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  1. Library Garden Challenge

    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

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  2. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    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.

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  3. Introduction to Oil Painting with Terri Porta

    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 refdesk@billingsmt.gov 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.??

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  4. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 8, 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.

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  5. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 9, 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.

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  6. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 10, 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.

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  7. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 11, 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.

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  8. Tai Chi for Everyone presented by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Billings

    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.

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  9. Knitting Circle and Fiber Arts Group

    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!

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  10. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 12, 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.

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  11. Dementia Education Series: Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

    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)

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  12. Introduction to Oil Painting with Terri Porta

    June 13, 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 refdesk@billingsmt.gov 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.??

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  13. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 15, 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.

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  14. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 16, 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.

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  15. Adult Summer Reading Online Book Group Begins!

    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!

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  16. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 17, 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.

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  17. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 18, 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.

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  18. Tai Chi for Everyone presented by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Billings

    June 18, 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.

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  19. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 19, 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.

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  20. Introduction to Oil Painting with Terri Porta

    June 20, 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 refdesk@billingsmt.gov 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.??

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  21. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 22, 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.

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  22. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 23, 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.

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  23. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 24, 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.

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  24. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 25, 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.

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  25. Tai Chi for Everyone presented by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Billings

    June 25, 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.

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  26. Knitting Circle and Fiber Arts Group

    June 25, 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!

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  27. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 26, 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.

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  28. Introduction to Oil Painting with Terri Porta

    June 27, 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 refdesk@billingsmt.gov 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.??

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  29. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 29, 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.

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  30. Curbside pickup for hold items M-F 11am-4pm

    June 30, 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.

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  31. LitCentric Book Discussion Group

    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.

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