The Bozeman Public Library Foundation News & Events

The Bozeman Public Library Foundation supports a variety of programs designed to facilitate experiences that support learning through the arts for those living in the Gallatin Valley community.

October 7, 2017
Virginia City Red Chair Raffle

Own a piece of history! Bridger Bowl generously donated one of the Virginia City Red Chairs and we are raffling it, with all proceeds to benefit the Library.


Raffle Entry

  • Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100 and are available at the Library, by mail and at the Library Gala on October 7th at Riverside Country Club.
  • Must be a Montana resident to enter.
  • Tickets purchased by mail must be postmarked by October 1, 2017 and received by October 5, 2017. Otherwise checks will be returned.
  • Download the entry form, fill out and mail along with payment to Bozeman Public Library Foundation, 626 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715.

Raffle Drawing

  • Raffle Drawing 8:30p.m. October 7, 2017 at the Library Gala. Need not be present to win.
  • Winners contacted via email October 8, 2017.
  • Confirmation email needed for chair pick up

Music On the Green

June 25, 4-7pm - The Tiny Band

July 9, 4-7pm - Swamp Dawg

July 26, 7-9pm - David Gerald Blues

August 16, 7-9pm - BoZambique, East lawn

August 20, 4-7pm - Cole and the Thornes

September 17, 4-7pm - The Hooligans


This free summer concert series is made possible by the support of our local business community. Major sponsorship for Music on the Green is provided by the Bozeman Public Library Foundation and BluePrint Managed Business Solutions, a provider of fiber internet services in Montana and Wyoming.

Thanks also to our supporting sponsors Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices and First Interstate Bank. Additional sponsorship is provided by Heeb’s East Main Grocery, Northfork Financial, Northwestern Energy and the Sweet Pea Festival.


October 7, 2017
Save the Date for the Annual Library Gala

It's a very important date...2017 Library Gala: Alice in Wonderland, Riverside Country Club, October 7, 2017. 

A fundraising event for the Bozeman Public Library .

Cocktails & Dinner * Silent & Live Auction * Presentation of Cornerstone Award to Alice Meister, former Director of the Bozeman Public Library

Register online here or call 582-2425 for more information.

August 1, 2017
"Water" Photography Exhibit by Jelani Mahiri

The Atrium Gallery is proud to host artist Jelani Mahiri’s “Water” photography exhibit August 1 – September 10. Join us for the opening reception Friday, August 18, 6-7:30pm.

Since he began taking pictures at age 15, photography has continued to challenge, fascinate, inspire, and take Mahiri beyond what he already knows of himself and the world. It’s not only from taking pictures, but also through exploring the entire experience of shooting, processing, printing, and displaying images.

A self-proclaimed daydreamer, Mahiri likes to let his mind and eyes wander in the clouds, over the waters, across landscapes, and on the expressions of people. With each picture and project he shoots, he expresses something deeper than before; sustaining the challenges, fascinations, and inspirations that photography offers, and offering it then to others.

November 4, 2017
Children's Festival of the Book - 2017

Save the Date for our favorite time of the year – November 4, 9am-5pm for our 10th annual Children’s Festival of the Book! This year we feature two immensely talented children's authors, Grace Lin and Jarred Krosoczka. 

Grace Lin is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace's novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2010 and Grace's early reader, Ling and Ting was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. Most recently, the cover illustration for her novel When the Sea Turned Silver (a 2016 National Book Award Finalist) was displayed at the White House, where Grace was recognized as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. Many of Grace's books are about the Asian-American experience because she believes, "Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal."

New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his young readers—qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores. First published at the age of twenty-three, Krosoczka has more than thirty published books to his credit. Titles include several picture books, his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novels. He also recently launched a new story arc in the Jedi Academy series with Star Wars™: Jedi Academy: A New Class.  Krosoczka is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and has been a finalist for the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. His Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, and Platypus Police Squad series are all currently in development for film. 

Thanks to our partners Humanities Montana, First Security Bank, Quilting in the Country, Magpie Guesthouse, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and MSU Education Department, this one-day festival is free and open to the public! For more information, please call 582-2425.

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