Bemis Public Library Programs – Oct 2018
All Events at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, CO 80120
Colorado Ballot Issues-Tuesday, October 9, 7 p.m.
Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current issues on the ballot this fall. We will review each proposal, presenting the arguments on both sides. We will also review the referendum and initiative process in Colorado, including its history, pros and cons, and significant legislation that has resulted from this process in the past. No registration is required.
Musical Performance: 2 Neck Guitarist Mark Kroos-Saturday, October 13, 2 p.m.
Enjoy the musical stylings of 2 neck guitarist Mark Kroos. Mark is one of the only people in the world touring as a 2 guitar neck playing artist. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie, and even punk artists, Mark Kroos has developed his own edge to the acoustic guitar.
Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits-Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.
Five decades ago, Native American leaders launched a crusade against museums to reclaim their sacred objects and to rebury their kin. This controversy has exploded in recent years as hundreds of tribes have used a landmark federal law to recover their heritage from more than one thousand museums across America. Join Dr. Chip Colwell as he discusses his latest book and winner of a 2018 Colorado Book Award, Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture. Dr. Chip Colwell is the Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns-Monday, October 22, 2 p.m.
Learn about our nation’s most hallowed ground from Tom Tudor, a former relief commander at Arlington’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Mr. Tudor is an authority on the history of Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Mr. Tudor’s work has been featured on C-SPAN and American History Television.
Movie Matinee: Solo: a Star Wars Story (PG-13)- Saturday, October 27, 2-4 p.m.
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. This is the second Star Wars anthology film following Rogue One (2016). Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade.
“Unassisted Living”author talk with Bob Puglisi- Monday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Author Bob Puglisi discusses his latest novel Unassisted Living, created from an old screenplay he wrote in the seventies. Puglisi will discuss how the screenplay and novel evolved, and read excerpts; followed up by a Q & A. former Colorado resident, now living in Santa Fe, Puglisi has written and self-published four books in the last five years and has worked professionally as an actor, playwright, producer, and librarian. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
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! 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.
October 21: Nail Art
Get festive and create inspired art on your nails! We’ll provide the polish and other supplies for you to bring a little spooky to your nails this season!
Please note that the Saturday session is for teens only, and the Sunday session is for adults only.
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:
Breakfast with Buddha; by Merullo, Roland.
Otto Ringling, a successful New York editor and contented family man, has been in a slump ever since his parents were killed in an automobile accident. To settle the estate, he and his loopy sister, Cecilia, must drive to the family homestead in North Dakota. Then Cecilia tells him she’s giving her half of the farm to her guru, the maroon-robed Volya Rinpoche, and that she wants Otto to drive him there.
Books & Beer: Brewing up great discussions
We’re partnering with Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company, a local business, to provide a new book group – at the brewery! Each month, we will read a nonfiction book about a social, economic, or historical topic, and then meet to drink great beer and have great discussions. Join us for our next meeting on Thursday, October 25th. The discussion starts at 6 p.m., but be sure to get there a little earlier to take advantage of the happy hour prices! Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company is located at 2842 W. Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80120.
October 25 – Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
“What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that’s that—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?” In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die.
Join us for a timely discussion of this lighthearted, yet scientifically sound, book – it’s guaranteed to tickle your funny bones, and raise your spirits!
Senior Book Club, First Monday of the Month, 2 p.m.
Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived with her husband, Luke and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now.
Medicare Sign-ups with DRCOG-Mondays, 10 a.m.-5.p.m. (October 15, 22, 29, November 5th)
Receive personalized help signing up for Medicare benefits with representatives from DRCOG. Available assistance covers topics such as Medicare, Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans, Medicare supplemental (Medigap) insurance policies, and Prescription Drug Plans.
Registration is required. Please call 303-795-3961 to register, or register online at the library’s events calendar at www.littletongov.org.