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Book club meets: Turning Page Book Club will discuss “The Omnivore's Dilemma: A natural Story of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Parmly Billings Library, 510 N. Broadway. For information about joining the club, call 657-2858.

Author of wildlife

book sets visits

Bruce L. Smith looks at restoration of wildlife on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation in “Wildlife on the Wind” (Utah State University Press). The book explores challenges encountered as a wildlife biologist and blends in history of the West.

The author plans visits to libraries around the region, including 7 p.m. Monday at Hot Springs County Library in Thermopolis, Wyo.; 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fremont County Library in Riverton, Wyo.; 7 p.m. at the library in Lander, Wyo.; 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Sheridan County Fulmer Library in Sheridan, Wyo.; and 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at Parmly Billings Library, 510 N. Broadway.

Bozeman artist,

author wins bronze

Robert Rath, a Bozeman author and illustrator, has won a bronze medal in Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for “Yellowstone's Hot Legends and Cool Myths” (Farcountry Press).

The awards are designed to bring increased recognition to outstanding children's books and their creators and to support childhood literacy and lifelong reading.

Rath's book, for ages 8-12, won in the graphic novel category.

“The graphic novel format allows you to tell very complex stories with multiple drawings and text,” Rath said. ... “I'm thrilled that parents, educators, librarians and others have finally recognized the graphic novel as a legitimate form of publishing.”

Rath has been a professional illustrator since his college time at Montana State University. He said the biggest challenge was interpreting park history and mythology in a fun and accurate way.


Parmly Billings Library's Infomobile will make stops at the following sites this week:

Monday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Laurel Senior Center, 720 S. Fourth St. 1:45-3 p.m., Bonaventure, Central Avenue and Shiloh Road. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Boulder Park, 2202 32nd St. W.

Tuesday: Noon-2:30 p.m., Blue Creek School, 3652 Blue Creek Road. 3-4 p.m., Friendship House, 2123 Eighth Ave. S. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Briarwood Boulevard and Turnberry.

Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Heights Senior Meal Site, Hope Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Lane. 1:30-3 p.m., Pioneer School, 1937 Dover Road. 4-5 p.m., Lockwood School Boys & Girls Club.

Thursday: 10-11 a.m., Mountain View Colony, 14435 Oswald Road. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadview Senior Center. 1:15-3:20 p.m., Broadview School. 4-5 p.m. Acton.

Friday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Worden Senior Center. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Huntley Main Street. 3-4 p.m., Livery Saloon, 6715 Highway 312, Shepherd.

Top books

Here is the latest Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List.

Hardcover fiction

1. “Towers of Midnight.” Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson (Tor).

2. “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.” David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (illustrator) (Little Brown)., $21.99,

3. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.” Stieg Larsson (Knopf).

4. “The Help.” Kathryn Stockett (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam).

5. “Freedom.” Jonathan Franzen (FSG).

Hardcover nonfiction

1. “Life.” Keith Richards, (Little Brown).

2. “Autobiography of Mark Twain.” Mark Twain (University of California Press).

3. “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book).” Jon Stewart (Grand Central).

4. “At Home.” Bill Bryson (Doubleday).

5. “Cleopatra.” Stacy Schiff (Little Brown).