Thursday October 1, 2020 - Saturday October 31, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
October Daily Art Challenge

Build your creative habit this October! Blank notebooks are available for pickup at the Lincoln Branch Library or you can use your own. 

Pick a daily creative challenge using the Library's subscription to Creativebug, or find a challenge you like, such as #Inktober2020, #Drawlloween2020, a daily writing challenge, or a design-your-own challenge like those from #The100DayProject

Practice your craft and build your creative muscle, then meet up with us Wednesdays in October for sharing, reflection, and encouragement. Register to get the link for our Zoom meetups, which will be held the first three Wednesdays in October at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Kate Radford  4063624300  kradford@lclibrary.org

Build your creative habit this October! Blank notebooks are available for pickup at the Lincoln Branch Library or you can use your own. 

Pick a daily creative challenge using the Library's subscription to Creativebug, or find a challenge you like, such as #Inktober2020, #Drawlloween2020, a daily writing challenge, or a design-your-own challenge like those from #The100DayProject

Practice your craft and build your creative muscle, then meet up with us Wednesdays in October for sharing, reflection, and encouragement. Register to get the link for our Zoom meetups, which will be held the first three Wednesdays in October at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT:
  Kate Radford
  4063624300
   kradford@lclibrary.org


Sunday October 18, 2020 - Tuesday October 27, 2020
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Teen Craft at Home - REGISTRATION - Book Pillows

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT: heather dickerson  5856108333  hdickerson@lclibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT:
  heather dickerson
  5856108333
   hdickerson@lclibrary.org

There are 20 spaces available.

Friday October 23, 2020
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Teen Craft at Home - REGISTRATION - Book Pillows

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT: heather dickerson  5856108333  hdickerson@lclibrary.org

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT:
  heather dickerson
  5856108333
   hdickerson@lclibrary.org

Saturday October 24, 2020
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Teen Craft at Home - REGISTRATION - Book Pillows

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT: heather dickerson  5856108333  hdickerson@lclibrary.org

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT:
  heather dickerson
  5856108333
   hdickerson@lclibrary.org

Sunday October 25, 2020
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Teen Craft at Home - REGISTRATION - Book Pillows

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT: heather dickerson  5856108333  hdickerson@lclibrary.org

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT:
  heather dickerson
  5856108333
   hdickerson@lclibrary.org

Monday October 26, 2020
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Teen Craft at Home - REGISTRATION - Book Pillows

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT: heather dickerson  5856108333  hdickerson@lclibrary.org

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT:
  heather dickerson
  5856108333
   hdickerson@lclibrary.org

Tuesday October 27, 2020
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Teen Craft at Home - REGISTRATION - Book Pillows

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT: heather dickerson  5856108333  hdickerson@lclibrary.org

It's another installment of our Teen Craft at Home Program! This time, we're making decorative book pillows, perfect for propping up your book while you read on an chilly day. All materials will be provided and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, no matter their home library branch! Please indicate from which branch you'll pick up your kit and we'll get it there. 

Link to registration form: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=LCLIBRARY&curID=469502

Sign up period for this project: 10/18 through 10/27

Pick up period for this project: 10/27 through 11/4

Zoom Show & Tell: Sunday, 11/8, 3 pm. Link will be emailed a few days in advance. 

CONTACT:
  heather dickerson
  5856108333
   hdickerson@lclibrary.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Haunted Marysville with author Vince Moravek

Marysville resident and author Vince Moravek will share spine tingling tales from his book Haunted Marysville, Montana. This is a great presentation you definitely don't want to miss! Register below and a link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

Ghost towns aren't necessarily haunted, but this one sure is. The haunted Julian House's Dark Hall produces loud crashes throughout the night, with nary a thing out of place come morning. Phantoms of the Red House are said to wield talons in the sensation of a surprise attack on terrified victims. Locals still hear gunshots said to echo a family murder more than a century ago. The Dark Cabin stands as the most rumored haunt in town, and the Demon Troll of Aspen Way terrifies dogs and people alike. Local author Vince Moravek recounts the frightening and mysterious sides of Marysville.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Marysville resident and author Vince Moravek will share spine tingling tales from his book Haunted Marysville, Montana. This is a great presentation you definitely don't want to miss! Register below and a link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

Ghost towns aren't necessarily haunted, but this one sure is. The haunted Julian House's Dark Hall produces loud crashes throughout the night, with nary a thing out of place come morning. Phantoms of the Red House are said to wield talons in the sensation of a surprise attack on terrified victims. Locals still hear gunshots said to echo a family murder more than a century ago. The Dark Cabin stands as the most rumored haunt in town, and the Demon Troll of Aspen Way terrifies dogs and people alike. Local author Vince Moravek recounts the frightening and mysterious sides of Marysville.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Wednesday October 28, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mystery Book Group discusses Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Borrow a copy at the Capitol Branch. Meet the last Wednesday of the month at 7 PM online. Register below to get the meeting link 2 days before the event. 

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
"A brilliant literary murder mystery." —Chicago Tribune
"Extraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work." —Annie Proulx

In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . .

A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?

 

 

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Borrow a copy at the Capitol Branch. Meet the last Wednesday of the month at 7 PM online. Register below to get the meeting link 2 days before the event. 

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
"A brilliant literary murder mystery." —Chicago Tribune
"Extraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work." —Annie Proulx

In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . .

A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?

 

 

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Thursday November 5, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Premier Book Group discusses This Tender Land by William Kent Kreuger

This Tender LandINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade

The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression.

In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, he and his brother, Albert, their best friend, Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one summer, these four orphans journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

 

 

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  sschwich@lclibrary.org

This Tender LandINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade

The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression.

In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, he and his brother, Albert, their best friend, Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one summer, these four orphans journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   sschwich@lclibrary.org


Tuesday November 10, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Beginner's Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy - WikipediaJoin artist Jojo Liu in this beginner’s Chinese calligraphy class, from the safety and comfort of your own home! In this class, Jojo will be teaching you the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy: how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing. Register below and a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

 

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Chinese calligraphy - WikipediaJoin artist Jojo Liu in this beginner’s Chinese calligraphy class, from the safety and comfort of your own home! In this class, Jojo will be teaching you the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy: how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing. Register below and a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

 

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Tuesday November 17, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gather Round the Hearth

The book HEARTH anthology, is itself a conversation between diverse voices on community, identity, and place. As you have time to read, you’ll enjoy each piece and begin to see connections. Some ideas that come up multiple times are nature, technology, migration, and our sense of home and place. At each gathering, we’ll explore “pairings” of essays within these themes. The pairings are available http://here https://www.humanitiesmontana.org/gather-round-fire-edition-2019/hearth-pairings-2/

Explore and reflect on a sense of self and place through conversations with friends and neighbors. We’ll meet once a month to discuss a different theme October 2020-January 2021. Register below, the Zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event. November's theme: Nature

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  suzanne@lclibrary.org

The book HEARTH anthology, is itself a conversation between diverse voices on community, identity, and place. As you have time to read, you’ll enjoy each piece and begin to see connections. Some ideas that come up multiple times are nature, technology, migration, and our sense of home and place. At each gathering, we’ll explore “pairings” of essays within these themes. The pairings are available http://here https://www.humanitiesmontana.org/gather-round-fire-edition-2019/hearth-pairings-2/

Explore and reflect on a sense of self and place through conversations with friends and neighbors. We’ll meet once a month to discuss a different theme October 2020-January 2021. Register below, the Zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event. November's theme: Nature

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Thursday November 19, 2020
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Library Foundation Board Meeting
CONTACT: John Finn  406-447-1690
 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Daytimers Book Group discusses Station Eleven

Join us on Zoom for a conversation about Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Copies of the book are available  to pick up at the Library. Register below and a link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

 

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist
A PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.

Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-447-6681  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Join us on Zoom for a conversation about Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Copies of the book are available  to pick up at the Library. Register below and a link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

 

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist
A PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.

Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Monday November 30, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
An Evening with Author John Fraley

undefined"Heroes of the Bob Marshall Wilderness" follows the journeys of past and present heroes, from old-timers like Joe Murphy, to Smoke Elser, and on to the present. Over the past century these heroes have ridden, packed, and hiked from one end of the Bob to the other, and they’ve helped make the wilderness what it is today. Now, come along with them and celebrate their contributions, their challenges, and their fun times.

We'll be hosting a virtual conversation with the author John Farley on Monday, November 30 at 6:30 PM.
 
Please register below and we'll send you a link a few days before the event!
CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-447-6681  suzanne@lclibrary.org

undefined"Heroes of the Bob Marshall Wilderness" follows the journeys of past and present heroes, from old-timers like Joe Murphy, to Smoke Elser, and on to the present. Over the past century these heroes have ridden, packed, and hiked from one end of the Bob to the other, and they’ve helped make the wilderness what it is today. Now, come along with them and celebrate their contributions, their challenges, and their fun times.

We'll be hosting a virtual conversation with the author John Farley on Monday, November 30 at 6:30 PM.
 
Please register below and we'll send you a link a few days before the event!
CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Thursday December 3, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Premier Book Group discusses The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

The Monk of Mokha by Dave EggersThe Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

 

 
CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  sschwich@lclibrary.org

The Monk of Mokha by Dave EggersThe Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

 

 
CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   sschwich@lclibrary.org


Wednesday December 9, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mystery Book Group discusses Trace Elements

Books are available to pick up at the Library. Register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, waste no time in responding.

“They killed him. It was bad money. I told him no,” Benedetta Toso gasps the words about her recently-deceased husband, Vittorio Fadalto. Even though he is not sure she can hear him Brunetti softly promises he and Griffoni will look into what initially appears to be a private family tragedy. They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice’s water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident. Distracted briefly by Vice Questore Patta’s obsession with youth crime in Venice, Brunetti is bolstered once more by the remarkable research skills of Patta’s secretary, Signora Elettra Zorzi. Piecing together the tangled threads, in time Brunetti comes to realize the perilous meaning in the woman’s accusation and the threat it reveals to the health of the entire region. But justice in this case proves to be ambiguous, as Brunetti is reminded it can be when, seeking solace, he reads Aeschylus’s classic play The Eumenides.

As she has done so often through her memorable characters and storytelling skill, Donna Leon once again engages our sensibilities as to the differences between guilt and responsibility.

 
CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-447-6681  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Books are available to pick up at the Library. Register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, waste no time in responding.

“They killed him. It was bad money. I told him no,” Benedetta Toso gasps the words about her recently-deceased husband, Vittorio Fadalto. Even though he is not sure she can hear him Brunetti softly promises he and Griffoni will look into what initially appears to be a private family tragedy. They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice’s water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident. Distracted briefly by Vice Questore Patta’s obsession with youth crime in Venice, Brunetti is bolstered once more by the remarkable research skills of Patta’s secretary, Signora Elettra Zorzi. Piecing together the tangled threads, in time Brunetti comes to realize the perilous meaning in the woman’s accusation and the threat it reveals to the health of the entire region. But justice in this case proves to be ambiguous, as Brunetti is reminded it can be when, seeking solace, he reads Aeschylus’s classic play The Eumenides.

As she has done so often through her memorable characters and storytelling skill, Donna Leon once again engages our sensibilities as to the differences between guilt and responsibility.

 
CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Tuesday December 15, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gather Round the Hearth

The book HEARTH anthology, is itself a conversation between diverse voices on community, identity, and place. As you have time to read, you’ll enjoy each piece and begin to see connections. Some ideas that come up multiple times are nature, technology, migration, and our sense of home and place. At each gathering, we’ll explore “pairings” of essays within these themes. The pairings are available here https://www.humanitiesmontana.org/gather-round-fire-edition-2019/hearth-pairings-2/

Explore and reflect on a sense of self and place through conversations with friends and neighbors. We’ll meet once a month to discuss a different theme October 2020-January 2021. Register below, the Zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event. December's Theme: Home

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  suzanne@lclibrary.org

The book HEARTH anthology, is itself a conversation between diverse voices on community, identity, and place. As you have time to read, you’ll enjoy each piece and begin to see connections. Some ideas that come up multiple times are nature, technology, migration, and our sense of home and place. At each gathering, we’ll explore “pairings” of essays within these themes. The pairings are available here https://www.humanitiesmontana.org/gather-round-fire-edition-2019/hearth-pairings-2/

Explore and reflect on a sense of self and place through conversations with friends and neighbors. We’ll meet once a month to discuss a different theme October 2020-January 2021. Register below, the Zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event. December's Theme: Home

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Thursday December 17, 2020
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Library Foundation Board Meeting
CONTACT: John Finn  406-447-1690
 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Daytimers Book Group discusses Stones for Ibarra

Stones for Ibarra (Contemporary American Fiction) by [Harriet Doerr]Join us for a discussion of Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr. Copies of the book are available for pick up at the Library. Register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

 

Winner of the National Book Award for First Work of Fiction

"A very good novel indeed, with echoes of Gabriel García Márquez, Katherine Anne Porter, and even Graham Greene."--The New York Times

Richard and Sara Everton, just over and just under forty, have come to the small Mexican village of Ibarra to reopen a copper mine abandoned by Richard’s grandfather fifty years before. They have mortgaged, sold, borrowed, left friends and country, to settle in this remote spot; their plan is to live out their lives here, connected to the place and to each other.

The two Americans, the only foreigners in Ibarra, live among people who both respect and misunderstand them. And gradually the villagers--at first enigmas to the Evertons--come to teach them much about life and the relentless tide of fate.

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-447-6681  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Stones for Ibarra (Contemporary American Fiction) by [Harriet Doerr]Join us for a discussion of Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr. Copies of the book are available for pick up at the Library. Register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

 

Winner of the National Book Award for First Work of Fiction

"A very good novel indeed, with echoes of Gabriel García Márquez, Katherine Anne Porter, and even Graham Greene."--The New York Times

Richard and Sara Everton, just over and just under forty, have come to the small Mexican village of Ibarra to reopen a copper mine abandoned by Richard’s grandfather fifty years before. They have mortgaged, sold, borrowed, left friends and country, to settle in this remote spot; their plan is to live out their lives here, connected to the place and to each other.

The two Americans, the only foreigners in Ibarra, live among people who both respect and misunderstand them. And gradually the villagers--at first enigmas to the Evertons--come to teach them much about life and the relentless tide of fate.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Thursday January 7, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Premier Book Group discusses Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

Into the Beautiful NorthNineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn’t the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village — they’ve all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men — her own “Siete Magnv?ficos” — to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, Into the Beautiful North is the story of an irresistible young woman’s quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.

 
CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  sschwich@lclibrary.org

Into the Beautiful NorthNineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn’t the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village — they’ve all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men — her own “Siete Magnv?ficos” — to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, Into the Beautiful North is the story of an irresistible young woman’s quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.

 
CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   sschwich@lclibrary.org


Tuesday January 19, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gather Round the Hearth

The book HEARTH anthology, is itself a conversation between diverse voices on community, identity, and place. As you have time to read, you’ll enjoy each piece and begin to see connections. Some ideas that come up multiple times are nature, technology, migration, and our sense of home and place. At each gathering, we’ll explore “pairings” of essays within these themes. The pairings are available here https://www.humanitiesmontana.org/gather-round-fire-edition-2019/hearth-pairings-2/

Explore and reflect on a sense of self and place through conversations with friends and neighbors. We’ll meet once a month to discuss a different theme October 2020-January 2021. Register below, the Zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event. January's Theme: Migration

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  suzanne@lclibrary.org

The book HEARTH anthology, is itself a conversation between diverse voices on community, identity, and place. As you have time to read, you’ll enjoy each piece and begin to see connections. Some ideas that come up multiple times are nature, technology, migration, and our sense of home and place. At each gathering, we’ll explore “pairings” of essays within these themes. The pairings are available here https://www.humanitiesmontana.org/gather-round-fire-edition-2019/hearth-pairings-2/

Explore and reflect on a sense of self and place through conversations with friends and neighbors. We’ll meet once a month to discuss a different theme October 2020-January 2021. Register below, the Zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event. January's Theme: Migration

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Thursday January 21, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Daytimers Book Group discusses Midwinter Break

Midwinter Break: A Novel by [Bernard MacLaverty]

Join us for a discussion of Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty. Copies of the book are available for pick up at the Library. Register below and we'll send you a link to the online event a few days prior. 

 

Shortlisted for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

"[A] wrenchingly intimate depiction of a couple in the chilly, hibernal years of their marriage…[A book] with rare and unexpected beauty." —Wall Street Journal

With Midwinter Break, a moving portrait of retired couple Gerry and Stella Gilmore’s marriage in crisis, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers. Through accurate, compassionate observation and effortlessly elegant writing, MacLaverty reveals the long-unspoken insecurities that exist between Gerry and Stella over their four-day holiday in Amsterdam, crafting a profound examination of human love.

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-447-6681  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Midwinter Break: A Novel by [Bernard MacLaverty]

Join us for a discussion of Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty. Copies of the book are available for pick up at the Library. Register below and we'll send you a link to the online event a few days prior. 

 

Shortlisted for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

"[A] wrenchingly intimate depiction of a couple in the chilly, hibernal years of their marriage…[A book] with rare and unexpected beauty." —Wall Street Journal

With Midwinter Break, a moving portrait of retired couple Gerry and Stella Gilmore’s marriage in crisis, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers. Through accurate, compassionate observation and effortlessly elegant writing, MacLaverty reveals the long-unspoken insecurities that exist between Gerry and Stella over their four-day holiday in Amsterdam, crafting a profound examination of human love.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Wednesday January 27, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mystery Book Group discusses The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman

Books are available for pick up at the Library. Please register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

 

WINNER OF THE 2020 MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

The latest thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Lake of Dead Languages and The Other Mother, a story of mistaken identities and missed chances, forgiveness, and vengeance.

ALICE gets off a bus in the middle of a snowstorm in Delphi, NY. She is fleeing an abusive relationship and desperate to protect...

OREN, ten years old, a major Star Wars fan and wise beyond his years. Though Alice is wary, Oren bonds nearly instantly with...

MATTIE, a social worker in her fifties who lives in an enormous run-down house in the middle of the woods. Mattie lives alone and is always available, and so she is the person the hotline always calls when they need a late-night pickup. And although according to protocol Mattie should take Alice and Oren to a local shelter, instead she brings them home for the night. She has plenty of room, she says. What she doesn't say is that Oren reminds her of her little brother, who died thirty years ago at the age of ten.

But Mattie isn't the only one withholding elements of the truth. Alice is keeping her own secrets. And as the snowstorm worsens around them, each woman's past will prove itself unburied, stirring up threats both within and without.

 
CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-447-6681  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Books are available for pick up at the Library. Please register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

 

WINNER OF THE 2020 MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

The latest thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Lake of Dead Languages and The Other Mother, a story of mistaken identities and missed chances, forgiveness, and vengeance.

ALICE gets off a bus in the middle of a snowstorm in Delphi, NY. She is fleeing an abusive relationship and desperate to protect...

OREN, ten years old, a major Star Wars fan and wise beyond his years. Though Alice is wary, Oren bonds nearly instantly with...

MATTIE, a social worker in her fifties who lives in an enormous run-down house in the middle of the woods. Mattie lives alone and is always available, and so she is the person the hotline always calls when they need a late-night pickup. And although according to protocol Mattie should take Alice and Oren to a local shelter, instead she brings them home for the night. She has plenty of room, she says. What she doesn't say is that Oren reminds her of her little brother, who died thirty years ago at the age of ten.

But Mattie isn't the only one withholding elements of the truth. Alice is keeping her own secrets. And as the snowstorm worsens around them, each woman's past will prove itself unburied, stirring up threats both within and without.

 
CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Thursday February 4, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Premier Book Group discusses A Pure Heart by Rajia Hassib

A Pure Heart by Rajia HassibA powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters–their divergent fates and the secrets of one family

Sisters Rose and Gameela Gubran could not have been more different. Rose, an Egyptologist, married an American journalist and immigrated to New York City, where she works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gameela, a devout Muslim since her teenage years, stayed in Cairo. During the aftermath of Egypt’s revolution, Gameela is killed in a suicide bombing. When Rose returns to Egypt after the bombing, she sifts through the artifacts Gameela left behind, desperate to understand how her sister came to die, and who she truly was.

Soon, Rose realizes that Gameela has left many questions unanswered. Why had she quit her job just a few months before her death and not told her family? Who was she romantically involved with? And how did the religious Gameela manage to keep so many secrets?

Rich in depth and feeling, A Pure Heart is a brilliant portrait of two Muslim women in the twenty-first century and the decisions they make in work and love that determine their destinies. As Rose is struggling to reconcile her identities as an Egyptian and as a new American, she investigates Gameela’s devotion to her religion and her country. The more Rose uncovers about her sister’s life, the more she must reconcile their two fates, their inextricable bond as sisters, and who should and should not be held responsible for Gameela’s death.

Rajia Hassib’s A Pure Heart is a stirring and deeply textured novel that asks what it means to forgive, and considers how faith, family, and love can unite and divide us.

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  sschwich@lclibrary.org

A Pure Heart by Rajia HassibA powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters–their divergent fates and the secrets of one family

Sisters Rose and Gameela Gubran could not have been more different. Rose, an Egyptologist, married an American journalist and immigrated to New York City, where she works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gameela, a devout Muslim since her teenage years, stayed in Cairo. During the aftermath of Egypt’s revolution, Gameela is killed in a suicide bombing. When Rose returns to Egypt after the bombing, she sifts through the artifacts Gameela left behind, desperate to understand how her sister came to die, and who she truly was.

Soon, Rose realizes that Gameela has left many questions unanswered. Why had she quit her job just a few months before her death and not told her family? Who was she romantically involved with? And how did the religious Gameela manage to keep so many secrets?

Rich in depth and feeling, A Pure Heart is a brilliant portrait of two Muslim women in the twenty-first century and the decisions they make in work and love that determine their destinies. As Rose is struggling to reconcile her identities as an Egyptian and as a new American, she investigates Gameela’s devotion to her religion and her country. The more Rose uncovers about her sister’s life, the more she must reconcile their two fates, their inextricable bond as sisters, and who should and should not be held responsible for Gameela’s death.

Rajia Hassib’s A Pure Heart is a stirring and deeply textured novel that asks what it means to forgive, and considers how faith, family, and love can unite and divide us.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   sschwich@lclibrary.org

Thursday February 18, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Daytimers Book Group discusses Born a Crime

Join us for a discussion about Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Copies of the book are available for pick up at the Library. Register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

 

 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

 
CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-447-6681  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Join us for a discussion about Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Copies of the book are available for pick up at the Library. Register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

 

 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

 
CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Wednesday February 24, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mystery Book Group discusses An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Books available for pickup at the Library. Register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

 

This is the first Cordelia Gray mystery which introduces us to the young sleuth, now the sole proprietor of the Pryde Detective Agency, and hard at work on her first independent case. Sir Ronald Callender's son Mark is found hanged in mysterious circumstances, and he hires Cordelia to shed some light on his son's apparent suicide. But as Cordelia pieces together the facts surrounding his death, delving back into the long-buried secrets of the Callender family, she finds that Mark had many good friends - and one deadly enemy.

About the author: P. D. James was the author of twenty-one books, many of which feature her detective hero Adam Dalgliesh and have been televised or filmed. She was the recipient of many honors, including the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014 at the age of ninety-four.

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-447-6681  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Books available for pickup at the Library. Register below and a meeting link will be sent to you a few days before the event. 

 

This is the first Cordelia Gray mystery which introduces us to the young sleuth, now the sole proprietor of the Pryde Detective Agency, and hard at work on her first independent case. Sir Ronald Callender's son Mark is found hanged in mysterious circumstances, and he hires Cordelia to shed some light on his son's apparent suicide. But as Cordelia pieces together the facts surrounding his death, delving back into the long-buried secrets of the Callender family, she finds that Mark had many good friends - and one deadly enemy.

About the author: P. D. James was the author of twenty-one books, many of which feature her detective hero Adam Dalgliesh and have been televised or filmed. She was the recipient of many honors, including the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014 at the age of ninety-four.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Thursday March 4, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Premier Book Group discusses The Common Good by Robert Reich

The Common Good by Robert B. ReichRobert B. Reich makes a powerful case for the expansion of America’s moral imagination. Rooting his argument in common sense and everyday reality, he demonstrates that a common good constitutes the very essence of any society or nation. Societies, he says, undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce the common good as well as vicious cycles that undermine it, one of which America has been experiencing for the past five decades. This process can and must be reversed. But first we need to weigh the moral obligations of citizenship and carefully consider how we relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership.

Powerful, urgent, and utterly vital, this is a heartfelt missive from one of our foremost political thinkers.

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  sschwich@lclibrary.org

The Common Good by Robert B. ReichRobert B. Reich makes a powerful case for the expansion of America’s moral imagination. Rooting his argument in common sense and everyday reality, he demonstrates that a common good constitutes the very essence of any society or nation. Societies, he says, undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce the common good as well as vicious cycles that undermine it, one of which America has been experiencing for the past five decades. This process can and must be reversed. But first we need to weigh the moral obligations of citizenship and carefully consider how we relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership.

Powerful, urgent, and utterly vital, this is a heartfelt missive from one of our foremost political thinkers.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   sschwich@lclibrary.org

Thursday March 18, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Daytimers Book Group discusses Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann

Tyll: A Novel by [Daniel Kehlmann, Ross Benjamin]Join us for a discussion of Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann. Copies of the book are available to pick up at the Library. Register below and a link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

 

Daniel Kehlmann transports the medieval legend of the trickster Tyll Ulenspiegel to the seventeenth century in an enchanting work of magical realism, macabre humor, and rollicking adventure. Tyll is a scrawny boy growing up in a quiet village until his father, a miller with a forbidden interest in alchemy and magic, is found out by the church. After Tyll flees with the baker’s daughter, he falls in with a traveling performer who teaches him his trade. As a juggler and a jester, Tyll forges his own path through a world devastated by the Thirty Years’ War, evading witch-hunters, escaping a collapsed mine outside a besieged city, and entertaining the exiled King and Queen of Bohemia along the way. The result is both a riveting story and a moving tribute to the power of art in the face of the senseless brutality of history.

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-447-6681  suzanne@lclibrary.org

Tyll: A Novel by [Daniel Kehlmann, Ross Benjamin]Join us for a discussion of Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann. Copies of the book are available to pick up at the Library. Register below and a link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

 

Daniel Kehlmann transports the medieval legend of the trickster Tyll Ulenspiegel to the seventeenth century in an enchanting work of magical realism, macabre humor, and rollicking adventure. Tyll is a scrawny boy growing up in a quiet village until his father, a miller with a forbidden interest in alchemy and magic, is found out by the church. After Tyll flees with the baker’s daughter, he falls in with a traveling performer who teaches him his trade. As a juggler and a jester, Tyll forges his own path through a world devastated by the Thirty Years’ War, evading witch-hunters, escaping a collapsed mine outside a besieged city, and entertaining the exiled King and Queen of Bohemia along the way. The result is both a riveting story and a moving tribute to the power of art in the face of the senseless brutality of history.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org


Thursday April 1, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Premier Book Group discusses The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk KiddAn extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings

In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything.

Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana’s pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome’s occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history.

Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus’s life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman’s bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

CONTACT: Suzanne Schwichtenberg  406-465-8759  sschwich@lclibrary.org

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk KiddAn extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings

In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything.

Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana’s pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome’s occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history.

Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus’s life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman’s bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   sschwich@lclibrary.org


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