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Library News (June 27, 2012)

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Summer Reading Program: Not registered in the Summer Reading Program? It's not too late. It's free and you can sign up anytime the library is open through July 27. Earn reading incentives, make crafts, listen to stories, enjoy video gaming and movies. Don't miss the fun. Activities are available for all ages.

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Little Dreamers (preschool)

Simply Stories: Tuesday, July 3, 10 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 make and take simple crafts, visit the library Tuesdays at 1:30 or Thursdays at 6:30.

Storytime: You are invited to listen to 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. Thursday, June 28, 6:30 to 7 p.m. "I'm Big Enough;" Tuesday, July 3, 1:30 to 2 p.m., "It's a Grand Old Flag;" Thursday, July 5, 6:30 to 7 p.m., "Yankee Doodle."

Dream Big -- Read! (Kindergarten - 5th grade)

Create a Mobile (part 2): Thursday, June 28, 3:30 to 4:30 p. m. This is the second part of a 2 part class. In Part 1, you designed your personal clay items with air dry clay. Now, in Part 2, you'll paint the pieces and put them together to make your own special mobile. 

Kid's Garden Club: Thursday, June 28, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This program is for Dream Big-Read (K-5th) and Own the Night (6,7 and 8th) participants registered in the Summer Reading Program. The goal of this program is to give the children the garden bug. We will hold short sessions on many gardening topics and they will get some hands-on practice in planting.

Monday Craft: Bead Bracelets: July 2, 1:30 to 2:30 p. m., making fun jewelry out of old book pages. This craft is for participants in the Library's Summer Reading Program.

Pajama Party: Tuesday, July 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Visit the library in your pajamas (footwear required) where you'll make a time capsule, enjoy refreshments and play video games. You may also bring a stuffed animal and leave it for an overnight stay at the library. (This is not required.)  Pictures will be taken of your animals and their library adventures.  All stuffed animals will be labeled with your name and theirs so they get back home safely. Animals may be picked up at the library Thursday, July 5 from 1:30 until the library closes at 9 p.m.

Own the Night (6th, 7th and 8th grade)

Create a Mobile (part 2): Thursday, June 28, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is the second part of a 2 part class. In Part 1, you designed your personal clay items out of air dry clay. In Part 2, you'll paint the pieces and assemble them to make your unique mobile.

Kid's Garden Club: Thursday, June 28, 3:30 to 4:30 p. m. This program is for Dream Big-Read (K-5th) and Own the Night (6,7 and 8th) participants registered in the Summer Reading Program. The goal of this program is to give the children the garden bug. There will be short sessions on many gardening topics and some hands-on practice in planting.

Craft Monday:  Bead Bracelets: Monday, July 2, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This craft is for 6th, 7th and 8th grade age students who are registered in the Library's Summer Reading Program. Make bead bracelets out of old book pages.

Regular Events:

Genealogy: Saturday, June 30, 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 3, 6:30 p.m. Adults are invited to join this fun group of knitters and crocheters. New and experienced crafters are welcome. Take your own supplies. New knitters take size 8 or 10 needles and yarn. If you're interested in learning to crochet, take a crochet hook and yarn.

Video Gaming: Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Video gaming fun. Join in playing Kinect Sports, Mario Racing and more. Session open to everyone.

Wednesday Movies:  June 27, 3 p. m., "Cars 2." Vvrrroom. They are off to an adventure full of excitement and challenge. You won't want to skip your chance to see the super autos and goofy truck as they go for the speed challenge. Who will win?  Cool off with what is sure to be a great children's movie classic. Rated G  106 minutes

  Friday Morning Movies: June 29, 10:30 a.m. "Charlotte's Web." Based on the characters in the book "Charlotte's web" by E.B. White. Enjoy this 80 minute, fun filled movie of true friendship and see how to be the best friend ever.  Rated (G)

Upcoming event:

Red River Valley Zoo Visit: Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Red River Valley Zoo will bring animals into the library for you to see and zoo keepers will present information on nocturnal animals. Open to all ages.  No registration required.

Announcement:

The library will be closed on July 4 in honor of Independence Day.

The library is located at 109 3rd St. E. in the Lodoen Community Center. Sandra Hannahs is director. Inquiries can be made by calling 701-433-5460.

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