While the Library is closed, it’s a great time to discover the resources BPL offers online. Check out e-books 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!
Take and Make Bird Feeder Craft
Starting Monday, Jan. 11th, celebrate your feathered friends by creating a simple bird feeder. Kits are available on a first come, first served basis through curbside service. No registration necessary. *Contains peanut butter and is suitable for adults, teens and older children. Available while supplies last. Email email@example.com for more information.
The Great Billings Book Hunt
Our new year-long reading challenge for adults begins on January 11th!
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.
Our first monthly challenge is Shelfie Time! Take a look through your personal bookshelves or your TBR pile, and find one of those books you've always meant to read. Read it, and then tell us how it went.
Take a Chance with Blind Date with a Book
Begins February 1st
We’re going curbside with this popular program in addition to the updated inhouse version! Curbside, just ask us for a Blind Date book. We’ll select a title from our list of staff recommendations and check it out for you to try. Then, you can “Rate Your Date” and may even win a prize.
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 Circe by Madeline Miller, and we will be holding our meeting online on Wednesday, January 27th, at 7:00 pm. Please email us for more information.
LitCentric Book Discussion Group
uses a combination of self-purchased copies and library book club kits. We will be meeting virtually on January 26th at 7pm to discuss Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic. 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 Lone Wolf and Cub, vol. 1, by Kazuo Koike, which can be checked out on BPL's Freading site with a library card. We will meet at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 3rd. Email us for more information.