Tai Chi in October and November 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.Tai Chi is part of our 2017 health and medical literacy series.
Thursdays at Noon:
October 19 in Large Conference Room
October 26 in Community Room
November 2, November 9, and November 16 in Community Room
Gardening Series: Landscape Design with Andrew Marble from Billings Nursery
Join Andrew he as talks about plant placement and size along with the basics of design. Thanks to the Yellowstone County Master Gardeners for co-sponsoring this event. For more information, call 657-8290. Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 5pm to 6pm, Community Room
Karen Stevens' Haunted Montana
Billings' favorite ghost hunter and author returns to the Library to update us on her travels around the state and the ghostly activity she has experienced. A favorite speaker and retired librarian, Stevens has been fascinated by ghosts from an early age, and has collected ghost stories from across Montana for 30 years. Just in time for Halloween, she will lead us on a virtual tour of hauntings around Montana in places you can visit--"if you dare!"
Audience members are welcome to share their own experiences and questions after the presentation as well. Won't you join us? Saturday, October 28th, 1:00 pm, Community Room
Places and Fables: An Author Visit by Poet Ron Hitchcock
Ron Hitchcock’s wide-ranging poetry celebrates and questions our existence in the natural world. Hitchcock writes with a biologist’s wisdom, joyful humor, and a disarming delight. The author was raised in New York, and earned graduate degrees in wildlife biology, which led to a professorship at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. Thursday, November 2nd, 7:00 pm, Community Room
Friday Night Fun: Geek Out! Supernatural
We're returning to the Supernatural world one more time to celebrate the little show with a big family! Join us for crafts, treats, and green screen photos. We will also be showing an episode that you can vote on by visiting our Facebook Event page. PLUS, play Supernatural Bingo for a chance to win autographs by the Supernatural Cast! Part of our Friday Night Fun Series, this event is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Library, and will happen on Friday, November 3rd, 6:30 pm in the Community Room.
Friday Night Fun: Native American Sign-Talking with Ron Garritson
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Library welcomes Ron Garritson, an expert in Plains Indian Sign Language. Garritson identifies himself as of Choctow, Cherokee, and European descent; he became fascinated with the beautiful sign language used by the elders on the Crow Reservation while living there in the 1970's. The study of the language became a lifelong pursuit. Please join us for this informative and entertaining discussion of the art of Plains Indian Sign Language. This event is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Library as part of our Friday Night Fun series. Friday, November 17th, 7:00 pm, 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 October 26th, in the second floor Large Conference Room. Bring your fiber project and join us!
November is NaNoWriMo!
Are you ready to write your novel this November? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and is a yearly challenge to help you get it done. We are partnering with local volunteers to provide a space and time for you to Come Write In! and enjoy the support of fellow participants.
- Kick-Off: Wednesday, November 1st, 6:30 pm
- Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Conference Room: November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.
- Saturdays from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Conference Room: November 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.