hoopla is a new digital media service we are offering that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline use.
Do you want to learn more?
How to Use hoopla:
Upstairs Computer Lab
Learn how to stream movies, TV episodes, audiobooks, and read ebooks and comics with the library's new digital resource available January 2: hoopla
One Book One Bozeman Reading Challenge!
We are getting excited for February's One Book One Bozeman! Are you reading Love and Other Consolation Prizes? Let us know on Facebook by using the hashtag #OBOBReadingChallenge and tagging 3 friends, or by entering your name in a fishbowl at the front door of the library! Everyone who participates will receive a prize at the end of January, and two lucky winners will have a chance to chat with Jamie one-on-one!
Join us on Friday January 25 for our first TAG meeting of 2019! Come for the snacks, stay for the brainstorming and event planning. Remember, being part of the Teen Advisory Group counts towards community service hours too!
Please join us during the holiday break on Wednesday, January 2, Thursday, January 3, and Friday, January 4 for a variety of hands-on programs for preschoolers and school-age kids. We will feature building a marble run, a collaborative weaving project, and some fun with technology each afternoon from 2-4 PM in the Children’s Room. Call 582-2404 for more information.
Is reading more one of your New Year's resolutions?
Kids have chosen a favorite book by Sharon Creech, Ruby Holler, for the Thursday, January 31 meeting of the Kids Book Club. Open to readers ages 8-12, we have snacks and relaxed discussion! For more information, please call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404.
Counselor & Parenting Coach Flora McCormick offers three sustainable parenting workshops for caregivers and parents of children ages 2-8 on select Wednesdays in January.
January 9, 9:15 -10:45 AM: Positive Discipline: Kindness & Firmness at the Same Time
January 16, 9:15 -10:45 AM: How to Encourage Cooperation Without Nagging, Yelling, or Bribing
January 23, 9:15 -10:45 AM: Helping Children Manage Their Emotions
Space is limited so please visit the Kids Page to register. Free childcare is provided but registration is required. Call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404 with questions.
Mind in the Making
Parents and caregivers: Do you want to learn the seven skills every child needs to succeed in life? You can attend free sessions at the Library that will focus on specific areas of child development and learning, based on the research described in Ellen Galinsky’s book Mind in the Making.
Sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the Community Room on January 15, January 29, February 12, and February 26. Presenters include children’s librarians and childcare professionals who attended a three-day intensive training on the seven essential life skills. Free childcare will be provided, but registration is required here. Call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404 for more information.
Come hang out! Just for ages 12–18. See all programs on our online calendar.
Teen Evening Study Halls
Let the Library be your study spot this January! Monday January 7 through Tuesday January 15, the Library will have Teen Evening Study Halls. These special times and rooms are set aside just for teen studying. These are not monitored or tutored study halls, but simply extra space for teens to study and not worry about being a bit noisy while working with their study group or talking out a science project. Check the Library’s calendar of teen events or keep an eye on the Teen page for a detailed schedule of study hall times.
Help us kick off a new program series, “Role Playing Game Basics: Creating Characters Worth Playing.” This program series will involve designing your characters using art, writing, and group interactions to make a more well-rounded RPG character. To judge initial interest, there will be a sign-up requirement for this program, so stay tuned to the Library’s Teen page for more details and sign-up links.
Do you love to knit? Are you learning and seeking advice from more seasoned stitchers? Join BPL's knitting group. These are monthly meetings in an informal setting- bring your own supplies and project, and come meet with other knitters to get inspired, work out some problems, and get cozy during the cold months!
Bozeman Deputy Mayor and Mayor-Elect Chris Mehl will present an overview of climate change in the Gallatin Valley—how it is affecting our natural resources and landscape, the ways the city is addressing its impacts, and how we can work together to build a more resilient community.
The public is invited to the first Library Lecture of 2019, which will examine the path of Zak Zakovi, native Montanan artist and author of Stone Journey. This presentation will include 30 images of six major sculpture projects, his training and inspiration, and his counsel for other artists. Music will be performed preceding the lecture by pianist Ann Tappan and vocalist MJ Williams, beginning at 2pm. Lecture begins promptly at 2:35pm.
The Library Lecture is sponsored by Bozeman Public Library, with the assistance of the Bozeman Art Museum and the Montana State University Library.
In honor of Django Reinhardt’s 108th birthday, Montana Manouche is presenting a concert of his music, preceded by a presentation of his fascinating life story, on Wednesday, January 23, at 7:00 PM.
The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by a brief intermission. The concert portion of the evening will begin at about 7:30 PM. Free and open to the public. To learn more about the group, please visit www.montanamanouche.com
Are you stuck on a sewing project? Do you need to learn some of the basics? Starting Thursday, January 10th, we will have sewing volunteers in the Lab on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month to help answer your questions. There will be sewing machines set up to learn some tips and tricks to help you become a better sew-er.
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! The January pick is the 1993 film Groundhog Day.