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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
Genealogy
Live and Learn

FEATURED PROGRAM

Doctor Who Holiday Party
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2-4 p.m., College Hill Library
Calling Whovians of all ages! Dress up in your favorite Doctor Who costume or t-shirt and join us for the best party in all of time and space. You’ll have a wibbly wobbly timey wimey filled with Doctor Who fun and adventure. The best costume wins a prize! Make it a family event- all ages welcome. Call 303-658-2603 to register.

LIVE AND LEARN

Plumbing class
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2-4 p.m., Irving St. Library Community Room
Learn how to do simple plumbing fixes at home. There will be opportunities for hands-on learning. Class size is limited to 12 people. Call 303-658-2303 or email chuey@cityofwestminster.us to register.

BOOKS AND READING

DIY ePublishing
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6-7:30 p.m., College Hill Library
Learn what you need to do to get your “Great American Novel,” cookbook, pamphlet, poetry or whatever published with the big three: Amazon, iTunes, or Barnes and Noble.  We will discuss when you need an ISBN, formatting for the different venues and timelines for success. Call (303) 658-2604 to register for this free program.

What Do I Read Next?
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1-3 p.m., The MAC. Fee: $1 Residents; $2 Non-residents
Thursday, Oct. 23, 9-11:30 a.m., College Hill Library
Join the library staff as they share their favorite book, audio, and DVD choices. Please call 303-426-4310 to register for this free program

College Hill Book Club
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
College Hill, Room L200
Join us for a lively discussion of fiction and nonfiction. Drop-ins welcome. Here's what we're reading:

  • Sept. 10: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • Oct. 8: Sutton by J.R. Moehringer
  • Nov. 12: Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
  • Dec. 10: Annual holiday party- bring a book to trade

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOPS

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.

Combing the Census for Your Family
Sep. 13
Census records contain a vast amount of information – everything from birth dates to number of children born to a mother. You can learn about birth place, naturalization status, value of their real estate, home address, and whether your ancestors could read and write from the census.

Best Free Websites for Genealogical Research
Oct. 4
Hundreds of free genealogical websites can help you locate exactly the information you’re looking for, whether it’s online, on microfilm, in a book, or in a digital database. Many are free and many for-pay sites offer free access through libraries and Family History Centers.

Matching Up Location, Dates, History
Nov. 1
Most records are created on the local level so it’s vital that you learn as much as possible about the history, population, geography, religions, crops, and occupations of your ancestor’s hometown at the time they lived there. When you become an expert on that location, you will find the records you’re looking for.

Genealogy Tools for Your Research
Dec. 13
Tools to record and develop your family story include family group sheets, pedigree charts, narrative forms, timelines, in-and-out land charts, Family Tree Maker or Legacy electronic software. Call 303-658-2604 to register for this free program.

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ONGOING CLASSES, CLUBS AND GROUPS

Speak English Conversation Groups
Next session begins Sept. 2, 2014.
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 Colorful Mexican bowls
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 to Dec. 17
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.

Fiber Friends
Sundays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14
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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