Bemis Public Library Virtual Programs – Aug. 2020

Go to the library’s Virtual Events Calendar for connection information. Visit and click on the “Virtual Events Calendar” from the left-hand navigation menu.

Senior Social Club—Fridays in August, 9:30–11:30 a.m. 

Our Friday morning 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 

Summer Safety Series with South Metro Fire Rescue 

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2 p.m.–Fall Prevention: Falls are the # 1 risk of injury for older adults. Learn the top causes of falls, how to get up from a fall and how to decrease your chance of experiencing a life-changing fall. 
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2 p.m.–Fire Safety: Did you know that older adults are at a higher risk of dying in a home fire? This presentation talks about steps you can take to prevent a fire in your home and teach you what to do if you experience a fire. 
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2 p.m.–Senior Health and Aging Successfully: Take charge of your health and understand the most common health challenges that come with aging. 
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2 p.m.–Aging in Place: Learn how to minimize risks, plan for the future and maintain independence. 

From a computer, tablet, or smartphone: click here to connect 
From a landline or cell phone: Dial (408) 638-0968, and enter the Meeting ID 974 5337 2899 when prompted. 

Think 360 Arts Presents: Get Started Writing Your Memoir—Thursdays, August 6, 13 & 20, 2–3:30 p.m. 
Learn how to transform the stories of your life into memoir. In this series of 3 workshops, we will explore different types, styles, and techniques of writing memoir. You will have opportunities to share your writing with the group and receive personalized feedback from instructor Andrea Ansali. Participants will be guided in creating goals and a writing routine, so you can continue your memoir project independently. Registration is required for this workshop series. Click here to register

Board Games @ Your Home – Thursday, August 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Board Game Night goes online! Join in anytime as we play virtual board games together! No registration required, family-friendly and open to all ages. Join through this link

America’s Pastime: Baseball  An Active Minds Webinar—Monday, August 17, 2 p.m. 
A brief history and selected stories from the game of baseball. Join Active Minds as we trace the history of baseball from its disputed origins to the present day.  We will look at the way that “America’s Game” is often reflective of the nation itself.  Baseball has often been plagued by scandal, from the 1919 Chicago Black Sox to the “Steroid Era” and the recent revelation of cheating by the Houston Astros.  At the same time, Baseball has also seen transcendent figures such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and the man who broke down Baseball’s color line, the heroic Jackie Robinson. Bring your own favorite baseball story to share with the group. 

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. 

Fall in Love with Organics: Presented by Natural Grocers – Wednesday, August 19, 2 p.m. 

Computers & smartphones: click here to connect 
Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1 (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID 931 1536 4024 when prompted. 

Lost Lodges of Rocky—Tuesday, August 25, 2 p.m. 

Do you know there were more than 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park? Can you envision large resorts where elk and moose graze in pristine meadows today? “Lost Lodges of Rocky” explores the transitions in lodging for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park, in an entertaining one-hour program. Come and share the thought–provoking search for balance between wilderness and hospitality unique to America’s first automobile based National Park.   

Computers & smartphones: click here to connect 
Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1 (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID 939 3351 7797 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 us. 

  • Fiction Book Club: Friday, August 7, 1 p.m. 

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 

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Click here to join the discussion 

  • Nonfiction Book Club: Wednesday, August 19, 1 p.m. 

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson 

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  • Happiness Book Club: Saturday, August 29, 1 p.m. 

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu 

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