Out and about: Global warming series at Longmont Museum

October 19

Thursday Nights @ the Museum: NCAR Explorer Series: Atmospheric Rivers in a Changing Climate

Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 pm; free, reservations recommended

Join us for this free talk by National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) scientist Christine Shields. A typical atmospheric river transports more than double the flow of the Amazon river, and can produce heavy rain or snow when they make landfall. Figuring out how global warming will alter this important part of Earth’s water cycle is a key challenge for planning around our future water resources.  

This program is presented in complement to our special exhibit, “agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land.” Come early to explore the exhibition with Thursday evening hours from 5 – 9 pm.

October 21

Coffee with Council – October Session

  • Date: 10/21/2023 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Location: Lashley Street Station

    1200 Lashley St.

Longmont residents are invited to have coffee with Council Members and discuss any topic of interest. At least two City Council members will be in attendance at each gathering. Free coffee will be provided. Meetings are scheduled for the last Saturday of every month (January through October), 9 to 10 am.

Scheduled to attend (subject to change): Council member Susie Hidalgo-Fahring and Mayor Joan Peck (subject to change)

October 23

Deep Thoughts Philosophy Reading Group (Virtual) – REGISTER

This Month’s Session

In the essay, “How to face the climate crises with Spinoza and self-knowledge,” philosopher Helen De Cruz explores the thoughts of several other philosophers (especially Næss, Spinoza, and Lorde) regarding how to properly relate to our environment. As a witness to climate destruction, it is easy to feel like a divided person because we are losing our home. Yet, De Cruz contends that finding our identity (or achieving “self-realization”) as part of the world we live in is a key step towards addressing the climate crisis. It also helps us see what is worth saving.

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(Event limited to 24 participants) You will receive the Zoom information for the meeting after registration. Please email the facilitator if you can’t find the Zoom info; they’ll get back to you right away.

October 26

Posada Printmaking: The Art of Protest Workshop for Adults – REGISTER

A Museo De Las Americas workshop

  • Date: 10/26/2023 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Location: Library

    409 Fourth Ave.

  • For patrons 18 years and older

  • Library Meeting Rooms

  • In partnership with the Museo De Las Americas

Jose Guadalupe Posada, creator of the iconic Dia de los Muertos skeletons, was a shrewd social critic who used satirical imagery and humor to spark protest and social change.

Using printmaking techniques alongside a discussion about Posada’s use of art as a subtle tool of resistance, attendees will create their own protest print about a topic of their choice. They also learn how to write a satirical poem to accompany their print.

Registration is required to attend this interactive workshop and is limited to 25 participants. Click the button below to save your seat through Eventbrite.

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Art & Sip: The Art of Collage

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 pm; $40

Grab a drink and get creative with these Thursday Night classes for adults. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar. Feel the nostalgia of classic cut and paste collage-making as we decorate small canvases or metal tins with collaged materials and mod podge.

Thursday Nights @ the Museum: Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger”

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 pm;

$18 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $12 members

Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra returns to provide live musical accompaniment for Hitchcock’s third feature film. In “The Lodger,” Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he considered his true directorial debut. This haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man who takes up residence at a London boardinghouse just as a killer known as the Avenger descends upon the city, preying on blonde women.

October 28

Genealogy Basics with the Longmont Genealogical Society

Genealogy Basics Online with the Longmont Genealogy Society

  • Drop in anytime between 10 am-noon

  • Last Saturday of each month

  • Unquiet Study Area (second floor)

Volunteers from the Longmont Genealogical Society offer their time, knowledge, and assistance to the public one Saturday each month. Participants are guided on how to search for their ancestors and use the various resources available both in and out of the library.

Wherever you are in your search, these volunteers can help! Gather any information you have — name(s), a date of birth or death, a place, etc. and see what you can discover.

October 29

Climate Action Sunday, October 29: Revolutionizing Energy

Learn about the future of energy in Longmont

The City of Longmont Sustainability Office will host a Climate Action Sunday event at the Longmont Museum on Sunday, October 29 titled “Revolutionizing Energy.”

The City of Longmont Sustainability Office will host a Climate Action Sunday event at the Longmont Museum beginning at 1:30 pm on Sunday, October 29. Titled “Revolutionizing Energy,” the event will offer community members a glimpse of what our future sustainable world will look like and will equip them with concrete ways they can help make a difference on climate change. The afternoon will include an information fair with community partners and local resources, kids’ activities, a film, and a discussion featuring the complexities of transitioning to cleaner energy.

The global transition toward sustainable energy will change how we live, build and move. “Revolutionizing Energy” provides an opportunity to learn more about these changes and how local providers are preparing to meet the clean energy demand. The film “Backlight: Beyond the Green Horizon” will provide a global perspective on the green revolution. It will be accompanied by a local look at the future of energy with a presentation of how Longmont’s electric utility, Longmont Power & Communications, and its wholesale power provider, Platte River Power Authority (Platte River), are working together toward a 100% noncarbon energy mix by 2030. Following a discussion on local energy, attendees are invited to attend a sustainable energy fair. Here they can discover local resources, watch induction cooking demos, explore electric vehicles, and get a chance to receive free energy-efficiency giveaways.

Film, Presentation, & Discussion

Kids’ Zone

  • 1:30-3 pm: During the film, presentation and discussion, a children’s program will be provided (suggested ages 5-10)

Sustainable Energy Fair

  • 3-5 pm: Learn about local resources, induction cooking, electric vehicles, and more.

“We’re excited to share information about the energy transformation that’s unfolding for our community,” said Susan Bartlett, director of electric strategies and solutions at Longmont Power & Communications (LPC). “Events like this allow our residents to not only learn about things like electric vehicles and induction cooking but to experience them firsthand and see that the future is not so far off as it might seem.”

“For the last 50 years, we have been the proud wholesale electric provider for the city of Longmont working in partnership with LPC to transform our energy landscape for a more sustainable future,” added Javier C. Camacho, director of public and external affairs, strategic communications and social marketing for Platte River. “We remain focused on working toward a noncarbon energy portfolio while continuing to provide the reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable power our communities need and deserve. This event provides an opportunity to share the great work done by Platte River and LPC for the Longmont community.”

Revolutionizing Energy is a free event, but reservations are recommended. To register, visit or call 303-774-4436.

NOTE: If you need accommodations (language, mobility, etc.) to attend the event, please contact 303-774-4436 or [email protected] no less than five business days prior to the event.

October 30

YWCA Boulder County will be partnering with Boulder JCC and YOUnify to host The Power of Peacemaking, a free film screening and community-strengthening workshop featuring the documentary The Abortion Talks at the Boulder JCC from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, 10/30. People of all backgrounds and beliefs are invited to attend the event, watch the film, and draw inspiration from the women in it. As Debbie Pope, CEO, YWCA Boulder County said: “In these polarized times, we have partnered with Boulder JCC, YOUnify, and the community not only to draw inspiration but to provide tools for paving a courageous path in strengthening our community, just as the women of the Abortion Talks did three decades ago.” 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the film will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. The event is free, and registration is required. Participants are encouraged to register in advance of the event as seating is limited:    


November 4

At the River screening

1 p.m.

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center

CENTRALongmont Presbyterian Church, in conjunction with Longmont Museum, will host a screening of the award-winning film At The River, a feature-length documentary about a handful of young Presbyterian pastors in the deep South in the 1950s and 60s who stood against racism and segregation—and the price they and their congregations paid for doing so.

There will be Q & A and a panel discussion following the screening featuring Carolyn Crowder herself, her associate producer Rod Murphy, Jr., and Dr. Les Purce, President for 15 years of Evergreen State College and the first African American elected to public office in the State of Idaho.

The film will be shown in Stewart Auditorium at Longmont Museum, Saturday, November 4, 2023.  Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the film will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Admission is free but reservations are required. 

November 5

Music for Maui: Student Showcase Fundraiser

12-4 p.m.

The Dicken’s Opera House, Third Avenue and Main Street

All donations will go directly to the people of Maui. Hosted by Mojo’s Music Academy

November 8

“Who’s a Good Dog?”: Author Talk with Bioethicist Dr. Jessica Pierce – REGISTER

  • Date: 11/08/2023 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Location: Library

    409 Fourth Ave.

  • Library Meeting Rooms

  • Registration required

“Who’s a Good Dog?” is an invitation to nurture more thoughtful and balanced relationships with our canine companions. By deepening our curiosity about what our dogs are experiencing, and by working together with them in a spirit of collaboration, we can become more effective and compassionate caregivers.

Attend the Author Talk

Registration is required to attend the workshop and is limited to 100 attendees. Registration opens on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Click the button below to register.

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About the Author

Jessica Pierce is a bioethicist whose work focuses on human-animal relationships and interconnections between ecosystems and health. She is faculty affiliate with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Read more about the author

November 13

Mythical Creatures Club – REGISTER

  • Date: 11/13/2023 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Location: Library

    409 Fourth Ave.

  • For 1st – 2nd grades

  • Longmont Library Meeting Rooms

Join us every 2nd Monday of the month from September through December for our Mythical Creatures Club! We’ll learn about Bigfoot, mermaids, and many other legendary creatures through fun crafts and activities.

Attend the Club

Registration is required to attend the Mythical Creatures Club and is limited to 20 children. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 10, click the button below to register your child(ren). Make sure to fill out the form for EACH CHILD who is attending.

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November 16

Climate Change: What’s Known, What’s New, and What We Can Do – REGISTER

  • Date: 11/16/2023 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Location: Civic Center

    350 Kimbark Street

  • For those 16 years and older

  • City Council Chambers, Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St.

  • Registration required

Temperatures are climbing in Colorado and across the world. That’s just one of many ways in which human-produced climate change is touching our lives. But disasters like wildfires and floods — two of the biggest threats in Colorado – are also affected by our built environment and where and how we live.

Join Boulder-based meteorologist and journalist Bob Henson as he sorts through our warming world and look at some ways we can reduce the risks posed by weather and climate extremes, both globally and locally.

Attend the Presentation

Registration is required to attend this special presentation and is limited to 100 attendees. Click the button below to register for EACH person attending.

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November 20

Pika’s Sweets – REGISTER

  • Date: 11/20/2023 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Location: Library

    409 Fourth Ave.

  • For 1st – 5th grades

  • Longmont Library Meeting Rooms

Do you love to decorate and eat sweet treats? Are you in 1st through 5th grade? Join us once a month to create delicious confections like cake pops and no-bake desserts!

Attend the Program

Registration is required to attend Pika’s Sweets and is limited to 15 children. Registration will open on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Click the button below to register your child(ren). Make sure to fill out the form for EACH CHILD who is attending.

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