Bemis Public Library Adult Programs – Oct. 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.

An Introduction to the Harp—October 4, 6–7 p.m.—For All Ages

Listen to an enchanting selection of harp music, and then try your own hand at strumming the strings of this beautiful instrument.

Stitch Circle —October 6 & 20, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. —For All Ages

Join Stitch Circle in TheStudio@Bemis. Bring in your own projects or come to learn the basics knitting, crocheting or embroidery. This will be an opportunity to meet and learn from and collaborate with other makers in the community.

Caring for Older Adults—October 8, 2–4 p.m.—For Adults of All Ages*

This class, taught by a licensed physical therapist, will empower those currently caring for an aging family or friend, or preparing for that necessity. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting September 20.

Medicare 101—October 10, 2–3 p.m.—For Ages 50 and Up

Learn about the ABC&Ds of Medicare, including recent changes and important dates. Presented by Allen McGirl of McGirl Insurance.

Be Safe and Secure Online—October 13, 10–11 a.m.—For Ages 50 and Up

Learn how to safely use the internet. In this training session created specifically for seniors, instructors from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education will share online habits seniors should use to safely enjoy the internet while connecting with family and friends.

Virtual Author Talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura—October 13, 2–3 p.m.—For All Ages*

Listen to a talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think. Presented by the Library Speakers Consortium. *Registration is required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

Art Workshop with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art—October 13, 2–3:30 p.m.—For Ages 18 and Up*

Join BMoCA Educator Melinda Laz for a hands-on workshop about BMoCA’s current exhibition and create a piece of art inspired by the show. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting September 20.

Board Games @ Bemis—October 14, 5–7 p.m.—For All Ages

Drop in after-hours for board games. Pizza and snacks will be served.

Tricky Treats Craft—October 15, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 2–3:30 p.m.—For Ages 10 and Up*

Decorate a candy jar with spooky decals and stencils created on TheStudio’s Cricut Maker. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting September 20.

Virtual Author Talk with Zain E. Asher—October 18, 5–6 p.m.—For All Ages*

Join us in conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

Gardening in Colorado: Fall Bulbs—October 18, 6–7 p.m.—For All Ages

Late fall can be a gloomy time for gardenersbut it’s the perfect time to plan and plant bulbs for a beautiful flower display next spring. Presented by a Master Gardener with the Arapahoe County Colorado State University Extension Office.

Colorado Ballot Issues with Active Minds—October 24, 2–3 p.m.—For Adults of All Ages

Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current issues on the ballot this fall. We will review each proposal and present arguments on both sides. We also will review the referendum and initiatives in Colorado, including its history, pros and cons, and significant legislation that has resulted from this process in the past. For more information on this topic, visit the course outline: https://activeminds.com/topics/Colorado_Ballot.html

Virtual Author Talk with Kate Quinn—October 25, 5–6 p.m.—For All Ages*

her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other works. Quinn is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Alice Network, The Huntress and The Rose Code. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

Dungeons & Dragons—October 26, 5–7:30 p.m.—For Ages 10 and Up*

Roll the dice, join a group and let your imagination soar with 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 September 29.

Concert: Four Shillings ShortOctober 29, 2–3 p.m.For All Ages

Rooted in Celtic and American Folk, the husband/wife duo of Four Shillings Short perform a Samhain/Halloween concert. Enjoy music, stories and folklore to celebrate the Celtic bonfire festival of Samhain.

LIRC PROGRAMS

Fall Sesson B Adult English Classes at LIRC—October 17 – December 22  

*Registration is required

  • Beginner English, October 17 – December 21: Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.–noon
  • Intermediate English, October 18 – December 22: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–noon

Bemis Public Library and the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center (LIRC) are offering English classes in person. This is a 10-week course for $50. If you or anyone you know is interested in improving their English, please come to the LIRC to register between October 10-14, 9-3pm. If you aren’t available for the class times, that’s ok. We also have one-on-one English tutors that you can work with. For more information, contact Robert Little by email at librzl@littletongov.org or phone at 303-795-3968.

International Conversation Circle—Thursdays, noon—1 p.m.

Would you like to meet people from other countries? Would you like to practice English or help others practice English in a social atmosphere instead of a class? Join us at the International Conversation Circle at Bemis Public Library every Thursday, noon–1:00 p.m. on the lower level of the library. Meet people from the U.S. and other countries, practice English and make new friends, and enjoy some food and drink together. For more information, email Robert Little at librzl@littletongov.org or call 303-795-3968.

Getting There Travel Training with DRMAC—October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 9:30–10:30 a.m.—For Adults of All Ages*

Learn how to use public transit in this four-part class for basic English students. Participants who complete all four sessions will be able to take a free field trip to Union Station to practice what they learn. Training provided by the Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council. *Registration required. Click here to register starting September 20.

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

  • Senior Book GroupOctober 5, 1–2 p.m.For Ages 50 and Up

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

An annual backpacking trip becomes a nightmare when a woman kills another hiker in supposed self-defense. 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 ClubOctober 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m.For Ages 18 and Up

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Michael and Lizzie travel to Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, with their friends Finn, his wife Taylor, and their daughter Snow. But it’s little more than a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together. As lies and infidelities surface ten-year-old Snow becomes the catalyst for catastrophe. In-person/virtual: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom.

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TECH PROGRAMS

Tech Class: Google Docs BasicsOctober 13, 11:30 a.m.1 p.m.For Adults 18 and Up*

Learn to use Google’s free online word processor. This class will cover how to create documents, format text and save your work.

*Prerequisites: Familiarity with a computer and internet browser.

*Registration required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register. starting September 20.

Technology Help: One-on-OneVarious Dates & TimesFor All Ages*

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

*Registration required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register starting September 20.

TheStudio@Bemis: One-on-OnesVarious Dates & TimesFor All Ages, Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult*

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 the Cricut, sewing machines, digitization station and more.

*Registration required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register starting September 20.

TheStudio@Bemis: Open LabOctober 11, 4–6 p.m.—For All Ages, Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

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.

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