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.”...

Suds ~ Seeds ~ Sowers

On Wednesday, April 24th we are having a gardening get together featuring Park Street Community Garden and our Butte Seed Library.  If you like to grow or would like to learn, come join us and other enthusiasts at Muddy Creek Brewery from 5:00 until 8:00. Check out some seeds from the library, get a start from us, get your plot from Park Street, and shared your knowledge of growing in...

Spring Break @Your Library

We’re offering family friendly events at the library over spring break.  Want your kids to have some fun and maybe learn something new while they’re away from school?  Want to get them out of the house for a little while?  Bring them to the library every afternoon at 2:00 from April 17 through April 22. April 17:  Pieces of Pi Art April 18: Not-so-boring board games April 19: Stamp Out Boredom April 20: Family Movie Time April 21: Sorry Library Closed April 22: Rocket...

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  ...