Book Discussion Groups
The OpenBooks discussion series, which runs October – May, concludes this season with a discussion on Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library. The featured book is Outlaw Tales of Montana by Gary Wilson. These discussions, which are sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public. Penny Hughes-Briant facilitates.
Page Forward Saturdays will discuss 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster on Saturday, May 12 10:00 am. This group, which meets on the second Saturday of each month, features books by Montana authors or about Montana.
Page Forward Tuesdays will discuss The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman on Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 pm in the Montana Room of the library.
Trees Hidden Gift– The Great Falls Public Library is hosting Montana author Dora Harmen Sealey, from Dutton, reading from and talking about her book Trees Hidden Gift on Thursday, May 3, 7 PM. This reading is free and open to the public. This book, a tribute to Dora’s parents and dedicated to her sister, is based on true life events. All ages are invited to attend as the book is appropriate and inspirational for both adults and children. Books will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author.
Missouri Breaks Monument: a Montana Treasure
Great Falls Public Library is hosting representatives from Friends of the Missouri River Breaks Monument on Thursday, May 24, 7 pm, to present a program on the Missouri River Breaks Monument. Friends of the Missouri River Breaks Monument is a nonprofit organization based in Helena. Its mission is to protect and advocate for responsible use of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, as well as to educate Montanans about the monument’s cultural, historical, and recreational significance. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 453-0349.
The Native American Diet: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting Native American elder Don Fish on Thursday, May 10, 7 PM. He will talk about the Native American diet, touching upon its history and tradition such as the reliance on plants; how the change from the traditional diet to the modern American diet has negatively impacted health; and the integration of the traditional diet into contemporary cuisine. This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation. For more information call 453-0349.
Library Book Sale
Whether you are looking for an inexpensive reference or literary gem, need a tried but true cookbook, are in the market for a recent best seller, be sure to stop into the library for the Friends annual spring book sale. The sale schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, May 16 4:00 – 7:00 pm Presale for members.
If you are not a member, you can attend by paying the annual dues of $15 and be among the first to find treasures among the bargains.
Thursday, May 17, 4:00 – 7:00 pm Free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Free and open to the public
Sunday, May 20, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Sack Sale Sunday
The Friends of Great Falls Public Library are a volunteer organization that supports the library through advocacy, volunteering, and fundraising. The book sale is their annual fundraising event. Proceeds from this sale benefit the library for projects the budget cannot cover. For more information call 453-0349.