Montana Repertory Theatre Outreach will return to the Great Falls Public Library on Thursday, October 8, 7:00 pm, with a free performance of Growing Up in Wonderland, a modern take of the Alice in Wonderland tale, written by Jillian Campana. This performance is sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation.
Fourteen-year-old Alice does not want to be an adult, especially because she feels it is being forced upon her. When her older sister Lorina asks her to grow up she responds with, “Why would I want to do that?” Perhaps Alice is right. According to her, adulthood is boring, tedious, and unimaginative. But when she meets with a series of absurd characters at Lewis C. Wonder High School, she finds her maturity is tested and questions her sense of self. Perhaps an ability to deal with disappointment, sadness, and fear is just as important as retaining a youthful playfulness.
The Page Forward book discussion groups start the new season in September.
Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, September 12, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month. This discussion group features books by Montana authors only.
September's selection has been changed and will be" All But The Waltz" by
Mary Clearman Blew.
In language reminiscent of the wild beauty of Big Sky Country, Mary
Clearman Blew gives us a glimpse into the lives of her family as she
traces their connection to Montana’s natural and human landscape.
Beginning with her great-grandparents’ arrival in 1882 in Montana--still a
territory then--Blew relates the stories that make up her life.
Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 pm, and continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month. September’s selection is the Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Doerr has penned the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 pm, and
continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month. October´s selection is The Invention
of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
Armchair Traveler Series
The Great Falls Public Library Armchair Traveler Series continues on Thursday evenings in October. These free programs begin at 7:00 pm. The schedule is as follows:
Cuba Revisited After the Embargo with Kerry Callahan & Maureen Wicks
Long Distance Hut Hiking in the UK: 1000 Miles with Jim Boyle
Self-Contained Kayak Touring above the Arctic Circle in Canada with Jim Boyle
My Peace Corps Experience in Botswana with Sally Heard