Upcoming Special Events

Sign up for May's One Book Billings

a-bloom-of-bonesMay's book discussions will feature A Bloom of Bones by Montana writer Allen Morris Jones. 

Eli Singer, a rancher and poet in remote Eastern Montana, sees his life upended when a long-buried corpse—which turns out to be a murder victim from Eli's childhood—erodes out of a hillside on his property. This discovery forces Eli to turn inward to revisit the tragic events in his past that led to a life-changing moment of violence, while at the same time he must reach outside himself toward Chloe, a literary agent from New York whom he is falling in love with. 

Sign up by stopping by the 2nd floor help desk or calling 657-8290.

Tai Chi for Everyone presented by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Billings

In the Taoist tradition, a person's health depends on the harmony of body, mind, and spirit. The Taoist Tai Chi arts exercise the entire physiology, including the tendons, joints, connective tissue and the internal organs. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing that allows movement, including grip-less, flat-soled shoes, and should be prepared to sign a waiver.Thursdays at Noon in the Community Room on April 26.

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 26th:  Credit

Join us Thursdays at 5:30 pm in the 2nd floor Conference Room for these informal but informative sessions!  For more information, please call 406-206-2717. 

The Fellowship of the Fiber 

Thursday, April 26, 1 pm, Large Conference Room
We are the library's fiber arts enthusiasts who knit, crochet, embroider, spin, felt, and generally love fiber arts.  We get together the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month to talk about what we enjoy the most and share projects.  If you're a newbie at the fiber craft game, we can help you learn!  This is our Fellowship, we look forward to your company!

Geek Out! May the Fourth Be With You!

2018 Geek Out star wars cantina The Cantina will be open for our final Geek Out of the season, on fandom's chosen day of Star Wars celebration!  Come down for crafts, costumes, photo ops, and family friendly beverages.  We are expecting some special guests, our local Mandalorian Mercs, and face painter Terri Porta!  We'll also be screening the Special Edition of the movie that started everything, A New Hope.  Doors open 6:15 pm on Friday, May the Fourth, in the Community Room. 

Downloading Digitally @ the Library

You are using Montana Library 2 Go to check out e-books and audiobooks, but have you been introduced to Libby, its newest app?  Did you know you can also check out digital magazines with your library card and the RB  Digital app or stream free music through Freegal?  Find out more about how to access our 24/7 Library digital collections with your device!  Computer Classroom, May 9th, at 4:00 pm. *Registration is required: Please call 657-8290 to sign up.

Native Lecture Series

Adrian Jawort will lead a discussion with a representative of the Buffalo Field Campaign, an organization that works to stop the slaughter of wild buffalo herds . This program will be held Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 pm in the Community Room.


One Book Billings Author Visit: Allen Morris Jones

Writer Allen Morris Jones, author of A Bloom of Bones, the May One Book Billings selection, will be at the Library to talk about his novel. The program will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 1:00 pm in the Community Room.

Sign Up for Summer Reading Begins May 14

GeLibraries Rockt 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. 

volcanoFriday Fun: Learning About Volcanoes

May 18 is the anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington. We'll learn a bit about that eruption and what causes volcanic explosions. Weather permitting, there may be a small eruption in the Community Room garden. Join us at 6:30 pm, Friday May 18 in the Community Room.

Adulting 101:  Square Foot Gardening with Amy Grandpresquare foot gardening photo by Korye Logan via

 We're launching a new series designed to help you learn useful skills to navigate your Adult years!  First up, learn how to get big gardening returns in small spaces by using Square Foot Gardening techniques.  Tuesday, May 29th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm in the Community Room.

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 gather in the 2nd floor Reading Room at 7pm. Our next meeting will be March 28th, when we will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Call 657-8290 to register.

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! We're currently reading The Lost City of Z by David Grann.
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!