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Library Event Calendar

  1. Library Board meeting

    April 17, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Yellowstone Board Room

    Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Billings Public Library

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  2. TECH Lab Open House

    April 17, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Billings Public Library - 2nd Floor Integra Learning Lab

    Teens and their families are invited to explore the Teen Education & Creation Hub (TECH Lab) in the Integra Learning Lab on the 2nd floor of the Library. The three-day open house will showcase technology and equipment available to Billings teens in the lab. The TECH Lab will be a space for teens to learn and use 21st century technology to collaborate on and create exciting projects. The open house will provide a look into what the TECH Lab has to offer to Billings’ teens and provide information on the space.

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  3. Civil War 150th Anniversary Movie Series - The Horse Soldiers

    April 17, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Library 1st floor Community Room

    In recognition of the 150th anniversary of our nation's Civil War, Billings Public Library is proud to host a Civil War movie series. Movies will be shown throughout April & May. Second in our series is The Horse Soldiers (1959), starring John Wayne. Rating: NR Runtime: 119 Min Release Year: 1959 Director: John Ford Synopsis: A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines to destroy a rail/supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the commander. The secret plan for the mission is overheard by a southern belle who must be taken along to assure her silence. The Union officers each have different reasons for wanting to be on the mission.

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  4. Planting Tulips!

    April 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Craft Corner

    In collaboration with the Master Gardeners, children are welcome to come and plant tulips, make tulips and color! Come join an afternoon of fun and creativity! ages 7 -11 are welcome. Register at 657-8256

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  5. Story Time in Costume - Chicken Little

    April 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Billings Public Library and Nova Center for the Performing Arts present Story Time in Costume in the Community Room.

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  6. Author Talk: Kenneth Robison "Montana Territory and the Civil War"

    April 19, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Library 1st floor Community Room

    In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Kenneth G. Robison, author of “Montana Territory and the Civil War: A Frontier Forged on the Battlefield”, will read and discuss his book. Thousands of Civil War veterans emigrated west to Montana during and after the Civil war. Robison profiles prominent individuals who settled, developed and governed the Montana Territory. Some had served the Union cause and some served the Confederacy. During reconstruction, sympathizers on both sides erected monuments in Montana to commemorate the war.

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  7. Exhibit: “Leading the Way-Montana Woman Suffrage & the Struggle for Equal Citizenship”

    April 21, 10:00 AM - May 9, 5:00 PM @ Second Floor of the Library, under the skylight.

    The Billings Public Library hosts a 5-panel exhibit which chronicles the civic history of women in Montana. Montana women seized their right to vote in November, 1914, when suffrage was extended to most women in the state. To help celebrate this important centennial, an ad-hoc committee of staff from the Mansfield Library of the University of Montana created the exhibit, "Leading the Way-Montana Woman Suffrage & the Struggle for Equal Citizenship". Many national suffrage supporters looked west for inspiration. Montana passed its suffrage referendum six years before it the 20th amendment to the US Constitution became the law of the land. The traveling exhibit uses historic photographs, archival documents, and other rare materials to highlight the role that Montana women played in fulfilling the promise of democracy and their full rights of citizenship.

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  8. School's Out- Make and Take Monday- Children's Craft

    April 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Craft Corner

    We will be making Coffee Filter Butterflies! All children welcome! No registration required!

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  9. Poetry Reading: Danell Jones

    April 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room

    Join poet Danell Jones for a reading from her new chapbook of poems!   She will be reading from DESERT ELEGY, a finalist for the New Women’s Voices Prize in Poetry.   The reading is sponsored by the Writer’s Voice and the Billings Public Library. It is free and open to the public.

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  10. Tech Tuesday Computer Class:

    April 22, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Library 2nd Floor Computer Classroom

    Tech Tuesday computer classes in April. Make your reservations now! April 1: 4pm - 5pm, Everything You Read on the Internet is True! April 8: 4pm - 5pm, Ereader Support April 15: 4pm - 5pm, Basic Internet April 22: 4pm - 5pm, Ereader Support April 29: 4pm - 5pm, Introduction to Basic Computers

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  11. Night of Story Telling

    April 23, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Story Tower

    Join MSU-Billings and Billings Public Library for a night of Storytelling.

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  12. Teen Workshop on Podcasting

    April 24, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Billings Public Library Teen TECH Lab

    Learn the art of podcasting in our new Foster Sound Booth. Record and save digital files. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by calling 657-8290.

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  13. Gardening for Life - Family Gardening Demonstration and Book Signing

    April 26, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Billings Public Library

    International Food Gardeners, Wayne and Connie Burleson from Absarokee will give a presentation on Inexpensive Family Gardening that makes growing your own healthy food simple, fun, easy and extend the Billings growing season. They teach that creating super soils = healthy food = healthy people. Bring the kids and watch the demonstration. Kids will receive a free ‘Gardening for Life’ food growing kit. A book signing will follow in the Popular Materials Room.

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  14. Tech Tuesday Computer Class:

    April 29, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Library 2nd Floor Computer Classroom

    Tech Tuesday computer classes in April. Make your reservations now! April 1: 4pm - 5pm, Everything You Read on the Internet is True! April 8: 4pm - 5pm, Ereader Support April 15: 4pm - 5pm, Basic Internet April 22: 4pm - 5pm, Ereader Support April 29: 4pm - 5pm, Introduction to Basic Computers

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  15. Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors - Presented by the Yellowstone Genealogy Forum

    April 29, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library 1st floor Community Room

    According to the National Park Service, the Civil War was the first war in American history in which a substantial proportion of the adult male population participated. From 1861 to 1865, over 4 million American men fought on both sides in the Civil War. Was your ancestor one of them? Would you like to know more about him? There are millions of state and federal records and thousands of books that have preserved hundreds of thousands of soldiers' lives and wartime experiences. Many free websites offer searchable databases. Learn how to locate your ancestor's military record using these sources. Questions? Please call or email us! 406-657-8258 refdesk@ci.billings.mt.us

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