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Authors We Love Series

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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! 


Upcoming Events in the Series

Author Pete KJ has great advice for spring hikes along Colorado's Front Range.

Spring Hikes Along the Front Range, with Author Pete KJ

  • Monday, April 22, 7 to 8:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Spring can be a challenging time for a Front Range hiker. The snow begins its retreat, and then things stall. In this shoulder season, it’s important to know where to go! And wherever you go, the stories abound: of history, geology, etymology, wildlife, and more.
  • Join veteran Longmont hiker and author Pete KJ as he presents some of his favorite hiking choices for spring, and delves into the stories that go along with them.
  • Bring your curiosity, and get ready to write your own stories by going out and hiking these amazing trails!
  • All ages are welcome at this program, although material is designed for adults.
  • 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.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Friday, March 22 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.


An Evening of Stories with Author and Veterinarian Mary Carlson

  • Thursday, May 16, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Join us as veterinarian Mary Carlson talks about how she became a writer after years as a vet and teacher, shares a story or two from her new book, and lets Ivy demonstrate her talents as a therapy dog.
  • There will plenty of time for Q&A (and dog petting), too!
  • All ages welcome.
  • Books will be available for purchase.
  • Please note:  There will be a therapy dog in attendance throughout this program.
  • 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.
  • Registration is required and will open on Monday, April 15 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.


True Crime: Colorado, with Authors Stephen Singular and Joyce Jacques Singular

  • Thursday, May 30, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Two-time New York Times bestselling author Stephen Singular and co-author Joyce Jacques Singular have written books about some of Colorado's most notorious crimes - starting with the 1984 assassination of talk show host Alan Berg to the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey to the 2015 Aurora theater shooting.
  • They've covered 30 years of Colorado cases that have achieved national prominence.
  • The authors strongly encourage audience participation in a Q&A to follow the talk.
  • Learn more about the authors on their website.
  • 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.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Tuesday, April 30 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.


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.


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. Childrens 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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