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Dee Ann Redman

Crowd is all smiles Monday at the new Billings Public Library

Crowd is all smiles Monday at the new Billings Public Library

B y noon on Monday, as many as 500 people had already strolled through the new Billings Public Library, most of them wide-eyed and grinning.

January 06, 2014 1:50 pm Video Photos

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Library doors open to a new home

Library doors open to a new home

Workers from Home Base Renovations have hauled nearly 20 doors and frames out of the old Billings Parmly Library building, saving them for use in the new downtown office space being built by The Center for Children and Families.

November 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Everything (almost) must go in online auction of library items

Everything (almost) must go in online auction of library items

The next step in ongoing efforts to clear out Parmly Billings Library as it prepares to move into a new building won’t involve selling or unloading items from the bookshelves.

September 28, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Library to unload last copy collection with free Saturday giveaway

Library to unload last copy collection with free Saturday giveaway

On Saturday, Parmly Billings Library plans to give away tens of thousands of books to the public in a last copy, last chance free-for-all.

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Bookmobile driver, on the job since '75, retires this week

Bookmobile driver, on the job since '75, retires this week

Jerry Dalton didn’t have any background in library services, but when the Parmly Billings Library needed a new bookmobile driver in 1975, he was recruited just the same.

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Last chances for last-copy collection at Billings library

Last chances for last-copy collection at Billings library

They've been nestled away in the basement out of public sight for years.

February 17, 2013 6:15 pm Photos

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Cleaning out the library's basement

Cleaning out the library's basement

Parmly Library assistant director Dee Ann Redman tours the library's basement where all of the extra books need to be removed before the move to the new facility.

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Book brings out the seedier side of Montana's formative years

Book brings out the seedier side of Montana's formative years

The Western frontier was a tough place for anyone to make a living, and more so for a woman on her own. Some women turned — by choice — to the most reliable source of income they could find in the world's oldest profession. These are the women profiled in Lael Morgan's "Wanton West: Madams, …

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First schools named after presidents

First schools named after presidents

Billings' first schools were given generic or directional names. That led to confusion as more schools were built. In 1906, schools were renamed with U.S. presidents’ names. Here are the schools that were built in Billings between 1883 and 1910:

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Excavation of new Billings library site begins

Excavation of new Billings library site begins

Staff at Parmly Billings Library spent part of Wednesday trying to come up with a song for the day to match the work going on outside.

May 09, 2012 3:30 pm Photos

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'Prairie Feast' cultivates food at home

'Prairie Feast' cultivates food at home

Despite growing up on a farm, Amy Jo Ehman was a city dweller who accepted that her food now came from the supermarket. Mind you, she had an appreciation for the perfection of ripe fruit, but she didn't give much consideration to where it came from. But then came the pig. A friend planned to…

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Bleak situations faced with warmth, humor

Bleak situations faced with warmth, humor

Families and secrets take many forms, and both are at the center of Saskatchewan author Connie Gault’s excellent first novel, “Euphoria.”

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