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Most checked-out children's books

Most checked-out children's books

The Billings Public Library can't keep children's books on the shelves. Here are the most checked-out kids' books, in no particular order.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valerie Hemingway to visit Powell, Cody on March 4-5

Valerie Hemingway to visit Powell, Cody on March 4-5

POWELL, Wyo. ─ Valerie Hemingway, daughter-in-law of Ernest Hemingway, will share her insights and memoir in Powell and Cody, Wyo., on March 4 and 5.

February 28, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Following complaint, SD2 holds hearing on Sherman Alexie novel

Following complaint, SD2 holds hearing on Sherman Alexie novel

A mother upset by the selection of a young-adult novel that deals frankly with life on an American Indian reservation is asking School District 2 for a second time to remove the novel from its required reading list.

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Poetry Club members

Poetry Club members

Senior High School Poetry Club members, from left, Ben Burdick, Kenny Painter and Kendra Anderson, will join the Poetry Out Loud competition in Helena on Saturday.

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Senior High School Poetry Club

Senior High School Poetry Club

Deborah Horton, second from right, leads a meeting of the Senior High School Poetry Club before the start of regular classes on Wednesday.

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Weekly Webb: Greed battles sanity

Weekly Webb: Greed battles sanity

More Gus, less gender bending. That’s the mantra to make Venture Theatre’s Black Box production of Shakespeare’s bloodiest and shortest tragedy even stronger.

October 26, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Hastings to host author signing Saturday

Hastings to host author signing Saturday

Lorna Stremcha, author of "Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight," will be signing copies of her book at the Billings Hastings on Saturday.

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Weeky Webb: Running with the Hemingways

Weeky Webb: Running with the Hemingways

“Are you going to Pamplona? You have to go to Pamplona.”

April 06, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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MSU Billings stages 'Emperor's New Clothes'

The Montana State University Drama Committee and the Children’s Theatre is presenting “The Emperor’s New Clothes” March 29 through March 31 at Petro Theatre.

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Mortenson asks judge to toss 'Three Cups' lawsuit

Mortenson asks judge to toss 'Three Cups' lawsuit

HELENA — Attorneys who accuse Greg Mortenson of defrauding readers in his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" say his case is no different from that of James Frey, who admitted on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" that he lied in his memoir "A Million Little Pieces."

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Walking Dead Poetry Slam is tonight

Walking Dead Poetry Slam is tonight

The Walking Dead Poetry Slam tonight at 2606 Montana Ave. is a mix of art, music, poetry, booze and food.

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Book Guide: Western anthology edited by Billings author now available

Book Guide: Western anthology edited by Billings author now available

An anthology co-edited by Billings novelist Russell Rowland, called "West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West," is now available. It is published by the University of Texas Press.

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Potter fans fill Shiloh 14 at Potter finale Thursday night

Potter fans fill Shiloh 14 at Potter finale Thursday night

High school graduation robes took on a second life as quickie costumes for dozens of teenagers at the debut early Friday morning of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” at Shiloh 14.

July 15, 2011 1:35 pm Photos

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Ivan Doig's 'Work Song' now in paperback

Ivan Doig's 'Work Song' now in paperback

Ivan Doig’s latest novel, “Work Song,” set in post-World War II Butte, is now available in paperback. The book, published by Riverhead, retails for $15.

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'Writing Cafe' sessions set for Wednesdays in July

A "Writing Café" is set for each Wednesday in July from 1 to 3 p.m. Each week will feature discussion about poetry, literature and language.

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Troubled author hospitalized, cancels Mass. talk

BOSTON — Best-selling author and philanthropist Greg Mortenson, hospitalized for heart surgery, canceled a scheduled appearance in Massachusetts, a group sponsoring the event says.

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Don't let the blood scare you, Venture's 'Inishmore' is only a farce

Don't let the blood scare you, Venture's 'Inishmore' is only a farce

When Venture Theater's Robert Wood introduced "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" on opening night last Friday, he joked about something many theater folks may have already observed.

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MSU Billings' 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' is part slapstick, part stand-up comedy

MSU Billings' 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' is part slapstick, part stand-up comedy

There is something about sibling shenanigans that can take physical humor over the top. And that's what happened last Saturday at the Montana State University Billings performance of "The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged." The Slaugh family converged on the tiny Reader's Theater, which…

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