Upcoming Events

Montana Rep Production

Montana Repertory Theatre Outreach will return to the Great Falls Public Library on Thursday, October 12 7:00 pm, with a free performance of Raised in the Saddle: The Phantasmagorical Journey of a Future Rodeo Queen written by Montana Rep alumni Jay Kettering.  This performance is sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation.

Told in under 55 minutes, this comedy rolls across the Big Sky state via steam locomotive, following teenage cowgirl Alice Greenough as she encounters a who’s-who list of famous Montanans. Alice will need that ‘iron will’ she’s known for, because this train ride will prove every bit as exciting and challenging as sticking to the 1,200 pounds of buckin’, snortin’, and kickin’ muscle that’s waiting to greet her at her first rodeo competition!



Art @ the Library

 In October the library is hosting an art exhibit by Studio 706 Artists’ Guild.  The exhibit will include a variety of mediums: paintings in both oil and acrylic; drawings, sculptures, assorted 3-dimensional pieces, and photographs.

Studio 706, a nonprofit artist’s guild, was founded in 1997 to promote fine art, expose the community to local artists, teach and enrich local artists, and provide scholarships.  The guild offers classes, mentoring, studio privileges, and exhibition opportunities to artists working in a variety of media.  In addition it provides scholarships to Cascade County high school seniors planning to pursue art studies in college.  In 2008, Studio 706 awarded $1500 in college scholarships.  This money is primarily raised from the Guild’s art sales.  Membership to the Guild is open at a nominal cost.  For more information call 452-5771.


Using the Years Writing Class @ GFPL

Great Falls, Montana – The Great Falls Public Library is sponsoring a six-part writing series on Wednesday afternoons at the library September 20 – October 25.  The class will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 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 10.

 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.

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 14, 7:00 pm

Tasmania with Sheila Rice


Thursday, September 21, 7:00 pm

Croatia with Tamara Heiser


Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm

Argentina with Nate Stevens

Art @ the Library

 In September the Library is hosts the photography of former GFPL Director Jim Heckel.  His work is a pictorial record of many of his travels around the world. Local potter Lydia Knowles will also have a variety of her work at the library in September.  Both exhibits continue through the month.

On Thursday, September 7, 7:00 pm, Heckel will give a talk, What Makes a Good Photograph, to accompany his exhibit.  This talk will be in the Gallery area of the library and is free and open to the public.