Bemis Public Library – Dec. 2019

All Events at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, CO 80120

ADULT PROGRAMS

Senior Book Club-Monday, December 2, 2:00 p.m.
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens-Tuesday, December 3, 7 p.m.
It is Christmas 1844, a year after the publication of Charles Dickens greatest novella, A Christmas Carol in prose.Mr. Dickens will discuss his remembrances of Christmases past, will read excerpts from his Christmas novella and explain the inspirations for the creation of this classic work, redemption and renewal. Starring performer David Skipper.

Humor and Hope for Caregivers-Monday, December 9, 2 p.m.
Caregiving is a constant learning experience. In Littleton, on any given day, at least a hundred caregivers will spend part or all of their day caring for a loved one. Some will stay overnight. Even on the worst days there is humor. Come listen, learn, and share about the experience of caregiving. Presenter Sylvia Talkington, RN has been involved in home health care for 30 years and is owner of Graceful Transitions. She assists seniors and elders and their families in meeting the challenges of caregiving.
Brain Health: Memory-Wednesday, December 11, 2 p.m.
While age-related cognitive decline might seem inevitable, it doesn’t have to be! The formula for supporting our brain and memory is simple. Discover how good nutrition and healthy habits can support our memory throughout our lifespan. Presented by Charmaine Stockstill, Nutritional Health Coach for Natural Grocers.

Musical Performance: Smithtonians Christmas-Saturday,December 14, 1 and 3 p.m.
Littleton’s own famous handbell choir, the Smithtonians, will give two holiday performances on Saturday, December 14th at either 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. Join us for one of these stellar performances and celebrate the holiday spirit.

Crafts for Grownups at the Library: Perfectly Present Crafts-Sunday, December 15, 2:00 p.m.
Please call 303-795-3961 to register, or register online at the library’s events calendar at www.littletongov.org

Presentation is half the joy of holiday presents – so let’s dial up that joy! From “handmade” gift wrap and heartfelt cards, to amazing ribbon bows and more, we have you (and your presents) covered. You can even bring a few packages in, and use the gift wrapping station to get them ready for under the tree or in the stocking!

The Discovery of the South Pole with Active Minds-Monday, December 16, 2 p.m.
Join Active Minds as we discuss the discovery of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen, “the last of the Vikings.” The race to the South Pole was one of the greatest international races prior to the race to the moon and was full of tragedy and triumph. It featured tiny, newly independent Norway against the British Empire, upon which the “sun never set.” Join us as we tell the gripping story of those who perished and prevailed in this epic quest.
Books & Beer: Thursday, December 19, 6:00 p.m.
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner

We’re partnering with Blind Faith Brewing, a local business, to provide a new book group – at the brewery! Blind Faith Brewing is located at 2842 W. Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80120.

Movie Matinee: Miracle on 34th Street -Saturday, December 28, 2 p.m.
Watch the original 1947 Christmas classic starring Maureen O’Hara. When a department store Santa claims to be the real thing, he is institutionalized as insane. A young lawyer must defend him in court arguing that he is indeed the real Santa Claus. Hot cocoa and cookies served at this special movie matinee.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

All technology classes and open computer lab are offered from 9:30-11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. One-on-One Technology Help is available on Wednesdays by appointment only.

iPhone Tips & Tricks, December 2 (9:30-11 a.m.)
Want to get the most out of your Apple device? If you already have the basics figured out, come find out how to customize certain settings and make your iPhone work for you! We’ll go over Spotlight Search, Siri, using the Control Center, and more. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: iPhone Basics class and iPhone with iOS 12 or newer (contact the library if you have questions about what iOS software you have).

Beginning Microsoft Word, December 16 (9:30-11 a.m.)
Learn how to create and edit a document with Word. We will learn basic formatting tools such as changing the font, making text bold or underlined, and changing text alignment. We will also learn how to save and print documents. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Computer basics

One-on-One Technology Help–Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 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.

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.


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