Bemis Public Library Events – Mar. 2019

Contact: Adult/Teen Services Programming Staff, 303-795-3961
All Events at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, CO 80120

Mountain Life: A Rocky Mountain Guide to Elevated Living-Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Author and Life/Leadership Coach Jeff Pasquale discusses his newest book, Mountain Life. Learn about the author’s three-year journey of observations and experiences as he transitioned from seaside living to a mountain way of life. Mountain Life is about the land and the people of Colorado’s Front Range and the Denver metropolitan area.

Golda Meir: Choices and Chances-Monday, March 11, 2 p.m.
Meet Golda Meir former Prime Minister of the State of Israel during this live portrayal by scholar Helen Trencher. Learn about the early years of her storied career from 1914-1948. The 45-minute performance will be followed with a 15-minute question and answer session.

Musical Performance: Four Shillings Short “A Celebration of Ireland”-Saturday, March 16, 2-3 p.m.
The husband and wife duo perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, and Medieval and Renaissance Europe using over thirty world instruments including the hammered dulcimer, mandolin, bodhran, and doumbek.

European Union: Brexit with Active Minds-Monday, March 18, 2 p.m.
In 2016 British voters elected to exit the European Union. With important deadlines now looming, the future is full of uncertainty. Join Active Minds as we place this important transition in its historic context and explore where the path may lead, not only for the UK, but also the EU and the rest of the world.

Movie Matinee: Green Book (PG-13) Saturday, March 23, 2-4 p.m.
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a music tour through the Deep South in the 1960s. Based on a true story. Starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade.

Road Scholar- Monday, March 25, 2 p.m.
Lifelong learning and travel are natural partners when you go on a Road Scholar Elderhostel adventure. In this presentation you will hear about new programs and opportunities for travel from a volunteer ambassador, Jean Adams. She will include travel photos and information about special programs including single travel.

Monthly Adult Programs
Get Your Crafting On – Crafts for Grownups at the Library
Join us for a different featured craft on the third Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m., as we explore ways to get back in touch with our creativity. We will provide supplies and space – you bring imagination and curiosity! These programs are for adults only. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please note that the Saturday session is for teens only, and the Sunday session is for adults only. Please call 303-795-3961 to register, or register online at the library’s events calendar at

March 17: Farmer’s Market, Here We Come!
Welcome to the wonderfully weird world of vegetable stamping – crescent moons from sticks of celery, roses from romaine lettuce, and – of course – shamrocks from bell peppers! We’ll use these farmer’s market staples to decorate cards, wrapping paper, and a cotton tote bag for your next visit to the produce aisle.

Monday Evening Book Discussion Group
If you enjoy talking about books come to the Bemis Evening Book Group, which meets in Sophie’s Place at the library on the third Monday of each month, 7-8 p.m. The following books will be discussed in upcoming sessions:

March 18, 2019
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving; 278 pgs. By Evison, Jonathan
Benjamin Benjamin Jr. is a former stay-at-home dad. His two young children died in a tragic accident after which his wife left him. Broke and grieving, Ben signs up for a caregiver class and lands a job tending Trev, a teenage boy with muscular dystrophy. The unlikely duo set out on a cross-country road trip to take in as many bizarre highway attractions as possible en route to visiting Trev’s estranged father.

Books & Beer: Brewing up great discussions
We’re partnering with Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company, a local business, to provide a new book group – at the brewery! Each month, we will read a nonfiction book about a social, economic, or historical topic, and then meet to drink great beer and have great discussions. Join us for our next meeting on Thursday, March 28. The discussion starts at 6 p.m., but be sure to get there a little earlier to take advantage of the happy hour prices! Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company is located at 2842 W. Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80120.

March 28: Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt
When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma—newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage—rose to her full height of five feet and told the doctor, “I’m ninety years old. I’m hitting the road.” And so Miss Norma took off on an unforgettable around-the-country journey in a thirty-six-foot motorhome with her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their dog Ringo.


Senior Book Club, First Monday of the Month, 2 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2 p.m.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Contemporary Fiction) 404 pgs
Afghanistan, 1952 – Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh, struggling together through poverty and brutal winters. To Abdullah, Pari – as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named – is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her. When the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father, they have no sense of the fate that awaits them, and the events that will echo down generations and across oceans.


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.

Libby on Marmot Library Network, March 4 (9:30-11 a.m.)
Were you using Libby before we joined the Marmot Library Network? Want to know how to switch your library from Across Colorado Digital Consortium to Marmot?
Prerequisites: compatible devices can be found here: (Libby is not currently supported by Kindle or Nook devices)

Meet the Website, March 11 (9:30-11 a.m.)
Meet Bemis Library’s new website! We’ll look at how to search the catalog, how to access your account, and how to find our research databases. 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). Please bring library card if you have one.

Basic Canva, Wednesday March 20 (6-7:30 p.m.)
Canva is a free graphic-design tool website you can use online. We’ll learn how to make our own beautiful graphics using their simple drag-and-drop format. Everyone will go home with a flyer they created themselves! Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Internet comfort (knows how to easily navigate a web browser, open new tabs, etc.), computer comfort (can easily use keyboard and mouse – both left and right clicking and the scroll wheel), and an active email account (must know password; contact the library if you need assistance setting up an email account).

One-on-One Tech Help, March 25 (9:30-11 a.m. – 30 minute time slots)
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.

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.

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