Recommended for Right Now

With so much of our collection only being available digitally, we want to share with you some of what our staff is reading, watching, and listening to right now.

The Stranger in the Woods: the Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

"Extreme social distancing by choice and the audiobook's narrator is fantastic."

--Joleen, Circulation Dept.
Available in ebook and audiobook through Montana Library2Go

Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow edited by Kirsten Berg, et al.

"Tired of living in the present? Explore the future with this fantastic collection of short stories."

--Laura, Circulation Dept.
Available in ebook through Montana Library2Go

What the Robin Knows by Jon Young

"With all of the time in the world to spend in nature, why not learn from the Robin and other songbirds. What the Robin Knows helps you make a deeper connection to nature which in turn will help you feel less isolated."

--Pam, Youth Services
Available in ebook through Montana Library2Go

Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook

"All this cooking at home has helped me work toward eating healthier, and Thug Kitchen has kept me laughing with its colorful descriptions and instructions. This book is full of healthy, flavorful plant-based recipes and lots of swearing to help the home cook who enjoys bad language."

--Crystal, Reference Dept.
Available in ebook through Montana Library2Go

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro

"Take a look at the lives of six famous women through the fascinating lens of what they did and didn't eat."

--Laura, Circulation Dept.
Available in ebook and audiobook through Montana Library2Go

Wild Flowers by Tom Petty

"Beautiful weather and sheltering in place have me longing for a road trip! Here's a favorite springtime road trip album I'd start with."

--Sarah, Circulation Dept.
Available to stream via AllMusic, under our Online Resources Music, Art & Culture

Audiobooks and Accents

"Are you getting a little tired of hearing the same voices and accents all day every day while you’re stuck at home with your family? An audio book read by a reader with an Irish, South African, or Scottish accent might be exactly the balm you need. Here are three books I love, listed in order of the accents just mentioned: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, read by the author; Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, also read by the author; and Brooklyn by Colm Tóibin, read by Kirsten Potter."

--Martha, Reference Dept.
Available in ebook and audiobook through Montana Library2Go

Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History’s Most Iconic Creatures by Ben Mezrich

"Take a walk on the wild side with the amazing story of the quest to bring Woolly Mammoths back to life.""

--Laura, Circulation Dept.
Available in ebook and audiobook through Montana Library2Go

Sweet Thunder by Ivan Doig

"When in need of comfort, I often turn to Montana writing. One of the West's best storytellers delivers a dose of wry humor combined with the colorful history of 1920's Butte in this enjoyable tale about a bygone era."

--Christine, Reference Dept.
Available in ebook and audiobook through Montana Library2Go

Overheard at National Geographic

Overheard is a podcast that eavesdrops on the "curiously delightful conversations" of explorers, photographers and scientists at the Nat Geo headquarters.

Being affiliated with National Geographic you can expect the sound and production value to be high and the content varied and interesting. This podcast highlights niche animal, history, science and travel topics in surprisingly relatable and enjoyable ways for the lay listener. It introduces experts passionate about everything from ancient Mayan Caves of the Jaguar God, to a 15 foot Egyptian papyrus scroll that reads like something out of Law & Order, to sub-antarctic zombie mice!

--Caroline, Cataloging Dept.

Freely available from National Geographic or subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app.

Your Genealogy Today

"It's great to keep up with the current issue of my favorite family history periodical, and there are lots of back issues available, too!"

--Desiree, Reference Dept.
Available through Flipster on our Databases A-Z page.

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

"Wishing you were in a galaxy far, far away? Read Carrie Fisher's memoir of filming Star Wars!"

--Laura, Circulation Dept.
Available in ebook and audiobook through Montana Library2Go

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