Viewing Tuesday, April 01, 2014 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Apr 01, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • BF: Storytime

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Wed, Apr 02, 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, Apr 02, 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, Apr 02, 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, Apr 02, 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, Apr 03, 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, Apr 03, 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: Popcorn Friday

    3:00PM to 5:00PM Fri, Apr 04, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    Pop on by for some hot popcorn and see what's new at the library. Every first Friday of the month.
  • CF: Popcorn Friday

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Fri, Apr 04, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Pop on by for some hot popcorn and see what's new at the library. Every first Friday of the month.
  • Kal: Popcorn Friday

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Fri, Apr 04, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Pop on by for some hot popcorn and see what's new at the library. Every first Friday of the month.
  • Kal: Family Jam

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Sat, Apr 05, 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.
  • Kal: Coffee Monday

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Mon, Apr 07, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Start out your week with a little caffeine. Every first Monday of the month.
  • Kal: Anime Club

    4:00PM to 5:30PM Mon, Apr 07, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Anime and manga otaku unite! Come together to watch anime, eat popcorn, discuss manga and meet other fans. Open to teens in grades 6-12.
  • CF: E-Reader Class

    9:00AM to 10:00AM Tue, Apr 08, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Find out how to download free library ebooks and how to navigate your e-reader. Bring your e-reader if you have one, along with your passwords. Registration is not required. Call 758-5815 for more information.
  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Apr 08, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • Friends Book Group

    5:00PM to 6:00PM Tue, Apr 08, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    The Friends book group meets the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, in the basement meeting room. All are invited to join the discussion. This month's selection: James Boswell, "The Life of Samuel Johnson" Boswell was a lawyer, diarist and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, who was born in 1709 and died in 1784 – a long life, though one marred by depression and fear of death.
  • Kal: iPad Class

    9:00AM to 10:00AM Wed, Apr 09, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Bring your charged iPad to the class if you have one, along with your passwords. Explore the basics for successful iPad use, including apps, photos, settings and more. Registration is not required. Call 758-5815 for more information.
  • BF: Storytime

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Wed, Apr 09, 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, Apr 09, 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, Apr 09, 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, Apr 09, 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, Apr 10, 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, Apr 10, 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.
  • Kal: Family Jam

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Sat, Apr 12, 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.
  • Kal: Count Your Chickens

    Mon, Apr 14, 2014 to Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    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!
  • Kal: Chicken Coop Building

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Help build a chicken coop. Brian Bay and members of the Flathead FFA will be here all week as guides. Pick up plans and build your own at home. Or enter the drawing. Once the coop is finished we will give it away to someone who helped build it. Contribute a little and you could win the whole coop!
  • Kal: Chicken Wire Cloche

    10:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Protect your tender plants from chickens or other creatures with this simple but effective chicken wire cover.
  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • Kal: Chicken Coop Building

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Help build a chicken coop. Brian Bay and members of the Flathead FFA will be here all week as guides. Pick up plans and build your own at home. Or enter the drawing. Once the coop is finished we will give it away to someone who helped build it. Contribute a little and you could win the whole coop!
  • BF: Storytime

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • Kal: Chicken Wire Cloche

    10:00AM to 12:00PM Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Protect your tender plants from chickens or other creatures with this simple but effective chicken wire cover.
  • CF: Storytime

    10:30AM to 11:30AM Wed, Apr 16, 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, Apr 16, 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, Apr 16, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Elementary school-aged children meet for a more advanced storytime featuring chapter books.
  • Mar: After-School Storytime

    3:30PM to 4:30PM Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    ImagineIF Marion
    After-school storytimes in Marion are for children in kindergarten through third grade.
  • Kal: Egg Decoupage Workshop

    4:00PM to 5:30PM Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    This month is all about chickens, and you can't have chickens without eggs. Colorfully decorated eggs are even better. Appropriate for ages 6-12.
  • Kal: Chicken Coop Building

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Help build a chicken coop. Brian Bay and members of the Flathead FFA will be here all week as guides. Pick up plans and build your own at home. Or enter the drawing. Once the coop is finished we will give it away to someone who helped build it. Contribute a little and you could win the whole coop!
  • Kal: Chicken Care 101

    5:00PM to 6:00PM Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Join Rick Mathies on the second floor as he reviews the basics of keeping chickens in your backyard.
  • Kal: Chicken Wire Cloche

    10:00AM to 12:00PM Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Protect your tender plants from chickens or other creatures with this simple but effective chicken wire cover.
  • Kal: Books and Babies

    11:00AM to 11:30AM Thu, Apr 17, 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, Apr 17, 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.
  • Kal: Friends of the Library Meeting

    12:00PM to 1:00PM Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    The Friends of the Library meet the third Thursday of every month in the basement meeting room.
  • Kal: Teen Social

    4:00PM to 5:30PM Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Local high school and middle school students are invited to meet at the library. Discuss your favorite books and enjoy gaming on our Wii, awesome crafts, free food and a chill atmosphere. This month's theme: Vinyl tubing bracelets.
  • Kal: Chicken Coop Building

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Help build a chicken coop. Brian Bay and members of the Flathead FFA will be here all week as guides. Pick up plans and build your own at home. Or enter the drawing. Once the coop is finished we will give it away to someone who helped build it. Contribute a little and you could win the whole coop!
  • Kal: Chicken Coop Building

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Help build a chicken coop. Brian Bay and members of the Flathead FFA will be here all week as guides. Pick up plans and build your own at home. Or enter the drawing. Once the coop is finished we will give it away to someone who helped build it. Contribute a little and you could win the whole coop!
  • Kal: Chicken Coop Building

    10:00AM to 5:00PM Sat, Apr 19, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Help build a chicken coop. Brian Bay and members of the Flathead FFA will be here all week as guides. Pick up plans and build your own at home. Or enter the drawing. Once the coop is finished we will give it away to someone who helped build it. Contribute a little and you could win the whole coop!
  • Kal: Chicken Wire Cloche

    10:00AM to 12:00PM Sat, Apr 19, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Protect your tender plants from chickens or other creatures with this simple but effective chicken wire cover.
  • Kal: Family Jam

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Sat, Apr 19, 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.
  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Apr 22, 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, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Elementary school-aged children meet for a more advanced storytime featuring chapter books.
  • BF: iPad Class

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    Bring your charged iPad to the class if you have one, along with your passwords. Explore the basics for successful iPad use, including apps, photos, settings and more. Registration is not required. Call 758-5815 for more information.
  • Kal: Books and Babies

    11:00AM to 11:30AM Thu, Apr 24, 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, Apr 24, 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.
  • Kal: Family Jam

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Sat, Apr 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.
  • CF: Count Your Chickens

    Mon, Apr 28, 2014 to Sun, May 04, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Nothing says spring like chicks. We will be making a chicken coop, right here in the library. Come add a few boards, pound a few nails and make a chicken wire cloche for the garden. Happy spring!
  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • BF: Storytime

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Wed, Apr 30, 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, Apr 30, 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, Apr 30, 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, Apr 30, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Elementary school-aged children meet for a more advanced storytime featuring chapter books.
  • BF: Chicken Wire Cloche

    3:00PM to 5:00PM Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    Protect your tender plants from chickens or other creatures with this simple but effective chicken wire cover.
  • CF: Chicken Coop Building

    3:00PM to 5:00PM Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Help build a chicken coop. Pick up plans and build your own at home. Or enter the drawing. Once the coop is finished we will give it away to someone who helped build it. Contribute a little and you could win the whole coop!
  • Mar: After-School Storytime

    3:30PM to 4:30PM Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    ImagineIF Marion
    After-school storytimes in Marion are for children in kindergarten through third grade.

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!

  • September: Outside the Lines 3D Experience

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

  • 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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