Bemis Public Library Adult Programs – Sept. 2022

National Library Card Signup Month—For All Ages

Register for a new library card in September or share your favorite thing about having a library card. Pick up a button to show off your love of the library, and enter to win fun prizes.

Littleton Craft Fair

In its 51st year, the popular Littleton Craft Fair takes place on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at scenic Ketring Park, just north of the Littleton Museum. Join the fun and start your holiday shopping!

Are you a crafter? We still have a few open booth spots! So if you are interested, please apply to be a crafter at the fair. Don’t wait too long as our crafter booths are filling up fast!

For more information visit the Craft Fair website.

Proceeds from booth fees are used by the Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum organization to sponsor programs at the Littleton Museum and Bemis Public Library.

Adult/General Programs

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.

Stitch Circle —September 8 & 22, 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.

Getting There Travel Training with DRMAC—September 2, 9, 16 & 23, 9:30–10:45 a.m.—For Adults of All Ages*

Learn how to use public transit and other alternative transportation systems more effectively in this four-part class. 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. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting August 20.

Beginner Genealogy Workshop with CGHS—September 9, 1–2:30 p.m.—For Ages 18 and Up*

Learn the basics of genealogy research and how to use resources available locally and online. The fee for this workshop includes a one-year membership in the Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society as well as workshop materials. Fee for the class is $35/individual or $45/family. *Registration is required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting August 20. 

Board Games @ Bemis—September 9, 5–7 p.m.—For All Ages

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

LEGO Club—September 10, 3–4 p.m.—For Ages 8–14

Design, construct, and create your own LEGO creations. Build from a theme or use your imagination to make a brand-new creation. Come build with us.

The Legendary Ladies Present Extraordinary Women of the West—September 10, 2-3 p.m.—For All Ages

The Legendary Ladies return to Bemis to portray six women who challenged conventions, pushed boundaries, and lived extraordinary lives.

Sit & Fit—September 12, 2–3 p.m.—For Adults of All Ages*

Join us for a chair exercise class, presented by South Suburban Parks and Recreation, and learn how to keep fit while you sit. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting August 20.

Cache La Poudre: the People, the Gunpowder, and the River—September 13, 6–7 p.m.—For All Ages

Historian Dave Lively shares the story of the Poudre Canyon, and how the Cache La Poudre River shaped the North Front Range.

Banned Books Craft—September 17, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 2–3:30 p.m.—For Ages 10 and Up*

Celebrate the freedom to read with a t-shirt of your favorite banned book, buttons featuring words that someone doesn’t want you to read, and other crafts that stand against censorship. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting August 20.

Banned Books Week—September 18–24—For All Ages

Stand up for the right to read and join the library for activities and conversations about book banning, censorship, and why it still matters today.

Gardening in Colorado: Common Plant Diseases—September 20, 6–7 p.m.—For All Ages

Take the mystery out of wilting plants and shriveled fruit by learning the symptoms, causes and cures for common plant diseases in Colorado. Presented by a Master Gardener with the Arapahoe County Colorado State University Extension Office.

Writing Workshop with Pam Houston—September 25, 1–3 p.m.—For Ages 18 and Up*

Join author Pam Houston for a special writing workshop focusing on creating a sense of place and identity in your writing. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting August 20.

One Book One Littleton Author Reception and Lecture—September 25, 5:30–9 p.m.—For All Ages*

The special reception and lecture featuring Pam Houston, author of this year’s One Book One Littleton Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is sold out. The lecture will be recorded, and available on the library’s YouTube Channel and Channel 8 after the event. For more information, please visit the One Book One Littleton website here: https://www.littletongov.org/city-services/city-departments/bemis-library/programs/one-book-one-littleton

Water in Colorado with Active Minds—September 26, 2–3 p.m.—For Adults of All Ages

Water may well become the most disputed natural resource of the 21st century.  Population growth, climate change, urbanization and other factors have put increasing pressure on a finite resource. Competing water interests have affected Colorado’s history for over 100 years. The legal right to divert and use water in Colorado has been debated, legislated, and litigated since before the time of statehood in 1876. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand our water history, the current challenges—including the drought in California—and what the future holds for our use of this precious resource.

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

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

Dungeons & Dragons—September 28, 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. Pizza and snacks will be served. *Registration required. Sign up through this link starting August 25.

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—September 7, 1–2 p.m.—For Ages 50 and Up

American Marxism by Mark R Levin

Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture. In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom.

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  • Books & Beer Nonfiction Book Club at Jackass Hill Brewery—September 14, 6:30–7:30 p.m.—For Ages 21 and Up

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston

On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. This title is the 2022 One Book One Littleton selection, and author Pam Houston will speak at the library in September. Group meets at Jackass Hill Brewery: 2409 Main St, Littleton, CO 80120

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  • Evening Book Club—September 21, 6:30–7:30 p.m.—For Ages 18 and Up

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, Southern Black community and running away at age 16, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, even their racial identities. 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: Gmail Basics —September 15, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.—For Adults 18 and Up*

Learn the ins and outs of this free email service from Google. We’ll go over reading, sending, forwarding and replying to emails as well as attaching files and downloading attachments in both the web version and mobile app. Prerequisites: Familiarity with a computer and an internet browser. *Registration required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register starting August 20.

Tech Class: Novelist & Goodreads—September 29, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.—For Adults 18 and Up*

Explore these great resources for finding your next book. Learn to use Novelist to find your next read and track your to-be-read list and reading goals with Goodreads. Prerequisites: Familiarity with a computer and an internet browser. *Registration required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register starting August 20.

Technology Help: One-on-One —Various Dates & Times—For 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 August 20.

TheStudio@Bemis: One-on-Ones —Various Dates & Times—For 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 August 20.

TheStudio@Bemis: Open Lab   —September 13 & 27, 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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