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.
Join the Bozeman Public Library's Virtual Running Club! Our eight week program is designed to help you get ready for your first 5K or train for a 10K with a weekly running plan, a motivational story or podcast, and tips to help you meet your goals. We meet online every other week from 7:00 to 8:00 PM to discuss our reading or podcast and share our running experiences from the past two weeks.
Our first discussion will be on "Tin Man", an episode from Human Race. Human Race is a podcast about runners and the world of running. This episode is the story of Randy Shepherd, a man who lost his heart. He never enjoyed running or considered himself a runner. While in his 30's, his life changed forever when his heart began to rapidly fail. Without time to find a transplant donor, surgeons removed and replaced Randy's heart with a machine called a total artificial heart.
After his surgery, with his prospects and limitations unclear, he made a huge decision that would transform his life once more. He decided to run his first 5K.
Week 2 Podcast
Human Race Episode 3: Sylvia
This episode tells the story of Sylvia Weiner. Sylvia was 85 years old when this podcast was recorded and has completed over 2000 races. She is the winner of the first ever women's master's title for the Boston Marathon. Her secret: she is running for her life. Sylvia's running started as she fled from the Nazi's and it eventually became her way of coping with her traumatic past. She is regarded as a hero and when you hear her story, it is easy to see why.