50th Anniversary Apollo 11

July 20, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.  Butte Astronomy Club’s Joe Witherspoon, from Cottontail Observatory, will be here to talk about the mission and celebrate this remarkable event.   The even kicks off at 2:00 in the Big Butte Room on the third floor.  All ages are...

Launch Party: Forever Neverland

BSBPL Children’s library is honor to have author Susan Adrian return to the library for the launch of her new children’s book, Forever Neverland.  We had so much fun at the launch of her last book, Nutcracked that we wanted to do it again.  So join us on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00pm for this fun filled launch party! About Forever Neverland: What if Peter Pan wanted to take you to Neverland? Would you go? A contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie’s timeless classic Peter Pan, perfect for kids who loved THE LAND OF STORIES and dream of going to Neverland. Clover and Fergus are the great-great-grandchildren of Wendy Darling (yes, that Wendy). And now Peter Pan wants to take them to Neverland for the adventure of their lives! But Clover is a little nervous–she’s supposed to look after her brother. Fergus is autistic, and not everyone makes him feel welcome. What will happen to him in this magical world? Fergus isn’t nervous at all. To him, Neverland seems like a dream come true! He’s tired of Clover’s constant mothering and wants some independence, like Peter and the Lost Boys have. He wonders, Why can’t the real world be more like Neverland? Neverland is fun and free, but it’s also dangerous and even scary at times. Unfamiliar creatures lurk in the shadows, and strange sounds come from the waters. And then the mermaids start to go missing. . . . In an imaginative and thoughtful continuation of the story of Peter Pan, Susan Adrian explores Neverland with a fresh perspective and indelible warmth, offering a new adventure based on a...

BE YOU! A PRIDE Month Celebration at BSBPL

Each week throughout June, BSBPL will host an event encourage patrons to be themselves.  Get in touch with your authentic self and celebrate the diversity of those around you who enrich your life and welcome each other to exist fully.  Each week will feature a different event. Come to one or come to all! All are welcome. June 6: 1985 movie screening 5:30 pm Big Butte Room, Library 1985 pays tribute to a generation of lost lives with a powerfully make look at how HIV and the social attitude surrounding homosexuality affect one man’s choices. June 13: Geek Night! 5:30 pm Big Butte Room, Library Escape the real world and be your own storyteller with the help of a veteran Dungeon Master!  This 2 hour session with include in informative overview about RPGs (Role Playing Games) and a chance to play a campaign.  We will supply the materials, just come with a willingness to learn (or continue learning). Open to different styles of play.  Dungeon & Dragons is a collaborative storytelling game that teaches accountability and celebrates the creativity of unique individuals. Josh Pate-Terry, our Dungeon Master, has played and mastered hundreds of games over the last 30 years and loves teaching new people! Josh will be joined by his wife Sabina, an talented player and game master with five years of experience with tabletop RPGs. June 20: Roundtable Discussion 5:30 pm IBRC 68 W Park St For Pride Month, the Butte Public Library is interested in hosting a discussion on what it’s like to “Be You!” in Butte, Montana. Aimed at teens and young adults, but open to all ages,...

Summer Reading Schedule 2019

Summer Reading Thursdays, June 13 – July 26, 2019 2:00 PM   June 13th – Kick-off Ice Cream Social June 20th – The Science Mine June 27th – Galaxy Painting (Registration/First come) July 4th    – Closed July 11th  – Astronomy with Joe Witherspoon July 18th  – Magic Show July 25th  – Irish Dancers Tuesday: Evening Story hour @ 6:30 Fridays: Books & Babies @ 11:00 Story hour @ 11:15 ALL PROGRAMS ARE...

Author Event: Janelle Olberding

Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:00 pm when Janelle Olberding about her latest book “Butte and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.”  Olberding will give a talk about her book, answer questions, and sign books.  Copies will be available for purchase at the event.  This event will take place in The Carle Gallery on the 3rd floor of the library.   Summary: Butte was an incomparable city, but in late 1918, some of the things that made it so exceptional also made it incredibly cruel. That year, the Spanish flu swept across the country, killing some 675,000 Americans before year’s end. Some of the country’s highest mortality rates occurred in its cities–Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, and Butte. In less than six months, the virus killed almost 2 percent of Butte’s residents and overwhelmed public health systems. Experimental treatments, civil unrest, death, and human resilience followed in the dramatic final weeks of the year. Author Janelle Olberding recounts the emotional struggle of the men and women who fought against, suffered from, and succumbed to influenza on the “Richest Hill on Earth.”...