flathead county library http://mtpr.org en Not just "musty old books" at the Kalispell "Imagine If" Library http://mtpr.org/post/not-just-musty-old-books-kalispell-imagine-if-library <p>Walking into Flathead County Library’s main branch in Kalispell there’s the smell of fresh, buttery popcorn, and Alex Hogle and Jeremy Morrone play bluegrass music as people check out books, browse, and snack.</p><p>There’s also a big signs saying “Imagine If”. Flathead County Libraries recently unveiled itself as a new brand with “Imagine If.”</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 13667 at http://mtpr.org Not just "musty old books" at the Kalispell "Imagine If" Library Montana's first "Makers Faire" http://mtpr.org/post/montanas-first-makers-faire <p>Inventors, practical science buffs, and “makers” of all kinds are invited to demonstrate their projects at an event called the Kalispell Mini Maker Faire.</p><p>The first Makers Faire happened in San Mateo, California in 2005. Now, it has featured more than 800-makers with nearly 110,000 attendees.</p><p>The World Maker Faire in New York has grown in three years to more than 500 makers with 55,000 attendees.&nbsp;</p><p>Public Services Librarian April Szuch said the one planned for Kalispell will be much smaller, a Mini Maker Faire. She says it’s the first of its kind in Montana.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:13:56 +0000 Katrin Frye 13230 at http://mtpr.org Montana's first "Makers Faire"