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Friday, Sep. 21 – Sunday, Sep. 23
The Main Library is hosting the Jaipur Literature Festival @ Boulder. Find out about service impacts, parking and how to attend.

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Meet Author Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes new book A Parade of Elephants

Fri, Oct 5, 5:30-7 pm, Canyon Theater, FREE! Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books. A Caldecott Medal winner and honoree, Henkes is the creator of a number of picture books featuring beloved characters, including Lilly’s Big Day, Wemberly Worried, Owen, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Kitten’s First Full Moon and Waiting. Books will be available for […]

Volunteer News

volunteer with kids

Looking to give back and be part of something meaningful? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Bee Boulder Pollinator Festival, Family Play Festival, and so much more. The City of Boulder’s Volunteer Cooperative was recently certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise organization. To earn this honor, […]

Pollinator Appreciation Month

Drawing by Calvin Boal, age 10, Flatirons Elementary

September is Pollinator Appreciation Month in Boulder. In honor of bees, flies, moths, birds, bats, and more, the library offers a variety of events & experiences dedicated to pollinators: Offsite Presentation: Colorado’s Wild Bees: The Fascinating Ecologies of our Most Important Pollinators. Wed, Sept 19 at 7 p.m. More info BeeChicas: Making  & Using Field Journals Wednesday, Sep. […]

Jaipur Literature Festival at the Main Library, September 21 – 23

JLF at Boulder - Free and accessible

A Festival of World Literature ZEE JLF at Boulder is free and accessible to everyone (registration required). JLF examines the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished authors, thinkers and artists from across the globe. Produced in association with Boulder Library Foundation, the City of Boulder & Boulder Public Library. Highlights include: The Meaning […]

BLDG 61 and the Sewing Rebellion – Mend the World

Mend the world banner

Boulder Public Library’s makerspace, BLDG 61, and its popular monthly program, the Sewing Rebellion, will travel to the Next Library Conference in Berlin this September to present the Mend the World project. Workshop participants will make-and-take embroidered ‘Call to Action’ patches and facilitate the making of a collaborative world banner, which will be exhibited at the […]

The Sweaters of Sam Barsky & Yarn-fiti

Sam Barsky at Rockefeller Center

Wish You Were Here: The Sweaters of Sam Barsky Through Oct 14. Maryland artist and Internet sensation Sam Barsky knits sweaters of iconic landmarks and then photographs himself wearing his work at those locations. For this exhibition of sweaters and travel photos, Barsky created Boulder-specific sweaters, which patrons will be able to “check out” and wear […]

Pollinator Appreciation Month

Pollinator Appreciation Month Winner Lily Lisbon's Picture

September is Pollinator Appreciation Month in Boulder. In honor of bees, flies, moths, birds, bats, and more, BPL is offering a variety of events and experiences dedicated to pollinators, including: Wild Fruit Foraging & Harvesting with Community Fruit Rescue Sat, Sept 8, 9-11 am, registration required. All-ages, family friendly. After collecting our fruit at a local Boulder property, […]

Recommended Read – Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Cleopatra bookcover

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff “Cleopatra’s world seems to come to life in the mind of the reader. Geographies and personalities alike are explored in detail. The writing is like that found in a good novel and provides the basis for a unique description of a famous historical figure.” –David, Materials Handling Get more staff reading […]

Wish You Were Here: The Sweaters of Sam Barsky

Sam Barsky at Rockefeller Center

On exhibit Aug 24-Oct 14 Maryland artist and Internet sensation Sam Barsky  (pictured at Rockefeller Center) knits sweaters of iconic landmarks and then photographs himself wearing his work at those locations. For this exhibition of sweaters and travel photos, Barsky is also creating a handful of Boulder-specific sweaters, which patrons will be able to “check out” […]

Author in the House!

Oral History in your library by Cyns Nelson

BPL’s Cyns Nelson Pens Book on Library Oral History Collections Cyns Nelson, Coordinator for the Maria Rogers Oral History Program at the Carnegie Library for Local History, recently published Oral History in Your Library: Create Shelf Space for Community Voice with ABC-Clio and Libraries Unlimited. In the book’s introduction, Nelson writes, “Librarians should become instigators of oral history, […]