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

GFPL Book Clubs



Page Forward Book Discussions


Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, December 10, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month.  This discussion group focuses on books by Montana authors, about Montana, or set in Montana


December’s selection is An Unfortunate Prairie Occurance by Jamie Harrison. The book is set in the fictitious Montana town of Blue Deer.  The hero, Sherriff Jules Clement, is tasked with questioning friends, family, and a host of memorable characters in this small town as he seeks to find the culprit behind a series of crimes and murder.


Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, December 27, 7:00 pm, and continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month.


December’s selection is Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh.  Based on her hugely popular blog of the same name, author Brosh’s book has been called ‘smart and funny as hell’.  It is basically an offline version of her blog, which is part  combination webcomic and blog drawn in Paintbrush, using an exaggeratedly simple drawing style as an artistic device.  It is a retelling of her life and includes stories from her childhood as well as challenges she faces as an adult.  The book contains both new material and essays that have appeared in her blog


 OpenBooks Discussion


The OpenBooks Discussion Series, which runs October – May, continues on Thursday, December 1, 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, a teacher at UGF. For more information on this series call 453-0349.

December’s selection is The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, a 2002 novel by Michael Punke. This novel is based upon the true life experiences of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, who was a contemporary of Jim Bridger.  The story was made into a major motion picture with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role.


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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