As we close the door on the winter season and open it to summer, I would like to reminisce about our Winter Reading Challenge. These were monthly reading challenges where patrons got a free book for reading five books with covers that had the color of each month’s theme on them. The contest started in January with the kick-off theme “The Winter Blues”. February was “Red Heart”, March was “Eat Your Greens”, April was “Sunshine Yellow”, and we ended with May’s “Purple People Eater”. Many people participated in these challenges and received books. It was fun to watch young kids search for the right color book and then pick out their prize book. Adults were also enthusiastic. We are having a drawing on June 14 for first, second, and third place prizes for those patrons who participated in the reading challenge. Thank you all for making this new program a success. We plan on having it again next winter.
The Library started their Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities” on May 31, which runs through July 9. If you want to participate in the Summer Reading Program, come in to sign up. We have programs for all ages.
Mary Jane Bradbury will be here Wednesday, June 1 from 6-7 PM to host “The Art of Storytelling”, a writing workshop for all ages. She will also present her program “Kid Gloves and Brass Knuckles: The Life of Nancy Cooper Russell” on Thursday, June 2 from 6-8PM. The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a free showing of the movie “Surf’s Up” on June 4 at 11AM at the Judith Theatre.
The Library will host Joan Bird for her presentation “UFOs and Extraterrestrials in Montana” on June 9 from 6-8 PM. While many UFO sightings can be conventionally explained, a small percentage of reports remain unexplained in both government and private investigations. Montana is home to some of the most significant, well-documented and interesting UFO reports in the history of ufology. This presentation is a short course in UFO literacy, using Montana events to illustrate different aspects of the phenomenon. Montana seems to be a place where there is a lot of historical UFO activity, and the audience is invited to share their own stories.