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

GET READY FOR ANOTHER SUMMER OF LEARNING & FUN!
This summer’s Adult Summer Learning Program — Stay Curious: Xplore! — will focus on travel and outdoor adventures all around the world. Join us in traveling as far as India and as close as the Colorado Trail.

Travel the World (or just the Library!) with the Xplore Summer Passport Program

  • June 1 to August 20
  • Pick up a special Xplore passport and receive stamps for completing activities, such as: (1) Attending one of our Xplore programs that focus on travel, adventure, and exploration throughout the summer; (2) Read or watch a travel-themed DVD or book, or check out one of our new destination-themed Experience Bags; (3) Stop by the Library or email us and tell us all about your own summer travels, expeditions and adventures, near and far!
  • Passports will be available from the 2nd Floor Information Desk and at the Summer Kickoff Party at Sunset Pool on May 25th.
  • Passports with 4 or more stamps can be turned in for a prize. Prizes will also be awarded at our Xplore events and at our penultimate Geography Bee for Grown-ups!

AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR MOLLY KATE BROWN
June 2 • 7 to 8 pm
Molly Kate Brown traveled to India for a romantic honeymoon with her new husband and stayed to recuperate from a debilitating illness that forced her to learn to walk all over again. Her physical and emotional journey is richly detailed in her new book. Come hear her story and get to know a terrific new author!
*Registration is required.

FLY CHEAP, STAY CHEAP, TRAVEL CHEAP!
June 9 • 7 to 8:30 pm
Travel journalist Ron Stern will share all his secrets to using the internet to obtain discounted and free travel. Don’t miss this chance to learn the best trips from an expert in travel.
*Registration is required.

TRAVELING THE COLORADO TRAIL WITH DEAN KRAKEL
July 7 • 7 to 8 pm
Photojournalist Dean Krakel will share his experiences and photographs hiking the Colorado Trail.
*Registration is required — open on June 7.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT @ THE LIBRARY!
July 28 • 7 to 8:30 pm
Grab the kids and head to the Library for a night of fun and games! Play adventure-and-travel-related games and engage in some healthy competition. This program is best for adults and older kids.
*Registration is required — open on July 1.

THE NAKED MOUNTAINEER
August 11 • 7 to 8:30 pm
The Naked Mountaineer recounts a series of solo journeys to some of the world’s most exotic peaks in places as varied as Switzerland, Japan and Borneo. It is far from the typical heroic mountain-expedition book, however.  The Naked Mountaineer offers mountain-themed travel stories with a wide-eyed view of the world, while presenting irreverent commentary on climbers and their peculiar sport. These are rollicking tales, filled with the unexpected. Books will be available for purchase with an author signing to follow the presentation.
*Registration is required — open on July 11.

GEOGRAPHY BEE FOR ADULTS
August 20 • 10 am to 12 noon
• Show off your travel experience and knowledge of the world’s places by participating in an old-fashioned geography bee just for our adult patrons. 
• A grand prize will be awarded to the winningest Human Atlas in the group.
• Contestants must be age 18 and older, but younger patrons are welcome to attend in the audience.
• Registration is required for contestants only — open on July 20.

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:
Jun 2 I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Jul 7 Growing Up True by Craig Barnes
Aug 4 The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
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:
Jun 13 Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Jul 11 Leaving Time by Jodi Picot
Aug 8 The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
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.

Special Summer Programs for Kids

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Maker Mondays • Mondays 2 to 4 pm
Get crafty with our drop-in make-and-take projects involving science, technology, engineering, arts, or math (STEAM). Projects take 20-30 minutes to complete. Best for children ages 11 and younger; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

June 6: Olympic Torches and the Technology Behind Them
June 13: Flights of Fancy – Flying Machines and Science of Flight
June 20: Tortoise & the Hare – Crafting project at your own speed
June 27: Patriotic Arts – Vintage Americana fun for the whole family
July 11: Found Art Windchimes
July 18: Animal Felties
July 25: Beatrix Potter and the Art of Watercolors
August 1: Upcycled Book Art

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Drop-in Buddies • Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Readers entering 1st grade through 3rd grade are paired with trained teenagers to practice their reading skills and play literacy games. This is a terrific opportunity to advance your child’s reading skills over the summer. Drop-in program. No registration required.

music & magic

Music & Magic on the West Patio • Thursdays 10 am
June 2 The Zinghoppers Show with Jack and Kitty
June 9 Salida Circus
June 16 Banjoist Jame Stone
June 23 Kaleidoscope Music with Beth Wilberger
June 30 Mr Kneel’s Hip Hop Concert
July 7 Moriarty Moffit School of Irish Dance
July 14 Bug Songs with Tom Cornwell
July 21 Doctor Noize
July 28 TBD
Aug 8 Ann Lincoln’s Magic Show: How I Learned to Juggle
These concerts/shows are performed on the Library’s West Patio, weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a summer of terrific shows! Registration is not required.

family films

Family Films on Fridays • Fridays  2 pm
• Tickets will be distributed at 1:30 pm.
• Enjoy feature-length popular family films and popcorn.
• No registration is required, but seating is limited due to fire code regulations
• Films are appropriate for all ages, but children under 9 must be accompanied by a dedicated caregiver over 16 years of age

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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
June 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.

BUILD-A-BIBLI ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
June 4 • 1 to 3 pm
Be a part of this hands-on robotics workshop to design more variations on our library robots’ outer appearance. Participants will have a chance to work one-on-one with the library robots. Session limited to 8 participants, for children ages 9 and older. Registration is required.

CHESS CLUB
June 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.

DOGS ENJOY AFTERNOON READING (DEAR)
June 11 • 2 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
June 13 • 10:15 am & 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.

POKEMON CLUB
June 18 & July 16 • 1 to 3 pm
Join us for all things Pokemon! If you’re new to Pokemon, we will have an on-staff expert and beginner cards. Plus friends, games and snacks. This program is for children entering grades 3 through 6. Registration is required.

RAINBOW STORYTIME
June 23 • 6 to 6:30 pm
Families are invited to this special story time celebrating National LGBTQ + Pride Month. Come enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and fun while celebrating diversity and the inclusion of all kinds of people and families. Registration is not required.

Loteria Mexicana
June 27 • 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 303-65108477 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
Every Sunday in June & July • 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 SUMMER TUESDAYS
Check out all the awesome ways you can spend your Tuesdays at the Library. Always starts at 2 pm.

  • June 7 Teen Movie Afternoon
  • June 14 “Doodling for De-stressing” with Expressive Art Therapist, Ann Noble
  • June 21 “How to DJ” with Patricio
  • June 28, July 5 & 12 “Beginning Yoga for Teens” series with Caitlin Rose Kenney
  • July 19 Colorado Shakespeare Festival Workshops
    2 to 3pm – 6th to 8th graders
    3 to 4pm – 9th to 12th graders
  • July 26 Board Games
  • Aug 1 Self Care DIY Creations

TEEN SECOND SATURDAYS
June 11 • 6 to 9 pm – features Carnival with Salida Circus
• 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