Join Us! Friends of the MSU Library Book Group

Have you read a good book lately—so good that you really have to talk about it? If you are interested in exploring book conversations in an informal social setting, the Friends of MSU Library Book Group may be perfect for you.

Anyone can join—whether you are a Friend, faculty, student, staff, retiree, alum, man, woman, couple, or single—join us! Contribute to the ongoing development of a great book group.

Location and time of each gathering may vary, but most discussions are held at the Bozeman Public Library. For more information about the group contact

  • Jan Zauha (jzauha@montana.edu)
  • Sheila Bonnand (sbonnand@montana.edu) or
  • Library Administration at 406-994-3119.

Our 2018 Book List and Discussion Schedule

April 10, 2018: Seize the Day by Sal Bellow | 6:30 – 8p.m. |  Bozeman Public Library, 2nd Floor Board Room

May 8, 2018: The Plot Against America: A Novel by Philip Roth | 6:30 – 8p.m. | Bozeman Public Library, Small Community Meeting Room

June 5, 2018: Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas by Mari Sandoz | 5:45 – 8p.m. | To be held at the MSU Strand Union Building in conjunction with the Tribal College Librarians Institute. Meeting will include dinner.

July 10, 2018: The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean | 6:30 – 8p.m. | Bozeman Public Library, Small Community Meeting Room

August 14, 2018: Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben | 6:30-8p.m. | Bozeman Public Library, Small Community Meeting Room

September 11, 2018: Book Smorgasbord Night | 6 – 9p.m. | Location: TBD | Note: Bring a dish to share and 1-3 books to suggest.

For additional information about the 2018 reading list, visit us online.

Native Voices Exhibition Public Reception & Presentations


The Montana State University Library will host a public reception for the traveling exhibition Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.

When:  Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where:  MSU Library, Library Commons – view map

In addition to Native-themed food and beverages, the reception will feature four presentations related to wellness and culture. The presentations take place at 6:00 pm near the CyberDiscovery Wall.

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