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Library News (April 11, 2012)

Special Events:

National Library week is April 8-14. In celebration of libraries, we invite you to participate in two events:

Fine Amnesty: In celebration of National Library Week we are giving everyone the opportunity to bring back all lost or overdue library items without penalty. All late fines and fees will be forgiven with the item's return. This offer is only for items turned in April 8th through April 14th. It does not clear old fines.

Library Coffee or Tea: Wednesday, April 11, at 1-2 p.m. - In celebration of National Library Week, please join us for a beverage and a treat. It's free and no pre-registration is required - just come and enjoy your library.

Used Book Sale: Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The Friends of the Library are holding their spring book sale. It's priced right, with a large selection - books, VHS movies, books on tape & CDs - for all ages, children through adult. Come early for the best selection. Consider joining the Friends of the Library for special pricing.

Basket Weaving: Monday, April 16, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. - If you ever wanted to try basket weaving now is your chance. All supplies are provided. It's relaxing, easy and fun. Space is limited, so please preregister. Geared for grade school through adult.

Regular Events:

Tech Night: Introduction to Microsoft Publisher: Thursday, April 12, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Get an overview of this incredible software and learn about the many types of documents that you can create, like flyers, business cards, greeting cards, posters, banners, and so much more. Also get hands-on practice with text boxes, WordArt, and design gallery objects. Classes are free. Registration is required. You may register by calling the library at (701)433-5460 or stopping by the library. Class sizes are small. Register early.

Genealogy: Saturday, April 14, at noon-4 p.m. - Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help you explore your family's history. Bring your projects or just ask questions.

Knitty Giddy Group: Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. - Adults are invited to join this fun group of knitters and crocheters. Come with your own supplies. New and experienced knitters are welcome. We'll give you lots of help to get started. New knitters should bring size 8 or 10 needles and yarn. Those interested in crochet should bring a crochet hook and yarn.

Simply Stories: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. - Bring your little ones to the Library and enjoy two stories. Unlike our regular storytimes, this program is just stories - no crafts. If you're looking for stories and crafts, come to the Library Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 6:30 p.m..

Storytime: You are invited to hear stories and help your child(ren) with a simple make and take project. This program is geared for young children. Don't underestimate the power of one half hour of time with your child. Daycares are welcome but please call ahead (701-433-5460) so we have enough supplies. Caretaker must remain with child.

Thursday, April 12, at 6:30-7 p.m. - Bats in the Library.

Tuesday, April 17, at 1:30-2 p.m. - Books are my Friends.

Thursday, April 19, at 6:30-7 p.m. - Share a Story.

Friday Morning Movie - Arthur's Lost Library Book: Friday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. - This film is based on Marc Brown's book about a library adventure. Help us celebrate National Library Week and enjoy the show. (Rated E) (30 minutes)

New Movie Saturday - Hugo: Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m. - This is a 2012, Oscar winning, Martin Scorsese Movie. You are invited to experience with a young man the secrets left by his father and witness an incredible journey to unlock a mystery you won't soon forget. (Rated PG)

Upcoming Events:

Special Storytime with Curious George: Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Tech Night: Pandora Radio and Hulu: Thursday, April 26, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Pandora is a free, personalized internet radio site that lets you find and listen to music based on what you enjoy. If you like music and spend a lot of time at a computer, you don't want to be without Pandora. Hulu makes free online episodes of many television shows available. If you have a high speed internet connection and like radio or TV, Pandora and Hulu are for you.


Library Board Openings:

Date Posted: January 11,2012

Date Closing: June 29, 2012

The City of West Fargo Library Board has two openings for a non-salaried position in July. Please have your information to the City of West Fargo office by 5 p.m. on June 29. In order to be considered for appointment you need to provide a completed application (available on the City of West Fargo website:, your resume and a cover letter stating why you would be a good addition to the rest of the Committee.