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Library News: Sept. 5, 2018

Special Events

World War 1 Remembrance Posters and Henry C. Stotlar Exhibit: 10-9 a.m. Monday. Long-time Fargo resident and businessman Henry C. Stotlar (1891-1972) served in France during World War I. View the memorabilia that he kept along with other WWI items saved by his family. Visitors to the exhibit may also post photos, names, and/or family connections of anyone they know about who served in the war. Exhibit closes Dec. 31.

Technology Class: Intro to Instagram: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday. Learn the basics of using Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app. This class will cover terminology, navigation, sharing photos and videos, browsing, and settings. Come prepared with an Instagram account and app downloaded on your device. Bring a tablet or mobile device, or use one of the library's iPads. Space is limited. Please register at the service desk or by calling (701)551-8940.

Regular Events

STEM Explorers: 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through activities, experiments, and games every Thursday afternoon (when school is in session). No registration required. Supplies and a snack will be provided. Free and open to kids in grades three to eight.

Friday Morning Movie — "Curious George Back to School": 10:30 a.m. Friday. Free popcorn

Genealogy: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Staff Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help you explore your family's history. Bring projects or just ask questions. Visit the Historical Center located on the library's main floor.

The Next Chapter Book Club — Evening: 7 p.m. Monday. Discussion of the 2018 1 Book 1 Community read "The Cartographer of No Man's " by P.S. Duffy. Free and open to all adults. Check the library's catalog or area libraries for an available copy.

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: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Story times are geared for preschool through first grade age children and their caretakers. Daycares are welcome, but for groups larger than five, please call ahead at (701) 433-5460. Registration is not required.

After-school Art: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Join us for art, crafts, and other projects every Tuesday afternoon (when school is in session). No registration required. Supplies and a snack will be provided. Free and open to kids in grades K-8.

Twisted Stitchers: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. An evening of knitting or crochet. Bring supplies. Not for beginners, but tips will be given to knitters and crocheters needing help. No pre-registration required.

Lego and Game Club: 4 p.m. Wednesday. Stop in every Wednesday afternoon (when school is in session) for Legos and board games. No registration required. Open to kids in grades K-8.

Technology Tutoring: 4-5 p.m. Wednesday. Drop in for a one-on-one tutoring session to get help with technology questions and build skills. Bring a device or use one of the library's iPads or computers. All ages are welcome and no registration is needed.

Ham Radio Operators: 7 p.m. Wednesday. Open to all adults and children (with attending adult) who want to learn more about ham radio operation. For more information, contact Bob Kirkeby at (701) 541-3411.

Upcoming Events

Movie of the Month — "Testament of Youth": 1 p.m. Sept. 13. A powerful story of love, war, and remembrance, based on the World War I memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A 2018 1 Book 1 Community event. PG-13. Free popcorn. Free admission.

Four Seasons Family Storytime: 6 p.m. Sept. 13. Celebrate the start of fall with a special evening storytime. Listen to stories about fall, winter spring and summer, enjoy a treat and make a fun seasons themed craft project. Program is free and open to all ages. No registration is required.

WFPL3:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Library's Pop-Up library located at the Farmers Market and Beyond, location is listed above. Rustad Recreation Center Parking Lot: 601 26th Ave E, West Fargo.

Lego Mania: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Build and create with Legos. The library has a big supply of Legos for creative building. Program is free and open to all ages.

Author Robert Dodge presents "Tempest-Tost: The Refugee Experience through One Community's Prism": 7 p.m. Sept. 18Author Robert Dodge taught in West Fargo for 10 years, was an expatriate for 35 years, and now lives in Denver. He returns to the West Fargo community to discuss his book. Free and open to the public.

Announcements

The library is also closed on Saturday, Sept. 15 for West Fest. On Sept. 9 it will return to winter hours and we will be open again on Sundays.