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July & August events for Adults at your Billings Public Library

Summer Reading Registration Continues!

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Our theme for the Adult Summer Reading program this year is "Literary Elements."  Win prizes by entering the books you read during the program, participate in fun events, and enter drawings by completing weekly puzzles!  Registration continues through July 26.  Programs for Adults end the week of July 21.

Register Now for Summer Reading 2014

Schedule of Summer Reading Events for Adults

Tuesday, July 15, 4-5pm - Food, Sun and Vitamin D - presented by Beverly McHugh, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Nutritionist from St. Vincent Healthcare

Events take place in the Library 1st floor Community Room.

eReader Support Group Classes

Thursday, July 24

All eReader classes are from 4-5pm and take place in the Library 2nd floor Computer Classroom. Registration is required.

Thursday Night Cinematic Escapes

In honor of our Literary Elements Summer Reading theme, we're happy to present "Science : Art  - Whether Fact or Fiction."  This series celebrates scientific achievement both in reality and the imagination. 

 moonmovie  Thursday, July 17: Moon, (2009), R, 97 min
 Thursday, July 31: October Sky, (1999), PG, 108 min
 gattacamovie  Thursday, August 7: Gattaca, (1997), PG-13, 106 min
 Thursday, August 21: The Dish, (2000), PG-13, 101 min

BPL Knitting Circle

The Knitting Circle meets every fourth Thursday of the month from 1pm - 2:30pm.  Our Circle is informal and open to all fiber artists, not just knitters.  We provide space, light, and good company with which to share ideas and inspiration.  Our next meeting (July 24) will be held on the first floor of the library in the Popular Materials Room.  Bring your fiber project and join us!

Book Discussion Groups

Tuesday, July 22 - The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean  *group is full
Wednesday, July 23 - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card  *this is a great book, sign up while there's still space!

Book discussion groups begin at 7pm in the 2nd floor Large Conference Room.
Registration is required.

See the movies that tie-in with the books!

Saturday, July 26, 10:30am - Adaptation, (2002), R, 114 min
Saturday, July 26, 2pm - Ender's Game, (2013), PG-13, 114 min

For Readers

Looking for something new to read?  Join one or two (or all 11!) of our Email Book Clubs. Each day we'll email you a 5-minute portion of a book. During the week you can read 2-3 chapters and decide if you want to check the book out of the library. Every Monday we start new books. You can choose among mysteries, business books, teen titles, even pre-publication! All you need to provide is your email address.
Find out more or sign up for an Email Book Club or check out our Readers' Corner blog.