Big Library Read, 2017

Butte Public Library will take part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. Montana library users will be able to borrow the eBook, Art of the Pie: one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie-guru Kate McDermott, starting Thursday, March 16 and concluding on Thursday, March 30 by visiting http://montana.overdrive.com. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library. Kate McDermott has taught the time-honored craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Her pies have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Real Simple, Oprah.com, NPR and more. In the Art of the Pie she shares her secrets to great crusts, fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. Kate provides dozens of recipes for all the pie combinations you can dream up with hints and tricks helpful to even the most experienced pie baker. “If you are a first time pie maker, the words in the book are the very same ones I share in the pie making workshops and I hope they will give you the confidence to dip your hands into the baking bowl,” said author, Kate McDermott. “A recipe is a starting place, so feel free to experiment with different seasonings and flavor combinations that please you. I hope you will enjoy the stories in Art of the Pie as well as the recipes. It was a labor of love to write it for you.” Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of...

BSBPL Book Club Suggested Reading List

Here are some recent suggestions for our book club reads: Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York — the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.    Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Commonwealth by Ann Patchett  The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining...

Spring Book Club Updates

Book club meets every 3rd Friday at 1pm on 3rd floor of the Main Uptown Library in the Carle Gallery. We will take a break in July and August and resume our monthly discussion in September. All are welcome and books are available to check out through the library approximately one month in advance. If you would like to be added to our email list and notified of club updates and book availability, please contact programming.bsbpl@gmail.com or call Maria at (406) 723-3361 x 6302 today. We had lots of stimulating conversations concerning our winter books. The Boys in the Boat, Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, and The Raven’s Gift were amazing reads. We would like to extend a huge thank you Don Rearden, author of The Raven’s Gift, for donating a book club kit of 10 books! The publisher was out of stock and this gracious gift allowed all of our members to participate. Thanks again, Don! A variety of upcoming reads exist for you to enjoy. In April we will be discussing Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, a suspense novel set in modern day Appalachia.  May’s read will be The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary Lovell. This is a true story about a family splintered by controversial ideologies during World War II. June’s book will be A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. The book, narrated by two characters, details a tragic and curious story about the collision of two worlds. We hope you will join us for any or all of our upcoming meetings. Membership is free,...