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The Missoula Public Library is once again hosting trained Affordable Care Act navigators who can help people enroll for health insurance.

This year’s enrollment period takes place through Feb. 15. No registration is necessary, and the sessions are not sponsored by any insurance company.

The drop-in sessions will be held in MPL’s computer classroom on the following days through Feb. 15 (except state holidays): Mondays from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Weekly Scrabble sessions return

Get word wise while having lots of fun when MPL hosts open Scrabble sessions every Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the boardroom. Game boards are available, or you can bring your own. Opportunities for cooperative games are also available.

For more information, call MPL’s Mary Drew Powers at 258-3848.

World Wide Cinema screening

A man of few words, Gaby manages his family’s farm alone despite his age, eschewing most social interactions. When his eldest daughter becomes desperate for money to keep her own home, Gaby’s quiet life begins to unravel. In an effort to tend to his children much the way he steadfastly tends to his farm, he’ll be forced to make sacrifices he never intended for the sake of those closest to him.

From France, “The Auction” is a film in French with English subtitles and runs 112 minutes. Directed by Sebastien Pilote, the film is inspired by the Honoré de Balzac novel “Le Pere Goriot” and was a winner at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Join us for a screening and brief discussion Friday at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room. Lower level doors will be open from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.

MPL seeks feedback

The Missoula Public Library is continuing to look for feedback this month from its users on current services and program offerings in order to plan for its new building.

Those interested in giving feedback can take an online survey at Paper survey forms are also available at the library’s main branch.

We Have It: Staff Reviews

“Everything Leads to You” by Nina LaCour (Dutton Books, 2014), call number Y LACOUR

Emi, a budding set decorator in Hollywood, and her best friend Charlotte have been given the best graduation present: the use of Emi’s brother’s apartment while he is away for the summer. However, he has just one rule: They have to do “something epic” with it.

One day, Emi attends an estate sale of a recently deceased actor while on the quest for the perfect sofa for a movie set. Instead, she and Charlotte find a mysterious envelope labeled to someone named Caroline. The girls begin their search for Caroline, only to find that she died many years earlier.

They read the letter and learn that the recently deceased actor left a sizable bank account for Caroline, his daughter, and Caroline’s daughter, Ava. Emi and Charlotte track down Ava, and that is where something “epic” begins.

LaCour has an incredible way with words. From Emi describing her ideas for the sets she’s decorating, to learning about Ava’s past, LaCour presents a beautifully written story about family relationships and friendship, with a dash of mystery and romance.

Reviewed by Lyndy Bartlett

Hot Happenings

Here’s a sampling of some of the great free programs coming up at Missoula Public Library. Check our full events calendar at

MakerSpace Events:

• Raspberry Pi Projects: Monday, Dec. 8, 3:30-6 p.m.

• Arduino Projects: Thursday, Dec. 11, 3-6 p.m.

• Open Project Time: Saturday, Dec. 13, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Computer Classes:

• Windows 8 basics: Monday, Dec. 10, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

This class features an overview of the main features of the Windows 8 operating system. The instructor will be demonstrating basics of the program, and attendees may bring devices or laptops that have this system and the instructor will be available to assist with questions. Participants should have a general knowledge of using a keyboard and mouse.

• Beginning Word: Monday, Dec. 8, and Wednesday, Dec. 10, 6- p.m.

This class offers the chance to learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files and formatting. Participants should have a general knowledge of using a keyboard and mouse.

Registration is required for computer classes. Call 721-2665 to sign up.

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