ADULT PROGRAMS

All Adult Programs are Free! 

ISLAND ON FIRE
June 4 • 7 pm
Authors Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe will discuss their book Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of Laki, the Forgotten Volcano that Changed the World.

JOBS WORKSHOP
June 17 • 6:30 pm in the Upstairs UnQuiet Study Area
Career Counselor Jane McKean will discuss Barriers in the Workplace: Resources for Learning Differences.

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:
June 4 At Least You’re in Tuscany by Jennifer Criswell
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:
June 8 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

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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!

Learn to Zendoodle
MAY 28 • 7 pm
Dewey Section 741.2
Learn this meditative art form, perfect for creative stress relief, with art therapist Ann Noble. Materials will be provided. Class size limited to 30 people. Register: 303-651-8472

Practice Basic Home Repair
JUNE 11 • 7 pm
Dewey Section 643.7
Join Ryan and associates from Budget Home Supply as they demonstrate basic electrical, plumbing and painting skills.

Make Your Own Household Cleaning Supplies
JUNE 25 • 7 pm
Dewey Section 648.5
Eco-Cycle will be on hand to teach you how to make your own home cleaning products with simple and affordable ingredients. Materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 30. Register: 303-651-8472.

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 • 1 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.

  • June 12: Big Hero 6
  • June 19: Spy Kids
  • June 26: The Incredibles
  • 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

CHESS CLUB
June 1 & 15 • 7-8 pm
All abilities welcome; no registration required.
Parents must accompany children 8 yrs and younger.

CUENTOS BILINQUES / BILINGUAL STORYTIME
June 4 • 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.

TRAINS! TRAINS! and MORE TRAINS!
June 6 • 11 am
Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Boulder Model Railroad Club! Celebrants will be offered crafts, refreshments and a behind-the-scene peek at our Library’s model train layout. For children ages 4 through entering 5th grade.

READING ROOTS & GROWING SHOOTS
June 13 & 27 • 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.

THE BIBLIOCYCLE VISITS THE MUSEUM
June 13 • 12:30 pm
Free admission day at the Museum. This summer the Longmont Public Library will bring a selection of books available to the Museum on their BiblioCycle, a miniature library on wheels. Come get a Library card, check out a book and admire the new wheels!

DOGS ENJOY AFTERNOON READING (DEAR)
June 13 • 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.

SPELLBINDERS STORYTELLERS AT THE MUSEUM
June 13 • 1 pm
Longmont Public Library Spellbinders storytellers will share stories that amaze and delight the imagination! Come and be enchanted by their wonderful words and vivid tales! Free admission day at the Museum.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP
June 13 & 27 • 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:

  • June 13: Classics
  • June 27: Fantasy
  • July 11: Realistic Fiction
  • July 25: Biographies/Memoirs

JR PREFECTS: A HARRY POTTER GROUP
June 14 & 28  • 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!

LOTERIA MEXICANA
June 29 • 7-8 pm
Family evening of traditional Mexican bingo, mostly in Spanish.

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CATS SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

The Library has a Summer of Fun planned!

Infants to Age 4:
Even Little Heroes Have a Story

Ages 4 to Starting 5th Grade:
Every Hero Has a Story

Starting 6th Grade to Starting 12th Grade:
Unmask!

• Read, learn and explore!
• Keep a Hero’s Journal
• Create a summer project and earn Library awards

 

TEENS & TWEENS

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

ANIME CLUB
June 7 • 3-5 pm
Watch anime films and discuss anime, manga and Japanese pop culture.
For ages 13-18

THE PREFECTS: HARRY POTTER BOOK CLUB
June 14 & 28 • 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 June and July • 2 to 4 pm
For 6th-12th grades only

JUNE 2: Zine Workshop Part 1
Learn how to start your own zine and start expressing your passions to the world! Zines are low-budge, self-published mini-magazines that cover a wide variety of subjects and forms. No drawing or writing experience is required. We’ll meet again later in the summer to continue working on our zines and share what we’ve created.

JUNE 9: Longmont Wildlife and Faux Taxidermy
Learn about local Longmont wildlife and taxidermy with special guests from Boulder County Parks and Open Space. Then create mini faux taxidermy creatures, we’ll spray paint plastic figurines and mount them on wooden backing. No animals will be harmed.

JUNE 16: Board Games and Vinyl Throwback Afternoon
Come experience what adolescence was like in the groovy 1970s. We’ll listen to vinyl records while playing old-school board games. No modern technology allowed!

JUNE 23: Punk Rocks
Make some easy and fun rock art. Learn how to make fun punk rock characters out of natural rocks and wool. Or make a rock character inspired by your favorite book character.

JUNE 30: Trivia Afternoon
Fun and interactive team trivia about books, popular culture, and everything in-between. No need to have a team, we’ll create teams at the event. Prizes and fun will be provided.

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.