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

Book Discussion Groups

In January the OpenBook discussion group meets on Thursday, January 5, 7 PM in the Montana Room.  The group will discuss the book The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diana Ackerman.   Discussions are held on the first Thursday of each month and facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant.  They are sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation and are free and open to the public.


Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, January 14, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month.  This discussion group reads and discusses books by Montana authors and/or about Montana.  In January the group will discuss Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest To Save a Troubled Planet by Todd Wilkinson.


Page Forward Tuesdays, which meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, will discuss The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear on Tuesday, January 24, 7:00 pm.


February Book Groups at the Library


The Great Falls Public Library’s Openbook Discussion group meets on Thursday, February 2nd, 7 pm, to discuss Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Page Forward Saturdays will meet on Saturday, February 11, 10 am, to discuss Letters from an Expedition by Diane Smith.

Page Forward Tuesdays will meet on Tuesday, February 28, 7 pm, to discuss The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman.




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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