Saturday, April 21, 2007

Notice: Library Closing for Summer 2007

We are very sorry to have to report that Big Sky Community Library will close for construction on June 9th, and is estimated to re-open (still under construction) in mid-September.

Thanks to the Big Sky community's show of support for the Ophir School Bond issue last October, the library's square footage will increase by nearly 1,800 square feet. Construction should be finished in January, 2008, and we look forward to sharing our new facility with you. We sincerely appreciate your patience through this time of change and look forward to offering a more comfortable and useful learning enviromment for all!

David Quammen Visits the Library!

Mark your calendars:
June 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Big Sky Chapel Community Room

Even though the library will be closed for the summer, we are very excited to have a special author visit from Bozeman local, David Quammen. His topic for discussion is “Charles Darwin: The Secret Life of a Conservative Revolutionary.” He’ll be discussing Darwin the scientist and Darwin the man, drawing of facts and narrative from his recent book, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin (W.W. Norton, 2006). In particular, he’ll explore one of the least known, most quiet, and yet most dramatic periods of his life— the years just after the voyage of the Beagle, when he developed his theory of evolution.

David has been a Montanan for 35 years and a freelance writer for 30. He has published 11 books, including The Song of the Dodo, and hundreds of magazine articles. Presently he holds a position as Contributing Writer for National Geographic and works for other magazines such as Harper’s. He has received the National Magazine Award three times. Quammen holds the Wallace Stegner Chair of Western American Studies at MSU.

We are looking forward to this program and hope you’ll be able to join us. All programs are sponsored by the Friends of Library and are free and open to the public.

August 17, 2007: Annual Benefit Golf Tournament Takes Place

Friday, August 17th is the date for the annual Friends of the Library Three Amigos Golf Tournament this year. This is Big Sky Community Library's main fundraiser of the year, with all proceeds going directly to the Library.

Every year teams participate in a 3-person scramble that's quite a party, and enjoy a fantastic Mexican Fiesta buffet afterward. (In the photo, above, FOL member, scramble participant, and our favorite party guy, Jon Holtzman, is well into the spirit of the event at last year's tournament... That's what we like to see!) Please join us for this fantastically fun event supporting a good cause!

Don't miss your chance to win $500 CASH: The week before the event, be looking for FOL volunteers selling golf balls outside the Post Office, to buy your entries for the Hook and Ladder Ball Drop.

Click here for a printable registration form to get your own 3-person team in on the action!

Special thanks go out to The Bunker for sponsoring this event, and to all of the wonderful Friends of the Library volunteers who put in hours and hours of work, making this event possible!