Banned Books Week at BSBPL!

BSBPL in partnership with Clark Chateau and local author David Abrams, will host 2 events during Banned Books Week 2018.  There will be a reception on Tuesday, September 25th, at 6:00pm on the first floor of BSBPL.  We will have volunteers read from banned books and David Abrams will discuss how it has affected him as a writer.  There will be a display of the most challenged books of 2017 & 2016.  On Wednesday, September 26th, at noon at the Butte Archives, David Abrams and librarian, Shari Curtis, will discuss intellectual freedom as part of the Archives’ brown bag series.  Please join us for either or both of these events. More about Banned Books Week from https://bannedbooksweek.org/: Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week 2018 will be held September 23 – 29. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship.  By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The ALA Office for Intellectual...

Final Gardening Series Class

Gardening Series: Seed Saving, Root Cellaring, & Winterization Thursday, September 27 at 6:00pm Big Butte room, 3rd floor BSBPL On Thursday, September 27 at 6:00pm BSBPL will present our final Gardening Series class in the Big Butte room on the third floor of the library.  This month, Sadie Barrett will present on seed saving, root cellaring, and winterization of your garden.  Come learn about what you can do to save seeds for the seed library, enjoy roots all winter and prep your garden for next year.  If you have seeds to screen, please bring them in and we can prep them for you. Sadie Barrett is a gastronomist who was raised in Idaho on an off grid homestead on the edge of the Frank Church Wideness, the largest wilderness in the lower U.S. She learned gardening from her parents and has been cold climate gardening in her own garden for 20 years.  She teaches master gardener courses, seed saving classes, fermentation classes, mentors youth in agriculture and has a commercial nursery license.  Sadie founded the Idaho Heritage Tree project (preserving old strains of fruit trees) and is currently working on several new cider varieties of apples.  Her work with apples is supported by MSU research facility in Corvallis, MT. Sadie believes we are what we eat. She believes gardening is one of the best ways to obtain our fullest potential in many ways. # # # If you would like more information about this program, please contact Shari Curtis at 406-723-3361 ex. 6302 or email at scurtis@buttepubliclibrary.info. All programs are free of...

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...