Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bozeman Public Library is closed to the public. This is in effect Tuesday, March 17th until further notice. We are asking that you keep your checked out items at home. Our book drops will be closed. All due dates have been extended for 8 weeks. Please see our website for further updates. Thank you for your patience and stay healthy. Message from Susan Gregory, Library Director.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - schedule of events!

9:00 AM        Welcome! Book Sales open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

               Writing Workshop: Plotting Your Way to the            Beginning with Janet Fox & Michele Corriel

9:30 AM        Sophie Blackall: My Life in Six Books

10:30 AM     Brian Floca: A Book Goes on a Journey

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM       Children’s Crafts in the Children’s Room

11:30 AM     Book signing with Sophie Blackall, Brian Floca, and Susan Adrian

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:00 PM        Award Ceremony for Writing & Illustrating Contests

1:15 PM        Susan Adrian presentation

2:00 PM        Book Signing with Sophie, Brian, and Susan

2:30 PM        Sophie & Brian presentation

3:30 PM        Panel Discussion: Sophie, Brian, and Susan

4:15 PM        Book Signing with Sophie, Brian, and Susan


Sophie Blackall

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Sophie Blackall is an Australian artist and illustrator of children's books based in Brooklyn, New York. She won the 2019 Medal for Hello Lighthouse and the 2016 Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. She has illustrated more than 30 books for children, including the Ivy and Bean series. Blackall has collaborated with authors such as Jacqueline Woodson, John Bemelmans Marciano, Jane Yolen, and Meg Rosoff.

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Brian Floca

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Brian Floca is the author/illustrator and illustrator of numerous books for children, including Locomotive, winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, and Lightship. His most recent book is a new edition of Moonshot, revised and expanded for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.  In addition to the Caldecott Medal, Brian's books have received four Robert F. Sibert Honor awards for distinguished informational books, a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators, and have twice been selected for the New York Times' annual 10 Best Illustrated Books list. Brian was born and raised in Temple, Texas, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Susan Adrian


Susan Adrian now lives in Montana and is the author of recent middle-grade novels Forever Neverland and Nutcracked. Her books for teens include Tunnel Vision and The Dark at the End.

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