When will Bemis Public Library Reopen?
The library is diligently working on a phased, safe reopening plan to be ready to start offering some library services in the coming weeks once given the reopen green light. These decisions are guided by information from the Tri-County Health Department and the City of Littleton's City Manager. Please stay tuned to the   City of Littleton’s City News   page for information and updates.
Let's Take Care of Each Other
We hope you continue to support local Littleton restaurants and businesses. Ordering takeout and delivery is still allowed under the state's Safer-at-Home order, just remember to maintain distance. Many in our community have put together lists of local options still open for business. Here are some we’ve found, along with other community resources: Littleton-Open for Business

New Online Chat Service
The library has added a new chat service on the  Bemis Library home page   where citizens can connect with a librarian to get help with eBooks and digital resources, recommended reading lists, online homework help and more. The chat service is
open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult Virtual Events
Senior Social Club Fridays, May 1–29, 9:30 a.m.
Senior Social Club Friday morning chats are now conference calls. Join the call from a computer, smartphone, regular cell phone or landline: 
Computers & smartphones: Click here to connect.
Cell phones & landlines: Call  1 (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID 987 926 117  when prompted.
Bemis Virtual Book Clubs 
Join the library for a virtual book club. Log in to participate (meetings will be hosted on Zoom and require a downloaded app - download Zoom app )  . Both virtual book club titles are available as eBooks and eAudio-books from Hoopla and Overdrive.
Fiction Book Club Friday, May 1, noon
Autopsy of a Boring Wife  by Marie-Renee Lavoie

Nonfiction Book Club –T uesday, April 7, noon
1964: The Greatest Year in the History of Japan  by Roy Tomizawa 
Women of Denver History with Active Minds Webinar
May 4, 2 p.m.  
The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds for a discussion of the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and state.
Computers & smartphones:  Join this webinar by  clicking here to connect.   
Cell phones & landlines:  Call  1-253-215-8782.  Enter Meeting ID  960 847 750#  when prompted and enter Password  363059#  when prompted.

Fight Back Against Stress Webinar
May 6, 1 p.m. 
While it’s impossible to remove all stress from your life, incorporating a few specific nutrients into your diet can help you deal with life’s many stressors. Join us online to learn about strategies to alleviate stress, presented by Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach Kelly Andis. Click here to join this presentation.
Artificial Intelligence with Active Minds Webinar
May 11, 2 p.m.
Active Minds will present an overview of the development of Artificial Intelligence, computer systems capable of performing tasks typically done by a human brain, such as optical recognition, complex decision making, voice recognition, language translation and more.
Computers & smartphones:  Join this webinar by  clicking here to connect.
Cell phones & landlines:   Call  1-253-215-8782. Enter Meeting ID  830 2418 3237# w hen prompted and enter Password  502856 when prompted.
Garden Chat: Colorado Gardening Tips, Tricks
and Stories
May 15, 2 p.m.
Join a Bemis librarian for a virtual chat about how and why to garden, what works well and what always trips us up. Open to all ages and experience levels. Bring questions, suggestions and Colorado gardening triumphs to share. Click here to join the discussion.
Online Origami
for All Ages
May 20, noon
Grab a piece of paper and fold to create a variety of Spring-inspired shapes. No previous experience required. No special materials necessary - any piece of paper can become a lovely paper sculpture. Click here to join this program.
Summer Reading 2020
Summer Reading May 26 August 9 
Summer Reading will soon be here. It’s time to Imagine Your Story . Bemis has a program for every reader–children, teens and adults. Sign up online for a chance to win prizes. Information about each program will be available beginning May 26 at bemis.marmot.org.
May Technology Programs
Virtual One-on-One Tech Help  
Sign up for a 45-minute individualized virtual tech appointment with a librarian. Get help with anything from accessing eBooks and digital resources, assistance with internet connectivity, video chatting and more. Multiple dates and times are available.
Teen Online Events
Teens: Check out the cool programs you can do from home!
Find more information about Teen Online Events here  Teen Deck Programs .
For registration information  click here Bemis Library Virtual Programs calendar.
Teen Talk Tuesday–Every Tuesday in May, 4-5 p.m.
How To Be a
Dungeon Master
May 7, 5-7 p.m.
Girls Who Code
May 13 & 27, 5-7 p.m.
Board Games
@ Your Home
May 14, 5-9 p.m.
Nama-Stay Home with the Yoga Nerd
May 21, 5-7 p.m.
Harry and the Home Book Club
May 28, 5-7 p.m.
Children's Events
Imagine Your Story Summer Reading 2020
 Beginning May 26 , infants through children entering fifth grade may click here to register for the 2020 Summer Reading program–Imagine Your Story. There will be prizes to win along the way… including a free book to keep.
Bemis Children's Librarians Create Videos
Missing story times at Bemis? So are the children's librarians! They have been busy recording videos of songs and story times. Watch a new video each Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on the Bemis Library Kids' Corner YouTube Channel. See all the videos the librarians have created anytime at this YouTube channel.
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