Viewing Friday, July 25, 2014 to Friday, August 01, 2014

  • CF: Survive

    Mon, Jul 21, 2014 to Sun, Jul 27, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Could you survive without modern conveniences? Learn how to filter your water with found materials, fashion a shelter and make a solar survival light. Be prepared.
    Water The most essential element when it comes to survival. Try your hand at filtering water with grass, sand and charcoal. Don’t go thirsty.
    Shelter You’ve got water covered, and you know how to find a huckleberry, but how do you make it through the night? See how to turn a survival blanket into an emergency shelter and get tips on making your own. Stay warm.
    Light Harness the sun and charge up your new solar light. Deconstruct a lawn light, add a mason jar and voilà, a new portable solar lantern to help shed a little light on the situation.
  • BF: Survive

    Tue, Jul 22, 2014 to Sun, Jul 27, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    Could you survive without modern conveniences? Learn how to filter your water with found materials, fashion a shelter and make a solar survival light. Be prepared.
    Water The most essential element when it comes to survival. Try your hand at filtering water with grass, sand and charcoal. Don’t go thirsty.
    Shelter You’ve got water covered, and you know how to find a huckleberry, but how do you make it through the night? See how to turn a survival blanket into an emergency shelter and get tips on making your own. Stay warm.
    Light Harness the sun and charge up your new solar light. Deconstruct a lawn light, add a mason jar and voilà, a new portable solar lantern to help shed a little light on the situation.
  • CF: LIBRARY OPENS AT 1:00

    Sat, Jul 26, 2014 to Sun, Jul 27, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls will open late in order to celebrate the Heritage Days Parade.
  • Kal: Family Jam

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    A casual, fun and peppy story and music program! Shake your sillies out with the whole family. This storytime is designed for birth through age 6 and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome.
  • ImagineIF Bike @ Heritage Days Parade

    11:00AM to 1:00PM Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls, MT, United States
    Look for the ImagineIF Bike this summer all around the valley. Free books and wi-fi, activities and fun stuff for all ages.
  • Kal: Wild Weather

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    What makes a tornado or hurricane? You might leave this program feeling a little windblown. Open to infants through children entering 5th grade.
  • BF: Sense-sational

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    Who knows the five senses? Come see what happens at the library when you put all of your senses to the test. Open to infants through children entering 5th grade.
  • CF: Lift Off!

    10:30AM to 11:30AM Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    How does that rocket fly? Explore fascinating flight. Open to infants through children entering 5th grade.
  • Kal: Wild Weather

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    What makes a tornado or hurricane? You might leave this program feeling a little windblown. Open to infants through children entering 5th grade.
  • Kal: Books and Babies

    11:00AM to 11:30AM Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Parents and caregivers of infants up to 24 months are invited for stories, bouncy rhymes, and playtime with special sensory toys. Learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home.
  • CF: Books and Babies

    11:00AM to 11:30AM Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Parents and caregivers of infants up to 24 months are invited for stories, bouncy rhymes, and playtime with special sensory toys. Learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home.
  • BF: Pop, Pop, Pop

    3:00PM to 5:00PM Fri, Aug 01, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    Pop on by for some hot popcorn and see what's new at the library.
  • Kal: Pop, Pop, Pop

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Fri, Aug 01, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Pop on by for some hot popcorn and see what's new at the library.
  • ImagineIF Bike @ First Friday at Hop's

    5:00PM to 6:00PM Fri, Aug 01, 2014
    Hop's Downtown Grill, Main Street, Kalispell, MT, United States
    Look for the ImagineIF Bike this summer all around the valley. Free books and wi-fi, activities and fun stuff for all ages.
  • BF: CLOSED

    Sat, Aug 02, 2014 to Sun, Aug 03, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    ImagineIF Bigfork closed for the Festival of the Arts.

imagine. create. explore.

What if the library was more than just a place for books, music and movies? What if the library was a place to make a lamp, sew a cellphone case and fix your bike? Every month find a new opportunity to make, create and explore. Imagine that.


  • January: Photo Booth

    Capture the possibilities this week with our photo booths in Columbia Falls and Kalispell and photo shoot in Bigfork. Use backdrops and props to create a new persona. Try a handlebar mustache and a monocle, then full red lips and sunglasses. Go for a whole new you. Grab the whiteboard and write a message. Express yourself!

  • February: DIY Home Cleaning Products

    Put your mixing skills to use to create simple, healthy cleaning products for your home. Customize the scent on an all-purpose cleaning solution, make safer cleaning wipes and mix up a stain remover. Make it at the library, use it at home.

  • March: Tell Us About It

    Help us come up with slogans for our walls, and come back to vote for your favorite.

  • April: Count Your Chickens

    Nothing says spring like chicks. So help us welcome the fresh new season by bringing chickens to the library. That’s right. We will have chicks and will be making a chicken coop, right here in the library. Come add a few boards, pound a few nails and see the chicks. Happy spring!

  • May: Chalk It Up

    Try out our giant chalkboard. Contribute something of your own or see what other people had to say. It’s like a Facebook wall, but in person. Chalk + you = expression.

  • June: Pedal Power

    ImagineIF Libraries are on wheels! Check out the new ImagineIF bike and enter our Instagram challenge, make DIY panniers and learn the basics of bike maintenance.

  • August: Disc-o-Rama

    You’ve heard of mini golf, but how about mini disc golf? Find out more about it when you play our full course inside the library. Fore!

  • ImagineIF Bike

    Look for the ImagineIF Bike this summer all around the valley. Free books and wi-fi, activities and fun stuff for all ages. Plus an Instagram challenge!

  • September: Outside the Lines 3-D Experience

    Make your own 3-D glasses, create a 3-D image and look for the 3-D artwork up all over town. Take it to the next dimension.

  • October: BIY (Brew It Yourself)

    Beer at the library. Find out how to do it all, from making it to tasting it.

  • November: Weave It All Together

    At first it may not look like much, but when everyone contributes it’s a work of art.

  • December: Light Bright

    Is the dark getting you down? With a DIY light and an escape to a sunny spot, we’ll help you brighten up.

art exhibits

ImagineIF Libraries offer space for local artists to exhibit their work. Exhibits include diverse media and styles from students, amateurs and professionals. All artists are encouraged to apply.


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