Throughout the month of February, we're bringing you programming that's thematically related to our One Book selection- Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford! Mr. Ford will be in Bozeman for author events on February 26 and 27th; there are book discussions; we have panels, story slams and more! The first event happens Saturday, February 2nd: The Role of Tea.
One Book One Bozeman is a community focused event where one book is selected by a committee as the local read of the year. By supporting this selection with author talks, discussion panels and other programming, OBOB promotes literacy and community engagement through the shared experience of reading. Join us!
Community Connect is a one-day, one-stop event in Bozeman that brings together community volunteers to provide families and individuals access to services. This community-led event will provide a wide array of services including medical care, housing assistance, employment assistance, haircuts, veterans services and more.
The Bookmobile will be at Community Connect from 9:00-12:00. In conjunction with Greater Gallatin United Way we will be giving away books and literacy kits for children.
“Raising Your Spirited Child” Parenting Class or “Surviving and Thriving with an Infant Who is More Intense, Alert, Sensitive, Active, and Struggles to Sleep” with Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of Raising Your Spirited Child and the upcoming Raising Your Spirited Infant
Six free parenting classes will be held Wednesdays from 9-10:30am, February 6 to March 13 at the Bozeman Public Library. The classes are limited to 15 parents; caregivers are encouraged to attend all 6 workshops. Register on the Kids page of the library website. Free childcare is available, but please register so we know how many providers we need.
Questions? Call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404.
After School Programs
Visiting the Library after school can be a great time to browse and relax after a school day, and kids can also attend any of our popular programs.
LEGO Club is held every Monday from 3:45-5 for builders of all ages, or kids can head upstairs to the Lab for Roblox play.
On Wednesdays kids can practice reading aloud to a dog or play Minecraft.
Readers ages 8 and up can join our monthly Kids Book Club which meets one Thursday a month at 4pm.
Pokemon fans get together most Friday afternoons; they are looking for a few more parent volunteers.
Future chess competitors can practice their chess skills every Saturday from 10-noon.
Questions or comments? Please call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404.
School-age kids and a parent are invited to the final STEAM program on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30pm in the Community Room. Kids will use geometry to create hearts and snowflakes! For more information, call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404.
There will be no STEAM Night in March.
Books and Babies
Join Books and Babies every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10am, and every Tuesday and Thursday at 1! Rhymes, singing, and relaxed play time for infants 0-2 with a parent or caregiver.
Programs for tomorrow's future leaders (age 12-18). See all programs on our online calendar.
Beall Park Skating Rink Is Valentine's Day not your thing? Why not replace the "Val" in "Valentine's" with "Pal" and meet some new friends? Join us for an afternoon of "breaking the ice" with ice skating and meeting new people or hanging out with friends, and enjoying some hot chocolate! The Library will provide a limited number of rental skates for use, so if you have your own skates please bring them.
This is a casual event for 6th grade and up; sign-up is required only if you need to reserve a set of our skates (sign-up for skates will close on 2/12/18 at 5PM). Sign-up via this link.
Join us on Friday, Feb. 15th for our TAG meeting. 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!
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, see if you can master some retro video games, or just hang out with friends. Teen Game Night is in the upstairs Lab (for 6th grade and up).
Do you have an idea for a business that you’d like to turn into a reality? Are you an entrepreneur who needs advice on taking your venture to the next level?
Bozeman’s SBDC and the MSU Blackstone Launchpad have partnered with the library to offer free business consultation! To make an appointment, click here, or drop by the second-floor Computer Lab to get the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your next steps.
Yoga For All Tuesdays
11:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Yoga for all abilities is held every Tuesday at 11:00 AM and again at 12:00 PM. All abilities are welcome! Please bring your own mat. We have some blocks and straps you are welcome to use.
Have you tried out the library's new digital magazine resource? RBDigital offers access to magazines such as Backpacker, National Geographic, Vogue, and more!
This class will give a brief demonstration of how to access issues online, download the RBDigital app, create an account, and check out a magazine. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) if possible and your library card. Registration for the class is not required.
Free tax help provided by certified volunteers is available to assist low or moderate income taxpayers complete basic tax returns for Federal and State taxes. These trained volunteers can help with earned income credit, child tax credit, education credits, and homeowner/renter credit. All ages are welcome for tax assistance!
This service is offered by appointment on Tuesdays during tax season from February 5 - April 16 in the Conference Room, from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Appointments are requiredand can be made by calling (406) 586-6641 or (406) 587-8666. This service is sponsored by AARP Tax Aid.