Hot Topics – Family Separation

ThFamilies Belong Together Logoe Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, explained, Vox. June 15, 2018

Bipartisan Group of Former United States Attorneys Call on Sessions to End Family Separation, Medium. June 18, 2018

Zero Tolerance and Maximum Trauma: An Early Analysis of “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation”, Medium. June 20, 2018

Separating kids from parents at the border mirrors a ‘textbook strategy’ of domestic abuse, Business Insider. June 20, 2018

Migrants told they’ll be reunited with children if they sign voluntary deportation order: report, The Hill. June 24, 2018

Empathy, but also realism, are necessary in facing immigration, Boston Globe. June 25, 2018

Sponsors of Migrant Children Face Steep Transport Fees and Red Tape, New York Times. July 1, 2018

The government separated immigrant families. But officials still won’t say exactly how many kids are in custody, CNN. July 5, 2018

For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can, NPR. July 9, 2018

The Facts Behind the Headlines: Family Separation, Americans for Immigrant Justice. Retrieved July 9, 2018

Family Separation in Court: What You Need to Know, ACLU. July 10, 2018

First Fridays: Nobody Speaks: Trials of the Free Press

Come join us on Friday, July 6th at Noon for a screening of Nobody Speaks: Trials of the Free Press.


Hulk Hogan’s court case against Gawker Media sheds light on wealthy, powerful figures who challenge freedom of the press in order to silence critics.

Director: Brian Knappenberger
2017 TV-141h 35m

Summer Gardening Series: Irrigation & a Gardeners Checklist

This Thursday, June 28th, at 6:00 Sadie Barrett will return to our Summer Gardening Series to talk about irrigation.  She will also lead us in creating a June checklist for gardeners.  And briefly, she touch on thinning, disease recognition, and weeding.  This will be an information filled class that will help you keep your garden thriving during these crucial months.

Summer Reading @Your Library

Summer reading is an important part of a child’s education.  Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills. If your child hasn’t been reading regularly this summer, they may be in danger of the “summer slide”—a decline in their reading ability.

Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline. This effect becomes more pronounced as students get older and advance through the school system. The situation for economically disadvantaged students is especially grim: if students from low-income families don’t read over the summer, they are much more likely to fall behind their more privileged peers, widening the “achievement gap.”

Kids are encouraged to read as much as they can.  Those with the most books will receive prizes at the end of Summer Reading.  Every Thursday, parents are encouraged to bring their children to the library for education and fun! Below is our schedule for each Thursday.

June 14th-  Kick-Off Ice Cream Social

June 21st-  The Science Mine

June 28th-  Butte Symphony

July 5th-  Sing along with SING Movie

July 12th-  Chalk Art on the Sidewalk

July 19th- Magic Show

July 26th-Irish Dancers


If questions about this program, please contact our Children’s department at 406-723-3361 ext. 6150.






First Fridays: What Happened to the News? with Dennis Swibold

What Happened to the News?

with Dennis Swibold

Professor, University of Montana School of Journalism

Never has so much news been available. The trick is knowing how to find it—and how to judge its credibility. This program—presented by a veteran journalist, author and educator—takes listeners behind the curtain to reveal how the news is made and explain the revolutionary changes facing today’s fast-paced news media. It also offers citizens tools and techniques for staying well-informed amid the virtual blizzard of information—and for participating directly in the civic debates crucial to their communities, state and nation.

Please join us Friday, June 1st for this informative lecture.

This program brought to you in partnership with Humanities Montana.