Great Falls Public Library

301 2nd Ave North
Great Falls, Montana 59401

Fax 406-453-0181

Fri, Sat 10am - 6pm
Tu-Th 10am - 8pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm
Mon Closed



Mondays CLOSED

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10 am- 8 pm

Fridays & Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm
Sundays (seasonally October-May) 1 pm - 5 pm


The Great Falls Public Library will be open on Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm starting October 4th through May 22nd


Celebrate the Book


The Great Falls Public Library is co-sponsoring Celebrate the Book: A Book Fair on Saturday, October 17. This free-multi-venue event is co-sponsored by Cassiopeia Books, Hastings Books, and the Great Falls Tribune. The event is organized by Lisa Schmidt.


The book fair will have three venues in which local and regional authors will appear. Authors at two of the venues (the library and Cassiopeia Books) will give brief readings and/or talks about their work along with talking with the public and selling books. At the third venue, Hastings, authors will be present, but will not give any presentations.


Anyone who visits all three venues will be eligible to win one of several drawing prizes, which will be selected at 5:00 pm at Cassiopeia Books. You need not be present to win, but you will need to have visited all three venues.


Prizes include: dinner at Dimitris with the author of your choice; lunch at the Roadhouse with the author of your choice, a free massage by Marilyn Schneider, LMT, a gift basket with treats and gift certificates, and a book from each participating author.


Thanks to the generosity of the following contributors: Roadhouse Inn, Signature Montana, Vintage Sellers, Dragonfly Dry Goods, Smoke Ridge, Dimitri's, Shining Mountain Images, Marilyn Schneider, Electric City Coffee & Tea, Pizazz, and each participating author.


The book fair schedule is:

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Great Falls Public Library


11:00 am Suzanne Waring

11:30 am B.J. Buckley

12:00 pm Anne Baack

12:30 pm Lisa Schmidt

1:00 pm Cori Di Biase

1:30 pm Erin Madison, and Kristen Inbody


1:00 – 3:00 pm

Hastings Books

John Camero Nancy Petley Catherine Sweatt

Sandra Dail Ken Robison Robert Scott McKinnon

Eric Hanson Kitty Trock Skip Halmes

Jess Hughes J.E. Corbine


2:00 – 5:00 pm

Cassiopeia Books

3:00 pm Dale Sheldon

3:20 pm Yvonne Zweed-Tucker

3:40 pm Kari Benjamin

4:00 pm Lynne Heryford

4:20 pm Tom Donovan

4:30 pm Jamie Ford



Free Little Libraries

Made possible by a grant from NeighborWorks Great Falls, funding from Friends of the Great Falls Public Library, hours of building and painting by numerous volunteers, and book donations from our community




In October the library is hosting an art exhibit by Studio 706 Artists' Guild. The exhibit will include a variety of mediums: paintings in both oil and acrylic; drawings, sculptures, assorted 3-dimensional pieces, and photographs.

Studio 706, a nonprofit artist's guild, was founded in 1997 to promote fine art, expose the community to local artists, teach and enrich local artists, and provide scholarships. The guild offers classes, mentoring, studio privileges, and exhibition opportunities to artists working in a variety of media. In addition it provides scholarships to Cascade County high school seniors planning to pursue art studies in college. In 2008, Studio 706 awarded $1500 in college scholarships. This money is primarily raised from the Guild's art sales. Membership to the Guild is open at a nominal cost. For more information on the guild, call 452-5771.

Foreign & Independent Film Series


The Great Falls Public Library's Foreign and Independent Film Series continues on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm. and Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2:00 pm.


Films will be shown each month on the first Wednesday and the following Saturday. The series, which runs September through May, is free and open to the public. Be forewarned, some films may contain strong language or adult situations. They are not rated by MPAA but in our brochures we have tried to indicate content. Brochures are available at the library.

October's selection is the French/US film For A Woman. This award-winning film tells the story of Anne's family. After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents, who met in the concentration camps during World War II. Anne's research into their past reveals a mysterious uncle, Jean, whom everyone seems intent on forgetting. As she closes in on discovering the truth, her father's illness threatens to take that secret to his grave.

The featured short is Le Ballon De Rouge.


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