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Library News (Oct. 16)

Special Events:

West Fargo: Looking Back, Looking Forward: This exhibit features an illustrated timeline of the history of West Fargo and include a few peeks at what lies ahead. Visit the exhibit (upper level of the library) during regular hours.

Magic at the Library: Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Magician Jeffrey Salveson (and his rabbit) will be back at the library with magic to entertain and amaze. Join the fun. This is a great family program, free and open to magic lovers of all ages. The Magic Show will be in place of the usual storytime.

Preserving Family Heirlooms: Saturday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. Is Grandma’s wedding dress in a box in the attic? Learn how to preserve family heirlooms like a museum professional. The first part of the workshop will be a presentation about how to care for photographs, documents and objects like clothing and silver. The second half will be a hands-on workshop about digitally preserving documents and photographs by using a scanner. The first ten registrants are encouraged to bring one photograph or document to be scanned and burned on to a CD. If you missed this session when it was offered in October, this is your chance. Call 433-5460 or stop at the library service desk to register. Co-sponsored by the West Fargo Public Library and the Cass County Historical Society.

Fun with Food: Monday, Oct. 21, 10:15 to 11 a.m. This is the first in a new series of fun nutrition programs for preschoolers and their caretakers. It includes a story, fun activities, and a healthy snack. It is part of the Family Nutrition Program by NDSU Extension Service. Preregister for this program. This week’s theme: What’s for Breakfast?

Regular Events:

Genealogy: Saturday, Oct. 19, 12 to 4 p.m. Are you ready to explore your family’s history? Receive help. Take your projects or just ask questions.

Ham Radio Operators (RRRA): Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Open to all adults interested in learning about ham radio operating.

Knitty Giddy Group: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Adults are invited to join this fun group of knitters and crocheters. New and experienced crafters are welcome. Attend with your own supplies. Lots of help to get beginners started. New knitters should bring size 8 or 10 needles and yarn. If you’d like to learn to crochet, take a crochet hook and yarn.

Friday Morning Movie – Magic School Bus: Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m. Scary bugs, a flying bus, teacher, and an ingenious discovery. This nonfiction film is based on a best-selling book series.

New Release Movie – EPIC: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. School is out for the week. Join for a free movie. In this delightfully animated adventure, a teen is recruited with his nature loving friends to save the world from evil warriors. Rated (G) Family friendly fun and popcorn too.

Video Gaming: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 to 4 p.m. It’s free, fun, and entertaining. This family entertainment is open to all ages — give video gaming a try. Wii and Kinect instruction and popcorn too. No registration required.

Simply Stories: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:15 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, come to the library Tuesdays at 1:30 or Thursdays at 6:30.

Storytime: Welcome to the wonderful world of stories and make-and-take crafts. Story times are geared for preschool through 1st grade age children and their caretakers. Daycares are welcome, but if your group is larger than 5, call ahead so there are enough crafting supplies. (701) 433-5460. Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Storytime is replace by a magic show. See above for details. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1:30 to 2 p.m. Fall Changes; Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Maisy Mouse storytime with visit from Maisy character.

Upcoming Events:

Maisy Mouse-Storytime visit: Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Maisy Mouse character will visit the library for storytime. Children are invited to enjoy stories by Lucy Cousins and greet Maisy. Cameras are welcome, take a photo and remember the fun times at the library.

Tech-Petting Zoo: Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. Wow! You won’t want to miss this. The library has many new tech items that may be checked out of the library and some that may be used while in the library. Take a look and you will be amazed. There are laptops, iPads, kilo-a-watt meter, flip cameras, infrared thermometer and more. All will be on display and instructions on the “how to use” provided. This program will be held in the library’s front lobby. Peruse to your heart’s content. No registration is required and it is open to all ages.


The Homework Center will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 17, since there is no school that day. Normal hours resume the following Monday, Oct. 21.

The library is located at 109 3rd St. E. in the Lodoen Community Center.