Adults

Special Events 

Library Book Groups

  • Turning Page: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, August 28th, 7:00 pm
  • Litcentric:  Circe by Madeline Miller, June 25th, 7:00 pm
  • Graphics: Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan, August 7th, 7:00 pm
  • Please call 657-8290 for Information

Upcoming Special Events

universe of stories graphicSummer Reading Registration is Live NOW!

2019's theme is "A Universe of Stories", and we have some exciting events, prizes and activities planned for all ages. Our Block Party will be back on June 22nd, as is our Brunch of Champions for Adults who complete the program, along with music, movies, science talks and book groups. 

 Sign up now to take a look and get ready for logging to begin on June 3rd.

Summer Reading Events in June include: 

  • June 22nd:  "A Universe of Stories" Block Party!
  • June 25th: 50th Anniversary Apollo Missions with NASA Solar System Ambassador Lynn Powers 
  • June 26th:  Starlab
  • June 29th:  "It Came from Outer Space!!" Movie Matinee:  Mars Attacks! (1996, PG-13)

Sign up now for our Summer Reading book clubs!  We will be discussing Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer on July 10th, and The Hunt for Vulcan by Thomas Levenson on July 17th.  Both discussions will begin at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room, and copies of each are available to check out at the 2nd floor help desk. 

50th Anniversary Apollo Missions & Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Tuesday, June 25th, 4:00 pm, Community Room

Join Lynn Powers, NASA Solar System Ambassador, to learn about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions and Apollo 11 landing on the moon.

NASA photo

Summer Reading Movie Matinee:  "It Came from Outer Space!!"

June 29th, 2:00 pm, in the Community Room

Join us for a series of movie matinees focusing on the lighter side of science fiction!  First up is Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton's lovingly twisted take on the 1950's alien invasion movies.  This 1996 classic features a remarkable cast, and Burton's trademark sense of humor.  

Classes and Crafts:

Tai Chi for Everyone presented by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Billings

In the Taoist tradition, a person's health depends on the harmony of body, mind, and spirit. The Taoist Tai Chi arts exercise the entire physiology, including the tendons, joints, connective tissue and the internal organs. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing that allows movement, including grip-less, flat-soled shoes, and should be prepared to sign a waiver.Thursdays at Noon in the Community Room.


The Fellowship of the Fiber 


Thursday, June 27, 1pm, Large Conference Room
We are the library's fiber arts enthusiasts who knit, crochet, embroider, spin, felt, and generally love fiber arts.  We get together the second and fourth Thursdays of every month to talk about what we enjoy the most and share projects.  If you're a newbie at the fiber craft game, we can help you learn!  This is our Fellowship, we look forward to your company!

Library Book Groups!  

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

Turning Page Book Discussion Group

 

uses the Library's collection of book club kits and usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. We gather in the 2nd floor Board Room at 7pm.  We are on hiatus over June and July, so our next meeting will be August 28th, when we will discuss Destiny of the Republic:  A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Canice Millard. Call 657-8290 to register.

LitCentric Book Discussion Group

  meets the last Tuesday of every month between January and October at 7pm in the second floor Large Conference Room.  We use a combination of self-purchased copies and library book club kits. Bring your mug for coffee!  We are currently reading Circe by Madeline Miller and will meet on June 25th.

Email refdesk@ci.billings.mt.us to sign up.

Graphics:  A Graphic Novel Book Group

A joint project with Adult and Teen Services, this intergenerational book group will feature selections from our new Graphic Novel Book Kits for bi-monthly discussions.  Our next selection will be Paper Girls, vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, and books are available to check out at the 2nd floor Help Desk today for our meeting on August 7th. Read the book and then join us to share your thoughts over a slice of pizza!

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!