Bemis Public Library – July 2019
All Events at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, CO 80120
Senior Book Club: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis -Monday, July 1, 2 p.m.
Senior Safety Workshop Series with South Metro Fire
Monday, July 1, 2 p.m.- Fire Safety
Did you know that older adults are at a higher risk of dying in a home fire? This presentation will help you take steps to prevent a fire in your home and teach you what to do if you experience a fire.
Monday, July 8, 2 p.m.-Senior Health and Aging Successfully with Littleton Adventist Hospital
Take charge of your health and understand the most common health challenges that come with aging.
Monday, July 22, 2 p.m.-How to minimize Risks and Remain Living Independently
Learn how to do a home safety assessment, plan for emergencies, increase your personal safety, and prevent being a target for fraud.
Monday, July 29, 2 p.m.- Pedestrian and Community Safety for Seniors
Getting outside increases both physical and mental health. Outside safety concerns can increase the chances of isolation, depression and lead to decreased mobility. Learn how to get out and about safely and continue to age actively.
Musical Performance: The History of Polka – Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m.
Polka music performer Mike Schneider joins us for this lively presentation on the history of polka music along with live accordion music.
Space Exploration: From the Moon Landing to Today and Beyond with Active Minds – Monday, July 15, 2 p.m.
Fifty years ago this July, the United States landed the first manned space mission on the moon. Join Active Minds as we reflect on President Kennedy’s challenge, the space race, the Apollo Mission, and the role NASA has played since the lunar landing. We will bring the topic up to date by discussing the current political context for NASA and the rise of private space companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and others.
Monday Evening Book Discussion Group: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain-Monday, July 15, 7pm
The Legendary Ladies of Colorado – Saturday, July 20, 2 p.m.
Enjoy a dramatic, historical presentation by six actresses portraying unconventional women featuring political activist and writer Jessie Fremont, Nellie Ross, Wyoming’s first female Governor, dancer Portia Mansfield, opera star Lillian Russell, the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown, and socialite school teacher Rosamond Underwood.
Crafts for Grownups at the Library: Space Crafts – Sunday, July 21, 2pm
While we may never get the chance to actually orbit Earth ourselves, there’s nothing stopping our imaginations from taking an intergalactic journey. We’ll paint our own planets, make constellations on canvas, and even unveil an entire universe in a jar!
Please call 303-795-3961 to register, or register online at the library’s events calendar at www.littletongov.org.
Adult Gaming Night -Tuesday, July 23, 6-8 p.m.
Who says kids get to have all the fun? In this grown-ups only video game extravaganza enjoy your chance to play with the Playstation 4 VR and Nintendo Switch!
Books at Buck -Thursday, July 25, 1 p.m.
Join us at the Buck Recreation Center (2004 W Powers Ave, Littleton) for a new book group! We will meet immediately after the Thursday lunch, and discuss the book. Our first title is Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf: Addie Moore has lost her husband, and one day she boldly invites a neighbor, widower Louis, whom she does not know well, to come spend the night sleeping with her – chastely, just so that she may have someone to talk to and confide in during those particularly lonely early-morning hours.
Books & Beer: Brewing up great discussions-Thursday, July 25, 6 pm
The Aliens are Coming: The Extraordinary Science Behind our Search for Life in the Universe by Ben Miller
We’re partnering with Blind Faith 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 The discussion starts at 6 p.m., but be sure to get there a little earlier to take advantage of the happy hour prices! Blind Faith Brewing Co., 2842 W. Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80120.
Reel Life: Documentary Film Club: Mercury 13 – Friday, July 26, 6 p.m.
Join us for a new discussion series: Reel Life! We will watch a documentary, and then participate in an open discussion about the movie. Light refreshments will be served, and registration is required. Our first movie Mercury 13 looks at the women who almost went to the moon. Flight Surgeon William Randolph Lovelace oversaw the physical and psychological evaluations of the male military pilots who applied for astronaut training. He chose to privately fund an additional round of testing for female candidates, and found that they equaled or surpassed the men. When he presented his findings, however, NASA declined to include women in the early space program. It would take an additional twenty-two years for a woman to break through that barrier.
Movie Matinee: Mary Poppins Returns – Saturday, July 27, 2-4 p.m.
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. Starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Rated PG. Free popcorn and lemonade served at the film.