Welcome to the Billings Public Library!
Located in beautiful downtown Billings, MT, the Billings Public Library strives to be a place of exploration, education, and inclusiveness that provides entertainment, research resources, music, computer technology, digitization services, and educational opportunities for our community.
November will be a fun & busy month at your Library. We will have our Food For Fines program returning from the 5th to the 16th, where you can pay your library fines with cans of food - 1 can=$5.
Our One Book Billings selection for November is The Immortal Irishman, Timothy Egan's award-winning biography of Thomas Meagher. Sign up at the reference desk by calling 657-8258 or stopping by, then attend the program about Meagher led by me on Saturday Nov 10th at 1pm in the Board Room.
The Civil Conversations topic this time is #MeTooMontana, on Tuesday Nov 13th. See Events for Adults for additional details.
Indulge your inner geek at our Harry Potter Geek Out on Saturday November 10th. Hunt for a horcrux, answer trivia, put your name in the Goblet of Fire - fun for all ages. The full schedule is on our Featured Events page.
Friday Night Fun has a stellar line-up for November. Join us Friday nights for a family-oriented program.
- Nov. 2: Cricut Crafts Night - make your own bookmarks, stickers, decals, and more
- Nov. 16: Native American Storytelling, Ledger Art, the clan system of the Crow, and pictograph craft
- Nov. 23: Board Game Night - a fun and soothing close to Black Friday
- Nov. 30: Harps and Crafts - make a holiday ornament
See many other programs and activities on our web pages, at Events for Adults, or our Featured Events, things for children to do on our Children's page, or just keep an eye on our events calendar. The library's web pages hold a wealth of information and activities for all ages.
Teen activities in November in the TECH Lab include the Teen Book Group, the D&D group, open lab days and evenings, and for gamers, there are Fortnite Fridays. Fortnite is now on the Nintendo Switch, so the TECH Lab is going to be hosting a couple hours of Fortnite mayhem every week. Swing by the Lab to hang out and try one of the best games around from 3-6pm on Fridays!
I hope that when you visit your Library you will also take some time to visit the Sweet Café and enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack while also experiencing the many services provided to you. The Café is open Mon-Fri from 10am-2pm & 3pm-5pm.
The Billings Public Library has designated 2018 as the "Year of Financial Literacy." Throughout the course of the year, the Library, through various community partnerships, will provide programming, services, and educational opportunities for all residents of Yellowstone County.
The Library is many things to many people. It is our goal that every person who visits the Library leaves with a positive experience. A strong and popular library reflects well on the entire community.
Part of our ongoing improvement process involves reviewing feedback from you. We value your opinion of our Library and what we are doing to serve you. I appreciate the trust you place in the Library. If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me. If I can be of service to you in any way, please let me know.
We look forward to your visit!
Gavin J. Woltjer