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Special Programs and Workshops

Upcoming Programs & Events:

Ongoing Meetups for Adults:


Important Notices Regarding Our Programs and Events:

  • 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 303-651-8472.
  • All programs and events are free, unless otherwise noted.
  • Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted below. Please register by clicking or tapping the "Register with Eventbrite" button.  If you do not have an email address, you may register by calling 303-651-8472 or visiting the information desk on the Library's Second Floor. Registration will be open approximately 30-45 days prior to the event or program and will close at 3 pm the day of the program.
  • Stand-by Registration:  Sometimes we have people register for programs or events and then cancel or not show up.  If you are unable to register for a program but would like to attend, you may come to the Library 30 minutes before the program starts to stand-by for open seats.  You will be provided a numbered card, indicating your place in the stand-by line and we will call numbers when/if seating becomes available.
  • Can't attend? Many of our programs are streamed live online, courtesy of the Longmont Observer. You can view these livestreams on the Longmont Observer website and on its Facebook page.
  • 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) 651-8472.
  • Missed a program? Visit our Watch a Recent Program page or check out our YouTube playlist -- we record many programs, so you may be in luck.  And if you subscribe to our YouTube playlist, you'll be notified each time we add a new recorded program. 
  • Comuníquese con Johannes al 303-651-8772 para información en español.
  • These programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Library.

Play Wintertime Bingo!

  • 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, beginning January 2.
  • 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!
  • For ages 16 and older.
  • No registration is required.

Get a Job! Workshop

  • Tuesday, January 7, 6 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Looking to make a professional move this year? Don't miss this helpful class.
  • Local HR (Human Resources) professionals from the Boulder Area HR Association will share tips, tools, and resources to conduct a successful job search and get hired faster. 
  • For ages 16+.
  • Registration is required and will open on Saturday, December 7 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

Click or tap here to register for a Library program through Eventbrite.com.


ThriftU: Spring Semester

  • 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.
  • Decreasing household waste is an important strategy of the City’s Sustainability Plan, thank you for helping us achieve our goals of reducing waste through reusing and recycling. Visit the Sustainability Program’s webpage to learn more about the City’s sustainability goals and strategies.
  • Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • At this first class of the spring semester we will transform the humble clipboard into an standing organizational marvel. Clipboards and stands will be provided.
  • Additional dates will be added on Wednesdays in March and May -- watch this space!
  • Registration is required and will open on Monday, December 16 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

Click or tap here to register for a Library program through Eventbrite.com.


Pam Houston will be appearing in an Author Talk.

The Library @ The Museum: An Evening with Author Pam Houston

  • 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.

Click or tap to register for this program.

The Longmont Library is proud to present the Authors We Love series, featuring published authors throughout the year.This program is part of the Longmont Public Library’s “Authors We Love” series.

 


Miss a program?  Watch it online!

Miss a Recent Program?

We record many of our adult programs and post them online for you to see later.  Just click the button to go to the page and start watching!


Meetups for Adults

The Longmont Public Library is a great place to connect with people who have similar interests or circumstances.  Throughout the year, we offer lots of programming to helps patrons connect with the like-minded. 

Important Notices Regarding Our Meetups:

  • 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 303-651-8472.
  • All programs and events are free, unless otherwise noted.
  • Registration is not required for meet-ups, unless otherwise noted.
  • All programs and events are held at the Library, unless otherwise noted.
  • Follow our meetups on Meetup.com.

The Longmont Public Library is on Meetup.com!

The Friends of the Longmont Library generously support library programs and services. 


The library has a special book group that focuses on books about health-related topics.

Read for Your Health Book Group

  • Meets from 7 to 8 pm every other month on a Tuesday evening (check calendar for exact dates), beginning Tuesday, January 28
  • This book group focuses on health-related issues using suggested books and discussion guides from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and led by one of our librarians.
  • Complete details and list of book titles.
  • Registration is required for each meeting and will open here on Friday, December 27 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

The library has an informal English conversation group for adults.

"Say Hello!" Informal English Conversation Group

  • Saturdays, 10 to 11 am
  • Have some tea and cookies while practicing conversation with others interested in improving their English in an informal, conversational setting.
  • We recommend attendees have an intermediate level of English to effectively participate, but everyone is welcome!
  • This meet-up is held on the 2nd Floor in the Unquiet Study Area.
  • Conversations are conducted entirely in English and are guided by a native English speaker.
  • No registration required. Come and go as your schedule permits.
  •  Cada sábado, 10 to 11 am
  • Reúnese con otras personas interesadas en practicar la conversación en inglés con té y galletitas.
  • Ambiente informal de conversación.
  • Se recomienda tener un nivel intermedio de inglés para participar efectivamente, ¡pero todos son bienvenidos!
  • Nos reunimos en la Biblioteca Pública de Longmont en la sala “Unquiet Study Area” en el segundo piso.
  • Conversaciones son solamente en inglés y guiadas por anglohablantes nativos.
  • En la Sala de Estudio en Voz Alta.
  • No hay que registrarse. Llegue cuando puede, salgue cuando necesite.

The Library has an anime club for adults.

Anime-niacs: Anime Club for Adults

  • Every Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6 to 8 pm
  • Join the Grey Havens group as they host a meetup for adults interested in discussing and sharing anime.
  • Monthly meetups will have each have themes/topics.
  • This meet-up is held on the 2nd Floor in the Unquiet Study Area.
  • No registration required. Come by yourself or with friends. All those 18+ are welcome!

The Library has a ukulele club for musicians aged 16 and older.

Longmont Library Ukulele Club

  • 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. 

Join our Writers' Group!Calling All Writers! Join our Writer's Group

  • Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 pm.  First and third Tuesdays are open write/sharing.  Second and fourth Tuesdays are discussion and meeting.
  • This group is for patrons who are at least 18-years-old and at any point in their writing endeavors.
  • The group is sometimes joined by inspiring and helpful speakers or presenters, so be sure to check the Calendar for specifics!
  • No registration required.  Come whenever you'd like!
  • Meeting is held upstairs in the UnQuiet Study Area.

Let's get together to speak Spanish and English.¿Aprendiendo inglés?  Learning Spanish?  ¡Hablemos!  Let's Talk! 

  • 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.

See our Printable Flyer in both English and Spanish!


The Library is partnering with the Longmont Genealogy Society to offer monthly workshops to genealogy searchers.

Genealogy Basics with the Longmont Genealogy Society

  • Every Fourth Saturday of the month, 10 am to 12 pm
  • Volunteers from the Longmont Genealogical Society offer their time, knowledge, and assistance to the public one Saturday each month.  Participants are guided on how to search for their ancestors and use the various resources available both in and out of the library. 
  • Two internet computers are reserved for participant access to online resources such as Ancestry.com.
  • Bring any information you have -- name(s), a date of birth or death, a place, etc. and see what you can discover!
  • No registration required.
  • In the meantime, don't forget to check out our Genealogy webpage full of links and resources to help you get started or dive deeper into your family history.

Books & Brews

  • Watch this space for our next date! (Add to Calendar)
  • Ever wondered what kind of beer a good mystery novel might taste like? Reading a book you'd love to pair with the flavors of summer?
  • Come join our librarians as we delve into what good books taste like, the literary qualities of beer, and give your inner bookworm AND your taste buds something new to explore!
  • This is not a book club in the traditional sense: we are interested in the way beer can highlight the reading experience, and vice versa. As a discussion group of book and/or brew enthusiasts, we highly encourage attendees to bring their knowledge of favorite books and brews and share with others!
  • Come have fun with us at a local brew pub.
  • This is a quarterly series - watch this page for updates and announcements.
  • This program is for those 21 and older, no registration is required, and absolutely no purchase is necessary to play! Just bring yourself, your friends, and your inner book worm!

Click or tap here to register for a Library program through Eventbrite.com.

We Use Eventbrite.com to register for Adult Programs because Eventbrite:

  • is convenient -- access it through an app on your phone or tablet, or through the web on your computer or laptop;
  • automatically delivers reminder and cancellation emails to you;
  • allows you to reserve up to 6 tickets in your name; 
  • can handle ticket reservations for very large events; and
  • will list all our programs in one place, making it easier to register for multiple library programs at once.

Registering through Eventbrite.com is super easy:

Step 1:  Create an account on Eventbrite.com.

Step 2: Type "Longmont Public Library" in the Search box to search "Longmont, CO."

Step 3: You will see a list of upcoming events and programs at the Library.  Click or tap on the one you'd like to register for.

Step 4:  You'll see more information about the program and a green button on the right titled "Register." Click or tap there to register for the program.

If you do not have an email address or are more comfortable making your registration by phone, that option will still be available. Children's and Teens program registration will continue through the current system for now.

If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to an adult services librarian on the 2nd floor, or call (303) 651-8472.


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