Bemis Public Library – Oct. 2019


Poetry Performance with Lisa Zimmerman: a Creative Aging program-Thursday, October 3, 2 p.m.
Colorado poet and UNC Professor of English and Creative Writing Lisa Zimmerman reads from her published work and current manuscripts in this special performance. Her current work incorporates historical and persona poems about Saint Clare of Assisi and other lesser-known Catholic saints. This program is sponsored by Think 360 Arts for Learning.

Musical Performance: Laurie Dameron Jazz-Saturday, October 5, 2 p.m.
Join the library for an afternoon of jazz with Billboard Magazine award recipient, Laurie Dameron. Laurie has been playing the guitar for nearly five decades. Between solo performances and performances with her band, she has performed for hundreds of venues in and out of Colorado over the past 20 years.

Senior Book Club-Monday, October 7, 2 p.m.
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Poetry Writing: a Creative Aging Workshop-Thursday, October 10, 2 p.m.
Colorado poet and UNC Professor of English and Creative Writing Lisa Zimmerman leads this one-hour poetry workshop. Get your creative juices flowing with fun writing prompt guaranteed to get words on the page. Please call 303-795-3961 to register or register online at the library’s events calendar at Sponsored by Think 360 Arts for Learning.

The Ghosts of Denver-Monday, October 14, 2 p.m.
The ghosts come out to play on Halloween and Denver swarms with them, especially near the State Capitol. There are, for example, allegedly a couple of floating heads in the tunnels under the Capitol. Nearby is a house haunted by an eminently successful surgeon; alas, most of his patients died. A former owner of the Rocky Mountain News haunts his old home, the Croke-Patterson Mansion and thousands of bodies are buried beneath Cheesman Park. Phil Goodstein has been telling ghost stories since the late 1980s. He is the author of the definitive book on the subject, The Ghosts of Denver: Capitol Hill. He has also written more than 25 books on all parts of the city.

Crafts for Grownups at the Library: Sunday, October 20, 2-4 p.m.
Masking Your Intentions
With Halloween looming large, we will have a fantastic time creating our own masks – spooky, glittery, silly or glamourous. We will provide materials, inspiration, tools, and techniques – the ultimate design is up to you! Registration is required. Please call 303-795-3961 to register, or register online at the library’s events calendar at

Beer with Active Minds-Monday, October 21, 2 p.m.
Learn about the origins and history of beer, how it’s made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families. We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections. Cheers!

Monday Evening Book Discussion Group-Monday, October 21, 7-8 p.m.
The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace

Books @ Buck-Thursday, October 24, 1p.m.
October 24: The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
We’re partnering with South Suburban Parks & Recreation, to provide a book group at the Douglas H Buck Recreation Center! Join us for our next meeting on October 24. The discussion starts at 1 p.m., following the Thursday lunch hosted by the Buck Center. For information about the Thursday lunch, please call 303-730-4605. The Douglas H Buck Center is located at 2004 W. Powers Ave, Littleton, CO.

Books & Beer: -Thursday, October 24, 6-7p.m.
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World’s Greatest Library by Edward Wilson-Lee
We’re partnering with Blind Faith Brewing, 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 October 24. Blind Faith Brewing is located at 2842 W. Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80120.

Reel Life: Documentary Film Club: Hippie Family Values – Friday, October 25, 6 p.m.
Join us for our movie discussion series: Reel Life! We will watch a documentary, and then participate in an open discussion about the film. Light refreshments will be served, and registration is required.

Hippie Family Values
Today, the legacy of the hippie counterculture of southern Arizona and New Mexico is a fluid network of artists, organic farmers, food co-ops and CSAs, educators and activists. But the term “hippie” often remains an epithet. This film counters dismissive stereotypes with stories of real people whose worldview was forged in the 60s counterculture, and who remain motivated by those youthful convictions decades later. Shot over a period of ten years at a remote communal ranch in New Mexico, Hippie Family Values is an intimate chronicle of a handful of hippie elders, along with their adult children and grandchildren. The founders of this back-to-the-land experiment are slowing down and facing declining health. Will the next generation be able to sustain the community into the future?

Movie Matinee: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (PG 13)-Saturday, October 26 , 2-4 p.m.
An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.
Free popcorn and lemonade


All technology classes and open computer lab are offered from 9:30-11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. One-on-One Technology Help is available on Wednesdays by appointment only.

Computer and Device Training: Open Computer Lab
Get answers to all of your computer-related questions every Thursday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. in the library’s Computer Lab. Practice your computer skills and have a little one-on-one time with a computer class instructor. Bring your smartphone or tablet and receive individual help downloading ebooks and eaudiobooks to your device. No registration required.

iPhone Basics, Monday, October 7- 9:30-11 a.m
Get familiar with your iPhone as we go over accessing apps such as the calendar, using the internet, taking photos and how to change settings. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: iPhone with iOS 11 or newer. Call the library if you have questions about what iOS software your phone has.

Google Drive Basics, Monday, October 14- 9:30-11 a.m.
Learn how to use several of the powerful tools located within your Gmail account. We will go over creating a document using Google Docs, saving and sharing documents in Google Drive, as well as an overview of the other Google Drive apps. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Computer basics (familiarity with keyboard and mouse) and a Gmail account (please contact the library if you need assistance creating an account)

One-on-One Tech Help, Monday, October 21-9:30-11a.m.–30 minute time slots
Sign up for a 30 minute individualized tech appointment with a librarian to get assistance with anything from Smartphones and Tablets to signing up for an email address. Note: Registration is required for one-on-one appointments.

Cutting the Cord, Wednesday, October 23- 6-7:30 p.m.
Are you ready to quit cable TV? Join us at this lecture-style technology class to get an overview of the other options out there. We’ll go over items you can plug into your TV such as Roku and popular streaming services such as Netflix. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: None.

Google Docs, Monday, October 28- 9:30-11 a.m.
Learn how to use Google’s free online word processing program: Google Docs. We will learn basic formatting tools such as changing the font, making text bold or underlined, and changing text alignment. We will also learn how to save and print documents. Note: registration required and class size limited to 10 people.
Prerequisites: Computer basics (familiarity with keyboard and mouse), Internet Basics (knows how to navigate a web browser), and a Gmail account (contact the library if you need help setting up a Gmail account).

Contact: Adult/Teen Services Programming Staff, 303-795-3961
All Events at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, CO 80120

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