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Thank You!

Thanks to you, the 10th annual Food for Thought, An Evening of Great Conversation, was another sold-out success. Thank you for being part of this wonderful evening of great dialogue, dinning and dessert. We are very excited that we surpassed our goal and raised over $28,000! We are already busy planning for next year so we encourage you to share any suggestions on table topics or hosts.

This year's special project, TECH Lab, is having another busy summer. Teens are in everyday enjoying a fun place to experience HOMAGO..."Hanging Out; Messing Around; Geeking Out." Thank you for supporting this critical and vital project for our area teen.

For more information about the TECH Lab or the Billings Public Library Foundation, please contact Leslie Modrow, Development Director at (406)237-6149

2015 Food For Thought Photo Gallery

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Food for Thought, An Evening of Great Conversation

This 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.

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 Billings Public Library which is to provide a center of enrichment, knowledge and an exchange of ideas for all people.