We are beginning a phased re-opening plan for the Library! Starting Friday, May 15th, we are starting to take returns. Returns will only be accepted on Fridays until further notice: see instructions. On Monday, May 18th we begin curbside pickups for holds. Please see instructions for how this process works. The Library will remain closed during this phase. We are following guidelines from the state, the County Health Department and the City of Bozeman for re-opening slowly and we look forward to seeing you sometime soon in the future.

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  • Date: 04/09/2020  (all day)

Cancelled/Postponed: New Date To Be Determined 


The Ethics of Death and Dying

The Ellen Theater

Death. No one wants to talk about it. But this is changing. Join a thoughtful conversation about dying in modern America. Now, more than ever before, medicine has the technological tools to prolong life, but is this always desirable? Our panelists explore the ethical complexities of death. How important are advance care directives? What about physician-assisted death? Should heroic measures be offered to extend a painful existence? What does it mean to have a "good death"?

Please register.  You will not need tickets, we look forward to seeing you!

SymBozium is a forum for civil discourse presented by the Bozeman Public Library. At this divisive time in our world the need to consider and understand diverse perspectives is critical, especially within our community. This free participatory event series will feature current topics and keynote speakers representing varied points of view. Join us for principled, productive, and respectful conversations. Let’s discuss.

We are pleased to announce that SymBozium has won the national Baker & Taylor award from United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. This award is given to innovative community programs spearheaded and/or funded by library foundations.

For more information, see the SymBozium page of our website or call the Library at (406) 582-2410.

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