Get, Stay, and Live Well
The Great Falls Public Library is co-sponsoring a free, three-part series of health programs with Walgreens on Wednesday afternoons in June. Even though these programs are geared towards health concerns of senior citizens, the public is invited to attend as the information can benefit anyone.
Wednesday, June 10, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Heart and Vascular Health
Wednesday, June 17, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Diabetes Management, Nutrition, and Exercise
Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Medication Safety and Polypharmacy (Managing multiple medications)
Book Tasting Party
Come to the Great Falls Public Library anytime in June to pick up your “blind date”. You will choose an undisclosed, wrapped book with a book tasting menu inside. Read this book and come back to the library on Thursday, July 23, 7:00 PM, to join other party-goers and discuss your “date” at the book tasting party. Light refreshments will be served. The library’s Page Forward Book Discussion groups are hosting this event. For more information call 453-0349.
Page Forward Book Discussion Groups
The Great Falls Public Library’s Page Forward Saturdays Book Discussion Group will discuss the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Great Falls Author Jamie Ford on Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. This group meets on the second Saturday of each month. It features books by Montana authors or about Montana. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is historical fiction. It is a story about the love and friendship between Henry Lee, a Chinese American boy, and Keiko Okabe, a Japanese American girl, during the internment in World War II. The novel received high critical and popular acclaim.
Page Forward Tuesdays will discuss White Teet by Zadie Smith on Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 p.m. It meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. It offers “fiction for fun” reads. White Teet is a 2000 novel that focuses on the later lives of two wartime friends—the Bangladeshi Samad Iqbal and the Englishman Archie Jones—and their families in London.
The book won multiple honours, including the 2000 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the 2000 Whitbread Book Award in category best first novel, the Guardian First Book Award, the Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize, and the Betty Trask Award. Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.