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One Book Belgrade

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One Book Belgrade aims to foster community connections in Belgrade by bringing people together to read. It is also the annual Adult Winter Reading Program at the Belgrade Community Library and will hopefully become something the community looks forward to year after year.

One Book Belgrade 2022

Michael Punke - Ridgeline
The thrillin, long-awaited return of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Revenant

In 1866, with the country barely recovered from the Civil War, new war breaks out on the western frontier—a clash of cultures between the Native tribes who have lived on the land for centuries and a young, ambitious nation. Colonel Henry Carrington arrives in Wyoming’s Powder River Valley to lead the US Army in defending the opening of a new road for gold miners and settlers. Carrington intends to build a fort in the middle of critical hunting grounds, the home of the Lakota. Red Cloud, one of the Lakota’s most respected chiefs, and Crazy Horse, a young but visionary warrior, understand full well the implications of this invasion. For the Lakota, the stakes are their home, their culture, their lives.

Throughout this taut saga—based on real people and events—Michael Punke brings the same immersive, vivid storytelling and historical insight that made his breakthrough debut so memorable. As Ridgeline builds to its epic conclusion, it grapples with essential questions of conquest and justice that still echo today.

(taken from Amazon description)

How to Read the Book

Starting on January 3, visit the library to pick up a copy of Ridgeline. These copies will be checked out for two-week periods with no renewals to allow for the most people possible to read it. Please return copies directly to the Belgrade Community Library.

The library also has a copy of the audiobook. Libby, or MontanaLibrary2Go, has copies of the e-book and audiobook, but there may be a wait list.

Winter Reading

To participate in the 2022 Adult Winter Reading Program, pick up a reading log from the library's circulation desk. If you read and track at least 5 books between January 1 and February 28 on the log, you'll be entered to win a prize from a group of local businesses. No limit on the number of logs you submit, but there can be no repeat books. Audiobooks, graphic novels, and e-books all count towards the goal as long as they have at least 150 page.

If you read Ridgeline, you'll get an additional entry (we'll track this, don't worry!). All logs must be submitted by February 28th to be eligible for prizes. If you attend any of the tie-in events, you'll get an entry for each one you attend live.

Thanks for participating in One Book Belgrade!

Tie-In Programs

To foster conversations around the themes of Ridgeline, we asked local experts to give presentations and build tie-in programs related to the book. Programs will cumulate with an author event with Michael Punke on February 10. All events are free and open to the public.

If you attend a presentation or book club, you will gain an additional entry towards our great Winter Reading prizes, to be drawn on February 28! Note that the art events do not count towards additional prize entries.

 

Rachel Phillips, research coordinator at Gallatin History Museum, will host a a presentation and discussion on the history of the Bozeman Trail and share highlights from Journeys to the Land of Gold, diary entries from immigrants, and more. This presentation is co-collaborated with OLLI @ MSU.

 

Rachel Phillips, research coordinator at Gallatin History Museum, will host a a presentation and discussion on the history of the Bozeman Trail and share highlights from Journeys to the Land of Gold, diary entries from immigrants, and more.

This presentation is co-collaborated with OLLI @ MSU.

Bozeman Art Museum will lead participants on a special Adult Crafternoon to tie-in with Ridgeline. Take-home kits will provide everything needed to create No Sew Fabric Landscapes. Kits will continue to be on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to pick up this special kit before they are gone! Adult Crafternoons funded by the Peggy Novotny Memorial.

 

 

Bozeman Art Museum will lead participants on a special Adult Crafternoon to tie-in with Ridgeline. Take-home kits will provide everything needed to create No Sew Fabric Landscapes. Kits will continue to be on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to pick up this special kit before they are gone!

Adult Crafternoons funded by the Peggy Novotny Memorial.

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Come hear from Dr. Shane Doyle, an Apsáalooke Scholar, as he presents a lecture entitled, Caught in the Crossfire: The Apsálooke Nation and Homeland and the Bozeman Trail that Passed Through.

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The 4th Thursday Bookclub will be discussing our One Book Belgrade selection: Ridgeline by Michael Punke. The bookclub gathers on the 4th Thursday of each month to connect and discuss a book. We are excited for the conversations that will be had surrounding Ridgeline.

Bozeman Art Museum will lead kids through an art project during an early release Friday.  RSVP required - check our website for more details.

 

 

 

Bozeman Art Museum's Director of Education, Pat Hamlin will lead kids through an art project during an early release Friday.

RSVP required - click here for more details.

Join David Swingle, Museum of the Rockies curator and Interim Living History Farm Manager, as he presents on Gold Rush and Indian War era weaponry. Attendees will learn about the rapid changes in technology on both sides of the battlefield as well as feel the helf of the weapons used in these wars through MOR's various collections.

 

 

Join David Swingle, Museum of the Rockies curator and Interim Living History Farm Manager, as he presents on Gold Rush and Indian War era weaponry. Attendees will learn about the rapid changes in technology on both sides of the battlefield as well as feel the heft of the weapons used in these wars through MOR's various collections.

Come for a night with the New York Times best selling author, Michael Punke, as he presents and answers questions of his novel, Ridgeline. This is a free collaborative community event presented by OLLI @ MSU and Belgrade Community Library, moderated by Chrysti the Wordsmith.

Come for a night with the New York Times best selling author, Michael Punke, as he presents and answers questions of his novel, Ridgeline. This is a free collaborative community event presented by OLLI @ MSU and Belgrade Community Library, moderated by Chrysti the Wordsmith.

About Author - Michael Punke

Michael Punke is a bestselling author of The Revenant, which was adapted into an award winning major motion picture. This year he published the book Ridgeline, following his 2020 book Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West. In addition to these works, he authored Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mine Disaster of 1917.

Outside of being an author, Punke served as the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also served on the White House National Security Council staff and on Capitol Hill. He was formerly the history correspondent for "Montana Quarterly," and an adjunct professor at the University of Montana. His family home is in Montana. Laslty, he is a fan of Montana trout streams and craft brews.

(compiled from Michael Punke's Twitter account & his bio on Amazon)

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