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

ADULT PROGRAMS 

 

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!

STUDENTS, SCHOOLS & THE POWER OF SELF-ADVOCACY
January 18 • 7 to 8 pm
Come to the Library and meet inspiring students who have become YES! Ambassadors (Youth Example of Self-Advocacy). These students have grasped and experienced the power of advocating for their learning differences and their needs. The YES! Ambassadors will share their personal stories and provide tips on how students with dyslexia and other learning differences can self-advocate at school. This program is for school-age children and their parents.

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.

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.

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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
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
JAN 10 – Going the Distance: Financing Your Business
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:
JAN 5 On My Own Diane Rehm
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:
JAN 9 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder
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 4th Saturday • 10 am to 12 noon

January 28 • 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
1st & 3rd 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

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

*SPECIAL STORYTIME: JANUARY 19 — 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. Register: 303.651.8477

*SPECIAL STORYTIME: JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 28 – 10:15 & 11 am*
Story time with Dalcroze Eurhythmics: A truly different story time experience with dance and movement, hosted by Integral Steps and the Longmont Dance Theatre Academy.

Homework Help • 5:30 pm

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

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.

LEGO CLUB
January 6 – CANCELLED • February 3 • March 3
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.

CHESS CLUB
January 9 & 23 • February 6 • March 6 & 20
7 to 8 PM: Every First and Third Monday. Players of all levels are welcome. Best for ages 7 and up. No registration required.

BILINGUAL STORYTIME
January 9 • February 13 • March 13
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.

DOGS ENJOY AFTERNOON READING (DEAR)
January 14 • February 11 • March 11

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.

LOTERIA MEXICANA
January 30 • February 27 • March 27
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
January 15 • February 5 & 19 • March 5 & 19
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 WRITERS GROUP
Third Fridays starting in January 2017 • 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.

MAGIC: THE GATHERING CLUB
Second Fridays starting February 2017 • 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.