The Billings Public Library One Book Billings program provides a forum for library patrons to read and discuss in small groups regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains, especially Montana.
The One Book Billings program from Billings Public Library, under a grant from Bernard Rose and Marge McArthur through the Billings Public Library Foundation, announced its schedule for 2016-2017. Discussion groups come together five times a year (every other month from September to May) to discuss the same book.
Books are provided to registered participants about four weeks before the scheduled session. The discussions are led by experienced discussion leaders and are held in locations all over Billings and one in Red Lodge during a single week (Monday through Thursday).
This year’s selections are a variety of types – four novels, and a short story collection. All the books are by Montana authors, or are about Montana. This is an interesting and challenging series and that those of you who have taken part in the past will want to do so again and ask your friends to join in. Those who haven’t yet taken part will find a great reason to give this community-wide program a try.
There will be eight sessions for each book spread around the Billings community, and one in Red Lodge, during the week. When possible, the Library will bring authors or experts about the authors, to Billings (either in person or by Skype) for informal discussions about the book on the Saturday after the sessions.
Please call 657-8258 or stop by the 2nd floor Help Desk for more information on the most recent One Book Billings selection.
The Power of the Dog
by Thomas Savage
Discussions take place Sept 12-15, 2016
The Last Bus to Wisdom
by Ivan Doig
Discussions take place Nov 14-17, 2016
The Widow Smalls
by Jamie Lisa Forbes
Discussions take place Jan 9-12, 2017
by Shann Ray
Discussions take place Mar 6-9, 2017
by Michael Punke
Discussions take place May 1-4, 2017