and Events @ your Library
(Large Meeting Room unless otherwise noted)
Exhibiting @ Your Library Exciting new works by Marcy Bergmann and Cindy Rose are on exhibit at the Lewis & Clark Library until May 31, 2013. New styles, new sizes. Both Marcy and Cindy use oil and watercolor and Marcy has added graphite to her repertoire. They have been painting together for 15 years. Both Marcy and Cindy are part of the Art Center.
For more information go to www.cemstudiomt.com or call 227-5830.
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 PM & Thursday, May 23, 6:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room.
The Lewis & Clark Library, the State Bar of Montana, and the State Law Library present two programs in May to celebrate Law Month in Helena. On May 21st a panel will discuss legal issues that confront our veterans. Speakers will include someone from the V.A., a caseworker from Senator Tester's office, and a representative from the banking community. On May 23rd we will hold a program on consumers' legal issues. A panel will discuss foreclosure actions, identity theft and scams, among other topics. Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox will present that evening's program. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, June 13 at 7 PM, Large Meeting Room.
Photographer Jason Savage will share images from a recent trip photographing Polar Bears in Churchill, Manitoba. He will discuss this unique area of the sub-arctic and why it's been dubbed the "Polar Bear Capital of the World."
Based out of Helena, Montana, Jason works as a freelance and commercial photographer, specializing in outdoor and wildlife photography.
His work has been featured in National Geographic Traveler, Time, Outside, New York Times, MT Outdoors and many other publications around the world. In addition to his freelance and assignment work, Jason also teaches classes and outdoor photography workshops throughout North America.
Part history and part foreign policy, this eight week course will examine how nine U. S. Presidents have managed relations with Russia since World War II. The course objective is to study U.S. diplomatic history, with a view to determining where we have succeeded with Moscow and why.
Classes will be discussion oriented, reviewing assigned readings (handouts) covering Truman on the Berlin Airlift and Korean War outbreak; Eisenhower on Korean armistice and Khrushchev's 1957 Berlin ultimatum; Kennedy on the 1961 Berlin and 1962 Cuban Missile crises; Nixon on detente, and the 1973 Worldwide Alert; Carter on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; Reagan on the Reykjavik Summit; Clinton on Kosovo; and George W. Bush on Georgia. We will finish with George H.W. Bush's handling of the 1991 coup attempt against Gorbachev and the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Readings include excerpts from Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Brent Scowcroft, Henry Kissinger, David McCullough, Evan Thomas, William Hyland, Strobe Talbott, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jack Matlock, and Michael Beschloss.
Randall LeCocq is a retired Foreign Service Officer who served with the State Department in Washington and the former Soviet Union and Russia during the Carter, Reagan, senior Bush, and Clinton Administrations. He has recently spoken on "Russia under Putin" at the Montana Club, and has previously taught literature courses at the Lewis and Clark Public Library on Hemingway, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald. He completed graduate study on Russia at Georgetown and Stanford.
Class Schedule (all classes meet in the Large Meeting Room at 10:30 AM):
To sign up, please call 447-1690 ext 5.
Step up to the plate…the artistic plate! Kids in grades 4-8 are invited to enter the Helena Brewers Kid's Club t-shirt design contest, hosted by Helena Brewer's Baseball and your Lewis & Clark Library!
The winner of the contest will have his or her design featured on this year's Kids Club t-shirt, given away to the first 500 kids at the June 24th Kid's Club game. This year's theme is "Read, Batta Batta Batta!" Draw a design to match the theme on an 8.5" x 11" piece of white paper. Your design must use the Brewer's colors: black and navy blue. Make sure that your design is BOLD, CLEAR, and EYE CATCHING! If you use any words, be sure they're spelled correctly.
Return your completed drawing to the Lewis & Clark Library between April 8 and 5PM on April 26th or email a digital copy (.jpg or .png file) to . Incomplete forms or designs that do not meet contest guidelines will not be accepted.
Contest will be judged by the public via the Lewis & Clark Library Facebook page. Voting opens May 1st and closes at 5PM on 15th. Winning design will be announced and the t-shirt unveiled at the June 5 Alive @ Five Youth Bands event.
Thursday, April 18 @ 7 PM, Large Meeting Room
The seven-foot sculpture piece -- Banned, Challenged, Censored -- opens at the Lewis & Clark Library Thursday April 18. Artists Collin Letts, Sara Williams and George Cole of Bozeman will be at the library for an artist's talk at 7 PM on April 18.
Banned, Challenged, Censored is fabricated from 25 banned books and torn pieces of literature and art. It has been touring Montana public libraries and started its statewide journey in October, 2012. The sculpture is funded by over 60 individuals and Humanities Montana.
By using actual banned or challenged books and torn pages of literature and art, the artists ask the viewer to consider the many questions raised by censorship and attempts to control intellectual freedom. A question & answer session will follow the April 18th talk. The sculpture will be at the Helena library through May 31, 2013.
Additional research is available at the website of the American Library Association.
Oh yeah and games, don't forget Unreal and the board games.
Inquire at the Info Desk. First come, first served!
Wednesdays 5 - 6 PM
Join us for what ever the crowd picks.
Monday, June 3 at 4:30 PM
Monday, July 1 at 4:30 PM
Teen Writers Group
A writers group just for teens.
Bring a piece of writing that you’ve been working on to share and your ideas for future group meetings.
Mondays 7 to 8:30 PM
Questions? Call 447-1690 x132.
Teen Advisory Group
Always seeking new members and new ideas to make your Lewis & Clark Library a better place! Help guide and promote teen programming and let us know what’s hot and what’s not - give your recommendations on what to add to our book, magazine, DVD, and graphic novel collections.
2nd & 4th Thursdays at 7 P.M. in the Mezzanine Meeting Room.
Grades 6-12 welcome. Snacks provided!
Info at 447-1690 x132