Somewhere in Montana
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting an evening with Bill Old Chief, author of Somewhere in Montana: A Spiritual Awakening in Blackfeet Country on Thursday, May 5, 7:00 pm. “The stories in this book are real stories that have shaped my life and focus of my future,” Old Chief has reflected. He promised readers they will laugh, cry and desire more in their lives when reading his work. Old Chief is now serving his second term as a member of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council. He is a veteran of both the army and the National Park Service.
Books will be available for purchase.
The Skinny Wallet
The Great Falls Public Library and Rural Dynamics are co-sponsoring a 12-part workshop series covering all aspects of financial literacy. Classes are highly interactive, engaging, and lots of fun. Bring your questions and lots of enthusiasm as you learn to get the most out of your money!
Classes will be held at the Great Falls Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month .
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting Summer Red from Rural Dynamics as she presents The Skinny Wallet on Tuesday, May 3, 5:30 pm at the library. Monthly installments of this ongoing series help to provide people with sound financial strategies. Come with questions and topics you would like to focus on. This program is free and open to the public.
Realistic Resolutions (January) – Start your new year right with S.M.A.R.T. resolutions that will help you make lasting and meaningful changes in your life!
Get the Most Out of Your Refund (February) – It’s tax season! Learn how to get your taxes done for free, then get the most out of your refund with smart planning.
The Future Starts Now (March) – As spring dawns, it’s the perfect time to learn everything you need for a successful future. Maximize your savings with savings plans and long-term goal setting!
Make the Most out of Your Money (April) – How’s your spending? If you’ve ever felt like you didn’t have enough money to pay your bills, this class will teach you how to stretch your dollar to cover all of your costs!
Travel on a Dime (May) – Getting ready for a vacation? Learn all the tips and tricks to slash travel costs, with lots of examples of little-known low-cost destinations!
Protect Your Assets (June) – Do you know what to do if your identity is stolen? What if you lose everything in a fire? This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about protecting your assets!
The Rules of Retirement (July) – Learn everything you need to know about retirement, in one of the most important workshops of the year! We’ll be covering retirement plans, what’s going on with Social Security, and how investing works.
Credit 101 (August) – How’s your credit? This workshop will teach you what credit is, why it’s important, and innovative ways to build great credit.
How to Fix Your Credit (September) – Do you have bad credit? Learn everything you need to know about what credit scores are and how to make your score better.
Teach Your Kids about Money (October) – Help your kids build a strong financial foundations with these innovative ways to teach your kids about money!
Smarter Spending for the Holidays (November) – It’s holiday season! Save time and money with smarter spending. Learn all the ways that stores try to trick you into spending more and avoid the holiday spending trap with creative present ideas!
Defeating Debt with Snowballing (December) – Are you drowning in debt? Learn how to get above water with powerful debt repayment strategies!
Explore, Discover, Connect:
An evening of TED Talks and Lively Discussion
TEDxGreatFallsLibrary concludes for the season on Tuesday May 17, 7:00 pm with Creativity. 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.
May’s selections for Creativity are
On Flow by Mihaly Csiksczent
Your Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert
My Year of Saying Yes to Everything by Shonda Rhimes
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/greatfallspubliclibrary and tweet us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GreatFallsLib.
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.
The Donation Day schedule is as follows:
Saturday, January 30 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, February 27 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, March 26 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, April 16 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, April 30
All donations are appreciated, but the following will not be accepted:
Condensed Reader’s Digests
Items in Poor Condition
For more information call 453-0349.