Exciting Events at Missoula Public Library: Language Practice, Blood Drive, Gaming, Storytelling, and More!

Welcome to Missoula Public Library, where a world of engaging events awaits you! Join us for language practice sessions, donate blood at our upcoming drive, immerse yourself in gaming adventures, listen to captivating storytelling, and explore a variety of enriching activities. Read on to learn more about the exciting events happening at the library!

Language Practice: Enhance Your English Skills

Immerse yourself in a supportive environment where you can practice speaking English and learn about U.S. culture. Connect with fellow English language learners and expand your language skills.

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Join us at the Imaginarium on Level Two of the library for our language practice sessions. These sessions provide a wonderful opportunity to engage in conversations with other English language learners. You'll have the chance to learn about U.S. culture, share your own experiences, and make connections with people from around the world.

Our sessions are held on Dec. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. Child care enrichment activities are available onsite in collaboration with Families First Learning Lab, ensuring a convenient and inclusive experience for all.

Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your language skills, our language practice sessions offer a supportive and friendly environment to help you enhance your English proficiency. Don't miss this chance to improve your language abilities while connecting with a diverse community!

Save Lives: American Red Cross Blood Drive

Make a difference this winter by donating blood at our upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive. Your contribution can help save lives and support those in need. Sign up today!

Join us in the Cooper Room on Level Four of the library on Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our American Red Cross Blood Drive. By donating blood, you can warm hearts and make a positive impact on the community.

To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code missoulalibrary or ZIP code 59801. You can also call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment. Together, we can save lives and make a difference!

Gaming Fun: PlayStation 4 at Big Sky Branch Library

Calling all gamers! Visit the Big Sky Branch Library and enjoy gaming on our PlayStation 4. Challenge your friends, explore new worlds, and have a blast with our extensive collection of games.

Experience gaming like never before at the Big Sky Branch Library. We have a PlayStation 4 available for use on the projector screen in the back of the Big Sky High School Library. With hundreds of games available on PlayStation Plus, the possibilities are endless!

On Dec. 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., come and join us for a gaming session. Whether you want to challenge your friends or embark on a solo adventure, our gaming station has something for everyone. For more information, contact Brian at bdoyle@missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Unqualified: An Evening of Storytelling

Prepare to be captivated by the storytelling talents of University of Montana students. Join us for an evening of compelling stories centered around the theme of 'Unqualified'. Get ready to be moved and inspired!

On Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., head to the Cooper Room on Level Four of the library for 'Unqualified: An Evening of Storytelling'. More than a dozen students from the Creative Writing 425 class at the University of Montana will take the stage to share their stories.

Hosted by CRWR 425 instructor and Montana Poet Laureate Chris La Tray, this event promises to be a memorable experience. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., so arrive early to secure your seat and prepare to be enthralled by the power of storytelling.

Free CDC Screenings: Learn About Your Child's Development

Curious about your child's developmental milestones? Take advantage of our free CDC screenings at the Families First Learning Lab. Early detection of developmental delays can make a significant difference in your child's life.

Join us on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Families First Learning Lab on Level Two of the library for a free CDC screening. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 U.S. children experience a developmental delay.

By participating in this screening, you can gain valuable insights into your child's development and address any potential delays early on. Don't miss this opportunity to ensure your child's well-being and future success.

Yoga for Mind and Body: YMCA Yoga at the Library

Discover the benefits of yoga with our free yoga class in collaboration with the Missoula Family YMCA. Strengthen your body, find balance, and cultivate inner peace in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Join us in the Cooper Room on Level Four of the library on Dec. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. for a rejuvenating yoga class taught by Dr. Young-ee Cho. This class is suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Dr. Cho will guide you through basic yoga postures, alignment principles, and breathing techniques. Whether you're looking to strengthen your practice or simply want to experience the benefits of yoga, this class is for you. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours and embark on a journey of self-discovery and well-being.

Kids Cook with ChopChop: Tasty Snacks and Easy Meals

Join us at the Demonstration Kitchen on Level Three of the library for a fun and interactive cooking program. Learn how to create delicious snacks and easy meal options that you can make at home with your kids.

On Dec. 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., unleash your inner chef and join us for 'Kids Cook with ChopChop'. Inspired by our kid's magazine, ChopChop, this program will teach you and your children how to prepare tasty and nutritious meals.

Discover new recipes, learn cooking techniques, and have a blast in the kitchen. This program is perfect for families who want to bond over cooking and create lasting memories. Don't miss out on this culinary adventure!

Missoula Scholastic Chess Club: Learn and Play Chess

Calling all chess enthusiasts! Join the Missoula Chess Club for our monthly meetings at the Missoula Public Library. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, come and sharpen your skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

Are you passionate about chess? Join us on Dec. 7 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Cooper Room B on Level Four of the library for the Missoula Scholastic Chess Club. This club is open to students from second through 12th grade.

Participate in friendly matches, learn new strategies, and connect with fellow chess enthusiasts. Beginners are welcome, so don't hesitate to join us and embark on a chess journey filled with excitement and intellectual growth.

Tiny Tales: Fun and Interactive Storytelling for Kids

Introduce your child to the joy of reading through our engaging Tiny Tales program. Through songs, finger-plays, nursery rhymes, and captivating stories, your child will develop essential literacy skills in a fun and interactive way.

Join us at the Imaginarium on Level Two of the library on Dec. 7 and 8 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for our Tiny Tales program. This program uses sounds, rhythms, and movement to help your child learn to read.

Through songs, finger-plays, nursery rhymes, and stories, your child will be captivated by the world of storytelling. Bring your little ones and embark on a magical journey of literacy and imagination!

Story Time: Adventures Await for Children

Immerse your child in the enchanting world of stories with our Story Time sessions. Designed for children ages 3 and older, these sessions will ignite their imagination and foster a love for reading.

Join us in the Art Box on Level Two of the library on Dec. 8 and 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for our Story Time sessions. These sessions are perfect for children ages 3 and older, accompanied by their caregivers.

Through captivating stories and interactive activities, your child will embark on exciting adventures and develop a lifelong love for reading. Join us and create treasured memories with your little ones!

Young Adult Writers' Group: Unleash Your Creativity

Calling all young writers! Join our Young Adult Writers' Group and share your work in a supportive and encouraging environment. Receive feedback, explore different genres, and connect with fellow aspiring writers.

If you're between the ages of 16 and 19 and have a passion for writing, our Young Adult Writers' Group is the perfect place for you. Join us on Dec. 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Art Box and virtually on Zoom.

During our sessions, we share our work aloud, including poems, stories, songs, and novels. All genres, tones, and styles are welcome, and we provide respectful feedback to help each other grow as writers. Join us and let your creativity soar!

D&D Guild for Adults: Embark on Epic Adventures

Are you a fan of Dungeons & Dragons? Join our online D&D Guild for adults aged 18 and older. Immerse yourself in a world of fantasy, camaraderie, and thrilling adventures.

Calling all adventurers! Our online Dungeons & Dragons game is open to beginners and experienced players alike. Join us on Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. for an evening of epic quests and unforgettable stories.

If you're interested in joining, please contact us at bdoyle@missoulapubliclibrary.org. We'll help you get started on your D&D journey, where imagination knows no bounds and friendships are forged in the fires of adventure.

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