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Library news (June 19)


Summer Hours The library is closed on Sundays throughout the summer.

Summer Reading Program Events: These events are free and open to the public, but registration in the Summer Reading Program is required, except as noted. As in the past, there are events and activities for all age groups and each age has a special theme. Preschoolers (Little Diggers) will have special story times and craft events. K-5 (Dig into Reading) will feature events such as Craft Mondays and the Kids' Garden Club. Grades 6-8 (Beneath the Surface) events will include a magic class and painted t-shirts. Lastly, high school and adults (Groundbreaking Reads) will enjoy a "blind date with a book" and book club. Call the library for more information. (701 433-5460)

Little Diggers (Preschool)

Simply Stories: Tuesday, June 25, 10:15 a.m. Take your little ones to the library and enjoy two stories. This session is 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. (Registration in the Summer Reading Program is not required for this event!)

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 (Registration in the Summer Reading Program is not required for this event.) Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Arrr, Me Matey; Tuesday, June 25, 1:30 to 2 p.m., How Does Your Garden Grow?; Thursday, June 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., This is the Way We Plant the Seed.

Looking Glass: Wednesday, June 19, 11 to 11:30 p.m. Open to preschoolers and their caretakers. Decorate a spy glass and enjoy some I Spy fun. Small refreshments will be provided. Pre registration required at the service desk or by calling the library at 701-43-5460.

Dig Into Reading (K-5)

Water Globes: Monday, June 24, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All supplies provided.

Beneath the Surface (Grades 6-8)

Paint a Pot: Monday, June 24, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Decorate and paint a terra cotta pot. All supplies are provided.

Groundbreaking Reads (High School - Adults)

Digging Into Your Ancestry: Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Take your family names and dates and see what you can discover. The class will be presented by staff genealogist, Jackie Marler. You must be registered in Summer Reading Program to participate in this program.

Regular Events:

Genealogy: Saturday, June 22, 12 to 4 p.m. Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help explore family histories. Take your projects or just ask questions.

Knitty Giddy Group: Tuesday, June 25, 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 10:30 Movie - The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Friday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. Vegetables that talk and have a pirate adventure. 86 minutes of simple fun. Rated E

Saturday Movie - The Pirates! Band of Misfits: Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. End pirates' week with a fun-filled voyage and set sail for 88 minutes of laughter and adventure! Rated (PG)

Teacups Book Club-Blind Date with a Book: Monday, June 24, 7 p. m. Time to take a look at how the Blind Date with a Book went. Free blind date books may be picked up at the library Service Desk.

Video Gaming: Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join in the fun of playing the older video games. To the younger players the old will be new. Free and open to gamers of all ages.

Upcoming Events:

Kids' Garden Club: Thursday, June 27, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This week: The Dirt on Dirt. Learn about the different types of dirt. Decorate a pot and plant.

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