This group is for those with an interest in popular fiction & nonfiction, and is open to everyone. This was the Library's first book club in a long while, thus it became our Premier Group. It began in 1999 and has a strong core of readers who enjoy discussing a variety of genres.

Limited copies of each book are available at the library Information Desk! Call 406-447-1690, ext. 5 for more information.

  • First Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Mezzanine Meeting Room
September 3: Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.

October 8: True Grit by Charles Portis

Read our Big Read book and come talk about it! "True Grit" is a 1968 novel by Charles Portis that was first published as a 1968 serial in The Saturday Evening Post. The novel is told from the perspective of a woman named Mattie Ross who recounts the time when she was 14 years old and sought retribution for the murder of her father by a scoundrel named Tom Chaney. It is considered by some critics to be "one of the great American novels".

November 5: Lost Painting by Johnathan Harr

"The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece" is a non-fiction book by the author of "A Civil Action", Jonathan Harr. The book traces the recent discovery of a Caravaggio painting, The Taking of Christ (c. 1602). The book is an extension of an article that first appeared in The New York Times. One of the people whose life is recounted in the book is the Oxford philosopher and ontologist of the infosphere Luciano Floridi.

December 3: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.