Category Archives: Great Falls Public Library

Great Falls library hosting Black History Month event

The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a special event celebrating the heritage of Great Falls’ Black community at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Cordingley Room. This free program, open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Alma Smith Jacobs Foundation, a non-profit promoting education, and the GFPL. Featured will be the public premier of the documentary film Leader, Activist,

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Great Falls library goes live with statewide partner program Feb. 1

On Feb. 1, the Great Falls Public Library will go live with the Montana Shared Catalog Partners Resource Sharing Group, known simply as Partners. As a member of the Partners, Great Falls library patrons will be able to place holds on items owned by any of the Partner libraries—more than tripling the number of items available to the community. The

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Library hosting ‘fibershed’ program

The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a presentation on the “Montana Fibershed-Connecting Montana Folks with Montana Fiber” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. “Montana Fibershed seeks to educate Montanans on the benefits of a place-based, local fiber system. A parallel concept to the local food movement, this local cloth movement highlights the origins of our fiber and clothing. Just like

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GFPS adopts new library curriculum standards

The Great Falls Public School board unanimously approved new library standards during their Jan. 9 meeting. The Montana Office of Public Instruction adopted new state standards for library media and information literacy in July 2021. The state standards are based upon national library standards, according to GFPS staff. Over the summer of 2022, district library media specialists met to collaboratively

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City moving forward with plans to send library levy to May ballot

The city is moving forward with a proposed levy to fund operations at the Great Falls Public Library. The library is essentially asking for a 17 mill levy, to maintain the existing two voted mills it receives, and replace the current $350,000 general fund subsidy. The proposed city levy would generate $1.5 million in revenue for the library. Susie McIntyre,

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Library votes to pursue city, rural mill levies

The Great Falls Public Library board voted during their special meeting on Dec. 12 to send a city levy to voters on the May ballot and a rural levy to the November ballot for those living outside the city limits. If the city levy fails, Library Director Susie McIntyre said she’d recommend they pursue a countywide ballot for the November

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Library board to discuss levy options

The Great Falls Public Library Board is holding a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 to discuss the proposed mill levy. The meeting will be at the library and Susie McIntyre, library director, will present the results of professional polling funded by the library foundation and updates on conversations with the Belt Public Library, Wedsworth Memorial Library, county and

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Library hosting film screening, panel discussion on vaccine development

The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a film screening and panel discussion on vaccine development at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. The library, in partnership with the Carter County Museum and Humanities Montana, is screening “Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children” and holding a panel discussion afterward with Tiffany Hensley-McBain, an assistant professor at the McLaughlin Research

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Winter tour of Shakespeare in the Parks comes to Great Falls Nov. 14

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks continues its 50th anniversary season with a long-awaited winter production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Revised.   After postponing their tour last winter of this same production, the staff and cast of MSIP are bringing the comedy to the stage. “Though we were all disappointed to have to postpone last year’s winter tour, what we missed

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