Upcoming Events @ GFPL

February and March are packed full of entertaining and educational

events for all ages!

Nancy Thornton, author

Thursday, February 21, 7pm
“Writing Old News” will be the topic of a talk by Choteau author Nancy
Thornton at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Great Falls Public Library. Nancy
presents local history in a short story format that is readily accessible
to readers of the Choteau Acantha in her weekly column on “old
news.” Additionally, her columns have been gathered in two books,
“Tales from the Rocky Mountain Front” and “Tales from Montana’s
Teton County.”

University of Providence Theater Performance

Thursday, February 28, March 14, March 28, 7pm
Director Michael Gilboe of the University of Providence Theater Department has adapted three performances to be held at the Great Falls Public Library. Performed by both theater students and community theater members, these performances promise to make for an entertaining evening.

Great Falls Public Schools Artists Reception and Gallery First Friday Youth Artists Reception March 1, 4-6 pm

The collected and curated works of the art students of the Great Falls Public Schools will be on display in library gallery spaces from February 28 through March 27. A reception for the artists will be held on the first Friday of March in the foyer and fiction room of the library from 4pm to 6pm.

Poetry Slam

Saturday, March 9, 5pm
The first in a series of slams! Jeff Scolley will be reinvigorating our local poetry crowd. Doors open at 5pm, the slam starts at 5:30pm.

Friends of the Missouri Breaks

Thursday, March 21, 7pm
The Friends of the Missouri Breaks will share recreation,
history, and cultural information about the Upper Missouri
River Breaks National Monument and get us all excited about
getting outdoors!

Singer/Songwriter Almeda Bradshaw

Saturday, March 23, 3pm
Almeda Bradshaw is one of Montana’s talented Western
singer/songwriters. Her love and appreciation for the Western
way of life is expressed in heartfelt songs that give voice to
the westerner: cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers, farmers, and
A special children’s program will coincide with Almeda’s
concert! See children’s calendar for more information

Special Events from Youth Services

Feb 9th: Quidditch Tournament The cold weather kept too many folks home, so we are going to reschedule! Look for another Quidditch Tournament in early summer!

Read Across Cascade County

Saturday, March 2, ongoing
Celebrate Read Across Cascade County @ your Library and your City-County Health Department! The Youth Services Department will kick off the festivities with a birthday party for Dr. Seuss on Saturday, March 2 at 11am. Four classics by Dr. Seuss and four classic and contemporary best-sellers have been selected to compete in our Battle of the Books.
Share these amazing reads with your family at the Library or the City-County Health Department and vote for your favorites in person or via Facebook poll. We will announce the winner in early April!

Preschool Brain-building Expo

Saturday, March 9, 10am
The Early Childhood Coalition’s annual Preschool Brain Building Expo will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 10am to 12pm at Paris Gibson Education Center. This event is free and open to children 5 and under and their families. Youth Services staff will see you there with a great brain-building activity for kids 2 to 5 years old.
Evening Storytime for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years old will be held every Wednesday evening at 5:30. Baby and Toddler Time has been reformatted as Toddler Time with expanded ages served.
The age range for Toddler Time, which meets every Friday morning at 10:30am, will be expanded to birth to 2 ½ years old. New lap bounce content will be added to engage babies under 1 year old.
In response to patron feedback, Lego Club has been moved from every Thursday at 4:30pm to every Thursday at 4pm.