Bemis Public Library events – Oct. 2023

Register for programs at BemisLibrary.org or by calling 303-795-3961

Banned Books Week – October 1-7 – For All Ages

Celebrate the freedom to read and stand up against censorship. 

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.

Art Workshop with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art —October 19, 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.

Soul Walking Craft —October 21, 2 – 3:30 p.m. —For Adults of All Ages

Art is messy. Life is messy. Relax, it’s supposed to be messy – that’s what makes it beautiful! Join Janie for a session of creative play and connection, designed to move us out of perfection paralysis and into joyful making. Registration required.

Colorado Ghost Stories with Active Minds — October 23, 2-3 p.m. — For Adults of All Ages

Join Active Minds as we tiptoe through the haunted houses and ghoulish graveyards of the area. We will tell the ghost stories associated with the Stanley Hotel, Cheesman Park, the Molly Brown House, and more as we visit the past and the past visits with us a bit.

For more information on this topic, visit the course outline: https://www.activeminds.com/topics/Ghosts_of_Colorado.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 — October 4, 1–2 p.m. — For Ages 50 and Up

The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or via Zoom.

  • Evening Book Club – October 18, 6:30–7:30 p.m. — For Adults of All Ages

Foster by Claire Keegan

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or via Zoom.

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.

  • Rick Steves, bestselling guidebook author and television host – October 10, 2-3 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required.
  • Ruth Ware, author of The It Girl and The Woman in Cabin 10 – October 18, 12-1 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required.

John Irving, author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules – October 26, 5-6 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required.

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