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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! 


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. 
  • 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

Hear author Sarina Baptista's incredible story of losing her child and discovering heaven.

My View From Heaven, with Author Sarina Baptista

  • Thursday, October 19, 7 to 8 pm, in the City Council Chambers (Add to Calendar)
  • Loveland author Sarina Baptista will share the stories and experiences from her book, My View From Heaven: A Boy's Story of His Journey to Heaven.
  • Join international speaker, author and psychic medium Sarina Baptista and her son, J.T., for this interactive discussion about what happens when we die. We miss our loved ones when they pass. We wonder where they are and what they might be doing now.  Are they watching over us? Are they in heaven? Where is heaven, anyway? Can we communicate with them?
  • In 2007, Sarina Baptista began a journey to answer these questions as she buried her seven-year-old son, J.T.  She knew her son was somewhere, but where?  Six months after J.T's passing, Sarina discovered she was a medium, the bridge between this world and the next, and she could communicate with him!  It wasn't long before J.T. revealed his story--why he had to leave, where he went when he left his body, and the purpose of life on earth.  You will never look at life, or death, the same!
  • This program is for adults and older teens.
  • Please note:  This program will be held in the City Council Chambers.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Tuesday, September 19 at 10 am. No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.

Spend an evening with best-selling author Eleanor Brown as she discusses her book "The Light of Paris."

The Light of Paris, with Best-Selling Author Eleanor Brown

  • Thursday, November 2, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Spend an evening with New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters, as she discusses her latest book, The Light of Paris, and her forthcoming anthology, A Paris All Your Own:  Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light.
  • Her writing has been described by People magazine as "delightful" and "creative and original" by Library Journal
  • Brown teaches writing workshops at The Writers' Table in Highlands Ranch and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, as well as writing conferences and centers nationwide. 
  • The program will be followed by book sales and signing.
  • Registration is required and is available online. No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.

Visit some of Colorado's classic ski descents with Author Dr. Jon Kedrowski.

Classic Colorado Ski Descents with Author Dr. Jon Kedrowski

  • Wednesday, December 13, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  •  Dr. Jon Kedrowski will discuss his book Classic Colorado Ski Descents; travel around Colorado with ski mountaineer Dr. Jon Kedrowski as he guides you to some of the best ski descents the state has to offer.
  • In 2016, Jon Kedrowski became the first person to climb and ski each of Colorado's 14,000' peaks in one winter and spring ski season. But the story doesn't just end with the 14ers. His new guidebook, Classic Colorado Ski Descents showcases 70 ski options on Fourteeners, Thirteeners, as well as easily accessible mountain passes and locales; with routes that range from peaks with gentle terrain, to tree glades, endless powder, ridgelines, steep faces, and couloirs.
  • Join Dr. Kedrowski as he shares stories from his adventures skiing Colorado's classic backcountry terrain. The goal is to send each aspiring ski mountaineer in the audience home with new backcountry skiing objectives and stoked for a new season approaching!
  • Learn more about Dr. Kedrowski on his website.
  • Registration is required for this program and will open here on Monday, November 13 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register.

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.

 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.
  • 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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