Bemis Public Library – Nov. 2018
Contact: Adult/Teen Services Programming Staff, 303-795-3961
All Events at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, CO 80120
Musical Performance: Celtic Chaos – Saturday, November 3, 2-3 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of toe-tapping Celtic music from local band, Celtic Chaos. Enjoy celtic, folk and bluegrass tunes and learn about Irish history and Irish step during this musical performance.
Self-Publishing @ Your Library-Wednesday, November 7, 6-7 p.m.
This class starts with an introduction to the Pressbooks platform for writing, designing, and formatting your eBook. We’ll move on to the SELF-e service for self-publishing your eBook and adding it to the library catalog and the “Indie Colorado” collection of local authors. Open to all writers.Space is limited. Registration is required. Register by visiting the library’s calendar at www.littletongov.org or contacting the library at 303-795-3961.
World War I: The Great War-Monday, November 12, 2-3 p.m.
As we mark the hundred year anniversary of the end of World War I, join Active Minds for a look at the “war to end all wars.” We will start by understanding the ingredients that kindled the flame that was ignited by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 and follow the story as the various players get pulled into the conflict, including the United States in April of 1917. We will end with a brief preview of how the seeds of future conflict were sewn at the conclusion of World War I.
Creating an eBook: Intro to Pressbooks-Wednesday, November 14, 6-7 p.m.
Pressbooks helps you produce professional-quality eBooks in ePUB, MOBI, PDF, and other formats. Write and organize your content, add and edit information about your book, and format the overall design, including cover art. Recommended for new and seasoned writers interested in learning how to create an eBook for self-publishing. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register by visiting the library’s calendar at www.littletongov.org or contacting the library at 303-795-3961.
Movie Matinee: Ocean’s 8 (PG-13) -Saturday, November 24, 2-4 p.m.
Danny Ocean’s estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect all-female crew. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway. Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade.
Helpful Hints for Caregivers-Monday, November 26, 2.p.m.
We understand the challenges in maintaining your life while helping others. If you are a caregiver for a neighbor, friend or family member, please join us for a fun and informative time including area resources, relaxation techniques, helpful hints for providing care, and a special care package to take home. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by InnovAge. Presenter: CyndiLee Champion Bennett
Self-Publishing for Writers: Intro to SELF-E-Wednesday, November 28, 6-7 p.m.
Learn to use the SELF-e publishing and discovery platform. Submit your eBook to the library catalog AND make it accessible statewide through “Indie Colorado.” Learn about self-publishing options available through SELF-e. Recommended for writers with an existing eBook in either PDF or ePUB 2 or 3 formats. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register by visiting the library’s calendar at www.littletongov.org or contacting the library at 303-795-3961.
Monthly Adult Programs
Get Your Crafting On – Crafts for Grownups at the Library
Join us for a different featured craft on the third Sunday of each month, as we explore ways to get back in touch with our creativity. We will provide supplies and space – you bring imagination and curiosity! These programs are for adults only. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please call 303-795-3961 to register, or register online at the library’s events calendar at www.littletongov.org.
November 18: No Worries November
The holidays can be a stressful time, but we have you covered! Come try your hand at a variety of crafts designed to ease your burdens and carry your worries away. From Guatemalan Worry Dolls to polymer clay worry stones, to worry beads on a necklace, these crafts are perfect gifts – for anyone on your list, or for your own peace of mind!
Monday Evening Book Discussion Group
If you enjoy talking about books come to the Bemis Evening Book Group, which meets in Sophie’s Place at the library on the third Monday of each month, 7-8 p.m. The following books will be discussed in upcoming sessions:
November 19: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Precocious Elsa, a sharp-witted seven-year-old, has only one friend, her protective, eccentric Granny, who tells her nightly bedtime fairy tales of the Land of Almost-Awake. But when cancer takes Granny away, Elsa is tasked with delivering her grandmother’s final letters of apology to the other residents of the building—The Monster, a hulking, quiet germaphobe; Alf, a tough-talking, curmudgeonly cabbie; Britt-Marie, the nervous wife of a businessman; and others—whom she feels she mistreated during her life.
Senior Book Club, First Monday of the Month, 2 p.m.
November 5: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Helpful Hints for Caregivers-Monday, November 26, 2.p.m.
We understand the challenges in maintaining your life while helping others! If you are a caregiver for a neighbor, friend or family member, please join us for a fun and informative time including area resources, relaxation techniques, helpful hints for providing care, and a special care package to take home. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by InnovAge. Presenter: CyndiLee Champion Bennett
All technology classes and open computer lab are offered from 9:30-11 a.m. One-on-One Technology Help is available on Wednesdays by appointment only.
Computer and Device Training: Open Computer Lab
Get answers to all of your computer-related questions every Thursday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. in the library’s Computer Lab. Practice your computer skills and have a little one-on-one time with a computer class instructor. Bring your smartphone or tablet and receive individual help downloading ebooks and eaudiobooks to your device. No registration required.
One-on-One Technology Help–Wednesdays 1:30-3 p.m.
Sign up for a 30 minute individualized tech appointment with a librarian to get assistance with anything from Smartphones and Tablets to signing up for an email address. Note: Registration is required for one-on-one appointments.
Storing Photos with Google–November 5: 9:30-11 a.m.
Never misplace a photo file again when you learn how to use Google Photos. We will go over how to upload files from a computer, how to organize files in albums, and how to download photos. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Computer basics (familiarity with keyboard and mouse), and Gmail account. Call the library if you need assistance setting up a Gmail account.
Basic Canva–November 12: 9:30-11 a.m.
Canva is a free graphic-design tool website you can use online. We’ll learn how to make our own beautiful graphics using their simple drag-and-drop format. Everyone will go home with a card they created themselves! Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Internet comfort (knows how to easily navigate a web browser, open new tabs, etc.), computer comfort (can easily use keyboard and mouse – both left and right clicking and the scroll wheel), and an active email account (must know password; contact the library if you need assistance setting up an email account).
Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint–November 19: 9:30-11 a.m.
Learn how to create and edit a PowerPoint presentation. We will go over adding slides, changing the theme, adding pictures and clipart, and changing the color scheme. We will also go over how to print slides in different layouts. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Computer basics (knows how to use the keyboard, how to right and left click on the mouse), and beginning Microsoft Word (knows how to copy and paste, how to save, and basic formatting)
Facebook Basics–November 26: 9:30-11 a.m.
Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Learn the ins and outs of this social media platform as we discuss everything from changing your profile picture to managing your privacy settings. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Computer basics (familiarity with keyboard and mouse) and an email account (please contact library if you need assistance creating an account)