Sundays & Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10 am- 8 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm
The library will be closed on Saturday, September 5th in honor of the Labor Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
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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 September, the library continues hosting an art exhibit by Gloria Luna titled In Search of the Ancestors. The exhibit includes depictions of Native people, animal portraits, artifacts, and sacred places, done in Abstract, Impressionist, Expressionist, and Anamorphic styles, all in bold colors. The exhibit also features memorabilia, photos, and images that celebrate the 125 years of library service in our community. These images are accompanied by explanations when possible. This aspect of the exhibit was put together by local historian Ken Robison.
A meet-and-greet reception for Luna will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12th from 2 – 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The Great Falls Public Library announces the program(s) All Lives Matter: A Week of Community Education scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, and Thursday, September 17, are cancelled.
In its place, the library will host a film screening of the POV film The Overnighters on Thursday, September 17, 7:00 pm.
This documentary examines one aspect of the oil boom in North Dakota. Chasing the American dream, thousands of workers flock to a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming. But instead of well-paying jobs, many find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, allowing hundreds of men, some with checkered pasts, to stay despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. When opposition to the "overnighters" reaches a boiling point, Pastor Jay makes a decision with shattering consequences. A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, The Overnighters tells an electrifying story about the promise of redemption and the limits of compassion. Winner, Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking: Documentary, 2014 Sundance Film Festival.