Boulder/Louisville/Longmont Area Events

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Monday, March 4, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Marie Curie
Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867, Maria Sklodowska would become one of the greatest scientists of her era. After emigrating to France, Marie (as she was known there) would work with and eventually marry another scientist, Pierre Curie, with whom she would be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their research on radioactivity. Over a decade later, she would be awarded a second Nobel Prize for discovering the elements radium and polonium (named for her country of birth). Join Active Minds as we examine the remarkable life of Marie Curie. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
Ireland/Northern Ireland
It has been over 25 years since the US brokered the Good Friday Agreement, a treaty that brought peace to Northern Ireland after decades of sectarian violence. However, after the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) completed BREXIT, its departure from the European Union, new instability was introduced to the region, given that the Republic of Ireland remains a member of the EU. Join Active Minds as we discuss the history of Ireland and explore its cloudy future. This event is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
Host: Anthem Ranch, 16151 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, March 11, 2024, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
Women of Denver History
The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds as we focus on the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and the state. We will cover some familiar names as well as some lesser known figures as we trace the impact of these women and their place in history.
Location: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-887-2350

Monday, March 11, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Vietnam
Over seventy years ago, France, under pressure from Soviet-backed forces, ended its colonial control of Vietnam.  Thereafter, the U.S. increased its troop presence in the region, an escalation that led to the Vietnam War. Over half a century after US withdrawal, Vietnam is a very different country with a bustling economy and relatively friendly relations with the United States. Join Active Minds as we take a look back at the evolution of Vietnam with a particular focus on its relationship with its neighbor China. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (in-person)
Albert Einstein
Widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, Albert Einstein famously started his career as a patent clerk but would rise to prominence, winning the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Born in Germany, Einstein fled Nazi Germany in the 1930’s and became a U.S. citizen in 1940. He warned the U.S. of the Nazi’s efforts to develop a nuclear weapon which led to the Manhattan Project and the advent of the nuclear era, a role that troubled him deeply until his death in Princeton, New Jersey in 1955 at the age of 76. Join Active Minds as we trace the life and impact of this great thinker. This event is sponsored by The Pearl at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-441-3148

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 7:00-8:00 pm (webinar)
Women of Denver History
The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds as we focus on the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and the state. We will cover some familiar names as well as some lesser known figures as we trace the impact of these women and their place in history.
Host: Louisville Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, March 25, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The History of Automobiles 
From the hand cranked Model T that came in any color you want as long as it’s black, to modern cars that have more circuits and chips than most computers, the automobile has a rich and still evolving history. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the invention that replaced the horse and buggy. Along the way, we'll take a look at mass production, labor, environmental impacts, and the introduction of self-driving cars. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Monday, March 25, 2024, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)
The History of Automobiles 
From the hand cranked Model T that came in any color you want as long as it’s black, to modern cars that have more circuits and chips than most computers, the automobile has a rich and still evolving history. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the invention that replaced the horse and buggy. Along the way, we'll take a look at mass production, labor, environmental impacts, and the introduction of self-driving cars. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: East Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-413-7290

Monday, April 1, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Genghis Khan & the Mongolian Empire     
Genghis Khan founded and ruled over the Mongolian Empire, the largest contiguous land empire in the history of the world. Often misunderstood, Genghis Khan was far more than the world's greatest conqueror. Time magazine and the Washington Post named him "the most important person of the last millennium."  Join Active Minds as we explore how this illiterate warrior-nomad came to have such a lasting and profound impact on world politics and modern society. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Thursday, April 4, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm (in-person)
The History of Automobiles 
From the hand cranked Model T that came in any color you want as long as it’s black, to modern cars that have more circuits and chips than most computers, the automobile has a rich and still evolving history. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the invention that replaced the horse and buggy. Along the way, we'll take a look at mass production, labor, environmental impacts, and the introduction of self-driving cars.
Location:
The Pearl at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844
Other: Refreshments will be served.

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Friday, April 5, 2024, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (in-person)
Chicago: Biography of a City
Join Active Minds for the story of the Windy City. We will begin with the French explorers, missionaries, fur traders and Native Americans that inhabited the region in the early 1800s. We will cover the Great Chicago Fire and how it impacted the development of the city. And as we bring things all the way up to the present, we’ll cover the politics, crime, food, culture, and architecture of the “City of Broad Shoulders.” It’s the next best thing to being there!
Location: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021... map
Cost: Free
RSVP required (limited seating): 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (in-person)
Renewable Energy
Energy from renewable sources (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, etc.) is an important part of the future of energy in the U.S. and the world. The issues involved are complex, involving technical challenges, economic issues, as well as environmental, political and social factors. Join Active Minds as we survey the current state of renewable energy and look at the various forces that will influence how these resources will evolve in the future. This event is sponsored by The Pearl at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-441-3148

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
Vietnam
Over seventy years ago, France, under pressure from Soviet-backed forces, ended its colonial control of Vietnam.  Thereafter, the U.S. increased its troop presence in the region, an escalation that led to the Vietnam War. Over half a century after US withdrawal, Vietnam is a very different country with a bustling economy and relatively friendly relations with the United States. Join Active Minds as we take a look back at the evolution of Vietnam with a particular focus on its relationship with its neighbor China. This event is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
Host: Anthem Ranch, 16151 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, April 15, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Lebanon
Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the nation of Lebanon. We will provide the background necessary to understand the rise of Hezbollah, Lebanon’s Shiite militia, and Lebanon’s role in the current Arab-Israeli conflict, including the complex relationship with its neighbor Syria. Come learn how this important country fits into the puzzle that is the Middle East. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Monday, April 22, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Say Cheese!
The history of cheese goes back as far as 6000 BCE, long before the Ancient Egyptians and Homer. There are thousands of varieties of cheese, with local flavor differences influenced by subtle factors such as the type of grass eaten by the cows. Join Active Minds as we trace this cheesy history, including an overview of how it is made and the major categories of cheese. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Monday, April 22, 2024, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)
Greece
The sovereign debt crisis in Europe that began in 2015 continues to create political and economic turmoil for Greece, one of the smallest European Union nations to adopt the Euro. Join Active Minds as we explore the story of Greece, from ancient times to the present. We’ll cover the monumental contributions of Greece to art, architecture, philosophy, politics, and more. And we’ll follow the story to explain how Greece fits into the larger puzzle of modern Europe. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: East Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-413-7290

Monday, April 29, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The History of Horses & Racing
May 4, 2024 will see the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby. Join Active Minds for a look at the history of horses including one of the most extraordinary examples of the breed--the thoroughbred racehorse. We will begin with horse domestication and expound on the use of horses in agriculture, the military, and other arenas and end with a review of some of the greatest races and racehorses of all time. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 7:00-8:00 pm (webinar)
Cryptocurrency
The introduction of Bitcoin in 2009 ushered in a new era of digital money. Since then, cryptocurrencies have proliferated in what many would describe as a wild west atmosphere with minimal regulation. Speculators have made and lost millions as the values of various “coins” have fluctuated wildly. Join Active Minds as we take a look at the evolution of cryptocurrency and discuss what makes this technology both compelling and concerning.
Host: Louisville Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, May 13, 2024, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
Scotland
The northernmost territory of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Scotland has its own fierce national identity and deep historical ties with the United States due to centuries of Scottish emigration. The future of Scotland is uncertain, however, given the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union and calls for second vote on independence (a first vote was narrowly defeated in 2014). Join Active Minds as we explore Scotland’s history, its current situation, and its uncertain future.
Location: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-887-2350

Monday, June 10, 2024, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
The Lewis & Clark Expedition
Join us for a program focusing upon Lewis & Clark’s expedition that opened the West over 200 years ago. We will discuss the achievements and challenges of the expedition as well as the legacies it left for the young nation. Building upon the experiences from the expedition, we will also discuss the evolution of our country’s relationship with Native Americans and the lands they inhabited.
Location: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-887-2350

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