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Library News: Jan. 9, 2019

The West Fargo Public Library.

Special Events

Julia Roberts Movie Month — "Wonder": 1 p.m. Thursday. Wonder tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters public school for the first time as a fifth grader. Based on the bestselling book by R.J. Palacio. PG. Free popcorn. Free admission.

Calligraphy Workshop Series: 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The West Fargo Public Library hosts Anne Kaese teaching a three-session class. Register at the Service Desk in advance with a $15 non-refundable supply fee payable to Anne Kaese. Open to high school and adults.

Laid-Back Winter Book Club: Jan. 7 — Mar. 20. When each book is returned, participants will be invited to register for coffee gift cards, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Regular Events

STEM Explorers: 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Explore STEM 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 3-8.

Friday Morning Movie — "Thomas and Friends-Journey Beyond Sodor": 10:30 a.m. Friday. Family friendly movie. Free popcorn too. Rated E.

Genealogy Help: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Staff Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help. 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. Group discussion of "Saints for All Occasions" by J. Courtney Sullivan. Copies of the book and discussion questions are available in advance at the service desk.

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. 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 pre-registration required.

The Next Chapter Book Club - Daytime: 1 p.m. Monday. Join this lively group for a discussion of "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate. Copies of the book and discussion questions are available in advance at the service desk.

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 to 8th.

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

Julia Roberts Movie Month — "Mona Lisa Smile": 1 p.m. Jan. 17. PG-13. Free popcorn. Free admission.

Winter Craft Night: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Crafts for all ages. Variety of winter themed crafts at a free and fun night of crafting. No registration required.

Greeting Card Class: 10 a.m. Jan. 19. Make your own greeting cards using rubber stamps, card stock, and fun pattern papers. Make two each of three different designs (six cards total). For beginners who have never stamped or for those who need a little help or ideas. Register at the service desk in advance with a $10 non-refundable supply fee payable to Mary Marohl. Open to high school and adults. A 2019 West Fargo Winter Days event.

Movie Popcorn Saturday: 1-5 p.m. Jan. 19. Enjoy free popcorn while watching "Smallfoot" at 2 p.m. or check out any movie from the library from 1-5 p.m. and receive free popcorn to take home. Sponsored by West Fargo Friends of the Library.

New Release Movie— "Smallfoot": 2 p.m. Jan. 19. Free movie and popcorn. Rated PG.

Hands on Engineering: Mazes: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. Hands-on engineering. Kids will be able to design and build a variety of mazes including marble runs and more. Program is free and open to kids grades two and up.

Pine Needle Basketry Exhibit: Jan. 21 — May. View exquisite hand-stitched baskets created by North Dakota Pine Needle Artist Eileen McEnroe and her students.