Your participation in our 9th annual "Food for Thought" event is making an important difference for the Billings Public Library - now and in the future. Thanks to your generous support, the Billings Public Library Foundation raised over $23,000 to continue our mission of providing support for the Library. We deeply appreciate your investment in our community.
Know that your contribution to this wonderful event is making a lasting difference to our community and your Library. Proceeds will ensure essential funds to enhance literacy programs for children, expand teen services, supplement technology services and continue the important access to all library users.
Billings Public Library Foundation
Save the date -June 4, 2015 for the next Food for Thought
Table Hosts and Topics
Food for Thought, An Evening of Great ConversationThis popular fundraiser, hosted by the Billings Public 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 Billings Public Library plus raise funds in its support.
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 Billings Public Library which is to provide a center of enrichment, knowledge and an exchange of ideas for all people.