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Adult Library Events

  1. Civics Book Group discusses "Duty" by Robert Gates

    February 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty. Now, in this unsparing memoir, meticulously fair in its assessments, he takes us behind the scenes of his nearly five years as a secretary at war: the battles with Congress, the two presidents he served, the military itself, and the vast Pentagon bureaucracy; his efforts to help Bush turn the tide in Iraq; his role as a guiding, and often dissenting, voice for Obama; the ardent devotion to and love for American soldiers—his “heroes”—he developed on the job.

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  2. Helena Ukulele Jam Session

    February 25, 2019, 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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  3. Game Night!

    February 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Drop in any time between 6-8 PM to play board games! Games and refreshments provided by the Library. Free and open to all ages!

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Children's Events

  1. Books & Babies

    January 7, 2019, 10:30 AM - July 29, 2019, 11:30 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Caregivers and their little ones, birth through 24 months are invited to join us for songs, action rhymes, finger plays, stories, and play time! We will focus on early literacy practices, and have time to play at the end of the program.

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  2. Tales for Tots

    January 8, 2019, 10:30 AM - March 26, 2019, 11:30 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Enjoy books, songs and finger plays with your toddler at this fun and interactive story time! At the end of the program, there will be a chance for free play and socializing. Toddlers in attendance must be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. Special Guest Mayor Collins for Preschool Story Time

    February 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Come for the fun of story time with special guests throughout the month of February as we celebrate "Love Your Library" month. Happening in the Large Meeting Room! Special guest: Mayor Wilmot Collins

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  4. Special Guest Tom Cordingley for Preschool Story Time

    February 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Come for the fun of story time with special guests throughout the month of February as we celebrate "Love Your Library" month. Happening in the Large Meeting Room! Special guest: Tom Cordingley, former Grand Street Theater Director and Helena Food Share Volunteer

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  5. Special Guest Krys Holmes for Preschool Story Time

    February 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Come for the fun of story time with special guests throughout the month of February as we celebrate "Love Your Library" month. Happening in the Large Meeting Room! Special guest: Krys Holmes, Myrna Loy Executive Director

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  6. Special Guest Whitney Fisher for Preschool Story Time

    February 28, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Come for the fun of story time with special guests throughout the month of February as we celebrate "Love Your Library" month. Happening in the Large Meeting Room! Special guest: Whitney Fisher, half of the KMTX Morning Show duo

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Computer Classes

  1. Smartphone Photography

    February 19, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Chances are you use your smartphone for pictures and videos. Smartphone cameras are not only convenient, they have features not found anywhere else. If you want to know more about slo-mo, panoramic, time-lapse, even augmented reality, this class is for you. Bump your smartphone skills up a notch and learn how to use the full complement of camera features for fun and creative photography and videography.

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  2. Introduction to Snapchat

    February 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Computer Lab

    Snapchat is a mobile app for Android and iOS devices. One of the core concepts of the app is that any picture or video or message you send - by default - is made available to the receiver for only a short time before it becomes inaccessible. This temporary, or ephemeral, nature of the app was originally designed to encourage a more natural flow of interaction. Learn the basics of this app in this class. Bring your smartphone fully charged, with the ability to access your app store. If you have any questions, call Suzanne at 447-6681.

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Daytimers Book Group

  1. Daytimers Group discusses "This House of Sky" by Ivan Doig

    February 21, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, This House of Sky is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past.

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Mystery Book Group

  1. Mystery Book Group discusses "The Grave's a Fine and Lovely Place" by Alan Bradley

    February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia’s grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia’s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder—although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.

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Teen Events

  1. Safe Sitter: Babysitting Course, Day 1

    February 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Lewis & Clark Library is pleased to partner with St. Peter’s Health to offer a 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. Enrollment is limited to 6-8 students per class, a standard directed by the National Safe Sitter Organization. Participants must attend both days of the session. Registration is required as space is limited. Registration will open on the first of each month for that month’s class; participants must call and speak to someone at the Information Desk (447.1690) or the Teen Services Librarian at 447.6683. February: FRIDAY 2/22, 4-8 pm, 2/24, 10 am - 4 pm, Large Meeting Room March: FRIDAY 2/22, 4-8 pm, 3/24, 10 am - 4 pm, Large Meeting Room April: 4/27 and 4/28, 10 am - 4 pm, Large Meeting Room May: 5/18 and 5/19, 10 am - 4 pm, Large Meeting Room

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  2. Safe Sitter: Babysitting Course, Day 1

    February 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Lewis & Clark Library is pleased to partner with St. Peter’s Health to offer a 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. Enrollment is limited to 6-8 students per class, a standard directed by the National Safe Sitter Organization. Participants must attend both days of the session. Registration is required as space is limited. Registration will open on the first of each month for that month’s class; participants must call and speak to someone at the Information Desk (447.1690) or the Teen Services Librarian at 447.6683. February: FRIDAY 2/22, 4-8 pm, 2/24, 10 am - 4 pm, Large Meeting Room March: FRIDAY 2/22, 4-8 pm, 3/24, 10 am - 4 pm, Large Meeting Room April: 4/27 and 4/28, 10 am - 4 pm, Large Meeting Room May: 5/18 and 5/19, 10 am - 4 pm, Large Meeting Room

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  3. ACT Study Groups

    February 27, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Target problems areas to study more efficiently! Each session will cover the most common topics and concepts tests, plus allow time for practice. Free for high school students. Sessions: English: January 23 and March 6, 3:30-5 pm, Large Meeting Room Math: January 30 and March 13, 3:30-5 pm, Large Meeting Room Reading: February 6 and March 20, 3:30-5 pm, Large Meeting Room Science: February 27 and March 27, 3:30-5 pm, Large Meeting Room

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