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Comfort Soup: “Welcome”, 3/7 at 5:30 p.m.

image from Comfort Soup program in January

Thursday, Mar. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Main Library Let’s talk together on what “welcoming” means and how to create that feeling in our city. We’ll combine ideas, along with ingredients, to have a communal soup meal. Drop-in anytime! This event is part of the Building Bridges series. It takes courage to engage in conversations about differing opinions. Building […]

New to Meadows! Midday Music Meditation, 2/25 at noon

Midday Music Drum

Midday Music Meditation, Monday, Feb. 25, Noon to 1 p.m. at the Meadows Branch Library Immerse yourself in a soothing improvised soundscape featuring instruments such as the Turkish Oud, cello, zils, didgeridoo, auto-harp, flutes, and more. Midday Music is supported by the Boulder Library Foundation and the George Lichter Family Fund. Upcoming Concerts in the Canyon […]

Remembering Marcelee Gralapp

Marcelee Gralapp

A Message from Library & Arts Director, David Farnan The plaque in the Arts Office at the Boulder Library reads simply; “Marcelee Gralapp brought the arts to this place.” Most who knew her say, “She was a force.”  Many of her friends attest that she was one of the most generous and caring people they […]

Recommended Read – Spying on Whales

Spying on Whales bookcover

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson “This is a wonderful book by the curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Pyenson explores the evolution of whales, fossil sites, whale anatomy, and new technologies used to research whales in […]

Hosting a book group? Try our Books in a Bag service

Books in a Bag

Books in a Bag makes selecting books for your book club easy. There is a large list of books available that range from popular books to classics. Boulder Public Library staff members put eight copies of your chosen book together with background material and discussion questions, so you are completely prepared. Books in a Bag […]

New! Creativebug for Crafters & Creatives

Checkout Creative bug with your library card

Find inspiration and instruction with Creativebug video classes, now online 24/7 @ your library. Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists, and is a top resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Learn easy ways to practice your craft every day Nurture your creative soul by […]

Check out our book & discussion groups

Conversations in English

There is a book and discussion group for YOU at the library. We host an Arabic literature club, poetry workshops, high crimes book club, Boulder world affairs group, citizenship classes, Cosmology and Modern Physics, theater club and so much more! Our book clubs and discussion groups are a place where people of similar and different […]

STEAM & Seed to Table Events

Bee House in Civic Area

Saturday, Feb. 9 at Reynolds & Meadows: Engineering Endeavors with CU Science Discoveries. Engineer crazy cardboard marble mazes, epic Keva plank structures, and mind-blowing card towers! As earthquake engineers, we’ll test our structures against the shake of a ‘quake. Ages 7-12. Drop-in, no registration required. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4 p.m. at Main: Native Pollinators with the Bee Chicas. Learn about […]

History Lecture with Dr. Andrés Reséndez — Feb. 7

Bookcover for The Other Slavery

Thursday, Feb. 7, 5 – 6:30 p.m., Canyon Theater Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in the Americas. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering book, The Other Slavery, the subject of this year’s Athearn Lecture, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. Andrés Reséndez is an award-winning historian and author specializing […]