Missoula Public Library

Missoula Public Library

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, two best-selling children's book authors, will stop by the library to share their stories, creative process, and inspirational pizzazz with kids and families 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 about this presentation, call the Children’s Department at 406-721-BOOK (2665).

World Wide Cinema returns

Explore the world through film when the library hosts another installment of its World Wide Cinema Series, with a screening of the film “Apprentice” on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Large Meeting Room.

This psychological thriller is in Malay with English subtitles and follows the story of Aiman, an ambitious Malay correctional officer who is transferred to the territory’s highest-security prison and quickly catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner. Aiman’s desire to become the hangman’s apprentice is not only professional, but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a haunted past. This unconventional prison film provides a striking look at all the lives affected by capital punishment.

Afternoon Matinee series

Get immersed into a moving picture when the library hosts another installment of its Wednesday Afternoon Matinee film series, with a screening on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Large Meeting Room. This week’s film is about a team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers that unite to explore an uncharted island in the Pacific. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong. Call 406-721-BOOK (2665) for the title of the film.

Staff Reviews

“The Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf, 2015) Call Number: BACIGAL

Into dystopian fiction? Eco-thrillers? Fascinated with water issues in the West? “The Water Knife” is a mystery/thriller for the “Cadillac Desert” enthusiast. Set in the mid-21st century in the American Southwest, “The Water Knife” takes place in a drought-blasted, 120-degree near-future hellscape, where water is the most precious of all resources, Arizona, California, and Nevada are fighting over access to the meager remnants of the Colorado River, and the poor must beg, borrow or steal just to get enough of the precious liquid to stay alive.

The book follows Angel Velasquez, a “water knife” (enforcer/hit man) whose job it is to cut off any unauthorized access to water; Lucy Monroe, a journalist who’s spent years covering the human cost of the Southwest’s changing climate; and Maria Villarosa, a water refugee from drought-stricken Texas. Tightly plotted, with interesting and likable characters, the story centers around a mysterious new source of water rights that many powerful people are willing to kill to obtain — and that our heroes find themselves in a unique position to uncover.

READ…More! Categories this title fits into: Science Fiction

Reviewed by Heather Thams

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. Supplies are provided for this class. Space is limited to six participants, and online registration is required. 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. New participants are welcome to join, but be sure to bring a journal to the class.

Class limited to 10 participants and online registration is required.

Weekly MakerSpace Offerings:

Computer Electronics

Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Do you have an interest in the Arduino microcontroller? Come in and try out this platform during the drop-in program Computer Electronics.

Open Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.

Open Hours allows visitors to explore the resources of the MakerSpace, or to work on a project of their choice.

Community Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Computer Classes

Easy Steps to eBooks

Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

This class is an introduction and overview of the eBook resources available at the library. The instructor will cover how to use various eReaders to access the library’s collection. Attendees are encouraged to bring their eReaders to class.

The Missoula Public Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, for Columbus Day, a federal holiday. It will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m.

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

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