Welcome to the Billings Public Library!
Located in beautiful downtown Billings, MT, the Billings Public Library strives to be a place of exploration, education, and inclusiveness that provides entertainment, research resources, music, computer technology, digitization services, and educational opportunities for our community.
Civil Conversation: the Middle East
This month, the library joins Congregation Beth Aaron in featuring Middle East expert Dr. Jonathan Adelman of the University of Denver in a presentation titled, “The Middle East: Re-alliances and Elusive Peace.” This is the second in our Civil Conversation series for 2018; we hope you will join us on Tuesday, March 20, at 7pm in the Community Room.
Friday Night Family Fun
Each Friday evening brings an event specifically geared for families, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Check out our March Friday Night Fun Events:
March 2: Life-size gaming
March 9: Geek Out! People's Choice: The Lord of the Rings
March 16: St. Patrick's Day Stories and Festivities
March 23: Small Animal Care with Dr. Todd McLane
March 30: Legos Unleashed! Join us for an evening of brick-tastic building fun.
See the details on our Friday Night Fun page.
In March, the library benefits from two author visits. The first is a virtual visit from Gary Ferguson in conjunction with this month's One Book Billings selection, The Carry Home. Gary will be at the library via Skype on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Community Room.
The second author is a visit from Bill Farley, who will be reading and discussing his new book James A. Murray: Butte’s Radical Irish Millionaire in person. Join us for this look at Montana & Irish history in the Community Room on Tuesday, March 13 at 5:30 pm.
For additional details about both visits, check out our Upcoming Special Events.
Programming For Older Adults
Reading and Storytelling: Reading together is one of the most meaningful activities we do with the kids in our lives. Learn how to do it better on Monday, March 19th from 2–3pm at this program, a partnership between Billings Public Library and the Foster Grandparent Program, designed for older adults who would like to learn some tips and tricks to make storytelling and reading aloud more enjoyable..
It’s Never Too Late To Learn! Could you use some tech help with your computer or smartphone, a website, app or program? Register for a free one hour session with our Senior Outreach Librarian. She’ll make you a more confident user of technology. Call to make an appointment 657–8255 for when you have the time and inclination.
Feel like seeing a free movie? Come to the library for the The Best of the 44th Northwest Filmmaker's Festival Tour, now in its fourth year here. We are pleased to present the most recent selection of short films, documentaries and art from Portland's Northwest Film Center. The films show in the Community Room on Tuesday, March 27th, at 7:00 pm.
I hope that when you visit your Library you will also take some time to visit the Sweet Café and enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack while also experiencing the many services provided to you. The Café is open Mon-Fri from 10am-2pm & 3pm-5pm.
The Billings Public Library has designated 2018 as the "Year of Financial Literacy." Throughout the course of the year, the Library, through various community partnerships, will provide programming, services, and educational opportunities for all residents of Yellowstone County.
The Library is many things to many people. It is our goal that every person who visits the Library leaves with a positive experience. A strong and popular library reflects well on the entire community.
Part of our ongoing improvement process involves reviewing feedback from you. We value your opinion of our Library and what we are doing to serve you. I appreciate the trust you place in the Library. If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me. If I can be of service to you in any way, please let me know.
We look forward to your visit!
Gavin J. Woltjer