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- Thursday, February 6, 7:15 to 9 pm (Add to Calendar)
- This event is a collaboration with the Longmont Museum and will be held in the Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Road, Longmont.
- Atrium doors will open no later than 6 pm, and the auditorium doors will open at 7 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served.
- In the case of a full program unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at the start of the program. Standby numbers will be issued to patrons without reservations beginning at 6pm. Standby patrons will be permitted into the auditorium beginning at 7 pm. These will be last minute seatings, and the Library cannot guarantee that all those given numbers will receive seats or that parties will be seated together.
- Join us for a conversation with award-winning author Pam Houston as she discusses her new memoir Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country on stage at the Longmont Museum with fellow Colorado author Karen Auvinen.
- At 31 years old, fresh off a tour promoting her first collection, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Pam Houston had “no job, no place to lie except my North Face tent.” On an impulse and a good instinct, she spent her royalties on a 120-acre ranch near Creede, Colorado. It was more than she could afford, and required more maintenance than she could manage. And yet, 25 years later, it’s the piece of land that’s defined the largest part of her life. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country tells the remarkable story of “that girl who dared herself to buy a ranch, dared herself to dig in and care for it, to work hard enough to pay for it, to figure out what other people mean when they use the world ‘home.”’
- In addition to Deep Creek, Pam Houston is the author of two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, two collections of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, and a collection of essays, A Little More About Me. Her stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Short Stories of the Century among other anthologies. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA Award for contemporary fiction, the Evil Companions Literary Award and several teaching awards. She teaches in the Low Rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, is Professor of English at the University of California-Davis, and co-founder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers, which puts on between seven and ten writer gatherings per year in places as diverse as Boulder, Colorado, Tomales Bay, California and Chamonix, France.
- Pam Houston lives at 9,000 feet above sea level on her 120 acre homestead near the headwaters of the Rio Grande where she raises horses, donkeys, Icelandic Sheep and Irish Wolfhounds. Learn more about her on her website.
- Author, poet, mountain woman and professor Karen Auvinen will interview Houston.
- Auvinen is an award-winning poet, mountain woman, life-long westerner, writer, and the author of the memoir Rough Beauty, chosen as a Top 10 Book of June 2018 by The Christian Science Monitor. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, LitHub, Real Simple, and Westword, as well as numerous literary journals.
- Auvinen earned an MA in poetry from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D in fiction from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and presently teaches writing workshops at Lighthouse North and film, pop culture, and storytelling to freshman at the University of Colorado – Boulder. A former Writer-in-Residence for the State of Colorado, she is the winner of two Academy of American Poets awards and has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes in fiction. Get to know Karen Auvinen on her website.
- A cash bar will be available.
- Following the program, both authors will be selling and signing copies of their books.
- Can't attend? This program may be streamed live online, courtesy of the Longmont Observer. You can view these livestreams on the Longmont Observer website and on its Facebook page. The program may also be recorded and available on our Watch Recent Programs page.
- Registration is required and will open at midnight on January 6, 2020. Registration is being managed by the Museum and processed through their reservation system. Please direct any registration questions to the Museum at 303-651-8374.
- Thursday, January 2 through Saturday, February 29
- Join us this winter for another fun reading, listening, and watching challenge!
- Get a bingo board from the Library's 2nd floor information desk, or download and print one here.
- Mark the boxes that you complete. Got a bingo? Turn in your card at the 2nd floor desk and spin the wheel for the chance to win a fun prize, like a Ziggi's gift card or book-themed gear from Out of Print. Every spin is a winner!
- Please note: Each bingo card may have a maximum of 5 wins, and there is a one card per player limit.
- For ages 16 and older.
- No registration is required.
Why Buy When You Can Borrow?
Of course your library has books, DVDs, magazines, and other reading materials, but did you know that it also has a collection of useful items that you can borrow? Well, now you do! Maybe you only need them for a short-term project or maybe you'd like to try something out before purchasing one yourself. Whatever your reasons, we have some great things in this collection, including wifi hot spots, GoPro cameras, and ukuleles! Click on the button to the left to see the complete list plus rules for borrowing and to reserve your item now. Also, watch this space, because we'll be adding more items as we expand this collection.
Discover Great Attractions Along the Front Range
Everyone knows that the Front Range has beautiful natural attractions, but it is also home to some fine museums, galleries, adventures, attractions that expand our minds and teach us new things. The Friends of the Longmont Library is partnering with many of these attractions to provide FREE entrance passes to our patrons.
Our Discovery Pass collection includes some big attractions like the Denver Zoo, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and Wings Over the Rockies, as well as some smaller but well-loved destinations such as the Longmont Museum, the Butterfly Pavilion, and the Molly Brown House. Click on the button to the left to see the whole collection plus rules for borrowing and to reserve your pass now. We add new attractions several times a year, so watch our webpage for new, fun options.
Receive Text Message Notifications
The Library is using Shoutbomb to manage text notifications! Now you can use the text function on your phone to:
- renew items
- get notices of available holds
- see overdue items and fees
Ready to sign-up?
Signing up is totally free. Standard text rates apply. You must have a phone that can send and receive text messages AND text to an email address (it doesn’t have to be a smart phone).
- Text SIGNUP+your library card number to 1-720-893-9151. (To receive your messages in Spanish, use REGISTRESE instead of SIGNUP.) Be sure to type the keyword in all CAPS.
- After a successful registration, you will receive three messages:
- Message congratulating you on registering and informing you of the ADDCARD keyword function;
- Message indicating which of the available services are active or inactive; and
- Message informing you of the MYBOOKS keyword function.
If at any point you get stuck, please send a text message with the keywords HELP then a space SIGNUP. You will receive detailed instructions on how the process works.
How to Select Which Notices to Receive:
- Text NOTICES to view your current status of all the opt in/out notices.
- The following notices are all ON by default. You do not have to do anything further to receive them. To turn off a notice, text the keyword that is in CAPS to 1-720-893-9151 (this is the same number you used to sign up). Text the keyword again to turn the notice back on. Be sure to text keywords in all CAPS
- HOLDS: This is a notice that you have holds ready to be picked up.
- OVERDUE: This is a notice that things are already overdue.
- RENEW: This is a notice that things will soon be due, and you can renew them.
View and download our printable flyer with these instructions to register, plus a list of shortcut phrases to help you navigate the system.
Where We're From -- Immigrants in Your Community
We invite you to celebrate the rich melting pot of our community with this short, powerful video. Then, stop by the Library's second floor and let us know where your family originated by participating in our interactive display.
Video produced by Patricio Illanes, in conjunction with One Action 2016.