ImagineIF Libraries Kalispell - February Events
Try your hand at print making, play to bring out your inner child and think more seriously about what skills make a maker. Cap it all off with Making Montana, a two-day event celebrating making and 21st century skills. It’s all about Making, with a capital M, this winter at ImagineIF Libraries.
Learn to solder? Make waffles from scratch? Share the maker skills you want to learn this year in an interactive display. February 1-11
A two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness at Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building. Find out more at: kalispell.makerfaire.com/about/expo/
Manufacturing Technology Expo – Friday, February 15th • 8:30am – 3:30pm
Meet local manufacturers offering hands-on experiences designed to spark curiosity and demonstrate what manufacturing is really about.
Kalispell Mini Maker Faire – Saturday, February 16th • 10am – 3pm
Dive into the world of Making and see how tinkering can build 21st century skills.
Trivia @ the Brewery
Enjoy trivia night every Monday at the brewery, with trivia questions provided by ImagineIF Libraries. Put your brain to the test! Kalispell Brewing Company Mondays, 6-8 p.m.
Friends of the Library Book Club
The Friends book group meets the second Tuesday of the month in the meeting room at ImagineIF Kalispell, September through June. All are invited to join the discussion.
Next month’s selection: Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers.
The exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.
ImagineIF Kalispell Meeting Room
March 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Watch an enormous kid-built sculpture about Love evolve over time as kids tinker with recyclable materials, combining engineering with art. Especially for children in grades K-6. February 5-9
ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS
Sing, dance, read and explore while also building social and emotional skills. This fun and interactive class is for toddlers and preschoolers who love to move! Bring your sense of fun for the included messy and sensory play that helps prepare children for future learning success. Caregiver participation encouraged. (ages 2-4) Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
With a special emphasis on independence and a focus on longer stories, listening, and taking turns, preschoolers in this class will gain skills they need for kindergarten success. Sessions will also include fun songs, movement and basic literacy concepts, as well as math and science exploration. (ages 4-5) Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Share smiles, stories, rhymes and more at this entertaining and interactive class for infants and toddlers and their caregivers. Rhythm and repetition form a foundation for learning by strengthening language connections in the brain. Participants will also learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home. (birth to age 2) Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m.
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. Showing this month: Wolf Children. Bereft after the death of her werewolf husband, young Hana must raise her wolf-hybrid children alone in this dark fairy tale film. February 7, 4-5:30 p.m.
Teen Social: Maker Lab
Local high school and middle school students are invited to meet at the library. Discuss your favorite books and enjoy gaming on our Wii and awesome new tools, free food and a chill atmosphere. Join us this month for Dessert Demolition: Valentine’s Day didn’t go your way? Create an elaborate sweet creation and smash it to bits. Feast on the saccharine ruins! February 21, 4-5:30 p.m.
For more information visit http://imagineiflibraries.org/.