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Library News (June 8, 2011)

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Library News (June 8, 2011)
Fargo North Dakota 101 5th Street North 58102

Summer Reading Program: This year, for the first time, the library is offering programs for all age groups: Little Explorers (preschool), One World, Many Stories (K-5), You Are Here! (6, 7, 8) and Novel Destinations (high school through adult). The summer will be filled with programs, projects and presenters! For the first time ever, there will be pen pals from England, and a read-a-thon to earn money to benefit libraries in Asia and Africa (the "room to read" program). Be part of the fun. It's not too late to join, even if you missed registration at the Opening Celebration. Library staff will be happy to help. (Pre-registration is required for some Summer Reading Program events.  Call 433-5460 or ask at the service desk for more information.)


Preschoolers:  Little Explorers, Storytime: Listen to a story and make a craft. Thursday, June 9, 6:30 p.m., Yoko's Paper Cranes; Tuesday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m.; Beatrice's Goat, Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m., Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain;

K-5:  One World, Many Stories: Room to Read, Wednesday, June 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Students - take a break from your summer vacation to read for a good cause. Get sponsors for reading and donate the money you raise to Room to Read. This group provides funds to Asian and African libraries to have books translated into native languages. (For more information, see )

Simple Origami: Thursday, June 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the Japanese art of folding paper. Take home a rice pot container made out of paper.

Hand-Tied Bracelet: Tuesday, June 14, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Created your own breaded bracelet with colorful beads.

You Are Here (Grades 6, 7, and 8): Travel Log - Africa, Monday, June 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. What's it like to travel to Africa? Staff members will share pictures, artifacts, and Peace Corp experiences from Africa.

Novel Destinations (High School and Adults): Travel Log Adventures - Africa, Monday, June 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. What's it like to travel to Africa? Staff members will share pictures, artifacts, and Peace Corp experiences from Africa.

Regular Events:

Technology Thursday: Learning Express for Students, Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Even though it's summer, school is still a reality. If you want to brush up on your skills (math, science, vocabulary, and much more) or are planning to take the ACT, SAT, GRE, or LSAT (to name a few), Learning Express has what you need.

Genealogy: Saturday, June 11, 12 to 4 p.m. Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help you explore your family's history. Take your projects or just ask questions. 

Knitty Giddy: Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. If you are an experienced knitter, take along your projects and knit; if you are a new knitter, take your size 8 to size 10 needles and a skein of yarn and you will receive help getting started. Fun, relaxed group.

Friday Morning Movie: June 10, 10:30 a.m., "Veggie Tales, Lord of the Beans." Flobbit is given a special bean and goes on a quest to discover its meaning.  (Rated E, Sony, 45 min.)

Movie: Friday, June 10, 3 p.m., "Brother Bear." Kenai receives his totem in a manhood ceremony. Kenai is disappointed when he receives the "love" totem, which is said to guide him through his life. When a bear kills Kenai's brother, Kenai kills the bear and becomes a bear himself. Listen for voices from Joaquin Phoenix, Rick Moranis, and D.B. Sweeney.  (Rated G, Disney, 85 min)

Saturday Movie Mania: June 11, 2 p.m., "Spirited Away." Ten-year-old Chihiro discovers her greedy parents have been changed into pigs. In order to change her parents back into humans, Chihiro must work in a bathhouse for monsters and other spirits. This Japanese anime film won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. (Rated PG, Disney, 124 min)