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Adult Events

  1. Richard Layne Author Reading and Signing

    September 8, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

  2. An Evening with Bozeman author Keith McCafferty

    September 16, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

  3. An Evening with the poet Carol Frost

    September 18, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Carol Frost studied at the Sorbonne and earned degrees from the State University of Oneonta and Syracuse University. She is the author of eleven books of poems and is the director of Winter with the Writers, a Festival of the Literary Arts. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and won several Pushcart Prizes. She holds the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Chair of English at Rollins College, where she directs the Winter with the Writers program.

  4. Read In @ your Lewis & Clark Library

    September 25, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ The Read In Room (formerly the Teen Space!)

    Read In @ Your Lewis & Clark Library Help the library celebrate Banned Books Week and the freedom to choose what you read! Participate in the Library’s Read In on Thursday, September 25. Participants will spend time reading from a book or graphic novel of their choice and can choose to share their experience in writing or in a photograph. Find the fun in the Read-In Room (also known as the teen space!) Thursday, September 25. All day; Teen Space.

  5. Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

    September 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle Join us for a screening on Thursday, September 25, of this PBS documentary that chronicles the fascinating history of superheroes through comic books. This film is an excellent choice for this year's Banned Books Week with it's focus on Comic Books, and a great teaser for the great comic book themed programs coming to our library in January 2015! Thursday, September 25, 7 pm. Large Meeting Room.

Bookmobile Branch

  1. Masonic Home of Montana

    September 2, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ 2010 Masonic Home Rd

  2. Eagles Manor

    September 2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 715 N Fee Street

  3. Son Heaven Assisted Living

    September 3, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ 2510 Ferndale Lane

  4. Hunter's Pointe Retirement Residence

    September 3, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 2801 Colonial Drive

  5. Helena Christian School

    September 4, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ 3384 Canyon Ferry Rd

  6. Warren Elementary School

    September 4, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Helena Valley Northeas
    Helena, MT 59601

  7. Leisure Village Mobile Home Park

    September 4, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 2901 Herrin Road

  8. Wolf Creek Elementary School

    September 5, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ 150 Walsh St

  9. Milford Colony

    September 5, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hwy 287

  10. Canyon Store in Wolf Creek

    September 5, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 175 Recreation Road

  11. Canyon Creek Country Store

    September 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 8703 Lincoln Road W

  12. Trinity Elementary School

    September 9, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ 7435 Duffy Ln

  13. Jim Darcy Elementary School

    September 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 990 Lincoln Road W

  14. Rossiter Elementary

    September 9, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ 1497 Sierra RD

  15. Aspen Gardens Assisted Living

    September 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 13 Bumblebee Ct

  16. State Capitol

    September 10, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ 301 East 6th Street

  17. Touchmark

    September 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 915 Saddle Drive

  18. Apple Rehab Cooney

    September 10, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ 2555 E Broadway

  19. Big Sky Care Center

    September 10, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ 2475 Winne Ave

  20. O'Malley's Tavern

    September 11, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  21. Eagles Manor

    September 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 715 N Fee Street

  22. Son Heaven Assisted Living

    September 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ 2510 Ferndale Lane

  23. Hunter's Pointe Retirement Residence

    September 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 2801 Colonial Drive

  24. Helena Christian School

    September 18, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ 3384 Canyon Ferry Rd

  25. Warren Elementary School

    September 18, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Helena Valley Northeas
    Helena, MT 59601

  26. Leisure Village Mobile Home Park

    September 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 2901 Herrin Road

  27. Wolf Creek Elementary School

    September 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ 150 Walsh St

  28. Milford Colony

    September 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hwy 287

  29. Canyon Store in Wolf Creek

    September 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 175 Recreation Road

  30. Canyon Creek Country Store

    September 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 8703 Lincoln Road W

  31. Trinity Elementary School

    September 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ 7435 Duffy Ln

  32. Jim Darcy Elementary School

    September 23, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 990 Lincoln Road W

  33. Rossiter Elementary

    September 23, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ 1497 Sierra RD

  34. Aspen Gardens Assisted Living

    September 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 13 Bumblebee Ct

  35. State Capitol

    September 24, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ 301 East 6th Street

  36. Touchmark

    September 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 915 Saddle Drive

  37. Apple Rehab Cooney

    September 24, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ 2555 E Broadway

  38. Big Sky Care Center

    September 24, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ 2475 Winne Ave

  39. O'Malley's Tavern

    September 25, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  40. Masonic Home of Montana

    September 30, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ 2010 Masonic Home Rd

  41. Eagles Manor

    September 30, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 715 N Fee Street

Computer Classes

  1. Beginning Microsoft Word

    September 9, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    *This is a four day class. Students are signing up for all four sessions. Each session builds on the previous session.* Learn the basics of this powerful word processing program. Learn valuable word processing skills like creating, opening and saving documents, formatting text and using cut, copy and paste. To register call the Information Desk at 447-1690 ext 5. On the day of the class, please wait at the lobby "Staff Only" door to be let in before the Library opens. For any questions, please call 447-1690 ext 130.

  2. Beginning Microsoft Word

    September 10, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    *This is a four day class. Students are signing up for all four sessions. Each session builds on the previous session.* Learn the basics of this powerful word processing program. Learn valuable word processing skills like creating, opening and saving documents, formatting text and using cut, copy and paste. To register call the Information Desk at 447-1690 ext 5. On the day of the class, please wait at the lobby "Staff Only" door to be let in before the Library opens. For any questions, please call 447-1690 ext 130.

  3. Beginning Microsoft Word

    September 11, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    *This is a four day class. Students are signing up for all four sessions. Each session builds on the previous session.* Learn the basics of this powerful word processing program. Learn valuable word processing skills like creating, opening and saving documents, formatting text and using cut, copy and paste. To register call the Information Desk at 447-1690 ext 5. On the day of the class, please wait at the lobby "Staff Only" door to be let in before the Library opens. For any questions, please call 447-1690 ext 130.

  4. Beginning Microsoft Word

    September 12, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    *This is a four day class. Students are signing up for all four sessions. Each session builds on the previous session.* Learn the basics of this powerful word processing program. Learn valuable word processing skills like creating, opening and saving documents, formatting text and using cut, copy and paste. To register call the Information Desk at 447-1690 ext 5. On the day of the class, please wait at the lobby "Staff Only" door to be let in before the Library opens. For any questions, please call 447-1690 ext 130.

  5. Intermediate Microsoft Word

    September 23, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    *This is a four day class. Students are signing up for all four sessions. Each session builds on the previous session.* Learn intermediate skills of this powerful word processing program. To register call the Information Desk at 447-1690 ext 5. On the day of the class, please wait at the lobby "Staff Only" door to be let in before the Library opens. For any questions, please call 447-1690 ext 130.

  6. Intermediate Microsoft Word

    September 24, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    *This is a four day class. Students are signing up for all four sessions. Each session builds on the previous session.* Learn intermediate skills of this powerful word processing program. To register call the Information Desk at 447-1690 ext 5. On the day of the class, please wait at the lobby "Staff Only" door to be let in before the Library opens. For any questions, please call 447-1690 ext 130.

  7. Intermediate Microsoft Word

    September 25, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    *This is a four day class. Students are signing up for all four sessions. Each session builds on the previous session.* Learn intermediate skills of this powerful word processing program. To register call the Information Desk at 447-1690 ext 5. On the day of the class, please wait at the lobby "Staff Only" door to be let in before the Library opens. For any questions, please call 447-1690 ext 130.

  8. Intermediate Microsoft Word

    September 26, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    *This is a four day class. Students are signing up for all four sessions. Each session builds on the previous session.* Learn intermediate skills of this powerful word processing program. To register call the Information Desk at 447-1690 ext 5. On the day of the class, please wait at the lobby "Staff Only" door to be let in before the Library opens. For any questions, please call 447-1690 ext 130.

Daytimers Book Group

  1. Daytimers Book Group

    September 18, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mezzanine Meeting Room

    We will discuss As Sweet As Honey by Indira Ganesan.

    Ganesan’s novel is set on the island of Pi in the Bay of Bengal. The tale is narrated by Mina, who, as a 10-year-old, watches in awe as her six-foot-tall aunt Meterling falls in love with a chubby, genial Englishman by the name of Archer, only to tragically lose him just after they had exchanged their vows. Whether she’s describing verdant, lush Pi or bustling, crowded London, Ganesan brings Meterling’s two worlds, and her conflicted feelings about each of them, to vibrant life.

East Helena Branch

  1. Author Rae Ellen Lee Reading and Book Signing of "A Field Guide to Geezers"

    September 9, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ East Helena Branch Library

    A FIELD GUIDE TO GEEZERS – An Illustrated Look at a Curious Branch of Hominids is the first book of its kind. Based on decades of research, Lee, an amateur naturalist and geezer enthusiast, offers detailed field notes and illustrations (by illustrator John A. Alley of Butte, MT) describing the unique behaviors and entertaining habits of 13 different species. In a power point discussion, you will see why these charming hominids add so much spice to our ordinary lives. You will learn viewing techniques as well as secret tips for meeting and live-trapping your very own dream-geezer—the rules.

  2. East Helena Block Party

    September 18, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Main Street Park across from the East Helena Branch Library (16 E Main)

    Thanks to a grant from the United Way, the East Helena Branch Library received funds to launch a fun, new, and educational after-school activity - Legos, lots and lots of Legos! Join us for a block party to celebrate. There will be popcorn, ice creams, and of course......Legos.

Graphix!

  1. Graphix Teen Book Group

    September 23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mezzanine Meeting Room

    Comic books...graphic novels...manga! Join our newest teen book group dedicated to words AND pictures. Each month we'll read a title together and share what we're reading on our own. Good snacks and fun!

Great Books Group

  1. Great Books Group

    September 3, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mezzanine Meeting Room

    Discuss a wide variety of the classics from ancient Greece to the mid-twentieth century. This is a member moderated casual conversation group and is free and open to the public. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM in the Mezzanine Meeting Room.

    We will discuss The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

Library Board

  1. Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    September 16, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Mezzanine Meeting Room

Library Foundation

  1. Revising the Western Narrative with author Russell Rowland - Stephen Ambrose Memorial Lecture Series

    September 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Rowland's talk will focus on the importance exploring the truth about our history in order to determine what we can do different in the future. Book signing and reception to follow. Russell Rowland was born in Bozeman, Montana, in 1957. His first novel, In Open Spaces, made the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list and was named among the "Best of the West 2002" by the Salt Lake City Tribune. It received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. Rowland's second novel, The Watershed Years, also garnered rave reviews and was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award for fiction. His third novel is High and Inside, the story of a former Red Sox pitcher who moves to Bozeman, Montana to try to rebuild a shattered life. Rowland lives in his home town of Billings, where he teaches at MSU-Billings and offers private editing consultation. He has taught at Boston University and was a writer in residence at St. Mary's College.

  2. Writing from Personal Experience with author Russell Rowland

    September 24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Small Meeting Room

    Participants are invited to join author Russell Rowland to learn about exploring their story through fiction. There will be exercises and examples of other peoples' work where they have either written about their own lives or told their story through fiction.

Mystery Book Group

  1. Mystery Book Group

    September 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mezzanine Meeting Room

    We will discuss Ripper by Isabel Allende

    Isabel Allende—the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Zorro, have sold more than 57 million copies around the world—demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with Ripper, an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco.

Premier Book Group

  1. Premier Book Group

    September 4, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mezzanine Meeting Room

    Read and discuss today's popular titles which are available for loan at the Information Desk. We will discuss the first 464 pages of The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kerans Goodwin.

Teen Events

  1. Teen Writers Group

    September 8, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mezzanine Meeting Room

    Do you like to write? Join LCL's talented group of teen writers! Bring a piece of writing to share and be ready for food, fun, and great conversation. Teens in grades 6-12 welcome.

  2. TAG [Teen Advisory Group]

    September 10, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Teen Space

    Do you care about your library? Have books, movies, or programs you'd like to see? Join us for food and fun in the Teen Space at Lewis & Clark Library. Students in grades 6-12 encouraged.

  3. The Fault In Our Stars Movie Release Party

    September 19, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ 120 S Last Chance Gulch

    Join us for a special screening of The Fault In Our Stars. Snacks and tissues provided!

  4. Minecraft Club

    September 22, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Computer Lab

    Do you spend hours playing Minecraft? Spend some of those hours and share your expertise with other teens at the Library. No account required, but some experience a plus. Registration requried - sign up at the Information Desk, or call 447-1690 x 132.

  5. Read In @ your Lewis & Clark Library

    September 25, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ The Read In Room (formerly the Teen Space!)

    Read In @ Your Lewis & Clark Library Help the library celebrate Banned Books Week and the freedom to choose what you read! Participate in the Library’s Read In on Thursday, September 25. Participants will spend time reading from a book or graphic novel of their choice and can choose to share their experience in writing or in a photograph. Find the fun in the Read-In Room (also known as the teen space!) Thursday, September 25. All day; Teen Space.

  6. Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

    September 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle Join us for a screening on Thursday, September 25, of this PBS documentary that chronicles the fascinating history of superheroes through comic books. This film is an excellent choice for this year's Banned Books Week with it's focus on Comic Books, and a great teaser for the great comic book themed programs coming to our library in January 2015! Thursday, September 25, 7 pm. Large Meeting Room.

Wilderness Book Club

  1. Wilderness Book Club Series

    September 3, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Montana Wild Auditorium
    2668 Broadwater Ave
    Helena, MT 59601

    We'll be discussing English Creek by Ivan Doig.