Open Door starts Monday, January 6th. Staffed by different service providers in Bozeman and Gallatin County, the Open Door strives to connect community members in need to resources that will help them live healthier lives. Located in a new office space off of the front lobby in the Library, providers such as Western Montana Mental Health, Haven, Bozeman Health, Bozeman Fire and Police, and the Bozeman School District will share resources with community members as well as provide service. Funded by the Bozeman Public Library Foundation, we hope to continue our vision to connect people with information they need. Thank you to the partners who have agreed to conduct outreach in the Library which serves as a community hub.
Do you or someone you know need help connecting with community services? Social Services, veterans assistance, job services, medical assistance, haircuts and more will be available to all members of the community.
This annual event is organized by the Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Coalition.
Tuesday, 1/21, 6:30PM 2nd Floor Board Room Our January selection is Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith. Copies of the book can be picked up at the 2nd floor help desk.
Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to mine the fraught and complex experience of life in the modern world. Nothing is off limits, and everything—when captured by Smith’s brilliant gaze—feels fresh and relevant. Perfectly paced and utterly original, Grand Union highlights the wonders Zadie Smith can do.
Reading selections focus on classic literature, January's selection is Moby Dick.
Well over a century after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.
Readers ages 8 and up are invited to join us to discuss Forever Neverland, the most recent novel by Montana author Susan Adrian. If you know the story of Peter Pan, you will really enjoy this story. Clover and Fergus, two children from San Diego, are spending three weeks in London with grandparents whom they have never met. As they struggle to settle into a strange place, Fergus is intrigued by sightings of a mysterious boy outside of their sixth-floor nursery window. A talk with their grandmother reveals that they are the descendants of Wendy--she is Margaret from the famous novel's conclusion--and that Peter's appearance means an adventure lies ahead!
For more information about the Kids Book Club, please call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404
Programs for your little ones. See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Children's artwork will also be featured during the Bozeman Symphony’s free family concert on February 8th. As the Symphony plays their concert titled, To The Moon and Beyond, digital images of the children's finished art will be projected. This is a free concert, but you must reserve tickets at bozemansymphony.org.
Join Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, internationally recognized author of Sleepless in America and Raising Your Spirited Child to discover how to:
Know if your child or you are suffering from sleep deprivation.
Identify the daily “little things” that innocently disrupt sound sleep.
Establish a routine that protects sleep – even in a world that is constantly “on.”
Build a community that recognizes the importance of sleep for the health and well-being of all.
This free program is open to parents, caregivers, and grandparents. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for supporting our monthly parenting programs. For the entire schedule, visit www.bozemanlibrary.org under Parent Resources and Classes.
At the request of many fans, the Library will offer a monthly LEGO ROBOTIC workshop starting January 27. School age students are invited to learn about coding, engineering and robotics with Lego WeDo 2.0. Pre-registration is required; each student can sign up for one session only at this time. Visit the Library website at www.bozemanlibrary.org to see the schedule and click on the link to register. Workshops are held the last Monday of each month, January - April, from 4-5:30pm in the large Community Room.
Coming on Monday, January 27: Spinning Top Launcher
Come build a spinning top launcher and top with LEGOs. Can your top spin the longest? Can it knock another top out of the circle? Come play with us! Thanks to Heather Watson for making these workshops possible, and to the Friends of the Library for their support.
Finals are just around the corner (I know, sorry!) but the Library has you covered. From Tuesday thru Thursday, January 21-23, take advantage of extra study space set aside just for teens from 3:30 - 5:30 PM each day and then enjoy a Finals De-Stress Study Break each evening from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. We'll have hot tea and cocoa station, de-stress activities, and a visit from Anne & her dog Winnie from Pet Partners (Wed & Thurs only)!
Check out the Library's Teen Page for more details.
Looking for something to do? See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Throughout this Winter Series, we invite you to gather with your community and learn ways to survive and thrive in a Montana winter! We're partnering with local organizations to share information, ideas, and strategies on different aspects of winter, including ways to have fun!Come learn 3 habits that you can add to your winter days to stave off the winter blues. In this one hour talk, Karen Mitchell will share lifestyle and nutrition tips to help keep your mood high during the cold and dark winter months.
Dr. Nicol Rae, Dean of the MSU College of Letters and Sciences, will discuss the presidential impeachment power in the US Constitution and how it has played out over our history. Why did the framers give Congress the power to impeach and remove presidents? What are the criteria they set forth for this drastic action? What’s the history of our three presidential impeachments – and the political and governmental implications of the current impeachment proceedings?
Friday Forums are free and open to the public.
Offered the 2nd Friday of each month, September-May.
They are sponsored by MSU Wonderlust and the Bozeman Public Library Foundation.
BPL welcomes a traveling exhibit showcasing Montana's Carnegie libraries in January, in conjunction with a book release! Kate Hampton of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office will speak to her book, The Best Gift: Montana’s Carnegie Libraries revealing the history of these iconic libraries. Between 1910 and 1922, seventeen Montana communities built libraries with money given to them by the era's richest man, Andrew Carnegie. Ms. Hampton will delve into Bozeman’s own Carnegie library, giving the history of this monumental structure that sits on the corner of Bozeman and Mendenhall.
Small Community Room Do you find yourself with plenty of small plastic trinkets you can't throw away? Do something creative with them- make them into a snowglobe! Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring a treasure from home.
Learn all about our Singer sewing machines and learn how to make a reversible tote bag. Bring 2 yards of matching fabric (cotton or duck cloth) if you want to have a specific look or use the fabric we have.
Class is limited to 10 participants; register here.
Just the Basics Get started in the new year at the very beginning with Computer Basics: Tuesdays at 2:00 PM in the Lab. No registration required!