Tricks of the Trade
The Great Falls Public Library is presenting the film screening of Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 pm. This program is free and open to the public.
Investment fraud affects thousands of Americans and accounts for billions in lost personal savings every year. Regardless of age, location, or circumstance, we are all at risk. This new documentary sponsored by AARP explores who is at risk and how influence tactics can leave even the savviest person in a psychological haze. The film offers real-life stories from victims and fraud criminals, experts in the study of fraud and persuasion, and interviews with fraud investigators and securities regulators.
For investors, knowledge is power – knowing how to protect yourself and your finances is vital when it comes to fraud. Armed with the right information, you keep control of your money.
Blackfeet World View
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting Darnell and Smokey Rides at the Door when they present Blackfeet World View on Thursday, May 14, at 7:00 pm. This program,which is free and open to the public, is part of the Humanities Montana Speakers’ Bureau.
These two South Piegan elders and traditionalists share the history of the South Piegan from their genesis stories through to their contemporary way of life. Audiences learn about the South Piegan origination stories, spirituality, language, songs, relationship to the cosmos, family dynamics, and role of arts and sciences in Indian life. These topics are melded together to give a greater appreciation of the Ampskapii Pukuni of Montana. The presentation captures a worldview expressed in modern context and explores where tradition meets technology, from "smoke signals to satellites."
Explore, Discover, Connect:
An Evening of TED Talks and Lively Discussion
TEDxGreatFallsLibrary continues on Tuesday May 19, 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.
May’s selections are:
How we can eat our landscapes by Pam Warhurst
How I fell in love with a fish by Dan Barber
A plant’s-eye view by Michael Pollan