Black Heritage Evening:

Celebrating African American Culture, History & Cuisine


The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a Black Heritage Evening on Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m.  This free program, where everyone is welcome, is co-sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library and the Alma Smith Jacobs foundation. It celebrates Black History Month and the Heritage of Great Falls’ black community.  It features culture, history, and cuisine.  The event also honors the life of Great Fall Librarian and Community Leader Alma Smith Jacobs.

 A variety of speakers and performers will include Kathy Reed, Mayor Bob Kelly, Bob Harris, Ken Robison, Principle Speaker Susan Wolff, Alexander Temple Saints Dancers, Christell Benson & the Great Falls Community Gospel Choir, Rev. Anna Clark, Rev. Philip Caldwell, and a sampling of Soul Food.

 Attendees are encouraged to bring food donations for the Great Falls Community Food Bank.

 Also in observance of Black Heritage Month, the Great Falls Public Library’s February TEDxGreatFallsLibrary talks will feature selections celebrating Black History Month.


BookClub Kits for Checkout!

The Great Falls Public Library is offering book discussion kits for checkout.  These kits contain 10 books per kit, along with discussion guides and information on starting and maintaining book discussion groups and clubs.The kits may be checked out for 45 days, with renewal if needed.  Late fees are $ .10 /day.  A kit may also be reserved if it is in use, for future check out.Currently, the library has 14 titles for checkout.  As the kits grow in popularity, additional titles may be added. The current titles are:

  • Stones from the River
  • We Were the Mulvaneys
  • Same Kind of Different as Me
  • Swan Peak
  • The Hobbit
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Language of Life
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Dreams of My Father
  • Dead Man Walking
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • True History of the Kelly Gang
  • Goodbye Wifes and Daughters
  • Lonesome Dove
  • Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  • Gone Girl
  • My Antonia
  • Thirteenth Tale
  • Dirt Work
  • The Art of Fielding
  • Night Circus
  • Hattie Ever After
  • People of the Book
  • Book Thief
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