One Book Billings

One Book Billings

Mission


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. Discussion groups come together five times a year (every other month from September to May) to discuss the same book. 

American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee focuses on a single alpha female wolf to tell a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country’s most iconic landscapes. The book is available for curbside pick-up or in person at Billings Public Library beginning April 1. Book discussions will take place through Zoom May 3-6, 2021, and a program with Yellowstone National Park wolf biologist Doug Smith on Saturday, May 8 at 1 pm. To sign up for a virtual discussion group, choose from the dates/times/hosts below and email refdesk@billingsmt.gov or call 406-657-8290 to confirm your choice.  You will need to include your name and email address. Participants will receive a Zoom meeting link for the session selected, so must download Zoom to participate. 

May Discussion schedule 

Sign up for one of these Zoom discussions:
Cindy on Monday, May 3rd @ 5:30pm.
Bernie Q on Monday, May 3rd @ 7:00pm.
Cheryle on Tuesday May 4th @ 4:00pm.
Bernie R./Roger on Tuesday, May 4th @ 7:00pm.
Kris on Wednesday, May 5th @ 6:00pm
Corby on Thursday, May 6th @ 5:30pm
Jen on Thursday, May 6th @ 7:00pm

One Book Billings will host a virtual program with wolf biologist Doug Smith through Zoom on Saturday, May 8th at 1:00 pm. The event link will be provided to participants.


Contact Us


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

2020-2021 Books


American WolfAmerican Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
by Nate Blakeslee
Books available April 1, 2021
Discussions take place online May 3-6, 2021
Register starting April 1 by emailing refdesk@billingsmt.gov or by calling 406-657-8290

BuckingTheSun

Bucking the Sun
by Ivan Doig
Books available February 1, 2021
Discussions take place online March 1-4, 2021

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

More Information 

Get more information on previous One Book Billings titles

come west and see by Maxim LoskutoffCome West and See: Stories
by Maxim Loskutoff
Books available December 1, 2020
Discussions take place online January 4-7, 2021