ACT Study Groups

BSBPL Hosts:  ACT Study groups for Teens! Target problem areas to study more efficiently!  Each session will cover the most common topics and concepts tested.  Free for all high school students. English March 5     4-5   Teen Zone Math March 12   4-5   Teen Zone Reading March 19   4-5   Teen Zone Science March 26   4-5   Teen Zone Practice Test March 2      10:30    Community Room, Basement March 30   10:30     Community Room, Basement  ...

First Fridays: Teach Us All Documentary

Our First Fridays series continues on February 1st with a screening of the documentary, Teach Us All.  Shown in honor of Black History Month, this film examines our history of segregation and examines how far we have come in our fight for diversity and equality in our public school systems. Synopsis: Produced by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, TEACH US ALL is a documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America’s schools continue to represent the key battleground of the Civil Rights Movement. TEACH US ALL demonstrates powerful lessons from history within a timely context, emphasizing the need for unity and collective action to rectify the disparities among America’s children. The TEACH US ALL social justice campaign seeks to build the capacity of students and educators to take leadership in carrying forth the legacy of the Little Rock Nine while activating broader community engagement in today’s urgent movement for educational equity. Watch the trailer...

First Fridays: Dark Money

Our First Fridays series continues on January 4th with a screening of the documentary, Dark Money, a political documentary directed by Kimberly Reed.  Please join us at noon for this informative film! www.darkmoneyfilm.com  ...

Highlands Hospice Hosts Film Screening

In honor of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month, please join us for a special screening of Seven Songs for a Long Life on Thursday, November 8 at 5:00 pm on the third floor of BSBPL.  Highlands Hospice will be on hand to lead a discussion after the screening. For more information about the film, see...

First Fridays: Montana Towns: Then, Now, Tomorrow with Hal Stearns

Our First Fridays series continues with Hal Stearns.  He presents his talk about Montana Towns.  Joins us Friday, November 2 at noon. Montana is a state of extremes, from high mountains to great plains. Half the population lives in just five communities and another third of residents lives in just ten others. After the big ones, the remaining 134 incorporated towns are often unique, often overlooked, and all small, yet personify so much of the Big Sky. These small towns were built around gold, coal and oil, timber, cows and sheep, early trails, roads and rails. But time brings change. Why do some smaller towns hang in while others drift away? A few invent new roles and others reinvent themselves. Should we care? A discussion helps us understand the small places that are a big part of the Montana...

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.        ...