Tuesday, March 31, 2009

check it out! movies

Not wanting to venture too far out into the lingering winter this weekend, I stayed in and watched a few videos. One, KENNY, was delightful! It's probably not for everyone (nothing ever is) and you might want to view it with the subtitles turned on because it takes place in Australia and the english can be hard to decifer at times. Kenny Smyth delivers porta-potties to events all over Melbourne and this is his story.
From the DVD case: "Hailed by critics as 'The Citizen Kane of romantic comedies about sewage'..., KENNY lifts the lid on one of Australia's roughest diamonds as he juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humor and unflinching dignity. Part philosopher, part comedian and all heart, Kenny is living proof that in sewage, like life, the best will always rise to the top." One can't help but love this oversized "knight in shining overalls."

Columbia Falls Branch Library is going to the dogs!

Columbia Falls Branch Library is expecting some special storytime guests during the next two weeks! Puppies! Come on out on April 1st and 8th and meet them.

Preschool Storytime at the Flathead County Library System is always a good time, and you never know who is going to
show up! If you have a preschooler in your life, we hope you'll join us for one soon.

Bigfork: Wednesdays @ 10:00am

Columbia Falls: Wednesdays @ 10:30am

Kalispell: Tuesdays @ 11:00am

Wednesdays @ 11:00am

Marion: Wednesdays @ 3:30pm

Whitefish: Thursdays @ 1:00pm

Friday, March 27, 2009

Need computer help, call these guys...

Starting the week of March 30th, we will have the largest group ever to finish the sessions of computer classes that we offer at the library. We have had an amazing turnout. The purpose of these classes is to familiarize beginner users with some basic programs and functions of the computer. We had a great group this time around!

For you graduates, your homework during the last class is to post the most important thing you learned and any other comments or concerns. You don't need to include your name.


Monday, March 16, 2009

New Book Reviews

Thanks to our volunteer, Joan Smith, we have some more book reviews available on our website. Take a few minutes to check out what you may have missed!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Columbia Falls Library Association Gardening Workshop

The Columbia Falls Library Association hosted a Gardening Workshop last night to an audience of 45 people at the Columbia Falls Branch Library. Local gardeners presented on worm composting, growing heirloom corn, soil amendments and growing herbs. Participants had lots of questions about the red wiggler worms and home ground cornmeal that were passed around.

It was great to see beginning gardeners come together with experts to get some tips on how to grow food on their own.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Celebrating Dr. Seuss!

There was quite a party going on at the Main Library in Kalispell as The Cat in the Hat joined us on Saturday to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Many thanks to everyone who came to join us as we ate birthday cake, played some games and heard the Cat in the Hat himself read a very famous story. Thing One and Thing Two didn't make it this year but we heard that maybe they will be able to celebrate with us next year! We did see Fox in Socks hanging around...you never know who will be at the library, especially when we are having a party. You can see pictures from the party at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fclchildrensdept/ and you can also enjoy this movie.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Need a cheerful, uplifting read?

Here's a list of books for those readers who like to read books that are literary, but not depressing.

In other words, "feel-good fiction with substance," from the website Positively Good Reads.


Click here for the list.

For more information about Positively Good Reads, see the main page here.

(Photo from flickr commons by user mmcdonnell.)