LIGHT A CANDLE

DECEMBER 1-15, 2014

Light A Candle (LAC), an annual holiday tradition at the Longmont Public Library, celebrates its 30th year this season. LAC is a fundraising event to enhance the Library’s collection. Selected books are available in the library lobby for you to purchase as a donation to the Library’s collection. A bookplate is placed in each book to identify the donor and a candle ornament bearing the donor’s name is hung on the Light A Candle tree. Prices of items vary significantly in order to allow everyone to participate. Contributions are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!

ADULT PROGRAMS

All Adult Programs are free and meet in the Longmont Library Meeting Rooms

NEXT LIGHT TECHNOLOGY 101
December 3 • 7 pm
As Longmont moves toward becoming a “gigabit city” and Longmont Power and Communication begins to install residential fiber optic in our neighborhoods, it is important for everyone to have the opportunity to understand this technology. This two-hour seminar explains, in very simple terms, many of the techno-gadgets we use every day and how they interact. This is not an in-depth exploration of how things work, but rather what each appliance does, how you can use them, and what the names, acronyms and specification numbers mean, so you can make better informed purchasing decisions. Click here for more information.

AUTHOR MARK STEVENS
December 4 • 7 pm
Mark Stevens will discuss his new book Trapline, the third in the Allison Coil mystery series.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON EARLY CHILDHOOD
December 4 • 4 to 5:30 pm
View an 11 minute episode of the PBS series, “Raising of America”, followed by a guided conversation exploring many aspects of quality and cost in early childcare and what activities are happening in our area that you can join.

HARP MUSIC OPEN HOUSE
December 6 • 1 to 3 pm
Come enjoy beautiful harp music for the holiday season

MUSIC OF JOY, SOLSTICE & NOEL
December 11 • 7 pm
Cousins of the Muse (dulcimer and harp) will perform seasonal music

EMERALD ASH BORER
January 8 • 7 pm
Longmont’s Ken Wicklund and CSU’s Carol O’Meara will discuss the Emerald Ash Borer problem in Colorado.

ONGOING ADULT GROUPS…

NEW WRITERS GROUP
Tuesdays • 6 pm
Calling all budding writers, 18 years and older, in the Unquiet Study area on the second floor.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays: Open Write
2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Discussion and Meeting

LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS*
1st Thursdays • 2 to 3:15 pm • Sum It Up by Pat Summitt
2nd Mondays • 7 to 8:15 pm • Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
*Groups are open to everyone. Just read the book and join the discussion

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CHILDREN PROGRAMS

Register at the Children’s and Teen Services desk or call 303.651.8477

For information on upcoming storytimes and events see the Library’s Children Calendar

WEEKLY PROGRAMS

TUESDAY
Storytimes • 10:15 and 11 am

WEDNESDAY
Storytimes • 10:15 and 11 am
Tutoring • 5:30 pm

THURSDAY
Bedtime Storytime • 7 pm

SPECIAL EVENTS
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS MAY REQUIRE REGISTRATION
Register at the Children’s and Teen Services desk or call 303.651.8477

GINGERBREAD HOUSES
December 1
Session 1 from 6 to 7 pm
Session 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
All supplies will be provided to “Make and Take Your Own Gingerbread House.” Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

LEGO CLUB
December 5 • 6 to 8 pm
A family event — all ages are welcome.
• Building challenge
• Short film
• Light refreshments

DOGS ENJOY AFTERNOON READING (DEAR)
December 13 • 1 to 2 pm
Children of all ages are invited to read to specially trained dogs. Just drop in!

STORYTIME WITH SANTA
December 17 • 10:30 am
A special morning story time with a take-away craft. Best for ages under 6, drop-in, no registration

HORA DE CUENTOS BILINGUES / Bilingual Story Hour
December 22 • 6 pm
Stories and songs in Spanish and English

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE A SNOW DAY STORYTIME
December 23 • 10:30 to 11: 30 am
A special morning story time.

 

FOR TWEENS & TEENS

Register at the Children’s and Teen Services desk or call 303.651.8477

ANIME AND MANGA CLUB
December 7 • 5 pm
for Teens 13-18. No registration required. Please email david.kling@ci.longmont.co.us for more information.

2ND SATURDAYS: THE LIBRARY AFTER DARK
December 13 • Doors open at 6 pm

• Comedy Improv Games with the Improvables
• Pizza
• Fandoms Unite!
• Anime and Manga Club
• Minecraft
• Winter Craft: Star Wars Snowflakes
• Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
Space is limited. Please register by noon on Dec 13