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Author’s Talk: Montana Noir @ BSBPL


Butte-Silver Bow Public Library is proud to announce our lunch time event with the authors of Montana Noir.  From noon to one on September 26th, David Abrams, James Grady, Keir Graff, and Yvonne Seng will read from their stories and answer questions.  This event will take place on the third floor of the uptown branch. read more…

Banned Books Week, September 24-30

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 books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. read more…

2018 Fundraising Calendar: Call for Submissions

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library is seeking submissions for their 2018 Fundraising Calendar.  Entries should be digital copies of any medium that portray Butte past or present.  An image will be chosen for each month plus a cover image.  Copies of the calendar will be sold at through the library at our branches and various events around town for the purpose of raising funds for the library collections, events, and facilities.  Contributors will get full credit for any submitted artwork.

Submissions are due by October 1st, 2017.  Calendars will be printed and available for sale during November and December.  All submission will be displayed in the Carle Gallery throughout January 2018.

Submissions should be delivered electronically either by email or flash drive.  For more information, please visit our website at or contact Shari Curtis at 406-723-3361  or email at

Get Eclipse: All American Eclipse August 21st

NASA’s Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017

On August 21st, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible from much of the continental United States.  Butte will experience an eclipse of up to 90% at its apex at 11:33 am.  Since this eclipse will only be view-able from the US, it is being called the All American Eclipse.  This phenomenon will not occur again until 2024–so be sure to catch it this year!

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library will host a viewing party at our uptown branch on August 21st from 11:00 am to noon.  Information on eclipses, activities, and eclipse glasses will be available.

NASA’s Official Eclipse page and more information about this phenomenon.

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