ImagineIF Libraries Kalispell - February Events
Get creative and make your life a little cozier with a custom blend of mulling spices, use your collaboration skills as you contribute to the Montana Heart Project, and put your problem-solving skills to work as you puzzle through a knot tying station. Don’t miss Making Montana, a two-day event with more 21st century skills in action. This winter at ImagineIF Libraries we’re making a big deal about making.
A two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness at Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building. Find out more at: makingmontana.org
Friday, February 28th • 8:30am – 3:00pm
Makers, manufacturers and tech companies offer hands-on experiences designed to spark curiosity and engage students.
Saturday, February 29th • 10am – 2pm
Dive into the world of making and manufacturing and see how tinkering can build 21st century skills. Free and open to the public!
Entangle yourself in an age-old practice at ImagineIF Libraries’ knot tying station. Whether you are learning rock climbing knots for survival or macramé techniques for sprucing up your space, you’ll be sure to get all wrapped up in problem solving. Why knot give it a try? February 3-8
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 of the Library Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month in the meeting room at ImagineIF Kalispell. All are invited to join the discussion.
Next month’s selection: Golden Child by Claire Adam
A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love.
ImagineIF Kalispell Meeting Room. March 10th, 4:30 p.m.
What spectacular thing will you build with glue and sticks? Challenge yourself with an engineering prompt or simply freestyle. Tinker to your heart’s content! Especially for kids ages 5 and up. Feb 6-12
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. Especially for children from birth to age 2. Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m.
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. Especially for 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. Especially for ages 4-5. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Teen Fandom Meet-Up
Are you a total anime nerd? Do you have a favorite Riverdale ship? Write Avengers fanfic? This is the place for you! Connect with other teens and create art inspired by fandom. Especially for 6th-12th graders. This month: Nerd Stamps: Carve the Deathly Hallows, the Starfleet Insignia, the Bat Sign, or the emblem of your choice into a stamp and then make art prints and greeting cards to share with your friends. February 6th, 4-5:30 p.m.
Teen Maker Social
Tinker, create and make. Also, snacks! Especially for 6th-12th graders. This month:
Chopped ImagineIF: Break out your chef hats for the cooking challenge of a lifetime. Combine oddball ingredients to make a delicacy of your own design. February 20th, 4-5:30 p.m.