Sundays & Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10 am- 8 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm
Show of Support
The Great Falls Public Library Foundation needs your vote. The Foundation is participating in the Not-For-Profit Facebook Contest sponsored by City Motor Company, which is its way of giving back to the community. This contest runs through the month of June. Participating local charitable organizations will be listed on City Motor Company’s Facebook page. City Motor will award $2000 to the organization that gets the most votes.
To vote for the Foundation go to www.facebook.com/CityMotorGM and click “Like” to like the page. In the “Photos” section click on the Vote For Your Favorite Charity album. Select the picture of the GFPL Foundation’s logo and “like” the photo. Each vote counts and voting can only be done from City Motor Company’s Facebook page.
The Great Falls Public Library Foundation supports the Great Falls Public Library in a variety of ways. It helps in the purchase of library materials and equipment, sponsors various youth programs and cultural events such as the Music in the Library Park, and aids in capital improvements that fall outside of regular funding.
A vote for the Foundation is a vote for the Great Falls Public Library. We thank you for your support.
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
Summer Reading Begins!
The Great Falls Public Library’s Youth Services Department announces the beginning of the Summer Reading Program for children through 18 years of age on June 16. The summer reading program includes a variety of special activities, programs and challenges for youth to encourage reading and literacy, and to promote the notion that reading is fun as well as educational. Participants are awarded for completion of reading challenges and are eligible for drawing prizes.
The program runs through the month of July. All activities and events are free. The June programs are listed below. Contact Youth Services Librarian Nola Huey for more information at 453-0349, and stop into the library for a detailed listing of the guidelines for each age group.
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.
A reception, which will be free and open to the public, will be held for Alma on Thursday, June 11, from 5 – 7 pm.
Explore, Discover, Connect:
An Evening of TED Talks and Lively Discussion
TEDxGreatFallsLibrary continues on Tuesday June 16, 7:00 pm with The Internet in Our Lives. This program is free and open to the public.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference
bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxGreatFallsLibrary is an independently organized event licensed by TED. This event continues on the third Tuesday of each month. Each month we will show several TED Talks videos featuring experts in their fields sharing cutting edge ideas, innovation, and progressive ways of applying expertise for the betterment of society. A lively discussion will follow.
June’s selections for The Internet in Our Lives are:
Connected, but alone? by Sherry Turkel
The price of shame by Monica Lewinsky
Don’t like clickbait? Don’t click by Sally Kohn
Let’s try emotional correctness by Sally Kohn
The Web as random acts of kindness by Jonathan Zittrain
For more information of this new event check our website at www.greatfallslibrary.org or by calling 453-0349. Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greatfallspubliclibrary and tweet us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GreatFallsLib.
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting Katie Gannon presenting a free program on Nepal on Thursday, June 4, 7:00 PM. Katie spent eight months of her sophomore year in college preparing for a 10-week internship with Himalayan Healthcare, a nonprofit serving the Dhading District of Nepal. Her plans of working in Nepalese villages over the summer were cancelled with the recent earthquakes striking Nepal though she still communicates with people living and working there. Her talk will cover the region’s history, post-earthquake life, and rebuilding measures.