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March is Youth Art Month!

 In March Great Falls Public Library is hosting an art exhibit by students of Great Falls Public Schools.  This exhibit is in celebration of Youth Art Month.  The exhibit will feature a wide array of art, styles, and work of youth artists of all school ages.

 A reception in honor of this exhibit and the artists will be held on Friday, March 3, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Refreshments and live music performed by students will be featured.

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

In April the library is hosting an art exhibit featuring the work of the Art Association of Montana.  This eclectic group of artists will have work ranging from paintings to sculptures. A reception, that is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, April 6, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

 


 

Foreign and Independent Film Series

 The Great Falls Public Library’s Foreign and Independent Film Series continues on Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 pm. and Saturday, March 4,  2:00 pm.

 March’s selection is the Bulgarian, award-winning film The Lesson.  This film tells the story of an honest, hardworking teacher in a small Bulgarian town and her alcoholic husband, who has gotten them into huge debt, and the measures she must resort to in order to save them from ruin. This film contains adult situations.

 The featured short is Crooked Candy. 

 Films will be shown each month on the first Wednesday and the following Saturday.  The series, which runs October through June, is free and open to the public.  Be forewarned, some films may contain strong language or adult situations.  They are not rated by MPAA but in our brochures we have tried to indicate content.  Brochures are available at the library.

 

 

Book Discussion Groups

 

The OpenBooks Discussion Series, which runs October – May, continues on Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library with a discussion of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning Empire Falls by Richard Russo.  These discussions, sponsored the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public.   Discussions are facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant. For more information on this series call 453-0349.

 Page Forward Saturdays will discuss English Creek by Ivan Doig on Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.  This group meets on the second Saturday of each month.  It features books by Montana authors or about Montana.

 Page Forward Tuesdays will discuss Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein on Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.  It meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Like the OpenBook group, it offers an eclectic selection of books for discussion.

 

You may attend any and all of the discussions for each of these groups.  Books are available at the library three weeks prior to each meeting. You will need a library card to check a book out whether you attend the discussion or just read the book.  Schedules, which include upcoming book choices, are available at the library.  For more information on any of these groups call 453-0349.

 

 

April Book Groups

 

The OpenBooks Discussion Series, which runs October – May, continues on Thursday, April 6, at 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library with a discussion of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.  These discussions, sponsored the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public.   Discussions are facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant. For more information on this series call 453-0349.


 Page Forward Saturdays will discuss The Wild Inside by Christine Carbo on Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.  This group 

meets on thesecond Saturday of each month.  It features books by Montana authors or about Montana.

 Page Forward Tuesdays will discuss The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson on Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m.  It meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Like the OpenBook group, it offers an eclectic selection of books for discussion.

 

You may attend any and all of the discussions for each of these groups.  Books are available at the library three weeks prior to each meeting. You will need a library card to check a book out whether you attend the discussion or just read the book.  Schedules, which include upcoming book choices, are available at the library.  For more information on any of these groups call 453-0349.

 

 

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