Special Events

Spring Craft Night: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. It's National Craft Month. The library will have a variety of craft projects for the whole family. Program is free and open to all ages.

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Big Bad Wolf STEM Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Read a few stories featuring the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. Following the stories, kids and families will use some creativity, engineering skills and problem solving to build their own house that not even the big bad wolf could knock down.

For the Love of Gardens: Capturing Floral Beauty: 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Presentation on photographing flowers presented by Kari Barchenger, owner and photographer of Memories Forever Photography in Fargo. Free and open to the public.

Lego Mania: 6:30 p.m. Monday. Join us for a night full of coding for kids! We will have 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.

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

Technology Tutoring: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Tutoring session to help use phone, laptop, or tablet. Tutors can teach 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 you explore your family's history. Bring projects or just ask questions. Visit 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. 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 a fun group for 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.

Upcoming Events

Mary Poppins Movie Month: 1 p.m. March 28. March is Mary Poppins Movie Month at WFPL. Free admission and popcorn for all. Showings are at 1 p.m. on the following Thursdays: March 7, 14, & 28. Rated PG.

Pine Needle Basketry Class: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30. Learn this rare skill taught by North Dakota artist Eileen McEnroe. Register in advance at the Service Desk with the $15 non-refundable supply fee. Open to high school and adult learners. For more information, call 551-8940.

Pine Needle Sew & Chat: 1 p.m. March 31. This pine needle basket event is open to all who have taken a Pine Needle Basketry class either at the West Fargo Public Library or elsewhere. Bring your works in progress or begin a new one. Instructors will be on hand to answer questions and help with supplies. Come to work or observe. No registration required.

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.