The Billings Public Library One Book Billings program seeks to provide 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, announces its schedule for 2018-2019. 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 around Billings, and one in Red Lodge, during a single week (Monday through Thursday).
About the Books
This year’s selections are a variety of types – two novels, and two non-fiction books, and a short book of short stories. All the books are by Montana authors, or are about Montana. This should be an interesting and challenging series with diverse authors and topics. 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 seven sessions for each book spread around the Billings community, and one in Red Lodge, during the week. 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 657-8290 or stop by the 2nd floor Help Desk for more information on the most recent One Book Billings selection.
by David Abrams
Books available Aug. 1, 2018.
Discussions take place September 10-13, 2018
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
by Timothy Egan
Books available October 1, 2018. Discussions take place November 5-9, 2018
A River Runs Through It
by Norman MacLean
Book available December 3, 2018. Discussions take place
January 7-10, 2019
Far Enough: A Western in Fragments
by Joe Wilkins
Books available February 1, 2019. Discussions take place
March 4-7, 2019
Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon
by John Clayton
Books available April 1, 2019.
Discussions take place May 6-9, 2019