Programs for Adults
Our thanks to the Friends of the Westminster Public Library for sponsoring many of these programs.
Live and Learn
Books and Reading
Ongoing Classes, Clubs and Groups
LIVE AND LEARN
What is a GMO? And Should I Care?
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 6-7 p.m.
GMOs are a trending topic in news and social media outlets. Issues surrounding GMO legislation are cropping up as ballot issues across the country and around the globe! Learn exactly what a Genetically Modified Organism is and what political, environmental and economic impact they are having on the world. This program will present all sides of the argument surrounding GMOs and will let you decide for yourself their importance in your world. All ages welcome. Call 303-658-2604 to register.
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BOOKS AND READING
Writing Young Adult Novels: How to Get Published
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6-7 p.m.
Learn market industry expectations and publishers’ requirements needed to get your Young Adult Novel published. Find out what the trending topics are in YA and discover which publishers are actively seeking and publishing YA novels. Identify the common mistakes that get writers’ manuscripts tossed on the rejection pile and what you can do to help get your manuscript noticed. All ages welcome.
Cook that Book! (Cookbook Discussion Group)
Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Join in the cooking adventure of a lifetime with our first-ever cookbook book club! We’ll each explore the pages of a selected cookbook, cook from it all month long, and then come together for a potluck and lively discussion. Ages: 18+. Call 303-658-2604 to register.
- Dec. 8: Epicurious Cookbook by Tanya Steel
Evening Book Club
2nd Monday of each month, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Meet new friends and expand your reading with our new Evening Book group. Read the selected book and come prepared to participate in a lively discussion. Ages: 18+. Call 303-658-2603 to register. Upcoming titles:
- Dec. 14: Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- Jan. 11: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Irving Street Noon Book Club
Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.
Irving Street Community Room
Join us for a lively discussion of fiction and nonfiction. Drop-ins welcome. Here's what we're reading:
- Dec. 2: Storied Life of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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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. Please register by calling 303-658-2603.
Local Records Hold the Key to Your Family History
City directories can date back to the early days of a city. County histories, especially those written between 1876 and 1900, may identify your ancestors and the history, geography, and social organization of the area. Church records may add important information about births, deaths and marriages. Ages: 18+. Call 303-658-2604 to register.
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ONGOING CLASSES, CLUBS AND GROUPS
Speak English Conversation Groups
Next session begins: Sept. 8, 2015
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 ...
Spanish Conversation Club
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Begins again Jan. 6, 2016 (This club takes a break in November and December)
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.
Sundays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 (holiday party- come and meet the group)
College Hill, Room L200
Do you like to knit or crochet? Are you looking for friendship, companionship, and field trips? Join our Fiber Friends group to share patterns, ask questions, and show off your work! Ages 9-99. Drops-in welcome.
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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