Lyons has a great public library, but have you explored the three great libraries surrounding us? It looks like we will be lacking in entertainment till late summer, so consider looking into your local library for things you can do at home.
NOTE! About half of these are for FEBRUARY, so do not delay in clicking thru the links!
==VOTE!! online == HISTORIC PHOTOS == The design of the new North Boulder Branch Library is wrapping up and we’d like your help in selecting a beautiful detail! Help us select historical photos representing Boulder’s history and culture. The images from these photos will be used in colorful patterns on wallpaper for the walls and restrooms of the new library. You can choose up to 70 (I think there may be 150 of them, but a fascinating study of life in Boulder County over the century… so sit back and enjoy) == Voting ends 2/28/21.== Boulder Library
==CSED Week==Computer Science Education Week: Feb. 22-27
Meet robots, try coding, attend a robot storytime, and engage with problem solving and gadgets. Meet extraordinary people of all ages online doing amazing things during Boulder CSED Week. The schedule of classes and activities= #BoulderCSED
#BoulderCSED Week is online this year!
The Science Behind a Crepe (Esta clase será bilingüe en inglés y español)
SketchUp for Beginners!
Rubik’s Cube 101
==Boulder Arts Week==March 26 to April 3, 2021
The City of Boulder is the home to thousands of artists and over 140 arts organizations. This year, Boulder’s arts community rises to the occasion with an incredible array of cultural experiences, murals, dances, and more. Join us again at Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings at the 8th Annual Boulder Arts Week online from March 26 to April 3, 2021!
==VIEW 105 PIECES OF “LOCAL” ART — February 2021 — Longmont Library has an online ART SHOW. You can do an “Art Walk” from your home computer! just click on the box, and see them one by one. They are a large variety, and many age groups, but all wonderful! Brew a hot cup of tea, put a blanket on your knees, and sit back and enjoy. It will bring a smile to your day.
==Are You Smarter than a Librarian?
Mondays, March 8, April 5, May 3, 7 to 8:30 via Webex
Brighten up some winter evenings and show off your smarts with a friendly game of virtual trivia with the Longmont Public Library.
Games will consist of five rounds with five questions each.
Games are self-scoring and just for fun – no prizes except for bragging rights.
Best for adults and older kids.
Registration is required and limited to 25 households. When you register, you only need one registration no matter how many people in your home will be playing. Once registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation with information on how to join the Webex meeting.
==The Happy Stoic: How the ancient philosophy of stoicism can help you live better today
Monday, February 22, 7 to 8 pm via Webex (Add to Calendar)
Can practicing philosophy free you from worry and anxiety? As far-fetched as that might sound in the 21st century, this was the promise the Hellenistic (4th Century BC Greece) schools of philosophy made to their students.
One of these philosophies – Stoicism – was so successful in this mission that it can claim to have helped its practitioners weather the nightmares of Nero’s Rome, the trials of governing an empire at war, as well as imprisonment and torture during the Vietnam War. How? Despite how we sometimes use the word “stoic,” Stoics are neither unfeeling nor complacent; Stoicism is not about maintaining a stiff upper lip. Stoicism is about changing the way we understand the world and ourselves. In this program we will discuss the fascinating roots of this philosophy, how people are still practicing it today, and how we can all use ancient thought to help us live more happily.
Join Dawn Jacob, a graduate student in the philosophy department at the University of Colorado – Boulder and the coordinator of the Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado (POPCO). POPCO is a 20+ year old program within the philosophy department that aims to involve those outside the CU community in philosophy.
Best for ages 16+ / adults.
Can’t attend? This program may be recorded and available on our YouTube playlist and our Watch Recent Programs page a few weeks after the program’s date.
This program is a preview and launch of the Library’s new Deep Thoughts Philosophy Reading Group, which will be a partnership with Dawn Jacob and the students from POPCO.
Registration is required and is limited to 100 participants. Once registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation with information on how to join the Webex meeting.
==WELL BEING EXPERIENCE BAGS
Building on the success of the Experience Bags and in recognition of the epidemic of mental health illness in our country and community, the Library introduced Well-being Bags in 2018. Our first Well-being Bags were created in collaboration with Supporting Action for Mental Health and grew from there.
The goal of our Well-being Bags is to help you lead a healthier, happier, better-all-around life.
Each bag has all you’ll need to dive deeper into a favorite subject — DVD movies, music CDs, books and reference articles, and other interesting items, like puzzles, games, or fun challenges.
== The lowdown:
Well-being Bags check-out for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to plan and enjoy your bag.
Bags are available only to Longmont Library card holders and must be borrowed and returned from the Longmont Library.
Bags are not renewable, and each patron may only check out one bag at a time.
Overdue fines for all bags in this collection are $1 per day, per bag.
The bags are located in the Library lobby, between the stairs and the elevator so stop by and browse.
The links below will take you to the Library’s catalog, where you can place a hold on the bag of your choice!
Boost Your Well-being:
Experience Well-being: Supporting Mental Health
Experience Well-being: Memory Minder Kit for Caregivers of Those with Memory Loss (Early Stage)
Experience Well-being: Memory Minder Kit for Caregivers of Those with Memory Loss (Middle Stage)
Experience Well-being: Memory Minder Kit for Caregivers of Those with Memory Loss (Late Stage)
Experience Well-being: Meditation & Mindfulness
Estes Park Library
We love opportunities to connect you with local experts.
Here are 3 connections you can make this season:
AARP Tax Preparation assistance
Visit one-on-one with a local College Planning Expert
Chat with our Town partners about Seasonal Paid & Permit Parking (there will be parking meters in Estes 2021)
==SORRY they had several VALENTINE’s events…
The remaining BLACK HISTORY MONTH event is:
“The Grace of Silence” by Michele Norris. ==Written by the co-host of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered,” The Grace of Silence is a rich and extraordinary family memoir—filled with stories that elegantly explore the power of silence and secrets—that boldly examines racial legacy and what it means to be an American.==Register for the book discussion to receive an email with information on reserving a complimentary copy of the book.
==ONE VALLEY, ONE BOOK
This year’s book was “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson
Historical Fiction==The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! “…a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope.
The Library put on seven events in January around this book discussion, including a zoom discussion with the author.