ADULT PROGRAMS

All Adult Programs are Free! 

AUTHOR SHANE NIEMEYER
August 6 • 7 pm
Shane Niemeyer will discuss his book The Hurt Artist: My Journey from Suicidal Junkie to Ironman.

JOB WORKSHOP
August 19 • 6:30 pm in the UnQuiet Study Area upstairs
Jane McKean will discuss the book Life Reimagined: Discover Your New Life Possibilities

MODERN SCAMS & FRAUDS
August 27 • 7 pm
Boulder County Deputy District Attorney Felisa Marcia will discuss the rise of internet and telemarketing frauds, with examples from our community.

BE SAFE! SAFETY SERIES — Child Safety on the Internet
September 10 • 7-8 pm
Detectives Bryan Franke and Sara Pierce with the Longmont Police Detective Force will discuss what parents can do to keep their kids safe while they navigate the Internet. Tips on monitoring what kids do online and helpful resources that parents can implement to assist in supervising online activities will also be discussed.

JOB HUNTER’S WORKSHOP
September 16 • 6:30 pm in the UnQuiet Study Area
Write your elevator speech and launch your brand with this networking workshop.

THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE
September 24 • 7 pm
Dr Ian Feinhandler (Front Range Community College) will examine the social, political and economic factors that have given rise to this organization.

BE SAFE! SAFETY SERIES — Domestic Violence 101
October 1 • 7 pm
JP Butler, Outreach Coordinator at the Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley, will discuss the complicated dynamics and warning signs of domestic violence, and also provide resources for those who experienced abuse or suspect their loved ones are in an abusive situation. Not suitable for children under 10 years old.

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 pm in the UnQuiet Study Area
Have some tea and cookings 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.

Writing Workshops with Author Bill Ellis
FIRST WEDNESDAYS: Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4 • 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Always want to write the Next Great American Novel? Here’s your chance to get started. Local author Bill Ellis will host three workshops designed to help writers tackle the hardest parts of getting your genius onto the page. Best for adults. Meetings held upstairs in the Unquiet Study Area.

1st Thursdays • 2 to 3:15 pm
FIRST THURSDAY BOOKS:
Aug 6 Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney
Sept 3 Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe
Oct 1 The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
Nov 5 Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly
Dec 3 I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson

2nd Mondays • 7 to 8:15 pm
SECOND MONDAY BOOKS:
July 13 The Spell of the Rockies by Enos A Mills
Aug 10 The Heretics Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Sep 14 A Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
Oct 12 Sweet Thunder by Ivan Doig
Nov 9 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Dec 14 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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ADULT SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM

DIY

STAY CURIOUS 2015 – DIY: “DEWEY” IT YOURSELF

This summer’s Adult Learning Program is all about following your curiosity and learning new things. Find the Dewey Decimal section(s) that interest you, and make this summer a hands-on experience. We have lots of materials, online classes, and workshops to help you pursue your interests — so join us for a summer of learning!

Dewey-It-Yourself Fair
AUGUST 15 • 10-12 noon
Learn DIY skills form local experts in this fun, interactive learning event. A sample of topics include: how to crochet, mend a book, make your own dog treats, decorate with color, do routine bicycle maintenance, plan meals ahead, and many, many more!  A full roster will be available closer to the event date.

U-Fix-It Clinic with Tinkermill
AUGUST 15 • 10 am to 1 pm
Held at the Creation Station, 519 4th Avenue in Longmont
Bring in a broken small appliance, electronic game, power tool, or torn garment and get hands-on help from Tinkermill coaches on how to repair it. Learn a new skill, save money and keep junk out of the landfill. A toolbox and supplies for each workstation will be provided, but participants should bring any parts or tools that might be helpful for the repair. Register online by selecting a time slot and entering your name and the item you plan to bring. The Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic program is sponsored by Eco-Cycle; Zero Waste Funding provided by the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division.

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CHILDREN PROGRAMS

Register at the Children’s and Teen Services desk or call 303.651.8477

For information on upcoming storytimes and events see the Library’s Calendar

REGULAR PROGRAMS

TUESDAYS
Storytimes • 10:15 and 11 am

WEDNESDAYS
Storytimes • 10:15 and 11 am

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

HYPARS NEW TOY DEMONSTRATION
August 8 • 2-3 pm
HyPars are hyperbolic paraboloid shapes that connect together. Be one of the first kids to build with them, and let the toy creators know what you think of this brand new building toy. Event is for kids ages 7 to 12.

JR PREFECTS: A HARRY POTTER GROUP
August 9 & 23  • 1-2 pm
A Harry Potter discussion and activity group for kids 8-11.
Join our world of muggles and magic every second and fourth Sunday!
No registration required.

CHESS CLUB
August 10 & 24 • 7-8 pm
All players 18-years-old and younger are invited to visit our drop-in chess club, every other Monday. Players of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to come play with us! No registration is required. Parents must accompany children 8 years and younger.

CAMPFIRE SONGS AND STORIES
August 12 • 7 pm
Enjoy an evening program of campfire songs and stories with songwriter/educator Heather Stenner. Join us on the West Patio — marshmallows provided! Best for families with children age 10 and younger, must be accompanied by a caregiver aged 16 or older.

DICHOS BOOK GROUP
August 12 • 5-6:30 pm
A unique book group for young men entering 5th – 10th grades and their nontraditional father figures. This month they will be discussing “Something from Nothing.” Librarians will be offering a list of books for participants to choose from that reflect each month’s them. Dinner is included, catering generously provided by Illegal Pete’s in Boulder!

NIGHT SKIES @ THE LIBRARY
August 21 • 7:30-9 pm
Kick-off party celebrating the Library’s acquisition of three new telescopes, generously provided and minted by the Longmont Astronomical Society! Storytelling will begin at 7:30 pm, with moon gazing starting around 8 pm. Out of this world refreshments will be served and moon crafts will be available. Discover how you can borrow one of our three SkyGazing lending telescope kits.

KIDS ON THE SPECTRUM EVENT
August 28 • 6-8 pm
This is a special event for kids on the autism spectrum and their families only. Siblings are welcome! Join us for an Anime-themed evening with a screening of “My Neighbor Totoro”, Japanese and other delicious snacks, Legos, and origami crafts. Computer station for gaming will also be available. Cosplayers are welcome. All attendees must enter through the Library’s West Entrance. This is not a drop-off event; parents/caregivers should plan to stay.

LOTERIA MEXICANA
August 31 • 7-8 pm
Family evening of traditional Mexican bingo, mostly in Spanish.

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TEENS & TWEENS

Register at the Children’s and Teen Services desk or call 303.651.8477

TEEN SECOND SATURDAYS
August 8 • 6-9 pm
It’s back! A drop-off program for students in grades 6-12. Each month we feature crafts, movies, gaming, Minecraft, and Grey Havens Fandoms Unite.
Participants must:
• register before noon on the day of the program (303.651.8477)
• sign in when they arrive
• provide an emergency contact number
*Limited to first 100 registrants*

THE PREFECTS: HARRY POTTER BOOK CLUB
August 9 & 23 • 3-4:30 pm
A Harry Potter discussion and activity group for 7th-12th graders. Please email Kelly Cowling (kelly.cowling@longmontcolorado.gov) for more information, including the chapters currently under discussion. Then join us as we enter the world of muggles and magic, every second and fourth Sunday of the month. No registration required.