Great Falls Public Library


301 2nd Ave North
Great Falls, Montana 59401



406-453-0349
Fax 406-453-0181
questions@greatfallslibrary.org



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



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           Hours:

Sundays & Mondays                                 CLOSED          

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays   10 am- 8 pm

Fridays & Saturdays                                 10 am - 6 pm      
   

The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 4, in recognition of Election Day.  The library will also be closed on Tuesday, November 11, in recognition of Veterans’ Day.  Finally, the library will also be closed on November 27 and 28 in honor of Thanksgiving.


Book Sale!

BOOK SALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15.  Since 1959, the Great Falls Branch of the American Association of University Women Book Sale has provided funds to support local AAUW projects. For more information call 761-3212.
Week 1      Hardcovers $2 per book
Wednesday, Oct 15   Noon – 7:00pm    Early Bird Sale $2.00 admission
Thursday, Oct 16 Noon – 7:00pm
Friday, Oct 17  Noon – 5:00pm
Saturday, Oct 18  11am – 5pm
Week 2  Half Price Sale
Wednesday, Oct 22  Noon – 7:00pm
Thursday, Oct 23      Noon – 7:00pm
Friday, Oct 24  Noon – 5:00pm
Saturday, Oct 25  11am – pm
Location
Third Floor
Great Falls Public Library
301 2nd Ave N

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

 

 


 Art @ the Library

In October the Great Falls Public Library will host an exhibit featuring the work of the Studio 706 Artists’ Guild.  This exhibit will include paintings, drawings, photographs, and more.  A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, October 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  This reception is free and open to the public. 

 
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 on the guild, call 452-5771.
In November the exhibit featuring the work of the Studio 706 Artists’ Guild continues. This exhibit includes paintings, drawings, photographs, and more. It will be available to the public through the end of the month.

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 on the guild, call 452-5771.

For more information on the art exhibits call 453-0349.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 TEDxGreatFallsLibrary continues  on Tuesday October 21, 7:00 pm.  TEDxGreatFallsLibrary is an evening of TED Talks and lively discussion.  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.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, 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 will continue on the third Tuesday of each month.  Each month we will show three 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.
 
October’s selections are
 
How to truly listen by Evelyn Glennie                      How to use a paper towel by Joe Smith
How to tie your shoes by Terry Moore                     How to live to be 100+ by Dan Buettner
How to buy happiness by Michael Norton
 
According to event organizer Jude Smith, “TED Talks” will open up your mind, regardless of the topic.  I’ve found myself listening to various talks on subjects for which I thought I had no interest only to discover myself completely absorbed and inspired.  We are excited to have the opportunity to share these talks with the community in an effort to spark discussion and community in the most positive of ways.”
 
For more information of this new event check our website at www.greatfallslibrary.org or by calling 453-0349.  Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greatfallspubliclibraryand tweet us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GreatFallsLib.
About TEDx, x= independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.  These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = an independently organized TED event.  The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.  (These events are subject to certain rules and regulations developed by TED.)
About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.  Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.  The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mixture of topics.  Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.  TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler.  TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posed daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas.  TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the
TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDNews, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.
For more information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

 


  The Great Falls Public Library is re-instating bookmobile service for city stops effective July 16 thanks to a generous donation of $5000 from Barb Teberg and Bill Tacke of Great Falls. Teberg and Tacke believe the bookmobile is vital to our community and want to see it continue. The donated funds will keep the bookmobile running in the city through the end of the calendar year. It is the hope of the donors that others will step up and fund it through the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2015). You can see the current bookmobile schedule here. Kathy Mora, library director, said, “The generosity of the donors is amazing. We know how important the library is to the community and it’s wonderful that bookmobile service to the city will continue for this year.”

 Also, effective July 1, the following fee adjustments will be in effect:  Interlibrary Loans will be $3.00 per item requested; notary services will be $3.00 per transaction; and black and white computer printouts will be $0.15 per copy.

 

 

 

 

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