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Adult Library Events

  1. Spanish Conversation Group

    October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Small Meeting Room

    Practice your Spanish language skills in this casual, conversational setting. Free and open to the public.

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  2. Game Night

    October 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Enjoy a slice of pizza and play a board game! The Library supplies a lot of games and you are welcome to bring your own too. Free and open to all ages.

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  3. BZN Film Rodeo

    October 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

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  4. Helena Ukulele Jam Session

    October 29, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Join the Helena Ukulele Club in the Large Meeting Room at Lewis & Clark Library from 6:00-8:00 PM the last Monday of each month, unless otherwise published. Come meet and play music with fellow ukulele players in Helena, Montana! Music is available for pick up all month long at the Information Desk of the Main Library before each program. Everyone 12 years and older is welcome to participate and everyone is welcome to share music or lead a session. Ukuleles are not provided so please bring your own. We are currently working on a group songbook while also learning new songs along the way.

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Children's Events

  1. Preschool Story Time

    October 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Geared for preschool age, this 30 minute program will emphasize early literacy skills for caregivers and their children. We will focus on the five early literacy practices: Play, Sing, Read, Talk & Write. Come and join the early literacy fun!

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  2. CRAFTernoon for Kids

    October 19, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    For kids, pre-K-5. Large Meeting Room. Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, audio books or movies. We've got paper crafts, beading crafts and more fun projects for the whole family. We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity.

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  3. Minecraft for Kids

    October 20, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Computer Lab

    For kids in grades 2-5. In the Computer Lab. Build with your friends and show off your skills! Registration Required.

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  4. Books & Babies

    October 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    For babies, tots, & their grownups. Birth through 2 years old. Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays, stories, and play time! We will focus on early literacy practices, along with time to socialize at the end of the program.

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  5. Builder’s Bonanza

    October 22, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    For kids, pre K-5.Build out of an assortment of building materials provided by the library. From K’NEX to Squigz, to LEGOs and Magformers. Build on your own, or build together. Drop-in event.

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  6. Tales for Tots

    October 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Enjoy books, songs and finger plays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! This program is designed to help 2- and 3-year-olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers, colors, rhyming and more in a fun and interactive way. The first 30 minutes will be our structured program. The remainder of the hour will be a chance for free play and socializing. Toddlers in attendance must be accompanied by an adult.

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  7. Preschool Story Time

    October 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Geared for preschool age, this 30 minute program will emphasize early literacy skills for caregivers and their children. We will focus on the five early literacy practices: Play, Sing, Read, Talk & Write. Come and join the early literacy fun!

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  8. Preschool Story Time

    October 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Geared for preschool age, this 30 minute program will emphasize early literacy skills for caregivers and their children. We will focus on the five early literacy practices: Play, Sing, Read, Talk & Write. Come and join the early literacy fun!

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  9. Inclusive Story Time

    October 26, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    For children of all ages. Join us for this early learning program where we will enjoy stories, songs and movement games that are especially welcoming to children on the autism spectrum or with other special needs. You’ll enjoy a safe, non-judgmental environment, a schedule board for following along and a sensory-sensitive environment. The program begins before the library opens, no other library services are available.

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  10. Books & Babies

    October 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    For babies, tots, & their grownups. Birth through 2 years old. Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays, stories, and play time! We will focus on early literacy practices, along with time to socialize at the end of the program.

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  11. Tales for Tots

    October 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Enjoy books, songs and finger plays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! This program is designed to help 2- and 3-year-olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers, colors, rhyming and more in a fun and interactive way. The first 30 minutes will be our structured program. The remainder of the hour will be a chance for free play and socializing. Toddlers in attendance must be accompanied by an adult.

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  12. Preschool Story Time

    October 31, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Geared for preschool age, this 30 minute program will emphasize early literacy skills for caregivers and their children. We will focus on the five early literacy practices: Play, Sing, Read, Talk & Write. Come and join the early literacy fun!

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  13. Halloween Celebration for Kids

    October 31, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Outside the library along the walking mall.

    Families! Come by the library, and outside on the walking mall you can pick up some spooktackular take and make crafts and other holiday goodies.

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Computer Classes

  1. Safety First: Privacy & Safety Online

    October 23, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Computer Lab

    Free! Seating is limited; call 447-1690 to register. The Internet is a daily part of our family, social, and business lives. The Internet is also where scammers and identity thieves lurk. Protect yourself by learning to recognize phishing and fraud attempts in this class designed for Internet users of all ages. You'll learn how to create and use effective passwords, develop and practice good security habits, and reduce your exposure to threats. The class also covers virus protection, firewalls, top scams, credit monitoring, job search scams, and much more.

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  2. Testing

    October 25, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM @ Test

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Daytimers Book Group

  1. Daytimers Group discusses "Ghachar Ghochar" by Vivek Shanbhag

    October 18, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

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Library Foundation

  1. Racebending: Adventures in a Bi-cultural World - Jamie Ford Lecture

    October 23, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ St. Paul's United Methodist Church

    Novelist JAMIE FORD will be our distinguished speaker for the 2018 Stephen Ambrose Memorial Lecture. The annual lecture, presented by the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation, is part of the Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate series of events co-sponsored by the Montana Human Rights Network, Holter Museum of Art, YWCA, and other organizations, from September 14 to December 30, 2018.

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Mystery Book Group

  1. Mystery Book Group discusses "Mortal Fall" by Christine Carbo

    October 31, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

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Teen Events

  1. TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

    October 18, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ We meet in the teen space at the library.

    YOU make the library a great place for teens! Come share your ideas for programs, books, and more. Earn volunteer hours and know you’re giving back to your community. For teens in grades 6-12

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  2. Safe Sitter: Babysitting Course, Day 1

    October 26, 2018, 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Lewis & Clark Library is pleased to partner with St. Peter’s Health to offer a monthly Safe Sitter course for students in grades 6-8. Participants will learn basic babysitting responsibilities, safety concerns, age appropriate entertainment, babysitting as a business, how to deal with medical emergencies, and what to do when a child chokes. Find out more about the Safe Sitter organization at www.safesitter.org Enrollment is limited to 6-8 students per class, a standard directed by the National Safe Sitter Organization. Students must pass a written exam and rescue breathing/choking on a mannequin in order receive a "certificate of completion." Participants must attend both days of the session. Pre-registration is required.. Registration will open on the first of each month for that month’s class; register at the Information Desk or over the phone. We will have a waiting list. Class meets for 11 hours over 2 days.

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  3. Safe Sitter: Babysitting Course, Day 2

    October 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Lewis & Clark Library is pleased to partner with St. Peter’s Health to offer a monthly Safe Sitter course for students in grades 6-8. Participants will learn basic babysitting responsibilities, safety concerns, age appropriate entertainment, babysitting as a business, how to deal with medical emergencies, and what to do when a child chokes. Find out more about the Safe Sitter organization at www.safesitter.org Enrollment is limited to 6-8 students per class, a standard directed by the National Safe Sitter Organization. Students must pass a written exam and rescue breathing/choking on a mannequin in order receive a "certificate of completion." Participants must attend both days of the session. Pre-registration is required.. Registration will open on the first of each month for that month’s class; register at the Information Desk or over the phone. We will have a waiting list. Class meets for 11 hours over 2 days.

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