Please note: The Library will be  closed May 28-30

ADULT PROGRAMS

All Adult Programs are free…funded by the Friends! 

AMERICAN GHOST: A Conversation with Author Hannah Nordhaus
May 5 • 7 to 8 pm

Author Hannah Norhaus will tell about researching and writing her book, American Ghost, the story of her great-great-grandmother, Julia Staab, whose ghost is rumored to haunt the La Posada hotel in Santa Fe, NM. Registration is required.

SMALL BUSINESS SERIES
May 10 • 6 to 8 pm
Navigating Through Your First Year. The first year of any business is usually the most challenging. Learn from a great panel of local business owners about some of the trials and tribulations they encountered and their lessons learned during their first year of business. Registration is not required. Panel Members:
• Vinnie Bhushan – owner of Happy Trunk
• Ted Risk – co-founder and Director of Operations of Wibby Brewing
• Dave Gerke – owner of Pristine Carpet Cleaning and Imperial Rugs

WILD HORSES PHOTOGRAPHY with CAROL WALKER
May 12 • 7 to 8 pm
In 2000, Carol Walker launched her Living Images Photography Studio, specializing in horse photography. Her images capture the soul and spirit of the horses and bring to stunning life their beauty, pride, character and essence. She has taught horse photography workshops for the past seven years in France, Dubai, and all over the US. Carol has won numerous awards for her photographic artwork. She and her work with wild horses were recently featured in “Popular Photography” magazine’s February 2016 issue. Registration is required.

JOB HUNTING WORKSHOP SERIES
Wednesdays: May 18 • 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Career Counselor Jane McKean will guide job seekers and career changers through some key elements of a job hunt:
• 5/18: Effective Interviewing
No registration required. Meet in the 2nd Floor Unquiet Study Area.

WATER FOR LONGMONT
May 19 • 7 to 8 pm
Explore the past, understand the present, and imagine the future. Registration required.

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:
May 5 Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
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:
Apr 11 11/22/63 by Stephen King
May 9 The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Jun 13 Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Jul 11 Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

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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

SPECIAL STORYTIMES
Storytime Celebrating National Public Works Week
May 17 & 18  • 10:15 and 11 am
Join us in celebrating National Public Works Week with lots of stories about construction vehicles and men and women who build and maintain things. We’ll have special guest readers and lots of fun! Best for children under age 6.

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.

Children’s Programs & Events

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

DIA DE LOS NINOS DIA DE LOS LIBROS
May 1 • 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Join us for a bilingual celebration of children and books, free and open to all. Mexican dancers will perform.

CHESS CLUB
May 2 & 16 • 7 to 8 pm
Every First and Third Monday. Players of all levels are welcome. Best for ages 7 and up. No registration required.

LEGO CLUB
May 6 • 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.

BILINGUAL STORYTIME
May 9 • 6 to 6:45 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.

MULTICULTURAL STORYTELLING FROM AROUND THE WORLD
May 16 • 2:30 to 3:15 pm
• Third Monday of the Month
• Enjoy the dramatic art of storytelling while discovering different tales from around the world! Sessions will cover stories from the Americas, Europe, Asia, India, Australia, Africa, and even the Arctic! Each month features a different region.
• Great for homeschoolers and children of all ages. No registration required.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICKOFF PARTY
@ the SUNSET POOL!

May 25 • 5:30 pm
Kick off your summer with a free night of swimming and activities at Sunset Pool! Bring a picnic and enjoy a family evening while learning what your Library and Community have in store this summer. P.S. There will be plenty of activities for non-swimmers too!

  • This event will be held at the Sunset Pool, 1900 Longs Peak Avenue in Longmont.
  • Open to families with children of all ages. Children 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Registration is required: 303 651-8477

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
May 1 & 15 • 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.

  • May 31 Janine Bolon’s “Cash Cars & College: How to Build Your Own Business”
  • 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
April 9 • 6 to 9 pm
• 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

GREAT STORIES CLUB BOOK GROUP
May 11 & 18 • 4 to 5 pm
at the Longmont Youth Center, 1050 Lashley St in Longmont

• A new book club for teens in 8th-12th grades
• Apply to join today online or at the CATS desk, applications are due to the Library by Feb 8 at 9pm, participants must commit to attending all book group sessions
• Space is limited to a maximum of 12 participants
• Three books will be read
(1) Feed by M.T. Anderson
(2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(3) March: Books One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
• This innovative book group is a partnership between the Library and the Youth Center and is made possible by a grant from the American Library Association to conduct a Great Stories Club for at-risk youth in our community.