Viewing Friday, September 19, 2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014

  • Outside the Lines 3D Experience

    Sun, Sep 14, 2014 to Sun, Sep 21, 2014
    Bigfork, Columbia Falls and Kalispell
    Make your own 3D glasses, create a 3D image and look for the 3D artwork all over town. Take it to the next dimension.
    Explore Your Community Look around town at local businesses and bulletin boards for 3D images. Make your own 3D glasses at the library, or use the ones you find on the spot. Find something you didn’t see before.
    DIY 3D Glasses Make your own 3D glasses with red and blue acetate. Put them on to see things in a whole new way.
    DIY 3D Images Get high-tech with the DeepSketch iPad app or keep it simple with special sketching paper to make your own 3D images. Take it with you or pin it up to share.
    Go Old-School Travel the world in 3D with a vintage stereoscope. It may be old-fashioned but it’s still pretty legit.
    Visit http://imagineiflibraries.org/explore/september-outside-the-lines-3d-experience for full event details.
  • Friends Book Sale

    10:00AM to 8:00PM Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    Kalispell Center Mall
    Join the Friends of the Library for their annual book sale! Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting ImagineIF Libraries. Books are $1.50 per inch.
  • Friends Book Sale

    10:00AM to 6:00PM Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    Kalispell Center Mall
    Join the Friends of the Library for their annual book sale! Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting ImagineIF Libraries. Books are $1.50 per inch.
  • Kal: Family Jam

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Sat, Sep 20, 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.
  • Friends Book Sale

    11:00AM to 4:00PM Sun, Sep 21, 2014
    Kalispell Center Mall
    Join the Friends of the Library for their annual book sale! Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting ImagineIF Libraries. Books are $2 per bag.
  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • Kal: Library Board Meeting

    9:00AM to 12:00PM Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Library Board meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
  • BF: Storytime

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • CF: Storytime

    10:30AM to 11:30AM Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • CF: After-School Storytime

    3:00PM to 4:00PM Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Elementary school-aged children meet for a more advanced storytime featuring chapter books.
  • Kal: Books and Babies

    11:00AM to 11:30AM Thu, Sep 25, 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, Sep 25, 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.

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.

  • July: Survive

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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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