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Author Event with Christopher Preston

09/19/2018 - 6:00PM

Imagine a future in which humans fundamentally reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction, and climate engineering. We have all heard that there are no longer any places left on Earth untouched by humans. The significance of this goes beyond statistics documenting melting glaciers and shrinking species counts. It signals a new geological epoch. In The Synthetic Age, Christopher Preston argues that what is most startling about this coming epoch is not only...

Author Event with Molly Hashimoto

09/21/2018 - 6:00PM

"Putting a brush in the hands of new artists, young and old, heightens their awareness of the power and beauty of nature." - Molly Hashimoto   Learn to observe, sketch, and paint nature from an award-winning outdoor artist and art teacher - Explains how to "see" color depending on time of day, season, atmosphere, and more - More than 170 illustrations, featuring iconic national parks - Improve your nature painting skills or learn a fun new hobby you can do outdoors Colors of the...

Author Event with Craig Johnson

09/23/2018 - 3:00PM

Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. Perennial Bozeman favorite Craig Johnson is back to visit Bozeman and share the latest Longmire mystery - Depth of Winter. An international hit man, and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico, has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the one-hundred-and-ten degree...

Country Bookshelf Book Club

09/25/2018 - 7:00PM

Our Country Bookshelf book club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm upstairs at the store. The book club is open to the public and we are always happy to see new faces! Please join us for some fun and interesting discussion about great books!  This month we'll be discussing Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls: Before Pisces, before The Shape of Water, there was Mrs. Caliban. Here is the haunting story of a California housewife's affair with a "...

Author Event with Jean Petersen and Chef Barrie Boulds

09/26/2018 - 6:00PM

From mountain streams in the west to rolling prairies in the east, Montana's habitats and natural resources offer an abundance of culinary possibilities. The mountains provide the necessities for a delightful elk tenderloin with huckleberry demi-glace, while the prairie contributes to rattlesnake cakes with roasted red pepper remoulade. And gardens and farms statewide produce the makings of Aunt Lois O'Toole's rhubarb strawberry pie. Chef Barrie Boulds and author Jean Petersen present locally...

Author Event - Laura Hartema

09/27/2018 - 6:00PM

Television's Deadliest Catch introduced audiences to the lives of commercial fishermen; but view it through the eyes of a woman. Part adventure and part self-discovery, Laura’s memoir portrays her three challenging months as the only female and fishery observer (scientist) working alongside 25 rough-and-tumble fishermen on Alaska's high seas. Bering Sea Strong is a tale of adventure and self-discovery. The story portrays a young woman on a solo journey, pushed to the edge of the...

Open Mic Poetry with Bozeman Poetry Collective

09/28/2018 - 6:00PM

Experience talented writers and performers from across the valley as they spit their freshest original works, as well as a wide range of classic poetry still treasured and alive today. Share your favorite poem with us! Word of mouth is key to having a packed room and a long list of readers at the mic so make sure to spread the word. See you at the mic! GUIDELINES: All genres of poetry are welcome.  One or two poems per reading, or up to six minutes.  Musical performance is...

Author Event - Chris La Tray

10/03/2018 - 6:00PM

Missoula writer Chris La Tray’s debut collection, One-Sentence Journal, comprises observations and musings on various interactions with nature as it's encountered among forests, rivers and city streets. Inspired by writers like Jim Harrison, Ted Kooser, and Mary Oliver, La Tray strives to share equally the beauties and sorrows that comprise a life lived “in the world at large.”   Chris La Tray is a writer, a walker, and a photographer. His freelance writing and/or photography has...

Author Event with Charlotte Caldwell

10/04/2018 - 6:00PM

Join us for scrumptious event celebrating Charlotte Caldwell's newest release, The Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us. Caldwell's newest book is a collection of personal vignettes giving readers an intimate perspective into the lives of those people who contribute to a vibrant local food system. We step out of the grocery store to join fishermen, farmers, and ranchers on their boats and in their fields; into the kitchens of innovative chefs; into the...

Author Event - Janet Fox

10/06/2018 - 2:00PM

Join us to learn more about everyones favorite . . . Super-Volcano? Local Author Janet Fox shares her first picture book Volcano Dreams, illustrated by Marlo Garnsworthy. Lyrical prose and luminous paintings lead readers on a tour of the Yellowstone supervolcano, from the wolves, elk, bears, and mountain goats that roam its surface to the fiery depths of its magma chamber. Volcano Dreams knits together the vibrancy of the Yellowstone ecosystem with its explosive history, placing...

Author Event with James Thull and Heather Hultman

10/11/2018 - 6:00PM

Come kick off your homecoming celebrations with James Thull and Heather Hultman to explore the history of Montana State University.  Founded in 1893 in Bozeman, Montana, MSU is the state's land-grant university, with a mission to educate students, create knowledge and art, and serve communities by integrating learning, discovery, and engagement. Over its 125-year history, the university has grown from its original class of eight students to today's more than 16,000 from across...

Forever Young Adult Book Club

10/15/2018 - 6:00PM

Forever Young Adult is a book club for YA fans who are a little less "Y" and a bit more "A." From book reviews to TV crushes, it's basically a non-stop internet slumber party, and you're totally invited! This month we'll be reading Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor: Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits...

Author Event with Sneed Collard

10/16/2018 - 6:00PM

In the grandest sense, the Big Year is more than just a game. Though few mortals will ever tackle the endeavor, most of us can appreciate the decision to follow a passion to its outer limits. Dedicating a whole year to birds is an exhausting, exhilarating, occasionally demoralizing, and addictive pursuit, and anyone crazy enough to go the distance is in for a wild ride." --Noah Strycker, Audubon  From the killer bee-infested border region of southeast Arizona to the sultry islands of...

Author Event with Jason Taylor

10/17/2018 - 6:00PM

Ian and Amy are on an adventure, sailing along the British Columbia coastline from Victoria to Alaska. At Hurst Island, just off the northern point of Vancouver Island, their journey takes an unexpected turn when their sailboat, Ian's pride and joy, hits the rocks. They manage to make it to the south shore with only the clothes on their backs, just as the boat sinks. The beautiful scenery that they had marvelled at from the boat now looks rather sinister and foreboding and their trek across the...

Teachers Night

10/18/2018 - 5:00PM


Country Bookshelf Book Club

10/23/2018 - 7:00PM

Our Country Bookshelf book club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm upstairs at the store. The book club is open to the public and we are always happy to see new faces! Please join us for some fun and interesting discussion about great books!  This month we'll be discussing Wanderlust by Rachel Solnit: Profiling some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction, Solnit presents a delightful and brilliantly conceived meditation on the...

Author Event with Bill Percy

10/24/2018 - 6:00PM

This event has been cancelled. Watch our event calendar for more information when it has been rescheduled.    The third installment of the Monastery Valley series, The Bishop Burned A Lady, revisits Deputy Sheriff Andi Pelton and the small town life of a Montana valley town. A mysterious fire in a remote forest clearing; a womans charred bones; unexplained tracks in the rutted road— these are the only clues Deputy Andi Pelton has to what happened. Then she meets an...

Author Event - Bear McKay

10/25/2018 - 6:00PM


Open Mic Poetry with Bozeman Poetry Collective

10/26/2018 - 6:00PM

Experience talented writers and performers from across the valley as they spit their freshest original works, as well as a wide range of classic poetry still treasured and alive today. Share your favorite poem with us! Word of mouth is key to having a packed room and a long list of readers at the mic so make sure to spread the word. See you at the mic! GUIDELINES: All genres of poetry are welcome.  One or two poems per reading, or up to six minutes.  Musical performance is...

Forever Young Adult Book Club

11/19/2018 - 6:00PM

Forever Young Adult is a book club for YA fans who are a little less "Y" and a bit more "A." From book reviews to TV crushes, it's basically a non-stop internet slumber party, and you're totally invited! This month we'll be reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: Seraphina is a half-dragon, descended from a dragon mother who took human form and a father who has no particular fondness for Seraphina's kind. Not that anyone else does either. Hers is a world where dragons and humans live...

Country Bookshelf Book Club

11/27/2018 - 7:00PM

Our Country Bookshelf book club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm upstairs at the store. The book club is open to the public and we are always happy to see new faces! Please join us for some fun and interesting discussion about great books!  This month we'll be discussing Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado: In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological...

Open Mic Poetry with Bozeman Poetry Collective

11/30/2018 - 6:00PM

Experience talented writers and performers from across the valley as they spit their freshest original works, as well as a wide range of classic poetry still treasured and alive today. Share your favorite poem with us! Word of mouth is key to having a packed room and a long list of readers at the mic so make sure to spread the word. See you at the mic! GUIDELINES: All genres of poetry are welcome.  One or two poems per reading, or up to six minutes.  Musical performance is...

Art Walk

12/14/2018 - 6:00PM

Art Walks occur on the second Friday of the month June through September and a special “Winter” Art Walk in December from 6 to 8PM at art galleries and businesses displaying artwork located along Main Street and at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture. The galleries feature artists’ openings and receptions and often provide hors d’oeuvres and complimentary refreshments. Also, keep an eye out for local musicians playing music as your stroll Main Street in Downtown Bozeman. Find the 2018 Art...

Forever Young Adult Book Club

12/17/2018 - 6:00PM

Forever Young Adult is a book club for YA fans who are a little less "Y" and a bit more "A." From book reviews to TV crushes, it's basically a non-stop internet slumber party, and you're totally invited! This month we'll be reading Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman: When Kate Thompson's father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains...

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