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August 2, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 30, 2017, 9:00 PM
Erin’s Exiled Children: The Irish of America and the Making of Modern Ireland” is an exhibit that will be on display during the month of August on the first floor. It features a series of narrative panels created in honor of the centennial of Ireland’s Easter Rising in 1916. It documents the Irish struggle for independence and the role the Irish in America played in keeping their traditions alive. The University of Montana (UM), the Butte Silver-Bow Archives, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Friends of Irish Studies in the West, and The Gathering created the exhibit. Viewing is free and open to the public during normal library hours. The exhibit is part of our tribute to Irish heritage during August.
August 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Large Conference Room
This is a time for you to speak directly with the Library Director, Gavin Woltjer about any thoughts, issues, or concerns you may have about the Billings Public Library. There is no set agenda. This is simply coffee and conversation.
August 22, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Take a mid-day break to join our staff, Kathy Robins and Lynne Puckett, as we explore various genealogy research topics. Research workshops will be on Tuesdays from Noon until 1 p.m. through October 31 in the Computer Classroom. We'll introduce new information each week and leave plenty of time to assist you in your research. Bring your questions and explore your ancestral roots! This week's topic: Land records .
August 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Large Conference Room
The Knitting Circle meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 1pm. 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 group meets in the second floor Large Conference Room. Bring your fiber project and join us!
August 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join Ambassador Jeannine Jackson, a Sheridan, Wyoming native, and her husband, Mark Jackson in a discussion on their military and Foreign Service careers. The pair will cover what diplomats do, why the work is important and the challenges and opportunities encountered in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The couple’s careers span more than 30 years with assignments in Germany, Korea, Gambia, Switzerland, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Iraq, Malawi and Washington D.C.
President Bush nominated Jeanine as Ambassador to Burkina Faso from 2006 – 2009, the first ambassadorial nomination for a career diplomat from Wyoming. From 2009 -2011, she managed the world’s largest embassy in Baghdad, Iraq for which she received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Honor Award while Mark oversaw 26 teams building governmental capacity in districts throughout Iraq. Jeanine served as U.S. Ambassador to Malawi from 2011-2014.
August 28, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ 2nd Floor Computer Classroom
Have you been thinking about using Facebook but aren’t sure it’s right for you? Maybe you already have an account but could use a bit of extra help navigating the site. Join us as we learn how Facebook works and to stay in touch with family and friends. We will also have lots of time at the end of class for one-on-one assistance.
This class is for adults and older adults who already have a basic knowledge of computer and internet use. Space is limited. Please call 657-8255 to reserve your spot.
August 29, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Take a mid-day break to join our staff, Kathy Robins and Lynne Puckett, as we explore various genealogy research topics. Research workshops will be on Tuesdays from Noon until 1 p.m. through October 31 in the Computer Classroom. We'll introduce new information each week and leave plenty of time to assist you in your research. Bring your questions and explore your ancestral roots! This week's topic: Digital Public Library of America and Montana Memory Project.
August 29, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Community Room
When a neighbor's house catches fire, when a military family needs to get word overseas, when you want to learn CPR, when there's a natural disaster in the world, who helps? Come learn more about the impact here at home and abroad from Ginger Roll, of the Montana Chapter of the American Red Cross, on Tuesday, August 29, at Noon in the Community Room. (Bring your lunch if you like!)
August 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Large Conference Room
LitCentric 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. Sign up by emailing or stopping by the second floor Help Desk. *We're trying to save the planet, so make sure you bring your own mug for coffee!