Programs for Adults
Our thanks to the Friends of the Westminster Public Library for sponsoring many of these programs.
Live and Learn
Books, Reading and Writing
Ongoing Classes, Clubs and Groups
Exercise Your Mind, READ!
Adults 18 and older earn prizes for reading books and participating in contests. Register online beginning May 16. Pick up your summer reading punch card on or after May 31 at either library.
LIVE AND LEARN
The Basics of Bee and Chicken Keeping
Saturday, July 16, 2-4 p.m., Irving Street
Learn what you need to set up a happy healthy bee and/or chicken community. Stacy McKenzie will talk about every-thing from permits to housing to cold weather care to make sure you and your live stock are productive and efficiently cared for. Tips, tricks and hard lessons learned are shared and questions answered Call (303) 658-2603 to register. Age: 18 and older.
Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
Monday, July 18, 6-7:30 p.m., College Hill
We all strive to live long and live well, but sometimes physical fitness is not enough. Alzheimer’s disease can impact you, family members, friends and neighbors. Learn strategies to keep physical, social, and mental health as long as possible and find out what the latest research shows. Presented by the Colorado Alzheimer’s Association. Call 303-658-2604 to register. Age: 18 and older.
WPL Craft Beer Tour
August 14-December 31
Discover the amazing craft breweries making our community a destination for beer lovers. Pick up a BrewCard at the Westy Craft Brew Fest, either Library, or participating breweries on or after August 13. Take your BrewCard to one of our brewery partners, purchase a beer and get your BrewCard validated. Return your completed BrewCard back to the library to score a special edition pint glass and be entered in a drawing for prizes donated by the breweries. Beer tour partners include: Big Choice Brewing, Four Noses Brewing Company, Kokopelli Beer Company, Nighthawk Brewery, Westminster Brewing Company and Wonderland Brewing Company. Age: 21 and older.
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BOOKS, READING AND WRITING
Speculative Fiction Writers' Group
Evening Book Club
2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., College Hill
This group defines speculative fiction as 'a literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, historical, futuristic, or other mind-bending creative elements.' Each month you'll write for 45 minutes and then participate in a themed discussion on writing related topics. All short story writers and novelists specializing in speculative fiction are welcome. This group is facilitated by Fiction Unbound (http://www.fictionunbound.com/contact/). Call 303-658-2604 to register. For questions about the group, contact Fiction Unbound.
2nd Monday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., College Hill
Meet new friends and expand your reading at our Evening Book Club. Read the selected book and come prepared to participate in a lively discussion. Ages: 18+. Call 303-658-2603 to register. Drops-ins and new members welcome. Upcoming titles:
College Hill Book Club
2nd Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., College Hill
Join us for a lively discussion of fiction and nonfiction. Drops-ins and new members welcome. Upcoming titles:
Irving Street Noon Book Club
1st Wednesday of each month, 12-1 p.m.,
Irving Street Community Room
Join us for a lively discussion of fiction and nonfiction. Drop-ins and new members welcome. Here's what we're reading:
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ONGOING CLASSES, CLUBS AND GROUPS
Game Days Extravaganza
Please note: This program has been cancelled due to low attendance.
Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., College Hill
Just not finding the time or space to work on a hobby or project? Make new friends and spend an afternoon dedicated to working on portable projects such as scrapbooking, jewelry making, spinning, knitting, cross-stitch, card making, or crocheting. Bring your own project and supplies. Drop-ins welcome. Age: 9-99 years. (This group was formerly known as Fiber Friends).
Tuesdays, 12-12:30 pm, Irving Street
Mindfulness practitioners lead a short guided meditation and silent meditation time. No registration or previous meditation experience required. Chairs provided. Drops-in welcome. All ages.
Spanish Conversation Club
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
College Hill, Room L107
Join other Spanish speakers and practice your language skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Develop your Spanish and acquire confidence while making new friends in a relaxed informal setting. Themes and games will be used to encourage conversation. The goal is to speak only Spanish during club meetings. Drop-ins welcome. Call 303-658-2603 for more information.
Job Hunt Help
Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m., Irving Street
Make the library your Job Search Central. Now, every Wednesday from 5-7, free one-on-one help is available to job hunters. Get help with online applications, resumes and cover letters, and looking for job openings.
Citizenship Preparation Classes
Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Irving Street
Participants discuss and practice both written test questions and oral interview questions. Classes are open to all community members interested in finding out more about the citizenship process, not just those practicing for the test. No registration required. Call 303-658-2313 for more information.
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