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On this day in 1731, the very first library in America opened in Philadelphia. W…

On this day in 1731, the very first library in America opened in Philadelphia. W... 1

2020-11-08 15:04:11

On this day in 1731, the very first library in America opened in Philadelphia. We honor this day with a history lesson and one of our favorite quotes about libraries. ❤️ The idea for a library came about when Benjamin Franklin started a club with about 50 friends so they could debate about politics, morality, and the natural sciences. The group was called the Club of Mutual Improvement. When they disagreed about a topic, they liked to consult books. But books were expensive in those days, so they combined their resources to found a subscription library. They called it the Philadelphia Library Company. The rule was that any “civil gentleman” could browse through the volumes, but only subscribers were allowed to borrow them. The library expanded over the years. Later it moved to Carpenter’s Hall, the building where the First Continental Congress met in 1774. Franklin said that after the library opened, “reading became fashionable, and our people, having no public amusements to divert their attention from study, became better acquainted with books.” – The Writer’s Almanac

Image may contain: text that says 'It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed. Paula Poundstone'

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The Longmont Recreation and Golf Services Winter online search guide is now avai…

The Longmont Recreation and Golf Services Winter online search guide is now avai... 2

2020-12-02 00:34:19

The Longmont Recreation and Golf Services Winter online search guide is now available! Browse through classes and programs for the whole family including fitness, athletics, swim lessons, virtual events, and youth and adult classes!
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Upcoming Classes:
🧸 Virtual Holiday Fun including a Virtual Toy Workshop
⛸️ Learn to Ice Skate
❄️ Snowshoeing
🏊 Lifeguard Certification
💻 Senior Center Virtual Classes and more!

Check out the search guide and register for classes: LongmontColorado.gov/rec

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Join Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and Governo…

Join Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert,  and Governo... 3

2020-12-01 12:31:39

Join Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and Governor Jared Polis LIVE starting at noon on the Governor’s Facebook page for an update on COVID-19 in Colorado and the country as we expect a surge in cases following Thanksgiving and as we get closer to Christmas.

Today at noon I will be joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, for an update on COVID-19 in Colorado and the country as we expect a surge in cases following Thanksgiving and as we get closer to Christmas.

Watch it right here on Facebook.



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Our winter online search guide will help you find the class or program you are l…

Our winter online search guide will help you find the class or program you are l... 4

2020-12-01 11:30:52

Our winter online search guide will help you find the class or program you are looking for, and provides an overview of Indoor, Outdoor and Virtual offerings including fitness, athletics, swim lessons and aquatic programs, virtual events, general interest youth and adult classes.

Classes coming soon: Virtual Holiday Fun, Learn to Ice Skate, Snowshoeing, LEGO Camp, Lifeguard Certification, Senior Center Virtual Classes and more!

Check out the search guide here: https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/home/showpublisheddocument…

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