Longmont Thinks! Month will be proclaimed at the Longmont City Council meeting on March 19 and will officially launch on April 1. This will be an opportunity for visitors and residents to Longmont to experience the fun and fulfillment of doing philosophy together!
There will be events happening throughout the month of April at various locations around Longmont. Below is a list to get you started and you can check back here for updates. All events are either free or low-cost.
Longmont Thinks! Events Line-Up:
April 1, 6-8 p.m., Family Philosophy Activity at CoSolve, 350 Terry St. #300 in Longmont, Theme: Superheroes! Ages 8-adult, snacks provided, drop-in, free
What kind of superhero would you be? How much power is too much power? The world of comic books and movies is rich with ethical and other philosophical themes!
April 3, 9 a.m., Philosophy Day at Longmont Museum’s Discovery Days (school-readiness program), Theme: Bugs. Bugs, Bugs, drop-in, $4 per child for museum members/$4.50 for non-members.
Grey Havens Philosophy will collaborate with Longmont Museum to bring a philosophical dimension to their popular hands-on, educational experience!
April 5, 4:30-6:00 p.m., All-ages Discussion with the Philosophers of the Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado (POPCO) at CoSolve, 350 Terry St., #300 in Longmont, drop-in, free. Topic: Artifical Intelligence
How do you feel when Gmail finishes your sentences? Do you sometimes feel like Alexa just gets you? Are you ready for self-driving cars? Join POPCO and Grey Havens Philosophy for an all-ages discussion on the ethics of artificial intelligence.
April 6, 2-4 p.m., Outdoor Philosophy with Grey Havens YA (Young Adult), Ages 11-adult, St. Stephen Plaza, 500 Main St. in Longmont,
Topic: “Fake News,” drop-in, free
Learn how the tweens and teens of our Saturday philosophy group discuss challenging topics. You are welcome to join in or just observe. Come for the whole discussion or drop in when you can.
Alternate location in case of inclement weather: Firehouse Art Center at 4th and Coffman in Longmont
April 10, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Speed Thinking at Still Cellars: a distillery and arthouse, 1115 Colorado Ave. in Longmont, adults 21+, free
We all need people in our lives who are willing to be there when we want to have a deep discussion. Speed Thinking is a series of five-minute philosophical conversations with rotating partners. Meet folks who think like you or challenge you in just the right way. You just might find your perfect conversation buddy!
April 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Star Trek and Philosophy at Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave. in Longmont, call 303-651-8411 to register, ALL AGES WELCOME! $4 for local seniors, $5 for everyone else
Get a taste of Grey Havens Philsophy’s Pop Culture and Philosophy series to discover how much depth there is in pop culture and how much depth there is in YOU!
April 12, 6-8 p.m.: “How to Have a Philosophical Conversation with Your Child” workshop at The Creation Station, 510 4th Avenue in Longmont, for caregivers of children ages 3–18. $15 resident/$18.75 non-resident. Register online, keyword: philosophy, activity code: 247109.01, or call 303-651-8404 to register.
Chances are your child asks themselves deep questions about life, death, and reality. Grey Havens Philosophy will teach you to talk with your child about these questions in a way that is fun and enriching for the whole family.
April 13, 12-1 p.m.: Senses, Art, and the Mind at Firehouse Art Center, 4th and Coffman in Longmont. For children 4-7 with caregiver, drop-in, free
A chance for young thinkers to experiment and create with different tools and textures while facilitators help them to explore some of the big ideas of philosophy!
April 13, 6-9 p.m., Thinking Games at Longmont Public Library’s Teen Takeover, 409 4th Avenue, drop-in, free
6-8 p.m.: Join the search for hidden symbols in one of Grey Havens Philosophy’s most popular (and mysterious) Thinking Games. 8-9 p.m. Join us for a deep conversation inspired by some of your favorite movies and TV shows.
April 18, 6:00-7:30 p.m., All-ages Philosophy hosted by the CU Boulder Philosophy Department, with Ájené Robinson-Burris at Experience Coworking, 473 Main St. in Longmont, next to La Vita Bella, Topic: Government’s Responsibility to Its People
Ájené Robinson-Burris is currently a doctoral student studying Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ájené primarily works on issues centered around eco-social justice, bioethics, and sociopolitical philosophy. She is a McNair Scholar Alumna and an alumna of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. Recently, Ájené has been examining racial-gender-class justice and state obligations to eliminate present-day colonial practices.
April 20, 2-4 p.m.: An Intergenerational Exploration of Meaning at Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, call 303-651-8411 to register, ALL AGES WELCOME! $4 for local seniors, $5 for everyone else
Does the era in which you were born shape your worldview or do we all have more in common than we think? Explore these and other questions with people of multiple generations.
April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Harry Potter Think & Drink at St. Vrain Cidery, 350 Terry St. #130 in Longmont, drop-in, free
Explore the universe through a magical lens when you sample our monthly Harry Potter discussion for grownups. You can sample some delicious, all-natural ciders at the same time! (Non-alcoholic drinks are also available.) Arrive early to grab a seat!
April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Think & Drink at St. Vrain Cidery, 350 Terry St. #130 in Longmont, drop-in, free
Grey Havens Philosophy’s signature Think & Drink philosophy discussion, exploring big ideas in a fun and accessible way. Topic: Renewal and Rebirth