ADULT PROGRAMS

All Adult Programs are Free! 

 

SAFETY SERIES: The “Belonging Revolution” and Community Safety
July 30 • 7 pm
The Longmont Department of Public Safety has launched a community discussion around the idea of “belonging.” Public Safety Chief Butler will speak about Longmont community dynamics and a Longmont community that works for all.

AUTHOR SHANE NIEMEYER
August 6 • 7 pm
Shane Niemeyer will discuss his book The Hurt Artist: My Journey from Suicidal Junkie to Ironman.

JOB WORKSHOP
August 19 • 6:30 pm in the UnQuiet Study Area upstairs
Jane McKean will discuss the book Life Reimagined: Discover Your New Life Possibilities

MODERN SCAMS & FRAUDS
August 27 • 7 pm
Boulder County Deputy District Attorney Felisa Marcia will discuss the rise of internet and telemarketing frauds, with examples from our community.

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  pm in the UnQuiet Study Area
Have some tea and cookings 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:
July 2 Thrive by Arianna Huffington
Aug 6 Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney
Sept 3 Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe
Oct 1 The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
Nov 5 Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly
Dec 3 I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson

2nd Mondays • 7 to 8:15 pm
SECOND MONDAY BOOKS:
July 13 The Spell of the Rockies by Enos A Mills
Aug 10 The Heretics Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Sep 14 A Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
Oct 12 Sweet Thunder by Ivan Doig
Nov 9 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Dec 14 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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ADULT SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM

DIY

STAY CURIOUS 2015 – DIY: “DEWEY” IT YOURSELF

This summer’s Adult Learning Program is all about following your curiosity and learning new things. Find the Dewey Decimal section(s) that interest you, and make this summer a hands-on experience. We have lots of materials, online classes, and workshops to help you pursue your interests — so join us for a summer of learning!

WHAT IS “DEWEY”?

The Longmont Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System developed by librarian Melville Dewey (1851-1931) to organize non-fiction collections. Materials are assigned call numbers that relates to their subject matter. Materials that deal with the same subject matter will have similar numbers. So, when you think of subject areas you’re interested in, librarians think of Dewey sections!

IMPORTANT NOTICES REGARDING THE PROGRAMMING

  • It’s always a good idea to check the Library’s 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 not required, unless otherwise noted. Most registration can be accomplished by simply calling the Library at 303-651-8472.
  • All programs and events are held at the Library, unless otherwise noted.
  • Comuniquese con Amy al 303-651-8783 para información en español.
  • Print off the handy Stay Curious: DIY Brochure and stick it on your fridge so you don’t forget to come learn with us this summer!

DEWEY-IT-YOURSELF WORKSHOPS
**Raffle prizes will be given away at each workshop; get a ticket at the door and you could win!

Build a Terrarium
JULY 9 • 7 pm
Dewey Section 635.98
Join extension office agent Deryn Davidson as she teaches you how to build a lovely, living terrarium. Materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 15. Register: 303-651-8472.

Learn to Compost
JULY 23 • 7 pm
Dewey Section 631.875
Kay Schumpert will host an informative workshop on how to start composting in your own backyard. It’s good for your garden and for the environment as a whole.

Dewey-It-Yourself Fair
AUGUST 15 • 10-12 noon
Learn DIY skills form local experts in this fun, interactive learning event. A sample of topics include: how to crochet, mend a book, make your own dog treats, decorate with color, do routine bicycle maintenance, plan meals ahead, and many, many more!  A full roster will be available closer to the event date.

U-Fix-It Clinic with Tinkermill
AUGUST 15 • 10 am to 1 pm
Held at the Creation Station, 519 4th Avenue in Longmont
Bring in a broken small appliance, electronic game, power tool, or torn garment and get hands-on help from Tinkermill coaches on how to repair it. Learn a new skill, save money and keep junk out of the landfill. A toolbox and supplies for each workstation will be provided, but participants should bring any parts or tools that might be helpful for the repair. Register online by selecting a time slot and entering your name and the item you plan to bring. The Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic program is sponsored by Eco-Cycle; Zero Waste Funding provided by the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division.

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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 Calendar

REGULAR PROGRAMS

MONDAYS
Afternoon Art • 2 pm

TUESDAYS
Storytimes • 10:15 and 11 am

WEDNESDAYS
Storytimes • 10:15 and 11 am
Drop-in Book Buddies 6:30-7:30 pm 
Entering 1st – 3rd graders can practice reading skill and play literacy games with a trained teen volunteer. A great way to practice reading and have fun, too.

THURSDAYS
Music & Magic on the Patio! • 10 am

FRIDAYS
Family Films on Fridays • 2 pm
Ticket giveaways start at 1:30. 125 tickets will be given out on a first-come, first served basis. Movies start at 2 pm.

  • July 3: Shark Boy and Lava Girl
  • July 10: Hercules
  • July 17: The Lego Movie
  • July 24: Rise of the Guardians

SATURDAYS
Be a Hero Saturdays! • 1-5 pm
Stop by the Children’s Craft Room and pull a task from the “Job Jar.” When you complete the task, you can enter drawings for fun prizes to be given out at our Hero Gallery Opening on July 31. All ages welcome. Children ages 8 or younger must be accompanied by a caregiver 16 or older.

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

CUENTOS BILINQUES / BILINGUAL STORYTIME
July 2 • 6-6:45 pm
Stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish and English — conducted by a bilingual librarian.
Best for grades K-5. Registration not required.

READING ROOTS & GROWING SHOOTS
July 11 & 25 • 11 am
Enjoy story time followed by a take-home gardening project. For children ages 4 through entering 5th grades. A $2 craft fee will be charged and must be paid prior to the program.

DOGS ENJOY AFTERNOON READING (DEAR)
July 11 • 1-2 pm
Children of all ages are invited to read to specially trained dogs.
DEAR dogs are registered through Pet Partners and are good listeners.
Drop in program.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP
July 11 & 25 • 2 pm
Share your love of reading together and learn about each other, too. For girls entering 3rd through 6th grades and their moms.
Reading list:

  • July 11: Realistic Fiction
  • July 25: Biographies/Memoirs

JR PREFECTS: A HARRY POTTER GROUP
July 12 & 26  • 1-2 pm
A Harry Potter discussion and activity group for kids 8-11.
Join our world of muggles and magic every second and fourth Sunday!

CHESS CLUB
July 13 & 27 • 7-8 pm
All players 18-years-old and younger are invited to visit our drop-in chess club, every other Monday. Players of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to come play with us! No registration is required. Parents must accompany children 8 years and younger.

DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOP
July 23 • 1-2 pm
Make and take your very own “Didge from Down Under!”
For children 4 years to those entering 5th grade.
$5 craft fee will be charged and must be paid prior to the program.

LOTERIA MEXICANA
July 27 • 7-8 pm
Family evening of traditional Mexican bingo, mostly in Spanish.

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TEENS & TWEENS

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

THE PREFECTS: HARRY POTTER BOOK CLUB
July 12 & 26 • 3-4:30 pm
A Harry Potter discussion and activity group for 7th-12th graders.
New and long-time fans welcome! Registration is not required.

TEEN TUESDAYS…………………………………………………………………..
Every Tuesday in July • 2 to 4 pm
For 6th-12th grades only

JULY 7: Superhero Sock Puppets
Let’s make use of all those single socks out there that have lost their partner to the laundry black hole. We’ll make superhero-inspired sock puppets, complete with puppet capes. We’ll also have time for a puppet show with the library’s Puppet Depot. Bring your clean socks to repurpose into creative creatures.

JULY 14: Paper Cosplay Costume Contest
Paper, tape and scissors are your only tools to create a hero-themed costume. Participants will participate in teams and must choose a model to don their creations. A panel of judges will give out prizes for creativity, execution, and best teamwork. Bring your superpower and your creativity and we’ll supply the rest.

JULY 21: Mask Making
Come create super hero and/or real-life hero-inspired clay masks with the Boulder Pottery Lab.

JULY 28: Zine Workshop Part II 
Continue work on your zine that you started at the beginning of summer in Zine Workshop Part I OR start something new. We hope that participants will share what they’ve created with the group.