One Book Billings

One Book Billings


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 is sponsored by a grant from Bernard Rose through the Billings Public Library Foundation. This series is offered in memory of Marge McArthur, who had previously co-sponsored One Book Billings. Discussion groups come together five times a year (every other month from September to May) to discuss the same book. 

One Book Billings is here! The first book, Counting Coup by Larry Colton, is now available for curbside pick-up from the Billings Public Library. This year, the book discussions will take place through Zoom November 9th -12th. To sign up for a virtual discussion group, choose from the dates/times/hosts below and email to confirm your choice.  You will need to include your name and email address. You will receive a Zoom meeting link for the session you selected, so you will need to download Zoom to participate. 

November's Discussion schedule 

  • Monday, November 9th @ 5:30pm with Terra Beth       
  • Tuesday, November 10th @ 7pm with Bernie Q              
  • Tuesday, November 10th @ 4:00pm with Cheryle                          
  • Tuesday, November 10th @ 7pm with Bernie R               
  • Tuesday, November 10th @ 7pm with Roger                   
  • Wednesday, November 11th @ 6pm with Kris                                
  • Thursday, November 12th @ 7pm with Jen                                   
  • Thursday, November 12th @ 6pm with Corby
Author Larry Colton will be giving a virtual speaker talk through Zoom on Saturday, November 14th. The event link and more information will be forthcoming.      

Contact Us

Please call 657-8290 or email for more information on the most recent One Book Billings selection.

2019-2020 Books

Counting CoupCounting Coup: A True Story of Basketball And Honor On The Little Big Horn
by Larry Colton
Books available Oct, 2020
Discussions take place November 9 -12, 2020

A Darkness Lit by Heroes by Aaron Parrett
A Darkness Lit by Heroes: The Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine Disaster of 1917
by Doug Ammons

Books available February 3, 2020. Discussions take place
March 2-5, 2020 

Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker
Winter Wheat
by Mildred Walker

Books available October 1, 2019. Discussions take place Nov. 4-7, 2019

American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
by Nate Blakeslee

Books available April 1, 2020. Discussions take place May 4-7, 2020

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

Love and Other Consolation Prizes
by Jamie Ford
Book available December 2, 2019. Discussions take place January 6-9, 2020 

More Information 

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