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Library News (Oct. 12, 2011)

Special Events:

Friends of the Library Book Sale: Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16, 1 to 4 p.m. Attend early for the best selection of paperbacks, hardcovers, books on tape, movies, children, teen, and adult items. A pre-sale for members of the Friends of the Library will be held Friday, Oct. 14, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Monday, Oct. 17, to Friday, Oct. 28. Paint your own pumpkin and bring it to the Library.  Voting is open to everyone. Drawing will be held on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. Winners (one from each group) will receive a pie. Four group awards: Preschool - Kindergarten, 1st - 4th Grades, 5th - 8th Grades, High School - Adult. Rules: Pumpkins must be painted (not carved); Pumpkins cannot be artificial; Voting is open to staff and patrons; More than one pumpkin may be submitted; Winners will be announced on Friday, Oct. 28 by 4 p.m.; All pumpkins must be picked up by 5 on Sunday, Oct. 30, any left after that time will be disposed of.

Tie Dye Socks: Monday, Oct. 17, 4 to 5 p.m. Grab a pair of old white socks and head to the library for tie dye fun. The dye will be provided. Create your own personalized Halloween socks. Children, teens, and adults are welcome.

Recycled Calendar Cards: Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 to 8 p.m. If you have a stack of old calendars and were wondering what to do with those fantastic pictures, this is the class for you. Who couldn't use a few cool handmade note cards? Makes a great teacher gift. Open to adults and teens. Sign-up at the service desk or call 433-5460 (preferred).

Regular Events:

Genealogy: Saturday, Oct. 15, 12 to 4 p.m. Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help explore family histories. Take your projects or just ask questions.

Technology Thursday: Researching with/for Your Kids, Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you are helping your kids with a research paper, you don't have to settle for encyclopedias and general internet sites. The library has dozens of databases that are perfect for that research assignment. Even better, you can access them from home if you have a West Fargo Public Library card. Sign-up at the service desk or call 433-5460 (required).

Ham Radio Group: Wednesday, Oct.12, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. This group is open to adults interested in learning about ham radio.

Knitty Giddy: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 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. Run, relaxed group.

"Young at Heart" Senior Program: Movie - How Do You Know? Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. An athlete finds herself torn between a baseball player and a businessman.  Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson.  (Rated PG-13, 2 hrs)

Storytime: Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., "Do Not Open This Book!" Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m., "Read It, Don't Eat It!" Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. "The Best Place to Read."

Friday Morning Movie, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m., "Giggle, Giggle, Quack." Enjoy an animated film filled with ducks, chickens, and frogs.  (Rated E, 57 min)

Upcoming Events:

Which Witch is Which? Genealogy Presentation, Saturday, Oct. 22, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Well-Dressed Witch: Witches Wear Daily & Other Sartorial Secrets, presented by Pam Burkhardt, Find Your Witch / Warlock in the News . . . And Your Other Relatives, Too, presented by John Beving, Witch 'n' News on the Net - A Plague of Databases & Graphicals, presented by Jackie Marler.

Technology Thursday: Learning Express &, Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Students and their parents won't want to miss this session. 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.  Additionally, offers many academic assists that can help tremendously with school projects, including online chat with real, live tutors who can answer your questions. Sign-up at the service desk or call 433-5460 (required).

Announcements: Homework Center closed, no school, Thursday, Oct. 20.

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