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March 19, 2019, All Day
Billings Public Library and The Friends of BPL invite you to celebrate National Poetry Month with us by participating in a poetry contest. Not only will there be cash prizes, but the top three poets will get some time in the spotlight by reading their winning submission at our Poetry Night on Tuesday, April 30th, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room!
The contest will be broken into three age groups: Children (age 0-12), Youth (age 13-19), Adults (age 20+) and three cash prizes will be awarded in each age group. Each poet may submit up to three poems for consideration. First Place in each group will receive $25.00, Second Place, $15.00 and Third Place, $10.00.
We will be accepting submissions starting March 18th through April 12th, and our winners will be announced on April 23rd. First place winners from each age group will get to read their winning poem at Poetry Night.
Happy writing, fellow poets! We look forward to receiving your submissions. Best of luck to you all.
March 20, 2019, All Day
March 21, 2019, All Day
March 21, 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.
March 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room
Amy McKinney, associate professor of history at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, discusses Harriette Cushman and her efforts to create a comprehensive poultry program in Montana. The first female poultry specialist in the United States, Cushman crossed many boundaries throughout her thirty-three-year career (1922-1955) with the Montana Extension Service. This program is presented in partnership with the Western Heritage Center.
March 22, 2019, All Day
March 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room
Come celebrate Women's History Month with a library-wide scavenger hunt! The hunt starts at 6:30pm under the Oculus; those who complete the hunt will win a prize!
March 23, 2019, All Day
March 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Community Room
The NW Film Center presents this short film collection each year, and we are pleased to have it back for its 5th year at Billings Public Library! Each year this independent film festival accepts entries from leading regional artists from Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska. After the event, a curated selection of the best short films are sent on tour, and you get to see them at BPL.
This year's tour features films from each represented state, including an entry From Parts Unknown movie still from Montana's Michael Workman. "From Parts Unknown" is a documentary about underground amateur wrestler Jesse "Madman" Manson, who finds himself having to make a decision about the sport that brought him self-expression but also multiple injuries. Workman's film received the festival Judge's Award for Stand Out Film.
March 24, 2019, All Day
March 25, 2019, All Day
March 26, 2019, All Day
March 26, 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.
March 27, 2019, All Day
March 27, 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!
March 28, 2019, All Day
March 28, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM @ Community Room
March 28, 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!
March 29, 2019, All Day
March 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room
Come and celebrate the awesomeness of Stranger Things! Eat Eggos, get your picture taken and more!
March 30, 2019, All Day
March 31, 2019, All Day