Upcoming Special Events

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Sign up for Summer Reading! 

It's time to "Build a Better World" with Billings Public Library's Summer Reading program for all ages.  You can sign up now and begin logging books and activities:  programming begins the first week of June. 

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Community Forum - BPL Strategic Planning

Help the Library reach new heights! Come to the Library and share your ideas on how the Library can better serve our community. May 22nd in the Community Room, 12:00-1:00 pm

Family Trivia Night: Robotics Themed Trivia

Join us for a fun night of robot themed trivia! Phillips 66 has provided a generous grant to the library for the creation of 6 STEAM crates that will soon be available for check-out, and we are going to hold a trivia night for each of the crates! This session will focus on robotics, so bring the family and come down for snacks, prizes, and a look at the Robotics Crate and all of the equipment that will come with it! Registration is required, so call 657-8290 to sign a team up today! Tuesday, May 23rd 6:30-8:30 pm in the Community Room.

Civility in America: A Panel Discussion

Citizens of all political persuasions have been dismayed at the name-calling and strife that has taken the place of respectful debate. Come join in a thoughtful discussion of the state of civility in our society with panelists Dr. Samuel Boerboom – MSU-Billings , Dr. Jolane Flanigan – Rocky Mountain College, Mr. David Crisp – Last Best News, and Rev. Mike Mulberry – Billings First Congregational Church. Thursday, May 25th, 6:30-8:20 pm in the Community Room

Classes, Crafting Groups, and Book Discussions

Every month we provide a range of classes and meetings, ranging from Montana Library 2 Go tutorials to crafting circles:

60 Minute Tech:  E-Reader Support
Learn how to use Montana Library 2 Go to download digital e-books and audiobooks to your mobile device or PC.  Please call 657-8290 to register for one of the classes, which will be held May 16th in the Computer Classroom from 4:00-5:00 pm.

BPL Knitting Circle

The Knitting Circle meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 1 pm.  Our Circle is informal and open to all fiber artists, not just knitters.  We provide space, light, and good company with which to share ideas and inspiration. Our next meeting is on May 25, in the second floor Large Conference Room. Bring your fiber project and join us!
Library Book Groups! 
The Library sponsors two book discussion groups which are sure to whet your appetite for something different:

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 will meet next on Wednesday, May 24th, to discuss Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman. We gather in the 2nd floor Reading Room at 7pm. Call 657-8290 to register.

LitCentric Book Discussion Group

  meets every 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.  For May we are reading The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen.  Email to sign up.

Looking for your Next Favorite Book or Movie? 

Visit our Readers' Corner to find out what members of our Library Staff are reading and watching.  You will see what we are excited about, and can join in the conversation!  To learn about the latest hot titles, check out Book Sizzle.  Then come back next week;  we update these pages regularly!