Upcoming Special Events
Catch Your Pet with a Book!
It’s that time of year again! Our “Catch your pet with a book” photo challenge is back! We want to see your pets reading their favorite book! All you need to do to participate is share a photo of your pet with a book on our Facebook page using #billingslibrarypets2019, send it to us through Messenger or add it to our Facebook “Catch your pet with a book” event! Start sharing your pet photos with us November 16th! We will share your photos on the library’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts starting December 2nd and post daily until December 14th. The 3 most liked photos that we share, will win a Petsmart gift card! Winners will be contacted through Facebook by December 21st.
Sign up for January's One Book Billings
Sign-up begins December 2nd for the January discussions of Great Falls author Jamie Ford’s LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES.
Based on a true incident, the novel features a 12-year-old orphan raffled off as a prize at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle.
Discussions will take place January 6-10, 2020. Books are provided to participants by the generosity of the Billings Public Library Foundation, in memory of Marge McArthur.
A Celebration of Holiday Music - Big Sky Chorus
The Big Sky Holiday Chorus has been bringing their barbershop-style harmony to a celebration of favorite carols at the Library for many years. It's become a holiday tradition at BPL! Join us under the skylight on the 1st floor on Saturday, December 7, at 11:00 am.
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, December 12th, 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. Our next meeting will be January 22nd, when we will discuss American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Call 657-8290 to register.
LitCentric Book Discussion Groupmeets 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. We are currently reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Watchmen by Alan Moore, and books are available to check out at the 2nd floor Help Desk today for our meeting on December 4th. Read the book and then join us to share your thoughts over a slice of pizza!