Volunteers Needed for Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF)
Volunteers are key to festival's success
JLF Colorado will celebrate diversity, dialogue, and great literature once again under one roof in Boulder. The free festival will take place from Sept. 17 – 18 at the Main Library.
Sign up today to meet inspiring authors, enjoy engaging conversations, and help make “the greatest literary show on earth” possible!
Register online for tickets.
"One Hundred and One" finds its way home
The library recently received a special return: a book of poems checked out from the Reynolds Branch Library in December 1975!
Since the library no longer charges overdue fines, the $1,710.80 in fines was waived. Just another benefit of going fine-free!
The book and its due date card will soon be featured in a display near the Main Library's Arapahoe entrance.
Transportation Safety Fair
Get back to school safely
Prepare the children in your life for a safe return to school with this event offering free bike helmets and fittings, bike lights, a skills course, bike route planning and pedestrian safety tips, plus FREE ice cream from Sweet Cow!
Presented by the City of Boulder's Transportation and Mobility Department.
Saturday, Aug. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at Meadows. Register for the event to reserve your free helmet.
Este taller se llevará a cabo en inglés y español. This workshop will be in English and Spanish.
Explore Huichol art through yarn painting. Ages 6+. Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at Reynolds. Registration required.
Movie Matinee at Meadows: Wonder
Challenge your teen to find their favorite spot!
Read the future with tarot, play Nintendo Switch, relieve stress with adult coloring sheets, or make new friends by playing board games. Teen Space has it all!
Teens can also visit the Digital Foundry in the Teen Space at Main to use digital media equipment including microphones, green screens, cameras and more.
Teen Spaces are available for grades 6-12 at Main, Reynolds and Meadows.
The Art of Infant Massage
Learn simple, safe massage techniques for pre-crawlers. Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Main. Registration required.
Teen Art in the Afternoon
Explore your artistic side, meet other creative teens and work on the art project of the month. For grades 6-12.
Sunday, Aug. 28 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Meadows.
Every last Sunday of the month.
"Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto" by Edafe Okporo
"The author, an activist and asylee, shares his experience seeking asylum in America with readers in a way that is accessible and direct. Many Americans live oblivious to the cruelty and dehumanizing process asylees face when they arrive in our country. Edafe left Nigeria because he was no longer safe after being mobbed for being gay, which is illegal there, and arrived in the U.S. only to be detained in a private prison for 6 months. Upon release, Edafe realized he then felt unsafe in America because he is Black. But this book is about belonging just as much as it is about immigrating to America. Oftentimes, Edafe found solace through houses of worship and the people there. I've always struggled with the idea of a god that hates gay people, but a line that I want to carry with me from this book is this: 'Transcendent experiences do not have to happen exclusively in churches; the world offers us many opportunities to broaden our world views and expand our perspectives. Doing so I believe is similar to the experience of finding faith in a higher calling or an extraordinary power you cannot define.' Edafe never lost faith in himself and humanity. His faith that there are good people in the world and his need to connect with them is what keeps him going."
— Julian, Main Library
“We love the State Park backpacks! We’ve had fun exploring with them this summer and just told all our friends about them.” — A patron shared with Hannah, Specialist at Main
“My 7-year-old went to his first Pokémon Club last week where he learned to play the card game and shared cards with a new friend. Since Sunday, he has woken up every single morning and asks — how many days until the next Pokémon Club? He also taught his grandfather the card game.” — A patron shared through Ask a Librarian
“Audiobooks — both on CD and Libby — saved many of our long drives this summer.” — A patron shared through Ask a Librarian
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