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Uruguayan musician Elisa Garcia
Courtesy of Motus Theater

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EVENTS

Motus Theater presents UndocuMonologues: Stories from our Undocumented Neighbors. 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, via Zoom, motustheater.org/events. This event is free. 

In collaboration with Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s award-winning virtual reality experience, CARNE y ARENA, Motus Theater presents: UndocuMonologues: Stories from our Undocumented Neighbors. Motus Theater’s undocumented monologists invite you, via Zoom, into their homes to share personal stories about their lives, fears and dreams. One story will be read aloud by each of the special guest readers, Representatives Joe Neguse and Jason Crow, who will then reflect, alongside the monologists, about the impact of reading the story. Each monologue is followed by a powerful musical response from Uruguayan musician Elisa Garcia. There will be a closing Q&A with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.

Courtesy Veterans Community Project

Tiny Homes for Homeless Veterans. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, via WebEx.

The Veterans Community Project (VCP), based in Kansas City, Missouri, has broken ground on a new tiny home village in Longmont that will help change the lives of homeless veterans in the community. Paul Melroy from the VCP will be giving a presentation about what the VCP does, what the Longmont tiny home village will look like (including design specifications that are tailored to veterans who have PTSD), and what services will be available to the veterans during the time they are living in one of the homes. Melroy will also be answering questions from the audience. This program may be recorded and available on the City of Longmont’s YouTube playlist and Watch Recent Programs page a few weeks after the program’s date. Registration is required and limited to 100 participants. Once registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation with information on how to join the Webex meeting.

Firehouse Art Center Second Friday Opening Reception: ‘Flight of the Polychromatic Zooids, ’by Jen Rose6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont.

Elaine Waterman

Firehouse Art Center is pleased to present a solo exhibit consisting of one, center-hung sculptural installation by Dallas-based artist Jen Rose. Made of 1,250 forms, the sculpture is divided into five colors that progress through a value scale from high to low color saturation, designed as an inviting experience that mimics an underwater environment. 

“In the ocean, Zooids are individuals that live in swimming colonies called Pyrosomes, resembling large sea tubes,” Rose wrote in a statement about the installation. “This artwork speaks to the journey of people and groups through subtle changes in color and sound. It is a microcosm of society, representing a community of interrelated objects/people that function at their best with active participation and cooperation.”

Longmont Library presents ‘Book Chatter.’ 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8.

Pop in your earbuds and get ready for a whole new way to get book recommendations from your local librarians. On Jan. 8 at 8 a.m., the Longmont Public Library’s new podcast, Book Chatter, will premiere, with Longmont librarians discussing Golem Girl: A Memoir, by Riva Lehrer. On the second Friday of each month thereafter, another new 30-60 minute episode, featuring a different book and a rotating group of librarians, will be available via most podcast services. A complete list of upcoming titles is available at bit.ly/LibPrograms.

Patrons are encouraged to participate by reading the selected book, submitting their thoughts, comments or questions, and then listening in as their favorite librarians share their own reactions to and perspectives on that month’s title. Participating is easy; just send your thoughts: by email to LibraryAdult.Programs@longmontcolorado.gov; by Facebook comments or Messenger at facebook.com/longmontpubliclibrary; by Twitter direct message at twitter.com/longmontlibrary; or by leaving a recorded voicemail message at 303-774-4875.

All reader comments must be received two weeks prior to the podcast release date, at the latest. 

Faerie Magick and Lore: With Magician Erica Sodos. 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, via YouTube.

Do you have a love of faeries? Call them nymphs, elves, banshees, brownies, changelings, goblins, leprechauns, household spirits, pixies or pookas, mystical nature beings have existed in folklore throughout all of history, and these supernatural creatures can be found in every culture. In this workshop, participants will explore stories of wee folk from all over the world, learn to understand the different types of fae and how to interact with them. Taught by magician, speaker, psychic entertainer and faerie delegate Erica Sodos.