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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.
  • 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.

EforAll:  Pitch Contest

  • Thursday, February 27, 6 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • You've seen "Shark Tank" on TV -- now come and see what it's like in real life!
  • The Library is excited to host EforAll Longmont's February Pitch Contest – a fast-paced, community event that enables early-stage entrepreneurs to gain valuable exposure and feedback on a business idea at no cost.
  • Come hear local entrepreneurs share their ideas in a contest to potentially win money to start their business.
  • It's a great opportunity to network and validate a business idea with potential to win a cash prize from EforAll.
  • Entrepreneurs should go to EforAll Longmont for complete information.
  • Everyone is welcome to show up the night of the program to see the presentations and view the contest.
  • For adults and older teens.
  • No registration required.

1st Annual Gardening Fair

  • Sunday, March 1, 2 to 4 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • As the days slowly lengthen and warmer weather sporadically appears, local gardeners begin to hanker for soil between their fingers and young plants in their gardens. So, we're here to help launch the gardening season.
  • Get a jump start on planning your summer garden -- be it food or flower -- at the Library's 1st Annual Gardening Fair, featuring booths staffed by local gardening retailers and experts prepared to answer your questions and offer ideas.
  • All ages are welcome at this fun program -- you're never too young (or old!) to dig in the dirt!
  • Also, watch for our Free Seed Library to open in early March, too!
  • No registration required.

7th Annual Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

  • Saturday, March 7 & Sunday March 8, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont
  • Join your library friends at the 7th Annual Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest!
  • Not familiar with STEAM? It stands for Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship (invention!), Arts and Making. Truly something to engage and fascinate everyone!
  • You'll experience all the fun that you can possibly imagine under one roof at this WOW-filled, two-day indoor festival focused on science and arts activities.
  • With over 100 indoor, hands-on activities, this event has something for everyone no matter how young or old, tall or small, nerdy or not.
  • Learn more about STEAM Fest.
  • For all ages.
  • Tickets are required for each person for each day. The Library has been given a very limited number of free tickets, and we will not be getting more.
  • Ticket reservations will open on Monday, February 10 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

Reserve a Ticket for Saturday, March 7 below.

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

Reserve a Ticket for Sunday, March 8 below.

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.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
    • For our March ThriftU craft, we will take wooden bowls, trays and plates and transform them with paint into chic decor.
  • Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
    • In May, we will be using old picture frames to make hanging planters or bird feeders.
  • 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.
  • Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own items.
  • 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.
  • Registration is required and will open for March and May classes on Thursday, February 13 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.


Skean Dubh Celtic Band

  • Thursday, March 12, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Skean Dubh is one of the most enjoyable Celtic/Acoustic bands in the Rocky Mountain region.
  • Their diverse repertoire spans centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, Scottish ballads, Irish pub-songs, Celtic folksongs, and gorgeous slow airs. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people.
  • These versatile musicians have received accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and extremely musical vocals that make their performances unforgettable. The music may be Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to full on rock.
  • They have continually delighted audiences both with their musical styling and with their unusual instrumentation (a unique blend of traditional and modern instruments) including: Uilleann, (Irish) bagpipes, fiddle, guitar, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, mandolin, bodhran, and accordion.
  • For all ages.
  • Registration is required and will open on Wednesday, February 12 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.

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.


Meet Suffragette Lucy Stone

  • Thursday, March 19, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Join Lyda Mary Hardy for this first-person living history portrayal of Lucy Stone.
  • It was Lucy Stone who converted Susan B. Anthony to the cause of women’s suffrage. Stone was the first Massachusetts woman to earn a college degree, and soon after, she began to lecture for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, at a time when it was forbidden for women to speak in public. Admitting that, “I was a woman before I was an abolitionist, I must speak for the women,” Stone spent her life devoted to women’s issues.
  • For ages 16+.
  • Registration is required and will open on Wednesday, February 19 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.

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.


Join the fun of the annual Peeps diorama contest at the Library!

6th Annual Peeps Literary Diorama Contest!

  • Drop off dioramas March 26 to April 2; Vote for your favorite in the Library lobby, April 3-9.
  • It's back! Join the fun of the Library's annual diorama contest using marshmallow peeps to depict notable scenes from beloved books.
  • Dioramas can be dropped off at the Library, starting Thursday, March 26.  All entries must be received by Thursday, April 2 at 9 pm. Adult dioramas need to be submitted at the 2nd Floor Information Desk.  Children's and tweens' category submissions need to be dropped off at the Children's and Teens Desk.
  • Stop by the Library lobby between Friday, April 3 and Thursday, April 9 to vote for your favorite!
  • Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
    • Best Adult Diorama (ages 14+)
    • Best Tween Diorama (ages 9-13)
    • Best Kid Diorama (ages 8 and younger)
    • Best Transformation of a Peep
    • Best Diorama Title
    • Library's Choice (voted on by library staff)
    • "Peeple's Choice" (determined by popular vote)
  • Winners will be announced on Friday, April 10 and winners will be contacted about their prizes.
  • Dioramas must contain one or more marshmallow Peeps, can be no larger than 16"x16", should depict a book theme, and must be freestanding.
  • The Library is not responsible for any damage done to the diorama while on display, and dioramas not retrieved after the contest will be repurposed.
  • Please review complete rules and fill out an entry form.
  • Watch the 2017 news story from Fox 31. (Please note that dates in the article and video are from 2017)

Wildlife Rehabilitation: the Hows and Whys

  • Thursday, April 23, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Join Alie Moreno, the Wildlife Educator at the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, for this interesting and informative program about our local wildlife rehabilitation efforts. 
  • She'll answer questions like: What is Wildlife Rehabilitation? What is the purpose of the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center? What circumstances bring animals to Greenwood? What is the process of rehabilitating wild animals? What to do if you find a sick, injured, or orphaned animal?
  • Moreno will also share ways to involved and help the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
  • For all ages!
  • Registration is required and will open on Wednesday, April 1 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.

Can't attend? This program may be recorded and available on our Watch Recent Programs page a few weeks after the program's date.


Teen & Young Adult Job Workshop

  • Saturday, April 25, 2 to 4 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Looking for a summer job? Unsure where to start?
  • Getting job experience without having job experience can be tough, but we're here to help.
  • At this workshop, a local Human Resources (HR) professional from the Boulder Area HR Association will share tips, tools, and resources to conduct a successful job search and get hired faster. Don't be intimidated -- you CAN do this!
  • For ages 15-19.
  • Registration is required and will open on Wednesday, March 25 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.


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)
  • 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. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

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 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.

Tech Café @ the Library

  • Every Second Monday, 10 to 11 am
  • Visit us at the Longmont Public Library Tech Café for a brief computer class followed by plenty of time for questions. Each month we'll cover a common topic, program, or website and help you learn to navigate it.
  • Bring your devices! Bring your questions!
  • All ages and skill levels are welcome to come and seek technology assistance whether it be on smartphones, laptops, tablets and/or computers.
  • Held in the Computer Lab.
  • No registration required.

Technoguía @ the Library

  • ¡Cada tercer lunes, de 6 a 7 pm, empezando el 16 de marzo!
  • Visítenos en Technoguía para una clase de computación breve seguido por amplio tiempo para preguntas. Cada mez abarcaremos un tema, programa o sitio web común y le ayudaremos a navegarlo.
  • ¡Traiga sus dispositivos! ¡Traiga sus preguntas!
  • Personas de cualquier edad y nivel de conocimiento están bienvenidas para buscar ayuda con la tecnología tal sea con dispositivos móviles, laptops, tabletas o computadoras.
  • En español.
  • Se llevará a cabo en la Sala de Computación.
  • No es necesario registrarse.

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.
  • NOTE NEW LOCATION: Meetup is held in the Longmont Firehouse Station #3, 1000 Pace St.

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 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

  • Saturday, March 14, 2 to 3 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Held at Collision Brewery, 1436 Skyway Dr, Longmont
  • 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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