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Out and About: Longmont Library kicks summer off with a splash

A list of local events
Sunset Pool

May 25

Library's Summer Reading Kickoff Pool Party!

Presented by the Longmont Library and Recreation Services

  • Location: Sunset Pool
    1900 Longs Peak Avenue
  • 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Sunset Pool, 1900 Longs Peak Ave.
  • No registration necessary

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a FREE pool party at Sunset Pool! Join your Children and Teens librarians and staff from Recreation Services for a fun afternoon outside. Pick up your Summer Reading Bingo Board, Library Summer Events Calendar, take a swim in the pool, slide down the water slides, and even sign up for swim lessons! Librarians will be on-hand to answer any questions about the program and recommend great events and books to check out this summer.

The Great Ideas Reading and Discussion Group

  • Date: 05/25/2023 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Library
    409 Fourth Ave.
  • 3-4:30 pm
  • Select Thursdays
  • Unquiet Study Room on the second floor of the Library
  • No registration required

Participants will be asked to complete a brief reading and then join us once every two weeks to discuss readings from "Great Books of the Western World," compiled by Mortimer J. Adler, an American philosopher. Some of the topics will include chance, religion and history.

The sessions will be lead by community member Brian Hansen.

May 26

Mental Wellness Activities and Resources for Youth with Mental Health Partners

About the program

  • For all ages from K-12
  • No registration required

Join Community Health Workers from Mental Health Partners for simple wellness activities in our main area in Children and Teen Services. They will visit us every 4th Friday to share resources on mental health for youth and share tips for mental wellness.


May 27

Kayak Camp

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

St. Vrain Creek in Longmont and Lyons

The Young Rippers Kayak Camp, which will run from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm from Saturday May 27 to Wednesday May 31 on the St. Vrain Creek in Longmont and Lyons, is aimed at introducing kids to the joys of river kayaking.

“Kayaking is a great way for young people to gain confidence, develop critical thinking skills, and get some outdoor exercise,” says TCWR head coach Liam Malakoff, a certified kayak instructor who will be leading the program. “This camp is all about making sure they have the foundation to kayak with assurance and safety.”

The program revolves around four concepts, Malakoff says: “Flow, fun, power, and poise.” It will include coaching in proper paddling technique, games, and opportunities to practice boating skills, including how to “roll” a kayak upright if it flips over. Kids will also learn to identify and avoid potential safety hazards, and get introduced to the Olympic sport of kayak racing. The cost is $475.

To learn more about the camp, visit Team Colorado’s Facebook page ( or email [email protected].


May 31

Caregiving for Young Children: Impact of Stress on Young Children

A Mental Health Partners Kid Connects in the Neighborhood class

Stress is something that affects us all and can affect children differently. Learn about the different types of stress and how to help support your child through a rough time.

This presentation will outline:

  • the types of stress,
  • the impact of stress on brain development,
  • and skills to support resilience in young children.

This is a free course for ALL caregivers: parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles and neighbors who care for children birth- 5 years old.

About Kid Connects in the Neighborhood

Kid Connects in the Neighborhood is a program with Mental Health Partners that supports children not in licensed care settings by providing education and social emotional support to their caregivers.





Longmont Museum Summer Camps

Ages 5-13

Camp at the Longmont Museum is filled with adventure and fun! Join us in the summer or over a school break and discover history, art, music, culture, science, and more in these hands-on camps. Camps are filling fast; scholarships available!


June 3

Therapeutic Riding Center Annual Gala

JCC in Boulder

The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) is excited to confirm its upcoming fundraiser, the Boulder Beer Barn Bash, on June 3rd at the JCC in Boulder. The event is an opportunity for CTRC to raise funds to support healing through horses for children and adults, ages 3 to 103, with disabilities such as PTSD, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Vision and Hearing impairment, and Down Syndrome, among others.

The 2023 Boulder Beer Barn Bash will feature a mini-tasting event provided by prestigious and generous local breweries, wineries, and distilleries, including Maxline Brewing and Vinnie Fera Winery. Attendees will enjoy an evening featuring delicious food provided by Longmont's Greens Point Catering, live music from Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductees Chris Daniels & the Kings along with Freddi Gowdy, and emceeing from Mark Johnson, the Voice of the CU Buffs.

We are excited and honored to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Jennifer Ochs, Ms. Wheelchair Colorado for 2023, and the state’s representative for Ms. Wheelchair America. A spokeswoman throughout the state for awareness, acceptance, and overall understanding of disabilities, Ochs travels Colorado as a powerful voice for disability rights, with a focus on promoting independent living.

For more information on sponsorship levels or to support the CTRC's mission, please visit our website at or contact us directly at 303-652-9131.

June 5

Teen Tie-Dye Workshop / Taller de tie-dye para adolescentes - REGISTER

  • Date: 06/05/2023 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Library
    409 Fourth Ave.
  • For 6th-12th graders
  • Meeting Rooms and outside patio area
  • Registration required

Join Librarian Kate and learn different ways to make tie-dye designs of your own! Participants will get to experiment with a bandana, but can bring up to two additional items of clothing to dye during the workshop.  This workshop is messy, and dyes can stain your clothes. Wear shoes and clothes that can also get messy.

Taller de tie-dye para adolescentes

¡Únete con la bibliotecaria Kate y aprende maneras diferentes de hacer tie-dye! Participantes pueden practicar y experimentar con un pañuelo y pueden traer su propia ropa blanca si quieren teñir algo más durante el taller. Este taller es sucio y los tintes pueden manchar la ropa y los zapatos. Usa ropa y zapatos que se puede manchar.

How to Register

Registration for the workshop is required and will open on Monday, May 15. Click the button below to register.

Register for the Teen Tie-Dye Workshop


June 10

Book Launch Party with Author & Illustrator Kaz Windness - REGISTER

  • Date: 06/10/2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Library
    409 Fourth Ave.
  • Library Meeting Rooms
  • Open to everyone; best for kids 4 years and older
  • No registration required, but preferred

Join us for a special event with author-illustrator Kaz Windness and local indie bookstore, Wandering Jellyfish! Kaz will celebrate the release of and read her new picture book, Bitsy Bat, School Star. The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop will be on-hand to sell books and Kaz will sign them!

Register for the Book Launch Party


June 15

Career & Internship Expo / Expo de Carreras & Pasantías (Feria de Empleo)

When: 15 Jun 2023 2:00 PM, MDT

La Cámara de Comercio Latina del Condado de Boulder presenta: La primer Expo de Carreras y Pasantías & Feria de Empleo del 2023 para el Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral y mejores oportunidades para la comunidad local. Evento abierto al público. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

Empleadores y para oportunidades de Patrocinio por favor contactar a: Carla Colin - [email protected]

The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County presents: The first 2023 Career and Internship Expo & Job Fair of 2023 for the Workforce Development and opportunity improvement for the local community. Event open to the public. Everyone is Welcome!

Employers and for Sponsor's opportunities please contact: Carla Colin - [email protected]


July 20

Big Balloon Build


The event is called the Big Balloon Build and it will be only the 4th of its kind in the United States and will not return to Northern Colorado anytime soon, if ever. We will have 75 balloon artists from around the world come to Greeley, donating their time and paying their own travel expenses. Using 125,000 balloons in 3 ½ days, they will build a one-of-a-kind immersive, balloon art installation in the ballroom of the Aims Welcome Center. Life Stories, a charity that advocates for children who have been abused or neglected in Weld County, will host 5 days of events to raise awareness and funds for their programs. Here's a very short video that shows what the Big Balloon Build looks like: The attached press release contains additional information including how to purchase tickets.