Upcoming Events


Summer Music Series


Join us in the Library Park on Tuesdays.  If the weather’s bad we’ll move indoors. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the GFPL Foundation,

Mike McNulty                July 18, 7:00 PM

Singer/songwriter McNulty offers original and cover tunes in a blend of musical flavors from the 50s and 60s rock to country to folk.

Windy Ridge                  July 25, 7:00 PM

Local favorites, the fun-loving Windy Ridge returns to play a mix of country,

bluegrass, and gospel.

Rocky Mountain Celtic       August 8, 7:00 PM

Internationally celebrated Celtic Musicians Kim McKee and Ken Willson return to entertain with original and traditional tunes.  Follows the annual picnic.

Impromptu                    August 15, 7:00 PM

This local six-piece band, whose bread and butter is jazz standards, returns, playing jazz standards from the 1920s to the 1990s.

David Smith                  August 22, 7:00 PM

David Smith has played with musicians such as Keb’ Mo’ and Mary Gauthier and his songs have been featured on national TV.  David has multi-recordings under his belt and gets rave reviews from everyone who hears him.

Jeni Dodd                     August 29, 7:00 PM

Jeni, who currently plays with the with Rick Tyron in the duo Double Down, brings another season to completion with her renderings of original and cover folk and country tunes.


Book Tasting Party

Come to the Great Falls Public Library anytime in June to pick up your “blind date”.  You will choose an undisclosed, wrapped book with a book tasting menu inside.  Read this book and come back to the library on Thursday, July 13, 7:00 PM, to join other party-goers and discuss your “date” at the book tasting party.  Light refreshments will be served.  The library’s Page Forward Book Discussion groups are hosting this event.  For more information call 453-0349.


Summer Reading 2017!

The Great Falls Public Library Youth Services Department is thrilled to announce that our Summer Reading Program will begin on Saturday, June 10th and conclude on Saturday, August 12th.  Our Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World.  We look forward to bringing exciting free events to kids and teens from birth to 18 years and their families all summer long!  Please see your library staff for all the details.


The Great Falls Public Library Youth Services Department and local artist Alma Winberry invite kids age 5 to 18 to participate in the Crystal Castle Treasure Hunt.  This fantasy- and geology-themed invent will send young people on a new quest for information in the library and online each week and reward them for successful searches with unique and precious prizes.  The Crystal Castle Treasure Hunt will begin with a kick-off party on Friday, June 16th from 4:00 to 5:00pm in the Cordingley Room, and conclude with an exclusive hunt for real treasures for those who have completed the weekly challenges on Friday, August 18th from 4:00 to 5:00pm.


The Great Falls Public Library invites you to check out our One Book, One Community read, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.  Told from the perspective of 12-year-old basketball player Josh, this novel in poems won the Newbery Award in 2015. It is recommended for readers age 8 and up. The Kids’ Place will give away a limited number of copies of this book starting in mid-June (one per family, please).  We will meet to discuss and to perform our favorite poems from this exceptional book on Saturday, August 5th from 4:30 to 5:30pm.


The Great Falls Public Library Youth Services Department is excited to announce two Junior Book Tasting programs for kids ages 4 to 9 and their families, one on Saturday, July 8th and the other on Saturday, July 29th, both from 2:00 to 3:00pm.  Before the program, kids are invited to check out a surprise award-winning picture book wrapped in craft paper from Kids’ Place, read it, and then discuss their opinions with their peers at these unique book club programs.  We hope to see you there!

Brown Bag Lunch Talks


The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a three-part Brown Bag Lunch Series on Thursdays in August that is free and open to the public.  These talks will be held in the Library Park, directly behind the library.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lunches.


This series is geared towards but not limited to issues affecting senior citizens.  The programs’ content is helpful for anyone, but especially seniors, family members of seniors, and caretakers.  For more information call 453-0349.


Thursday, August 10

Senior Living Options…What are the Differences?

with Eric Spragg of Brookdale Senior Living


Thursday, August 17

Dementia: Every Person’s Guide

with Eric Spragg of Brookdale Senior Living & Marlena Azure of Highgate Senior Living


Thursday, August 24

Reverse Mortgages

with Terry Graham of Mann Mortgage