Bemis Library Programs – Dec. 2022

Senior Social Club—Thursdays 9:30–10:30 a.m.—For Ages 50 and Up Please join us for our weekly chat in Sophie’s Place at the front of the library.

Safety Skills for Older Adults—November 10, 12–3 p.m.—For Ages 50 and Up*

This class, taught by a licensed physical therapist, will empower older adults to feel safe and remain independent in the community. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting October 20.

Concert: Voices West—November 12, 2–3 p.m.—For All Ages

Littleton’s own chorale society will present classic songs and interesting arrangements, showcasing the beauty of the human voice.

Senior Law and Safety—November 14, 2–3 p.m.—For Ages 50 and Up

Join James Sorrells, Director of Consumer Fraud Protection Office of the District Attorney Arapahoe County, for a presentation on senior fraud protection and senior crime prevention.

Gardening in Colorado: Houseplants—November 15, 6–7 p.m.—For All Ages

Keep the winter blues at bay with happy, healthy houseplants. Presented by a Master Gardener with the Arapahoe County Colorado State University Extension Office. 

Cozy Crafts—November 19, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 2–3:30 p.m.—For Ages 10 and Up*

Finger knitted mug cozies, miniature holiday scenes, and glowing “candles” in a jar make a home snug in the cold weather. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting September 20.

Dungeons & Dragons—November 23, 5–7:30 p.m.—For Ages 10 and Up*

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. Experienced Dungeon Masters can earn thank you gifts and community service credit for running tables. Pizza and snacks will be served. *Registration required. Sign up through this link starting October 27.

Coffee with Active Minds—November 28, 2–3 p.m.—For Adults of All Ages

Join Active Minds to trace the history of coffee from its origins in Ethiopia to the Starbucks around the corner. It is a fascinating story of politics, power, chance and intrigue. We will also examine coffee’s cultural influences as well as the differences between various types of coffee.

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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. The Evening Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

  • Senior Book Group—November 2, 1–2 p.m.—For Ages 50 and Up

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

Life in the Pacific Northwest 1977’s logging town is changing.  For the Gundersen family these changes threaten the very thing they are trying to protect, their family.

 In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom.

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  • Evening Book Club—November 16, 6:30–7:30 p.m.—For Ages 18 and Up

Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

The new lives of six Japanese mail-order brides in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment. In-person/virtual: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom.

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Library Speakers Consortium: Virtual Author Talks

Join us for live-streamed discussions with bestselling authors. Visit for information on upcoming events and watch previously recorded discussions with authors.

  • Lisa Napoli, author of Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR—November 2, 2-3 p.m.—For All Ages*

Acclaimed writer, journalist, broadcaster, and speaker Lisa Napoli discusses her group biography of the four women whose voices defined NPR: Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg, and Cokie Roberts. In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.” But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

  • Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry—November 10, 12-1 p.m.—For All Ages*

Author Bonnie Garmus as she discusses her debut New York Times bestselling novel Lessons in Chemistry, set in 1960s California and featuring the singular story of chemist Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes an unexpected detour. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

  • Kwame Christian, author of How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond—November 15, 10-11 a.m.—For All Ages*

Bestselling author and founder of the American Negotiation Institute Kwame Christian discusses his book How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race. His motto is: “The best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations.” If we want a more equitable workplace, and a more equitable world, we must talk to each other about race. But, for so many of us, that’s easier said than done. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

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