Mondays - CLOSED
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10 am- 8 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm
Sundays 1pm - 5pm
*The Great Falls Public Library will be open on Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm starting October 2nd through May 21st*
Chocolate and Check Out
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a chocolate tasting party for young adults, Chocolate and Check Out, on Friday, September 30, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Teens can enjoy treats from our chocolate fountain and check out books to keep reading as they head into the new school year. This event is free and open to the public.
AAUW USED BOOK SALE DATES 2016
Since 1959, the Great Falls Branch of the American Association of University Women Book Sale has provided funds to support local AAUW projects.
Proceeds from the Book Sale support the Branch’s scholarships, donations to local libraries, HANDS and the Branch’s Centennial Endowment fund.
The book sale will be held on the third floor of the Library.
Wednesday, October 19 12-7 $2.00 at checkout
$2.00 per book
Thursday, October 20 12-7
Friday, October 21 12-5
Saturday, October 22 11-5
Sunday, October 23 1-3
Auction ends on Sunday, October 23
Half Price Sale Days
Wednesday, October 26 12-7
Thuraday, October 27 12-7
Friday, October 28 12-5
Saturday, October 29 11-5
Sunday, October 30 1-4
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
In August and September the library is hosting Freedom Isn’t Free, an art exhibit by painter Gloria Luna. The paintings included inthis inspirational exhibit will be accompanied by stories of survivors of war, those who grieve for lost lives, those suffering from PTSD, and of those who still fight.
A “meet-and-greet” reception for Luna will be held for Luna on Saturday, August 20 from 1 – 3 pm. The public is invited to this free event and encouraged to stop in to enjoy the diverse exhibit.
In August and September the library will also be hosting an exhibit of cross-stitch and similar handwork created by Marlou McCann and Lyla Boschee.
In October the library is hosting an art exhibit by Studio 706 Artists’ Guild. The exhibit will include a variety of mediums: paintings in both oil and acrylic; drawings, sculptures, assorted 3-dimensional pieces, and photographs.
Studio 706, a nonprofit artist’s guild, was founded in 1997 to promote fine art, expose the community to local artists, teach and enrich local artists, and provide scholarships. The guild offers classes, mentoring, studio privileges, and exhibition opportunities to artists working in a variety of media. In addition it provides scholarships to Cascade County high school seniors planning to pursue art studies in college. In 2008, Studio 706 awarded $1500 in college scholarships. This money is primarily raised from the Guild’s art sales. Membership to the Guild is open at a nominal cost. For more information on the guild, call 452-5771.
GFPL Book Clubs
Page Forward Saturdays begins on Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am, with a discussion of Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. This group, which meets on the second Saturday of each month September through June, discusses books by Montana authors and/or books that are about or set in Montana.
Page Forward Tuesdays begins on Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 pm, with a discussion of Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck. This eclectic group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month September through May.
The Great Falls Public Library’s Seed Exchange is hosting a seasonal class, Seed Saving, on Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 pm. This class, which is free and open to the public, will be presented by Jacob Cowgill, owner of Prairie Heritage Farm in Power. This farm is known for its organic growing methods. It is also a member of the Triple Divide Seeds Co-op, which offers seeds to Western and North Central Montana gardeners. Cowgill will introduce basic seed-saving techniques that include collection and cleaning methods for both dry-seeded and wet-vegetable crops such as tomatoes and lettuce and the use everyday tools in this process. For more information call 453-0349.