Special Events

New Release Movie: 2 p.m. Saturday. Newly released movie with free popcorn. Free. View the movie title at westfargolibrary.org. Rated PG.

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Jon Solinger Meet the Artist Event: 1:30 p.m. Sunday. WFPL will host photographer Jon Solinger for a meet the artist event to showcase "Working Land". "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. The exhibit includes pictures of each farm and a diagram or visual representation of the people living and working on the farm and how they are intertwined. Join us to learn more about his process, ask questions, and try creating your own family diagrams or maps.

Technology Class - Smartphone Basics: 1 p.m. Tuesday. Learn the basics about smartphones, including making calls, taking and sharing photographs, using apps, connecting to Wi-Fi. Bring a smartphone. Space is limited. Please register at the service desk or by calling 701-551-8940.

Healthwise for Women - Skin Cancer: 6 p.m. Tuesday. Rita Ussatis, Cass County Extension Agent presents timely information on Skin Cancer. Free and open to the public. Refreshments.

Hands on Engineering - Building with Newspaper: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 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.

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. Free popcorn. View the movie lineup at westfargolibrary.org. Rated PG.

Technology Tutoring: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. 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 you explore 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. Discussion of "Snow Flower & the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. 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. 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. 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.

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13 and 1-4 p.m. April 14. The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library will host its spring book sale. All proceeds will benefit the West Fargo Public Library.

Healthwise for Women: Finding the Truth--How to Sort Fact from Fiction: 6 p.m. April 16. Rita Ussatis, Cass County Extension Agent, as she presents Finding the Truth--How to Sort Fact from Fiction. Free and open to the public. Refreshments.

Maker Challenge for Kids: 6:30 p.m. April 16. Build designs using Legos, build towers out of marshmallows, and other creations or inventions using supplies like straws, cups, paper, and more. Program is free and open to all.

Exhibits

Pine Needle Basketry Exhibit: Jan. 21 - early April. 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.