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Food for Thought 2013

A HUGE thank you to everyone who made this night possible! Thanks to your generous support, the Parmly Billings Library Foundation raised over $24,000 to continue our mission of providing supplemental support for our Library. Your participation is making an important difference for patrons of the Parmly Billings Library.

Much fun was had by all and we look forward to another great event next year in the new library!

Save the Date: June 5th, 2014 for the next Food for Thought

Event Photos

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For more information on how you can be part of this wonderful evening, please call PBLF Development Director, Leslie Modrow at 237-6149 or email her at

Food for Thought, An Evening of Great Conversation

This popular fundraiser, hosted by the Parmly Billings Library Foundation, has been enthusiastically received by our community. The purpose of this evening is to offer a lively conversation, promote community dialogue and foster a spirit of life-long learning. In this process, we also wish to raise community's awareness of the Parmly Billings Library plus raise funds in its support.

fftsmall The event's format is exceptional in that all attendees can be active participants. The evening, which opens with a reception, includes a sumptuous dinner course catered by Tom Nelson. During the meal, guests, seated at tables of eight, discuss a topic set in advance for their particular table. A conversation host facilitates discussion at each table.

Table topics are selected from a wide variety of subjects, from arts and literature as well as food, public policy and popular aspects of the Montana scene.

It is important to understand that this is an event that promotes a free exchange of thoughts, ideas and feelings; it is not a lecture or speech. Participants will be encouraged to "speak their mind" with a free flowing agenda of discourse and discussion.

"Food for Thought, an Evening of Great Conversation" embodies the overarching goal of the Parmly Billings Library which is to provide a center of enrichment, knowledge and an exchange of ideas for all people.

Food for Thought

Table Hosts and Topics

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