Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer Reading 2018 Begins Soon!

Libraries Rock 2018.

K-2nd Grades

Every Tuesday from 1:30-3:00 pm

June 26- Kick off Party- "Rockin' Robin" Bird House Painting
July 3-   Rock and Roll Rock Painting
July 10- Lava Lamps, Psychedelic Arts and the classic 70's rock dance party.
July 13- Everyone welcome-Family Concert "Jack and Kitty" Organic Vaudeville and Jug Folk Band                6:30-8:00
July 17- Museum of the Rockies presents  Guitar:  The Instrument That Rocked the World.
July 24- "And All That Jazz"-  Dance party featuring some of the best of the Jazz/Big Band Era.
July 31- Grand Finale Pizza Party!

3rd-5th Grades

Every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 pm

June 27- Kick off Party with "Clifford, the Big Red Dog"- Meet Clifford, crafts and great music.
July 4-    Library Closed for Independence Day
July 11-  Classic Rock and Roll Rock Painting.
July 13Everyone welcome-Family Concert "Jack and Kitty" Organic Vaudeville and Jug Folk Band                6:30-8:00 
July 18- Museum of the Rockies presents  Guitar:  The Instrument That Rocked the World.
July 25-  "And All That Jazz"-  Dance party featuring some of the best of the Jazz/Big Band Era.
August 1- Grand Finale Pizza Party!


6th-12th Grades

Every Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm

June 21- Music Trivia Throw-down
June 28- Throwback 70's Theme Party- Let's go time traveling back to the 70's.
July 5- Karaoke Jam:  Solo and group karaoke singing with wild and crazy fun.
July 12- Rhythm Drums with Chet Leach- Join Chet as he teaches about rhythm and African drums.
July 19- L-Town Talent Show-Anything goes as Livingston teens show off their talents.  Big Prizes!
July 26- Bollywood Night- Bombay + Hollywood= Bollywood!  Culture from India is the theme.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

3rd Annual Writer's Workshop

The Livingston-Park County Public Library is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Writer's Workshop.

Friday, May 4 2:00 pm-- Driving On With the Wide Fictions with Caroline Patterson. In the course of the 2-hour workshop participants will discuss story structure, voice, point of view and language.

Saturday, May 5

10:00 am- Practical Approach to the Creative Process with Molly Searl. Molly returns for her 3 year to share her wit and wisdom about writing and turning dry research into readable material; as well as dealing with writer's block.

12:00-2:00 Luncheon with Writing Prompts from Tim King

2:00 pm-Special Guest Speaker Ken Egan, author of "Montana 1864" and Montana 1889. Always informative and inspirational, Mr. Egan will be here to share his process and stories behind the scenes in his books.

Space is limited and reservations are required.

We would like to thank our sponsors:  Friends of the Library, Deadrock Writers Group and the Murray Hotel.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Summer Interns Needed!

The Library is looking for two fun, responsible high schoolers to be our interns this Summer, and in particular, helping out with our annual Summer Reading Program. Please fill out this form and bring it to the Library on or before May 4th. See you at the Library!

Friday, March 30, 2018


Last December, the community lost a good friend, and so did I personally. Mary Jane Leyner (1942-2017) died suddenly in a car accident. She was very involved in many groups including: Friends of the Livingston-Park County Public Library, Spay and Neuter Clinic, Livingston HealthCare, The Deadrock Writers and the Community Choir, just to name a few. Se was always eager to help you with a project, bake a pan of something, or just listen when you needed to talk to someone. She was artistic, inquisitive, with a love of all things, both two and four legged, a kind soul, and possessed a cheerful outlook which was unmatched. During the more than 15 years she spent in Montana, Mary Jane found a wonderfully warm and loving community which quickly became a new family.
As a member of The Deadrock Writers, Mary Jane would sometimes grace us with her poems and stories. Often about animals, often funny and insightful, they were always a joy to hear. This is one she read last fall:
What I Did on My Summer Vacation
My summer vacation? I wish you'd been there!
I went north to the Arctic and saw polar bear,
then down the west coast where researchers with grants
studied communication among living plants.
I spent time up in Greenland watching glacial retreat,
and with lizards in Texas, never minding the heat.
But my favorite part, the part I liked best,
was two weeks with butterflies of the Pacific Northwest!
What a trip! How I loved it! How quickly it's flown!
I strongly suggest you take one of your own!
But how'd I pay for my travel, this trip that I took?
Oh, didn't I mention--I went there by book!
Mary Jane Leyner

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

What might this thing be?
Coming this Friday to your local library.  Keep watch to this page for more information!