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Library News (May 30, 2012)

Summer Reading Program & Special Events:

Kick-Off Celebration -Summer Reading Program: Saturday, June 2, 2 to 4 p.m. It's time for the Summer Reading Program at the Library. Don't miss the Kick-Off Celebration, featuring SkyLab, a huge, portable planetarium. Enjoy refreshments, register for the program, and get started with summer reading fun. If you're unable to attend the celebration, you can still register later on, just ask for help at the service desk.

Dream Big - Read! Craft Monday: Puzzlemania and surprise craft, Monday, June 4, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For Kindergarten through 5th grade aged students who are registered in the library's Summer Reading Program.

Own the Night -Craft Mondays:  Sand Art, June 4, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who are registered in the library's Summer Reading Program.

Bike Maintenance: Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Keith Schoon, fondly referred to as West Fargo's "Bike Guy," will show how to put together a bike outside the library on the side yard (South side by parking lot).  He will answer questions on bike repair.  Open to everyone.

Bike Safety: Wednesday, June 6, 11:00 AM Bobbie Paper, a speaker with Sanford Health in Child Injury Prevention will give fun and informative session on Bike Safety. The first 40 children who bring their helmet to show or a picture of themselves with their helmet on will receive a free reflector bracelet! This program is open to all ages.

Regular Events:

Technology Thursday:  Digital Photo Management, Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. Not sure what to do with all those pictures stored on your digital camera (or phone)? Discover how to transfer pictures from the camera to the computer, edit using Picasa/Google Photo (a free software program), save and share with others. Class sizes are small. Pre-register at the library service desk or by calling the library at 701-433-5460. This will be the last "Technology Thursday" event until fall.

Genealogy: Saturday, June 2, 12 to 4 p.m. Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help you explore family histories. Take your projects or just ask questions.

Knitty Giddy Group: Tuesday, June 5, 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, you will receive lots of help getting g started. New knitters should bring take size 8 or 10 needles and yarn. If you'd like to learn to crochet, take a crochet hook and yarn.

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

Simply Stories: Tuesday, June 5, 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 simple make-and-take 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, May 31, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Dazzle; Tuesday, June 5, 1:30 to 2 p.m., How to Catch a Star; Thursday, June 7, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Stars.

Friday Morning Movies: June 1, 10:30 a.m., "Winnie the Pooh:  Newfound Friends." Join us and enjoy 44 minutes of a delightful story with a chubby cub and his friends.  Discover how they find new friends. Rated (E)

Wednesday Movies: June 6, 3 p.m., "Sleeping Beauty." Cool off with a great children's movie classic. It is an enchanted animated story about a princess who slept for 100 years awaiting loves first kiss by her prince. Enjoy the free show and popcorn. Rated (G)


The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer.

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