Read and Run Series to Start this Month – Run Wild Missoula and the Missoula Public Library Partnership

Starting in February 2013, Missoula Public Library is hosting, in partnership with Run Wild Missoula, a new book discussion group for those interested in running, whether you are curious in reading about the sport, are a beginning runner, or love to run and have never read a book in your life. We’re hoping the great books and discussions will inspire new and old runners alike.

On the last Monday of every other month, we’ll get together to discuss a book about running we’ve all read over the last two months. Missoula Public Library will provide snacks and drinks catered by Civitella Cafe. There will be an optional 30 minute run or walk before each discussion. See the schedule below for details or email library assistant and program coordinator Jessica Zephyrs.

Ten copies of each book will be available for checkout and ten books will be available as free give-aways. The books will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Documentaries about running will be shown twice, on the months we don’t have book discussions.

Discussion 1: Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
• Pick up book from the Accounts Desk starting Tuesday, January 22nd
• Run and Read discussion: Monday, February 25th
• For the optional run, meet at Missoula Public Library Large Meeting Room at 5:30 PM
• For the book discussion, meet at the Missoula Public Library Large Meeting Room at 6:15 PM

Discussion 2: My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon by Bart Yasso
• Pick up book from the Accounts Desk starting Monday, February 25th
• Run and Read Discussion: Monday, April 29th
• For the optional run, meet at the MPL Large Meeting Room at 5:30 PM
• For the book discussion, meet at the MPL Large Meeting Room at 6:15 PM

Discussion 3: Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek
• Pick up book from the Accounts Desk starting Monday, April 29th
• Run and Read Discussion: Monday, June 17th
• For the optional run, meet at MPL Large Meeting Room at 5:30 PM
• For the book discussion, meet at the MPL Large Meeting Room at 6:15 PM

Running Documentary Movie Showings:
Run and Read Movie: Title TBA, 6:15 PM Monday, March 25th in the Large Meeting Room
Run and Read Movie: Title TBA, 6:15 PM Monday, May 20th in the Large Meeting Room

Run Wild Missoula made a financial contribution to the Missoula Public Library in order to make these programs possible.

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