Tuesday, December 6th @ 6PM – Book Club

well-tempered A Well-Tempered Heart (the sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats) by Jan Philipp-Sendke

Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted.

One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger’s voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life?

Interwoven with Julia’s story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers. This spirited sequel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.


The Montana Historical Society is pleased to offer a new online resource for Montana history. More than 352,000 pages from 44 Montana newspapers dated 1885-2014 are now available on MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, a freely accessible, full-text searchable database and web site available at this URL montananewspapers.org.

 The new site, designed specifically for digitized newspapers, offers more effective search, browse, and display of newspaper content. The content in MONTANA NEWSPAPERS was previously available on the Montana Memory Project. The Montana Memory Projectcontinues to offer thousands of digitized photographs, manuscripts, and books related to Montana’s heritage.


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Welcome to the Hobson Library.  We are back online and have lots of great tools to share with you.  As always, we are working hard to support our library guests with relevant services.

The Hobson Library card catalog is available online, and is searchable from anywhere.  Just visit us at Hobson Library via Montana Shared Catalog.

You also have access to a wide range of digital media services that can be checked out through our partnership with Montana Library2Go, including eBooks and audio books.