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August and September events for Adults at your Billings Public Library

Saturday, Aug. 23rd --Meet the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis! 
On Saturday, August 23rd, Billings Public Library will host Jennifer Pharr Davis, endurance athlete, speaker, and author of Called Again, Becoming Odyssa, and 46 Days. The program will be held at the Billings Public Library Community Room from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Click here for more information.
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Adult Summer Reading program has ended!

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Thanks to everyone who logged books, worked on puzzles, and attended the fun programs!  303 adults registered and 1,567 books were reviewed during this busy, warm summer.  Don't forget to check your account to see if you won a prize!  Grand Prize winners will be called on Thursday, July 31st and prizes can be collected after 11am.  Sorry, we are out of registration prizes.

"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 resumes in September with Group Classes

Tuesday, September 9,  Ereader Support Group
Tuesday, September 16,  Ereader Support Group
Tuesday, September 23,  Ereader Support Group
Tuesday, September 30,  Ereader Support Group

All classes begin at 4pm and meet in the second floor Computer Classroom.
Space is limited, registration is required!  Call us at 657-8258 or email us at   If you are unable to attend a class, please notify us as soon as possible.

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, August 21: The Dish, (2000), PG-13, 101 min The Dish Movie
Thursday Night Cinematic Escapes is moving to Friday afternoon!
Beginning on September 5, our next series of movies will air at 3pm in the first floor Community Room!
Bring snacks and friends and join us for this very exciting series:
"Native Spirit"
Friday, September
5: Smoke Signals, (1998), PG-13, 89 min.
Friday, September 19: Powwow Highway, (1989), R, 87 min.
Friday, October 3 : Thunderheart, (1992), R, 119 min.
Friday, October 17: Windtalkers, (2002), R, 134 min.
Friday, November 7: Imprint, (2009), PG-13, 84 min.
Friday, November 21: Skinwalkers, (2002), NR, 97 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 will be held on the first floor of the library in the Popular Materials Room on August 28.  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.