Military Finances Workshop
The Great Falls Public Library and Rural Dynamics, Inc. are proud to offer a financial training session specifically designed for military families on Thursday, June 2, from 6:30 – 8 pm at the library. The Military Finances workshop is free, but a RSVP is required. This workshop is open to active military, veterans, reserves, national guard, and the families of these individuals.
Summer Red of Rural Dynamics, Inc. will cover smart spending and credit from a uniquely military perspective. Dinner will be provided.
To RSVP, call Jude Smith at the Great Falls Public Library, 406 453-0349.
The World in which We Live
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a three part film series on Thursdays beginning in May. These documentary films are from the library of P.O.V. (Point Of View), a PBS subsidiary. The films are entertaining as well as socially relevant. These screenings are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 26, 7:00 pm
Special Flight is a dramatic account of the plight of undocumented foreigners at the Frambois detention center in Geneva, Switzerland, and of the wardens who struggle to reconcile humane values with the harsh realities of a strict deportation system. The film, made in Switzerland, is a heart-wrenching exposé of the contradictions between the country's compassionate social policies and the intractability of its immigration laws.
Thursday, June 2, 7:00 pm
My Way to Olympia Who better to cover the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, than Niko von Glasow, the world's best-known disabled filmmaker? Born with severely shortened arms, von Glasow serves as an endearing guide to London's Paralympics competition in My Way to Olympia. Official Selection of the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.
Thursday, June 23, 7:00 pm
Soldiers of Conscience When is it right to kill? In the midst of war, is it right to refuse? Eight U.S. soldiers today, some who killed and some who said no, reveal their inner moral dilemmas in Soldiers of Conscience. Made with official permission of the U.S. Army, the film transcends politics to explore the tension between spiritual values and military orders. The film follows the stories of both conscientious objectors and those who criticize them. Through this clash of views, the film discovers a surprising common ground: all soldiers are "soldiers of conscience," torn between the demands of duty and the call of conscience.
Thursday, June 30, 7:00 pm
Cutie and the Boxer The Academy Award®-nominated Cutie and the Boxer is a moving account of the chaotic and unconventional 40-year love affair and creative partnership between action painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko, also an artist. Ushio, who punches canvases with paint-laden gloves, is famous in Japan and in Manhattan’s art circles, yet wider recognition has eluded him. Noriko, 21 years his junior, put her artistic ambitions on hold to be a wife and mother — and an assistant to her demanding husband. Winner, Directing Award: U.S. Documentary, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
The Skinny Wallet
The Great Falls Public Library and Rural Dynamics are co-sponsoring a 12-part workshop series covering all aspects of financial literacy. Classes are highly interactive, engaging, and lots of fun. Bring your questions and lots of enthusiasm as you learn to get the most out of your money!
Classes will be held at the Great Falls Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month .
Realistic Resolutions (January) – Start your new year right with S.M.A.R.T. resolutions that will help you make lasting and meaningful changes in your life!
Get the Most Out of Your Refund (February) – It’s tax season! Learn how to get your taxes done for free, then get the most out of your refund with smart planning.
The Future Starts Now (March) – As spring dawns, it’s the perfect time to learn everything you need for a successful future. Maximize your savings with savings plans and long-term goal setting!
Make the Most out of Your Money (April) – How’s your spending? If you’ve ever felt like you didn’t have enough money to pay your bills, this class will teach you how to stretch your dollar to cover all of your costs!
Travel on a Dime (May) – Getting ready for a vacation? Learn all the tips and tricks to slash travel costs, with lots of examples of little-known low-cost destinations!
Protect Your Assets (June) – Do you know what to do if your identity is stolen? What if you lose everything in a fire? This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about protecting your assets!
The Rules of Retirement (July) – Learn everything you need to know about retirement, in one of the most important workshops of the year! We’ll be covering retirement plans, what’s going on with Social Security, and how investing works.
Credit 101 (August) – How’s your credit? This workshop will teach you what credit is, why it’s important, and innovative ways to build great credit.
How to Fix Your Credit (September) – Do you have bad credit? Learn everything you need to know about what credit scores are and how to make your score better.
Teach Your Kids about Money (October) – Help your kids build a strong financial foundations with these innovative ways to teach your kids about money!
Smarter Spending for the Holidays (November) – It’s holiday season! Save time and money with smarter spending. Learn all the ways that stores try to trick you into spending more and avoid the holiday spending trap with creative present ideas!
Defeating Debt with Snowballing (December) – Are you drowning in debt? Learn how to get above water with powerful debt repayment strategies!