Reasons to come to the 4th Annual Edible Book Contest & Feast:

Published on 08/10/21


Entries can register from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 14th. Public viewing and voting from 2 – 2:30. Prize awards and feast at 3 p.m. (We’ll also be having a book sale during the event!) Here’s some examples of Edible Books (but we’re sure you can come up with something even better)!

FRANK IN STEIN (Frankenstein by Mary Shelley). Beer Stein with Frankfurter inside

LARD OF THE RINGS (Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien). Mountains of Lard with Onion Rings on top

JAWS by Peter Benchley. Watermelon carved to look like shark

Alpine Theatre Project in the Back Yard

Published on 07/19/21

What are these kids doing? They’re enjoying direction from Luke Walrath of ATP; specifically “make your face as big as you can.” Soon after they were running scenes from a popular children’s book. children making big faces This picture is from ATP’s first visit to the Library in 2019, and we’re excited to have them back again this year. Join us in the library’s back yard on Thursday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. for a little taste of theatre, a la ATP.

Paving the Way for Meals on Wheels

Published on 07/16/21

Our Meals on Wheels road is filling up with cobblestones! Mural with cobblestone stickers attached

Each cobblestone placed on our mural’s road, which leads from Whitefish Community Center to houses representing Meals-on-Wheels participants, means that Whitefish Credit Union will donate $1 to support Meals on Wheels.

For each row that our Summer Reading Challenge readers fill out on their reading log, they receive a cobblestone sticker to place on the road. And they have been packing the road with cobblestones! You can see how close they have are to the $500 mark at the end of the road!

Thanks to Whitefish Credit Union for sponsoring our readers, and thanks to Whitefish Community Center for making this service available in Whitefish!

Sing-a-long with Deidre!

Published on 07/12/21

When was the last time you had the chance to sing-a-long with a real professional musician? North Valley Music School’s Deidre Corson is bringing her guitar to the library for a family sing-a-long! Remember Deidre from previous instrument petting zoos at the library? All are welcome to join us in the Library’s back yard for music and fun on Thursday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. Deidre at a North Valley Music School petting zoo

All About Disc Golf

Published on 06/29/21

What inexpensive sport gets you outdoors, is easy to learn, and can be played by all ages? Hint: one of these is involved… hand with flying disc

Of course, it’s Disc Golf, featured at our next Summer Reading event!

Did you know that Flathead Valley boasts 4 Disc Golf courses and a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the sport? Disc Golf is a great family sport for all the reasons listed above, and the whole family can try it when Flathead Valley Disc Golf comes to the library for a clinic on Thursday, July 1st. We’ll start at 10:30 to beat the heat. People playing disc golf 8211 FVDG logo

Water Bugs to Birds

Published on 06/22/21

We were fascinated when Whitefish Lake Institute’s Cynthia Inglefinger brought us macroinvertebrates to examine. She explained how and why the WLI catches and releases these little creatures. Then we explored the fresh streamwater Cynthia brought. We looked and collected and matched bugs up with their pictures and almost forgot to go home! Cynthia tells how they caught water bugs

This week, one of our favorites visits the Library on Thursday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. – Wild Wings Raptor Recovery! Come sit on the lawn on the east side of the Library while the experienced crew weaves between you with their “education birds” – raptors that can no longer live in the wild. There will be plenty of opportunities to observe and photograph these magnificent birds.

Got Bugs?

Published on 06/17/21

We hope to find some when Whitefish Lake Institute visits for our first Summer Reading event. Find out how to monitor the health of Whitefish Lake while exploring the small world of macroinvertebrates Thursday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m. outside on the west side of the library. Girl investigates water bugs