Events

February 2024

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Montana’s Historic Chinese Communities – Mark Johnson
12:00 pm
In 1870, Chinese residents made up more than 10% of Montana’s population. Yet this population, so crucial to Montana’s history, remains underrepresented in historical accounts. Using documents left by Chinese pioneers—translated and interpreted for the first time—Mark Johnson recovers the stories of Montana’s Chinese p , ...
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And Yet They Persisted – MaryJane Bradbury
2:00 pm - 3:30 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 history , ...
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Harlem Public Library Book Club
4:00 pm
Location: Harlem Public Library, 37 1st Ave SE, Harlem MT 59526 Dates/times: Mondays at 4:00 p.m. September through April    In-person This book club, meets at the Harlem Public Library weekly on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. September through April. To learn more about joining and participating, please contact Colleen Brommer , ...
Geraldine Library Book Club
5:00 pm
This book club, hosted by the Chouteau County Library – Geraldine Branch, is held the first Monday of every month at 5:00 p.m. The book club meets at Milk & Honey coffee shop (312 Main St., Geraldine, MT 59446).   To learn more about joining and participating, please contact the Geraldine Branch Libraria , ...
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Great Falls Book Club
10:00 am - 11:00 am
This book club, hosted at the Great Falls Public Library, is held the second Saturday of each month at 10:00am. The book club is themed around Montana, either Montana authors or books about Montana. To learn more about joining and participating, please contact Debbie Stewart at 406-453-0349. , ...
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Harlem Public Library Book Club
4:00 pm
Location: Harlem Public Library, 37 1st Ave SE, Harlem MT 59526 Dates/times: Mondays at 4:00 p.m. September through April    In-person This book club, meets at the Harlem Public Library weekly on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. September through April. To learn more about joining and participating, please contact Colleen Brommer , ...
The Art of Meaningful Conversation: Let’s Talk About What’s Importana – Lowell Jaeger
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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. These guided discus , ...
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February 2024 Grantmaking Informational Webinar
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Humanities Montana staff for a one-hour informational session about our grantmaking process and opportunities. This meeting will provide an overview for applicants interested in our Mini-Grant and Community Project Grant opportunities and the April 1, 2024 application deadline. Questions? Contact Megan Sundy at 40 , ...
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Dance Dance Dance
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaving together movement and history, Mark Matthews teaches students community dances like squares, contras and circles or couples dances like the jitterbug, waltz, two-step and foxtrot while explaining the history behind the dances. He focuses on how Native American, European and African styles of dance and music b , ...
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Place Poetry: My Montana State of Mind – Mark Gibbons
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mark Gibbons is a poet and lifelong resident of Montana. If there is such a thing as a Montana “Place Poet,” he must be one since this is the only place he has ever resided. Married young, he and his wife have lived and worked a variety of jobs on both sides of the Continental Divide, raising their sons in Augusta, Pab , ...
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Harlem Public Library Book Club
4:00 pm
Location: Harlem Public Library, 37 1st Ave SE, Harlem MT 59526 Dates/times: Mondays at 4:00 p.m. September through April    In-person This book club, meets at the Harlem Public Library weekly on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. September through April. To learn more about joining and participating, please contact Colleen Brommer , ...
Glendive River City Readers Book Club
4:00 pm
Location: The Glendive Public Library, 200 S. Kendrick Ave, Glendive, MT 59330 Dates/times: Third Monday of the month, September through May, at 4:00 p.m. This book club has been active for over 30 years and meets at the Glendive Public Library on the third Monday of each month. To learn more about joining and particip , ...
Wedsworth Memorial Library Book Club
5:00 pm
This book club, led by retired University of Great Falls Professor of English Education, Dr. Penny Hughes-Briant, takes place at the Wedsworth Memorial Library in Cascade, MT at 5:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 14, 2023; September 18, 2023; October 16, 2023; November 13, 2023; February 19, 2024; March 11, 2024; , ...
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Preserving Montana’s Oral History – Candi Zion
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Preserving Montana’s Oral Histories and Traditions program trains interested participants on how to interview, collect and archive oral histories in their communities. Candi Zion who is the author of “Winifred Oral History Project”, “In Between People: The Metis of Central Montana” and “Walkin’ Down the Middle: The Hi- , ...
Plains Public Library Book Club
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Plains Public Library Book Club, hosted by the Plains Public Library, meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. from September to May at the Plains Public Library (108 W Railroad St, Plains, MT 59859). To learn more, contact Cindy Thomas at (406) 826-3101 or visit their Facebook page (https://m.facebook , ...
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Fort Benton Book Club
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Fort Benton Book Club, hosted by the Fort Benton Library, meets on the 4th Monday of each month at noon in the basement of the Fort Benton Library (1518 Main Street, Fort Benton, MT 59442). To learn more, contact Emily Wicks at (406) 622-5222 or fblibrary1915@gmail.com and visit their Facebook page (https://www.fac , ...
Harlem Public Library Book Club
4:00 pm
Location: Harlem Public Library, 37 1st Ave SE, Harlem MT 59526 Dates/times: Mondays at 4:00 p.m. September through April    In-person This book club, meets at the Harlem Public Library weekly on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. September through April. To learn more about joining and participating, please contact Colleen Brommer , ...
Local Literary Culture – Tami Haaland
6:00 pm
As a poet raised on the Hi-Line and as a professor of creative writing, Haaland knows the benefit of bringing cultural activities to rural and urban environments. In this program, Haaland leads either a writing workshop or a discussion tailored to the needs of each community. From facilitating a discussion of short wor , ...
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Lewistown A-Z Book Club
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The LPL Book Clubs, hosted by the Lewistown Public Library, meet monthly at the library. The A-Z Club reads across a range of genres but is specifically marketed toward “newcomers to town and old souls” to encourage new residents to engage with their library and community. The A-Z Book Club meets every 4th , ...
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Our Belongings: Sqelix ‘Salish’ Art & Toolmaking – Aspen & Cameron Decker
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
During the course of Our Belongings : Sqelixʷ ‘Salish’ Art and Toolmaking Aspen and Cameron Decker speak about the process of making Salish art and tools, the issues that it brings up in regards to making the objects (environment, sustainability, culture), and what that reveals about the place we are in as Contemporary , ...
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