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June 17, 2020, 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.
June 17, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
June 17, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Billings Public Library's YouTube Channel
Join us Miss Carla for a reading from a popular chapter book.
June 17, 2020, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Billings Public Library YouTube Channel
We will continue this popular program from home. On June 17th at 3pm we will be using Good Housekeeping Kids Cook! a cookbook available from our newest e-reader service Freading to prepare Peach Melba Breakfast Pops (around pg.23).
Freading allows for unlimited downloads of a book at the same time, perfect for an online cooking class. Download the freading app and check out this month’s book. Grab the ingredients and be ready to follow along on our YouTube channel.
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
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!
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.
June 17, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Remote
Just because the library is currently closed doesn’t mean that we can’t keep having some grand tabletop adventures! The TECH Lab is looking to start a remote weekly session of Dungeons and Dragons, so interested teens can contact Cody by email at email@example.com for more info. Once we have enough interested teens we will figure out a day and time that works for everyone, as well as the best way for everyone to meet remotely to play. No experience is required, we’re just looking for some hearty adventurers to play from the comfort of their own homes!