Sundays & Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10 am- 8 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm
**Effective July 1, 2014 the Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Sundays and Mondays year around.
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
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
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.
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
3333 17th Avenue South
Celebrating Woman’s Suffrage
Continuing with the emphasis on the 100th anniversary of woman’s suffrage in the state, the library’s Brown Bag Lunch series presents three more programs about women’s lives on Thursdays at noon in the Library Park. These programs are free and open to the public.
Thursday, August 14, Noon
Women in the West with Jo Anne Church
UFG Professor Jo Anne Church will trace historical attitudes toward settling the West, the differences in men’s and women’s experiences. Because of the unique roles each gender had, where men found freedom, independence, and adventure, women found hardship, physical discomfort, and the reality of scraping a living off the land.
Thursday, August 21, Noon
Chainsaws, Charcoal, & Children: The Early Days of Women in the Forests
with Jane Weber
Cascade County Commissioner Jane Weber will talk about her experiences as a woman in the Forest Service (a definite minority at that time), earning her way up the ranks to become the Director of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.
Thursday, August 28, Noon
Native American Women with Deb Kottel
Local attorney and UGF Professor Kottel will talk about the historical experiences of American Indian women that have made them vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and how this impacts their well-being. She will also discuss abuse in home communities and the barriers and challenges facing Native women and girls.
Page Forward Saturday book discussion group continues on Saturday, August 9, at 10:00 am. This group meets on the second Saturday of each month. This discussion group continues to read books about and by Montana women in celebration of the 100th anniversary of woman’s suffrage in the state. This month’s discussion selection is Long Way Home by Flora Wong from Helena. In this book Wong tells the story of her childhood in China and her immigration to Montana. She describes the life she and her husband made in Helena.
Page Forward Tuesday book discussion group continues on Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00 pm. This group meets on the fourth Saturday of each month. August’s selection is The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. This thought provoking book boasts an exciting plot and historical reference.
Music in the Library Park
The Great Falls Public Library’s annual Music in the Library Park Series, which takes
place on Tuesday evenings (7:00) in the Library Park continues in August. These
programs are free and open to the public. This series is sponsored by the Great
Falls Public Library Foundation.
August 12, 7:00 Four Schillings Short
Back by popular demand, this duo plays music in styles that include Celtic, World, & Folk.
These modern day troubadours play a variety of instruments including sitar, guitar,
krumhorn, psaltery, dumbek, charango, bodhran, and more.
August 19, 7:00 We Ski Cousins
This local crowd pleasing duo known to many from their gigs up at Kings’
Hill, play contemporary acoustic rock.
August 26, 7:00 Jeni Dodd
Jeni closes out the series with old favorites and less well known tunes.
Art @ the Library
Alma Winberry’s eclectic art exhibit continues throughout the month of August at the Great Falls Public Library. Alma’s art is an eclectic blend of paintings, sculptures, and unique one-of-a-kind pieces. No medium is taboo to Alma, who uses recycled material to create some of her whimsical sculptures. In an exhibit by Alma you may see fabric art, paper sculptures, pieces made of old car doors, hats, paintings, and more. With Alma every exhibit is as unique as her art.
In September the library is hosting an art exhibit by painter Carol Spurgin. Carol will include paintings chronicling her various travels around the world, and will offer a contest to name locales depicted in 10 of her pieces. The winner will receive a free print of Carol’s work. Potter Alisa Hale will also be exhibiting her work during Sept. She creates functional pottery with unique touches.
An art reception for the artists will be held on Friday, September 5, from 4 – 6 pm. It is free and open to the public.