Audition notice for: Resting, Arresting and Writing: The Park Bench Plays

Livingston-Park Co Public Library and The Deadrock Writers

Proudly Present

 Resting, Arresting & Writing:  The Park Bench Plays

3 Ten Minute Plays that take place on a park bench.

Written and directed by Becky Cummings

Open Auditions

Thursday, September 29th & Friday, September 30th

6:30 – 8:00 pm @ Livingston, Park County Public Library

228 W Callender St, Livingston, MT 59047

Please join us and be ready for fun.

No prior acting necessary.

Performances:  Friday, November 4 and Saturday November 5

Carnegie Readers back from Summer break.

The Carnegie Readers are back from break and ready to discuss great books with you.  The first meeting of the Fall will be on Thursday, September 1 at 5:00 pm.  The group will be discussing Gloria Steinem’s “My Life On the Road”.  Everyone is welcome to join in and the book is available at the Library in the 7 Day book section.

Summer Reading Contest Winners!

The Summer reading contest for adults, or Letter by Letter Game is over and we have winners to announce.  Carol Carver has won the $50 gift card to Montana’s Rib and Chop House.  Kristine Backes has won the 12 swim passes to Chico Hot Springs.  Congratulations to both winners, and the Library would like to thank our generous sponsors for donating such wonderful prizes.  We would also like to thank everyone for playing and having such fun reading and discovering new books.  Stay tuned for more contests.

What Happened To The News?

Hometown Humanities Kicks-Off.  

An exciting year of programming from the Library, Park High School, Yellowstone Gateway Museum and Humanities Montana begins with this program about the news.

What Happened to the News?

with Dennis Swibold

professor and director, University of Montana’s School of Journalism

Never has so much news been available. The trick is knowing how to find it—and how to judge its credibility. This program—presented by a veteran journalist, author and educator—takes listeners behind the curtain to reveal how the news is made and explain the revolutionary changes facing today’s fast-paced news media. It also offers citizens tools and techniques for staying well-informed amid the virtual blizzard of information—and for participating directly in the civic debates crucial to their communities, state and nation.

Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 pm at the Livingston-Park Co Public Library.

The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell with Hugh Grinnell

August 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hidehunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will travel back in time to the 19th century, listening to Grinnell’s own words as taken from his field journals, memoirs, personal correspondence, and newspaper editorials.

Downstairs at the Library, August 4 at 6:00 pm13934659_1194192550642973_8125891849646467129_n

Library Art Walk

Friends of the Library will host an exhibition at the library of artwork owned by the late Beverly Steveson, as part of this month’s Art Walk. The collection includes watercolors, original oils and photographs. Works are by Park County artists Cheryl Depuy-Murray, Parke Goodman, and Tom Murphy as well as Wyoming artist and hunting guide Vivi K. Crandall and New Mexico artist John Saunders. All pieces will be available for sale. Sales will benefit Friends of the Library.

Get in the Game–Read!

Summer is here and so is the Teen Summer Reading Celebration! There will be six weeks of fun for 6th through 12th grade students starting Thursday, June 23, from 6 –8 PM. This year’s theme is Get in the Game – Read!, so each week will be a game-related program, beginning with Library Olympics. Teens will also have the chance to read for a prize drawing at the end of the six weeks. Other programs include: Get in the Game Photo Scavenger Hunt (June 30); Got Game! Twisted Trivia (July 7); Minute to Win It! (July 14); Terrors of Livingston Treasure Hunt (July 21); and Fear Factor Sacagawea (July 28). For more information, call the Library at 222-0862 or email:

Kids Summer Reading Programs Begin

Once again the Library is offering exciting programs for kids from Kindergarten to 5th grade.  Beginning June 21 for K-2nd grade with the Kickoff celebration and ending July 27th with an Author Visit from Jack Day.  Lots of fun, lots to do, it is 6 weeks of Summer reading fun!

K-2nd Grade                                                3rd-5th Grade        

June 21- Kick Off                                     June 22- Kick Off

June 28- “Daisy’s Mad Dash”                  June 29- Action Art

July 5- Read Around the World               July 6- Read Around the World

July 12- Out of the Ordinary                    July 13- Out of the Ordinary

July 19 – Museum of the Rockies           July 20- Museum of the Rockies

July 22- Friday Family Night with Mr. E, the Magician  For K-5th Grade

July 26- Author Visit with Jack Day        July 27- Author Visit with Jack Day

All Programs begin at 1:30pm except for the July 22 which begins at 6:30 pm.

Adult Summer Reading Contest

All too often people say to me, where are the fun things for adults to do at the Library?  Why do the kids get to have all the fun?  Well we listened and here is your Adult Summer Reading Contest.

Starting June 1 and going through August 20, Letter by Letter is your fun answer.  Based on a famous tile anagram game, Letter by Letter rewards you for reading.  Draw tiles, get book categories, read the books, cover letters to earn points and then do it all over again!  What sorts of prizes can you win for doing all of this?  I am glad you asked.  You could win either 12 swim passes for Chico Hot Springs or a $50 gift card for Montana’s Rib and Chop House.  Drop by on June 1, get your game card and instructions and  win great prizes this summer.  All brought to you by this Library and our generous sponsors.

Summer Internships Available

An internship for a Park County high school student will be available this summer at the Livingston-­Park County Public Library. Summer interns will be expected to work 12 hours per week for eight weeks and will receive a stipend of $775.00. The internship has been made possible through the generosity of members of The Friends of the Library and The Yellowstone Club.

Applicants for the internship must be Park County residents who are between sixteen and nineteen years of age. Home­schooled students as well as traditionally enrolled high school students are encouraged to apply. Each applicant must submit a completed packet of information to be considered. The packet include: a completed application form, a record of high school grades, and a signed letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, counselor or other qualified adult. Application forms are available at the library and on the library’s website: The application deadline is Tuesday, May 31.

Click here for an application