Summer news from your neighborhood library

By Kathy House Big Sky Community Librarian

Fizz, Boom, Read!

The 2014 summer reading program is off to a great start, and more than 75 patrons attended the Discovery Center’s Birds of Prey program on June 25. Wednesday, July 16 saw Fun with Oobleck! Based on Dr. Suess’ book “Bartholomew and the Oobleck,” Mrs. House made Oobleck with summer readers. A great crowd came in for some Fizz Boom Read! fun, and got nice and messy.

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and are free and open to the public.

Used book sale

FOL is now accepting used books in good condition for our weekly used book sales at the Big Sky Farmers Market. Please drop off during library hours.

Come visit our booth at the farmers market on Wednesdays.

Overdue notices

There are several books and audio/visual materials that are currently overdue. Please watch for notices in the mail and return or renew your library materials as soon as possible.

New releases

Several new books are available at your library. Here’s a sample.

“Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident”

By Donnie Eichar

In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of this true story have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.

“Imagine: How Creativity Works”

By Jonah Lehrer

Discusses the science behind creativity and how it can be used to make cities, companies and culture more creative.

“The Snow Queen”

By Michael Cunningham

A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park while his musician brother takes drugs that he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his ill wife.

“Explorers of the Nile”

By Tim Jeal

Examines the six explorers who went in search of the source of the White Nile River in Africa, and discusses the diseases, dangers and competition they endured.

Visit bigskylibrary.org or call (406) 995-4281, ext. 205 for questions or for a full selection of new releases.

Hours

Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

Monday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (storytime at 10:30 a.m.)

Tuesday and Wednesday: 4-8 p.m.