New to the Belgrade Community Library is a series of programs all aimed at bringing the

New to the Belgrade Community Library is a series of programs all aimed at bringing the Belgrade community together through reading. This inaugural year the book is by bestselling Bozeman author, Mark Sullivan and the title is Beneath a Scarlet Sky. This book centers on themes of WWII Italy, family, love, espionage, bravery, and more. You can borrow a copy of the book from the library! There will be free weekly tie-in events. This is also the first year of the library’s adult winter reading program. If you read five books in January and February you will be entered to win a prize! More information can be found online at belgradelibrary.org/one-book-belgrade • Author Event with Mark Sullivan: Q&A, Presentation, Book Signing | Thu Feb 20 at 6:00PM, doors open at 5:00PM for book giveaway (supplies limited, one per family) These tie-in events and this series has been generously sponsored by: Belgrade Community Library Foundation, Humanities Montana an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, State Farm Elliot Insurance Agency, Costco Bozeman Warehouse, and Belgrade News! The library is hosting a free lunch and learn where residents can learn more about the ballot ...

It’s the first thing I saw as I walked into the storefront, in cursive print, emblazoned

It’s the first thing I saw as I walked into the storefront, in cursive print, emblazoned on a white shirt with a heart-shaped earth scribbled on top. Its owner, a mannequin donning a poofy gray Champion jacket and black sweatpants, was dressed more expensively than I’ve ever been. The Evanston Urban Outfitters: one of the largest clothing stores in immediate proximity to Northwestern’s campus. It’s where I spent my money in the first quarter of freshman year, determined to build a skater boy vibe despite not knowing how to skateboard. I hadn’t been back since. Last week, armed with $20, I was back. I felt drawn to the checkerboard-patterned flannels, blues and reds and yellows and blacks, which occupy their own display, and the racks of vintage hats on the far back wall. But with my cost-conscious budget in mind, I headed straight to the clearance section and parsed through the array of shirts still on the racks. I slung two shirts over my forearm and moved on towards the jeans section, where I picked up a pair of stonewashed skinny jeans. The dressing room at Urban is minimalist, with wood panels on either side of a large central mirror, hooks on the side for clothing. I walked...