First Fridays: Butte The Original

We continue our First Fridays series on April 5th at noon with a screening of the documentary, Butte: The Original.  Film makers Dick Maney and BJ McKenzie will be there to answer questions.

“Butte: the Original” is a film about real events and real people, so it is by definition a documentary. But his film has a unique approach—a little like the community it is about. Tom Satterly, for example, appears at the start of the film wearing a miner’s slicker and carrying a “turkey” and a shovel. But it’s his own garb and his own tools, and the stories he tells are also his own—and true. (Quoted from website)

For more information about his film, see the website here.

First Fridays: Historic Preservation in Butte

Administrative Director, Lee Whitney, at Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization (CPR) and the Butte-Silver Bow Historic Preservation Officer, Mary McCormick will present an update on the state of historic preservation in Butte.    A brief synopsis of our National Historic Landmark District and the mandates of the local historic preservation ordinance will be provided before we launch into programs  and activities supported by CPR  and/or Butte-Silver Bow to promote and preserve our community’s rich and varied collection of historic buildings and structures.

Edible Book Festival


Butte Public Library 4th Edible Book Festival

Create your own edible book and enter to win.  Saturday April 27 3:00 pm.

All entries should represent a book, literary character or author and be edible.  Entries may be submitted on April 27 from 12:00-2:00.

To pre-register, please fill out this form here.

Ernest Hamingway

Grapes of Wrath


ACT Study Groups

BSBPL Hosts:  ACT Study groups for Teens!

Target problem areas to study more efficiently!  Each session will cover the most common topics and concepts tested.  Free for all high school students.


March 5     4-5   Teen Zone


March 12   4-5   Teen Zone


March 19   4-5   Teen Zone


March 26   4-5   Teen Zone

Practice Test

March 2      10:30    Community Room, Basement

March 30   10:30     Community Room, Basement



Memoir writing

Starting February 7th, BSBPL will host a Life Writing Group on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30.  This initial meeting will last about 8 weeks, with a chance it may continue if there is interest.  This informed group will meet to share stories and practice writing.  You don’t have to be a great or even good writer to work on your memories and family history–you just have to be interested in chronicling these valuable stories for all time.

This event is free and open to the public.  No registration required.  You are not required to attend every meeting.  Just bring pen and paper.  For more information, call Carol Eaglefeathers at 406-498-1475.

About memoir writing:

Jerry Jenkins

Marion Roach

NY Book Editors