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.
In January the library will be closed on Friday, January 1st, in recognition of New Year’s Day and on Sunday, January 17th, in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.
The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Sunday, February 14, in honor of Presidents' Day.
Loan Period Changes
Effective January 1, 2016
We’re giving you more time to read your books!
Regular Patron Accounts
Three weeks with the option for one renewal
Senior Citizen Accounts (Age 60 and older)
Remain the same: One month with the option for one renewal
Great Falls Public Library Seeks...
Young Adult Readers!
Join the January fun and read something new from the 317 new Young Adult books recently added to the library’s young adult collection. Young adult readers also have the chance to participate in a reading contest and win cool prizes during the month of January.
While you’re in selecting books, stop into the Teen Scene to pick up an entry form beginning January 2, 2016. Read four new books from the Young Adult section, record the titles on the entry form, and turn in the form to the library by Friday February 5. You may enter as many times as you’d like. Three winners will be drawn.
For more information call 453-0349.
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
Standing Together Montana
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a four-part reading/discussion series, Standing Together Montana, aimed at veterans on the fourth Saturday of each month, January – April from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. The first session is Saturday, January 23rd. The discussions will be facilitated by Roy Harrington, a counselor at the Great Falls Vet Center.
Military service and experiences can be hard to talk about with family and friends at home. Standing Together uses powerful literature to start and keep the conversation going, lets veterans talk to peers about relevant issues and ideas. These sessions aim to build reading and discussion skills, and camaraderie amongst participants.
The centerpiece of this program is the book Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, 44 fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and memoir selections from Homer’s Illiad to contemporary, personal accounts of members of the service that speak to experiences, concerns, and aspirations of those who have served in the military and made the often-difficult transition back into civilian life.
Books for this series may be picked up at the Great Falls Vet Center beginning Dec. 20th. For more information on this series call 453-0349
In January, the Great Falls Public Library is hosting a four-part series on healthy living on Thursday evenings at 7: 00 pm. These programs are free and open to the public. The schedule follows:
January 7 Posture and Core Strength with Danielle Peters
Danielle is a licensed physical therapist assistant and certified Pilates trainer at the Peak. She will talk about posture, core strength, and common injuries attributed to poor posture and a weak core. She will also emphasize how strength and aerobic exercise is essential for overall health, along with how it can assist the the aging and elderly with daily activities.
January 14 Meditation Made Easy with Doris Boyle and T.C. Hirsch
Doris Boyle and T.C. Hirsch collaborate to share the many health benefits
of meditation, be it lower blood pressure, less stress, better
concentration, and more. They will also discuss the variety of meditation
styles and lead the group through some sessions streamlined for this
January 21 Massage and Well-Being with Marilyn Schneider
Longtime massage therapist Schneider will talk about the importance of
massage to a healthy being. She will cover the mechanics of the massage
process and how it helps to clear the body of toxins, alleviate stress, and
January 28 Nutrition You Never Knew with Linda Evans
Evans, the owner of A Healthy Horizon, has been guiding people to health
for over 30 years, as a R.N. for 28 years before going on to earn a Masters
of Science and become a PhD candidate in Holistic Nutrition, and certified
in Nutrition Wellness. At A Healthy Horizon, Evans sells various
nutritional products and helps clients with individual health issues through
nutritional therapy. She will demystify basic principles of sound nutrition
and offer guidelines to follow a healthy eating plan.
In January and February the Great Falls Public Library is hosting an art exhibit by Ann Gannon and the Gannon tribe from Sun River. Their exhibit will include a wide selection of paintings and drawings.
Several members of the local Woodcarvers Guild will also be exhibiting a variety of their work including the whimsical to the serious.
Finally, quilts made by quilters from the Big Sky quilts are also on exhibit during February. These quilts are part of the Project Linus program. Project Linus is a volunteer non-profit organization with a two-fold mission. First, to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers". Secondly the project provides a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Visitors to the library are encouraged to vote on their favorite displayed quilt. A drawing of all cast ballots will be held at the end of February. Prizes are provided by Big Sky Quilt
Come Color @ GFPL!
Relax, relieve stress and color inside the lines! The Great Falls Public Library has an Adult Coloring Center where adults can practice art therapy. This hot, new national trend helps participants reduce stress and anxiety, train their brains to focus, and have fun in the process!
The Adult Coloring Center, which is located on the second floor seating area of the library, is self-serve and open all library hours. Pages with a variety of designs, pencils and markers, and clipboards are provided. A file box is offered to store pages for the next visit. You can also take your creations home.
An adult coloring contest will be held in January to promote the new area. Prizes will be awarded at month’s end and include a coloring book, a handmade, ceramic mug, and a book bag. All entries will be displayed. This center and contest are sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Public Library and the GFPL Foundation.
Coloring Contest Entry Form