Gardening Series: Ruth Jones from Bee Excellent Apiary

  Our Gardening Series returns on August 23rd at 6:00 pm with a presentation about bees by Ruth Jones from Bee Excellent Apiary here in Butte.  Packed with useful information about bee keeping, the benefits of bees, and bee health for your garden, this presentation will be fun and informative.  Please join us.   For more information please call the library at 406-723-3361 or visit Bee Excellent...

First Fridays: Nobody Speaks: Trials of the Free Press

Come join us on Friday, July 6th at Noon for a screening of Nobody Speaks: Trials of the Free Press. Summary: Hulk Hogan’s court case against Gawker Media sheds light on wealthy, powerful figures who challenge freedom of the press in order to silence critics. Director: Brian Knappenberger 2017 TV-141h...

Summer Gardening Series: Irrigation & a Gardeners Checklist

This Thursday, June 28th, at 6:00 Sadie Barrett will return to our Summer Gardening Series to talk about irrigation.  She will also lead us in creating a June checklist for gardeners.  And briefly, she touch on thinning, disease recognition, and weeding.  This will be an information filled class that will help you keep your garden thriving during these crucial...

Summer Reading @Your Library

Summer reading is an important part of a child’s education.  Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills. If your child hasn’t been reading regularly this summer, they may be in danger of the “summer slide”—a decline in their reading ability. Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline. This effect becomes more pronounced as students get older and advance through the school system. The situation for economically disadvantaged students is especially grim: if students from low-income families don’t read over the summer, they are much more likely to fall behind their more privileged peers, widening the “achievement gap.” Kids are encouraged to read as much as they can.  Those with the most books will receive prizes at the end of Summer Reading.  Every Thursday, parents are encouraged to bring their children to the library for education and fun! Below is our schedule for each Thursday. June 14th-  Kick-Off Ice Cream Social June 21st-  The Science Mine June 28th-  Butte Symphony July 5th-  Sing along with SING Movie July 12th-  Chalk Art on the Sidewalk July 19th- Magic Show July 26th-Irish Dancers   If questions about this program, please contact our Children’s department at 406-723-3361 ext. 6150.        ...

First Fridays: What Happened to the News? with Dennis Swibold

What Happened to the News? with Dennis Swibold Professor, University of Montana School of Journalism Never has so much news been available. The trick is knowing how to find it—and how to judge its credibility. This program—presented by a veteran journalist, author and educator—takes listeners behind the curtain to reveal how the news is made and explain the revolutionary changes facing today’s fast-paced news media. It also offers citizens tools and techniques for staying well-informed amid the virtual blizzard of information—and for participating directly in the civic debates crucial to their communities, state and nation. Please join us Friday, June 1st for this informative lecture. This program brought to you in partnership with Humanities...