NEA Big Read

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  1. Tue, Oct 22, 2019 -- Trivia Tuesday at Miller's Crossing at 7:30 PM

    LOCATION: AT MILLER'S CROSSING. 52 S. PARK AVE.

    Join us for a fun evening of trivia, prizes, and friendly competition! Grab up to eight of your friends and be here early to grab a table and a bite to eat. The fun begins at...

  2. Thu, Oct 24, 2019 -- Big Read--21 Day Wellness Challenge at 12:00 PM

    Hope's journey in "Lab Girl" explores how plants nurture themselves, but often describes a work schedule...

  3. Fri, Oct 25, 2019 -- Montana's Pioneer Botanists at 12:00 PM

    LOCATION: MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUDITORIUM.  225 N Roberts Street.

    Join editor Rachel Potter as she shares stories of botany and history from “Montana's Pioneer Botanists,” a book she co-edited with Peter Lesica...

  4. Sat, Oct 26, 2019 -- Meet the Mighty Microbe! at 1:00 PM

    Dr Kyla Ost will teach us all about microbes that live within our gut, often called the microbiome. She’ll talk about how food and microbes interact all the way through our system. We’ll make balloon bugs and explore microbes in food! All ages...

  5. Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- Eco-Films at the Library: DIRT! The Movie at 2:00 PM

    DIRT! The Movie–narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and...

  6. Tue, Oct 29, 2019 -- NEA Big Read Book Discussion @ Montana Historical Society at 12:00 PM

    LOCATION: MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 225 N ROBERTS ST.

    Come discuss our NEA Big Read selection, “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. We’ll explore the book’s themes, settings, timeline and characters.

  7. Tue, Oct 29, 2019 -- Trivia Tuesday at Miller's Crossing at 7:30 PM

    LOCATION: AT MILLER'S CROSSING. 52 S. PARK AVE.

    Join us for a fun evening of trivia, prizes, and friendly competition! Grab up to eight of your friends and be here early to grab a table and a bite to eat. The fun begins at...

  8. Wed, Oct 30, 2019 -- NEA Big Read Book Discussion at 2:00 PM

    Location: Small Meeting Room.

    We’ll watch a short video about the book Lab Girl and discuss both. This will be the last book discussion of the 2019 NEA Big Read!

StoryWalk in Lewis & Clark County for the Big Read!

Looking for a new way to experience nature? Included as part of our NEA Big Read 2019 events for Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, come check out one of our StoryWalk® locations. A StoryWalk® is a literacy and physical activity meant to engage a community by reading in unique environments. A series of sequential signs display the spread of a children’s picture book, allowing participants to read the story as they walk, run, skip, jump, or twirl between the pages. We’ve selected The Dandelion Seed by Joseph Anthony, which follows the path of a single dandelion seed over the course of a year. You’ll learn about seeds, life cycles, and seasons with gorgeous illustrations while enjoying an outdoor experience.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service owned by Ms. Ferguson. StoryWalk® Locations will include:

Lewis & Clark Library East Helena Branch

Lewis & Clark Library Lincoln Branch

Broadwater Elementary School

Bryant Elementary School

Central Elementary School

Four Georgians Elementary School

Hawthorne Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School

Rossiter Elementary School

Smith Elementary School

*Please be respectful of school grounds and rules – including the safety and privacy of students.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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