Sundays & Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10 am- 8 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm
The Great Falls Public Library’s Music in the Library Park series continues in August with these following programs. Note the special, additional event included on the August 4th date.
All these events are free and open to the public. You are encouraged to bring your own chair, though the library does provide chairs if needed.
Tuesday, August 4
6:30 pm Picnic Celebrating the 125 anniversary of library service in our community. Join us for a free picnic sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Public Library in the beautiful Library Park. What says summer more than good food, friends, and fun? After a picnic dinner, stay and enjoy the music that follows.
7:00 pm The Wilbur Rehmann Group
Equally at home in a smoky San Francisco jazz club or a natural mountain amphitheater in Western Montana, saxophonist Wilbur Rehmann, of Helena, leads his quartet/quintet through original and standard jazz tunes. The audience is in for a treat hearing this internationally popular group.
Tuesday, August 25
7:00 pm Rocky Mountain Celtic with Willson and McKee
This popular duo returns after a few year hiatus to wow the audience with their talent, charm and warmth. Multi-instrumentalists, superb vocalists, and natural-born story tellers, Willson and McKee share their unique brand of the Celtic sound with original, traditional, and contemporary songs.
Jeni Dodd Acoustic folk and country
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
Art @ the Library
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting an art exhibit by eclectic artist Alma Winberry during the months of June and July. Alma’s art is an eclectic blend of paintings, sculptures, and unique one-of-a-kind pieces. No medium is taboo to Alma, who uses recycled material to create some of her whimsical sculptures. In an exhibit by Alma you may see fabric art, paper sculptures, pieces made of old car doors, hats, paintings, and more. With Alma every exhibit is as unique as her art. This year’s exhibit will feature a special section of talking sticks decorated by various community members. Along with unique designs, each talking stick will also have its own story.
In August the library is hosting an art exhibit that will feature “In Search of the Ancestors”, a collection of paintings by Gloria Luna. It includes depictions of Native people, animal portraits, artifacts, and sacred places. Each piece will be accompanied by a story of how it came about. The two-month exhibit will also feature memorabilia, photos, and images that celebrate the 125 years of library service in our community.
Luna, who has been painting for 13 years, is an Expressionist painter in that her art is emotional rather than detail accurate. However, in this exhibit, pieces will also be in Abstract, Impressionist, and Anamorphic styles. One of her great-grandmothers was raised in an orphanage for Native children, losing her family, language, and even her name. Her story, told to her by her grandmother, touched her in a way she tries to capture in her art to give back a little of what was lost.
The library aspect of the exhibit is organized by local historian Ken Robison. He will be present at a reception on Wednesday, August 12, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the library to share more in-depth information about the historical collection he has gathered.
A “meet-and-greet” reception for Luna will be held for Luna on Saturday, September 12 from 2 – 4 pm. The public is invited to both these free events as well as encouraged to stop in to enjoy the diverse exhibit.