Friday November 27, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lincoln Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and more over Zoom. Please email Kate at kradford@lclibrary.org or call the Lincoln Library at (406) 362-4300 to sign up and get the Zoom link for storytimes. 

CONTACT: Kate Radford  4063624300  kradford@lclibrary.org

Join us for stories, songs, and more over Zoom. Please email Kate at kradford@lclibrary.org or call the Lincoln Library at (406) 362-4300 to sign up and get the Zoom link for storytimes. 

CONTACT:
  Kate Radford
  4063624300
   kradford@lclibrary.org

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

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John Fraley’s new book "Heroes of the Bob Marshall Wilderness" follows the journeys of past and present heroes, from old-timers like Joe Murphy and Smoke Elser to the advocates and protectors of today. Over the past century they 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. Author John Fraley will join us in a conversation about the Bob, its heroes and what it took to write this book. Brought to you by the Lewis & Clark Library and Farcountry Press.

The United States Congress designated the Bob Marshall Wilderness in 1964 and it now has a total of one million acres. It is one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems in the world, the kind of wilderness most people can only imagine: rugged peaks, alpine lakes, cascading waterfalls, grassy meadows embellished with shimmering streams, a towering coniferous forest, and big river valleys. Register in advance for this webinar: 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5jm35ZpCTlSVoYhwZ5I7kg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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

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John Fraley’s new book "Heroes of the Bob Marshall Wilderness" follows the journeys of past and present heroes, from old-timers like Joe Murphy and Smoke Elser to the advocates and protectors of today. Over the past century they 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. Author John Fraley will join us in a conversation about the Bob, its heroes and what it took to write this book. Brought to you by the Lewis & Clark Library and Farcountry Press.

The United States Congress designated the Bob Marshall Wilderness in 1964 and it now has a total of one million acres. It is one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems in the world, the kind of wilderness most people can only imagine: rugged peaks, alpine lakes, cascading waterfalls, grassy meadows embellished with shimmering streams, a towering coniferous forest, and big river valleys. Register in advance for this webinar: 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5jm35ZpCTlSVoYhwZ5I7kg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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 Eggers

Join us on Zoom for a conversation about The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. Copies of the book are available  to pick up at the Library. Register below!

The 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.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kc-qprjMrGdJDIio_okoP_y2tkPWYNsCP

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

Join us on Zoom for a conversation about The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. Copies of the book are available  to pick up at the Library. Register below!

The 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.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kc-qprjMrGdJDIio_okoP_y2tkPWYNsCP

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 
CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   sschwich@lclibrary.org

Friday December 4, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lincoln Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and more over Zoom. Please email Kate at kradford@lclibrary.org or call the Lincoln Library at (406) 362-4300 to sign up and get the Zoom link for storytimes. 

CONTACT: Kate Radford  4063624300  kradford@lclibrary.org

Join us for stories, songs, and more over Zoom. Please email Kate at kradford@lclibrary.org or call the Lincoln Library at (406) 362-4300 to sign up and get the Zoom link for storytimes. 

CONTACT:
  Kate Radford
  4063624300
   kradford@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. 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.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtceiuqzIvH9ORynHtzQgvipPIx0xPEL9Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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. 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.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtceiuqzIvH9ORynHtzQgvipPIx0xPEL9Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.447.6681
   suzanne@lclibrary.org

Friday December 11, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lincoln Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and more over Zoom. Please email Kate at kradford@lclibrary.org or call the Lincoln Library at (406) 362-4300 to sign up and get the Zoom link for storytimes. 

CONTACT: Kate Radford  4063624300  kradford@lclibrary.org

Join us for stories, songs, and more over Zoom. Please email Kate at kradford@lclibrary.org or call the Lincoln Library at (406) 362-4300 to sign up and get the Zoom link for storytimes. 

CONTACT:
  Kate Radford
  4063624300
   kradford@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. December's Theme: Home

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcOytqzkjGtRt7XlTomWDcDNvNasSWzcy

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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. December's Theme: Home

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcOytqzkjGtRt7XlTomWDcDNvNasSWzcy

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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!

Winner of the National Book Award for First Work of Fiction
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. Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMldeqppjgqHdXkaY15OU6i-k79NwHQtlzM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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!

Winner of the National Book Award for First Work of Fiction
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. Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMldeqppjgqHdXkaY15OU6i-k79NwHQtlzM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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 NorthAs part of our NEA Big Read, the Premier Book Group welcomes you to our discussion of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. 

Nineteen-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.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeChpzwpE9AVmeIQtcUYGxBnELRpitJB

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

Into the Beautiful NorthAs part of our NEA Big Read, the Premier Book Group welcomes you to our discussion of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. 

Nineteen-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.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeChpzwpE9AVmeIQtcUYGxBnELRpitJB

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Schwichtenberg
  406.465.8759
   suzanne@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.

 

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.

 

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?

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuf-yqqD4tEtPJZoT1Pdu_PuK2GMPd-yhi

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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?

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuf-yqqD4tEtPJZoT1Pdu_PuK2GMPd-yhi

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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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