April is here!

2018 Royal Johnson Forum Series - Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour

Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour

The Billings Public Library Foundation is excited to bring Judy Woodruff to Billings on Monday, April 23rd for an exciting day of events as she shares her thoughts on the American media and world views! See the details on the Foundation webpage.

Natural & Other Disasters in Billings History

Monday, April 23rd @ 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Keen memories and saved photographs recall times when disaster has struck. Take in a sampling of photographs from natural disasters that have befallen Billings, including floods, blizzards and tornadoes. This presentation, based upon local newspaper accounts, photographs and oral histories, also includes other calamitous events such as murders and plane crashes. This program is presented by the Western Heritage Center and has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Billings Public Library.

April is Financial Literacy Month!  

piggy bankIn honor of the month, HRDC is teaming with the Library to offer special guests every Thursday throughout April.  Each speaker will offer valuable information to help you learn more about your household finances, and we will focus on a different topic each week: 

  • April 5th:  Budgeting
  • April 12th:  Insurance
  • April 19th:  Savings
  • April 26th:  Credit

Join us Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the 2nd floor Conference Room for these informal but informative sessions!  For more information, please call 406-206-2717. 

Coming in June - the Montana premiere of "The Hello Girls" documentary!

Saturday, June 2nd, at 1:00pm in the Community Room

In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. They swore Army oaths, wore uniforms, held rank, and were subject to military justice. By war's end, they had connected over 26 million calls and were recognized by General John J. Pershing for their service. When they returned home, the U.S. government told them they were never soldiers. For 60 years, they fought their own government for recognition. (from IMDB.com).

Come to the Library and view the 1st showing in Montana of this historic record of women veterans of World War I. We will be joined by James Theres, the producer and director, who will answer questions about his award-nominated film.

Free Fun on Fridays!

Fun Friday Events

Every Friday evening from the Friday after Labor Day until the Friday before Memorial Day, the Library features a fun and free event for families that are appropriate for all ages and generations. Check out the upcoming events on the Friday Night Fun page.