Bemis Library Adult Programs – Feb. 2022

Special Events/News/Highlights

The Comforts of Reading: Adult Winter Reading Program—February 1–28

Reengage with the joy and comfort of reading during this special month-long program. Each week, the library will highlight a theme, and invite the community to reflect on favorite books and reading memories. Share recommendations for a chance to win book-related prizes, and see what others in the community have enjoyed reading.

Adult/General Programs

Senior Social Club – Thursdays in February 9:30–11:30 a.m.

We’re ready to meet in person once again. Please join us for our weekly chat in Sophie’s Place at the front of the library.

Mundo Mistico: Nicaragua – February 4, 9:30 a.m.

This creative and engaging class invites us to learn about Spanish language and culture through the unique lens of different countries. Each month, we will explore one of the 20countries worldwide that claim Spanish as the official language. Each session will introduce vocabulary and gentle language practice, and also explore the culture, art, and heritage of each country. Hybrid in-person/virtual: attendees may come to the library, or attend via Zoom.

Registration is required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register. 

Board Games @ Bemis—Friday February 11, 5–7 p.m.

Drop in after-hours for board games. Pizza and snacks will be served. Open to all ages, no registration required.

Concert: Jerry Barlow—Saturday, February 12, 2 p.m.

Enjoy a special musical performance with acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow.  Barlow’s musical repertoire is a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions.

Forever Flowers Craft—Saturday, February 19, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 2–3:30 p.m.

The blooms of summer are long gone, and spring has yet to blossom – but these paper and fabric flowers can bring cheer in the depths of winter. Bouquets of tissue paper rosettes, garlands of fabric daisies, and lifelike cardstock tulips bring an early hint of the seasons ahead.

Registration is required. There will be two sessions of this craft. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register, and choose the time you prefer.

Dungeons & Dragons—Wednesday February 23, 5–7 p.m.

Roll the dice, join a group, and let your imagination soar as we play this popular tabletop roleplaying game. Players of all experience levels are welcome, and volunteer Dungeon Masters can earn thank you gifts and community service hours for running tables. Pizza and snacks will be served. Ages 10 to adult welcome. Registration is required. Sign up through this link starting January 27.

Harriet Tubman with Active Minds—Monday, February 28, 2 p.m.

Born into slavery in Maryland around 1822, Harriet Tubman emancipated herself as a young woman and found safe haven in Philadelphia. She later returned to the slave-holding South to guide other enslaved people to freedom, making at least 13 journeys as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. Tubman continued her work for abolition throughout the Civil War and served the United States Army as a nurse, a spy, a scout, and a leader. Join Active Minds as we explore the life and legacy of a remarkable woman remembered as “the Moses of her people.”

For more information on this topic, visit the course outline:

Bemis Book Clubs

Join one of our fantastic groups to discuss thought provoking books – and sometimes just life in general. The Senior Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Books & Beer Nonfiction Book Club meets at Jackass Hill Brewery on the second Wednesday of the month. The Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

  • Senior Book Group (hybrid in-person/online): Wednesday, February 2, 1 p.m.

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Before she was Hedy Lamarr, star of the silver screen, she was Hedy Kiesler. Beautiful enough to secure a marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer despite her Jewish heritage, but desperate to escape her controlling husband and the rise of the Nazis, she disguises herself and flees to Hollywood.

Click here for the book

Hybrid in-person/virtual: attendees may come to the library or attend via Zoom.

Click here to join the discussion, or dial 1 (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID 938 6994 0700 when prompted.

  • Books & Beer Nonfiction Book Club (at Jackass Hill Brewery): Wednesday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.

A deal with the devil: The dark and twisted true story of one of the biggest cons in history by Blake Ellis

CNN Money investigative reporters Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken were intrigued by reports that elderly Americans were giving away thousands of dollars to mail-in schemes. With a little digging, they soon discovered the shocking true story of a predatory scam that has continued unabated for decades.

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Group meets at Jackass Hill Brewery: 2409 Main St, Littleton, CO 80120

  • Evening Book Club (hybrid in-person/online): Wednesday, February 16, 5:30 p.m.

The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch

Thirteen-year-old Miles O’Malley becomes an unwitting media sensation when a midnight kayak trip turns up an astonishing sight: a beached giant squid. When he later finds a rare deepwater fish in the tidal waters near his home, and saves a dog from drowning, he is hailed as a prophet.

Click here for the book

Hybrid in-person/virtual: attendees may come to the library or attend via Zoom.

Click here to join the discussion

Tech Programs

Tech Class: Nextdoor—February 17, 11:30

Nextdoor is a private, free social network to connect neighborhoods. Nextdoor is different from other social media because it’s an online community of real neighbors. Each user must verify their address to participate on the platform, so you know the folks posting are part of your community. Littleton has lots of active members, so it is a great way to engage with your neighborhood. Learn how to set up an account, post, and comment on Nextdoor.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with an internet browser and an existing email address.

Registration is required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register.  

In Person One-on-One Tech Help, Various Dates & Times*

Sign up for a 45-minute individualized tech appointment with a librarian. Get help with anything from accessing eBooks and digital resources, assistance with internet connectivity, video chatting and more

Registration is required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register.

TheStudio@Bemis: One-on-Ones, Various Dates & Times*

Sign up for an individualized appointment with a librarian to learn more about any resources in the library’s makerspace, TheStudio@Bemis. Learn more about how to use the Cricut maker, sewing machines or digitization station. Email with any questions!

Registration is required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register.  

TheStudio@Bemis: Open Lab  

February 1 & 15, 4–6 p.m.

Drop in to TheStudio to learn more about the space and its resources. Activities for the whole family will be provided. Feel free to bring a creative project or idea you’ve been working on or ask about past library craft workshops. Connect with other makers and get inspired for your next project. Drop in, no registration required.

TheStudio@Bemis: Stitch Circle

February 10 & 24, 11:30-12:30

Calling all knitters, crocheters, and embroiderers. Join TheStudio’s Stitch Circle. Bring in projects you’ve been working on or come to learn the basics of knitting or crocheting. This will be an opportunity to meet and learn from other makers in the community. Drop in, no registration required.

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