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- Programs & Clubs for Teens (and Tweens)
- Adult Programs & Meetups Open to Teens
- Teen Book Club Kits
- Learn a Language the Fun Way with Pronunciator
- Mobile Printing Services
- Receive Text Notifications from the Library
- 13 Reasons Why Discussion Materials
- Our Diversity Makes Us Special
- Saturday, August 17, 10 am to 12 pm (Add to Calendar)
- Join us for a community favorite! Our annual Volunteer Fair for adults and teens!
- Nonprofits and volunteer groups from around the community will be on hand to distribute information about their work in our community and how you can help out.
- No registration is required; just bring yourself, your friends, and your desire to make our community even better!
- Want to host a table at our event? Contact Josie by email or at 303-651-8791.
Mindfulness & Meditation for Teens
- Saturday, September 21, 1 to 2 pm (Add to Calendar)
- The new school year has started and that means stress and anxiety for many teens. We're here to help with a program designed just for you.
- Marcia Walker will present this program about mindfulness, meditation and movement for teens, based on the book by Mallika Chopra called Just Breathe. She is a certified yoga instructor and a zen meditation practitioner with the Prairie Mountain Zen Center in Longmont.
- This program will include breathing practices, mindfulness meditation and yoga poses.
- Teens will be encouraged to find a safe, happy, quiet space within their homes and to set an intention to practice mindfulness meditation daily.
- For 6th through 12th graders only.
- Also, September is National Suicide Prevention Month, so watch for events all month hosted by Supporting Action for Mental Health. Learning to create and sustain mental wellness is key to a long, contented life.
- No registration required.
Teen Takeover Saturdays: Halloween Edition
- Saturday, October 12, 6 to 9 pm (Add to Calendar)
- Join us for our quarterly after-hours program just for 6th through 12th graders.
- This month is our Halloween celebration with a costume contest and spooky trivia.
- This is an after-hours event; the rest of the Library is closed!
- Pizza and soda will be served.
- Costumes strongly encouraged!
- Participants will be required to sign in when they arrive and provide a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Download, print and sign the permission slip now -- just bring it with you!
- Registration is required and will open here on August 12 at 10 am. Participants must register before noon the day before the program to allow time to have adequate staffing. Registration is limited to first 100 registered participants.
After School Pumpkin Painting Party
- Thursday, October 24, 4 to 6 pm (Add to Calendar)
- Head to the Library after school on Thursday afternoon for a fun Halloween craft!
- Paint a cute little personal pumpkin to take home and add flair to your holiday decor.
- Come join us for some fun any time between 4 and 6. Craft time approximately 30 minutes.
- This program is for all ages.
- Look for us on the West Patio, weather permitting!
- Registration is required and will open here on Thursday, October 17 at 10 am.
Dungeons & Dragons Drop-in Adventure
- Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm; PLEASE NOTE: the summer session has ended and the fall session will begin August 27.
- Calling all D&D lovers! 6th - 12th graders who have some experience playing Dungeons & Dragons are invited to come and play friendly campaigns at the library.
- This is a kid powered program! Participants will have to work together cooperatively to create the playing experience. New players may join but there is no specific instruction provided for beginners. The most experienced players will Dungeon Master and more experienced players will help along players without as much experience.
- Players may come every week or as often as they'd like.
- Snacks provided!
- Registration is required, and will open for the fall session on Wednesday, July 24 at 10 am. Click the button to register for one or more meetings. No email address? Call (303) 651-8477 to register.
Teen Writers' Group
- Third Fridays of the month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
- Come hang out with our 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.
- No writing experience necessary, and all are welcome.
- Watch the Calendar for special guest speakers and presentations.
- Snacks will be provided.
- Registration for the Fall Semester will open here on Friday, August 16, at 5:30 pm.
- Registration is required for each month's meeting. Click the button below to register for one or more meetings. No email address? Call (303) 651-8477 to register.
- Every First and Third Monday, 7 to 8 pm; please check the Calendar for changes or cancellations.
- Players of all levels are welcome.
- No registration required.
Teen Library Committee
- 4th Monday of the month during the school year, 6:30 to 8 pm, unless otherwise noted, so check the Calendar.
- Come to our monthly meeting of teens and tweens interested in having their voices heard at the Library. Help decide which teen programs the Library should offer, which materials we should add to the collections, and how the teen space can better serve YOU.
- Open to 6th-12th graders only.
- No registration required.
Drop-in, Free Tutoring During the School Year
- Every Wednesday during the School Year, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
- Drop-in, free tutoring with trained, experienced tutors!
- One-on-one math, science, writing and reading help.
- For students kindergarten through high school; home schoolers welcome!
- No registration required; first-come, first-served.
- Program does not operate during the summer or other school vacation periods.
- Visit our Homework Help page for more resources.
Adult programs often require registration through Eventbrite. Under age 18? Ask a parent or guardian to register you or stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk and register in person.
- Master the art of thrift store upcycling with your ThriftU degree! Earn your degree in as little as two hours with the Longmont Library ThriftU program.
- Classes are free so no financial aid is needed and there are no pesky loans to repay! Get your education started today!
- For ages 16 and older.
- Class size is limited to 25 people.
- Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
- The first class in the semester will be a lesson in getting spooky. We will learn to create some creepy decorations for the Halloween holiday from thrift store dishes and figurines.
- Supplies will be provided, but you can also bring old dishes or figurines from home.
- Registration is required and will open on Monday, August 5 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.
- Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
- This class will teach you to stand out with your gift giving this holiday season. Learn how to use thrift store fabric scraps to make lovely gift tags and clever gift card holders to attach to your presents.
- Supplies will be provided, but you can also bring fabric scraps from home.
- Registration is required and will open on Monday, October 14 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.
- Thursday, September 26, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
- A Disney Life: 43 years working with Walt: Laurie Algar, daughter of James Algar, presents a highly entertaining evening filled with vintage photos from her Disney childhood, original animation model sheets, memos from Walt Disney, videos from the Academy Awards, Disney memorabilia and personal letters written by her father during the creation of Snow White, Fantasia, Bambi and the True Life Adventures among many others.
- Laurie demonstrates that she inherited her father’s talent for storytelling as she recounts his journey from Disney animator to Director of Sorcerer’s Apprentice in Fantasia and Bambi among many other beloved Disney favorites. Algar went on to Produce, Direct and write Disney’s acclaimed nature series, The True Life Adventures which won eight Academy Awards for the Studio. He was involved in numerous Disney Wonderful World of Color television shows, park attractions (American the Beautiful, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and Hall of Presidents), and films until his retirement.
- James Algar was inducted in the Disney Legends plaza in 1998 and shares his plaque next to Roy Disney, Jr.
- Laurie’s talk is filled with personal family items never before seen by the public and includes a prescient exchange of letters between a teen-aged George Lucas and her father as they arrange a meeting and tour of the Studio back in the early 1960’s!
- She has presented at the Walt Disney Family Museum and Lucas Films to much acclaim and is thrilled to share her unique and personal stories about Walt and her father.
- This program is aimed at adults, but children over age 10 may be interested as well.
- 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 on Monday, August 26 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.
- Every Second Tuesday of the Month, 7 to 8 pm During the School Year
- Come meet new people and strum 'til your heart's content at this meetup featuring Kay Miller, Longmont resident and member of the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra, as the coordinator and instructor.
- All levels welcome (really!)
- Ages 16 years or older.
- You provide your own ukulele; we'll provide songs to practice and instruction.
- No registration required.
- Meetup is held in the 1st floor meeting room.
- No registration required.
- Los martes, de 12:00 a 1:00pm & Los jueves, de 5:30 a 6:30pm.
- No hay ningún costo, y el grupo está abierto a cualquier persona que desea practicar su inglés, o su español. Idealmente, los participantes tendrían por lo menos un nivel intermediario del lenguaje que quieren practicar, pero todos serán bienvenidos. Los niños pueden participar también, pero es la responsabilidad de los padres decidir si la conversación es adecuado para su edad (los temas de conversación varían mucho).
- Los participantes del grupo que se reúne los martes al mediodía pueden traer su proprio almuerzo sencillo o merienda, y no hay problema con venir tarde o salir temprano, según lo permita su horario.
- La Biblioteca proveerá meriendas por el grupo que se reúne los jueves por la tarde.
- Ésta es una oportunidad para conocer a otra gente que está aprendiendo inglés o español. Habrá varios temas interesantes y juegos divertidos.
- No hay que registrarse.
- Se lleva a cabo en el primer piso, en la Sala de Conferencias.
- Tuesdays, 12 to 1 pm & Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
- This meet-up is free and open to anyone wanting to practice their language skills. It is recommended that participants have at least an intermediate level of Spanish to effectively participate, but everyone is welcome to attend. Children are also welcome, but parents should monitor conversations for appropriate content.
- Tuesday lunchtime participants are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch and come and go as their schedules allow.
- We’ll have tea and sweet snacks on hand for Thursday evening meet-ups.
- Get to know other language learners while practicing conversations with in Spanish or English. We’ll choose themes and games that will be entertaining and interesting to all of us.
- No registration required.
- Meeting is held downstairs in the Conference Room.
Important Notices Regarding Our Programs, Groups, and Clubs:
- It's always a good idea to check our Calendar for last-minute changes or cancellations.
- To obtain more information about these programs and events, please call the Library at 303-651-8477.
- All programs and events are free, unless otherwise noted.
- Registration is required, unless otherwise noted, and most registration can be accomplished online. No email address? Call 303-651-8477 to register.
- All programs and events are held at the Library, unless otherwise noted.
- If you require reasonable accommodation(s) in order to participate in these programs, please call (303) 651-8477.
- Comuníquese con Amy al 303-651-8783 para información en español.
- These programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Library.
... because reading is even more fun with friends.
Teen Book Club Kits are created for tweens and teens to facilitate a communal reading experience, whether as a formal book club, or just a group of friends. These kits contain multiple copies of a single popular title, along with materials to prompt discussion about the book. These kits are in teal-colored bags.
- "Feed" by M.T. Anderson
- "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
- "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Seth Grahame-Smith
- "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen
- "Life as We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer
- "The Wednesday Wars" by Gary D. Schmidt
- "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
- "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle
Pronunciator is here to make language learning more successful and more fun.
- 80+ languages, with more added each year
- App for on-the-go learning
- Includes teacher-led conversation classes, streamable and downloadable audio lessons, and intensive, deep dive, multi-week, structured courses.
- Great for students of all ages – from toddlers up.
- Incorporates feature films and songs to keep things fun.
- ESL courses taught in 55 non-English languages
- "ProCitizen" courses, specifically designed for U.S. immigrants to succeed at the Naturalization Test
- Free with a library card and easy to get started. Click the button above and GO!
- Available from all mobile devices, through our MobilePrint app.
- Print from anywhere to the Library printer network.
- Pick up your print jobs at the Library!
- Standard fees apply = 10 cents for black and white copies; 25 cents for color
- Download our printable one-page instruction sheet for complete details.
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.
If so, you and/or your friends may be talking about and thinking about Hannah's struggles and her decision to kill herself. Suicide is, of course, a serious and tragic topic, but one that is very real for teens. Because of that, we've put together a little brochure to help you think about and talk about the stuff that Hannah is dealing with and her ultimately sad decision. Our Teen section librarians are also happy to talk to you about the book anytime. Stop in, call (303) 651-8891), or email to connect with Claire. But whatever you do, don't ever give up. If you or someone you care about is considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline right now. 1-800-273-TALK(8255). And remember Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
On August 3, the Library hosted a program about teen suicide and prevention, presented by SAMH Committee, Mental Health Partners, and the City of Longmont's Children, Youth and Families Division. Watch complete program below:
Produced by Patricio Illanes, in conjunction with One Action 2016.