Upcoming Special Events

The Revenant

Sign up begins April 1 for May's One Book Billings discussion of THE REVENANT

Sign up begins April 1. Based on the life of frontiersman Hugh Glass, the novel is a harrowing tale of a man left for dead, and his will to avenge himself on those who left him behind. The Revenant inspired the award-winning film. Discussions will take place May 1-4, and you can join in a live Skype with author Michael Punke on Saturday, May 6. Sign up by stopping by the second floor Help Desk or by calling 657-8290. Books provided to participants courtesy of the Billings Public Library Foundation.

Native American Lecture Series

This month's guest speakers are Dyani Bingham and Will Parrish from the  Rocky Mountain Tribal Leadership Council. These discussions are held on the second Thursday of the month to discuss issues which affect the Native American community and the relations with larger society. Special guests highlight aspects of these issues. Thursday, April 13, 7 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:

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 April 27, 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, March 22nd, to discuss 1984 by George Orwell. 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 March we are reading Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie.  Email to sign up.

The 52-Week Challenge is Back!

Are you ready to stretch your reading muscles? Join us as we read a book a week in 2017. You choose the books, but we'll have mini-challenges along the way to get you out of reading comfort zones. We'll be conducting the challenge on Goodreads this year, as suggested by previous participants. You'll need to sign up for an account, if you don't already have one. Join our group at and start reading! The rules and the FAQs are on the group page.

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!