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Remembering 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 […]

Daily Camera Articles about Boulder Public Library funding

02/04/2019 Boulder library officials tout tax district as possible solution to funding woes 12/21/2018 Boulder library to end late fees in March 12/18/2018 Boulder library system sees 1 million visitors in 2018 11/27/2018 Boulder will ask residents to weigh library district 10/02/2018 Boulder restores library funding, eyes tourist dollars for extra cash 09/11/2018 Wiggle room […]

A Message from Library Commissioner Jane Sykes Wilson, February 2019

In last month’s letter, I outlined the Boulder Library Commission’s recommendation to form a library district. Becoming a library district is a lasting solution to long-term funding neglect. It is a path forward to create the library that the community and commission asked for in the 2018 Library Master Plan. Libraries are about the future: […]

Recommended Read – Spying on Whales

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 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

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

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 […]

History Lecture with Dr. Andrés Reséndez — Feb. 7

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 […]

Learn more — Library funding Feb. 4

Funding Our Library Future: Panel Discussion Monday, Feb. 4, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Canyon Theater Based on the community’s requests for expanded services and increased library use, it’s currently estimated library funding will fall short by at least $3.2 million every year. Learn more about our library funding needs and options. The panel discussion will include BPL leadership and representatives […]

Call for Entries – Boulder Arts Week

Boulder Arts Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and thriving creativity. Beyond showcasing the full scope of the arts in Boulder, in 2019, 6th annual Boulder Arts Week will feature FREE and DISCOUNTED arts and culture offerings, including art walks, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public […]