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Library News (July 9)

Summer Reading Program Events

These events are free and open to the public, but registration in the summer reading program is required, except as noted. There are events and activities for all age groups, and each age has a special theme. For full details on events, get a schedule at the library service desk.

Little Fizzers (Preschool) Simply Stories: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. This session is geared for lap babies and preschoolers and is just stories – no crafts. For stories and simple make-and-take crafts, visit the library at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Summer reading program registration is not required.

Story time – Color My World: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Story times are geared for preschool through first grade age children and their caretakers. Daycares are welcome, but for groups larger than five, please call ahead to (701) 433-5460. Summer Reading Program registration is not required.

Fun with Food: 10:15 a.m. July 16. A program for preschoolers and their caretakers that includes activities and a healthy snack. The program is part of the nutrition program by North Dakota State University Extension Service. Registration is required.

Fizz, Boom, Read! (K-5) Craft: 1:30 p.m. Monday. Learn what a polymer is and make a GLOP. Registration required.

Spark a Reaction (Grades 6-8) Craft: 3:30 p.m. Monday. Learn what a polymer is and make a GLOP. Summer Reading Program registration is required.

Garden Club: 10:15 a.m. today. Learn and discuss different gardening topics, paint flower pots and plant flowers. Registration is required.

Red River Zoomobile: 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The Red River Zoomobile will be visiting the library with a select group of animals. No registration is required.

Literary Elements: Blind Date with a Book (high school age – adults): 7 p.m. Monday. Discussion of participants’ blind date with a book. Please visit the library and choose a wrapped book at the service desk, then read and enjoy it. Light refreshments will be provided and registration is required.

Regular Events

West Fargo: Looking Back, Looking Forward: An exhibit features an illustrated timeline of the history of West Fargo and includes a few peeks at what lies ahead. Visit the exhibit (upper level of the Library) during Library hours.

Genealogy: Noon and 4 p.m. Saturday. Bring projects or just ask questions.

Knitty Giddy: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. New and experienced crafters are welcome. Bring supplies.

Video Gaming: 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Two hours of fun with many video games, LEGOs and Kinect’s available to play.

Friday Morning Movie: 10:30 a.m. Friday. “Wall E” (G, 98 minutes)

Upcoming Events

Summer Reading Program Event: Cookie Decorating. K-5 at 1:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Each student will have two cookies to decorate with instructions from a master decorator. Summer Reading Program Registration required.

Summer Reading Program Event: Read to a therapy dog: 2 p.m. July 22.