About Summer 2022 Events

Whitefish Community Library offers fun and interactive events for all ages during the summer. Events are free and no library card is necessary. We’ve added age suggestions in our program descriptions, but all ages are welcome at the events they wish to attend.

We thank local nonprofits for being our partners in bringing programs to library patrons and the general public. It allows us to highlight the value they add to the community and participants become more aware of the diversity of resources Whitefish has to offer.

Download Revised 2022 Summer Adventures calendar

NOTE: events take place at the library unless otherwise noted.

Recurring Programs

Already up and running! R.E.A.D. Reading Education Assistance Dogs – reading practice for beginner readers with a therapy dog. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 through July. Call 406-862-9914 to reserve a 10-minute spot.

Game On – Chess & Board Games for elementary & middle-schoolers – every other Thursday beginning June 9, 4-6 pm at the Depot Park Gazebo (in library on rainy days). Chaperones required – not a drop-off program. Bring a favorite game to share!

Monday, June 13th Summer Food Service Program begins. Youth up to age 18 may pick up a free bag lunch throughout the summer, Monday – Friday from 11:20 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. at the circular drive in front of the library. boy 38 woman enjoying sack lunches

Monday, June 20, 10 a.m. Summer Reading Challenge begins. (ALL AGES)

Single Events

Tuesday, June 21 Make Music Day with North Valley Music School. (two events)

10:30 a.m. Experience songs, chants, and movement activities for preschoolers (Birth to age 5 and caregivers.)

1 p.m. Come to the Instrument Petting Zoo! Learn about the different kinds of instruments and make some music! (ALL AGES).

Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. Bug Detectives with Whitefish Lake Institute. Find out how Whitefish Lake Institute monitors the health of the lake while exploring the small world of macroinvertebrates. (ages 4-10)

Thursday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. Alpine Theatre Project brings their expertise in theatre workshopping with kids to the library. (ALL AGES)

Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. Montana Wild Wings. On the library’s east lawn. The experienced crew from MWW weaves among the audience with their “education birds” – raptors that can no longer live in the wild. You’ll be able to observe and photograph these magnificent birds. (ALL AGES)

POSTPONED-DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Thursday, July 7, 7 p.m. Montana Vigilantes. Author Carol Buchanan reads from God’s Thunderbolt: The Vigilantes of Montana – winner of the Spur Award for Best First Novel (2009) (ages 12+)

Tuesday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. North Valley Music School. Experience songs, chants, and movement activities for preschoolers at NVMS’s Music Together® session. (Birth to age 5 and caregivers.)

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. Annie Oakley – Visit with Annie Oakley, famed sharpshooter and star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, as impersonated by Author Cheryl Heser of Forsyth, Montana. (older children and adults)

Thursday, July 14, 10:30 a.m. Stumptown Art Studio. Join SAS artist Sue Couser as she facilitates a creative art project. (ages 4-10) children with colorful fish craft

Thursday, July 18 Registration begins to enter 5th Annual Edible Book Contest & Feast on August 13. Registration is only necessary if you plan to create an Edible Book for the contest. See more details HERE.

Thursday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. Intermountain Therapy Animals Meet the dogs and facilitators who visit the library as Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) (ALL AGES)

Thursday, July 21, 6:30 p.m. Mystery Novels set in MontanaAuthor James L. Thane presents. (adults)

Monday, July 25, 10 a.m. Whitefish Legacy Partners Tots on the Trail at Lion Mountain Trailhead. Toddlers discover whoooo lives on the trail—a ½ mile hike to the Learning Pavilion. Space is limited –please register at Tots on the Trail signup (ages 2-4)

Thursday, July 28 10:30 a.m. North Valley Music School. Come to the Instrument Petting Zoo! Learn about the different kinds of instruments and then make some noise at the library! (ALL AGES)

Thursday, August 11, 10:30 a.m. Flathead Valley Disc Golf. David Trussell and friends from FVDG provide an overview of disc golf in the valley and teach some beginning disc throws (ages 4+ with caregivers).

Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m. Write Your Memory. Award-winning author Carol Buchanan helps you write a memory to share with your family (teens, adults).

Saturday, August 13, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. 5th ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOK CONTEST & FEAST Come to enter, come to view, come to feast! 1:30-2, register entries; 2-2:30 viewing / judging; 2:30-3:30, winners announced & FEAST.

Saturday, August 13, Last Day of Summer Reading Challenge. Logs can only be turned in from 1:30 – 3:25 pm during the 5th Annual Edible Book Contest & Feast. The library will be closed except during this time. We cannot accept reading logs after this time.

Tuesday, August 16, 10:30 a.m. North Valley Music School. Experience songs, chants, and movement activities for preschoolers at NVMS’s Music Together® session. (Birth to age 5 with caregivers.)

Wednesday, August 17. Reading Challenge Prize winners notified.