First Fridays: Writing History with Laura Nelson

First Fridays continues on October 4th at noon with Laura Nelson.  Her lecture will explore Writing history. A hundred years from now, what stories will be remembered? How will people then know what life was like today? If you’re in New York or L.A. there are media giants recording the daily news. The national stories and international troubles are laid out in detail. But for small towns, in places like rural Montana, the only people telling those stories, the ones who care, are local journalists at small town papers. Laura Nelson leads a conversation about how journalists of the past to help historians understand the events, reactions, and stories that were important in a community and how journalists today write the history future generations will use to understand who they are. Laura Nelson is a freelance journalist currently writing a history of the state’s largest agricultural organization. She’s previously covered rural communities as an award-winning weekly newspaper editor and social media consultant. This event brought to you by a grant from Humanities Montana.  We appreciate all that HM does for our state and society....

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...

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...

Memoir Writing Class

For the last 2 months, our Life Writing Group has been working on their memoirs.  The group so far has had more structured meetings with lesson every week.  The group will now move forward in a more free form manner that will have members working in a supportive environment. If you’d like to work on your memoir, please joins us on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 starting in September 2019.  Click on the links below for the handouts and assignments for our 10 week course. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week...

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  ...

Memoir writing

Starting February 7th, BSBPL will host a Life Writing Group on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30.  This initial meeting will last about 8 weeks, with a chance it may continue if there is interest.  This informed group will meet to share stories and practice writing.  You don’t have to be a great or even good writer to work on your memories and family history–you just have to be interested in chronicling these valuable stories for all time. This event is free and open to the public.  No registration required.  You are not required to attend every meeting.  Just bring pen and paper.  For more information, call Carol Eaglefeathers at 406-498-1475. About memoir writing: Jerry Jenkins Marion Roach NY Book...