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, and 28. View the movie title lineup at westfargolibrary.org. Rated G.

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Hands on Engineering - Building with Newspaper: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 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. Friday. 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. Saturday. New released movie with free popcorn. View the movie title on our event calendar at westfargolibrary.org. Rated PG.

Laid-Back Winter Book Club 2019: Jan. 7 - March 20. Stop at the library to check out a copy of one of our 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

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. Learn how to borrow library eBooks and audiobooks on your 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 you explore family history. Bring projects or just ask questions at the Historical Center located on the library's main floor.

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. 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. Wednesday. Join this lively group for a discussion of "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman. 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-8.

Technology Tutoring: 4-5 p.m. Wednesday.

Upcoming Events

Spring Craft Night: 6:30 p.m. March 21. National Craft Month! The library has a variety of craft projects for the whole family. Program is free and open to all ages.

Big Bad Wolf STEM Storytime: 10:30 a.m. March 23. Reading of stories featuring the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. Followed by use of engineering skills and problem solving to build a house that not even the big bad wolf could knock down.

For the Love of Gardens: Capturing Floral Beauty: 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy this delightful presentation on photographing flowers presented by Kari Barchenger, owner and photographer of Memories Forever Photography in Fargo. Her inspiring photos will get us ready for the 2019 gardening season. Free and open to the public.

Lego Mania: 6:30 p.m. March 25. 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.


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.