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

PLASTIC PURGE
with Author Michael SanClements

April 13 • 7 to 8 pm
Author/Ecologist Michael SanClements has put together the most up-to-date and scientifically-backed information available to explain how plastics release toxins into our body and the effect they have on our health.

AN EVENING WITH CRIME MYSTERY WRITER
AUSMA ZEHANAT KHAN
April 27 • 7 to 8 pm
Ausma Zehanat Khan is the author of The Unquiet Dead, winner of several literary awards, The Language of Secrets, and Among the Ruins. A frequent lecturer and commentator, Ms. Khan holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law with a research specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans.

AMERICAN ECLIPSE with DAVID BARON
May 4 • 7 to 8 pm
Boulder author David Baron joins us to talk about his upcoming book, American Eclipse, which tells the story of three pioneering scientists — planet hunter James Craig Watson, astronomer Maria Mitchell, and inventor Thomas Edison — who gathered in the West with an extraordinary cast of supporting characters on a day when the sun hid and far more was revealed. An untold tale of ambition, failure, and eventual triumph, the book brings to life the intellectual and technological flowering of late-nineteenth-century America, a period that laid the foundation for the country’s eventual rise to scientific greatness.

LATINOS IN LONGMONT & THE SOUTHWEST: PAST & PRESENT
May 18 • 6:30 to 8 pm
Visit the Library in May to see “Moments in Mexican-American History in the Southwest,” on display outside the meeting rooms. Want to know more? The Library and Historic Preservation are hosting a special program to dive deeper into the issues broadly covered in the exhibit. CU Professors Arturo Aldana and Marjorie K Macintosh, along with local Latinos and Latinas, will speak about racism and the KKK in Longmont in the 1920s-30’s, Latino military service, and Latino and Chicana activism.

SKANSON & HANSENS MAGICAL MYSTERY ADVENTURE
May 25 • 7 to 8 pm
This duo does some reverent Beatles’ covers as well as share stories of their time in England, recording at Abbey Road and visiting Beatles sites.

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ONGOING ADULT GROUPS

SECOND MONDAYS
Second Mondays Library Book Group •
 7 to 8:15 pm
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

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 TUESDAYS
Blazing the Trails to Small Business Success • 6 to 8 pm
Second Tuesdays of the Month — January through April
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.

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.
MAY 10 One of Ours Willa Cather
AUG 9 Western Front Erich Maria Remarque
NOV 8 Private Peaceful Michael Marpurgo
FEB 14 Testament of Youth Vera Brittain
MAY 9 A Son at the Front Edith Wharton
AUG 8 Pale Horse, Pale Rider 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
APR 6 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory Caitlin Doughty
MAY 4 A Tiger in the Kitchen Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
JUN 1 The Sea of Galilee Boat Shelley Wachsmann
JUL 6 Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube Blair Braverman
AUG 3 Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance
SEP 7 The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben
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.

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CHILDREN PROGRAMS

The following events require registration: 303-651-8477

WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS w/ PEG HILLIARD 
April 1 • 1 to 2:30 pm

Discover the beauty and fun of watercolor painting with our Maker-in-Residence, Peg Hilliard, in this innovative watercolor class. Mix new techniques and materials with watercolor paints, including Sharpies, wax resist, salt, printing, oil pastels, and nature prints. Program is for ages 9 to 12. Two chances to attend are offered.

SPRING DANCE PERFORMANCE & STORYTIME
with Airborne Tour Ensemble
April 15 • 1 to 2 pm
Enjoy dances and stories with a spring theme, “River Deep, Mountain High”! Best for families with children ages 10 and younger. No registration required.

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ONGOING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

MONDAYS
Parachute Play Storytime • 
11 to 11:45 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

 

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
Mini 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.

Cuentos & Conversaciones • 4 to 4:45 pm
An informal and interactive conversational Spanish group for children and their parents. Ideal for ages 4 through 8. No previous Spanish experience necessary! Each month will have a different theme and participants will create a ‘zine to take home.

 

FIRST FRIDAYS
Dance & Movement Storytime •
11 am
A truly different storytime experience with Dalcroze Eurhythmics dance and movement. *DATE CHANGED: APRIL 14*

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 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.

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TEENS & TWEENS PROGRAMS

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!

SECOND FRIDAYS • 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering Club

  • 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.

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
June 10: Summer Fun & Games

• 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.