Bemis Public Library Adult Programs – Mar. 2022

Senior Social Club—Thursdays in March 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: Panama—Friday, March 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 twenty countries 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 March 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: Laurie Dameron—Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m.

Join the library for an afternoon of jazz with Billboard Magazine award recipient, Laurie Dameron. Laurie has been playing the guitar for nearly five decades. Between solo performances and performances with her band, she has performed for hundreds of venues in and out of Colorado over the past 20 years. 

The Irish Miners of Leadville—Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.

In the early 1880s, nearly 3,000 Irish immigrants lived and worked in Leadville – almost one-fifth of the town’s population. Yet their story was largely unknown until historian Jim Walsh began investigating the large number of unmarked graves in the cemetery’s Catholic section. Many of the graves belonged to children and young adults, testament to the harsh conditions and difficult life. The contributions of these forgotten souls are gaining recognition, with a planned memorial highlighting their stories and lives.

Here Comes the Sun craft—Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 2–3:30 p.m.

The spring equinox, when the days start to get longer than the nights, is almost here. Celebrate the returning sunshine with suncatchers and light throwers to welcome the approaching spring.

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 March 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 February 24.

Salem Witches with Active Minds—Monday, March 28, 2 p.m.

In 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts an extraordinary series of events coupled with the hysterical reaction of the community, resulted in what is referred to as the Salem Witch Hunt. Hundreds of individuals were tried for the crime of witchcraft, and many were executed as a result. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand this astounding moment in our country’s early history.

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

https://activeminds.com/topics/Salem_Witches.html

Bemis Book Clubs

Join one of our fantastic groups to discuss thought-provoking books. 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): March 2, 1 p.m.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

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): March 9, 6:30 p.m.

Rocket Girl: The story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s first female rocket scientist by George D. Morgan

In 1938, a young German rocket enthusiast named Wernher von Braun had dreams of building a rocket that could fly him to the moon. In Ray, North Dakota, a high school student named Mary Sherman dreamed of becoming a chemist. A decade later the dreams of these two disparate individuals would collide in ways neither could have imagined.

Click here for the book

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

  • Evening Book Club (hybrid in-person/online): March 16, 6:30 p.m.

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard

Johnny Ribkins comes from a long line of talented folks. But their talents, unusual though they are, are really kind of sad. Seeing colors no one else can see, scaling perfectly flat walls, belching fire – not exactly the stuff of legends. And now at seventy-two, Johnny’s got a problem that his talent might not be able to solve: He’s got one week to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss or it’s curtains.

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: Intro to Android—March 31, 11:30 a.m.

New Android phone? Haven’t quite gotten the hang of it? Smart phones keep changing, buttons and headphone jacks are disappearing, and it’s hard to keep up. Learn how to lock and unlock your phone, access your settings, make calls, send texts, and download apps in this class.

Prerequisites: Android phones will not be provided to follow along. Feel free to bring your own device.

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 thestudio@littletongov.org with any questions.

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

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