LIBRARY EVENTS

We are pleased to announce these upcoming programs — all funded by the Friends!

  • All programs and events are free
  • Registration is required for all events, unless otherwise noted. Register online or for…
    • Adult Programs call 303-651-8472
    • Children & Teen Programs call 303-651-8477
  • All programs and events are held at the Library, unless otherwise noted
  • Comuniquese con Amy al 303-651-8783 para información en espanol
  • Always check the Library’s Calendar for last-minute changes or cancellations
  • Need more info? Please call the Library at 303-651-8472

ADULT PROGRAMS 

The following events require registration: 303.651.8472

2017 YOU BELONG ANTHOLOGY OPEN HOUSE
October 9 • 6:30 to 8 pm
Join us for a special open house celebration of the publication of the 2017 You Belong Anthology, chock full of amazing writing, illustrating, and photography by Longmont-area residents. Anthology copies will be available for purchase, and contributors will be on hand to read excerpts from their works, answer questions, and meet other attendees. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

WHAT WOULD YOUR DNA SAY ABOUT YOUR HERITAGE?
October 12 • 7 to 8 pm
Have all the popular genealogy TV shows and ads intrigued you? Want to learn more about using your DNA to identify and explore your family history? This program will help you learn how you can discover and preserve your own family’s genealogy, including:

  • Understanding your motivations for getting started so that your actions, money and time spent align with your goals and final intended outcomes
  • Discovering how DNA testing (genetic genealogy) has become a major puzzle piece to help solve family mysteries

Deena Coutant, a full-time professional research and genetic genealogist, will provide strategies to help you successfully discover, celebrate, share and properly preserve your family legacy through both traditional genealogical research and DNA testing. This program is for adults. Registration is required.

MY VIEW FROM HEAVEN with Author Sarina Baptista
October 19 • 7 to 8 pm at the City Council Chambers
Author Sarina Baptista will share the stories and experiences from her book, My View from Heaven: A Boy’s Story of His Journey to Heaven. Join international speaker, author and psychic medium Sarina Baptista and her son J.T., for this interactive discussion about what happens when we die. In 2007, Sarina buried her seven-year-old son J.T. and began a journey to answer questions about death and what happens when we die. Six months after his passing, Sarina discovered she was a medium and she could communicate with him. It wasn’t long before JT revealed his story — why he had to leave, where he went when he left his body, and the purpose of life on earth. You will never look at life, or death, the same! This program is for adults and older teens. Registration is required.

THE LIGHT OF PARIS with ELEANOR BROWN
November 2 • 7 to 8 pm
Spend an evening with New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters, as she discusses her latest book, The Light of Paris, and her forthcoming anthology, A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light. The program will be followed by book sales and signing. Registration is required.


ONGOING ADULT GROUPS

SECOND MONDAYS
Second Mondays Library Book Group •
 7 to 8:15 pm
OCT 9 Somebody I Used to Know • David Bell
NOV 13 The Haunting of Hill House • Shirley Jackson
DEC 11 The Burgess Boys • Elizabeth Strout


TUESDAYS
Writers Group • 
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 • 12 noon
Open to anyone wanting to practice their language skills. Recommended that participants have at least an intermediate level of Spanish to effectively participate. Meets in the Unquiet Study Area upstairs. Participants are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch and come and go as their schedules allow


SECOND WEDNESDAY EVERY THREE MONTHS
Literature of the First World War • 7 to 8
 pm

Honor the 100-year anniversary of US involvement in World War I by reading and discussing a curated selection of novels and memoirs that reflect the period. Dr Dan Clayton will serve as discussion facilitator. Registration required, limited to 15 participants per meeting.
NOV 8 Private Peaceful • Michael Marpurgo
FEB 14, 2018 Testament of Youth • Vera Brittain
MAY 9, 2018 A Son at the Front • Edith Wharton
AUG 8 Pale Horse, Pale Writer • Katherine Ann Porter


THURSDAYS
Hablamos! Let’s Talk • 
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. Meets in the Unquiet Study Area upstairs. Tea and sweet snacks will be provided.

FIRST THURSDAYS
First Thursdays Library Book Group • 
2 to 3:15 pm
OCT 5 The Swerve • Stephen Greenblatt
NOV 2 American Ghost • Hannah Nordhaus
DEC 7 The Heart of Everything that Is • Bob Drury and Tom Clavin


FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS
Make & Mingle Craft Time • 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.

EVERY FOURTH SATURDAY
Genealogy Basics • 10 am to 12 noon

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.


CHILDREN PROGRAMS

The following events require registration: 303-651-8477

KIDS ON THE SPECTRUM AFTER HOURS EVENT
SILLY SPOOKY FALL FUN!
October 13 • 6 to 8 pm
Join us for another fun night designed especially for children and teens on the autism spectrum and their families. We’ll take over the Library after closing and have some silly, spooky fall fun — including a Haunted House, LEGO building, sensory story time, silly spooky short films, and open gaming in our computer lab. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Resource providers for families with children/teens on the spectrum will be available. Pizza dinner provided.

QUESTBOTICS: INTRO TO CODING
October 21 • 1 to 2 pm
This introductory class to basic programming skills will engage children with coding using Qubes building blocks. For ages 6-10; children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

QUESTBOTICS: LEVEL 1 Calling All Eight Bit Artists
October 21 • 3 to 4 pm
This level 1 workshop will introduce students to drawing using eight bit style. Kids will learn about geometry, algebra, and drawing shapes in this hands-on class from QuestBotics. For ages 8-12. Registration is required.


ONGOING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

MONDAYS
Parachute Play Storytime • 11 to 11:30 AM
Join us for a family 
story time, followed by parachute play with Miss Elektra. Best for ages 6 and younger.

FIRST & THIRD MONDAYS
Chess Club •
 7 to 8 pm

Players of all levels are welcome. Best for ages 7 and up. 

SECOND MONDAYS
Bilingual Storytime • 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.

FOURTH MONDAYS
Lotería Mexicana • 
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 


TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
STORYTIMES •  
10:15 & 11 am

Special Storytimes
BATTLE BULLYING W/THE BOULDER COUNTY BOMBERS
October 4 • 10:15 to 10:45 am
The Boulder County Bombers Roller Derby team members will read stories on creating caring communities and preventing bullying. For ages 3 and older. No registration required.

HALLOWEEN STORYTIME & COSTUME PARADE
October 31 • 10:15 and 11 am
Head to the Library for some silly, spooky songs and stories, then join a trick-or-treat parade at the Civic Center! Wear your costume and bring your treats bag, because candy and other fun things may appear. For all ages.

SENSORY STORYTIME
November 9 • 10:15 for ages birth to 2 years AND 11 am for ages 2 to 4 years
Elyse Dolde is an Occupational Therapist and Health Coach who offers Earth-Based therapy for kids to help them connect to the earth, connect to their food, and connect to those around them. Sensory story time will include singing, dancing/moving, breathing and messy play. Messy play helps to desensitize kids to different textures they might come into contact with in every day life. Movement activities help kids to become more aware of their bodies which improves coordination and strength. Belly breathing and other calming techniques help kids to be able to tolerate frequent changes and upsetting moments in their day. Registration is required and limited to a small group.


WEDNESDAYS
Homework Help • 
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. 


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.

THIRD THURSDAYS
Young Scientists’ Storytime & More • 
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. Best for ages 8 and younger. 


FIRST FRIDAYS
Lego Club • 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.

SECOND & FOURTH FRIDAYS
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Preschool Storytime with Debbie Lane • 11 to 11:30
am
Family preschool story time with movement bubbles and fun books! Best for ages 6 and under.


SECOND SATURDAYS
Dogs Enjoy Afternoon Reading (DEAR) • 
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.


TEENS & TWEENS PROGRAMS

SCARY BOOK SCAVENGER HUNT
October 16 • 1 to 3 pm
Spend part of your “No School!” day with us for a Scary Book Scavenger Hunt. Prepare your detective skills for fun and creepy clues and tasks to solve throughout the Library. Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded. Best for 6th through 12th graders.

ONGOING TEENS & TWEENS PROGRAMS 

The following events require registration: 303.651.8477

FIRST & THIRD SUNDAYS • 3 to 5 pm
Anime Club

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!

THIRD FRIDAYS • 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Teen Writers Group

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.

SECOND SATURDAYS – EVERY THIRD MONTH • 6 to 9 pm
Teen Takeover Saturdays
October 14

• A drop-off program for Tweens and Teens, 6th – 12th grades
• If you prefer something quieter, the computer lab will be available and we’ll screen a movie. As always, pizza and soda will be served.
• Registration is required and limited to the first 100 participants. Must register before noon on the day before the program.
• Sign in when you arrive and provide an emergency contact.