Happenings 4/2/14

Address Verification

Beginning April 1, all new library card applicants must verify their physical and mailing addresses. Addresses may be verified with one of the following current items: a valid MT Driver’s license, a piece of official correspondence such as a rent receipt, a voter registration card, a utility bill or a property tax statement. Children under age 18 applying for a card will need similar documentation from a parent or legal guardian. Fergus County resident’s cards are free. All others will be required to pay the out-of-county fee.

Special Library Event April 17

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ elementary schools tour, Montana Shakes! will perform “All the West’s a Stage: What Country, Friends?,” a 30-minute play showcasing scenes from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” The Play will be followed by a short presentation on Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend. The visit to the Library is in conjunction with the troupe’s presentation to Lewis and Clark Elementary School the same day. Join us in the upstairs meeting room April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Pete Fromm Headlines May 14 Author Dinner

The 4th Annual author Dinner Fundraiser is set for May 14 at the Elks Club. Montana author Pete Fromm will be our guest speaker at this gala event, which includes a no-host cocktail hour, silent auction and catered dinner.

Pete Fromm is a 4X winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award for his novels “As Cool as I Am,” “How This All Started,” “Dry Rain” and “Indian Creek Chronicles.” Copies are available for checkout from the Library.

Fromm is on the faculty of Pacific University’s MFA writing program and speaks regularly at writers conferences in the U.S. and Europe. He lives in Montana with his wife and 2 sons.

Tickets go on sale at the Library the first week of April and will be available at the Library or from any Library Board Trustee. Seating is limited, so please reserve early! Sponsored by Hi-Heat Industries and the Friends of the Lewistown Library.

Library Board

The April meeting of the Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled to April 17.

New Furniture

Come in and try out the new rocking chairs in the fiction room. Thank you Friends of the Library for your generous donation.

Headphones at the Library

The Library is no longer providing headphones for public use. If you wish to listen to a computer program you will need to provide your own headphone set. This includes the computers and CD player in the youth area.

Notary Assistance

In need of getting a document notarized, especially on a Saturday or after 5:00 p.m.? Staff member Nancy Sackett is qualified to provide this service. Library hours are 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Please call 538-5212 to be sure of Nancy’s availability.

Sampler of Titles New to the Library

Adult Fiction: “The Counterfeit Agent” by Alex Berenson; “Stone Cold” by C.J. Box; “The Brass Man: a Western Story” by Max Brand; “Gemini: a Novel” by Carol Wiley Cassella; “The Last Dead Girl” by Harry Dolan; “Motherland” by Maria Hummel; “The Wives of Los Alamos; a Novel” by TaraShea Nesbit; and “Power Play” by Danielle Steel.

Young Adult: “Only the Good Spy Young”, a Gallagher Girls novel by Ally Carter; This Star Won’t Go Out: the Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl” by Esther Earl; “The Paladin Prophecy” by Mark Frost; and “Breaking Beautiful” by Jennifer Shaw Wolf.

Additional titles may be viewed at http://lewistownlibrary.org by clicking on “Catalog” and “New Arrivals.”

Baby—Pre-school Story Time

Story Times for Babies & Toddlers, and Pre-school & Kindergarten-aged children will be held on Friday April 4, 18, and 25 at 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Babies and Toddlers meet with Nancy Bostrom in the upstairs meeting room. The older children meet with Lora Poser-Brown in the downstairs youth area.

Library Services

24-hour Wireless access; Internet access to the Library Catalog, EBSCO periodical database, local Historical Photographic Archive, Montana Library 2 Go audio books and eBooks, HeritageQuest Online; Inter-Library Loan service with $3.00 postage fee, Library cards free to all Fergus County residents; Genealogy Research; free meeting room available to non-profit groups; Summer Reading Program for youth and adults, Notary Public service available by appointment.

Library hours are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We are closed Sunday and Monday. Contact us by phone at 406-538-5212, or e-mail library@lewistownlibrary.org. Our card catalog may be viewed on our webpage: www.lewistownlibrary.org as well as our downloadable audio books, e-books, and Heritage Quest Online.