The Bozeman Public Library Foundation News & Events

The Bozeman Public Library Foundation supports a variety of programs designed to facilitate experiences that support learning through the arts for those living in the Gallatin Valley community.

November 4, 2017
Children's Festival of the Book - 2017

Save the Date for our favorite time of the year – November 4, 9am-5pm for our 10th annual Children’s Festival of the Book! This year we feature two immensely talented children's authors, Grace Lin and Jarred Krosoczka. 

Grace Lin is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace's novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2010 and Grace's early reader, Ling and Ting was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. Most recently, the cover illustration for her novel When the Sea Turned Silver (a 2016 National Book Award Finalist) was displayed at the White House, where Grace was recognized as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. Many of Grace's books are about the Asian-American experience because she believes, "Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal."

New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his young readers—qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores. First published at the age of twenty-three, Krosoczka has more than thirty published books to his credit. Titles include several picture books, his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novels. He also recently launched a new story arc in the Jedi Academy series with Star Wars™: Jedi Academy: A New Class.  Krosoczka is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and has been a finalist for the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. His Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, and Platypus Police Squad series are all currently in development for film. 

Thanks to our partners Humanities Montana, First Security Bank, Quilting in the Country, Magpie Guesthouse, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and MSU Education Department, this one-day festival is free and open to the public! For more information, please call 582-2425.

Bozeman Artist Kara Tripp Exhibit Nov-Dec

Bozeman artist Kara Tripp is exhibiting recent oil paintings in the Atrium Gallery at the Bozeman Public Library November 1 through December 31, 2017. The Bozeman Public Library Foundation, sponsors of the exhibit, will host an artist’s reception on Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public.

Tripp is a palette-knife oil painter and Montana native.  Her work is recognizable by the blend of traditional subjects and bold technique.  Kara’s favorite subjects include pheasants and bison.  Her sole use of a palette knife adds a fresh, contemporary twist to her paintings, often resembling mosaic or collage.  Her work was chosen as the 2014 Sweet Pea Poster and she won Best in Show at the Sweet Pea art show in 2013, ‘14, and ‘15.  Tripp earned an AA at Cottey College in Missouri and a BA in Chemical Engineering at Montana State University.  In 2014 she opened Tripp Studio at the Emerson Center in Bozeman.  Her work is represented in galleries in Montana, Arizona, and Vermont and can be seen online at

The exhibition will be on display during Library hours.  A percentage of sales will go to the Bozeman Public Library Foundation to ensure continuation of cultural programs at the Library for public benefit.

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