Category Archives: Great Falls Public Library

AAUW used book sale starts this week

The Great Falls Branch of the American Association of University Women annual book sale kicks off at the Great Falls Public Library this week. It’s the 61st annual sale and proceeds are used for scholarships for Cascade County women, grants to libraries and the Great Falls Education Foundation. The Great Falls branch of AAUW was established in 1914 and since

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Informed Citizen series continues this week with ‘newstrition’ with Courtney Cowgill

The Informed Citizen series continues this week at Enbar in partnership with the Great Falls Public Library, supported by a grant from Humanities Montana. The three-part series is focused on the local news landscape and the state of the news industry. This week, Courtney Cowgill will lead an interactive conversation about local news and local food, what they have to teach

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Informed Citizen series launches this week with focus on local news

Interested in the local news landscape and state of the news industry? The Great Falls Public Library is hosting an Informed Citizen series this month. The three-part series is being supported by grants from Humanities Montana in partnership with Enbar. The series begins Oct. 3 at Enbar with Dennis Swibold hosting “What Happened to the News?” The program “takes listeners behind

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City to set tax levy on Tuesday

During the Aug. 20 meeting, City Commissioners will be asked to set the tax levy for this budget year. The city received its taxable valuation from the Montana Department of Revenue on Aug. 5 and can now compute and set the annual mill levy. City approves budget, intent to raise property taxes During the budget process, the finance department estimated

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City offices closed Monday for Veterans Day

The City of Great Falls offices, including the animal shelter, will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed Nov. 10 in observance of the holiday. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week. On Veterans Day, the Community Recreation Center and Natatorium will

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Library director position posted, city accepting applications

The search for the new library director is underway. The job description was posted on the city website last week and applications are due Nov. 30. Kathy Mora, the current library director, is retiring effective Dec. 27 and Susie McIntyre will be the interim director until a successor is selected. City, board refining job description for new library director search

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New library online catalog launches Monday, staff nearly done with first full inventory since 1986

Book lovers may notice a new look while searching for a new page-turner. The new online catalog launches Monday for the Great Falls Public Library. Library staff and the vendor have been working on the switch for months and it’s more user-friendly and intuitive, said Kathy Mora, library director. “I think it’s a lot cleaner,” Mora said. “We’re excited.” The

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Foundation approves big ticket items to support Great Falls Public Library

Due to state budget cuts, the Great Falls Public Library lost $28,000 in state aid this year. Library staff budgeted to shift their funds from materials to operations so that they could request additional funding from the Great Falls Public Library Foundation. On Tuesday, Kathy Mora, library director, told the library board that the foundation had approved $28,000 to replace

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Library staff adjusting budget, still hoping to restore Monday hours

State budget cuts have caused the Great Falls Public Library to lose $28,000 in state funding this year and likely next year too. Library staff and its advisory board had planned for that shortfall by reducing the materials budget in the hopes that the Great Falls Public Library Foundation would fund those needs. The good news is that the value

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City closures for Memorial Day

City of Great Falls offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Recreation Center, Natatorium and Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be closed. There will be no changes to the city’s sanitation collection schedule. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Saturday in observance of the holiday. The Library will also begin summer hours on May 28, and

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