Hang out with therapy dogs and other Longmont events for today – Longmont Times-Call

Pause with Paws at the Library: Visit with registered therapy dogs and take a break from holiday and everyday stress at the library. This all-ages, casual drop-in event will offer quality with dogs from Longmont Library’s Dogs Enjoy Afternoon Reading program; 11 a.m. Monday, Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; Free; longmontcolorado.gov.

Bad Art Club, or Club de Arte Feo: First and third Mondays, sixth to 12th graders can join in an afternoon of no-judgment crafting in the Bad Art Club. Create the worst piece of art in the allotted time and earn the coveted Bad Art Trophy; 4 p.m. Monday, Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; Free; longmontcolorado.gov.

Bilingual Storytime: Join us for stories and songs in Spanish and English for children of all ages and their caregiver (best for kids ages 3 years and older); 10 a.m. Monday, Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; Free; longmontcolorado.gov.

Family Storytime: Family storytime is designed for children ages 2 to 5 years old with a longer attention span, though all are welcome to join the fun. The event features books, songs and actions that support early literacy and a love for reading; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie; Free; mylibrary.evanced.info.

Guided Meditation by Anahata Massage: People of all levels are encouraged to attend this weekly guided meditation. Weekly offerings vary and will include guided imagery, mindfulness, intention manifesting, goal-setting and more; 7 p.m. Monday, Anahata Massage, 2130 Mountain View Ave., Suite 204, Longmont; Donation based; visitlongmont.org.

Life drawing at Firehouse: Draw short poses, with local fellow artists, of models who are facilitated by Art of Modeling. Bring your own supplies, but newsprint and vine charcoal will be available. Bring your own easel if you prefer to work on an easel; 6 p.m. Monday, Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont; firehouseart.org.

Monday Night Writer’s Group: Kara McLaughlin, of Little Sage Books, leads an informal group that offers an inclusive space to gather around the craft of writing every Monday in the Unquiet Study Area on the second floor of the Longmont Library; 6p.m., 409 Fourth Ave, Longmont; Free; bit.ly/3dZVDVm.

Music & Movement in Erie: Designed for children and caregivers to get up and move together, this class enhances motor skills and reinforces early literacy skills. Instruments and activities are geared toward children ages 3 to 5 years old; 9:30 a.m. Monday, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie; Free; mylibrary.evanced.info.

Open Mic at Bootstrap: Play a tune on stage and nab a free beer. Performers can sign up to play starting at 5:30 p.m. Holler at [email protected] for questions; 6 p.m., Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St., Longmont; bootstrapbrewing.com.

Teen Makerspace in Erie: Weekly, the CLUB at Erie will be open for two hours for teens to drop in and work on projects or learn about the equipment in the makerspace; 4 p.m. Monday, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie; Free; mylibrary.evanced.info.

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