Lewis and Clark Library

Visit for a full list of events at your Lewis and Clark Library during the month of January.

High Plains Book Award nominations

Nominations for the 12th annual High Plains Book Awards will open on Jan. 16, 2018. Nominations will be accepted through March 16, 2018. Information and nomination forms can be found online at The list of 2017 winners is also available on the High Plains website.


Ball drop

Join the ExplorationWorks team as they celebrate 2018 around the globe! This daytime, family-friendly event will be held from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, at ExplorationWorks.

Each hour, on the hour, they will ring in the New Year, complete with a New Year’s ball drop from the ExplorationWorks balcony.

Between the hourly festivities there will be hands-on indoor activities and experiments, hot chocolate and cookie decorating, and a campfire in the outdoor garden. This event is free to ExplorationWorks members, and free to nonmembers with daily admission.


Carrie Krause and Friends

Joining Carrie Krause again this year is Davina from London, Nate from Portland and John from Seattle, the same international group whose music filled the house last January. The group will play at the home of Jean and Steve Krause in West Helena Valley on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. A donation of $25 is required, and light refreshments will be served.

There is a limit of 40 seats so please reserve early. RSVP to to reserve your seat immediately. To secure your booking online go to, or send a check made out to BAROQUE MUSIC MONTANA. For the address, contact Jean Krause at 907-687-3932 or

Poppy at Norris Hot Springs

Poppy is a Bozeman-based duet and consists of songwriter Aaron Banfield (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Cate Schroeder (vocals). They're an eclectic blend of Americana, folk and blues. Poppy's sound lies somewhere along the lines of a zesty Bob Dylan-June Carter sandwich, toasted with honey-butter. Poppy will be performing at Norris Hot Springs, 42 Montana Hwy. 84, on Saturday, Jan. 6. Visit to learn more.