Special Events

Mary Poppins Movie Month: 1 p.m. Thursday. Free admission and popcorn. Showings are at 1 p.m. on the following Thursdays: March 7, 14, & 28. View the movie title lineup at westfargolibrary.org. Rated PG-13.

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For the Love of Gardens: Boulevard Tree Species: 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Location: West Fargo Public Library. Enjoy this informative presentation on boulevard tree species by Chad Zander, City of West Fargo, just in time for the 2019 growing season. Free and open to the public.

Coding for Kids: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A variety of coding activities including: Hour of Code activities, Sphero and Ozobot Robots, and a low-tech coding game. Event is open to kids in grades 3-8.

Laid-Back Winter Book Club 2019: Jan. 7 - March 20. Check out a copy of one of the selected books. 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 (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 3-8.

Friday Morning Movie: 10:30 a.m. Friday. Free popcorn. View the movie lineup at westfargolibrary.org. Rated PG.

Technology Tutoring: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Learn to use your phone, laptop, or tablet. Tutors can also help you learn how to borrow library eBooks and audiobooks on a device from OverDrive, Hoopla and RBdigital. No registration needed.

Genealogy Help: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Staff Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help explore your family 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. Lively group discussion of "Castle" by Jessica Shattuck. 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. 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.

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. No registration 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

Hands on Engineering - Building with Newspaper: 6:30 p.m. March 14. Head to the library for some hands-on engineering. Kids will be challenging themselves to create and build items using just newspaper and tape. Program is free and open to kids grades 2 and up.

Luck of the Irish: 2 p.m. March 15. School is out, so come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! Make your own pot of gold, a shamrock hat, and enjoy a green snack and drink. Event is free and open to all ages.

New Release Movie: 2 p.m. March 16. New released movie with free popcorn. View the movie title on our event calendar at westfargolibrary.org. Rated PG.

Exhibits

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

Encore Art Exhibit featuring Jon Solinger's "Working Land Exhibit": Jan. 15 - April 16. "Working Land" refers to two facets of rural landscape: the idea of working the land as a vocation and as a description of productive ground. The photography focuses on six family farms in Otter Tail County, Minnesota and the people rooted to these places.