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  1. Blind Date with a Book!

    February 20, 2018, All Day @ Popular Materials Room

    Have you been searching for a book that will sweep you off your feet? You might just find your match at the Library in February! All month long, visit our display in the Popular Materials Room, and let a book "pick you up" with its first sentence. Then, you can rate your date and turn in your feedback for a chance to win a romantic prize! This year's prizes include an Enzo's gift certificate, a night at the movies courtesy of Art House Cinema and Pub, and a box of Brockel's Chocolates. Thank you so much to Art House and Brockel's for their contributions.

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  2. Blind Date with a Book!

    February 21, 2018, All Day @ Popular Materials Room

    Have you been searching for a book that will sweep you off your feet? You might just find your match at the Library in February! All month long, visit our display in the Popular Materials Room, and let a book "pick you up" with its first sentence. Then, you can rate your date and turn in your feedback for a chance to win a romantic prize! This year's prizes include an Enzo's gift certificate, a night at the movies courtesy of Art House Cinema and Pub, and a box of Brockel's Chocolates. Thank you so much to Art House and Brockel's for their contributions.

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  3. People and Perspectives: Russell Rowland

    February 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room

    Join us for the start of a new series highlighting community leaders in the fields of education, politics, society, media, business, medicine, and culture. The first program features well-known local author and BPL favorite Russell Rowland, who will explore his perspective on the creative writing process, the state of the arts community in Billings, and so much more.

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  4. Blind Date with a Book!

    February 22, 2018, All Day @ Popular Materials Room

    Have you been searching for a book that will sweep you off your feet? You might just find your match at the Library in February! All month long, visit our display in the Popular Materials Room, and let a book "pick you up" with its first sentence. Then, you can rate your date and turn in your feedback for a chance to win a romantic prize! This year's prizes include an Enzo's gift certificate, a night at the movies courtesy of Art House Cinema and Pub, and a box of Brockel's Chocolates. Thank you so much to Art House and Brockel's for their contributions.

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

    February 22, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Community Room

    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.

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  6. The Fellowship of the Fiber

    February 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Large Conference Room

    We are the library's fiber arts enthusiasts who knit, crochet, embroider, spin, felt, and generally love fiber. 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!

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  7. Black History Month: The USS Mason in World War II

    February 22, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room

    Most people are unfamiliar with the USS Mason, but the destroyer escort was the only vessel in the segregated, World War II Navy in which African-Americans had jobs other than as cooks and waiters. The crew was cited for their heroism, forty years later. The Black Heritage Foundation & Billings Public Library are sponsoring this series of programs.

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  8. Blind Date with a Book!

    February 23, 2018, All Day @ Popular Materials Room

    Have you been searching for a book that will sweep you off your feet? You might just find your match at the Library in February! All month long, visit our display in the Popular Materials Room, and let a book "pick you up" with its first sentence. Then, you can rate your date and turn in your feedback for a chance to win a romantic prize! This year's prizes include an Enzo's gift certificate, a night at the movies courtesy of Art House Cinema and Pub, and a box of Brockel's Chocolates. Thank you so much to Art House and Brockel's for their contributions.

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  9. Friday Night Fun - Snowman Party!

    February 23, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room

    Do you want to build a snowman? We will be celebrating the season with a snowman party. Join us at 6:30 for a craft, snacks and a showing of the movie “Frozen”.

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  10. Blind Date with a Book!

    February 24, 2018, All Day @ Popular Materials Room

    Have you been searching for a book that will sweep you off your feet? You might just find your match at the Library in February! All month long, visit our display in the Popular Materials Room, and let a book "pick you up" with its first sentence. Then, you can rate your date and turn in your feedback for a chance to win a romantic prize! This year's prizes include an Enzo's gift certificate, a night at the movies courtesy of Art House Cinema and Pub, and a box of Brockel's Chocolates. Thank you so much to Art House and Brockel's for their contributions.

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  11. Sidney Poitier Film Series: THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS!

    February 24, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Community Room

    The Black Heritage Foundation and Billings Public Library present a film series featuring Sidney Poitier. THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS! features Poitier in a role he originated in the film IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. When a prostitute is murdered in San Francisco's ritzy Nob Hill district, an anonymous tip implicates minister and political crusader Reverend Logan Sharpe (Landau). Lt. Virgil Tibbs (Poitier), who has known Sharpe for many years, asks to be assigned to the case in hopes of clearing his friend's name. So begins the detective's journey through a twisted maze of baffling evidence, frantic chases, deadly gunfire and bad alibis. Before long, Tibbs finds himself bitterly torn between his duty as a cop...and his loyalty to a friend.

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  12. Blind Date with a Book!

    February 25, 2018, All Day @ Popular Materials Room

    Have you been searching for a book that will sweep you off your feet? You might just find your match at the Library in February! All month long, visit our display in the Popular Materials Room, and let a book "pick you up" with its first sentence. Then, you can rate your date and turn in your feedback for a chance to win a romantic prize! This year's prizes include an Enzo's gift certificate, a night at the movies courtesy of Art House Cinema and Pub, and a box of Brockel's Chocolates. Thank you so much to Art House and Brockel's for their contributions.

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  13. Blind Date with a Book!

    February 26, 2018, All Day @ Popular Materials Room

    Have you been searching for a book that will sweep you off your feet? You might just find your match at the Library in February! All month long, visit our display in the Popular Materials Room, and let a book "pick you up" with its first sentence. Then, you can rate your date and turn in your feedback for a chance to win a romantic prize! This year's prizes include an Enzo's gift certificate, a night at the movies courtesy of Art House Cinema and Pub, and a box of Brockel's Chocolates. Thank you so much to Art House and Brockel's for their contributions.

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  14. Telling Your Story: Journaling for Older Adults

    February 26, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Community Room

    Learn how to tell the story of your life through journaling. Brenda Maas will lead this workshop and use her thirty years’ experience as a writer to show how journaling can help you document your life and legacy and how it can also be used as a therapeutic outlet. Maas will guide you through some brief writing prompts and will lead a short writing exercise. This program is sponsored by the Foster Grandparent Program in conjunction with the Billings Public Library Senior Outreach program. Don’t miss this fun event; the first 50 participants will receive a free journal and pen. Call 657-8255 to register.

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  15. Blind Date with a Book!

    February 27, 2018, All Day @ Popular Materials Room

    Have you been searching for a book that will sweep you off your feet? You might just find your match at the Library in February! All month long, visit our display in the Popular Materials Room, and let a book "pick you up" with its first sentence. Then, you can rate your date and turn in your feedback for a chance to win a romantic prize! This year's prizes include an Enzo's gift certificate, a night at the movies courtesy of Art House Cinema and Pub, and a box of Brockel's Chocolates. Thank you so much to Art House and Brockel's for their contributions.

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  16. Gardening Series: Houseplants with Claire from Gainan's

    February 27, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Community Room

    Join Gainan’s Garden Center Manager, Claire Johnson, as she explains how to care for houseplants including controlling pests and other common problems.

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  17. LitCentric Book Discussion

    February 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Large Conference Room

    Go off the beaten track with LitCentric. This book group meets on the last Tuesday of the month between January and October, and uses a combination of self-purchased books and Library book club kits.

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  18. Blind Date with a Book!

    February 28, 2018, All Day @ Popular Materials Room

    Have you been searching for a book that will sweep you off your feet? You might just find your match at the Library in February! All month long, visit our display in the Popular Materials Room, and let a book "pick you up" with its first sentence. Then, you can rate your date and turn in your feedback for a chance to win a romantic prize! This year's prizes include an Enzo's gift certificate, a night at the movies courtesy of Art House Cinema and Pub, and a box of Brockel's Chocolates. Thank you so much to Art House and Brockel's for their contributions.

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  19. Financial Literacy Series: Caring for Keepsakes

    February 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Community Room

    Join us for a recorded presentation on preserving and sharing a family legacy. Denise May Levenick offers practical preservation and storage tips for the most popular family treasures, from photographs to furniture, love letters to lockets. She is a writer, researcher, and speaker with a passion for preserving and sharing family treasures of all kinds. Thanks to Dorothy Long from DIL Appraisals for co-sponsoring this event.

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  20. The Turning Page Book Discussion Group

    February 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 2nd floor Reading Room

    The Turning Page 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. Call 657-8290 to register; if all copies of the month's book kit are checked out, patrons are welcome to obtain their own copy of the book and attend the meeting.

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