Upcoming Events @ GFPL

Current and future events @ your public library All events are FREE and open to the public.

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The Great Falls Public Library will be going out into the community to encourage folks to sign up for library cards-dates and locations to be determined

Banned Book Read-Aloud and Trivia Night September 24, 7pm

Bring your favorite banned book, share your favorite passages, and then gather your team for some banned book trivia and win banned book-themed prizes

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September 25 5pm-8pm
Book Launch Party with Richard Fifield

Longtime memoir instructor and novelist Richard Fifield of Missoula is curating the anthology, entitled “We Leave The Flowers Where They Are,” named after a line in the single poem included in the book. Fifield is the author of The Flood Girls (Simon & Schuster, 2016) and The Small Crimes Of Tiffany Templeton (Penguin, Spring 2020).

A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit two nonprofit organizations — Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), an arts nonprofit based in Missoula, and Humanities Montana, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) with offices around the state.

Six bookstores known for their community involvement will exclusively sell the book at their retail locations- Cassiopeia Books of Great Falls has been selected as one of the retailers.

The Great Falls Public Library will be host to the book launching event for We Leave The Flowers Where They Grow. Richard Fifeild, along with some of the authors featured in the anthology, will be sharing stories and readings. Books will be available to purchase, and snacks and music will be part of the evening’s entertainment.

Haunted Montana with Ellen Baumler

Oct 1, 7pm

Take a spooky tour of the Treasure State with Author/Historian Ellen Baumler.

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BookCrafting

September 28, 11am-12:30pm


Recycle, upcycle, make it and take it! We provide the books and instruction, you bring your creativity, let’s turn old books into new crafts! Every 4th Saturday of the month, from 11am-12:30pm @ your library

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Presents Love That Dog; Oct 5, 1pm

What was up with the snowywoods poem we read today? Why doesn’t a person just keep going if he has so many miles to go before he sleeps?”

In Love that Dog, a one-person play adapted from the book by Sharon Creech, a young student ruminates on the confusing, pointless nature of poetry and the complete impossibility of a person writing their own poems. But, slowly, over the course of this 50 minute play, a young poet emerges with the help of a teacher, a pencil, some yellow paper, and, of course, a dog.

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Informed Citizen Series: What Happened to the News? with Dennis Swibold at Enbar

Oct 3, 7 pm

The Great Falls Public Library and Enbar are teaming up to bring you the latest news on fake news. Never has so much news been available. The trick is knowing how to find it—and how to judge its credibility. This program—presented by a veteran journalist, author and educator—takes listeners behind the curtain to reveal how the news is made and explain the revolutionary changes facing today’s fast-paced news media. It also offers citizens tools and techniques for staying well-informed amid the virtual blizzard of information—and for participating directly in the civic debates crucial to their communities, state and nation.

Informed Citizen Series: Newstrition with Courtney Cowgill

Oct 10, 7pm at Enbar

The Great Falls Public Library and Enbar continue their teamup to bring you up to date on news. Carrots and journalism have more in common than you might think. Cowgill shares what she’s learned after 20 years in the media and 10 years of farming—when it comes to feeding themselves with either food or information, people will support something they can trust. In an era of fake news and fake food, trust is waning. Local news and local food offer some important lessons on what to do about it.

Informed Citizen Series: Panel Discussion

Oct 16, 7pm

Join members of Great Falls’ journalistic organizations while they tell their own stories of how they collect the news they pass on to us, followed by a question and answer period.

Book Crafting

Oct 26, 11am-1pm

Recycle, upcycle, make it and take it! We provide the books and instruction, you bring your creativity, let’s turn old books into new crafts! Every 4th Saturday of the month, from 11am-1pm @ your library.