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The Longmont Public Library is about books and a whole lot more! We have a handful of meetups that encourage community, learning, and enjoying shared interests. Check them out here or on our webpage (http://bit.ly/LibMeetups)or see information specific to our book groups (http://bit.ly/BookGrps). New members are always encouraged and welcomed at our meetups!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetups are presently being held online. See the individual calendar events for more details and watch for more in-person meetups when the pandemic has passed.

* Virtual ¡Hablemos! Let's Talk!: an informal Spanish/English conversation group in which intermediate or better Spanish and English language learners can practice their language skills. This meetup meets every Tuesday from 12 to 1 pm via Webex. Registration is required to receive the information necessary to join the meetup on Webex.

* Say Hello Informal Online English Conversation Group: Practice conversation with others interested in improving their English in an informal, conversational setting. We recommend attendees have an intermediate level of English to effectively participate, but everyone is welcome. Conversations are conducted entirely in English and are guided by a native English speaker. This meetup meets every Saturday from 10 to 11 am via Webex. Registration is required to receive the information necessary to join the meetup on Webex.

* Virtual Genealogy Basics: 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. Bring any information you have -- name(s), a date of birth or death, a place, etc. and see what you can discover! This meetup meets every Fourth Saturday of the month via Zoom from 10 am to 12 pm. Registration is required to receive the information necessary to join the meetup on Zoom.

Our meetups are always free. Join us!

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VIRTUAL ¡Hablemos! Let's Talk! Conversational Spanish/English Group

¿Aprendiendo inglés? Learning Spanish? ¡Hablemos! Let's Talk! ONLINE VIRTUAL ¡Hablemos! Let's Talk! Tuesdays, 12 to 1 pm, VIRTUAL on Webex Get to know other language learners while practicing conversations in Spanish or English. This virtual meet-up is free and open to anyone wanting to practice their language skills. It is recommended that participants have at least an intermediate level of Spanish to effectively participate. We’ll choose themes and games that will be entertaining and interesting to all of us. It's easy. Just register and you'll be sent instructions to join the meeting in your confirmation email. You may join this meeting either on your computer or your smartphone. If you use your smartphone, you may either dial in to the meeting (audio only) or use the Webex app to join for audio and/or video. PLEASE NOTE: using the Webex app requires you to grant it many permissions to features of your phone, including recording audio and video, access to contacts, etc. Please review these permissions carefully and proceed only if you feel comfortable doing so. While not required, we strongly encourage participants to use their video cameras so that we can "see" everyone as it helps us to better facilitate the conversation. Please keep in mind that you must register for this program BEFORE it begins. Due to software constraints, late registrations are not allowed. ¡Hablemos! Let's Talk! Virtuales Los martes, de 12:00 a 1:00pm, VIRTUALES en Webex Conozca a otros mientras practica el inglés o español. La reunión es gratuita y abierta a todos quienes quieren practicar sus habilidades en otro idioma. Recomendamos que participantes usen inglés o español a un nivel intermedio para participar efectivamente, ¡pero todos son bienvenidos! Escogeremos temas y juegos cuales serán entretenidos e interesantes para todos. Es fácil. Simplemente regístrese y le mandaremos instrucciones para la reunión en su email de confirmación. Puede unirse a este programa en su computadora o celular. Si usa su celular, puede llamar el número telefónico (sólo audio) o usar el app de Webex para audio y video. TOME NOTA: usando el app requiere varios permisos para acceder a su celular, incluyendo grabación de audio y video, acceso a contactos, etc. Por favor revise estos permisos con cuidado y proceda sólo si se siente seguro. No es un requisito, pero recomendamos que participantes usen video para que todos puedan ver a los demás ya que nos ayudará guiar la conversación. Es necesario registrase para este programa ANTES de que empiece. Debido a limitaciones de nuestro software, no podemos aceptar registraciones tardes. TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-hablemos-lets-talk-registration-102746365144

Coast to Coast Ghosts, with Richard Estep

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Join author and local ghost hunter Richard Estep as he talks about some of America's most haunted places and what he has been up to since his last talk in 2019. Estep is a paranormal investigator, Stanley Hotel tour guide, television personality, and the founder of the Boulder County Paranormal Research society. He has authored 23 fiction and nonfiction titles including In Search of the Paranormal, Haunted Longmont and The World's Most Haunted Hospitals, and has appeared on the television shows, “Haunted Case Files” and “Haunted Hospitals.” When Estep isn't hunting for ghosts, he is a paramedic and EMT educator. Estep is one of our most popular presenters; don't miss his entertaining and mind-blowing program! This program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required and will open on Sunday, October 4 at 10 am. http://bit.ly/LibPrograms Once registered, you'll receive an email confirmation with information on how to join the Webex meeting.

VIRTUAL ¡Hablemos! Let's Talk! Conversational Spanish/English Group

¿Aprendiendo inglés? Learning Spanish? ¡Hablemos! Let's Talk! ONLINE VIRTUAL ¡Hablemos! Let's Talk! Thursdays, 12 to 1 pm, VIRTUAL on Webex Get to know other language learners while practicing conversations in Spanish or English. This virtual meet-up is free and open to anyone wanting to practice their language skills. It is recommended that participants have at least an intermediate level of Spanish to effectively participate. We’ll choose themes and games that will be entertaining and interesting to all of us. It's easy. Just register and you'll be sent instructions to join the meeting in your confirmation email. You may join this meeting either on your computer or your smartphone. If you use your smartphone, you may either dial in to the meeting (audio only) or use the Webex app to join for audio and/or video. PLEASE NOTE: using the Webex app requires you to grant it many permissions to features of your phone, including recording audio and video, access to contacts, etc. Please review these permissions carefully and proceed only if you feel comfortable doing so. While not required, we strongly encourage participants to use their video cameras so that we can "see" everyone as it helps us to better facilitate the conversation. Please keep in mind that you must register for this program BEFORE it begins. Due to software constraints, late registrations are not allowed. ¡Hablemos! Let's Talk! Virtuales Los jueves, de 12:00 a 1:00pm, VIRTUALES en Webex Conozca a otros mientras practica el inglés o español. La reunión es gratuita y abierta a todos quienes quieren practicar sus habilidades en otro idioma. Recomendamos que participantes usen inglés o español a un nivel intermedio para participar efectivamente, ¡pero todos son bienvenidos! Escogeremos temas y juegos cuales serán entretenidos e interesantes para todos. Es fácil. Simplemente regístrese y le mandaremos instrucciones para la reunión en su email de confirmación. Puede unirse a este programa en su computadora o celular. Si usa su celular, puede llamar el número telefónico (sólo audio) o usar el app de Webex para audio y video. TOME NOTA: usando el app requiere varios permisos para acceder a su celular, incluyendo grabación de audio y video, acceso a contactos, etc. Por favor revise estos permisos con cuidado y proceda sólo si se siente seguro. No es un requisito, pero recomendamos que participantes usen video para que todos puedan ver a los demás ya que nos ayudará guiar la conversación. Es necesario registrase para este programa ANTES de que empiece. Debido a limitaciones de nuestro software, no podemos aceptar registraciones tardes. TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-hablemos-lets-talk-thursdays-registration-109056210060

First Thursdays Book Group- ONLINE

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The First Thursdays Book Group meets at online at 2 pm on (you guessed it!) the first Thursday of each month, unless that day falls on a holiday. To join this group, contact Librarian Josie at [masked] or[masked]. For a complete list of the books they'll be reading, see our webpage (http://bit.ly/BookGrps).

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