From 6:00 pm on May 2nd to 6:00 pm on May 3rd you can donate online here or visit our donor lounge at the Library in person on May 3rd! All in person donors will receive a free used book courtesy of The Friends of the Library. On Give Big Day, we can all come together as champions for our Library!
Looking for a summer job?
The Library is hiring for several summer positions: part time in our children's room, and a full-time Americorps position on the Bookmobile! These jobs are great for recent high school graduates, college students, and those who like working with kids! Have fun this summer with Bozeman Public Library!
Artwork from The Compassion Project will be on display in the Bozeman Public Library’s Atrium Gallery May 1 through June 30, 2019.
The library display is part of an over 6,000-piece installation across Bozeman at 5 different locations.
Viewers of the exhibit at all locations can learn more about the individual pieces and read the artist’s statement by downloading The Compassion Project’s mobile app. App users can enter the number tagged on each block to get to more information. The mobile app was created by MSU students in the Software Factory.
Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution- The Audubon Society and other organizations are providing hands-on activities and information for people of all ages for World Migratory Bird Day.
Events include: Giant Floor Map game Great Migration Challenge Binocular Blitz Face Painting Make Your Own Bird Feeder Decorate a Canvas Bag Sketch-a-Bird Guided Bird Walks Raptor Conservation Center Timmy the Goose
Call 582-2404 for details.
Come to these Question & Answer Sessions on Friday afternoons in May,
Programs for tomorrow's future leaders. View our full calendar here.
Moms and caregivers can enjoy a free massage on Thursday, May 9 during our morning Books & Babies program from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM... a Mother’s Day gift in advance!
Read Sing Play Storytime on Friday, May 17 at 10:15 and 11:15 AM presents “Going to the Doctor” features Dr. Courtney Handlin from Acorn Pediatrics. Join us for stories and activities for preschoolers about what happens at the doctor’s office.
Chess Club is back during the week! Longtime chess mentor Travis Kidd will host Chess Club for kids of all ages on Thursday afternoons beginning May 9 from 3:00 PM -5:00 PM. The Club will mostly meet in the small Conference Room, but will also use the Community Room and the Teen Study Room when necessary. Chess players of all abilities are welcome; materials are provided. For more information, please call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404.
Readers ages 8 and up meet on Thursday, May 30 to discuss A Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser. A boy who loves baseball must get past his hard-working immigrant parents--and the rhino in the outfield--to become a batboy in this funny middle grade novel. To sign up for the Kids Book Club, please call 582-2420 or email email@example.com.
Pokemon Club Ends
Our volunteer-led afternoon program for Pokemon fans has ended after many years of meeting to play and trade and talk all things Pokemon. Our thanks to Carmen Stark and Natalie Gilmer and other parents for keeping this popular program going for so long!
Just for grades 6 and up. Click here for our full calendar!
Curious about role playing games? Want to try your hand at playing Dungeons & Dragons, or just needed some help with game basics? Come roll up a character or try out our collection of board games, challenge your friends to retro video games, or just come hang out and eat some snacks! Grades 6 and up for participants.
Even though summer is right around the corner, we need our best Teen Advisors to help brainstorm ideas for events in the Fall! Teen Advisory Group is a great way to gain community service hours while also making the Library a place that teens can enjoy too. Hang out and enjoy tasty snacks! Ages 14 and up.
Summer is a busy time for the Library and we could use some teen volunteers! Are you a craft-loving teen? Play Roblox or Minecraft? Interested in chess or Pokemon? Good with helping out younger kids? We could use your help with the various programs that run throughout the summer. Head to the Library’s Teen Volunteer page for more info and applications or contact Kate the Teen Librarian at 582-2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for something to do? View our full calendar here.
Shirl Ireland lives in Gardiner, Montana, with her partner, sculptor John Stacy and their two children. She is fond of Plein Air painting and has been known to paint scenes from her kayak. She offer classes in art, and painting by commission. Visit Shirl Ireland virtually on Instagram at @ShirlIreland and online at https://www.elkriverart.com
The Library Lecture is sponsored by Bozeman Public Library, with the assistance of the Bozeman Art Museum and meets in the Library's Large Community Room.
For more information about the Library or this event, please contact Librarian Beth Boyson at 582-2413.
In celebration of Star Wars Day (May the 4th) our crafternoon for May is Star Wars Themed! Come paint pots to look like droids, storm troopers, and more! Registration is required. This crafternoon is for ages 16+
Come practice a new skill- sewing! This class will be making pillowcases with french seams. Materials are provided. This class is great for beginners, but a basic knowledge of sewing is helpful! Registration is required on our website.