The Great Falls Public Library’s Brown Bag Lunch series continues on Wednesdays at noon in

August in the Library Park.  We will move indoors in case of inclement weather. 


August 3         Playing History.  It’s Not Just About Wargames:

A demonstration and discussion of history-based games with Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous Director Jeff Watson.  GF Gaming Rendezvous is a non-profit organization committed to foster community through gaming and a celebration of pop culture. They sponsor the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous Arts & Sciences Scholarship at UGF.


August 10       Open Your Heart, Awaken Your Soul!

Janine Tillman, a Licensed Clinical Counselor, introduces the work of Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha and his breakthrough healing modality, Soul Healing, which utilizes mantras at its core.  Since becoming involved in this practice, which turned her own chronic health issues around, Tillman has become a Divine Channel and Worldwide Representative of Master Sha.  She will introduce Soul Power and share a simple mantra with the power to transform you and your life.


Typically, most mantras are sounds and syllables whose true value lies in their vibrational quality more than in any meaning that humans, society, culture, or civilization has placed on them over the last few thousand years.  Functioning on vibrational and energetic levels mantras can help you access deeper states of consciousness, creativity, well-being, and healing.  Throughout history chanting mantras has been a powerful method for healing, transformation, and spiritual development and is widely used by millions today for these purposes

 August 17       Playing Fiction.  It’s Not Just about Dungeons and Dragons

Jeff Watson, Gaming Director of Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, will demonstrate and discuss fantasy and science fiction-based games.


August 24       The Skinny Wallet: an Open Forum Question and Answer Session

Summer Red of Rural Dynamics will lead a Q & A on all things financial.  Bring your lunch and financial questions.


Seeds and More Field Trip

The Great Falls Public Library’s Seed Exchange is hosting a field trip to the Prairie Heritage Farm in Power on Tuesday, August 23. Participants will meet at the library at 1:00 pm before driving to the farm in a convoy, as individuals will need to drive their own vehicles.Jacob and Courtney Cowgill, Prairie Heritage Farm’s owners, will lead a hands-on tour of their organic farm to learn how seeds are harvested and saved.  For more information on this event, please call 453-0349.




The Great Falls Public Library is partnering with University of Great Falls to present a five-part series of lectures and discussions in September and October.  These programs are free and open to the public and will be held at the library.  The schedule follows:


Thursday, September 15, 7:00 pm

Applying Psychology to Life: what a drooling dog taught us about advertising, phobias, and more with Associate Professor of Psychology Robert Packer


Thursday, September 29, 7:00 pm

What’s Chaucer Got to Do with It? with Joseph Nelson, Professor of English


Thursday, October 6, 7:00 pm

Go Figure: Metaphor and Figurative Language in Poetry, Prose, and Politics

With Professor of English Curt Bobbitt


Thursday, October 20, 7:00 pm

It Didn’t Happen That Way! History and Theatrical “Truth”

with Michael Gilboe, Director of Performing Arts


Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm

The Foundations of Spirituality with Dan McGuire, Professor of Theology       






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