Bemis Public Library Programs – June 2023

Adult Summer Reading Program – May 30-August 31 – For Adults of All Ages

Pick up the official Adult Summer Reading Bingo Card at the library and challenge your curiosity for chances to win great prizes! The first 50 participants will receive a free library tote bag. All participants have the chance to win gift cards to local restaurants and merchants.

ADULT/GENERAL PROGRAMS

Senior Social Club—Every Thursday, 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Please join us for our weekly chat in Sophie’s Place at the front of the library.

Board Games @ Bemis – June 9, 5 – 7 p.m. – For All Ages

An after-hours, family friendly board game night. Space is limited, so arrive early. Pizza and snacks will be served.

Outdoor Concert: The Last Note Singers – June 10, 2-3 p.m. – For All Ages

Join us for a toe-tapping trip through romantic songs through the decades with The Last Note Singers, a local a capella group.

Colors of Curiosity Craft —June 17, 2 – 3:30 p.m. —For Ages 10 and Up*

Explore a more colorful world with different marbling techniques and unusual ways to paint. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting May 20.

Cryptocurrency with Active Minds — June 26, 2-3 p.m. — For Adults of All Ages

Join Active Minds for an overview of the development of Cryptocurrency, a virtual medium of exchange that is a digital representation of value only available in electronic form. It is stored and transacted through designated software, mobile, or computer applications. We will review the evolution of this field as well as current and future applications and issues.

For an overview of this topic, please visit https://www.activeminds.com/topics/Cryptocurrency.html

Art Workshop with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art —June 29, 2–3:30 p.m. —For Ages 18 and Up*

Join BMoCA Educator Reid Portscheller for a hands-on workshop about BMoCA’s current exhibition, and create a piece of art inspired by the show. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register starting May 20.

Bemis Book Clubs

Join one of our fantastic groups to discuss thought provoking books – and sometimes just life in general. The Senior Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. The Evening Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

  • Senior Book Group — June 7, 1–2 p.m. — For Ages 50 and Up

What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline

Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. Taken from all they know, trapped in an unfamiliar life, the Bennett family begins to fall apart at the seams. In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or click here to join on Zoom.

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  • Evening Book Club – June 21, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

Two popular and charismatic professors at a small liberal art college are married to each other but have a mutual understanding about their extramarital pursuits. But as one comes under investigation for his inappropriate relationships with his former students, the other grows increasingly infatuated with Vladimir, a celebrated, married young novelist who’s just arrived on campus. In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or 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.

  • Mike Rucker, author of The Fun Habit – June 7, 2-3 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages*

Join us for a – dare we say it? – fun conversation with Mike Rucker about his book The Fun Habit: How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life. Doesn’t it seem that the more we seek happiness, the more elusive it becomes? There is an easy fix, hiding in plain sight. Fun is an action you can take here and now, practically anywhere, anytime. Through research and science, we know fun is enormously beneficial to our physical and psychological well-being, yet fun’s absence from our modern lives is striking. *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

  • Jamie Beck, author of An American in Provence – June 15, 12-1 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages*

Join us for a thoughtful conversation with Jamie Beck, award-winning photographer and bestselling author of An American in Provence, a beautiful collection of exquisite portrait, scenic and still-life photography. Looking to slow down from her fast-paced life in New York City, Beck embarked on a one-year getaway to Provence. One year, turning into five, Beck moved to the French countryside, documenting her life as “An American in Provence.” *Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register.

  • Tananarive Due, author of The Wishing Pool – June 28, 6-7 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages*

Join us for a thrilling conversation with Tananarive Due about her newest work, The Wishing Pool and Other Stories. The second collection of stories by the author is full of her signature offerings of horror, science fiction, and suspense while confronting monsters of all kinds, including racism, the monster within, and the supernatural. Due’s prolific body of work, including contributing to two Black Panther anthologies, cements the author as a leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years. *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 an individualized technology appointment with a librarian. Get help with anything from accessing eBooks and digital resources, assistance with internet connectivity, video chatting and more.  

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

Drop-in Tech Help—June 1, 10:30-11:30 —For All Ages 

Stop by Study Room A for basic technology assistance. As questions about your smartphone, eReader, tablet, laptop and more! 

Tech Class: Password Management—June 15, 11:30 am—For Adults 18 and Up*

Learn how to manage your passwords efficiently and securely. We will go over the features of popular password managers and help determine which may be the best fir for you. 

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

TheStudio@Bemis: One-on-Ones —Various Dates & Times

For All Ages, Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult* 

Sign up for an individualized appointment with a librarian to learn more about any resources in the library’s makerspace, TheStudio@Bemis. Learn more about the Cricut, sewing machines, digitization station and more! 

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

TheStudio@Bemis: Open Lab—June 6 and 20, 4–6 p.m. —For All Ages, Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Drop in to TheStudio@Bemis to learn more about the space and its resources. In June, explore colors and dyes!

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