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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 Now" 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 Amy al 303-651-8783 para información en español.
  • These programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Library.

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


Do what you can to make the world better.  Our volunteer fair can help you figure it out.

Volunteer Fair for Adults & Teens

  • Saturday, August 11, 10 am to 12 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • After great success last year, we're once again hosting a 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.


Author, journalist, and former First Lady of Colorado, Helen Thorpe will be visiting the Library to talk about her latest book.

An Evening with Author Helen Thorpe

  • Monday, September 17, 7 to 9 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • This event will be held in the Stewart Auditorium at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont.
  • Atrium doors will open at 6 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served.
  • A cash bar will be available.
  • Join author, journalist, and former First Lady of Colorado Helen Thorpe for a fascinating and timely discussion of how immigrant children are finding new homes in American classrooms.
  • The United States is at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America’s role on the global stage. In her recent book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, Helen Thorpe’s intensive, year-long reporting puts a human face on these debates—or rather, the faces of 22 newly-arrived teenagers taking a beginner-level English Language Acquisition class at South High School in Denver.
  • The book was named a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.
  • Helen Thorpe lives in Denver, Colorado. She has been a staff writer for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. She has also written freelance stories for the New York Times Magazine, Slate, and other publications. Her radio stories have aired on "This American Life" and "Sound Print." The Newcomers is her third book. She was born in London and attended Princeton and Columbia Universities. During her marriage to John Hickenlooper, Ms. Thorpe served as the First Lady of Denver (2003-2011) and the First Lady of Colorado (2011-2015).
  • Following the program, Ms. Thorpe will be selling and signing copies of her books.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Friday August 24 at 9 am. We expect this event to sell out very quickly. (Add Registration Date to Calendar) 

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

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.

 


Honor the WWI centennial with a statewide book discussion series at the Library.

WWI Centennial Statewide Book Discussion Series -- Where Do We Go From Here?: America in the First World War

  • Second Wednesdays of Every Third Month, from May 2017 through August 2018, 7 to 8 pm
  • Honor the 100-year anniversary of US involvement in World War I by reading and discussing a curated selection of novels and memoirs the reflect the period.
  • Visit our Book Groups webpage to see the complete list of titles.
  • This group is best for mature high schoolers and adults of all ages.
  • This program is presented by the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Colorado Humanities, and the Colorado World War I Centennial Commission.
  • Registration is required for each meeting and is limited to 15 participants per meeting.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.

Click or tap to register for this program.


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. 


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!
  • Registration is not 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 Segundo piso, en el área conocido como “the Unquiet Study Area”.
  • 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 upstairs in the Unquiet Study Area.

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.

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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