Bemis Public Library – Mar. 2021

ConnectGens Journal – Pick up beginning March 1

Bemis Library is offering a unique tool to foster connections between family, friends, and community members across all ages. Tell your generational stories through writing, drawings or photographs. By sharing our experiences we find commonalities and discover strengths in others that help us understand the past and appreciate the present.

To register for your shared ConnectGens Journal and pen set, call the Bemis Public Library 303-795-3961 beginning March 1st, while supplies last. Participants may also join us for a live virtual gathering on Friday, April 23rd at 7pm to share favorite experiences and discoveries

Senior Social Club—Thursdays in March 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Our weekly chats have moved to conference calls. You’ll have to provide your own coffee and pastries now, but we’re still going to connect with each other. You can join the call from a computer, smartphone, regular cell phone, or landline:

Computers & smartphones: click here to connect

Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1 (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID 987 926 117 when prompted.

Virtual Art Workshop with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art – Thursday, March 4, 2 p.m.

Join BMoCA Educator Melinda Laz for a video presentation and interactive online workshop discussing BMoCA’s new exhibition, From This Day Forward, and create a piece of art inspired by the show.

From this Day Forward is a multi-artist exhibition intended to respond to the turmoil of 202, and reflect on the changes we want and need to create in ourselves and our world as we move into 2021.

Registration is required. Registered participants will be provided with art supplies to create their own project. Please click here or call the library at (303) 795-3961 to register.

Hong Kong with Active Minds – Monday, March 15, 2 p.m.

Once a British colony, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997. Recently, Hong Kong has erupted into violent conflict between the Chinese government and protesters objecting to increased government controls. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of Hong Kong, past, present, and future.

Computers and smartphones: Join us for this webinar by clicking here to connect.

Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1-253-215-8782. Enter Meeting ID 817 2989 2099 # when prompted. Enter Password 538120 # when prompted.

Virtual Travel Training 102 – Tuesday, March 23, 2 p.m.

RTD offers a wonderful, cost-effective way to get around the metro area, but navigating the RTD system takes some skill. In this second level training from DRMAC (Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council), you’ll learn master tricks to maximize the RTD experience – using the app to plan your route and buy your tickets, finding discounts for transit, and more!

Computers and smartphones: click here to connect.

Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1 (346) 248-7799. Enter Meeting ID 819 7171 1362 when prompted. Enter Passcode 215211 when prompted.

Bemis Virtual Book Clubs

Take your pick of a fantastic fiction title or a thought-provoking nonfiction book (or both), and then log in to join the discussion.

Senior Book Group: Wednesday, March 3, 1 p.m.

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Eleven-year-old George Washington Black – “Wash” – a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explore, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, they must abandon everything and flee together. Over the course of their travels, what brings Wash and Christopher together will tear them apart, propelling Wash ever farther across the globe in search of his true self.

Click here for the book

Click here to join the discussion, or dial 1 (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID 938 6994 0700 when prompted.

Fiction Book Club: Friday, March 5, 1 p.m.

In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

Azalea “Knot” Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors’ gossip won’t keep Knot from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, nineteenth-century literature, and the company of men. And yet, Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price. Alone in her one-room shack, ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown, Knot turns to her neighbor, Otis Lee Loving, in search of some semblance of family and home. A lifelong fixer, Otis Lee is eager to help. But while he’s busy trying to fix Knot’s life, Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family, as the long-buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to light.

Click here for the book

Click here to join the discussion

Nonfiction Book Club: Wednesday, March 17, 1 p.m.

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

Without Ireland, the European transition from classical Rome to the medieval era could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization — copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost — they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated.

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