Shelf Life: Celebrate end of summer and get a free NEA Big Read book at Missoula Public Library

NEA Big Read Book Give Away

On Level One of the library come in anytime during open hours to receive a free copy of this year’s NEA Big Read book, “The Cold Millions” by Jess Walter. The library will also give out free copies of the book during the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Launch Party on Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Level One of the library. Supplies are limited so don’t miss the opportunity to get your free copy. The NEA Big Read in Missoula is presented in partnership with the Missoula Public Library Foundation, the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, and the Friends of the Missoula Public Library, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. You can view a full calendar of events for the NEA Big Read in Missoula at

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The need for blood doesn’t take a summer break. To help keep the blood supply stable during this critical season, Missoula Public Library is hosting three opportunities to give life this summer. The first donation event takes place on Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cooper Room A/B on Level Four of the library.

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