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


The following events require registration: 303.651.8472

August 5 • 10 am to 12 noon
The Library will hold a Volunteer Fair in our meeting room and possibly patio, weather permitting. Volunteer groups from around the community will be on hand to give out information about their work in our community and how you can join in and help.

The Science Mystique Behind the Upcoming Amazing Celestial Event

August 19 • 1 to 2:30 pm
On August 21st, North America will have a front row seat to an historic solar eclipse. This family event will introduce the young and young-at-heart to the how’s and why’s of eclipses, how eclipses help science, and the lore and mythology behind solar eclipses in literature. Astronomy Professor Richard Koehler will begin with a 45-minute presentation using computer simulations and a description of what to expect on August 21. After a Q & A session, participants will receive free solar eclipse glasses, have time to enjoy refreshments, learn about community resources on the eclipse and other celestial events, and enjoy a make-and-take craft. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

September 12 • 7 to 8 pm — Registration opens on August 7
Held in the Stewart Auditorium at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road in Longmont
Dr Temple Grandin will bring her unique perspectives and experiences with autism to an extraordinary program.

The author of 12 books and several hundred publications on topics ranging from autism to livestock handling, temperament, and fertility, as well as environmental enrichment and animal safety, Dr Grandin is credited with remarkable impacts in the areas of both autism awareness and livestock handling.

Because of her work, she has also received numerous awards and honors:
• 2017: induction into the National Woman’s Hall of Fame
• 2016: induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
• 2010: named in the “Hero” category of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World

She has received honorary degrees from many universities, has been the subject of numerous profiles in the world’s most respected news outlets, and was the subject of an HBO biopic starring Claire Danes as Dr Grandin, which was nominated for 15 Primetime Emmy Awards and won seven.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, will open here on Monday, August 7, at 10 am, and is limited to four tickets per registrant. This program is likely to sell out.

PLEASE NOTE: You must arrive at least 15 minutes early to claim your ticket for the program or risk having your ticket surrendered.

DIDN’T GET TICKETS? We typically have a 20-25% “no-show” rate for programs, and we’ll be offering first-come, first-served stand-by tickets the evening of this program. Simply arrive early to receive a number, and wait to see how many no-shows we have. Just prior to the program’s start, we will determine how many available seats we have, and standbys will be seated in order of their numbers.


Second Mondays Library Book Group •
 7 to 8:15 pm
AUG 14 The Japanese Lover • Isabel Allende
SEP 11 The Handmaid’s Tale • Margaret Atwood
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

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

Literature of the First World War • 7 to 8

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.

AUG 9  Western Front • Erich Maria Remarque
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

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 Library Book Group • 
2 to 3:15 pm
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

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.

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 Registration is not required.


The following events require registration: 303-651-8477

Saturday: August 5 • 1 to 2 pm for ages 3 to 6 — 3 to 4 pm for ages 7 to 12
Children as young as three can learn core programming concepts with this hands-on building block program. Older students will enjoy more advanced applications. QuestBots were designed by award-winning educators at Longmont’s very own TinkerMill.


Chess Club •
 7 to 8 pm

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

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.

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 

10:15 & 11 am

SECOND TUESDAYS: June through September
Farmstead Storytimes • 5 to 5:30 pm • Ollin Farms – 8627 N 95th Street
The BookCycle will roll up to the Farmstead at Ollin Farms and out will pop a librarian to read books, sing songs and more fun! These are bilingual story times and fun for the whole family. No registration required. Themes will include:
August 8: Siembra una Pizza/Coesha un Burrito (Plant a Pizza/Harvest a Burrito)
September 12: Una Semilla Muy Especial (A Very Special Seed)

Homework Help • 
5:30 to 7:30 pm — ON SUMMER BREAK
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. 

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.

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. 

Family Films on Fridays —  2 pm
Feature-length popular family films with free admission on Fridays. 125 tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 1:30. Movies will begin at 2 pm. Movies are for all ages: children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a dedicated caregiver over 16 years of age.  Features:
August 4: Tangled

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.

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

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.


August 3 • 5:30 to 8 pm
Are you reading or watching 13 Reasons Why? Are you concerned about the messages involving suicide but not sure how to talk about them? The Library and Youth Center are partnering to present a special and important program concerning suicide prevention. Bring your family, your friends, and anyone you know who may be at risk — everyone is welcome. There will be a Teen Panel, as well as mental health specialists on hand to discuss suicide, its causes, its repercussions, and how we can all work together to prevent it. 


The following events require registration: 303.651.8477

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.

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.