Adult Summer Reading Contest

All too often people say to me, where are the fun things for adults to do at the Library?  Why do the kids get to have all the fun?  Well we listened and here is your Adult Summer Reading Contest.

Starting June 1 and going through August 20, Letter by Letter is your fun answer.  Based on a famous tile anagram game, Letter by Letter rewards you for reading.  Draw tiles, get book categories, read the books, cover letters to earn points and then do it all over again!  What sorts of prizes can you win for doing all of this?  I am glad you asked.  You could win either 12 swim passes for Chico Hot Springs or a $50 gift card for Montana’s Rib and Chop House.  Drop by on June 1, get your game card and instructions and  win great prizes this summer.  All brought to you by this Library and our generous sponsors.

Summer Internships Available

An internship for a Park County high school student will be available this summer at the Livingston-­Park County Public Library. Summer interns will be expected to work 12 hours per week for eight weeks and will receive a stipend of $775.00. The internship has been made possible through the generosity of members of The Friends of the Library and The Yellowstone Club.

Applicants for the internship must be Park County residents who are between sixteen and nineteen years of age. Home­schooled students as well as traditionally enrolled high school students are encouraged to apply. Each applicant must submit a completed packet of information to be considered. The packet include: a completed application form, a record of high school grades, and a signed letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, counselor or other qualified adult. Application forms are available at the library and on the library’s website: livingstonpubliclibrary.org. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 31.

Click here for an application

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

The Livingston Friends of the Library Spring book sale at the Livingston Park County Public Library is Wednesday May 4 through Saturday May 7. Hours are 5 pm – 8 pm Wed. for members only (memberships available at the door); 10 am – 8 pm Thurs.; 10 am – 6 pm Fri.; and 10 am – 2 pm Sat. with a bag sale Sat. from noon – 2 pm. All proceeds benefit the Livingston-Park County Public Library. For additional details, call the library at 222-0862.

Livingston Chosen as Hometown Humanities Site for Coming Year

LIVINGSTON CHOSEN AS HOMETOWN HUMANITIES SITE

Missoula–May 2, 2016

Humanities Montana has chosen Livingston as the next site for Hometown Humanities, an initiative that brings a year’s worth of humanities-based programming to a single community. These programs are scheduled over the course of 12 months, so that every few weeks there is a new event.  All Hometown Humanities programs will be free and open to the public.

A local steering committee with representatives from the Livingston Park County Public Library, Park County Public High School, and Yellowstone Gateway Museum will work with members of the community and Humanities Montana staff to plan approximately 25 educational and cultural programs. Events will include public speakers, speakers in the schools, community discussions, and more.

To participate in the planning committee or to sign up for a newsletter to get alerts about upcoming events, email info@humanitiesmontana.org. Humanities Montana welcomes input and participation from all residents of Park County.

Tim King from Livingston-Park County Public Library and Kate Lende from Park County Public High School applied for the prestigious designation. Previous locations include Miles City, Dillon, Lincoln County, and Havre. Next year’s application will open in early 2017. Humanities Montana is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Since 1972, Humanities Montana has engaged people in conversations about the meaning of human experience through grants and programs on history, literature, diverse cultures, philosophy, and current affairs. Each year, Humanities Montana supports hundreds of Montana organizations conducting public humanities programs.

May Writer’s Workshop

The Library in conjunction with the Deadrock Writer’s Group is pleased to sponsor a two day Writing Workshop.  Local authors and instructors will be presenting classes on a few topics and local best-selling author Christopher Paolini will be speaking.  Class size is limited to 15 but Christopher’s talk is open to the public.  Sign-up sheets will be available at the front desk of the library.  Please contact Tim at timk@mtlib.org with questions.  The workshop will be held May 13 and 14 at the Library.  There is no cost to attend.

Classes include:  Point Of View (POV) discussion and Writing Prompts with Mike Petry and Kristine Backes; Setting Writing Goals and Getting Organized with Molly Searl; and Choosing the Right Word with Lisa Reuter.

 

Money Smart Week April 25-30

The Library is pleased to be a part of Money Smart Week.

The Library, in conjunction with Stephanie Cunningham, will be offering a series of three brown bag programs for this event. Please bring your own lunch, soft drinks will be provided.

On Monday April 25th @ Noon, we will be offering Budget 101. Basic budgeting will be explained with worksheets available.

On Wednesday April 27th @ Noon, we will be offering Investing 101. Explanations of all the terms used in investing and examples of safe investing options.

On Friday April 29th @ Noon, we will offer the final presentation Retirement 101. Getting ready for retirement can be a daunting experience. Stephanie will make it easier for you.

We will also offer flyers and worksheets and a magazine on several money related issues all through the month at the front desk. Please stop by and pick some up.

About Money Smart Week
Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance. Partnering Organizations will host their events for next year April 23 – 30, 2016.

Navigating college for Homeless and Low-Income students

Figuring out how to pay for college is a challenge for any student, but for those coming from homeless or low-income situations, this may seem like a barrier that’s nearly impossible to overcome. My team at MoneyGeek.com realize this herculean challenge–which is why we created our Homeless & Low-Income Student Resource Guide.

You can view it here: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/resources/homeless-and-low-income-student-resources/

Some highlights of this guide include resources to cover costs associated with going to school, including tuition, housing, meals, text books, medical care and more. Additionally, there are recommendations for how best to balance work & school.

MoneyGeek.com combines decades of experience in financial literacy and data to provide comprehensive, easy-to-use tools to help users make smarter financial decisions.

After Hours Teen Game Night

March’s Teen Game Night will be held Saturday the 12th from 7- 9 PM for youth in 6th – 12th grades. We will begin the fun with a couple of rounds of “Murder in the Dark.” After that, it’s teens’ choice! Participants are asked to meet at the Third St. entrance to gain admittance, as the Library will be closed to all but teens. For more information, call Lisa @ the Library: 222-0862.