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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 […]

Recommended Read: Copenhagen Food

Copenhagen Food bookcover

Copenhagen Food: Stories, Traditions, and Recipes by Trine Hahnemann “If you want to take a culinary and photographic tour around Copenhagen check out this fabulous book by Danish cook and author Trine Hahnemann. Learn about local traditions and stories along with the Scandinavian recipes. This is the perfect blend of armchair travel, inspiration and great […]

New Technology for People with Visual Impairments

Braille Alpahbet

Now at the Main Library! A PC in the adult area has been dedicated to assisting people with visual impairments. The computer is equipped with Fusion Professional software which offers screen magnification as well as screen reader capabilities. Additionally, library staff can a provide Focus 14 pocket size 8 dot Braille keyboard to library patrons in the […]

A Message from Library Commissioner Jane Sykes Wilson, January 2019

Girls in BLDG 61 working on soldering project

Over the course of 2018, the Boulder Library Commission and Boulder City Council worked closely with City Finance and Planning Staff, and Independent Financial Consultants, to address the issue of funding for the Boulder Public Library. After much research and consideration, the commission has concluded that the library is chronically underfunded and now is the […]

Recommended Read – Lost Empress by Sergio de la Pava

Lost Empress bookcover

Lost Empress by Sergio de la Pava “Fans of David Foster Wallace and Thomas Pynchon will enjoy this irreverent send-up of America’s love for football featuring a raucous cast of characters including billionaires, convicts, and washed-up ex-players as they set out to create a grassroots alternative to the greedy NFL.”  -Tim, Patron Services Get more staff reading […]

Kanopy for Kids Streaming Video

Kanopy for Kids

Caregivers can browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages that promote positive social and emotional development and inspire creativity in young minds with Kanopy for Kids. “I am astonished. Truly awed! I love libraries and have used them heavily all my life. When I clicked on “Kanopy” the other day, I had no […]

Recommended Read – The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

clockmakers daughter bookcover

“Fans of Kate Morton will not be disappointed in this one. Layered with multiple voices, the story travels back and forth in time between the 1800s and the present. It is atmospheric and leisurely, with a mystery and touches of the paranormal. The many characters, including the house at the center of the story, will […]