Bemis Public Library events – Aug. 2023

SPECIAL EVENTS/NEWS/HIGHLIGHTS

Adult Summer Reading Program – May 30-August 31 – For Adults of All Ages

Pick up the official Adult Summer Reading Bingo Card at the library and challenge your curiosity for chances to win great prizes!  All participants have the chance to win gift cards to local restaurants and merchants.

3rd Annual Community Art Project – July-August – For All Ages

Create a piece of art for the Cabinet of Curiosities, the 3rd Annual Community Art Project, a partnership between the Bemis Public Library and the Littleton Museum, sponsored by the Littleton Fine Arts Board. All members of the community are invited to participate. Pick up information at the reference desk and watch for workshops and pop-up art hours throughout August!

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.

Board Games @ BemisAugust 2, 5–7 p.m.For All Ages

New day and location, same fantastic board game night! Stop by the Meeting Room for family-friendly fun. Pizza and snacks will be served.

Outdoor Concert: Marc Berger Trio – August 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – For All Ages

Join the Marc Berger Trio for a Western Welcome Week mix of deep country folk songs with touches of bluegrass, roots, Americana, and a little spicy Cajun.

Creative Doodling —August 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m. —For Adults of All Ages*

*Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting July 20. 

Dungeons & Dragons— August 23, 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, pre-generated characters and dice are available to borrow. *Registration required. Sign up through this link starting July 24.

Art Workshop with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art —August 24, 2–3:30 p.m. —For Ages 18 and Up*

Join BMoCA Educator Reid Portscheller 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 July 20.

Cowboys with Active Minds — August 28, 2-3 p.m. — For Adults of All Ages

We will peel back the mythology and explain how the origins of the Cowboy lie south of the border in the Spanish colonies in the Americas. Join us as we seek to understand the development of the American Cowboy and its influence upon the country to this day.

For more information on this topic, visit the course outline: https://www.activeminds.com/topics/Cowboys.html

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 Group — August 2, 1–2 p.m. — For Ages 50 and Up

The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom.

Click here for the book

  • Evening Book Club – August 16, 6:30–7:30 p.m. — For Adults of All Ages

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom.

Click here for the book

Library Speakers Consortium: Virtual Author Talks

Join us for live-streamed discussions with bestselling authors. Visit https://libraryc.org/bemis for information on upcoming events and to watch previously recorded discussions with authors.

  • Robert Jones, Jr., author of The Prophets – August 15, 2-3 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.
  • Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments – August 23, 6-7 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

Jeff Selingo, author of A Year Inside College Admissions – August 30, 12-1 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

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