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January 23, 2019, 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!
January 24, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1:15 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.
January 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor Large Conference Room
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!
January 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room
Bring the family for an evening of trivia fun!
January 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join the Billings Public Library Board of Trustees to launch the week celebrating the library building’s 5th birthday. Take a step back in time to find out how the building came to be with a panel discussion moderated by Board Chair Roger Young. Hear the stories of the rewards and the challenges shared by retired Library Director Bill Cochran, retired Board Chair Shari Nault, Building Committee Chairs Frank Cross and Lloyd Mickelson, and Board Member Bill Lamdin. Then for the future? Library Director Gavin Woltjer will share his visions.
January 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Yellowstone Genealogy Forum will teach a class on how to use city directories, phone books and newspapers in genealogy research. Learn what kind of information can be extracted and how to use these resources together.
This is part of the Billings Public Library 5-year anniversary celebration!
January 29, 2019, 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.
January 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Community Room
Join us in welcoming Kevin Kooistra, Executive Director of the Western Heritage Center, for a look at the Library's 117-year history, which began in 1901 as a donation by the Billings family in memory of their son Parmly. We'll look at how the Library shaped our city, and was shaped by Billings in return.
January 31, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM @ Community Room
January 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room
Tim Lehman, history professor at Rocky Mountain College, will be the guest speaker for a program about how our ancestors came to Montana via rivers, trails and railroads. Enjoy this informative presentation sponsored by the Yellowstone Genealogy Forum. This event is part of the Billings Public Library 5-year anniversary celebration.