Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Grinch is coming to the Big Sky Community Library!

A One-Person Theatrical Rendition of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"

Please join us on December 21st at 2:00 pm for our annual Holiday Open House as Kate Bryan brings to life the characters the "Grinch," the "Narrator," and "Little Cindy Lou Who."

Preschool Story Hour!

Parents! Don't forget to bring your little ones to story hour!

When: Monday's at 10:30 am

Where: Big Sky Community Library!

We will be reading books, doing crafts, playing games and having snacks! This week's story hour theme is Thanksgiving. See you then!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New books at the library!

A Mercy: A Novel By Toni Morrison
Florens, a sixteen-year-old slave on a Virginia plantation is given to a Dutch trader named Jacob Vaark as payment for a debt owed to Vaark by her master, and moves to his small Northern farm where her presence is felt keenly by Vaark's childless wife Rebekka, Native American servant Lina, and Sorrow, a foundling.

American Lion By Jon Meacham
Details the life of the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, and focuses on his political actions and choices that shaped the White House and inspired the later presidents--including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and others.

Divine Justice By David Baldacci
Former CIA assassin Oliver Stone, having assassinated the two men who were responsible for the death of his wife and being hunted by friends and enemies, finds himself embroiled in the secrets of a small Virginia mining town and falling for a widow.

Testimony By Anita Shreve
When a sex scandal breaks out at a New England boarding school, a videotape triggers the involvement of men, women, and teenagers, including the headmaster, a young boy who made a mistake, and his mother, while everybody looks for a person to blame.

The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir By John Grogan
Bestselling author John Grogan reflects on his life, discussing his childhood, adulthood, illness, faith, family, and identity.

A Most Wanted Man By John Le Carre’
In Hamburg, Annabel, a civil rights lawyer, works to prevent Issa, a Muslim who is in Germany for mysterious purposes, from being deported, but in doing so she risks her own career and personal safety, and when Tommy Brue, a sixty-year-old British private banker, gets involved, German Intelligence takes an active interest.

Just After Sunset By Stephen King
Collects twelve short stories by Stephen King on the theme of relationships, including new stories and previously released material such as "The Gingerbread Girl," "The Things They Left Behind," and "The Cat from Hell."

Call Me Ted By Ted Turner with Bill Burke
An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken non-conformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted now, for the first time, reveals his personal story.

Samuel Adams: A Life By Ira Stoll
A comprehensive biography of founding father Samuel Adams, that chronicles his life, political ideals, and participation and influence in the American fight for independence.

The Hour I First Believed By Wally Lamb
After his wife Maureen, a nurse at Columbine High School survived the 1999 student shooting incident, Caelum Quirk moves her to his family's farm in Three Rivers, but while Maureen struggles to recover her sanity, Caelum unearths old diaries, letters, and newspapers--representing five generations of his family's history--hidden in the house.

Traitor To His Class By H.W. Brands
A biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of the United States, discussing his formative years, the influence of his mother, his relationship with his wife Eleanor, his leadership during the Great Depression and World War II, and his legacy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Scholastic Book Fair Time!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Ophir School November 18th and 19th!
The hours for the sale are: Tuesday 8:30-8:00 and Wednesday 8:30-12:00.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New books at the library!

Anti Cancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, MD PhD

Discusses the author's battle against brain cancer and the lifestyle changes he recommends for those who want to fight cancer, such as more exercise, a healthy, non-western diet, less stress, and a toxin-free environment, combining traditional health care with alternative methods.

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

When U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a half-buried photograph of a smiling young woman in the desert in Iraq, he carries it with him and soon discovers that it brings him luck in games and during combat; after returning to Colorado, his obsession with the picture leads him in a fateful search for what may be the love of his life.

Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington, having accepted an assignment to watch over CIA agent Lance Cabot's brother who is suffering from amnesia, finds out that the man he is guarding had stolen gold coins from the South Vietnamese government and may be responsible for the theft of a twenty-four million dollar antique secretary.

The Snowball by Alice Schroeder

A biography of American investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett, drawing from interviews with Buffett, as well as his wife, children, friends, and business associates to look at his childhood, struggles and triumphs, and the principles and ideas that allowed him to become one of the world's richest people.

Tsar: A Thriller by Ted Bell

After a new tsar is appointed in Russia, the country intends to recreate it's former empire, while making threats against American intervention through the homicidal work of a killer known only as Happy the Baker, which leads the world to believe counter-terror agent Alex Hawke is the world's only hope.

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

This book presents a fictionalized account of the final years of Mary, Queen of Scots, who fled Scotland and sought sanctuary in the home of the Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife, only to find herself imprisoned.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Hacker Lisbeth Salander assists Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist, with the investigation of Harriet Vanger's disappearance decades earlier, and the two uncover a dark world of secrets about a wealthy Swedish family as well as a surprising connection between themselves.

The Given Day: A Novel
by Dennis Lehane

During the bloody police riots of the early twentieth century, a Boston police officer from a wealthy family, Danny Coughlin, joins a union movement to track down violent radicals, but his values are challenged when he learns that Luther Laurence, the African-American houseman who works for the Coughlin family, is connected with the NAACP.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ben Mikaelsen at the Big Sky Community Library!

Award winning author Ben Mikaelsen will be at the Big Sky Community Library for a presentation about his work. Ben has written many novels including Rescue Josh Mcguire, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Countdown, Petey, Touching Spirit Bear, Red Midnight, Tree Girl and Ghost of Spirit Bear. Please join us!

Date: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Big Sky Community Library at Ophir School.

***This presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments are also served.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Join us for a presentation about Asia!

Rick & Susie Graetz will present a lecture and slide program on High Asia taking the audience on a geographic tour of the world's highest mountains.

Date: Sunday,
October 5

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Big Sky Community Library

** This presentation is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will also be served.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Some dates to remember!

Sept. 16th @ 7:00, author Dr. Jeff Strickler will come to discuss his new book Big Sky Names.
Sept. 29th @10:30, The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery center will be teaching about hibernation during story time.
Oct. 5th @ 7:00, Rick Graetz will be discussing high Asia.
Oct. 29th @ 7:00, author Ben Mikaelsen will be at the library for a presentation about his work.

Please come and join us on those dates. As usual all our presentations are free and open to the public. Refreshments are also served. Please scroll down for more information about some of these upcoming programs!

Join us for story time with the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center!

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center will be coming to story time to read books and to teach us more about hibernation!
Date: September 29th
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Big Sky Community Library!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Author Dr. Jeff Strickler is coming to the library!

Date: September 16th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Big Sky Community Library

**Jeff will be discussing his recently published book Big Sky Names and the manner on which it evolved. This program is open to the public and refreshments will be served!

Sunday, August 17, 2008



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Monday, July 28, 2008

Critterman is coming for our Summer Reading Program!

Critterman's Creepies
Bats and spiders and snakes, oh my!

Critterman and his puppet pals unravel the myths and realities of the creepiest critters. The audience spins a web together, tries out bat sonar and snake vibration-sensing on each other, acts out and sings original "talk-back" songs with Critterman. High interaction for the kids!

Please join the fun at the Big Sky Community Library!

Wednesday, July 30th at 4:00 pm.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Music and Meanings!

The Big Sky Community Library (at Ophir School) Presents
Music of...The DupliKates and
Meanings of...Chrysti The Wordsmith!
July 30th
7:30 PM
Sponsored by "Friends of the Library"

Lone Peak High School

Initial Curriculum Guide is now available for review at the Big Sky Community Library!

Dragons are too Seldom Puppet Performance!

Markie Scholz and her madcap cast of puppet characters will drop by for a puppet show that celebrates books and reading with "The Dragon and the Doodle Bug!"
July 23
4:00 pm
Please come to the Big Sky Community Library for all the fun!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Birds of Prey are coming to the library!

The Grizzly & Wolf Discover Center will be here with 3 different birds of prey, a Great Horned Owl, the Western Screech Owl, and the Rough-legged Hawk! Join them and a naturalist for a program in the Big Sky Community Library and learn about these amazing birds.

· Date: July 16th
· Time: 4:00 pm
· Where: The Big Sky Community Library

This program is free and open to the public!

"A Journalist's Perspective on Wars in the Arab/Islamic World" with Clay Scott

Please join us at the Big Sky community Library on Wednesday, July 16th at 7:00 pm.

This presentation by veteran foreign correspondent Clay Scott will look at the work of journalists covering wars and conflicts, exploring broad questions about foreign news coverage, as well as issues specific to war reporting.

Clay Scott is a former correspondent for ABC News and Monitor Radio. He covered the Bosnian war, the 1996 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Chechnya, and other conflicts. He won an Emmy for his coverage of the Kosovo refugee crisis.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust and from NEH’s “We the People” program.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Thank you Lucy the Ladybug!

Cryssy Small came to story time in character as "Lucy the Ladybug".

Thank you for reading fun stories and making our little readers beautiful!

New books at the library!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cryssy's Characters is coming to story time at the Big Sky Community Library!

Come and enjoy Lucy the Lady Bug at the Big Sky Community Library Monday the 23rd at 10.30 am! Lucy the Lady Bug will indulge us in stories, face painting, silliness and lots of fun!

Monday, June 9, 2008

R.E.A.D is coming to the Big Sky Community Library!

June 11th at 4:00 pm
The Reading Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D) program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Transportation Day at the Big Sky Community Library!

Two of our little readers show off some terrific artwork! After reading a few stories about transportation, children got creative making tire tracks with toy cars and lots of paint!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Thank you Big Sky Fire Department!

This Monday we had a visit from our local firefighters for story time! Jason Gras, Martha Fecht and Greg Clark joined us to read stories and let us play in their fire truck! This was one of the best story times we've ever had. Thank you so much to Big Sky Fire for teaching our youngsters about fire safety!

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Firefighters are coming to Story Time!

Monday, May 5th, please join us for a special story time with some of our local heroes!

Firefighters from Big Sky Fire Department will be joining us at 10:30 am to tell us stories and have fun with us... please join us!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New books at the library!

Here are just a few of the new titles we've added, recently...

Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying, by James M. Olson
Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball, by Jose Canseco
Sepulchre, by Kate Mosse
Creation in Death, by Nora Roberts (writing as J.D. Robb)
Honor Thyself, by Danielle Steel