Blaine County Journal


September 15, 2021

Did you know you can check out eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines, all in one app? You need to install the Libby app on your phone, or any device that has an Internet connection. You then need to know your Blaine County Library card number, and if you don’t know what it is, just give us a call and we can give you that. You can find the link for MontanaLibrary2Go on our website with step-by-step instructions. There are 24,692 audio titles, 33,252 eBook titles and 3,544 magazine titles available. If you need help downloading the app, or using MontanaLibrary2Go, bring in your device and we would be happy to walk you through the process.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. The campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who stated, “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.” Marley Dias, author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card this September. As honorary chair, Dias wants to remind the public that signing up for a library card provides access to technology, multimedia content and educational programming that transforms lives and strengthens communities. “A library card provides opportunity for discovery and access to a rich and diverse world. It empowers you to make change and experience new stories," said Dias. Visit your library online or in-person to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Do you have friends who don't have library cards? Invite them to sign up during September.

Scandal and tragedy erupt against the backdrop of an exclusive Paris hotel in “Complications” by Danielle Steel. “A Slow Fire Burning” by Paula Hawkins is a gripping, twisting story of deceit, murder, and revenge. “We Are the Brennans” by Tracey Lange explores the staying power of shame-and the redemptive power of love-in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets. Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves, a female cop with her first big case, and a brutal murder is what you will find in “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman. “Another Kind of Eden” by James Lee Burke is a captivating tale of justice, love, brutality, and mysticism set in the turbulent 1960s.

Our Fall programs are in full swing. Mondays will be Hangout for grades 7 and 8 from 3:30 to 4:30. Story Time for ages 6 and under will be Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Hangout for grades 5 and 6 will be Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30. LEGO Club will be from 3:30 to 4:30 on Thursdays. This year we will be offering a movie on Fridays after school is dismissed and all school aged kids are welcome to attend. We will start the movies at approximately 12:45. Movies will run 90 minutes to 2 hours. We are hoping that providing this service will help families deal with the early out on Fridays. We will have the movie titles posted on Facebook, in the paper and on our website, with the run time each week. This week “Ferdinand” will be showing. It is rated PG and the run time is 1 hour and 48 minutes.


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