Adulting 101: Personal Finance

Adulting 101’s inaugural session will be about Personal Finances.  Below is an outline of the class, what will be covered, and outside sources to further your learning. Possible Topics: Money Management Borrowing Earning Power Investing Financial Services Insurance Living debt free About Credit Scores   MSU Extension Family Economics   MSU Extension Slid Finances PowerPay.org National Foundation for Credit Counseling...

BSBPL Book Club Suggestions

Here’s a list of possible titles to finish out 2018. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel by Bryn Greenwood As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer. Angels On A School Bus by Dr. Roberta K. Ray One dog being mistreated is one too many—so when a group of volunteers encounters a hoarder who is driving a bus crammed with over one hundred huskies and German shepherds, more than half of which are pregnant, they vow to do whatever it takes to rescue them.  Angels on a School Bus tells the remarkable story of this 2008 canine rescue, one of the largest operations in the United States, which took place in Butte, Montana. Camp Husky and its volunteers are a testament to the amazing impact a group of dedicated individuals can have when they work together and refuse to give up, no matter how dire the circumstances might be. Bear Town by Fredrick Backman  People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever...

First Fridays – World Museum of Mining

On Friday, February 5th, our noon time series will feature a talk by Jeanette Kopf for the World Museum of Mining.  Ms. Kopf will speak about the Museum’s events, education, and volunteer opportunities this summer. The World Museum of Mining is located on the campus of Montana Tech here in Butte.  Since the museum is 95% outside, it is open from April 1st through October 31.  It offers underground tours at both the 65 foot level and the 100 foot level.  This museum offers a glimpse into the history of Butte during its heyday and a unique partof our culture.   From their website: The World Museum of Mining was founded in 1963 when the close of Butte’s mining heyday was less than two decades away. In the end, Butte experienced a century of hard-rock mining and earned the reputation of being home to one of the world’s most productive copper mines of all time. The Museum exists to preserve the enduring history of  Butte and the legacy of its rich mining and cultural heritage. The World Museum of Mining is one of the few museums in the world located on an actual mine yard, the Orphan Girl Mine. With fifty exhibit buildings, countless artifacts, and sixty-six primary exhibits in the mine yard, visitors can spend a couple of hours to an entire day lost in the unfolding story. By walking the streets of Hell Roarin’ Gulch and venturing to the depths of the Orphan Girl Mine, you can almost see their blackened faces and hear their exhausted sighs at the conclusion of the workday.   For more information...