Bemis Public Library Programs – May 2024

Register for programs at or by calling 303-795-3961

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

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

Life Savors Guided Storytelling—May 7, 1-2 p.m.—For Adults of All Ages

Join facilitator Daniel Martinez the first Tuesday of each month to savor and share life stories in a positive environment. Find common experiences and unique perspectives with seniors in the community. In May, participants will share an unusual encounter.

Sisters of Courage–May 14, 6 – 7 p.m.—For Adults of All Ages

Sisters Kittie and Annie Harbison established a homestead at what is now the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. Dave Lively presents their story of courage, grit, and determination. Discover what Colorado life looked like more than a hundred years ago for ordinary women who lived extraordinary lives.

Soul Walking Craft —May 18, 2 – 3:30 p.m. —For Adults of All Ages

Art is messy. Life is messy. Relax, it’s supposed to be messy – that’s what makes it beautiful! Join Janie for a session of creative play and connection, designed to move us out of perfection paralysis and into joyful making. Registration required.

Active Minds: Scotland — May 20, 2-3 p.m. — For Adults of All Ages

The northernmost territory of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Scotland has its own fierce national identity and deep historical ties with the United States due to centuries of Scottish emigration. The future of Scotland is uncertain, however, given the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union and calls for second vote on independence (a first vote was narrowly defeated in 2014). Join Active Minds as we explore Scotland’s history, its current situation, and its uncertain future.

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Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading Program—Begins May 28—Programs for All Ages

Pick up a reading log or sign up online for a chance to earn free books and other prizes. Visit for more information about programs and activities throughout the summer. 

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 — May 1, 1–2 p.m. — For Ages 50 and Up

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or via Zoom.

  • Evening Book Club – May 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m. — For Adults of All Ages

Tenth of December by George Saunders

In-person/virtual event: Attend at the library in the downstairs conference room or via Zoom.

Library Speakers Consortium: Virtual Author Talks

Join us for live-streamed discussions with bestselling authors. Visit for information on upcoming events and to watch previously recorded discussions with authors.

  • Douglas Brunt: Genius, Power and Deception on the Eve of World War I – May 1, 1-2 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required.
  • Nina Simon: A Murder Mystery, Family Story, & Love Letter to Strong Women Everywhere – May 8, 5-6 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required.

John Irving, author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules – October 26, 5-6 p.m. – For Adults of All Ages – Registration required.

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