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September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room
What do the movies "Logan," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and "Watchmen" have in common? All began as influential comics and became iconic pop culture touchstones. Join us as we take a look at the interplay between pop culture and comics with our own Director, Gavin Woltjer.
This program also serves as an introduction to the Library's new Graphic Novel Book Club Kits! This group of ten kits includes titles for teens and adults, and have been funded by the generous support of The Friends of the Billings Public Library.
September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Large Conference Room
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.
September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room
Wednesday, September 26, 7pm, Community Room
Join Daniel Funderhide, President of The Council of Westmarch, for this introductory primer on how the world of JRR Tolkien's mythology "works", including the shape of the LOTR universe, its worldview, and its spiritual beings. Readers who are unfamiliar with Professor Tolkien's sublime classic, The Silmarillion, will find this presentation approachable and fascinating. Light refreshments will be provided and a prize for trivia winners.
The Council of Westmarch is an official smial (branch), of the Tolkien Society and is the only smial in Montana or within a four-state radius. You can connect with the Council of Westmarch online at https://www.facebook.com/councilofwestmarch/
September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 2nd floor Reading Room
The Turning Page reads books from the Library's book club kit collection, and meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except for a couple of hiatus months during the holidays and summer). Each kit contains 10 copies of the book, and are available on a first come, first served basis BUT readers are always welcome to obtain their own copy and join the fun!
September 27, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Community Room
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.
September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Large Conference Room
We are the library's fiber arts enthusiasts who knit, crochet, embroider, spin, felt, and generally love fiber. 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!
September 28, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room, 1st floor
Morgan and Merlin: Swords, Sorcery, and How to be a Hero: Told in under 55 minutes, this magical, mystical tale whisks us to another place and time where knights and dragons, kings and wizards rub elbows with a modern-day sorceress with a fantastic surprise up her bejeweled sleeve.
September 29, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community Room
Join John Palm from Bozeman Green Build, the same company who installed the library's solar panels and helped us get LEED certified, as he talks about green energy, including how solar panels work and how it is shaping our future.