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.