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Library News (Oct. 2)

Special Events:

West Fargo: Looking Back, Looking Forward: This exhibit features an illustrated timeline of the history of West Fargo and includes a few peeks at what lies ahead. Visit the exhibit (upper level of the Library) during Library hours. Special West Fargo Timeline Viewing for Seniors – with pie: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Seniors are invited to visit the library to reminisce or learn about West Fargo history during a special viewing of West Fargo: Looking Back, Looking Forward, an illustrated timeline exhibit of West Fargo history. As a special bonus, seniors can enjoy a piece of pie for dessert, donated by West Fargo’s TNT’s Diner. (Available while supplies last.)

A Whale of a Tale: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Join for a “Whale of a Tale” storytime. Added Bonus: get a free ticket to Kid Quest, held on Saturday, Oct 5 at 1 p.m. at the Plains Art Museum and enter your child’s name into a drawing for a Moby Dick pop-up book. Drawing will be held Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. (You need not be present to win.) These programs are part of the 3.2.1. Community Read. Daycares are welcome, but call the library if your group is 5 or more to ensure there are enough supplies for projects.

Regular Events: Tech Class – Intermediate Excel: Monday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. Learn more about using Excel spreadsheets. Participants should have attended the Beginning Excel class on Sept. 30 or have a basic understanding of Excel. Registration is required and class size is very limited. Register soon. Genealogy: Saturday, Oct. 5, 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. 2, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Open to all adults interested in learning about ham radio operating.

Knitty Giddy Group: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 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 take size 8 or 10 needles and yarn. If you’d like to learn to crochet, take a crochet hook and yarn. Friday Morning Movie – Dora the Explorers Pirate Adventures, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. Little Spanish friends and their foxy friend in a Yo ho ho! seafaring adventure. Rated E Simply Stories: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10:15 a.m. Take the 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: Welcome to the wonderful world of stories and make-and-take crafts. 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. 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Whale of a Tale; Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dog Days; Thursday, Oct. 10, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Read with Rover.

Upcoming Events:

Read to Rover: Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. Read to a Dog. Therapy dogs will visit the library and they love to be read to. They don’t even care if you make a mistake. The trainers stay with the dogs at all times. Take your own book or use one of the library’s. Register for this program, as each person is assigned a limited time with a dog. Register by calling 701-433-5460 or stop by the library.

Time for Magic: Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. Magician Jeffrey Salveson – along with his friend, Bunny! - will return to the library to amaze and entertain. This is a great family program. Open to magic lovers of all ages. Free, no registration required.

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


Friends of Library -Used Book Sale: Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 4:30 PM and Sunday, Oct. 13, 1 to 4 p.m. The Friends of the Library invite you to their autumn book sale. Books are in good condition and priced to sell. Silent Auction will be held for 2 book shelves and box of vinyl records. All proceeds will benefit the West Fargo Public Library. If you can’t wait, consider the special pre-sale for Friends of the Library members on Friday, Oct. 11 between 4 and 5:50 p.m. This members-only event features light refreshments and first choice of books to purchase. You can renew or join at the pre-sale.

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