Sep
20
to Sep 22

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thousands of items will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting ImagineIF Libraries. Donations are welcome year round! Take your donations to the log cabin in Lions Park across from Hilton Garden Inn. The cabin has a covered porch where you can place your donations. Please no magazines, text books, or encyclopedias.

The money raised from the sale helps pay for:

  • Homebound Service

  • The ImagineIF newsletter

  • Literacy Volunteers

  • “Book Page,” a monthly magazine

  • Children’s summer programs

  • Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks

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May
14
4:30 PM16:30

Friends of the Library Book Club: The Pentagon's Brain

The definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Timesbestseller Area 51 

No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history about the organization, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain," from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.

This is the book on DARPA--a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results.

-Goodreads

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Apr
9
4:30 PM16:30

Friends of the Library Book Club: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

A bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate.

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Loud @ the Library

Join us at our 10th annual Loud @ the Library celebration! Enjoy delicious small bites by Oso, dance to live music by Zino and the Bel Aires, sip beer by Bias Brewing and wine from local merchants. This is your chance to win the best raffle baskets in town and bid on vintage card catalogs, Little Free Libraries and more. Ticket sales and funds raised go to support library programming, materials and facilities.

You can purchase tickets online here or from any Foundation board member.

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Mar
12
4:30 PM16:30

Friends of the Library Book Club: Monk of Mokah by Dave Eggers

The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people. "

-Goodreads

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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Making Montana - Kalispell Mini Maker Faire

Making Montana, a FREE two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness returns to the Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building.

Saturday’s Kalispell Mini Maker Faire:
On Saturday, February 16th the Kalispell Mini Maker Faire will showcase the amazing work of all kinds of makers, people who embrace the do-it-yourself spirit and want to share their creations with an appreciative audience. Exhibits will be interactive and highlight the process of making things.

For more information or to register as a Manufacturer or Maker, go to: kalispell.makerfaire.com/expo

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Feb
15
8:30 AM08:30

Making Montana - Manufacturing and Technology Expo

Making Montana, a FREE two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness returns to the Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building.

Friday’s Manufacturing Technology Expo:
On Friday, February 15th manufacturers and technology companies will demonstrate what they do, and offer hands-on activities. Exhibits and activities will highlight the innovation, problem-solving, and collaboration skills needed in manufacturing today

For more information or to register as a Manufacturer or Maker, go to: kalispell.makerfaire.com/expo

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Feb
12
4:30 PM16:30

Friends of the Library Book Club: Grant by Ron Chernow

Grant by Ron Chernow

“Pulitzer Prize-winner and biographer of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and John D. Rockefeller, Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of America's most complicated generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess; or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War; or as a credulous and hapless president whose tenure came to symbolize the worst excesses of the Gilded Age. These stereotypes don't come close to capturing adequately his spirit and the sheer magnitude of his monumental accomplishments. A biographer at the height of his powers, Chernow has produced a portrait of Grant that is a masterpiece, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. “

-Goodreads

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Jan
31
11:00 AM11:00

Friends of the Library Book Sort

Help the Friends of the Library prepare for their annual book sale by sorting donated books. Meet on the covered porch of the cabin located in Lion’s Park across from the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell, and dress warmly.

If donating books, please keep these guidelines in mind:

  • NO old textbooks,

  • NO encyclopedia sets

  • NO hardback fiction without a dust jacket

  • NO magazines

  • Nothing that is torn, damaged, moldy or smells like cigarette smoke.

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Harvest Networking Ladies' Night!
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Harvest Networking Ladies' Night!

  • Three Rivers Bank Meridian location (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Charlotte Housel, our Executive Director, and Connie Behe, our Library Director for Ladies’ Night at Three Rivers Bank. As our host, Three Rivers will provide drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking. Learn all about ImagineIF and our mission, what we’re up to next, and how you can help!

RSVP by October 19 to Three Rivers Bank at 755-4271 or sbailey@3riversbank.com

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5th Annual Women Who Wine Giving Banquet
Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

5th Annual Women Who Wine Giving Banquet

Women Who Wine Flathead (WWWF) and The Brews Brothers will present 22 local nonprofits with grants totaling $27,000!

Join them for an evening of celebrating nonprofits and the good work they all do - especially

ImagineIF Library Foundation!

The evening includes: dinner, live music, live auction, wine pull and raffles. New this year are the spinning wheel and beer bingo!

To purchase tickets, please call Flathead Community Foundation at 406-756-9047 or email admin@flatheadcommunityfoundation.org.

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May
3
to May 4

Flathead Gives

This 27 hour online fund drive, sponsored by the Flathead Community Foundation, is an amazing way to see the generosity of our community in action.

Because of your support we raised $7,115 in 2017, the most of any participating organization! In 2018, we're hoping to blow our record out of the water. Keep an eye on your inbox and your social media feed for instructions on how to help us reach our goal.

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Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Women Who Wine

We are honored to have been selected as the beneficiaries of Women Who Wine's April 17th meeting in Bigfork. Our board's Vice President, Laura Bean, will act as the host member.

Women Who Wine is a 'giving circle'. Each month they pool member contributions and award them to the evening’s presenting nonprofit organization at a year-end giving banquet. If you've never attended a meeting, April 17th is a great time to start! Learn more here. 

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Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

Loud at the Library

Our 9th annual Loud @ the Library celebration is generously sponsored by Airworks MT and CTA Architects. We'll have music by Big Sky Hot Club, delicious bites by Oso, and local beer and wine. 

Adult tickets are $50 ($35 tax deductible) and can be purchased by calling (406) 314-4082 or emailing charlotte@imagineiflibraryfoundation.org. Children are welcome to join free of charge. Come party with us

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