Boulder Public Library District Transition Update
The Board of Trustees continues its work - in collaboration with the City of Boulder - to transition the Boulder Public Library to a district.
Members of the Board of Trustees are also looking forward to participating in the library's fall programming, including Jaipur Literature Festival Colorado.
“JLF is such a unique experience, bringing together so many people from different parts of the world to exchange ideas,” said Board of Trustees President, Joni Teter.
Jaipur Literature Festival Colorado
Sept. 21 - 23, 2023, at Main Library
Become part of a celebration of international literature and culture at JLF Colorado, Sept. 21 - 23 at the Main Library! Listen to award-winning authors, engage in lively discussions and enjoy artistic and musical programming.
Looking to give back to your community? Sign up to volunteer! Roles include festival greeters, registration helpers, author liaisons, venue ushers and production volunteers.
Sunday, Sept. 10, 1 - 3:30 p.m. at Foothills Community Park
The City of Boulder invites you to “What’s Up Boulder,” an event to have fun and chat with staff about current and future plans and projects across the city. “What’s Up Boulder” will take place on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. at Foothills Community Park in the pavilions area.
During the event, Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees and library staff will provide community members with more information about the district transition process. Library staff will be just down the way at Violet Park, requesting public comment and input on the new outdoor spaces at the upcoming new branch, North Boulder Library. Activities at Violet Park will include a train for kids, live music, games, activities and interactive opportunities to help design these new spaces in North Boulder.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Selena on the Big Screen on Thursday, Sept. 14, 6 - 8:15 p.m. at Canyon Theater in Main Library
Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with the captivating true story of Selena Quintanilla, the legendary Queen of Tejano music. Jennifer Lopez stars as this enduring icon whose talent continues to resonate and inspire generations. Enjoy snacks and beverages catered by Tonantzin Casa de Café, generously provided by the Boulder Library Foundation. Save your spot today!
Inspire Your Portrait with Frida Kahlo on Friday, Sept. 15, 4 - 5:30 p.m. at NoBo Art Center
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, participate in a bilingual workshop (English and Spanish) with CHAC Gallery. Create self-portraits inspired by the artistic legacy of the Mexican self-taught painter Frida Kahlo. At the end of the workshop, each participant will be able to take their own self-portrait home. Reserve your spot!
2013 Flood Commemoration Story Circle
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6 - 8 p.m. at Carnegie Library
The 2013 floods were a defining moment for the Boulder community. Join city staff and Maria Rogers Oral History Program staff on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Carnegie Library to share and listen in story circles as we reflect on the event ten years later. Bring your thoughts, memories and an open heart. Please register if you plan on attending.
Boulder Teen Advisory Board (BTAB)
- Sept. 6 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Main Library
- Sept. 13 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at George Reynolds Branch
- Sept. 21 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Meadows Branch
How do you do, fellow teens! Looking to get involved in your community? Earn volunteer service hours? Have an influence on library events and services? Have fun and eat snacks? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then BTAB is for you. BTAB is back from summer break, so save your spot today! Find your nearest BTAB meetup.
More Featured Events
- Tree Care Basics on Thursday, Sept. 7, 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Main Library. Registration is required.
Bee + Boulder Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Central Park.
Game Gathering: Munchies & Mayhem on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2 - 4 p.m. at Meadows Library. Sign up to volunteer!
International Multilingual Family Gathering on Sunday, Sept. 10, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Main Library.
Registration is required.
Special Pollinator Storytime with Illustrator/Author Jessica Lanan on Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. at Main Library.
Bilingual Storytime with City of Boulder Fire Department on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. at Holiday Park.
Cuentacuentos especial con la Policía de Boulder on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. at George Reynolds Branch.
Promises of Gold/Promesas de Oro by Jose Olivarez
"These poems about all types of love--for friends, family, and community--are accessible, funny, and vulnerable. Bonus points for being in English and Spanish."
— Christophe, Main Library
"Every September the library comes alive and is host to numerous authors and speakers who gather from across the world for JLF at Boulder! This three-day writers' festival celebrates the word and explores topics that include particle physics and math to history and fiction. Authors travel from across the world to come together to this beautifully appointed library built across the Boulder Creek with ample parking space, wide open lawns and a recreation area for kids." - Review of JLF Colorado
"A family was here using the library, and one of the parents could not say enough about how they felt safe and welcomed and seen here. They love the all-gender restroom!" - Staff member at Main Library
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