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  1. Calendar Overlay Bookmobiles Calendar (11)
  2. Calendar Overlay Children's Calendar (15)
  3. Calendar Overlay Main Calendar (7)
  4. Calendar Overlay Teen Calendar (14)

Bookmobiles Calendar

  1. Bookmobile at 925 North 18th; North Park; Banff & 3700 Crater Lake; 30th St W & Howard

    July 22, 2019, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bookmobile

    11:00-12:00 Rainbow House, 925 North 18th 12:15- 1:20 North Park 2:45-3:45 Banff & 3700 Crater Lake 4:00-5:00 30th St W & Howard

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  2. Senior Outreach at Avantara (formerly Billings Health & Rehab)

    July 23, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

    The Senior/Homebound Outreach Program makes monthly visits to Senior residential facilities and nursing homes, bringing the experience of browsing for Library materials right inside the doors.

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  3. Bookmobile at Elder Grove School; Energy Blvd & Daystar Drive; Robbie & 45th St W

    July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Bookmobile

    2:00-3:15 Elder Grove School, 1532 S 64th St W 4:00 -5:00 Energy Blvd & Daystar Drive 6:00-7:30 Robbie & 45th St W

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  4. Senior Outreach at Wyndstone

    July 23, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    The Senior/Homebound Outreach Program makes monthly visits to Senior residential facilities and nursing homes, bringing the experience of browsing for Library materials right inside the doors.

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  5. Senior Outreach at Bella Terra Billings (Formerly Valley Health & Rehab)

    July 24, 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

    The Senior/Homebound Outreach Program makes monthly visits to Senior residential facilities and nursing homes, bringing the experience of browsing for Library materials right inside the doors.

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  6. Bookmobile at Shepherd Senior Meal Site; Brush Meadow Apts; Hemingway & Poe

    July 24, 2019, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bookmobile

    11:30-1:00 Shepherd Senior Meal Site, 5541 Haynes Rd 2:00-3:30 Brush Meadow Apts, 1203 Lake Elmo Road 3:45-4:45 Hemingway & Poe

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  7. Senior Outreach at The Vista

    July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Senior/Homebound Outreach Program makes monthly visits to Senior residential facilities and nursing homes, bringing the experience of browsing for Library materials right inside the doors.

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  8. Senior Outreach at Sage Tower

    July 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    The Senior/Homebound Outreach Program makes monthly visits to Senior residential facilities and nursing homes, bringing the experience of browsing for Library materials right inside the doors.

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  9. Bookmobile at Custer Senior Center & Pompey's Pillar

    July 25, 2019, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bookmobile

    11:30-2:00 Custer Senior Center 3:00-4:00 Pompey's Pillar

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  10. Senior Outreach at Parkview Care Center

    July 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Senior/Homebound Outreach Program makes monthly visits to Senior residential facilities and nursing homes, bringing the experience of browsing for Library materials right inside the doors.

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  11. Bookmobile at Senior Meal Site, 1505 Ave D; Poly & Westfield; Bobby Jones & 54th

    July 26, 2019, 11:30 AM - 4:45 PM @ Bookmobile

    11:30-1:00 Senior Meal Site, 1505 Ave D 2:00-3:30 Poly & Westfield 4:00-4:45 Bobby Jones & 54th

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Children's Calendar

  1. Musical Universe

    July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Community Room

    Explore the universes of music we can find here on our own planet! Kids will learn about Kurdish folk music and Brazilian Embolada in a class that encourages them to move and make music of their own.Please register your 6-8 year old in person at the Children’s Desk or call 406-657-8256.

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  2. Tuesday Story Time Tales

    July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come enjoy Stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 3 to 6 years old.

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  3. Wednesday Tales and Tots Story Time

    July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come enjoy Stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 2 to 3 years old.

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  4. Jr. Adventure - National Geographic Lego Layout

    July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community Room

    What can you build with Legos? Towers, bridges, people, and so much more! Let’s explore the Giant National Geographic Montana Map and build a replica with Legos! Please register your 6-8 year old in person at the Children’s Desk or call 406-657-8256.

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  5. Wednesday Fun

    July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Where LEGOs, games and imaginations come together! Come enjoy free play with LEGOs of all sorts of colors and shapes. Try putting together a car, house or even a helicopter! If LEGOs are not your thing, come play games with your child. Wednesday Fun will be back in the Craft Corner for children and families to enjoy!

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  6. Thursday Story Time Tales

    July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come enjoy Stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 3 to 6 years old.

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  7. Thursday Afternoon Books and Babies Lapsit

    July 25, 2019, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

    Books & Babies - come read and sing with your baby! For children 0-2 years old and their caregivers.

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  8. Friday Morning Books and Babies Lapsit

    July 26, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

    Books & Babies - come read and sing with your baby! For children 0-2 years old and their caregivers.

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  9. Wise Wonders: Science Demo

    July 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Craft Corner

    Join staff from the Wise Wonders Children’s Museum as they perform a science demonstration geared towards kids. Please register your 8-12 year old in person at the Children’s Desk or call 406-657-8256.

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  10. Friday Fun

    July 26, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Where LEGOs, games and imaginations come together! Come enjoy free play with LEGOs of all sorts of colors and shapes. Try putting together a car, house or even a helicopter! If LEGOs are not your thing, come play games with your child. Wednesday Fun will be back in the Craft Corner for children and families to enjoy!

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  11. Saturday Stories

    July 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays for children of all ages

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  12. Classical Music Story Time: Peter and the Wolf

    July 29, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM @ Story Tower

    Join us for a new special story time series that brings music and storytelling together! This week, we’ll revisit one of the most iconic pieces of children’s music ever written: Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. No registration required.

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  13. Tuesday Story Time Tales

    July 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come enjoy Stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 3 to 6 years old.

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  14. Wednesday Tales and Tots Story Time

    July 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come enjoy Stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 2 to 3 years old.

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  15. Wednesday Fun

    July 31, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Where LEGOs, games and imaginations come together! Come enjoy free play with LEGOs of all sorts of colors and shapes. Try putting together a car, house or even a helicopter! If LEGOs are not your thing, come play games with your child. Wednesday Fun will be back in the Craft Corner for children and families to enjoy!

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Main Calendar

  1. Fighting Consumer Fraud and Scams

    July 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will give you a comprehensive look at the current state of fraud in Montana. You will learn about some of the most common scams you might encounter, what to watch out for and how you can protect yourself and your family. This program has been created by Montana AARP and the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Montana State Attorney General. It will be presented by Al Ward, the current volunteer state President for Montana AARP and president of the Montana Crime Prevention Association.

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  2. Local Government Seminar - Session 3

    July 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    The League of Women Voters of Billings and BPL present a series of evening courses on how city government works and how residents can get more involved. Session 3 is on July 24 at 5:30 and is entitled: Getting Involved in Local Government - How can I have a voice? Featured topics are:

    -- Wyeth Friday, City Planning and Community Services Director will discuss Neighborhood Task Forces

    -- City Advisory Boards

    -- Voter statistics and the importance of voting presented by the League of Women Voters.

    Sessions are July 11, 17 and 24 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Library Community Room. Come to one session or attend them all! Details and signup at www.lwvbillings.org.

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

    July 25, 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.

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  4. Russia: Beyond the Riddle within the Enigma (Royal Johnson Forum)

    July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Russia is a country that conjures feelings of query, curiosity, and maybe a bit of fear. What do we need to know to understand this country? Is it knowing Russian history, their politics, or their people?

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12-1:30 pm

    Library Community Room

    Luncheon with author Nick Daniloff - ”Russia Today: Déjà vu all over again”

    Tickets: $50

    July 25 - 6-7 pm

    Private Reception – Meet Dr. Matthew Rojansky and Nicholas Daniloff

    Heavy appetizers and wine

    MSU-B - Glacier Room

    Tickets: $100 includes reserved seat for evening presentation

    July 25 - 7-8:30 pm

    Free Community Forum with keynote speaker Dr. Matthew Rojansky

    “U.S. – Russia Relations: Risks, Reality and Opportunity” followed by panel discussion with Dr. Rojansky and Nick Daniloff

    MSU-B - Petro Theater

    For tickets and more information:

    www.billingslibraryfoundation.org

    406-237-6149

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  5. Fellowship of the Fiber

    July 25, 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!

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  6. Astronomy Program: Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos

    July 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Community Room

    Join Shane Larson as he discusses the cosmic vastness, how our understanding of the universe has expanded with time, and how we came to understand our place in it. Shane Larson is a research associate professor of physics at Northwestern University, where he is the Associate Director of CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics). He works in the field of gravitational wave astrophysics, specializing in studies of compact stars, binaries, and the galaxy.

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  7. LitCentric Book Discussion Group

    July 30, 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.

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Teen Calendar

  1. Light Painting

    July 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Learn how to draw with lights and learn photography techniques used to capture images of the stars. Sign up at 657-8290

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  2. TECH Lab Open Lab

    July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ TECH Lab

    The TECH Lab is the library's digital learning lab that's just for teens. Come to the lab to learn about 3D printing, use our audiobooth to record and mix music, build and program some robots, and much more! Teens can also come to hang out and be social, as we have lots of board games and gaming consoles. Plus, it's all free!

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  3. Teen Podcast: Space

    July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    How many ears does Spock have? Three. A left ear, a right ear, and a final front ear. On July 24, we'll create a space-themed podcast. Join us and tell your favorite space joke or story. Call 657-8290 to sign up.

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  4. TECH Lab Open Lab

    July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ TECH Lab

    The TECH Lab is the library's digital learning lab that's just for teens. Come to the lab to learn about 3D printing, use our audiobooth to record and mix music, build and program some robots, and much more! Teens can also come to hang out and be social, as we have lots of board games and gaming consoles. Plus, it's all free!

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  5. Coding: Create your own world

    July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Create your very own adventure world game with multiple levels using Scratch coding. Call 657-8290 to sign up for this teen coding workshop.

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  6. TECH Lab Open Lab

    July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ TECH Lab

    The TECH Lab is the library's digital learning lab that's just for teens. Come to the lab to learn about 3D printing, use our audiobooth to record and mix music, build and program some robots, and much more! Teens can also come to hang out and be social, as we have lots of board games and gaming consoles. Plus, it's all free!

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  7. Eggstronaut Landing

    July 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Can you protect your vulnerable "eggstronaut" as it suffers the re-entry into Earth's atmosphere? Join us in the Community Room to see how your shuttle measures up. Call 657-8290 to sign up.

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  8. TECH Lab Open Lab

    July 26, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ TECH Lab

    The TECH Lab is the library's digital learning lab that's just for teens. Come to the lab to learn about 3D printing, use our audiobooth to record and mix music, build and program some robots, and much more! Teens can also come to hang out and be social, as we have lots of board games and gaming consoles. Plus, it's all free!

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  9. Dungeons & Dragons

    July 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ TECH Lab

    Join us for epic adventures and world building mayhem as we strive to tame the wilds of the West Marches! Help build and cultivate a city, explore the wilderness, and defeat terrifying monsters as you learn the ins and outs of 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. You don't need any previous experience with the game, and you don't have to commit to a weekly session. The West Marches campaign is designed for drop in/drop out play, so swing by the TECH Lab on Saturday and see what adventures are underway!

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  10. TECH Lab Open Hours

    July 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ TECH Lab

    The TECH Lab is the library's digital learning lab that's just for teens. Come to the lab to learn about 3D printing, use our audiobooth to record and mix music, build and program some robots, and much more! Teens can also come to hang out and be social, as we have lots of board games and gaming consoles. Plus, it's all free!

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  11. TECH Lab Open Lab

    July 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ TECH Lab

    The TECH Lab is the library's digital learning lab that's just for teens. Come to the lab to learn about 3D printing, use our audiobooth to record and mix music, build and program some robots, and much more! Teens can also come to hang out and be social, as we have lots of board games and gaming consoles. Plus, it's all free!

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  12. TECH Lab Open Lab

    July 30, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ TECH Lab

    The TECH Lab is the library's digital learning lab that's just for teens. Come to the lab to learn about 3D printing, use our audiobooth to record and mix music, build and program some robots, and much more! Teens can also come to hang out and be social, as we have lots of board games and gaming consoles. Plus, it's all free!

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  13. Teen Podcast: Memes

    July 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Memes. Let's talk about them. The TECH Lab is creating a podcast on memes and internet culture. Call 657-8290 to sign up.

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  14. TECH Lab Open Lab

    July 31, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ TECH Lab

    The TECH Lab is the library's digital learning lab that's just for teens. Come to the lab to learn about 3D printing, use our audiobooth to record and mix music, build and program some robots, and much more! Teens can also come to hang out and be social, as we have lots of board games and gaming consoles. Plus, it's all free!

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