Adults

The Library is now open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.

 CURBSIDE PICK-UP service continues Monday - Friday from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

Find more information about changes to our services visit our FAQs page.

Online Resources

While Woman using tablet computer Opens in new windowthe 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 refdesk@billingsmt.gov. You will be asked to provide your email address to send the Zoom link prior to the discussion. 

One Book Billings LogoChoose 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.

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Take and Make Valentine's Wreath Craft

Starting Monday, Feb. 1st, celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a paper heart wreath. Kits are available on a first come, first serve basis through curbside service and the 2nd Floor Help Desk. No registration necessary. Suitable for adults, teens and older children. Available while supplies last. Email refdesk@billingsmt.gov for more information.



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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. 


February's Challenge is Screwball Comedies! The genre is defined by absurd situations and laugh out loud comedy; think Janet Evanovich, Pat McManus, Douglas Adams. Find a book in this vein, read it, and then tell us if it made you laugh!

In addition, don't forget to also log your book via the "Log Reading Button" on your home page.  This challenge is open from February 1st - 28th.  A new challenge will be available on March 1st.

 Sign up here. 

Blind Date with a bookTake 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!

Rate Your Date Form 

(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. 

Looking for your Next Favorite Book or Movie? 

Visit our Readers' Corner to find out what members of our Library Staff are reading and watching.  You will see what we are excited about, and can join in the conversation!  To learn about the latest hot titles, check out Book Sizzle.  Then come back next week;  we update these pages regularly!