“Calling B*!!$#@t” Evening Class

Calling BullshitJoin the Butte Public Library beginning in April for an 8-week class on “Calling B*!!$#@t”. Every Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30 from April 4th-May 23rd, anyone interested in exploring the nature of arguments, facts, and thoughtful analysis is welcome as we explore the following in a course-like environment:

Topics

Week 1: Introduction to B*!!$#@t
Week 2: Spotting B*!!$#@t
Week 3: Logical Fallacies
Week 4: Statistical traps
Week 5: Visualization
Week 6: The ethics of calling B*!!$#@t.
Week 7: Fake news
Week 8: Refuting B*!!$#@t

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Big Library Read, 2017

March-2017-BLR-FB-graphic-NoCTAButte 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. read more…

2nd Annual Edible Book Festival

FlyerIn conjunction with National Library Week, Butte Public Library is holding its 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 8 at 3:00 pm!

The Edible Book Festival is an annual event usually held on or around April 1, which is also known as Edible Book Day. The global event has been celebrated since 2000 in various parts of the world, where edible books are created, displayed, and small events are held. The creations are photographed, judged by a panel of judges, and then consumed. read more…

Call for artists!

Seasons of Montana poster

 

Registration is now open for “Seasons of Montana.”  This is a curated show and open to entries of all mediums.  We are looking for artwork that expresses, if not pushes the boundaries of the concept of “seasons.”  The only requirement is that subjects be of Montana.

Applications and electronic copies of submissions are accepted until February 24, 2017.  Notifications will be by February 27, 2017. Art work should be fully rendered and delivered to the Carle Gallery no later than March 6, 2017. Opening reception will be March 9, 2017.

For applications, please download from The Carle Gallery page here.

 

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Hot Topics – Russian Hacking of U.S. Presidential Elections

The alarming response to Russian meddling in American democracy, The Economist, December 11, 2016

Barack Obama promises retaliation against Russia over hacking during US election, The Guardian, December 16, 2016

Russia’s View of the Election Hacks: Denials, Amusement, Comeuppance, The New Yorker, December 20, 2016

Can U.S. election hack be traced to Russia? BBC, December 22, 2016

U.S. set to announce response to Russian hacking: sources, Fiscal Times, December 28, 2016

Russian Hacking in the U.S. Election, New York Times, (ongoing coverage)

Did Putin Direct Russian Hacking? And Other Big Questions, The Atlantic, January 6, 2017

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