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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.

2017-2018 Schedule

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 2017-2018. 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 – three novels, and two non-fiction books. All the books are by regional authors, or are about our region. This is an interesting and challenging series and 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.

Session Descriptions

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.

Contact Us

Please call 657-8290 or stop by the 2nd floor Help Desk for more information on the most recent One Book Billings selection.

2017-2018 Books

Fifty-Six Counties
The Round House
Stars Go Blue
Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey
by Russell Rowland
Books available Aug. 14, 2017.
Discussions take place Sept 11-14, 2017. Author talk Sep 16, 2017

The Round House

by Louise Erdrich
Discussions take place 11/6-9/17

Stars Go Blue

by Laura Pritchett
Discussions take place
Jan 8-11, 2018
The Carry Home
The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness
by Gary Ferguson
Discussions take place
Mar 5-8, 2018
A Bloom of Bones
by Allen Morris Jones
Discussions take place
May 7-10, 2018

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