Upcoming Events



The Great Falls Public Library’s annual Music in the Library Park series returns this summer with nine unique programs spread over the months of June through September.  Music shows are on Tuesday evenings in the beautiful Library Park.  The show will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.  These shows are free and open to the public. This series is sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation.


July 24 , 7:00 pm

Gipsy – Alt Rock & Folk, Acoustic


August 7, 7:00 pm

You Knew Me When – Alt Rock Duo from Colorado


August 14

6:00 pm

Annual Library Picnic Sponsored by the Friends of GFPL

Free to the Public


7:00 pm

Wylie & the Wild West – Country


August 21, 7:00 pm

John Floradis– World Renowned Guitarist from Missoula


August 28 – 7:00 pm

Rocky Mountain Celtic with Wilson & Mckee

Award-winning Celtic Duo from Colorado

Using the Years Writing Class @ GFPL

The Great Falls Public Library is sponsoring a writing series Using the Years Writing Workshop for Older Adults on Tuesday afternoons at the library from September 18 through October 23.  The class will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  The cost for the class is $20 and pre-registration is required. Payment is due to the instructor, Jenny Kunka, at the time of the class.  No fees will be collected prior to classes.

Those interested in attending can pre-register at the library at the second floor Information Desk or by calling 453-0349.  You can also register by calling the instructor, Jenny Kunka at 396-1398. Attendance will be capped at 12 If you are interested in attending but missed the first two classes, call Ms. Kunka at 396-1398 about taking the October portion of the series.

Freelance writer for the Great Falls Tribune Jenny Kunka will be teaching the class.  Her work has appeared in various publications and Montana magazines.  She has taught several Using the Years classes over the years.

If you have stories you’d like to record, memories you’ve always planned to put down on paper, experiences you want to share, this class is for you. Jenny will help students to focus and write snapshots from their lives.  There are no grammar or punctuation rules in this class, only the requirement that members listen to one another and respect the work of the other writers in the group.  Classes will include discussions on writing and issues inherent in writing about one’s own life and guided writing exercises and prompts.


Art @ the Library

 In August and September the library is hosting an exhibit of work by various members of the CMRussell Museum staff.  Expect a unique and eclectic show, which will include paintings, etchings, wood carvings, and a few surprises.


Community members are invited to the Great Falls Public Library’s annual summer picnic on Tuesday, August 14, at 6:00 pm.  This event is sponsored and hosted by the Friends of Great Falls Public Library.  It is our way of giving back to the community.  Picnic food will be served at this event that is free and open to the public. The picnic precedes a performance by Wylie and the Wild West for the Music in the Library Park series.


Armchair Traveler Series

The Great Falls Public Library is presenting a three-part Armchair Traveler Series on Thursday evenings in September.  This series is free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, September 13, 7:00 pm

Montana’s Sister State Kumamoto, Japan with Ian Marquand


Thursday, September 20, 7:00 pm

Ireland with Jim Heckel and Pam Smith


Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm

Travels Across Russia, Moscow to Vladivostok with Chuck Frey