Upcoming Events @ GFPL

The Great Falls Public Library is proud to announce that our Youth Services Librarian, Rae McFadden, and our program partner Conservatory ASL Northwest www.aslcan.com are the winners of the Montana Library Association Library Program of the Year for Bilingual Storytime. Bilingual Storytime is presented in American Sign Language and voiced in English. The Program of the Year Award is conferred on a single project, program, or innovation which demonstrates excellence.
The Great Falls Public Library and ASL-CAN started presenting Bilingual Storytime in January of 2020, moving the program online when in-person gatherings were no longer possible. A new Bilingual Storytime is uploaded to the library’s Youtube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place weekly on Tuesdays. Previous storytimes are available to watch any time.
 

Flu Clinic  

Great Falls Public Library, Basement Meeting Rooms
Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
301 2nd Avenue North, Great Falls, MT 59401

The Cascade City-County Health Department and Great Falls Public Library are partnering to hold an influenza immunization clinic.

Additional activities:

  • 10:30am: Story Time (age 2½ to 5 and families)

  • 11:30am: Slime and a Story (age 3 to 12)

  • 2:00pm: Donuts and Coffee (all ages)

  • COVID-19 vaccinations also available (age 12 and older)

Most major health insurances are accepted, however we are unable to accept Humana or Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage insurances. If you do not have insurance, you may pay by cash, credit, debit, or check – the standard dose flu vaccine is $40.00, and the higher dose vaccine is $80.00. However, no one will be denied a vaccine for inability to pay.

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations will also be available for ages 12 and older, including third doses or booster doses for eligible persons. To check if you are eligible, please see https://www.cascadecountymt.gov/462/COVID-19-Vaccination and click the red link to download a PDF with details.

We are excited to partner for these events, and we look forward to seeing our community members there!


Author Talk:  Ken Robison

October 28, 2021 6:00 pm
Great Falls Public Library, Cordingley Room
Local historian Ken Robison presents his latest book:  Cold War Montana:  From Stolen Secrets to the Ace in the Hole.

Building off the vital role that Great Falls played during World War II, our state became home to some of the most powerful nuclear missile systems in world.  Montana played an indispensable role in the war against Communism.  Montana native and Cold Warrior, Captain Ken Robison, weaves stories of his near thirty years naval service with that of other Montanans who served around the world in the struggle to contain and defeat Communism. 


 

Halloween Trick or Trick

October 30 from 3-5pm 318 Central Avenue 

The Great Falls Public Library is excited to announce our 4th annual participation in the Downtown Great Falls Association’s Safe Trick or Treat on the afternoon of Saturday, October 30 from 3-5pm. The Bookmobile will be parked in front of the Downtown Association’s office, located at 318 Central Avenue. Stop by for a sweet treat, to browse the books, and even sign up for a Library card! Visit our FAQ page to find out how to get a Library card: https://www.greatfallslibrary.org/f-a-q/


FLASHMOB SATURDAY

Great Falls Public Library Saturday Oct. 30, 2021 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm 

Great Falls High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) has chosen the Great Falls Public Library for their Flashmob Saturday on October 30th.  BPA is a business-oriented club at Great Falls High that has been showcasing local businesses for over a year through Flashmob Saturdays.  The students are Flashmob Shoppers! Students from BPA and the community will “mob” the Library to check out materials and get Library cards. 



November Programs:

Library Closures for November:  11th, 25th, 26th

The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on November 11 for Veterans Day.

The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on November 25 and 26 in observation of Thanksgiving.


AAUW Book Sale

Great Falls Public Library, 3rd Floor Book Room

Thursday November 4th:  10:00 to 7:00

Friday November 5th:  10:00 to 5:00

Saturday November 6th:  10:00 to 5:00

Wednesday November 10th:  10:00 to 7:00

Thursday November 11th:  CLOSED

Friday November 12th:  10:00 to 5:00 (1/2 price day)

Saturday November 13th:  10:00 to 5:00 (sack sale)

The Great Falls Public Library and the American Association of University Women-Great Falls are excited to announce the dates of their joint Used Book Sale!

The Great Falls branch of the AAUW supports both the Great Falls Public Library and the Weaver Library at Great Falls College-MSU, along with many other community activities and organizations, including the H.A.N.D.S. program that provides before- and after-school care for elementary students at area schools.


Art in the Library Studio 706.

In November and December, the Great Falls Public Library is hosting select work of artists from Studio 706 Artists Guild.  



Book Clubs


Open Books:   November 4, 2021 7:00 pm 
Discussing Euphoria by Lily King

Page Forward Saturday:  November 13, 2021 10:00 am 
Discussing Cold Country by Russell Rowland

Book Club Confidential:  November 18, 2021 4:30 pm
Discussing Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Page Forward Tuesday:  November 23, 2021 7:00 pm
Discussing Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult




YOUTH SERVICES 

Storytime

Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 (November 3, 4, 10, 17, 18, and 24)

Storytime for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years in the Cordingley Room (basement)

November’s theme is Feelings.

Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us face-to-face at the Great Falls Public Library to build early literacy skills with songs, movement, and a great story.  

Toddler Time

Friday mornings at 10:30 (November 5, 12, 19)

Toddler Time for babies and toddlers birth to 2 ½

November’s theme is Family.

Babies, toddlers, and their families are invited to join us face-to-face at the Great Falls Public Library to build early literacy skills with songs, lap bounces, and a great story.  

Storytime Live on Facebook

Wednesday mornings at 9:30 on Facebook (November 3, 10, 17, and 24)
Storytime Live on Facebook for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years
November’s theme is Feelings.

Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us on the Great Falls Public Library’s Facebook page to build early literacy skills with songs, movement, and a great story.  
Watch the recording available on our YouTube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!, available the following Thursday morning at 7am.

Saturday, November 6, 1:00-2:00

Dumbledore’s Army: Wizard Spa-Chocolate Frog Jelly Soap and Hogwarts House Cauldron Bath Bombs for ages 8-18

Cordingley Room (basement)

Attention Harry Potter fans: Dumbledore’s Army is back! Fans 8-18 are invited to join us on the first Saturday of the month for Harry Potter-themed crafts and games.  

Saturday, November 6 and 13, 3:00-5:30

Dungeons & Dragons-Fall Campaign for ages 10-16

Cordingley Room (basement) 

We are sorry that we are too full to accept new adventurers for the fall campaign. Contact Rae at rmcfadden@greatfallslibrary.org or (406) 453-0349, ext. 215 to sign up for our next campaign, tentatively scheduled to start in March, 2022!

Saturday, November 13, 1:00-2:00

Pumpkin Spice Everything: Tea, Bath Bombs, and Sugar Scrub-Teen DIY for ages 12-18

Cordingley Room (basement) 

Create something that is perfect for you, or make a gift for a friend. We provide the supplies-you provide the creativity!

Teens 12-18 only, please.

Saturday, November 20, 1:00-2:00

Make Your Own Makeup: Lip Gloss and Highlighter-Teen DIY for ages 12-18

Cordingley Room (basement) 

Create something that is perfect for you, or make a gift for a friend. We provide the supplies-you provide the creativity!

Teens 12-18 only, please.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge!

Help your little one get ready for school success with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge! Log your child’s reading using our ReadSquared App, our ReadSquared website below, or a paper log. Kids will be rewarded with a special sticker for every 100 books they read. Complete all 1000 and earn a free book! See Kids’ Place staff for more information.

Sign up here!

http://greatfallslibrary.readsquared.com/

Click here for more information about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten:

https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/



 
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Check out our YouTube Channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!, for a new Storytime video each week.
Please reach out to Youth Services staff with your questions: rmcfadden@greatfallslibrary.org or (406) 453-0349 ext. 215.
 

For online Kids programs, please click HERE

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