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Posted on: June 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Build a Better World at Your Lewis & Clark Library this Summer!



Contact: Patricia Spencer, Public Information Officer




Build a Better World @ Your Lewis & Clark Library This Summer!

June 5, 2017 (Helena, MT)—Whatever projects you have planned for this summer, Your Lewis & Clark Library has something for you. From resources to help you learn, grow, connect, and create. Summer is an exciting time at the Library, with summer reading programs for everyone so join us for Tuesday Tales, Book Bingo, Teen Programing Galore, the new “Adulting is Hard” series, Computer Classes and much, much more!

Programs & Events for Kids:


Build a Better World- Lewis & Clark Library Summer Reading Program 2017

Tuesday Tales: 10:30-11:30 am Large Meeting Room

June 13 Family friendly musician Princess Fearless

June 20 Puppet Show by Markie Scholz

June 27 Believe it or’s Science! with Arch Ellwein

July 11 African Harpist Sean Gaskell

July 18 Amazing Magic with Magician Steve Aldrich

July 25 Grand Finale Costume Party

For little ones we will have “Tactile Adventures” on the story steps Tuesdays @ 10:30am

Play the Lewis & Clark Library’s Summer Reading Book Bingo! Win prizes!

June-August. For all ages! Bingo sheets at Info Desk starting June 1.

Read to a Dog or a Cat! (Therapy dogs & cats registered with Intermountain Therapy Animals).

Saturday, June 17, 10:30 am Large Meeting Room.

Babies & Tots Summer Reading Rubber Ducky Club 

For caregivers & their Children birth- 3 JUNE-AUGUST.

Complete 6 early literacy activities and score a rubber ducky!

Activity Sheets @ Info Desk starting June 1.

Summer Time Preschool Story Time

For toddlers, preschoolers & their caregivers on the Story Steps.

Wed. & Thurs. 10:30-11 am.


Summer Time Books & Babies 

Mondays 10:30-11:30 am Large Meeting Room. June-July.

Open Play for babies, tots & their caregivers during the month of August.

Mondays 10:30am Large Meeting Room.


Programs & Events for Teens:


Teen Volunteers. June 12, July 19, August 1 from 1-3 pm in the Large Meeting Room

Are you a middle or high school student interested in earning volunteer hours at your Lewis & Clark Library? Attend one of our volunteer events! You’ll help with meaningful work to make your library (and community) a better place. Your attendance at a volunteer event may lead to more opportunities to earn volunteer hours. Please note: this is not an opportunity to earn community service hours. Audience: This program is for any middle or high school student to earn VOLUNTEER hours. No sign up necessary; they can show up to the program on any (or all) of the dates.

Summer of Scholarships (with Reach Higher Montana) 

Scholarship club for juniors and seniors. Will provide time for instruction and time to create applications. Registration REQUIRED for the June and July sessions. Contact Reach Higher Montana for more information and to register: 422.1275.

Teen Programs

We’re offering a variety of programs this summer!

June 14: Free book day, 1-3 pm.

Free books in the large meeting room for middle and high school students. Games, crafts, and snacks. No registration.


June 27-30: Creator’s Camp, 1-4 pm, Large Meeting Room. *Registration Required*

Four days of creating, making, and more. Writing, visual art, makerspace stuff....snacks! Middle and high school students.

July 26: Teen Art Show, 4-9 pm.

Teen artists will drop off work at Lewis & Clark Library on July 24 and 25. Reception for show on July 26 from 4-9Pm. Artists will pick up work on July 28.

August 2: Middle School Extravaganza, 6-8:30 pm.

Students entering grades 6-8 are welcome to come play games, eat food, and meet other middle schoolers. We’ll also share information about library programs for middle schoolers in the fall.







Programs, Classes & Events for Adults:


“Adulting is Hard”: Learn Some Things You Need To Know How To Do

Do you know how to change a tire? Code? Play a ukulele? Hula hoop? Become a life skills ninja with free workshops brought to you by the Lewis & Clark Library. We’ll meet on Thursdays at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted. We’ll be giving away a door prize at each event! For each event attended participants will get a stamp in their Passport to Adulthood. At the end of the series, completed passports will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize! For more information check out or call 447-1690.

June 8: How to Change a Tire

June 15: Basic Coding

June 22: How to Fix a Bike Flat (with Big Sky Cycling & Fitness)

June 29: How to Tell a Story Well (with Tell Us Something)

July 13 (meets at 6 PM for a 2 hour session): How to Use a Map & Compass (with BOW and FWP)

July 20: Tour of Blackfoot River Brewing Company

“Care” Documentary Movie 

Tuesday, June 13 at 7 PM. Free!

Large Meeting Room at the Lewis & Clark Library

Although we’d rather not think about it, we are all aging. And if we’re lucky enough to live a long life, most of us will need some help. 90% of Americans want to age at home, but who will provide the care needed?

Through personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges faced by elders, their families and their care workers. It also reveals the beginning of a movement to improve how we care—both for the growing number of older adults and for those who make their lives livable.

At a moment of great division in our country, Care highlights an issue that affects us all – urban and rural, immigrant and native born, red state and blue. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we value and compensate care workers and how we support families who need their services. Care raises critical questions to invite dialogue and engagement—before we hit a care crisis.

Lewis & Clark Library Ukulele Jam Sessions with the Helena Ukulele Club

Monday, June 26 from­ 6-8 PM in the Large Meeting Room at the Lewis & Clark Library

Everyone 12 years in age or older is welcome to participate in this FREE program. Music is provided, however, ukuleles are not. So beg, borrow, or purchase one before the program. We hope to see you then!

Game Night

Tuesday, June 27 from 6-8 PM

Large Meeting Room at the Lewis & Clark Library

Open to all ages! Drop in anytime between 6-8 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month. We have a LOT of board games! You are welcome to bring your own, too.

Introduction to Word

Tuesday-Friday, June 6-9 from 10-11:30 AM

Computer Lab at the Lewis & Clark Library

In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste. Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer. Seating is limited; please call 447-1690 to register.


Introduction to Typing / Typing Lab

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 6 & 7 from 3-4 PM

Computer Lab at the Lewis & Clark Library

This computer typing class will introduce keyboarding form and allow participants to practice typing with the help of an instructor. Perfect for anyone who wants to improve their typing speed or learn how to type using proper keyboarding form. Exercises will be self-paced to accommodate all typing levels.

NOTE - This class will be geared towards adults. We will be using an internet-based typing instruction program that is very plain and straightforward (no games), but does a great job teaching typing skills in a personalized manner. Teenagers are welcome, but no children, please. The program we will use is Participants will be able to use keybr without creating an account, or if they would like to save their progress, they can create a free account for use on any computer.


Introduction to Email

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 13 & 14 from 10-11:30 AM

Computer Lab at the Lewis & Clark Library

Want to know about email? This course will teach you how to create an account, send and receive messages, attach pictures, avoid spam, create and organize folders, and lots more. The course is based on Gmail, but the concepts are the same no matter what provider you use. Seating is limited; please call 447-1690 to register. 

Introduction to the Android Operating System

Wednesday, June 28 from 10-11:30 AM

Small Meeting Room at the Lewis & Clark Library

This course will give you a chance to play with the Android-based device including gestures, organizing apps and Home screens, finding and installing useful apps, and using Maps and the Camera functions. Please bring your device fully charged. Seating is limited; please call 447-1690 to register.




Device Advice

Get one on one help with your tablet or phone or Kindle/e-reader. Call 447-1690 or email and we’ll get you in touch with a staff member who can assist you with your device.


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