Great Falls Public Library

301 2nd Ave North
Great Falls, Montana 59401

Fax 406-453-0181

Fri, Sat 10am - 6pm
Tu-Th 10am - 8pm
Sun, Mon Closed



Sundays & Mondays                                 CLOSED          

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays   10 am- 8 pm

Fridays & Saturdays                                 10 am - 6 pm      


The Great Falls Public Library is seeking teams for the seventh annual Word Meister Contest scheduled for April 28. 

Participating is an opportunity for you and your organization to help out a vital service in our community, the Great Falls Community Food Bank, have fun, AND claim bragging rights for an entire year!  Form a three-member team and enter this friendly competition sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library.

 Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory.  Participants are asked to bring food donations for the food bank.  They will be given a special pass to be used in the competition for their donation of at least 15 food items.  The goal of each team is to pick the correct definition from three choices for the word selection it is given during each round.  The last team standing at the end of the evening is declared champion.

 To get more information or register, call Jude Smith at 454-0349, email her at

 Teams are limited to ten and registration should be in by no later than March 20, 2015.

Rules and Registration Form



Art @ the Library

 In February, the library hosts Alana Hastings, who will be displaying a collection of her watercolor and oil paintings.  Alana has been a painter for almost 40 years, using nature as one of her main inspirations.  Also on display will be the works of three local couples who are wood carvers, Ellen & Bob Martin, Leroy & Phyllis Weische, and Bud & Bonnie Talcott. Works will include a variety of styles and techniques including caricatures and the intricate Scandinavian technique of wood chipping.

 In March the library is hosting an art exhibit of works by students from the Great Falls Public schools in honor of Youth Art Month.  The exhibit will include works from elementary to high school students.  A reception, which will be free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, March 6, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served.

 Also in March, the Ladies of Hibernia will have a small exhibit of Irish memorabilia and photos, commemorating Irish American Heritage Month.


Little Free Libraries

Made possible by a grant from NeighborWorks Great Falls, funding from Friends of the Great Falls Public Library, hours of building and painting by numerous volunteers, and book donations from our community


Neighborhood Council #1                              Neighborhood Council #6

Meadowlark Park                                               Sunnyside Park
2801 Fox Farm Road                                        1412 High Street

 Neighborhood Council #2                             Neighborhood Council #7

Rhodes Park                                                      Carter Park

812 Central Avenue West                                  611 3rd Street South

 Neighborhood Council #3                             Neighborhood Council #8

Jaycee Park                                                        North Kiwanis

225 23rd Avenue Northeast                               509 23rd Street North

 Neighborhood Council #4                             Neighborhood Council #9

Heren Park                                                         Lion’s Park

4415 4th Avenue North                                      2701 10th Avenue South

 Neighborhood Council #5

Russell Park

3333 17th Avenue  South

  Using the Years For Beginners

 The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a six-part writing workshop designed for the novice memoir writer, Using the Years for Beginners.  It runs on through February 26 -April 2 from 1 – 3 p.m. 

 This series is free and open to the public.  Attendance is capped at 10 and registration is required.  You can register by phoning 453-0349 or by stopping into the library.

 These workshops are led by Jenny Kunka, who has been a freelance writer for 14 years.  In addition to regular work for the Great Falls Tribune, her articles have appears in Montana Magazine, The Empire Builder magazine, the River’s Edge, and other area publications.  For well over 14 years, Ms. Kunka has been studying and practicing the craft of writing fiction and poetry.  She comes to this class as a facilitator and fellow learner.




Explore, Discover, Connect:

An Evening of TED Talks and Lively Discussion


TEDxGreatFallsLibrary continues  on Tuesday March 17, 7:00 pm.  This program is free and open to the public.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference

bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.   TED has created a program called TEDx.  TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  TEDxGreatFallsLibrary is an independently organized event licensed by TED.  This event continues on the third Tuesday of each month.  Each month we will show several TED Talks videos featuring experts in their fields sharing cutting edge ideas, innovation, and progressive ways of applying expertise for the betterment of society.  A lively discussion will follow.  March’s selections are:

A Tool to Fix One of the Most Dangerous Moments in Surgery by Nikolai Begg

A Warm Embrace that Saves Lives by Jane Chen

Simple Designs to Save a Life by Amy Smith

Metal That Breathes by Doris Kim Sung

The Cheap All-Terrain Wheelchair by Amos Winter

A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (it’s not what you think) by Hamish Jolly

For more information of this new event call the library by calling 453-0349.  Visit our Facebook page at and tweet us on Twitter at


Friends of the Great Falls Public Library Book Sale

 In preparation for the Friends of the Great Falls Public Library annual spring book sale, which takes place in May, the group is now accepting donations.  Donations may be brought into the library at any time during library hours.  The group is also holding Donation Days to accommodate larger donations and/or to provide assistance with donations.  If you choose to bring your items in on these days, you go to the alley entrance of the library.  For more information call 453-0349.

 The Donation Day schedule is as follows:

 Saturday, February 28                     10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, March 28                          10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, April 25                            10 am – 2 pm


All donations are appreciated, but the following will not be accepted:

 Magazines      Text Books     Encyclopedias            Condensed Reader’s Digests

                                                                                                        VHS Tapes     Audio Cassettes         Items in Poor Condition



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Great Falls Public Library | 301 2nd Ave North, Great Falls, Montana 59401
406-453-0349 | Fri, Sat 10am - 6pm | Tu-Th 10am - 8pm | Sun, Mon Closed

Great Falls Public Library