Welcome to the Billings Public Library!
Located in beautiful downtown Billings, MT, the Billings Public Library strives to be a place of exploration, education, and inclusiveness that provides entertainment, research resources, music, computer technology, digitization services, and educational opportunities for our community.
May is here, flowers are blooming, and the Library has an exciting line-up of fun programs. Keep an eye on our events calendar and other web pages for updates.
Each Friday evening brings an event specifically geared for families, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. May is our last month until September, and we have a great line-up for you to enjoy. Check for details on the Friday Night Fun Events page:
- May 4: Geek Out! Star Wars: May the Fourth Be With You!
- May 11: Fintastic Friday - Sharks, Skates, Rays
- May 18: Mt. Saint Helens - Volcanoes
- May 25: Paracords
Join us on May 14, 2018 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM in the Community Room for Wild Women of the West. You will hear the stories of six relatively unknown women from our region. Additional details are available from our calendar.
May has a wide array of book discussions to enjoy, and sign-up starts for Summer Reading.
If you haven't signed up yet for May's One Book Billings, there is still time. This month's book is A Bloom of Bones by Montana writer Allen Morris Jones. Sign up by stopping by the 2nd floor help desk or calling 657-8290. For additional details, check out our Adults event page, and for past and future books take a look at the One Book Billings main page. Author Allen Morris Jones will be at the Library to talk about his novel on Saturday, May 12 at 1:00 pm in the Community Room.
The Turning Page Book Discussion Group uses the Library's collection of book club kits and usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. We gather in the 2nd floor Reading Room at 7pm. Call 657-8290 to register.
The LitCentric Book Discussion Group meets the last Tuesday of every month between January and October at 7pm in the second floor Large Conference Room. We use a combination of self-purchased copies and library book club kits. Bring your mug for coffee!
Sign Up for Summer Reading Begins May 14. Get ready to rock it out this summer, with our Adult Summer Reading program. Sign-up begins online May 14, and you can start logging books in June.
New genealogy series for beginners
The Library will host a 3-part genealogy series for beginning researchers on Tuesdays in May. From 4:00-5:00pm in the Computer Classroom on the 2nd floor on May 8th, May 15th, and May 22nd, you will learn the basics of genealogy. For details about each class, take a look at ourFeatured Events page.
I hope that when you visit your Library you will also take some time to visit the Sweet Café and enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack while also experiencing the many services provided to you. The Café is open Mon-Fri from 10am-2pm & 3pm-5pm.
The Billings Public Library has designated 2018 as the "Year of Financial Literacy." Throughout the course of the year, the Library, through various community partnerships, will provide programming, services, and educational opportunities for all residents of Yellowstone County.
The Library is many things to many people. It is our goal that every person who visits the Library leaves with a positive experience. A strong and popular library reflects well on the entire community.
Part of our ongoing improvement process involves reviewing feedback from you. We value your opinion of our Library and what we are doing to serve you. I appreciate the trust you place in the Library. If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me. If I can be of service to you in any way, please let me know.
We look forward to your visit!
Gavin J. Woltjer