Bemis Public Library – Mar. 2020

Senior Book Club- Monday, March 2, 2 p.m.

Reading: Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

A Day in the Life of a Victorian Woman—Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.

Life was different then… harder, tougher. Come with us to the turn of the 20th century for an intimate glimpse of women’s lives. The Molly Brown House will be detailing all aspects of women’s lives—from marriage to the home and the most popular—the corset.

Tech it Out! Technology Fair—Saturday, March 7, 12:30–4 p.m.

Demo Spheros, Ozobots, Bloxels and more at Bemis Library’s Tech It Out Technology Fair! The library will showcase its coolest technologies from 12:30–4 p.m. on the lower level in the Art Gallery. Try your hand at creating a pixel video game, learn how to digitize your older media, drive robots around the library and visit booths from local businesses such as Silicon STEM.

SPARK! Arts—Wednesday, March 11, 2–3:30 p.m.

A FREE program offered by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) for people experiencing mild memory loss, early stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, and their family, friends, and guests.

Artist Don Coen grew up on a farm in Eastern Colorado. His large portraits of migrant farm workers are painted with striking color and scale, calling attention to these often forgotten individuals. Join us for this session as we view his gallery of portraits, discuss ideas of the portrait, and finally create our own portraits using a wide variety of art materials.

Registration Required for Participant and Caregiver. Call the library at 303-795-3961.

Jeannette Rankin: America’s Conscience—Friday, March 13, 2 p.m.

In this first-person program, audiences will be taken back to 1920. The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in national elections has just been added to the Constitution. The country is recovering from participation in the Great War, World War I. Jeannette Rankin will share her journey from grass roots suffragist to becoming the first woman in Congress.

Scholar and historic interpreter Mary Jane Bradbury draws on over 25 years as an educator, actress and author to bring history to life. Bradbury is a Chautauqua speaker for Humanities Montana and the Colorado Humanities. she has been an Artist in Residence for the Charles M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT and the Montana Historical Society.

Music Concert: Close N’ Counter—Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.

Enjoy the easy listening melodies of this local guitar duo consisting of Gordon Close and Richard Blanchard. Close has been playing guitar professionally since the age of 16. He’s been a guitarist for Bobby Darren, Stevie Wonder and the Accents. Blanchard started young on classical piano and guitar and has performed with various folk groups and the Denver Mandolin Orchestra. He arranges for Close N Counter as well and adds a special touch of mellowness to Close N Counter’s sound and feel.

Women of Denver History with Active Minds—Monday, March 16, 2 p.m.

The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds as we focus on the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and the state. We will cover some familiar names as well as some lesser known figures as we trace the impact of these women and their place in history.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group-Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m.

Reading:  The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Crafts for Grownups at the Library-Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Please call the library at 303-795-3961 to register.

Here Comes the Sun

Although it still feels like winter, the sun is making its comeback. Let’s get ready for it. From sparkling beads strung on wire to faux stained glass, we’ll make suncatchers and light throwers to bring sunshine into our springtime.

Books @ Buck-Thursday, March 26, 1 p.m.

Location:  The Douglas H Buck Center is located at 2004 W. Powers Ave, Littleton, CO.

Reading: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Books & Beer- Thursday, March 26, 2 p.m.

Location: Jackass Hill Brewery is located at 2409 W. Main St, Littleton, CO 80120.

Reading: Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson

Movie Matinee: Harriet (PG-13)—Saturday, March 28, 2–4 p.m.

See the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Tubman’s courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Enjoy popcorn and lemonade at the movie. PG-13.

Colorado’s Natural Resources: a partnership with Red Rocks Community College-Tuesday, March 31 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Join us as we partner with students from Red Rocks Community College Park Ranger Interpretation program. Aspiring Park Rangers will present programs on a variety of environmental and natural resource topics. This evening’s topics include: Forest Bathing and People of the Platte River Valley.

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