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!

Monday, March 19, 2018

New Titles for March and April!

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