Bemis Public Library Programs – Feb. 2023

Senior Social Club—Every Thursday, 9:30–10:30 a.m.—For Ages 50 and Up

During the library closure, this event will take place at Atlas Coffee, 6504 S Broadway, Littleton, CO 80121.

Stitch Circle—Second and Fourth Thursday of the Month—10:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

Calling all knitters, crocheters, and embroiderers. Bring in projects you’ve been working on and meet with other makers in the community. During the library closure, this event will take place at Atlas Coffee, 6504 S Broadway, Littleton, CO 80121.

Board Games @ Bemis—February 10, 5–7 p.m.—For All Ages

Drop in for our family friendly board game night. Space is limited, so arrive early. Pizza and snacks will be served.

PLEASE NOTE: Possible relocation due to library closure. Updated information will be available on the library’s calendar and in the weekly program emails.

Concert: Jerry Schillinger—February 11, 1-2 p.m.—For All Ages

Guitarist Jerry Schillinger plays an eclectic blend of styles from across the eras.

PLEASE NOTE: Possible relocation due to library closure. Updated information will be available on the library’s calendar and in the weekly program emails.

Cardmaking—February 18, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.—For Ages 10 and Up*

Create unique cards and envelopes to add a touch of old-world charm to modern life. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting January 20. This event will take place at Atlas Coffee, 6504 S Broadway, Littleton, CO 80121.

The History of Movies with Active Minds—February 27, 2-3 p.m.—For Adults of All Ages

At the turn of the 20th century, inventions by Thomas Edison and others introduced a new art form to the world: motion pictures. From the early era of Nickelodeons and silent films to the era of “talkies” and the growth of Hollywood, movies went from a mere fad to an industry. Now, with the introduction of streaming services like Netflix, films are evolving once again. Join Active Minds as we roll out the red carpet and tell the story of movies.

For more information on this topic, visit the course outline:
https://activeminds.com/topics/Movies.html

PLEASE NOTE: Possible relocation due to library closure. Updated information will be available on the library’s calendar and in the weekly program emails.

Dungeons & Dragons— February 22, 5–7:30 p.m.—For Ages 10 and Up*

Roll the dice, join a group and let your imagination soar with this popular tabletop roleplaying game! Players of all experience levels are welcome. Pizza and snacks will be served. *Registration required. Sign up through this link starting January 26.

PLEASE NOTE: Possible relocation due to library closure. Updated information will be available on the library’s calendar and in the weekly program emails.

BEMIS BOOK CLUBS

Participate in an engaging book group to discuss thought-provoking books. Bemis book clubs are virtual events this month. Participants may attend via Zoom using the links below or on the library calendar of events.

Senior Book Group (in-person or online): Wednesday, February 1, 1–2 p.m.—For Ages 50 and Up

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. But when she wakes up the next morning somehow back in her 16- year-old body, still armed with a new perspective on her life and family, is there anything that she should do differently this time around? Virtual event: click here to join on Zoom.

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Evening Book Club (in-person or online): Wednesday, February 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m.—For Adults of All Ages

There There by Tommy Orange

The Big Oakland Powwow draws people from across the country – for many different reasons. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. Virtual event: click here to join on Zoom.

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Library Speakers Consortium: Virtual Author Talks

Join us for live-streamed discussions with bestselling authors. Visit https://libraryc.org/bemis for information on upcoming events and to watch previously recorded discussions with authors.

Lana Harper, author of Back in a Spell — February 9, 5-6 p.m. — For All Ages*

Join us for a magical evening with New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper as she discusses the enchanting third installment of her immensely popular The Witches of Thistle Grove series, Back in a Spell. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

Grace M Cho, author of Tastes Like War — February 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. — For All Ages*

Grace M. Cho grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and the Korean bar hostess he met abroad. They were one of few immigrants in a xenophobic small town during the Cold War, where identity was politicized by everyday details—language, cultural references, memories, and food. When Grace was fifteen, her dynamic mother experienced the onset of schizophrenia, a condition that would continue and evolve for the rest of her life. Join us for a virtual conversation chat with award-winning author Grace M. Cho as she discusses her memoir, Tastes Like War. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

Sadeqa Johnson, author of Yellow Wife – February 28, 2-3 p.m. – For All Ages*

Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of four novels, including Yellow Wife. Her accolades include the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction. She is a Kimbilio Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and a Tall Poppy Writer. In her newest novel The House of Eve, fifteen-year-old Ruby Pearsall is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college, in spite of having a mother more interested in keeping a man than raising her daughter. But a taboo love affair threatens to pull her back down into the poverty and desperation that has been passed onto her like a birthright. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register

TECH PROGRAMS

Technology Help: One-on-One —Various Dates & Times—For All Ages*

Sign up for a 45-minute individualized tech appointment with a librarian. Get help with anything from accessing eBooks and digital resources, assistance with internet connectivity, video chatting and more. During the library closure, all sessions will meet at the Starbucks on Windermere and Littleton Blvd. 1510 W Littleton Blvd. 80120.

*Registration is required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register starting January 20.     

Transition to Libby —February 16, 11:30-12:30 & February 23 6:30- 7:30 p.m.— For All Ages*

Overdrive is now Libby! Learn how to access eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines for free with your library card! In this class you will learn how to set up an account, check out digital items, and read or listen to them! This class will be offered virtually.

*Registration required. Please call the library at (303) 795-3961 or click here to register starting January 20.

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