Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Big Sky Institute programs for February at the Library

Mountains & Minds: Talk

02/12/2009 - 7:00 pm
Climate Change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

A fascinating look at the changing ecosystem around us, presented by Professor Cathy Whitlock. With more than 20 years of research in Yellowstone, Dr. Whitlock will share insights and ask questions about how climate change is effecting the plants and animals around us.
02/26/2009 - 7:00 pm
Costs of Climate Change Inaction: A Regional Perspective

This discussion on the effects of climate change on the regions business and economy brings together Ray Rasker, Executive Director of Headwaters Economics, and Laura Ziemer, Director of Montana Water Project for Trout Unlimited. A not-to-be-missed event for business owners, local residents, and visitors.

The talks will take place at the Big Sky Community Library. These events are part of a series sponsored by the Big Sky Institute, National Parks Conservation Association, and Big Sky Chamber of Commerce. For more information, 406-993-9355 or twila.moon@montana.edu.

New Audio Books!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Novel By Jeff Kinney

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

When You are Engulfed in Flames By David Sedaris

A collection of essays in which David Sedaris reflects on some of the more humorous and memorable events of his life.

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.

The Pillars of the Earth By Ken Follett

The ambitious prior of Kingsbridge, England, dreams of building the greatest Gothic cathedral in the world, and the struggle to construct it leads to a battle between good and evil in twelfth century England.

Water for Elephants By Sara Gruen

Ninety-year-old Jacob Jankowski finds himself haunted by memories of his past in the circus and the freaks, exotic animals, and other people he encountered as a performer.

A Most Wanted Man: A Novel 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.

The Twilight Series By Stephenie Meyer

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Nights in Rodanthe By Nicholas Sparks

Two people on the mend from broken marriages go to Rodanthe, North Carolina to figure out a way to start over again. When a storm starts moving in, they turn to each for safety and comfort and find feelings strong enough to last a lifetime.

Brisingr By Christopher Paolini

Eragon tries to uphold the oath he made to save Katrina from King Galbatorix, while being pulled in different directions by the needs of the Varden, elves, and dwarves--all of whom need his help and strength to overcome the tyranny of the king.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Winnie-the Pooh Party!

Come join in the fun as we celebrate the creator of Pooh, A.A. Milne’s Birthday.
When: Monday, January 19th at 10:30 am
Where: Ophir/Big Sky Comm. Library
What: Pooh readings, activities, games, treats, and even a Pooh Movie!

Bring your own Pooh Bear to join the fun!