One Book Belgrade
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.
2023 Selection: The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan
One Book Belgrade, our annual community read, will be reading The Last Green Valley, a historical fiction novel based on the local Martel Family. In 1944, Stalin's forces push into Ukraine, and the young Emil and Adeline Martel family must make a terrible decision: Do they wait for the Soviet bear’s intrusion and risk being sent to Siberia? Or do they reluctantly follow the wolves—murderous Nazi officers who have pledged to protect “pure-blood” Germans?
The library will be hosting a number of related events to tie-in with the book during January & February, which will cumulate in a Meet the Author Event on Feb 16 with Mark Sullivan.
Thank you to this year's program sponsor, Martel Construction, for sponsoring the program series.
How to Get a Copy
The library has a number of copies available for a two-week period! Please pick up and return the book directly to the Belgrade Community Library. We also have Large Type, audiobooks on CD, and a Spanish copy of the novel.
Adult Winter Reading
Pick up a paper reading log in the library. If you read at least 5 books between January and February, you'll be entered to win a gift card to a local business! Multiple logs can be submitted with no repeat books. Audiobooks, graphic novels, and e-books all count towards the goal as long as they have at least 150 pages. Reading The Last Green Valley will count as an additional entry!
All logs must be submitted by February 28 to be eligible for prizes. If you attend any of the tie-in events and bring a donation to the Food Drive, you'll get an entry (make sure you sign in during the event so we can track entries!).
As part of the One Book Belgrade series, Martel is sponsoring an in-library building use subscription to Ancestry.com! Visit the library to access this top-of-the-line genealogy database to build your family tree with the world's largest collection of online family history records. Visit ancestrylibrary.com while in the library building!
Library Food Drive
Adult Crafternoon LIVE!
Researching Your Family History Workshop
Teen Crafternoon & Honey Tasting
4th Thursday Book Club
Bread, War, & Memory
Kids' Art Club with the Bozeman Art Museum
EXTRA EVENT: Researching Your Family History Workshop
Russia and Ukraine: Past and Present with James Meyer
Group Volunteering at Gallatin Valley Food Bank
Meet the Author with Mark Sullivan
This event is at the Holiday Inn Express in Belgrade!
Thank you to our sponsor, Martel Construction, for supporting this program series!
Special thanks also to Mark Sullivan!
Thank you to our community partners for collaborating on events:
- OLLI @ MSU
- Bozeman Art Museum
- Gallatin County Genealogical Society
- Gallatin Valley Food Bank