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I am writing this from Chicago where I am visiting my youngest daughter. The city has some great things to offer but I am ready to be back in Montana! The “Erin in Exile” exhibit will arrive on Wednesday and we will be setting up that afternoon....

 

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I just received great news that Neal Lewing from Humanities Montana will be able to come and do his presentation on Thomas Francis Meagher June 5th at 6:30. It will be a great night of Montana history! Since May’s History Book Club is featuring ...

 

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The History Book Club will be meeting to discuss “Paris” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, in the basement. Next month we will be reading “The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero” by Timothy Egan to go...

 

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Happy National Library Week! If you do not have a library card or have not been to the Library in a while, we invite you to come check out all of the programs and services. Also, coming up is National Children’s Book Week, May 1-7, and the “Erin...

 

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Last call for the Friends of the Library meeting on Thursday, April 6th at 5:00. Everyone is invited and we have much to discuss about the coming months! If you would like more information about the Friends please call the Library at 287-3763 or...

 

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By the time you read this I will be almost done with a week at the Montana Library Association (MLA) annual meeting in Billings. MLA provides a myriad of training in all types of areas and relevant issues relating to library funding, new laws, the la...

 

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Joyeux printemps! Happy springtime! The History Book Club will be finishing up “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, and head to France for April. Edward Rutherfurd’s novel “Paris” is the choice for next month. This...

 

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I just returned from the Broad Valleys Federation meeting and thought I would share a little information about this wonderful organization. There are six different federations in Montana, which are divided into different geographical regions. The...

 

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Last call for beginning computer classes! There are five spots left for the new session of beginners starting on March 6th. The advanced group will begin their new sessions in March as well with TechBoomers “Internet Safety 101”. If you are...

 

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Like many people around the country, I am currently watching “Victoria” on television every week. It is a wonderful historical drama about the life of Queen Victoria, one of Great Britain’s longest ruling monarchs. She was only 18 years old...

 

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I received word this last week that the Library will be hosting “Erin’s Exiled Children” during the month of May this year! There will be all types of special programming to accompany the exhibit so watch here for special announcements. A full...

 

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If you have ever had a desire to write and have others appreciate, critique, and make suggestions on your work; the Tuesday night Writer’s Group invites you to come and be a part of their fellowship. The first meeting was such a success that the...

 

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It’s Music Jam Time for all the singers, musicians, and patrons who just like to listen in. Music Jam is a group of people who love to make music together in the basement of the Library. The group meets every second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and is...

 

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2017, a year of new programming and old at the Library! First of all Bruce Ball will be leading a new writer’s group in the evening at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10th. Anyone who is interested in writing is welcome...

 

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I hope you are all staying warm this snowy season. If you are in need of something fun to read, the Library just received another shipment of new books and movies. The collection is now all caught up on several series, including Anne Perry’s...

 

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What a great visit we had with Santa on Saturday! The Library staff wishes to express a special thank you to the Friends of the Library for providing goodie bags for the children, refreshments for the adults, setting up the snack tables, and helping...

 

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Are you running out of gift ideas, recipes for holiday gatherings, or decorating ideas? The Library has many excellent resources for creating new traditions during the season. “Christmas from the Heart” from Better Homes and Gardens, “The...

 

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December is here and the Library schedule is full of fun holiday activities. Tuesday afternoons, December 6 and 13 at 2:00 p.m. will be the adult ornament making classes. The itinerary will include traditional German stars and Danish heart baskets wi...

 

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I hope everyone has a wonderful few days off for Thanksgiving. The Library will be closed Thursday and Friday this week so the staff may enjoy the holiday with friends and family. Saturday will resume regular hours from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is...

 

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It was the third year of the Civil War, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared that each November there would be a national day of Thanksgiving. It was based on a celebration which first took place in 1621, when the Wampanoag Indians and the...

 

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On November 11, 1918 at 11:00 a.m. World War I Allied Supreme Commander Ferdinand Foch met with the German delegation to sign the armistice aboard his railway carriage near Compiegne, France. Although many people think of this event as the end of...

 

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How would you feel if a total stranger had the authority to tell you what you could or could not read? This week the Library is recognizing the right of all Americans to read what they wish through “Banned Books Week”, September 25-October 1....

 

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Music and art are the themes for September children’s programs. Butch Paquin will be teaching a watercolor class for school age children on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm and the library will be providing all of the supplies. Please call the Library to sign...

 

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