Library News (July 10)
The Bug Man: Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p. m. Don Carey, NDSU's Entomologist (one who studies bugs) will actually bring live bugs to the library to see. He has visited many schools and the library a few times and everyone has been delighted by the interesting information he shares. This session is open to all and registration is not required.
Summer Reading Program Events: It's not too late to join the Summer Reading Program. These events are free and open to the public, but registration in the Summer Reading Program is required, except as noted. As in the past, there are events and FPactivities for all age groups and each age has a special theme. Preschoolers (Little Diggers) will have special story times and craft events. K-5 (Dig into Reading) will feature events such as Craft Mondays and the Kids' Garden Club. Grades 6-8 (Beneath the Surface) events will include a magic class and painted t-shirts. Lastly, high school and adults (Groundbreaking Reads) will enjoy a "blind date with a book" and book club. Call the library for more information. (701 433-5460)
Little Diggers (Preschool)
Simply Stories: Tuesday, July 16, 10:15 a.m. Take your little ones to the library and enjoy two stories. Geared for lap babies and preschoolers. Unlike regular storytimes, this program is just stories - no crafts. If you're looking for stories and simple make-and-take crafts, visit the library Tuesdays at 1:30 or Thursdays at 6:30. (Registration in the Summer Reading Program is not required for this event!)
Storytime: Welcome to the wonderful world of stories and make-and-take crafts. Story times are geared for preschool through 1st grade age children and their caretakers. Daycares are welcome, but if your group is larger than 5, call ahead so there are enough crafting supplies. (701) 433-5460 (Registration in the Summer Reading Program is not required for this event.) Thursday, July 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Fossils; Tuesday, July 16, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Bugging Out; Thursday, July 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For the Birds.
Dig Into Reading (K-5)
Kids' Garden Club: Thursday, July 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This week: Wind Chimes
Learn about the different types of dirt. Decorate a pot and plant.
Cookie Decorating: Monday, July 15, 3 to 4 p.m. Back by popular demand, Marie from Sandy's Donuts is a master cake decorator. She will instruct on how to make those special decorations on cookies. Each child will be given 2 cookies to decorate with a special design and to keep. This is a number limited session. Pre-registration is required.
Beneath the Surface (Grades 6-8)
Kids' Garden Club: Thursday, July 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This week: Wind Chimes, Learn about the different types of dirt. Decorate a pot and plant.
Cookie Decorating: Monday, July 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, Marie from Sandy's Donuts is a master cake decorator. She will instruct on how to make those special decorations on cookies. Each child will be given 2 cookies to decorate with a special design and to keep. This is a number limited session. Pre-registration is required.
Genealogy: Saturday, July 13, 12 to 4 p.m. Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help explore family histories. Take your projects or just ask questions.
Knitty Giddy Group: Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. Adults are invited to join this fun group of knitters and crocheters. New and experienced crafters are welcome. Attend with your own supplies. Lots of help to get beginners started. New knitters should take size 8 or 10 needles and yarn. If you'd like to learn to crochet, take a crochet hook and yarn.
Friday Morning Movie - The Fox and the Hound: July 12, 10:30 a.m. Rated (G) An animated story of 2 very different animals who are trained to be enemies. They defy the expectations and become lifelong friends. An enjoyable classic.
Video Gaming: Saturday, July 13, 2 to 4 p.m. Open to all ages. Join the fun of video gaming. Enjoy the Wii and Xbox Kinect. Don't miss this chance for free family fun.
Music Petting Zoo: Thursday, July 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ekroth Music presents a Music Petting Zoo. Several musical instruments will be on hand to try out. This event is open to all. Come try a tune.
The library is located at 109 3rd St. E. in the Lodoen Community Center. Sandra Hannahs is director.