While the Library is closed, it’s a great time to discover the resources BPL offers online. Check out e-books and audiobooks, take a class, learn a new language, stream your favorite music and much more. Try it out today!
Don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds - BPL will also be posting links to other great sites that have other ways to educate, entertain and distract you!
One Book Billings
Sign up now for the March Discussion of Ivan Doig's Bucking the Sun. Register by calling 406-657-8290 or emailing email@example.com. You will be asked to provide your email address to send the Zoom link prior to the discussion.
Choose from the following Zoom discussion sessions:
- Terra Beth on Monday, March 1st @ 5:30pm
- Bernie Q on Monday, March 1st @ 7:00pm
- Cheryle on Tuesday March 2nd @ 4:00pm
- Roger & Bernie R. on Tuesday, March 2nd @ 7:00pm
- Kris on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7:00pm
- Corby on Thursday, March 4th @ 5:30pm
- Jen on Thursday, March 4th @ 7:00pm
One Book Billings will host a virtual speaker talk about Doig and Bucking the Sun with Cara Chamberlain through Zoom on Saturday, March 6th. The event link will be provided to participants. Check out our One Book Billings page.
Take and Make Valentine's Wreath Craft
The Great Billings Book Hunt
Challenge yourself in the Great Billings Book Hunt! Monthly activities encourage you to search for titles outside your comfort zone. Log your books and complete our challenges, and you might even win a prize.
Take a Chance with Blind Date with a Book
February 1st - 28th
We’re going curbside with this popular program in addition to an updated in-house version! Curbside, just ask us for a Blind Date book bag, we’ll select a title from our list of staff recommendations and check it out for you to try. if you're in the building grab one of our Blind Date Book bags from the display shelf in the oculus and check it out. Then, you can “Rate Your Date” by filling out the form below to be entered into our prize drawing!
(You have until March 15th at midnight to submit your ratings forms.)
Library Book Groups!
The Library sponsors book discussion groups which are sure to whet your appetite for something different:
Turning Page Book Discussion Group
Our current book is Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, and we will be holding our meeting online on Wednesday, February 24th, at 7:00 pm. Please email us for more information.
LitCentric Book Discussion Group
We use a combination of self-purchased copies and library book club kits. We will be meeting virtually on March 30th at 7pm to discuss Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Email us to sign up!
Billings Bookmarks: An Online Book Group
We want to talk with you about what you’re reading! As part of The Billings Bookmarks, you can share thoughts about your current reads, connect with fellow Billings readers, and have some fun. In February, we will be reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles together! Come to the Facebook Group Page for more information.
Graphics: A Graphic Novel Book Group
A joint project with Adult and Teen Services, this intergenerational book group will feature selections from our Graphic Novel Book Kits and Freading ebooks for our online discussions. Our next selection is Lone Wolf and Cub, vol. 1, by Kazuo Koike, which can be checked out on BPL's Freading site with a library card. We will meet at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 3rd. Email us for more information.