May 15 Happenings at the Lewistown Public Library
Montana Weddings Exhibit
The month of May is Historic Preservation Month. Come in and enjoy the thought provoking and historic exhibit “I Do: a Cultural History of Montana Weddings”, based upon the book of the same title by Martha Kohl. Included are large photos on loan from the Montana Historical Society, wedding dresses from the Central Montana Museum, and information about different types of wedding styles throughout Montana’s history. The exhibit will be on display in the upstairs meeting room through the end of May. (Maybe we should rename this room “The Wedding Room” since our own Lora was married here last June.) A reception for the exhibit will be held on May 22, 2013 from 5-7 in conjunction with the Friends of the Library Spring Recognition Party.
Charlotte Caldwell to Present at Lewistown Public Library
Charlotte Caldwell, the author and photographer of the significant book “Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouse”, will be presenting at the Lewistown Public Library on Tuesday, May 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Room. Caldwell will talk about her experiences in preparing the book as well as the elements of community, architecture, society and education discussed in the book. Ivan Doig, writer of the forward for “Visions and Voices,” says that Caldwell “has achieved with her photographs and interviews [a chorus] that truly, almost miraculously, details one state’s history of rural schooling.” Please join us on May 28 at 6:00 p.m. for a glimpse at this important part of Montana’s history.
Summer Reading Program 2013: Dig Into Reading! and Groundbreaking Reads!
The Library is pleased to announce this year’s theme for the Youth Summer Reading Program: Dig Into Reading! This theme is oriented to things under the ground – geology, dinosaurs, archaeology, gardening, burrowing critters, mining and caves. There will once again be two sections – one youth and one adult. The youth will maintain reading logs with a division of two age groups: Birth to Kindergarten and First Grade – Senior High. Youth can win weekly prizes and participate in drawings for the end of the program. The adults, whose theme is “Groundbreaking Reads,” will have a participation log to track reading and programming, and will have their choice of prizes to draw from. Story times, book club discussions, presentations, scavenger hunts, a Family Trail Walk and many other activities are planned. Sign up the week of June 4th for all the information. The program runs for 8 weeks and is completed the first week of August. We look forward to seeing you!
A beautiful quilt made and donated by Lois Sicz is now on display at the front desk. Raffle tickets for this quilt are available now until May 31 at the library. You need not be present to win. All proceeds will benefit the Lewistown Public Library. Please direct your questions to the library at 406-538-5212.
Sampler of Titles New to the Library
Adult Fiction: “Breaking Point” by C.J. Box; “Scratchgravel Road” by Tricia Fields; “Taking Eve” by Tris Johansen; “The Bridesmaid” by Beverly Lewis; “Gods and Beasts: a Novel” by Denise Mina; “The Burgess Boys: a Novel” by Elizabeth Strout; “Night Movies” by Randy Wayne White; and “Sand Castle Boy” by Sherryl Woods.
Picture and Toddler Books: “Duck to the Rescue” by Jez Alborough; “That is Not a Good Idea!” by Mo Willems; “A Light in Every Window: a Grandmother/Granddaughter Collaboration” by Josephine Baskin Minow; “Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe” by Jane O’Connor; “The Three Ninja Pigs” by Corey Rosen Schwartz; and “Larf” by Ashley Spires.
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 each Friday of May, 10:15 – 11:00 am. 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. A playtime and/or craft accompanies this time.