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July & August events for Adults at your Billings Public Library

This is the Last Week to Register and Log book reviews for prizes.  Summer Reading ends Saturday, July 26th!

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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.  Our Grand Prize drawings will be held next week, and pickup for any of the End of Program prizes will begin at 11:00 AM, July 31st.

"As You Wish": the Summer Reading Puzzle Answer Key

We have been asked if we would post the answers to the Summer Reading puzzles and we are pleased to do so.  Many thanks to everyone who participated in this activity this year--we had a great response!  And of course, congratulations to all the lucky winners!

Here are the answers to this year's puzzles

Tech Tuesday/eReader Support Group Classes

We're taking a brief break from our class schedules in August, but stay tuned for a list of classes and dates beginning again in September. 
All Technology 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. 

 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 (August 28) will be held on the first floor of the library in the Popular Materials Room.  Bring your fiber project and join us!

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.