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

THE LIBRARY FESTIVAL

Sept 7 • Contemporary Fold Music with Better Than Biscuits 7pm
Sept 8 • Anthology Release Party 6pm
Sept 9 • Longmont Young Artists Showcase 7pm

September 10
• MEET LONGMIRE AUTHOR CRAIG JOHNSON 6pm Tickets go on sale September 1 at 10 am
• LONGMIRE IN LONGMONT 7:15pm

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We are pleased to announce, for all Longmire fans wanting an up-close and personal experience, the Friends will be hosting an intimate “Meet-n-Greet” session with author Craig Johnson, prior to his program in the Stewart Auditorium, on Saturday, September 10, from 6 to 7 pm. Access to this intimate gathering will be limited to a small number of paid ticket holders who will also receive preferred seating in the auditorium program. Tickets will be available — online only — for $35 each on Thursday, September 1 at 10 am. The website location for ticket sales will be announced shortly.

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  • Author Craig Johnson will bring his unique Western style and wildly successful Longmire series to Longmont for this very special event.
  • Johnson’s Longmire book series, about a rough-around-the-edges sheriff from fictitious Absaroka County, Wyoming who solves more than his fair share of murders, has been a readers’ favorite for years and discovered an additional audience when it was made into a television series by the A&E cable network.  Now in its fifth season and a Netflix Original Series, “Longmire” has a deep and broad fan base and has inspired continued interest in the book series, as well.  With the upcoming release of Johnson’s latest Longmire installment, An Obvious Fact, the timing couldn’t be better for fans.
  • Johnson, who also serves as a creative consultant for the television series, will share stories and inspirations during a speaking program, followed by an opportunity to purchase a pre-release copy of his latest Longmire installment, An Obvious Fact.
  • This exceptional evening will be held at the Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium. 
  • Books, drinks, and light snacks will be available for purchase.
  • Johnson will be signing books after the talk; only two (2) books per person please!
  • Tickets are sold out!

ADULT PROGRAMS 

BLAZING THE TRAIL TO SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS
September 13 • 6-8 pm
Second Tuesdays of the Month — September through April
Sept 13 Seasoned Travelers: Business Success Stories in Longmont
Oct 11 Route Markers: Local Resources for  your Business
Nov 8 The Path Ahead: The Future of Longmont Business
Dec 13 Enjoying The View: Managing for Success

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.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
September 22 • 7 to 8 pm
Nature’s Educators of Colorado will present an engaging program about the animals and insects that are active at night. They’ll be joined by an owl and a few creepy-crawly critters to help show off their amazing adaptations that allow them to be active in the dark. Registration is required.

Important Notices Regarding Our Programming: 

  • It’s always a good idea to check our 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.

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:
Sep 1 My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Oct 6 The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum
Nov 3 Breaking Night by Liz Murray
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:
Sep 12 Black Elk Speaks by Black Elk and John G Neihardt
Oct 10 Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
Nov 14 Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
Dec 12 Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

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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

WEDNESDAYS
Storytimes • 10:15 and 11 am
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

LEGO CLUB
September 2 • 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)
September 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
September 12 • 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.

CHESS CLUB
September 19 • 7 to 8 pm
Every First and Third Monday. Players of all levels are welcome. Best for ages 7 and up. No registration required.

LOTERIA MEXICANA
September 26 • 6 to 7 pm
Venga con su familia entera para jugar Loteria Mexicana! El dinero que apostamos es de chocolate y los premios incluyen libros bilingües y obsequios de mercados mexicanos locales. No hay que registrarse. Comuníquese con Amy al 303-651-8783 o al 303-651-8477 para mas información.

Fun for the whole family. Play a few rounds of traditional Mexican Bingo. We use chocolate for the money and prizes include bilingual books and treats from local Mexican markets. Come join us. No registration is required. Contact Amy at 303-651-8783 or 303-651-8477 for more information.

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
September 4 & 18 • 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
• 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