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 October 4th through May 22nd.
The library will be closed on Saturday, May 28, in recognition of Memorial Day.
The library will be closed on Sundays beginning Sunday, May 29. The library’s schedule will be as follows:
Sunday & Monday Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
The Word Meister Contest returns on Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 pm at the Great Falls Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. It combines love of words, healthy competition and a drive for the Great Falls Food Bank. Previous competitors have included teams from the Great Falls Tribune (last year’s winners), local TV stations, community members, History Museum staff, local business owners, and Great Falls High School.
Former Great Falls Public Library Director Jim Heckel and KRTV personality Art Taft will be co-hosting this competition. Participants are given one minute per round to identify the correct definition for highlighted words. Seemingly simple and challenging at the same time, it offers a night of community fun and bonding. Teams can wear costumes for additional points. The last team standing is declared Word Meister for 2016
Friends of the Great Falls Public Library Book Sale
If you enjoy browsing used book sales, are looking for an inexpensive reference or literary gem, need a tried but true cookbook, are in the market for a recent best seller, or want to support the library and community, be sure to stop into the library for the Friends annual spring book sale. The sale schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, May 18, 4:00 – 7:00 pm Presale for members.
If you are not a member, you can attend by paying the annual dues of $15 and be among the first to find treasures among the bargains.
Thursday, May 19, 4:00 – 7:00 pm Free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Free and open to the public
Sunday, May 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Sack Sale Sunday
The Friends of Great Falls Public Library are a volunteer organization that supports the library through advocacy, volunteering, and fundraising. The book sale is their annual fund raising event. Proceeds from this sale benefit the library for projects the budget cannot cover.
Little Free 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
Justice for Some: A Conversation on Securing Equal Justice for All
The Great Falls Public Library hosts Montana Legal Services on Thursday, May 12, 7:00 for an informative talk, Justice for Some: A Conversation on Securing Equal Justice for All. This event is free and open to the public.
Did you know you can lose your house, job or children without the right to an attorney? Many people in our community face potentially devastating civil legal problems unable to afford a lawyer. This program initiates a community conversation about what civil legal aid is, how it works, and why having fair and equal access to the justice system matters.
The evening will include factual information, stories of normal lives impacted by civil legal aid, and a question and answer period. It offers a chance to learn more about our justice system, how it can serve you and others and make a real difference in our community.
The Great Falls Public Library is offering a new service starting April 16. The library has partnered with several county-wide garden clubs, master and community gardeners, and NeighborWorks to provide this exciting new service to the community. NeighborWorks provided a grant to fund the inception of this program.
The Seed Exchange will offer open pollinated vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to “check out” and grow. There will be classes and resources available beginning in April for people in the community to learn how to save seeds. In the fall there will be a class and field trips to provide more direction for seed-saving gardeners. After learning the process of saving seeds patrons will be encouraged to sow, save, and share seeds from plants grown from seeds provided by the Seed Exchange by bringing those seeds back to the Exchange for the following season.
The OpenBooks discussion series, which runs October – May, concludes this season with a discussion on Thursday, May 5, 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library. The featured book is Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. This biography has been called stellar, long on facts that dust away fiction’s myths. These discussions, which are sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public. Penny Hughes-Briant facilitates.
Page Forward Saturdays will discuss A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris on Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am. This group, which meets on the second Saturday of each month, features books by Montana authors or about Montana.
Page Forward Tuesdays will discuss Paper Towns by John Green on Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 pm in the Montana Room of the library.
You may attend any and all of the discussions for these groups. Books are available at the library for check out three weeks prior to each discussion. You will need a library card to check a book out. Schedules for discussion groups are available at the library. For more information on any of these groups call 453-0349.