To celebrate Women's History Month, we are offering a class on coding for women. If you have ever thought about computer coding or wondered what all the fuss was about, we invite you to join us for a special Hour of Code event for moms and daughters, women in business, young women interested in STEM, etc.
Embrace your inner child during a night of after-hours fun at the Bozeman Public Library. Outfit yourself with a nerf blaster and then release your stress through nerf challenges during this 18+ event. Nerf blasters, darts, water bottles, and fun will be provided. B.Y.O.B. (bring your own blaster) too! Attendees will need to sign a waiver in order to participate.
Dr Seuss Storytime Friday, 3/1, 10:15 and 11:15 Our READ, SING, PLAY storytime celebratesthe birthday of Dr. Seuss! We will enjoy a few stories and create some crafts! Designed for preschoolers, but all ages are welcome. Two sessions: 10:15 and 11:15.
Books and Babies Around Town
New carpet is coming to the large Community Room! That means that our popular Books & Babies programs will be moving around town during the month of March. Our morning programs on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 will be held at the Story Mill Community Recreation Center on Bridger Drive (the former Boys and Girls Club). Afternoon B&B from 1-2 on Tuesdays will be held in the Children’s Room and 1-2 on Thursdays in the small Conference Room. Please give us a call at 582-2404 if you need reminders about where to find us! We’ll be back in the Community Room just as soon as the new carpet is installed.
Storytime @ MOR
There will be a special storytime at the Museum of the Rockies on Saturday, March 9 from 10-11am in collaboration with their “Childhood Classics” exhibit on 100 years of children’s book illustrations. This is a great opportunity to view the exhibit and listen to some favorite stories illustrated by Beatrix Potter, Garth Williams, Chris Raschka, Marc Simont and more.
Kids' Book Club
The Kids Book Club meets on Thursday, March 28 at 4pm in the Student Corner to talk about a book chosen by readers ages 8-12. Call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404 for the selected title.
(We will choose on Feb. 28)
St Patrick's Day Celebration Saturday, 3/16
11:00 AM The Children’s Room will host a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 16 at 11am for kids and families, featuring fiddle and harp music by Tom Robison and friends, as well as Irish stories and crafts. Be sure to wear green for this family event!
Come for the snacks, stay for the brainstorming and event planning. We are looking for some awesome ideas for spring! Remember, being part of the Teen Advisory Group counts towards community service hours too!
For more information, contact Kate at (406) 582-2414.
Spring Break Scavenger Hunt
If you are staying local for Spring Break, stop by the Library to pick up a Spring Break Scavenger Hunt activity sheet during spring break. Work on your own or work with a team to fill in all sections. Our hunt will send you all over the downtown area and the Library itself, so get your city maps and walking shoes ready. Each (truthfully!) completed sheet that is turned in at the Library will be entered into a drawing for an awesome prize! Grade 6 and up for participants.
Teen Game Night is back! Now happening on the 3rd Thursday of each month, Teen Game Night is a chance play some new board games, try your hand at some role playing games, see if you can master some retro video games, or just hang out with friends. Meet in the Small Conference Room. Snacks provided! Grade 6 and up!
Noon Notes will be in the Hagar Auditorium (Museum of the Rockies) as our Community Room is closed for all of March.
Noon Notes will be back at the Library in April.
This month's performers are the Bozeman High School Kamerata Chamber Groups!
This popular chamber music series is from 12:00 - 1:00 PM and is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Montana Chamber Music Society, the Montana Arts Council and hosted by the Library Foundation.
Since 1974 the MSU Department of Native American Studies has provided undergraduate and graduate academic programs for all university students and student support services for Native American students.
Department Director Dr. Walter Fleming will present an overview of the Department—its academic and student support programs, progress in Native American student enrollment and completion rates, challenges faced by Native American students—and talk about the significance of the Native American Hall (opening in the fall of 2021) to MSU’s commitment to American Indians and their role in its history.
Book Clubs We're filled to the brim with book clubs for you! Click the link above to learn specific times and dates for all our books clubs.
Do you love Bill Murray like we love Bill Murray? We love him so much we're starting a movie club around his body ... of work!
Every other month, we'll be watching scenes from a Bill Murray classic and discussing the film! This works like a book club- watch the movie on your own, and meet up to discuss! March's pick is the 1979 comedy Meatballs.
"Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp."- IMDB
The library has so many digital resources to offer -- have you tried them all out? We've set aside an hour for walk-in help on any of our digital offerings: Freegal music, hoopla digital, MontanaLibrary2Go, BookMyne, plus more! Bring the device you use to get assistance downloading and navigating the different apps and digital services that come with your library card.
No registration is required for the event, and feel free to drop in any time between 3 and 4.
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM Back by popular demand is Sewing 101! This month, we'll be making an infinity scarf with a hidden pocket. Registration is required and limited to 10 people. More details and registration on our website.
Are you stuck like a zipper? Do you need just a little hemming and helping? Check out our Sewing Open Lab on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month!
Business Consultations continue to run in the Computer Lab on the first and third Tuesdays of the month! Sign-up or walk-in with your questions about operating or launching a business, and the representatives of the SBDC and the Blackstone LaunchPad will share guidance and advice.
After producing the micromegas podcast for six months and releasing almost a dozen episodes, Eli Bowe is ready to give you a crash course in the art of podcasting. Class topics will include: Microphone use, audio editing, show publication, and more!
Whether you plan to start recording tomorrow or you’re an audio aficionado who just wants to learn more about the production process, join Eli in the Library Computer Lab to get a handle on the basics and have your questions answered.