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
BUILD A BETTER WORLD SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Our Summer Reading Program for adults begins June 3. Pick up your adult summer reading punch card at either library. Read and complete various activities to be eligible for weekly prizes and a grand prize. You'll also enjoy these themed programs:
Summer Reading Kickoff
Friday, June 2, 6 p.m., Irving Street
Start your summer at the annual Summer Block Party beginning at 6 p.m.. Register for Summer Reading and pick up your reading log/punch card. Stick around for festivities in the park, including a screening of the live action film, The Jungle Book. Movie begins at dusk. All ages.
Saturday, June 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m., College Hill
Roll-up your sleeves and get your hands dirty at the library as we make “seed bombs” for your next gardening adventure. Pick up reading logs, score some swag, and enjoy refreshments. All ages.
Tiny Home Living
Saturday, June 10, 11:30-1:30 p.m., Irving Street
Saturday, June 10, 2:30-4:30 p.m., College Hill
Live small to live large! Improve your knowledge of tiny home living and explore a tiny home on wheels. All ages.
Knots of Love for Baby
Sunday, June 11. 1:30-4:30 p.m., College Hill
Sunday, July 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Irving Street
Knots of Love donates snuggly, soft blankets to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) across the country. Bring your friends to knit or crochet an 18x25 blanket using any pattern you like. Library provides yarns and collects completed blankets throughout the summer. Watch for more information on weekly drop-in sessions.
Build a Sustainable Park
Wednesday, June 14, 3-7 p.m., College Hill
Saturday, June 17, 1-4 p.m., Irving Street
Drop in and construct a sustainable park with playgrounds, trails, dog parks, gardens and more. Engineer and test a wind turbine, bridge and water filtration system for your park. All ages.
WPL Craft Beer Tour: Volume 2
July 1 – September 30
The second annual WPL Craft Beer Tour is here! Grab a BrewCard from either library location or any of our brewery partners. Purchase a beer at each brewery to validate your card and return completed BrewCards to score a limited edition pint glass and be entered into a prize drawing. Our brewery partners: 4 Noses Brewing Company, Big Choice, Bruz Beers (new for 2017), Kokopelli Beer Company, Nighthawk Brewery, Rails End Beer Company (new for 2017), Westminster Brewing Company and Wonderland Brewing Company.
Urban Wildlife Walk
Thursday, July 27, 6:30-8 p.m., College Hill
What might you see in your neck of the "urban woods”? Hike with a park naturalist around the Community College Trail Loop. Learn how wildlife survive in the big city and the do’s and don’ts to ensure safe, enjoyable encounters. Register online. Ages: 18 and older
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LIVE & LEARN
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:
June 13: Vegetarian main dish
July 11: Grill favorites
Aug. 8: Fruit dish
Colorful Colorado Cinema
3rd Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Westminster History Center, 7200 Lowell Blvd.
Enjoy this free series of short films from the Colorado Experience show produced by Rocky Mountain PBS followed by a facilitated discussion designed to enrich your watching experience.
- JUNE 17
Keota: the boom and bust of a homesteading community of Colorado's eastern plains.
Spencer & Julie Penrose: from exotic animals to opposing prohibition, nothing was too extraordinary for the entrepreneur dubbed a master "promoter" and his sophisticated wife.
- JULY 15
Amache: during World War II, over 7500 Japanese-Americans found themselves interned in the Granada War Relocation Center.
Pueblo Border Wars: Colorado's once industrial capital has long been the battleground for competing countries and interests.
BOOKS, READING AND WRITING
Fiction Writers' Group
2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., College Hill, Room L107
June 9*, July 11, Aug. 8
*Field trip. Meet at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race Street, Denver, for Fiction Unbound Kudos Live from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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.
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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Genealogy workshops begin again in September 2017.
ONGOING CLASSES, CLUBS AND GROUPS
Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., College Hill
June 11*, July 9*, Aug. 13
*These sessions are dedicated to the Knots of Love for Baby project (above).
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
Please note: Sessions end June 8 and begin again Sept. 5
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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