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As anyone who has attended a good author talk knows, authors are often the best storytellers and most engaging speakers.  They use words for a living and sharing stories is their passion!

At the Longmont Public Library, we love authors as much as our readers do, and our programming librarians delight in connecting readers and writers for shared experiences.  Have an idea for a great author you'd like to see on this list?  Drop us a line by email or give us a call at (303) 651-8472. We'd love to hear from you.  In the meantime, we hope to see you at our author talks! 

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Get Ready to Use to Register for Adult Programs

Beginning in January, the Library will switch to to handle online registrations for our adult programs. Why the change?  Because Eventbrite:

  • is more 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 is super easy:

Step 1:  Create an account on

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.

So watch for the new orange button! 

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

We know this change will take some getting used to, but we think you'll come to enjoy and appreciate it.  If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to an adult services librarian on the 2nd floor, or call (303) 651-8472.

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" 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. 
  • 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.

Upcoming Events in the Series

Author Ed Sealover will discuss his book, "Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes, and Hops" at the Library.

Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes, and Hops, with Author Ed Sealover

  • Thursday, January 25, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Do you love beer, history, and hiking? If so, you won't want to miss award-winning author Ed Sealover as he presents his newest book, Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops, in which he explores Colorado's natural beauty, unique watering holes, and a history that reflects our state's wild and rugged character.
  • A reporter with the Denver Business Journal, Ed Sealover covers state government, tourism and the beverage industry. Over his 20-year journalism career, he's received 77 state, regional and national awards in categories ranging from investigative reporting to political reporting to public service. Sealover has been writing about beer since 2003, including the book, Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado’s Breweries (2011) and his ongoing "Beer Run" blog.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  This program will be held in the City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark St.
  • Registration is required for this program and will open here on Monday, December 26 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.

Pulitzer-prize winning author David Philipps will examine the future of America's wild horses in this library program.The Future of Wild Horses, with Dave Phillips

  • Thursday, February 1, 7 to 8 pm *** PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE (Add to Calendar)
  • For centuries wild mustangs have roamed the West, inspiring legends and fueling the expansion of both native tribes and American settlers. There were once an estimated two million wild horses.  Now only about 70,000 remain, preserved by federal law in a quixotic management system that is spending billions of tax payer dollars to round up wild horses and store them in government pastures -- an approach no one much likes but that has so far defied all solutions. How did we get into this situation, and is there any way out?
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author and national correspondent for The New York Times, Dave Philipps, will outline the history and myth of the wild horse, how both helped create the current debacle, what science can tell us about sustainable ways to preserve the wild horse, and some of the last wild places in the west where the herds live.
  • This program was originally scheduled for February 8, but has been moved up to February 1.
  • Registration is required and will open on January 8 at 10 am. This registration is the Library's first to handled through Please see the instructions above to register with Eventbrite if you are not already familiar with it.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.

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The Library will be hosting its annual Author Open House.


6th Annual Authors We Love Open House

  • Saturday, February 10, 1 to 4:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • For the sixth year, the Library is offering local fans an opportunity to meet dozens of local and Colorado authors at the “Authors We Love Open House.
  • Readers can browse from table to table, meeting authors, asking questions, and even buying books. There will be published authors of fiction, nonfiction, adult, children’s, and young adult books, plus genres and subjects galore.
  • This is a relaxed and fun atmosphere to get to know lots of creative Coloradans and maybe even get some inspiration for your own writing.
  • No registration is required and all ages are welcome.


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