106 N. Broadway, Belgrade, MT 59714
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Hours: 10-6 Mon-Fri | 10-2 Sat | Closed Sundays

Monthly Newsletter


Belgrade Library logo and mission statement: empowering a community of lifelong learners

A few brief announcements:

    • Winter Reading continues until February 28. There is still time to participate and lots of fun prizes to be won. Kids 0-18 can participate!
  • The library will be closed February 18 for President’s Day.

What do you think of this more interactive newsletter format? Drop us an email at bcl@belgradelibrary.org

EXCITING NEWS!

photo of an open sign

New open hours starting: MONDAY, MARCH 4!

Based on feedback from a survey this past fall, and from the line of people waiting outside at 11:00 every morning, the library will be changing open hours on Monday March 4.

New Hours will be as follows:
Monday – Friday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 2:00PM

MTGEC Logo

Belgrade Community Library is proud to announce receipt of a grant to provide dementia education to the community. MTGEC, out of the University of Montana, has generously funded the library’s proposed project to host neurologists, healthcare experts, and hospice professionals on a panel to discuss dementia in its different forms, current research in the field, and living with dementia.

We hope to host this event in April, so keep an eye out for more information! Thank you, MTGEC, for this wonderful opportunity.

Thank you to Barnard Construction Company, Inc for the donation made in support of the Belgrade Library’s mission.

FREE TAX HELP AT THE LIBRARY

Tax information flyer

We are thrilled to be working with HRDC to provide VITA tax services.

Tax help will be available at the library (by appointment):

Tuesdays: February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19, April 2 from 3-5 PM (last session from 5-6)

Every Thursday from February 7 through April 11 from 1-5 PM (last session from 5-6 most Thursdays)

Please call or text (406)404-0725 to make an appointment.

For more information please call or text (406)404-0725 or email vita@thehrdc.org or visit the website www.thehrdc.org

FEATURED ARTIST

Kalah Kingsbury in front of a piece of her art

Kingsbury reception march 9
Kalah Kingsbury is an artist and a stay at home mom who resides in Belgrade, Montana. Kalah spent most of her childhood climbing trees in rural Fortine Montana and hiking with her mother in Glacier National Park. As she grew older, Kalah found herself captivated by the immense beauty of our state. It wasn’t until she took a watercolor class by Karen Leigh at the Flathead Valley Community College that she knew for sure that she wanted to be an Artist, and continued her education here in the Gallatin Valley at MSU where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Kalah now spends most of her days sharing the love of making art and instilling love and importance of nature and conservation with her three old.
ADULT SERVICES
Click on the flyer that interests you for more information and for registration information!

Winter Fitness: low impact cardio mondays and wednesdays, gentle yoga tuesdays

Adult Crafternoon - Feb 8
fix it clinic on feb 23
vision board creation feb 21
Ongoing Programs:
Mystery Book Club: February 14 at 6:00PM
Discussing: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King (1st in the Mary Russel series)4th Thursday Book Club: February 28 at 6:00PM
Discussing: Still Life by Louise Penny

Book-a-Tech: Sessions by appointment. Contact Aaron at 406-388-4346

Library Board Meeting: February 26 at 5:30PM
Library Foundation Meeting: February 15 at 6:30PM

Save the Date:Volunteer Appreciation Concert: Tuesday, April 30 from 6-7PM

We are thrilled to host the Bozeman Symphony Far Afield Performers: Bozeman Trail Chamber Players. This will be our celebration of our volunteers, and all are welcome!

Aging Well: Wednesday, May 15 from 11AM-2PM

Belgrade Library is working with Belgrade Senior Center, Bozeman HealthCare Connections and HRDC to host the first annual health and wellness fair for older adults! Keep an eye on our website www.belgradelibrary.org/aging-well/ for more information as the date gets closer.

YOUTH SERVICES
Click on the flyer that interests you to get more information and for registration instructions!

Family Book Tasting Event - Feb 16

Teen Movie Night - Feb 22

LEGO Club - second Wednesdays

Winter babies & books (Thursdays) and Preschool Storytime flyer (Fridays)

Coding Club flyer - third Wednesdays

Beyond the Book Toddler Learning Time third Tuesdays

Parents & Caregivers! Do you want to help your child succeed in life? Attend a FREE series of workshops to teach you the seven essential life skills every child needs.

Mind in the Making shares the science of children’s learning with the general public, families, and professionals who work with children and families.

This series will be held at the Bozeman Public Library on February 12th, and February 26th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Call 582-2404 to register – childcare will be provided!

Workshop provided by Childcare Connections, Belgrade Community Library, Bozeman Public Library, and the Gallatin County Early Childhood Community Council.

Save the Date for Children’s Activities:

Giant Map of Montana:
Join us as we follow the Yellowstone River, explore Glacier National Park, and wander from Glasgow to Anaconda – all in an hour! RSVP online starting mid-February for one of two sessions:
K – 2nd Grade || March 18 || 11:15 – 12:15 pm
3rd – 5th Grade || March 20 || 11:15 – 12:15 pm

SNAPSHOTS FROM JANUARY
kids creating at LEGO club
kids and their parents creating at the LEGO club
Girls playing at a table during coding club
Boy in an orange sweatshirt playing a solo coding game
Close up of the coding game
Families creating snowscapes during family crafternoon

little boy in a blue plaid shirt working on his snowscape
a completed snowscape
Tea party storytime group playing with bubble
Tea party storytime cookie decorating

Adult Crafternoon attendees with their book batik creations
Tall block creation in the children's library
block creation called
Photos from left to right, top to bottom: LEGO club fun; Coding club games; Winter Reading Family Crafternoon snow-scape making; Winter Reading Tea Party Storytime; Adult crafternoon book batiks; block creations in the children’s library; a full house at the first Wonderlust Community Event of the Spring term.
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