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Library News (May 2, 2012)

Special Events:

Plant a Bonnet: Monday, May 7, at 2 p.m.: The library will provide a bonnet, soil, flowers, and instruction to create these Spring Bonnet planters. Participants need to bring one cool whip container (plastic container) and a 12 inch plate. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Regular Events:

Thursday Tech Night: eBooks @ the Library: Thursday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m.: Do you need to conduct research or are you looking for a good read after hours? Learn about Library2Go and EBSCO eBooks. You can access both these library resources from home on your computer anytime, night or day. Class sizes are small. Preregistration is required by registering at the library service desk or by calling the library at 701-433-5460.

Genealogy: Saturday, May 5, at noon to 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, May 8, 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.

Video Gaming: Sunday, May 6, at 2 to 4 p.m.: Join the fun and try your skills at Kinect Sports or Mario Cart Racing. Open to kids of all ages.

Simply Stories: Tuesday, May 8, 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 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, May 3, at 6:30 to 7 p.m. - Hush Little Dragon

Tuesday, May 8, at 1:30 to 2 p.m. - My Special Mom

Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 to 7 p.m. - What Moms Can't Do

Friday Morning Movies - Celebrate Spring: Friday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m.: Ahh Spring. Join us for a fun 55-minute flick with your favorite little explorer girl and her amigos.

New release movie - The Muppets: Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m.: Join everyone's favorite puppet gang in this adventure full of music and family fun. Rated (PG) 103 minutes

Upcoming Events:

All About Birding: Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m.: Experience the journey to a lifelong hobby of birdwatching. Keith Corliss, an avid bird watcher and volunteer instructor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, will introduce you to this fun hobby. Delightful photos and information will be presented.

Intro to Facebook: Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m.: Facebook is an extremely popular social media website that can link you to friends and family. Learn how to set up an account and start networking online. If you want, we will even take a digital photo that can be used in your Facebook profile. Class sizes are small. Preregistration is required by registering at the library service desk or by calling the library at 701-433-5460.


As you do your spring cleaning, you may find some books that you no longer want or need. Please consider donating gently used books, audiobooks, and DVDs to the Friends of the Library (FOL). (The Friends are unable to accept magazines, items owned by other libraries, encyclopedias, or textbooks and reference books that are more than three years old.) Items can be dropped off at the library during regular service hours. We would appreciate a call before a large donation drop-off of several boxes. Funds raised through the FOL book sales are used to benefit the library. In past years, the FOL have purchased e-readers for patrons to check out, furniture for the children's area, and a catalog system for the Historical Center. Donations are tax deductible. The donor establishes the value of the donation, and the library can provide a receipt upon request.