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September 2021

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Montana History Foundation Grant Writing Workshop Series
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Montana History Foundation is holding four grant workshops in rural communities in the fall of 2021: Chinook, Jordan, Big Timber, Philipsburg, and an annual workshop in Helena. “Writing Successful Grants” workshops are delivered by MHG Heritage Projects & Grants Manager Kate McCourt and President , ...
Kid Gloves and Brass Knuckles: The Life of Nancy Cooper Russell
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
           Against the backdrop of the social and political reform of the early 1900s, Bradbury brings Nancy Russell, a woman ahead of her time, to life and shares the story of her chance meeting with the Montana cowboy artist who would become her husband. Nancy was a self-taught businesswoman with the ability to take , ...
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2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
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2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
Carbon County Historical Society 2021 Lecture Series
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the folks over at the Carbon County Historical Society on the last Wednesday of every month for their 2021 lecture series. Museum doors open at 6:00p.m. with the event beginning at 6:30. Each month humanities and history speakers discuss a different topic relevant to regional history and culture. Due to holiday , ...
An Inconvenient Grizzly
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Humans have been on the North American scene for an estimated 30,000 to 15,000 years. Our arrival was preceded by the grizzly bear by perhaps 20,000 years – who would cross the same tenuous landscape bridge, arriving in North America some 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. It is estimated that by the time of the Lewis & , ...
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Preserve Montana Book Club: The Literary Landscapes of White Sulphur Springs
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Join PMT for our monthly Book Club as part of our re-imagined Road Show in White Sulphur Springs! We’re reading some of the most influential literature to come out of White Sulphur Springs, including Ivan Doig and Taylor Gordon. Each session will be led by current authors and scholars in Montana and held virt , ...
Social Justice Book Club
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  The Social Justice Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month. After reading selected books, participants discuss social justice issues in America. If you are interested in joining the book club, or have any questions please contact Shari Curtis at (406)-723-3361. , ...
Penny Postcards and Prairie Flowers
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
                   At the Lewis and Clark Library in Helena, poet and writer Philip Burgess describes through poems and stories the journey his grandmother Anna Lee and great-aunt Dicka Lee made from their family’s homestead in northern Minnesota out to eastern Montana where they became homesteaders themselves. Burges , ...
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Storytelling and Public Lands
2:10 pm - 3:10 pm
In 1916, when Steve Mather and Horace Albright founded the National Park Service, they imbued their new agency with the stories of essential heroes (like John Muir in Yosemite and John Wesley Powell in the Grand Canyon), ideas (such as America’s Best Idea of the national park inspired by the grandeur of the the America , ...
Wedsworth Memorial Library Book Club
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dr. Penny Hughes-Briant is the book discussion leader for this book club. Penny taught English education at the University of Great Falls and has been running book clubs since 2002. The group meets once a month for 8 months for an open book discussion. It is a great way to meet others in the community, whether youR , ...
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Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company presents Fists Over the Falls!
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company and Game Night Lounge are teaming up for the first-ever Fists Over The Falls, a video game expo and game tournament in Great Falls, Montana. Come see how video games can be a vehicle for cultural expression and preservation in Montana. Many Montanans play video games, but few understa , ...
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Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company presents Fists Over the Falls!
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company and Game Night Lounge are teaming up for the first-ever Fists Over The Falls, a video game expo and game tournament in Great Falls, Montana. Come see how video games can be a vehicle for cultural expression and preservation in Montana. Many Montanans play video games, but few understa , ...
2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
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2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
Film & Philosophy: Cultures in Flux
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    In this special Fall season World View Film series hosted by ARTS Missoula – Global & Cultural Affairs at the Roxy Theater, we’ll explore movies about “Cultures in Flux.”  Each month, Humanities MT speaker Marisa Diaz-Waian, will facilitate a community discussion inspired by questions raised in t , ...
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2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
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Montana International Film Festival + Expert Panel Discussions
8:00 am - 12:00 am
The 4th annual Montana International Film Festival will take place Sept 16-19 in downtown Billings, MT. Save the date! Theatrical + virtual screenings, panels, parties, and workshops. Virtual screenings will run from Sept 16 – Oct 3. The 2021 festival season will utilize a hybrid platform with both virtual and p , ...
2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
And Yet They Persisted
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair,” embodies the uncompromising, independent leadership necessary for what the suffragist movement aspired: a vote, a voice and a vocation. The road to achieving votes for women was grueling, filled with biases and complexities.  It’s an important hist , ...
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Montana International Film Festival + Expert Panel Discussions
All Day
The 4th annual Montana International Film Festival will take place Sept 16-19 in downtown Billings, MT. Save the date! Theatrical + virtual screenings, panels, parties, and workshops. Virtual screenings will run from Sept 16 – Oct 3. The 2021 festival season will utilize a hybrid platform with both virtual and p , ...
2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
Montana’s Changing Political landscape
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In the past 30 years, Montana has gone from a state where Democrats could win the Legislature and most statewide offices to one where Republicans now talk about their hope of controlling all levers of government. Yet, Montana is still not yet considered a ruby “red” state like many of its neighbors, where conservative , ...
The Art of Meaningful Conversation
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
with Lowell Jaeger Discussion facilitator Lowell Jaeger uses stimulating short pieces of literature to generate lively, thoughtful, engaging conversations concerning topics important to our everyday lives. The reading and the focus for these conversations can be tailored to your group’s particular interests and needs. , ...
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Montana International Film Festival + Expert Panel Discussions
All Day
The 4th annual Montana International Film Festival will take place Sept 16-19 in downtown Billings, MT. Save the date! Theatrical + virtual screenings, panels, parties, and workshops. Virtual screenings will run from Sept 16 – Oct 3. The 2021 festival season will utilize a hybrid platform with both virtual and p , ...
2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
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Montana International Film Festival + Expert Panel Discussions
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
The 4th annual Montana International Film Festival will take place Sept 16-19 in downtown Billings, MT. Save the date! Theatrical + virtual screenings, panels, parties, and workshops. Virtual screenings will run from Sept 16 – Oct 3. The 2021 festival season will utilize a hybrid platform with both virtual and p , ...
2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
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2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
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2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
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2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
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19th annual High Plains BookFest
8:00 am - 12:00 am
The 19th annual High Plains BookFest will be a three-day event of free public readings and panel discussions in Billings, Montana, by contemporary authors from the American West and Canada. During the BookFest, audiences throughout the region will have opportunities to experience a wide range of literary arts and acti , ...
2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
Into the Wild with Muir and Pinchot
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Take a walk in the wild with biographer John Clayton and philosopher Marisa Diaz-Waian as they co-lead a discussion about the unique lives of Muir and Pinchot and the questions their contrasting philosophies raise about “the wild” and our place in it.  Some of the questions we’ll explore include: Are people part of n , ...
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19th annual High Plains BookFest
All Day
The 19th annual High Plains BookFest will be a three-day event of free public readings and panel discussions in Billings, Montana, by contemporary authors from the American West and Canada. During the BookFest, audiences throughout the region will have opportunities to experience a wide range of literary arts and acti , ...
2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
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19th annual High Plains BookFest
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
The 19th annual High Plains BookFest will be a three-day event of free public readings and panel discussions in Billings, Montana, by contemporary authors from the American West and Canada. During the BookFest, audiences throughout the region will have opportunities to experience a wide range of literary arts and acti , ...
2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Fest , ...
Into the Wild w/ Muir & Pinchot
11:00 am - 12:00 am
             How do we relate to nature? Preservation-based philosophies – associated with author and wanderer John Muir – celebrate the spiritual benefits of holistic, unimpaired natural systems.   Conservation-based philosophies – associated with US Forest Service founder Gifford Pinchot – highlight management and s , ...
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Into the Wild w/ Muir & Pinchot
11:00 am - 12:30 am
             How do we relate to nature? Preservation-based philosophies – associated with author and wanderer John Muir – celebrate the spiritual benefits of holistic, unimpaired natural systems.   Conservation-based philosophies – associated with US Forest Service founder Gifford Pinchot – highlight management and s , ...
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Foundations of English
9:20 am - 10:20 am
This dramatic, interactive, and sometimes comic presentation traces the progression of the English language from Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, through Middle English, up to Elizabethan English in original pronunciation. From William Langland to William Shakespeare, from the Beowulf poet to Geoffrey Chaucer, from the C , ...
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2021 Governor’s Humanities Awards
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thank you to all of our sponsors! , ...
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