Viewing Monday, September 01, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • LIBRARIES CLOSED: Labor Day

    Mon, Sep 01, 2014 to Tue, Sep 02, 2014
  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Sep 02, 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, Sep 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Elementary school-aged children meet for a more advanced storytime featuring chapter books.
  • CF: Pop, Pop, Pop

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Wed, Sep 03, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Pop on by for some hot popcorn and see what's new at the library.
  • Kal: Books and Babies

    11:00AM to 11:30AM Thu, Sep 04, 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 04, 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, Sep 05, 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, Sep 05, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Pop on by for some hot popcorn and see what's new at the library.
  • Kal: Health Insurance Marketplace Help

    4:00PM to 6:00PM Fri, Sep 05, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Get one-on-one help with the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Counselors from the Flathead City-County Health Department will be at the library to answer questions and provide guidance.
  • Kal: Family Jam

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Sat, Sep 06, 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: Anime Club

    4:00PM to 5:30PM Mon, Sep 08, 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.
  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Sep 09, 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, Sep 09, 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: Mary Beth Keane, "Fever: A Novel." Keane has written an interesting novel about the woman known as "Typhoid Mary," the first person in America identified as a healthy carrier of typhoid fever.
  • BF: Storytime

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Wed, Sep 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 11, 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 11, 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, Sep 13, 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 @ Dragon Boat Festival

    1:00PM to 3:00PM Sat, Sep 13, 2014
    Flathead Lake Lodge Ranch, Bigfork, 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.
  • 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.
  • CF: Coffee Up

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    ImagineIF Columbia Falls
    Start out your week with a little caffeine.
  • Kal: Coffee Up

    10:00AM to 11:00AM Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Start out your week with a little caffeine.
  • Kal: Storytime

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Tue, Sep 16, 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, Sep 17, 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 17, 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 17, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.
  • BF: DIY 3D Glasses

    3:00PM to 5:00PM Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    ImagineIF Bigfork
    Make your own 3D glasses with red and blue acetate. Put them on to see things in a whole new way.
  • CF: After-School Storytime

    3:00PM to 4:00PM Wed, Sep 17, 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, Sep 17, 2014
    ImagineIF Marion
    After-school storytimes in Marion are for children in grades K-3.
  • Kal: 3D for Kids

    4:00PM to 5:30PM Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Create 3D art and decorate a pair of 3D glasses. Appropriate for grades K-6.
  • Kal: Books and Babies

    11:00AM to 11:30AM Thu, Sep 18, 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 18, 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: Teen Social

    4:00PM to 5:30PM Thu, Sep 18, 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. 3D Life: Go 3D with high- and low-tech 3D art and DIY 3D glasses.
  • 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.
  • Kal: Family Jam

    11:00AM to 12:00PM Sat, Sep 27, 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, Sep 30, 2014
    ImagineIF Kalispell
    Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music, and more. Each week features a unique theme.

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.

  • October: BIY (Brew It Yourself)

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

  • 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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