BookClub Kits for Checkout!

The Great Falls Public Library is offering book discussion kits for checkout.  These kits contain 10 books per kit, along with discussion guides and information on starting and maintaining book discussion groups and clubs.The kits may be checked out for 45 days, with renewal if needed.  Late fees are $ .10 /day.  A kit may also be reserved if it is in use, for future check out.Currently, the library has 14 titles for checkout.  As the kits grow in popularity, additional titles may be added. The current titles are

Art of Fielding	           
Atlas Shrugged	           
The Bartender's Tale	   
Behind Every Man:  The Story of Nancy Cooper Russell	
Blind Justice	           
The Book Thief	           
Boys in the Boat	   
Dead Man Walking	   
Defending Jacob	           
Dirt Work	           
Dreams from My Father	   
Ender's Game	           
The Golem and the Jinni	   
Gone Girl	           
Goodby Wifes and Daughters 
Hattie Ever After	   
Hobbit	Tolkein, J.R.R.
Language of Life	   
Lonesome Dove	           
Maltese Falcon	           
Master and Commander	   
My Antonia	           
Nicholas Nickleby	   
Night Circus	           
People of the Book	   
Same Kind of Different As Me	
The Selected Works of T.S. Spive 
Stones from the River	   
Swan Peak	           
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie	
Thirteenth Tale	           
True Story of the Kelly Gang	
Walk in the Woods	   
We Were the Mulvaney's	   
White Teeth	           


 Page Forward

The Page Forward book discussion groups introduced by the Great Falls Public Library this year continue in October and November.
Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 pm, and 
continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  October´s selection is The Invention 
of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  
Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, November 14, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month.  This discussion group focuses on books written by and about Montana authors.
November’s selection is Vigilante Moon by Stan Lynde, a great storyteller of the historical west. He brings to this work a lifetime of research, a love of the high and wild world untouched by civilization, an artist's vision, and a poet's gift of words. The novel, set in Virginia City in its heyday, is authentic. The historical characters, from sinister road agents to vigilantes, have been woven seamlessly into the story, and come vividly to life on these pages.  One can read this novel not only for its gripping story, but for the images of a bygone world evoked by the author. Stan Lynde is a fourth-generation native Montanan, born and raised on the rangelands of the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana. He is the creator, author, and artist of two highly acclaimed syndicated comic strips, RICK O'SHAY and LATIGOHe passes away in 2013.
Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, November 24, 7:00 pm, and continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  November’s selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.


OpenBooks Discussion

The OpenBooks Discussion Series, which runs October – May, continues on Thursday, November 5, at 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library.  Discussions are held on the first Thursday of each month. These discussions, sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public.  You may attend any and all of the discussions.  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.  Discussions are facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant.  For more information on this series call 453-0349.


November’s selection is Exile by bestselling author Richard North Patterson.  This book tells the story of successful American lawyer David Wolfe, who is primed for a run for Congress.  When he is put in the position of defending a secret lover from his past, he must face an agonizing choice:  Will he, a Jew, represent this Palestinian woman accused of assassinating the Israeli prime minister?  In the most challenging case of his career, David becomes a key player in determining not only the future of his client, but also the peoples of the two nations involved.



Great Falls College MSU & Community Book Group  

An online guide containing book group meeting dates, upcoming reads and other helpful information.

Great Books:

Meeting Days:  The 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month

Meeting Times:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:  Small Meeting Room (basement) at the Great Falls Public Library


Online Book Clubs:

Oprah’s Book Club:

Each book recommendation comes with a reading guide and book club questions.


Online Book Club:


Book Browse: is a free book discussion group, book club or online reading group with thousands of members and hundreds of forums. We read and discuss fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry and host live chats and interviews with leading authors.



Resources to Start Your Own Book Club:

Starting and Running a Book Club 

Oprah’s guide to starting a book club

Book Browse Guide to Starting a Book Club






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