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
Trivia Night @ Legacy Ridge Library Fundraiser
Monday, March 27, 6-7:30 p.m., The Grill at Legacy Ridge Golf Course
Compete to prove your mastery of obscure facts. Bring your own team or join one when you arrive. $10 ticket includes one beverage, appetizer bar and entry to the game. Fabulous prizes include rounds of golf, massage coupons, gift cards and more. 50% of your ticket price supports future library programs. Questions? Call 303-658-2603.
Spring Job Fair
Tuesday, April 4, 3-7 p.m. College Hill
Saturday, April 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m., College Hill
Looking for a summer job? A seasonal position with the City of Westminster might be the perfect fit. More than 200 outdoor seasonal positions are available. Find out about different positions, fill out an application and get an on-the-spot interview. Age: 16 and older.
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LIVE & LEARN
Meditation for Beginners
Sunday, April 2, 2-3:30 p.m., College Hill Room L107
Learn how meditation can improve your quality of life and increase your well-being. You’ll experience 4 different types of meditation techniques and leave with an individualized meditation plan that will empower you. Questions? Call 303-658-2603. Presented by Sara Benson, Sunshine Advantage Coaching.
Global Cooking Series
Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., College Hill, Room L211
Watch and learn as your instructor prepares delicious and healthy international recipes. After the demonstration, enjoy the demonstration dish. Materials fee: $13 per session. Age: 18 & older. Register online for this program.
March 21: French (Cancelled)
April 18: Indian
Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m., College Hill, Room L211
Love to cook, share recipes and talk about cooking in Colorado? Each month you'll make a themed dish and bring it in for everyone to share. Drop-ins welcome. Questions? Call 303-658-2603.
Our 2017 themes:
April 11: Salads
Great Decisions (Foreign Policy Discussion Group)
Fridays through March 31, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., College Hill, Room L211
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Participants meet weekly to discuss critical global issues facing America today found in the 2017 Great Decisions Briefing Book. 2017 Great Decisions Briefing Book available for purchase from the Foreign Policy Association. Ages: 18 and older. Register online for this program.
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30-7:30 pm, College Hill, Room L-211
By adopting a water-smart approach to landscaping, you can help save time, money, and precious natural resources. Learn about efficient irrigation systems and the benefits of incorporating native plants in your garden. Q&A follows the presentation. Register online for the program at College Hill.
Keep Cool without Air Conditioning
Wednesday, May 10, 6:30-7:30 pm, Irving Street
If your home doesn't have air conditioning or you don't use it due to its environmental impact, this panel discussion is for you. Topics covered include evaporative coolers, fans, insulation, weather stripping, and window treatments.
BOOKS, READING AND WRITING
Fiction Writers' Group
2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., College Hill, Room L107
April 11, May 9
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 are welcome. This group is facilitated by Fiction Unbound. Drop-ins welcome. For questions about the group, contact Fiction Unbound.
What Do I Read Next?
Wednesday, April 12, 1-2:30 pm, The MAC
Thursday, April 13, 9:30-11 am, College Hill, Room L263
Find out the latest new titles as well as old favorites you might have missed. Library staff share book, audio, and DVD choices that you'll want to check out. Age: 18 and older. Fee: $1.00 at the MAC. Register online for the program at College Hill.
Evening Book Club
2nd Monday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., College Hill, Room L167
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. Age: 18 and older. Drops-ins and new members welcome. Here's what we're reading. Questions? Call 303-658-2603.
College Hill Book Club
2nd Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., College Hill, Room L167
Join us for a lively discussion of fiction and nonfiction. Age: 18 and older. Drops-ins and new members welcome. Here's what we're reading. Questions? Call 303-658-2603
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. Age: 18 and older. Drop-ins and new members welcome. Here's what we're reading. Questions? Call 303-658-2303
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Workshops are presented by certified genealogist Carol Darrow, CG on Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at College Hill, Room L211. Register online for each program. Age: 18 & older.
Successful research overseas usually includes the years 1800 to the present. Learn about changing country boundaries, the whys and wherefores of records, history of the country, church records, and laws governing military service and emigration. Register online for this program
Wills and Probate
Your ancestor may or may not have made a will but there is probably a probate record for the distribution of his estate. That file may include the names of heirs, an inventory of possessions, and lawsuits as heirs squabbled over the estate. Register online for this program.
ONGOING CLASSES, CLUBS AND GROUPS
Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., College Hill
April 9, May 21
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).
Speak English Conversation Groups
Free morning and evening conversation groups to help you speak English more confidently. New and continuing participants welcome. No sign-up necessary. Find out more ...
Tuesdays, 12-12:30 p.m., 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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