The Great Falls Public Library is hosting two new book discussions clubs, beginning in January!
Page Forward on Wednesdays begins on Wednesday, January 8, 7:00 p.m., and continues on the second Wednesday evening of each month. If you like to read and are interested in a fun, stimulating discussion group, check this out.
January’s selection is The Hobbit.
Page Forward on Saturdays begins on Saturday, January 11, 10:00 a.m., and continues on the second Saturday morning of each month. This discussion group is unique in as much as each month’s discussion will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana and will focus on books written by and about Montana women.
January’s selection is Goodbye Wifes and Daughters.
Participation is free and open to the public. The group meets in the Small Meeting Room in the basement of the library. A limited number of books will be available for checkout at the front desk of the library three weeks prior to each discussion.
For more information call 453-0349.
Zestfully Peaceable Living
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting Dr. Robin Treptow, PhD, and her three-part series Zestfully Peaceable Living: Positive Psychology for Yourself, Your Loved Ones, & Your World.
The free series starts on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm. Part 1 will focus on, but not limited to, positive psychology for the self.
Part 2 continues on Thursday, December 5 with focus on, but not limited to, positive psychology for others.
Part 3 concludes the series on Thursday, December 12, focusing on, but not limited to, positive psychology for the world.
Dr. Treptow’s talks will be a combination of lecture, slides, questions and small group activites. Refreshments will be served.
The OpenBooks Discussion Series, which runs October – May, continues on Thursday, December 5, at 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library. Discussions are held on the first Thursday of each month. These discussions, sponsored by Humanities Montana and the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public.
You may attend any and all of the discussions. Books are available at the library three weeks prior to each meeting. You will need a library card to check a book out whether you attend the discussion or just read the book. Discussions are facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant, a teacher at UGF. For more information on this series call 453-0349
December’s selection is National Book Award Winner The Worst Hard Time by author and New York Times journalist Timothy Egan. This 2006 book tells the epic story of the great American Dust Bowl and its impact on the communities stricken with fear and choked with dust in the “dirty thirties”. It is a cautionary tale about the dangers of trifling with nature
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting free drop-in sessions on November 21, December 5 and December 19, from Noon to 1 pm. These sessions will offer training for using electronic gadgets to access and utilize various library materials, including MontanaLibrary2Go. From MontanaLibrary2Go, patrons may download audio and e-books for check-out. The sessions are not meant as general training or tech support for electronic gadgets, but rather as stated above geared towards using electronic gadgets in relation to various library resources.Devices include, but are not limited to, e-readers, Smart phones, iPads, iPods, mp3 players and other comparable devices. If applicable, attendees are reminded to bring passwords and usernames.
For more information on these ongoing trainings call the Information Services department at 453-0349.
In November and December the Great Falls Public Library is hosting an eclectic collection of quilt creations made by quilters from Big Sky Quilts. The exhibit will display quilts in styles from traditional to contemporary, from abstract to classic patterns.The library will also host select work of artists from Studio 706 Artists Guild for our cases. This work will include pottery, unique three-dimensional pieces, and miniature paintings.