Littleton Events – June 2018

Senior Book Club, First Monday of the Month, 2 p.m.

June 4, 2-3 p.m.      
Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery, so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks, but her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries–and she’s the only creature who can break its spell.

The Kilted Man- Tuesday, June 5, 7-8 p.m.
Matthew Gurnsey, also known as The Kilted Man, will perform a concert of traditional Irish and Scottish music. The Kilted Man’s performance includes Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, mandolin, penny whistle, and bowed psaltery.

The Challenges of Mexico with Active Minds-Monday, June 11, 2-3 p.m.
As Mexico prepares itself for Presidential elections, scheduled for July 1, 2018, join Active Minds for an in-depth look our neighbor to the south. We will cover Mexican history and recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of North, Central and South America. We will examine key issues in Mexican relations with the U.S. including immigration, trade relations and border security. No registration required.

Sunday, June 17, 2-4 p.m.: Crafts for Grown-Ups: Isn’t it Marble-lous?
Beautifully swirling colors in intriguing marbled patterns on simple cups and saucers…whether you reserve them for your own morning cup of coffee or tea, or feel generous enough to give them away, you’ll marvel at how easy these *marbel-lous* treats are to make!
Registration for this program will begin on Sunday, May 20.

Nokuthula- Monday, June 18, 2-3 p.m.
Enjoy an energetic and upbeat performance by the six-member band Nokuthula playing popular music from around the world.  The band’s contemporary and traditional repertoire is largely African (from Zimbabwe and South Africa) with influences of jazz, blues, Latin, Cuban and other international music. Nokuthula’s sound is joyous with driving rhythms and mesmerizing vocals.

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:

June 18, 7- p.m.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Desperate to avoid his 100th birthday party, Allan Karlsson climbs out the window of his room at the nursing home and heads to the nearest bus station, intending to travel as far as his pocket money will take him. But a spur-of-the-moment decision to steal a suitcase from a fellow passenger sends Allan on a strange and unforeseen journey involving, among other things, some nasty criminals, a very large pile of cash, and an elephant named Sonya.

Saturday Movie Matinee:The Post (PG-13)- Saturday,June 23, 2-4 p.m.
Meryl Streep stars as Katherine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper in this historical, political thriller. In a cover-up that spanned four Presidencies, Graham and her hard-driving editor played by Tom Hanks join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade.

Monday, June 25, 2 p.m.- Cooking for one or two on a Budget
For most dinner recipes, families of four come out on top. So how does a single person or a couple navigate weeknight dinner without eating leftover lasagna for six days straight? In this class Personal Chef Matthew Curry will be sharing the best tips for cooking for one or two. Also on the table will be strategies to save money when cooking for one or two. Sign-ups will be required please call 303-795-3961 to register, or register online at the library’s events calendar at www.littletongov.org.

Colorado Life: Behind the Scenes with photographer and magazine editor Joshua Hardin- Tuesday, June 26, 7-8 p.m.
Learn how photojournalist and Colorado Life magazine editor Joshua Hardin finds his unique stories and captures the beauty of the Colorado landscape.


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