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 www.buttepubliclibrary.info or contact Shari Curtis at 406-723-3361  or email at scurtis@buttepubliclibrary.info.

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.

Educational Materials


“Calling B*!!$#@t” Class

Welcome to Butte Public Library’s new “Calling Bullshit” class!1

What, exactly, is bullshit? American philosopher Henry Frankfurt first coined the term in 1985, and academics have debated the question ever since. For the purposes of this class,

Bullshit is language, statistical figures, data graphics, and other forms of presentation intended to persuade by impressing and overwhelming a reader or listener, with a blatant disregard for truth and logical coherence. read more…

Hot Topics – Potential Consequences of the American Health Care Act

What’s in the Health-care Bill the House Just Passed? The Atlantic, May 4, 2017

American Health Care Act, Congressional Budget Office, March 13, 2-17

On the AHCA Vote and the Future of American Health Care (podcast), Brookings Institute, May 4, 2017

American Medical Association Condemns House Healthcare Passage, The Hill, May 4, 2017

Allowing States to Define “Essential Health Benefits” Could Weaken ACA Protections Against Catastrophic Costs for People with Employer Coverage Nationwide, Brookings Institute, May 2, 2017

Five Big Consequences of Trumpcare Win, BBC, May 4, 2017

The Facts on the GOP Healthcare Bill, Factcheck, May 4, 2017