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Adult Summer Learning Program - Stay Curious: Build a Better World

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This summer's Adult Learning Program encourages adults to Build a Better World.
Learn how to live the thrifty, simple, good life with Sarah Sailer.
Learn about Longmont's innovative restorative justice program.
Join author Marah Hardt for an informative and interesting look at the sexual lives of sea creatures.
Hear author Mark Gerzon's plan for reunited our politically divided country.
Do what you can to make the world better.  Our volunteer fair can help you figure it out.

Our adult summer learning program for 2017, "Stay Curious: Build a Better World," has ended.  Get to know how it worked with the information below and watch this page in the spring for next year's program!


This year's adult summer learning series is designed to help you contemplate the world around you and how you might make it a better place for yourself and others.  Participating is fun and easy!

1. Stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk and pick up a punch card.

2.  Earn a punch on your card for various activities, including:

  • Reading an entire book
  • Watching a film or documentary
  • Attending or participating in a Library event or program
  • Doing volunteer work
  • Participating in a charity fundraiser, such as a community walk/run.

Wondering if any activity might qualify?  Ask our librarians!

3. Turn in your completed punch card for a chance to win a cool prize.

What could be easier, more fun, or better for our community?


Programs to Help You Build a Better World

Learn how to live the thrifty, simple, good life with Sarah Sailer.

The Thrifty Good Life with Sarah Sailer

  • Thursday, June 8, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Sarah Sailer's popular blog and recent book detail the challenges and joys of her family's urban homesteading adventures in Loveland. 
  • Come hear her lessons learned and tips for living a simpler, healthier, better life.
  • Learn more about Sarah, her urban homestead in Loveland, her family, and her book on her website.
  • Registration is required and will open online on Monday, May 8.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.


Learn about Longmont's innovative restorative justice program.

Screening of "Transforming our Approach to Justice" w/the Longmont Community Justice Partnership

  • Thursday, June 22, 6 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Special Location:  City Council Chambers
  • Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP) is a local nonprofit organization that provides restorative justice services for our community and schools.  Its goal is to empower victims and the community to determine what justice means after a crime or conflict and to support the people responsible in repairing harms.
  • Volunteers from Channel 8 produced this special movie, "Transforming our Approach to Justice," that highlights its work and prompts community conversations about restorative justice.
  • LCJP is on the cutting edge of the emerging restorative justice movement within Colorado and nationally. Come learn more about what restorative justice is, how it works, and how it benefits our community.
  • Curious about LCJP?  Learn more about this organization on its website.
  • Register below with LCJP.  Please note that this is not the Longmont Public Library registration system.

Click or tap to register for this program.


Join author Marah Hardt for an informative and interesting look at the sexual lives of sea creatures.

Sex in the Sea: Part Science, Part Erotica with Author Marah Hardt, Ph.D


Hear author Mark Gerzon's plan for reunited our politically divided country.

The Reunited States of America with Author Mark Gerzon

  • Thursday, July 20, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Political pundits acknowledge that our country has hardly ever been more politically divided than we are currently.  Conservatives and liberals agree that partisanship is running higher than most can remember.  What's a country to do? Author Mark Gerzon has written a book with a plan for bridging that partisan divide and reuniting our fractured populace, and a lot of reviewers think he's onto something. Come hear what he has to say and decide for yourself.
  • Registration is required and will open online on Tuesday, June 20.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.

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

  • Saturday, August 5, 10 am to 12 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Don't like the world as it is?  Change it!  It all starts with one person!
  • The Library will hold a volunteer Fair in our meeting room and possibly patio, weather permitting.  
  • Volunteer groups from around the community will be on hand to give out information about their work in our community and how you can join in and help
  • No registration required.  Just drop by and discover how you can be part of building a better world. 

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. 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.
  • 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. 
  • All programs and events are held at the Library, unless otherwise noted.
  • 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.


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