Bemis Public Library events – Sept. 2023

Register for programs at or by calling 303-795-3961

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.

The Legendary Ladies Present Curious Characters of the West – September 2, 2-3 p.m. – For All Ages

The Legendary Ladies return to Bemis to portray six women who questioned assumptions, pushed boundaries, and lived extraordinary lives.

Genealogical Research: Expanding Your Search – September 13, 1-2:30 p.m.  – For Adults of All Ages* 

Join Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society to learn about resources and practices to take your research to the next level. Archives, historical newspapers, land records, military records and immigration sources offer more details and greater depth when basic family tree searches have hit a brick wall.

The fee for this workshop includes a one-year membership in the Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society as well as workshop materials. Fee for the class is $35/individual or $45/family. Current 2023 CGHS members may attend for free. *Registration required. 

Sew-Sew Craft —September 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m. —For Ages 10 and Up*

Hand sewing can be meditative and creative. Learn several simple stitches to use in visible mending, or to make a small project. *Registration required. 

Pirates with Active Minds — September 18, 2-3 p.m. — For Adults of All Ages

Pirates occupy a unique place in the popular imagination and have been an integral part of global history for centuries. From the swashbuckling privateers of the Golden Age of Piracy to the modern-day pirates plying the waters off the coast of Africa, pirates are a captivating class of criminal and antihero.  Sail with us on the seven seas as Active Minds discusses the history, personalities, and tales of the pirates.

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One Book One Littleton Author Reception and Lecture – September 29, TBD – For Adults of All Ages

Join us for a special reception and lecture featuring Robert Justice, author of this year’s One Book One Littleton They Can’t Take Your Name. Tickets are required and may be purchased beginning September 1. 

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 — September 6, 1–2 p.m. — For Ages 50 and Up

The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P Nimura

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

  • Evening Book Club – September 20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. — For Adults of All Ages

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

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

Library Speakers Consortium: Virtual Author Talks

Join us for live-streamed discussions with bestselling authors. Visit for information on upcoming events and to watch previously recorded discussions with authors.

  • Lidia Bastianich, author of My American Dream: A Life of love, Family and Food – September 7, 5-6 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required. 
  • Adam Alter, author of Anatomy of a Breakthrough – September 20, 12-1 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required. 

Amor Towles, author of The Lincoln Highway – September 27, 6-7 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required.

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