As we begin the new year, Bemis Library is limiting service to curbside pickup, computers by appointment, mobile printing and materials returns. Curbside pickup and computers by appointment are available:
Mon–Sat, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Library materials may be returned through the outdoor book drop. Bemis is committed to serving the community through curbside pickup, mobile printing, phone and chat reference services, virtual programs and virtual tech support. Our digital library is available 24/7 for access to eBooks, audiobooks, streaming video, newspapers and magazines. Click here to schedule a curbside pickup. Click here to schedule to use a computer or to use mobile printing.
Adult English Classes*
Bemis Public Library and the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center (LIRC) are offering English classes online. Students will need a computer or smartphone and an internet connection. We will use Zoom and Google Classrooms. Cost is $50 for 10 weeks. Email
to register for the class and stop by Bemis Library to pay or call Erica Bisbey at 303-734-8411 for other payment options.
If you aren't available for the class times listed below, that's okay! We also have
one-on-one English tutors. *Registration is required.
Beginner English: January 5March 11, 2021 
Morning Class: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. on Zoom 
Evening Class: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom 
Intermediate English: January 4March 10, 2021 
Morning Class: Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11:30 a.m. on Zoom 
Evening Class: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom
Get Free Access to Thousands of Movies with Your Bemis Library Card
Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. If you’re interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, you’re in luck. Use your Bemis library card to sign up for Kanopy, our on-demand streaming video service. Find movies, document-aries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.
Adult Virtual Events
Who Was the Sculptor in Buckskin? 
January 5, 2 p.m.
Dave Lively will introduce participants to a man who was more than a sculptor and artist. After spending much of his youth hunting and sketching in the Colorado mountain wilderness of the 1870s, Alexander Phimister Proctor’s talents took him throughout the U.S. and to Paris and Rome. Proctor was an incurable wanderer and confidant to many prominent figures of his day. Proctor was deeply revered as both America’s premier animal sculptor and an unfailingly warm and enthusiastic human being.
Computers & smartphones: Click here to connect.
Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1 (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID 968 6486 0787 when prompted. 
Senior Book ClubJanuary 6, 1–2 p.m.
The Senior Book Club will meet on the first Wednesday of every month from
1–2 p.m. At our first meeting, we will discuss the titles to be read the remainder of 2021. Join any of these discussions by going to the Virtual Events Calendar from the Bemis home page at Or follow these steps each month to participate: 
Computers & smartphones: Click here to connect.
Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1 (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID 938 6994 0700 when prompted 
Senior Social Club
Thursdays in January, 9:3011:30 a.m.
Senior Social Club morning conference call chats are held on Thursdays. 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.
Board Games @ Your Home
January 7 & 21, 5:308 p.m. 
Virtual Board Game Night continues. Join in anytime as we play virtual board games together. Drop in for just a little while or play the whole night. No registration required, family-friendly and open to all ages. Join through this link.
Aging Well & Finishing StrongJanuary 12, 2 p.m. 
Getting older was hard enough without a global pandemic! But there are strategies that you can use to maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit even in the midst of the current crisis. Join us for a discussion of how to age with dignity, and how to ensure that your wishes for healthcare and end of life planning are known and respected. 
Computers & smartphones: Click here to connect. 
Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1 (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID 941 1447 4458 when prompted. 
Cravings, Weight Gain & the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster
January 19, 2 p.m. 
Eating a well-balanced diet of nutrient-dense foods is the best way to keep your metabolism active, your weight manageable and your blood sugar under control. Discussion topics include learning to plan meals to support weight loss goals and nutritional supplements that help.
Computers & smartphones: Click here to connect.
Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1 (301) 715-8592. Enter Meeting ID 980 9642 6148 when prompted.
The History of Tea with Active Minds
January 25, 2 p.m.  
January is National Tea Month. Other than water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and one of the oldest, tracing its roots to at least the 5th century BCE. Active Minds will tell the story of tea, including the role it played in colonial empire building, the different types of tea, how it is grown and processed and which country not only grows but consumes the most tea.
Computers and smartphones: Click here to connect. 
Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1-253-215-8782. Enter Meeting ID 817 2989 2099 # when prompted. Enter Password 538120 # when prompted.
Take your pick of a fantastic fiction title or a thought-provoking nonfiction book (or both), and then log in to join the discussion. Find links to the books and discussion sessions for any virtual book club by going to the book club date in the Virtual Events Calendar at
Fiction Book ClubJanuary 8, 1 p.m.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Nonfiction Book ClubJanuary 20, 1 p.m.
In the Country of Women by Susan Straight 
January Technology Programs
Virtual One-on-One Tech Help, Various Dates & Times*
Sign up for a virtual 45-minute individualized tech appointment with a librarian. Get help with anything from accessing eBooks and digital resources, assistance with internet connectivity, video chatting and more. Click here to register.
*Registration is required. Click the link above, check the Virtual Events Calendar at or call the library at 303-795-3961.
Teen Online Events
Teen Talk Tuesday
Tuesdays in January, 4–5:30 p.m. 
Hang out in our weekly Zoom meeting to get updates on what’s going on at the library, play games and stay connected. No registration required. Join through this link.
  • Jan. 5 & 19: Dungeons & Dragons
  • Jan. 12 & 26: Jack Box/Digital Board Games
Among Us
January 14 & 28, 45:30 p.m.*
Try to finish your tasks and sus out the imposters among us. Participants will need access to a computer or mobile device, and have downloaded the game Among Us. *Registration is required. Sign up through this link.
Children's Events
Snow Better Time to Read
Winter Reading Program
For 5th Grade and Younger
Pick up a Winter Reading Program reading log at the library, request one for curbside pick-up or register and print your own from the Bemis website Complete the challenges and record what you read. Finishers will receive a free book to keep in addition to other surprises. Program ends January 9.
Prizes now available for pick up! 
If you have finished the Winter Reading Program, we have your prizes. Click here and scroll down to Prize Redemption. Select your prize book and schedule a curbside pick up to collect it at Bemis.
Story Time Online Anytime
Bemis Children's Librarians have created dozens of videos which feature short story times, crafts, early literacy tips and puppet shows for you to enjoy anytime.
Click here to visit the Kids' Corner playlist on the Bemis Library YouTube channel.
Call 303-795-3960 ANYTIME to hear a picture book read by one of the Bemis Children’s librarians. Stories change weekly.
The library will be closed on January 18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Follow the library on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on the library’s closure, information on how to access digital resources, online events and more.