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Library News (March 9, 2016)

Special events

Man Toys on Display: through March 31. The library’s current display is from local resident Neil Wenberg’s collectible war toys. Wenberg is loaning many of his 1930s-40s Manoil, Barclay and Built-Rite items for the public to view. Having been manufactured during the Depression and World War when there was a shortage of money and metal, they are made of cardboard and hollow lead slush.

Movie of the Month – “The Suffragette”: 1 p.m. Thursday. Drama based on true events explores the passion of the women who risked everything in their fight for equal voting rights in early 20th century Britain. Rated PG-13. Free and open to the public. Free popcorn.

Open Crafting Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The library is hosting an Open Crafting Day to celebrate National Craft Month. Bring your current craft and plan to spend the day working and getting acquainted with others. The library will provide scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies for any who wish to work on scrapbooks or cards. Free and open to the public. Preregister at the service desk or call (701) 433-5460.

Craft Supply Recycling: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. To celebrate National Craft Month, the West Fargo Public Library and the Knitty Giddy group are together hosting the second annual craft supply recycling each Tuesday evening in March. In April, all supplies will be donated to local activity centers.

Regular events

Friday Morning Movie – “Disney Nature-Monkey Kingdom”: 10:30 a.m. Friday. From Disneynature, comes a tale following Maya and her son Kip, two resourceful monkeys. Join them, and their family, on an entertaining journey as you learn more about their life in South Asia. Rated G. Free. Open to the public.

Genealogy: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Bring projects or just ask questions.

The Next Chapter Book Club: 7 p.m. Monday. Join us for an exciting discussion of the selection “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman. Free and open to the public. Books are available in area libraries and bookstores. Discussion questions available in advance at the service desk. No registration necessary. Refreshments will be served.

Simply Stories: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. This session is geared for lap babies and preschoolers and is just stories – no crafts. For stories and simple make-and-take crafts, visit the library at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration is not required.

Storytime with a Craft: Shamrocks, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Story times are geared for preschool through first grade-age children and their caretakers. Day cares are welcome, but for groups larger than five, call ahead to (701) 433-5460. Registration is not required.

Knitty Giddy: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Join this fun group for an evening of knitting or crochet. Come with your own supplies. Not for beginners, but tips will be given to knitters and crocheters needing help. No preregistration required.

The Next Chapter Book Club: 1 p.m. Wednesday. Join a discussion of the selection “Little Paris Bookshop,” by Nina George. Free and open to the public. Books are available in area libraries and bookstores. Discussion questions available in advance at the service desk. No registration necessary. Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming events

Luck of the Irish: 6:30 p.m. March 17. Join us for a night full of celebration for kids. Make a shamrock, play games, and enjoy a snack and sip of green drink. Registrations is requested at the service desk or call the library.

New Release Movie – “Goosebumps”: 2 p.m. March 19. Join us for a showing of this thrilling tale. A teenager (Zach) teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free in the small town of Madison, Del. Rated PG. Free and open to the public. Free popcorn.

Announcements

The Homework Center is open 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday when school is in session.

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