Author’s Talk: Montana Noir @ BSBPL

ABOUT THE EVENT Butte-Silver Bow Public Library is proud to announce our lunch time event with the authors of Montana Noir.  From noon to one on September 26th, David Abrams, James Grady, Keir Graff, and Yvonne Seng will read from their stories and answer questions.  This event will take place on the third floor of the uptown branch. ABOUT THE BOOK Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Montana is a state that many Americans know very little about, but its criminal dimensions can sometimes run as deep as anywhere else in the country. Whether the setting is urban (or what passes for urban in Montana) or rural, or somewhere in between, the stories in this volume bring the full state to life . . . or death. Featuring brand-new stories by: David Abrams, Caroline Patterson, Eric Heidle, Thomas McGuane, Janet Skeslien Charles, Sidner Larson, Yvonne Seng, James Grady, Jamie Ford, Carrie La Seur, Walter Kirn, Gwen Florio, Debra Magpie Earling, and Keir Graff.   For more information about the book tour,...

2018 Fundraising Calendar: Call for Submissions

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library is seeking submissions for their 2018 Fundraising Calendar.  Entries should be digital copies of any medium that portray Butte past or present.  An image will be chosen for each month plus a cover image.  Copies of the calendar will be sold at through the library at our branches and various events around town for the purpose of raising funds for the library collections, events, and facilities.  Contributors will get full credit for any submitted artwork. Submissions are due by October 1st, 2017.  Calendars will be printed and available for sale during November and December.  All submission will be displayed in the Carle Gallery throughout January 2018. Submissions should be delivered electronically either by email or flash drive.  For more information, please visit our website at www.buttepubliclibrary.info or contact Shari Curtis at 406-723-3361  or email at...

Get Eclipse: All American Eclipse August 21st

On August 21st, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible from much of the continental United States.  Butte will experience an eclipse of up to 90% at its apex at 11:33 am.  Since this eclipse will only be view-able from the US, it is being called the All American Eclipse.  This phenomenon will not occur again until 2024–so be sure to catch it this year! The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library will host a viewing party at our uptown branch on August 21st from 11:00 am to noon.  Information on eclipses, activities, and eclipse glasses will be available. NASA’s Official Eclipse page and more information about this phenomenon. Educational Materials...

Book Club Reading Suggestions for Fall

Here are the suggestions for BSBPL book club reads for fall: The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York — the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America. Meagher’s rebirth in America included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade from New York in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War — Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg. Twice shot from his horse while leading charges, left for dead in the Virginia mud, Meagher’s dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by war, would return to Ireland and liberate their homeland from British rule. The hero’s last chapter, as territorial governor of Montana, was a romantic quest for a true home in the far frontier. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence. The Big Burn by Timothy Egan On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye....

New Database: EdReady Montana

Need Help With Math? Free online math tutoring for Montana students. Personalized Learning Path   Anytime/Anywhere   For Schools or Individuals EdReady Montana is a free, online customized math readiness tool designed to help you achieve your math goals at your own pace.  The EdReady initial assessment identifies your math strengths and weaknesses, and uses this information to build upon your current skills.  EdReady can fit many different math needs, providing support tailored to you.  All Montanans,from upper elementary through high school and adult learners. EdReady can help you prepare for the HiSET, ACT, SAT, and GRE.  It can help grade school students raise their test scores and patch gaps in math skills. Visit edreadymontana.org to find out more and sign up for the...