Upcoming Events

Library Closures

The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, in honor of Christmas. It will also be closed on Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1, 2018, in honor of New Year’s Day.


Art @ the Library

Visit the Great Falls Public Library to view the Great Falls Photography Club’s exhibit. The group includes photographers of varying levels.  It will include a variety of photographs from a variety of photographers.  The exhibit will be up through the month of December.

Infant Movement & Brain Development

The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a free program, Infant Movement and Brain Development, with master teacher, somatic practitioner, and movement specialist Wendy Masterson on Saturday, December 2, 2:00 pm. With 35 years of experience, Masterson will teach how to support an infant’s brain development, self-awareness, and connection to others.  The presentation will include a lecture and simple movement.  Babies are welcome.


Seed Packaging Party

The Great Falls Public Library’s Seed Exchange is hosting a seed packaging party on Saturday, December 9, from 1 – 4 pm.  Volunteers are welcome.  This event is in preparation for the upcoming planting season.  Volunteers will divide bulk seeds into individual packets for Seed Exchange patrons when they begin planting for the 2018 growing season.  For more information call Alice Kestler at 453-0349.


OpenBooks Discussion

The OpenBooks Discussion Series, which runs October – May, continues on Thursday, December 14, at 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library.  Discussions are held on the first Thursday of each month. These discussions, sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public.  You may attend any and all of the discussions.  Books are available at the library three weeks prior to each meeting. You will need a library card to check a book out whether you attend the discussion or just read the book.  Discussions are facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant, a teacher at UGF. For more information on this series call 453-0349.

December’s selection is The Camel Bookmobile.   This novel follows an American librarian who travels to the arid bush of northeastern Kenya to give meaning to her life, but ultimately loses a piece of her heart.  This is a compelling novel that shows how one life can change many.


Holiday Film Screening

The Great Falls Public Library is screening a special Christmas film on Thursday, December 7, 7:00 pm.  This Sony classic, Golden Globe & Academy Award Nominee, will be shown free of charge and open to the public.  The film tells the true-life story of the spontaneous Christmas Eve for Scottish, French, and German troops in the trenches in World War 1.  Enemies leave their weapons behind for one night as they band together in brotherhood and forget about the brutalities of war.


This uplifting and free holiday event is sponsored by the GFPL Foundation.  Call 453-0349 for the film’s title or more information.

Page Forward Book Discussions


Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, December 9, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month.  This discussion group focuses on books by Montana authors, about Montana, or set in Montana.


December’s selection is Montana by Missoula Author Gwen Florio. Florio is a former reporter for the Missoulian. Her novel is a Montana murder mystery with a spunky journalist acting as a detective.


Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, December 26, 7:00 pm, and continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

December’s selection is H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald.  This book tells of how MacDonald grieves for her father who just died by training a goshawk.