Bemis Public Library – Dec. 2018
Writing the Memoir: learning the basics-Monday, December 3, 2-4 p.m.
Learn the techniques necessary to write your memoir. This workshop will provide writing exercises to prepare participants for writing memoir in long and short versions. Bring a small important object, and a meaningful photograph. Use the writing tools most comfortable to you, whether pen and paper or laptop. Instructor Annie Dawid has published three volumes of fiction and many essays, reviews, stories. See more at www.anniedawid.com. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please call 303-795-3961 to register, or register online at the library’s events calendar at www.littletongov.org.
SOL: A Solar System Journey-Monday, December 10, 2-3 p.m.
Take time out of your day to learn about how a day actually happens, not to mention the years, seasons, tides, phases of the moon, and lunar and solar eclipses. While you’re at it, take a peek into the movements, operations, facts, and phenomena of the planetary bodies in the cozy community orbiting our sun, SOL. Join us as we chart an arc of observing and learning across our sky.
Musical Performance: Smithtonians Holiday Concert-Saturday, December 15th at 1 and 3 p.m.
Due to popular demand, Littleton’s own famous handbell choir, the Smithtonians, will give two holiday performances on Saturday, December 15th at either 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. Join us for one of these stellar performances and celebrate the holiday spirit.
Movie Matinee: It’s a Wonderful Life-Saturday, December 22, 2-4 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with this Christmas classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade.
Monthly Adult Programs
Get Your Crafting On – Crafts for Grownups at the Library
Sunday, December 16th, 2-4 p.m.
December 16: All that Glitters
It may not be gold, but it can certainly be sparkly! Join us to make some bright, beautiful, glittery (maybe even garish) ornaments and decorations. We’ll be refreshing little trinkets and collectibles with a coat of white paint, and then using all the sparkling supplies we have to make them shiny for the season!
Senior Book Club, First Monday of the Month, 2 p.m.
Monday, December 3rd
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, but after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything; instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends, but when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.
All technology classes and open computer lab are offered from 9:30-11 a.m. One-on-One Technology Help is available on Wednesdays by appointment only.
Editing Photos with Fotor-December 3, 9:30-11:00a.m.
Fotor is a powerful, free photo editor that you can use online. In this class we’ll learn how to upload our photos, use basic editing techniques, and how to add fun effects such as stickers and frames. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Computer basics (familiarity with keyboard and mouse)
Computer Basics-December 10, 9:30-11:00a.m.
Gain a basic understanding of the different parts of a computer and how it works. We will practice opening and closing programs, using the mouse, and typing skills. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Gmail Basics-December 17, 9:30-11:00a.m.
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. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Computer basics (familiarity with keyboard and mouse) and Internet basics (knows how to navigate a web browser).
Computer and Device Training: Open Computer Lab
Get answers to all of your computer-related questions every Thursday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. in the library’s Computer Lab. Practice your computer skills and have a little one-on-one time with a computer class instructor. Bring your smartphone or tablet and receive individual help downloading ebooks and eaudiobooks to your device. No registration required.
One-on-One Technology Help–Wednesdays 1:30-3 p.m.
Sign up for a 30 minute individualized tech appointment with a librarian to get assistance with anything from Smartphones and Tablets to signing up for an email address. Note: Registration is required for one-on-one appointments.
All Events at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, CO 80120