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One Book Billings

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The One Book Billings program seeks to provide a forum for readers to discuss in small groups books by regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains, especially Montana. 

Sign up for the November sessions begins October 1. The November book is the novel The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson. Find out more about One Book Billings, including the list of all the books for this series. Sign up for the November sessions

November 6th: One Book Billings is pleased to present an author talk through Zoom with author Susan Henderson. Join us at 1:00 pm in the Community Room!

Brain Games LabelAdult Take and Make: Brain Games

Adult Take and Make: Brain Games is available for pickup at the second floor help desk.  This Take and Make is full of medium to difficult puzzles designed to challenge your mind and keep your brain agile.  Take and Makes are available to pick up starting October 1st at the Second Floor Help Desk. 

Author Visit: Cold War Montana with Ken RobisonKen Robison Cold War Montana Nov 6

November 6th (3:00 pm, Community Room): We are pleased to welcome Montana historian Ken Robison back to the Library to discuss his newest publication, “Cold War Montana.” In it, Mr. Robison situates the state’s involvement in the global conflict and details the actions of several native Montanans within various Cold War theaters. Mr. Robison is a historian and preservationist. He is a retired navy captain after a career in naval intelligence. 

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Challenge yourself in the Great Billings Book Hunt!  Monthly activities encourage you to search for titles outside your comfort zone. Log your books and complete our challenges, and you might even win a prize. 

In October, our challenge is The Unexplained.  In October, we'd like you to hunt for the things that go bump in the night.  You know what we mean--stories featuring ghosts, vampires, aliens, mysterious phenomena or other spooky entities.  

In addition, don't forget to also log your book via the "Log Reading Button" on your home page.  This challenge is open from October 1st - 31st,  A new challenge will be available on November 1st. 

 Sign up here. 

Library Book Groups!

The Library sponsors book discussion groups which are sure to whet your appetite for something different:

Turning Page Book Discussion Group

Our current book is The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix, and we will be holding our meeting online on Wednesday, October 27th, at 6:30 pm. Please email us for more information.

LitCentric Book Discussion Group

We use a combination of self-purchased copies and library book club kits.  We will be meeting virtually on October 26 at 7pm to discuss Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.  Email us to sign up!

Billings Bookmarks:  An Online Book Group

We want to talk with you about what you’re reading! As part of The Billings Bookmarks, you can share thoughts about your current reads, connect with fellow Billings readers, and have some fun. Come to the Facebook Group Page for more information.  

Graphics:  A Graphic Novel Book Group

A joint project with Adult and Teen Services, this intergenerational book group will feature selections from our Graphic Novel Book Kits and Freading ebooks for our online discussions. Our next selection is Something is Killing the Children, v. 1, by James Tynion, which is available as an ebook on BPL's Freading site.  We will meet online at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 3rd.  Email us for more information. 

Looking for your Next Favorite Book or Movie? 

Visit our Readers' Corner to find out what members of our Library Staff are reading and watching.  You will see what we are excited about, and can join in the conversation!  To learn about the latest hot titles, check out Book Sizzle.  Then come back next week;  we update these pages regularly!

Online Resources

Woman using tablet computer Opens in new windowDiscover our online resources!  You can check out e-books, magazines, and audiobooks, take a class, learn a new language, stream your favorite music and much more. Try it out today!

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds - BPL will also be posting links to other great sites that have other ways to educate, entertain and distract you!