Missoula Public Library

Missoula Public Library

Award winning children’s book authors Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will stop by the library this week to share their stories, as well as their creative process and inspirational pizzazz with kids and parents during a joint presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room. During their talk, the authors will share their new book “The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse” with attendees, as well as show slides and answer questions from audience members.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 406-721-BOOK (2665).

Coming up: Get into the spirit with 'Raising Missoula’s Spirits Again'

In celebration of the Halloween season, the library presents the upcoming program series “Raising Missoula’s Spirits Again,” which explores topics such as historic underground Missoula, haunted places in Montana, as well as a presentation with a local paranormal investigation group. A detailed list of events is included below:

Beneath the Boards: An Archaeological and Historical Survey of the New Library Block

Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room

Author and Urban Archaeologist Nikki Manning returns with a presentation on historic underground Missoula and her findings in and around the houses and buildings on the 400 block of East Main Street — the site of the new library.

History and Hauntings in the Last Best Place

Saturday, Oct. 28, at noon in the Large Meeting Room

Ellen Baumler of the Montana Historical Society will weave history and the supernatural as she takes you on a journey to Montana’s most haunted locations.

Tortured Souls Investigations presentation

Monday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room

TSI will explain their methods of investigating the paranormal, discuss past investigations, and lead a Q&A from participants at the end of the session.

Staff Reviews

“One Round River: the Curse of Gold and the Fight for the Big Blackfoot” by Richard Manning Henry Holt, 1998. Call number: 978.685 MANNING

Would we think of our waterways differently if they were one round river? Everything that we put into them would come back around, and around, and around. The title of Richard Manning’s “One Round River: The Curse of Gold and the Fight for the Big Blackfoot” implies that in fact the waterways are round and there are repercussions for how we treat them. He reports on a river that is near and dear to Missoulians, the Big Blackfoot. Now classified as a "blue-ribbon" trout stream, not long ago it was too polluted for wild salmonids. Although this book was published in 1998, it still rings true today.

Manning leads us through the history of the Big Blackfoot, beginning with Glacial Lake Missoula and the Salish, through logging and cattle, and finally hits home with the efforts to stop a large gold mine from opening at the headwaters. If you love the Blackfoot, read this book. Educate yourself on the complex relationship between logging, cattle, mining, and healthy watersheds. “The Blackfoot is more precious than gold.”

READ…More! Categories this title fits into: Pacific Northwest Author

Reviewed by Amanda Allpress

MakerSpace Offerings:

Zentangle Tuesday  

Tuesday, Oct. 17, from noon to 2 p.m.

Join Robbin in the MakerSpace to find out how to learn the process of Zentangle drawing. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/MakersZenTangleTues101717.

MakerSpace Journal Décor Day

Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room

Bring in your 2017 Book Challenge Journal or 2017 Art Journal to start or continue to make your cover creative during this class, which meets in the Large Meeting Room.  Class limited to 10 participants and online registration is required.

3D Printing 101 Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Night Jewelry Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. in the Library Director’s office, next to the Reference Desk. Open to ages 18 and up. This week’s class focuses on stringing.

Weekly MakerSpace Offerings:

Computer Electronics

Monday Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Open Hours

Tuesday from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m., Friday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Community Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Computer Classes

Beginning Word

Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m.

An introduction to word processing, including how to create a document, manipulate the text and font, and use templates.

Intro to Twitter

Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Don’t know the difference between a # and an @? Register for this Intro to Twitter class and learn the basics, from how to set up an account, to navigating some of the more common functions.

Registration is required to attend MPL’s computer classes. Please call 721-BOOK (2665) to register.

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