Library News (Oct. 19, 2011)
2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Monday, Oct.17, to Friday, Oct. 28. Paint your own pumpkin and take 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 over 28";
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.
Movie: Thursday, Oct. 20, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Enjoy the animated adventures of a pet chameleon (voiced by Johnny Depp). (Rated PG, 107 min.) Due to the library's movie license agreement, movie titles can't be listed. Call 433-5460 for the title of this movie.
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.
Board Games: Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 to 8 p.m. Relax and enjoy Legos, Scrabble, Splat, Chutes & Ladders, Jenga, Battleship, and more. Free popcorn.
Regular Events: Sunday Video Games, Oct. 23, 2 to 4 p.m. Join for Wii, Guitar Hero and more. Free and open to everyone.
Technology Thursday: Learning Express & Tutor.com, Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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, Tutor.com offers many academic assists that can help tremendously with school projects. Pre-register at 433-5460.
"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)
Ham Radio Group: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Open to adults interested in learning about ham radio.
Knitty Giddy: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 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.
New: Simply Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. Take your little ones to the library and enjoy two stories. Unlike regular storytimes, this program is just stories - no crafts. If you're looking for stories and crafts, visit the library Tuesdays at 1:30 or Thursdays at 6:30.
Storytime: Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., "The Best Place to Read;" Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m., "Queen of Halloween;" Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m., "The Boy and the Moon."
Friday Morning Movie: Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m., "Diego's Halloween." Join Diego and friends for an animated Halloween adventure. (Rated E, 98 min)
Upcoming Event: 2nd Annual Cards for Veterans, Friday, Nov. 04, 3:30 to 5 p.m. It's time to "Thank a vet!" All supplies provided, you supply the creativity. The library will send the cards to the Veterans Hospital in Fargo. Create as many cards as you wish. Open to everyone!
The North Dakota Historical Society has approved a $1032 grant request for archival supplies for the West Fargo Historical Center. The West Fargo Historical Center is located in the West Fargo Public Library and has information on many facets of West Fargo and the surrounding community, along with its citizens. The public is welcome to visit the Historical Center and contributions of yearbooks, photographs, and documents of West Fargo individuals and businesses are welcomed. Call 433-5460 to arrange visiting the center or to discuss a donation.
The library is located at 109 3rd St. E., in the Lodoen Community Center. Sandra Hannahs serves as library director.