July at the Great Falls Public Library

City of Great Falls Montana

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                          

Date: June 15, 2014           

Contact: Jude Smith, (406) 453-0349, Great Falls Library

 JULY AT THE GREAT FALLS LIBRARY                               

Hours and Fees

Effective July 1, the Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Sundays and Mondays year around.  The following is the Library’s new schedule.

  •             Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday                     10 am – 8 pm
  •             Friday and Saturday                                      10 am – 6 pm

The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 4, in recognition of Independence Day.

All current services will continue at the Library.  However, the bookmobile will only be servicing County stops and starting July 1, all City bookmobile stops will be discontinued.

Also, effective July 1, the following fee adjustments will be in effect:  Interlibrary Loans will be $3.00 per transaction; notary services will be $3.00 per transaction; and black and white computer printouts will be $0.15 per copy.

Art @ the Library

The Great Falls Public Library is hosting an art reception for June’s featured artist Jill Kanewischer on Thursday, June 26, from 6 – 8 pm.  Meet the eclectic multi-media artist, and enjoy her work.

In July the Great Falls Public Library is hosting an art exhibit by local artist Alma Winberry.

Alma’s art is an eclectic blend of paintings, sculptures, and unique one-of-a-kind pieces.  No medium is taboo to Alma, who uses recycled material to create some of her whimsical sculptures.  In an exhibit by Alma you may see fabric art, paper sculptures, pieces made of old car doors, hats, paintings, and more.  With Alma every exhibit is as unique as her art.

A free art reception will be held for Alma on Thursday, July 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Enjoy refreshments and meet this eclectic artist.

Music in the Library Park

The Great Falls Public Library’s annual Music in the Library Park Series, which takes place on Tuesday evenings (7:00) in the Library Park in July and August, begins on Tuesday, July 1.  These programs are free and open to the public.  This series is sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation.

July 1, 7:00                 Steve Keller

Popular local musician and radio personality Steve Keller takes advantage of the relaxed Library Park setting to do a solo acoustic show, emphasizing his singer/songwriter/guitar work.

July 8, 7:00                 Impromptu

This local six-piece band whose bread and butter is jazz standards, returns with a new lineup, including a new lead singer.  Their show features music from the 1920s to the 1990s.

July 15, 7:00               Mike McCormick

Local singer/songwriter Mike McCormick casts a spell with his original music.  He is a multi-instrumentalist with a luring voice.

July 22, 7:00               Windy Ridge

These local favorites play a combination of bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music.  All of the band’s members sing and lead.  They are back by popular demand.

August 12, 7:00          Four Schillings Short

Back by popular demand, this duo plays music in styles that include Celtic, World, & Folk. These modern day troubadours play a variety of instruments including sitar, guitar, krumhorn, psaltery, dumbek, charango, bodhran, and more.

August 19, 7:00          We Ski Cousins

This local crowd pleasing duo  known to many from their gigs up at Kings’ Hill, play contemporary acoustic rock.

August 26, 7:00          Jeni Dodd

Jeni closes out the series with old favorites and less well known tunes.

Celebrating Woman’s Suffrage

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Montana. The Great Falls Public Library is celebrating this historical landmark in a variety of ways.

“Leading the Way: Montana Woman Suffrage and the Struggle for Equal Citizenship”, a unique traveling art exhibit designed by the Montana Woman Suffrage Centennial Committee from the University of Montana, will be at the Great Falls Public Library July 13 – July 27.  This exhibit will be on display in the Library’s lobby.

In addition, the Library’s annual Brown Bag Lunch Series will feature three programs on Thursdays at noon in July that focus exclusively on some aspect of women in society and woman’s suffrage. These programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 10, Noon - My Hutterite Friend with Karen Ogden

Former Great Falls Tribune Regional Editor Karen Ogden chronicles her working relationship and subsequent friendship with Lisa Marie Stahl, the young Hutterite woman who was a Great Falls Tribune columnist.  With Karen’s help, she published her book My Hutterite Life, which gives a rare public glimpse into the private lives of the Hutterites.

Thursday, July 17, Noon - My Life in Broadcasting with Norma Ashby

Local TV personality Norma Ashby talks about her life as one of the first woman broadcasters of the 50’s and 60’s, successes, and noteworthy women she met in her career who inspired her, including Barbara Walters.

Thursday, July 24, Noon - We’ve Come a Long Way Baby: Women I’ve Known in Making Equality a Reality

Local community activist Arlyne Reichert talks about her experiences as a delegate at the 1972 Montana State Constitutional Convention and women she’s known who were instrumental in the states’ woman’s suffrage movement, including Janette Rankin.

Page Forward

The new book discussion groups introduced by the Great Falls Public Library this year continue in July.

Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, July 12, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month.  This discussion group is unique in as much as each month’s discussion will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana and will focus on books written by and about Montana women.

July’s selection is Dirt Work: an Education in the Woods by Christine Byl.  A lively and lyrical account of one woman’s unlikely apprenticeship on a national-park trail crew and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work. .

Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, July 22 7:00 pm, and continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  July’s selection is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.   Death himself narrates the World War II-era story of Liesel Meminger from the time she is taken, at age nine, to live in Molching, Germany, with a foster family in a working-class neighborhood.  The child arrives having just stolen her first book.  Across the ensuing years of the late 1930s and into the 1940s, Liesel collects more stolen books as well as a peculiar set of friends.   Zusak not only creates a mesmerizing and original story but also writes with poetic syntax.  Death is not a sentimental storyteller, but he does attend to an array of satisfying details, giving Liesel’s story all the nuances of chance, folly, and fulfilled expectation that it deserves

Kids’ Place Activities

Schedule subject to change

What: Wii Gaming

Dates: July 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Who: Children under 12 with accompanying adult

Time: 3:00-5:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays

Location: Kids' Place

What: Books & Babies

Dates: July 11, 18, 25

Who: Birth - 2 year olds with accompanying adult

Time: 10:15 to 11:00 & 11:15 to noon

Location: Basement

SUMMER READING PROGRAM CONTINUES

THURSDAY, JULY 24

PRIZE EARNING GUIDELINES

Kids visit the library eight times and earn one free paperback book

Infants/toddlers through school-age kids (K-5) may all participate (students entering 5th grade fall 2014)

Kids receive one sticker for every day they visit the Kids' Place starting June 6 through August 6 (only one sticker per day)

Kids earning eight stickers may choose one (1) free paperback book  in the Kids' Place August 1 – 9 or at the final party Thursday, August 7

Kids enter the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING by bringing their completed Library Visit Record Sheet to the final party. Child must be present to win one of over 100 prizes.

Kids may complete only one (1) Library Visit Record Sheet to earn one (1) paperback book prize during the entire 2014 Summer Reading Program.

SUMMER READING ACTIVITIES

What: SPECIAL

Dates: Tuesday, July 1

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 5th grade with accompanying adult       

            Theme: “Shape and Number Center Gala”

            Location: Basement                                    

What: STORY TIME

Dates: Wednesday, July 2

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 2nd grade               Who: 3rd through 5th grade

            Theme: Count On It!                                     Theme: Infinity and Beyond

            Location: Basement                                       Location: Basement

What: CHALLENGE

Dates: Thursday, July 3

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 5th grade with accompanying adult       

            Theme: “Measuring Up”

            Location: Kids’ Place

What: SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Dates: Tuesday, July 8

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 5th grade with accompanying adult       

            Theme: “All Around Sounds”

            Location: Basement

What: STORY TIME

Dates: Wednesday, July 9

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 2nd grade               Who: 3rd through 5th grade

            Theme: Zing, Bang, Boom                            Theme: Musical Medley

            Location: Basement                                       Location: Basement

What: SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Dates: Thursday, July 10

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 5th grade with accompanying adult       

Theme: “Bell Choir” presented by members of the Conrad Bell Choir

            Location: Basement

            Financial sponsorship provide by: Marshall Orthodontics

What: SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Dates: Thursday, July 15

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 5th grade with accompanying adult       

Theme: “Pig Out on Reading” presented by Daisy2 and Farmer Minor

            Location: Library Park

            Financial sponsorship provide by: Marshall Orthodontics

What: STORY TIME

Dates: Wednesday, July 16

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 2nd grade               Who: 3rd through 5th grade

            Theme: In the Tree Tops                                Theme: “Leaf-It” to Me

            Location: Basement                                       Location: Basement

What: CHALLENGE

Dates: Thursday, July 17

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 5th grade with accompanying adult       

            Theme: “Mini-Nature Hunt”

            Location: Library Park

What: SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Dates: Tuesday, July 22

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 5th grade with accompanying adult       

            Theme: “Geysers” a Museum of the Rockies Educational Trunk

            Location: Basement

            Financial sponsorship provide by: Marshall Orthodontics

What: STORY TIME

Dates: Wednesday, July 23

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 2nd grade               Who: 3rd through 5th grade

            Theme: Make a Splash                                   Theme: Water Currents

            Location: Basement                                       Location: Basement

What: CHALLENGE

Dates: Wednesday, July 24

Time: 10:30-11:30

            Who: 2-year-olds through 2nd grade               Who: 3rd through 5th grade

            Theme: Sink vs. Float                                    Theme: Fruits & Vegetable Sink & Float

            Location: Basement                                       Location: Basement

 

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