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May 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - June 30, 2020, 5:00 PM
From Monday, May 18th through Tuesday, June 30th, participate in the Library Garden Challenge. Attempt to name all plants, trees, shrubs, roses, perennials and ornamental grasses on the library campus excluding areas closed to the public. The library campus includes: the parking lot islands, edges along North Broadway, parking area near the Dude Rancher Lodge, building’s north side along 6th Avenue North, and edges along North 29th Street. This activity can be done while the library is closed.
Top entries which name the most plants correctly, both common and Latin names, will go into a drawing for prizes worth over $100. Grand prize is a $50 Lowe’s gift card. 2nd prize is large planter with a $15 Lowe’s gift card and decorative wasp trap. 3rd prize is a gardening book (Rocky Mountain Fruit & Vegetable Gardening by Diana Maranhao) with $15 a Lowe’s gift card. Complete rules and submission form are available on the library's adult web page: https://billingslibrary.org/397/Adults
June 5, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Library has curbside pickup of items that have been on hold. While the library remains closed to public access, patrons with available holds will now be able to pick them up on the west side of the Library building on North 29th Street.
Patrons should wait for a notification from the library and then pick up their items curbside. This interim curbside service will be available Monday-Friday from 11 am. – 4 p.m. until further notice. Items will be sanitized prior to checkout.
For those who have library items checked out, they can be returned curbside when picking up holds or deposited in the drive-up book drop.
June 6, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join local artist Terri Porta as she guides us step-by-step through the exciting world of art and oil painting in this four-part introductory series! Each session will take place virtually through Zoom every Saturday in June from 2-3pm. Email email@example.com to sign up for this great new series; we will provide you with directions to connect to the program and a suggested supply list so you can paint along with Terri - no previous art experience is needed! We look forward to seeing you at this new-to-our library program.??
June 8, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 9, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 10, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 11, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 11, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
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.
June 11, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
We are the library's fiber arts enthusiasts who knit, crochet, embroider, spin, felt, and generally love fiber arts. 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!
June 12, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 12, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Community Room
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings. This program will prepare you to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association in partnership with the Billings Public Library. RSVPs are encouraged: 1-800-272-3900 (24/7 Helpline)
June 13, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
June 15, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 16, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 17, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ In BPL's Billings Bookmarks Facebook Group
Our summer book club is going online! In honor of this year's Summer Reading theme, "Imagine Your Story", we will be reading In Calabria by legendary author Peter S. Beagle, a tale about a farmer and the impossible guest who changes his life. This title is available for free digital download on Freading, our new online ebook resource, where it can be checked out with your BPL library card. Pick up a copy, then join us online in our Facebook group, The Billings Bookmarks, to discuss it with your fellow readers. We will be covering a few chapters each week, so it'll be easy to read along!
June 17, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 18, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 18, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
June 19, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 20, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
June 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 23, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 24, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 25, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 25, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
June 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
June 26, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
June 29, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 30, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 30, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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.