May

May 26 -- Come to the Main Uptown Library of the Butte Silver Bow Public Library at 224 W. Broadway at 6 pm to celebrate the grand opening of the Butte Seed Library by learning how to preserve your garden's heritage. You'll learn about the ancient art of seed saving, how to collect different types of seeds, and how to preserve them for your next growing season. A short demonstration about the Butte Seed Library's checkout procedures will also be presented. For more information, contact Marian @ (406) 723-3361 x 6302 or email programming.bsbpl@gmail.com

May 27 -- The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives at 17 W. Quartz St. will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series with a presentation from 12 pm to 1 pm by Aaron Parrett, author of Literary Butte.Born in Butte, he earned a philosophy degree from the University of Montana and holds a master’s and a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Georgia. He has published widely in many fields, including fiction. He has also gathered accolades for his original music, including the 1996 album The Sinners. In 2004, he won the People’s Choice Award from the Montana Historical Society for his article “Montana’s Worst Natural Disaster: The 1964 Flood on the Blackfeet Reservation.”

The presentation will be held at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided. Brown Bag Lunches are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. For more information, contact the Archives at 782-3280.

May 28 -- Interested in renewable energy but don't know how to get started? Solar Cookers are explored in a workshop at the Butte Silver Bow Public Linrary main Uptown Linrary at 6 pm. Come learn what a solar cooker is, how they work, and how you can make or buy one for yourself. For more information, contact Marian @ (406) 723-3361 x 6302 or email programming.bsbpl@gmail.com

May 30 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

May 30 -- The Butte Silver Bow Public Library will hold a free screening of the children's film Strange Magic at 2 pm at the Main Uptown Library. Admission is free and popcorn is free. Kids can bring a pillow or sleeping bag to sit on. For more information, contact Marian @ (406) 723-3361 x 6302 or email programming.bsbpl@gmail.com.

June

June 2 -- Butte Silver Bow Public Library is offering three free film screenings for Pride Month in June. The first screening will be "Pariah" starring Adepero Oduye at 6 pm at th main Uptown Library. Admission is free and open to the public but attendees must be 18+ unless accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Marian @ (406) 723-3361 x 6302 or email programming.bsbpl@gmail.com

June 2 -- The Carle Gallery (located on the third floor of the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library) is pleased to host "Holly Go-boldly" a selection of of oil paintings by Butte artist, Holly Morgan-Fitterer. A reception will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm. At 6 pm, Holly will share some of the stories behind her paintings, and then show the audience how to draw her iconic koi fish at 6:30 pm. A prize will be awarded for the best koi! These large-scale oil on canvas paintings are meant to express a nonlinear sense of place with bold lines and vibrant colors. Holly's interests reside in surreal compositions of foreign and domestic destinations.

This event is free and open to the public."Holly Go-boldly" will run from June 1st - 20th.For more information, contact Nerissa at 723 3361 x6305 or ncook@buttepubliclibrary.info.

June 5 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details, visit facebook.com/uptownbutteartwalk. Look for the companion publication Butte Arts Monthly to be available as well.

June 6 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

June 13 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

June 20 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

June 27 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

June 27 -- Phoenix Block Reading at the Imagine Butte Resource Center at 68 W. Park Street at 7 pm. This installment of the 2015 Phoenix Block Reading Series features Robert Stubblefield. For more information, call 782-5217 or visit www.facebook.com/ibrc.me.

July

July 1-4 -- Butte Freedom Festival. For information, contact Butte Community Celebrations at lredfern1731@yahoo.com or call 565-7689.

July 3 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details as they develop, call 782-5217 or visit facebook.com/uptownbutteartwalk. Look for the companion publication Butte Arts Monthly to be available as well.

July 3 -- Fireworks on the Big M at dusk, sponsored by the Kenneally Family and Town Pump Foundation.

July 4 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

July 10-12 -- Montana Folk Festival. For details as they develop,visit montanafolkfestival.com or www.facebook.com/mtfolkfest.

July 11 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

July 18 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

July 18 -- Phoenix Block Reading at the Imagine Butte Resource Center at 68 W. Park Street at 7 pm. This installment of the 2015 Phoenix Block Reading Series features Caroline Patterson and Fred Haefele. For more information, call 782-5217 or visit www.facebook.com/ibrc.me.

July 23-25 -- Evel Knievel Days. For details, visit www.evelknieveldays.org.

July 25 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

August

August 1-- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

August 7 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details as they develop, call 782-5217 or visit facebook.com/uptownbutteartwalk. Look for the companion publication Butte Arts Monthly to be available as well.

August 8 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

August 14-16 -- Montana Irish Festival at the Original Mineyard. For details as they develop, visit mtgaelic.org/an-ri-ra-montana-irish-festival/

August 15 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

August 22 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

August 29 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

August 29 -- Phoenix Block Reading at the Imagine Butte Resource Center at 68 W. Park Street at 7 pm. This installment of the 2015 Phoenix Block Reading Series features Karin Schalm and Naomi Kimbell. For more information, call 782-5217 or visit www.facebook.com/ibrc.me.

September

September 4 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details as they develop, call 782-5217 or visit facebook.com/uptownbutteartwalk. Look for the companion publication Butte Arts Monthly to be available as well.

September 5 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

September 12 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

September 19 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

September 26 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

October

October 2 -- Uptown Art Walk. For details as they develop, call 782-5217 or visit facebook.com/uptownbutteartwalk. Look for the companion publication Butte Arts Monthly to be available as well.

October 3 -- Butte Farmers' Market from 8:30 am until 1 pm on West Park Street between Gamer's Cafe and the Imagine Butte Resource Center. For details as they develop, visit facebook.com/ButteFM.

 
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