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Library News for the week of March 2, 2022

West Fargo Library events.

The West Fargo Public Library
The West Fargo Public Library. Forum file photo

All Month
March 1 – 28: “Displaced” Art Exhibit Curated by Laura Youngbird This March, view a group art exhibit exploring indigenous culture and history at the West Fargo Library. The exhibit, curated by Laura Youngbird, features artists from around the nation. Each artist featured was assigned a piece from Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” to bring to life through their artistry. “An American Sunrise” is a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read that discusses the Trail of Tears, Harjo’s personal and ancestral history, and other topics through poems, prose, lyrics and quotes from outside sources.

Wednesday, March 2
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Early Literacy Storytime at West Fargo Public Library
Pre-K kids are invited to join us for Early Literacy Storytime on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Early Literacy Storytimes at the West Fargo Public Library are open, interactive storytime sessions focused on engaging children in early literacy activities through reading, writing, songs, play, and art activities before they head to kindergarten. Early Literacy Storytimes are intended for children ages 3 - 5, but kids of other ages will not be turned away. Each storytime is a little different, but we will always read, play and create together.
Each week will have new themes, new stories, new activities and new fun.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Laura Youngbird Curated Exhibit Opening and Curator
Talk at West Fargo Library: Laura Youngbird’s nationally curated exhibit is on display at the West Fargo Public Library Feb. 28 to March 28. During this one-hour opening reception and curator talk, Youngbird will speak about the featured works, which explore indigenous culture and history. Each artist featured was assigned a piece from Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” to bring to life through their artistry. “An American Sunrise” is a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read that discusses the Trail of Tears, Harjo’s personal and ancestral history, and other topics through poems, prose, lyrics and quotes from outside sources.

Thursday, March 3
6 – 8 p.m., Technology Tutors Available at West Fargo Library
Sign up for free one-on-one technology coaching by appointment at westfargolibrary.org. Appointment slots are 30-minutes. Appointments are available:
10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays
6 to 8 p.m., Thursdays
10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays
Volunteer technology tutors are available to assist with topics like: basic computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone skills; basic internet and browser skills; setting up email or social media accounts; learning how to use apps and websites; and streaming and downloading digital media.

Friday, March 4
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Baby Boost Storytime at West Fargo Public Library
Baby Boost Storytime encourages connections through language and social interaction. This story time provides a safe and encouraging space for children ages 2 and under and their caregivers to interact and grow language and social skills through introduction to books, rhymes, signs, and play. Activities from this storytime also help foster an emotional connection between the child and their caregiver which helps to create a positive association with learning and reading.

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Saturday, March 5
10 a.m. – noon, Technology Tutors Available at West Fargo Library
Helpful and knowledgeable volunteers are standing by to help you with your technology questions. You can sign up for free one-on-one technology coaching by appointment at westfargolibrary.org. Appointment slots are 30-minutes. Appointments are available:
10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays
6 to 8 p.m., Thursdays
10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays

Tuesday, March 8
10 a.m. – noon, Technology Tutors Available at West Fargo Library
Sign up for free one-on-one technology coaching by appointment at westfargolibrary.org. Appointment slots are 30-minutes. Appointments are available:
10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays
6 to 8 p.m., Thursdays
10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays
Volunteer technology tutors are available to assist with topics like: basic computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone skills; basic internet and browser skills; setting up email or social media accounts; learning how to use apps and websites; and streaming and downloading digital media.

Wednesday, March 9
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Early Literacy Storytime at West Fargo Public Library
Pre-K kids are invited to join us for Early Literacy Storytime on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Early Literacy Storytimes at the West Fargo Public Library are open, interactive storytime sessions focused on engaging children in early literacy activities through reading, writing, songs, play, and art activities before they head to Kindergarten. Early Literacy Storytimes are intended for children ages 3 - 5, but kids of other ages will not be turned away. Each storytime is a little different, but we will always read, play and create together.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., English Conversation Circle at West Fargo Library
A conversation circle is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced level of English Language Learners to practice speaking in an informal setting. International visitors and immigrants are welcome. English Conversation Circles take place monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at the West Fargo Public Library. Registration is not required. Attendees talk about everyday life in the United States, things to do in the West Fargo area, and current events in the United States and the world. Expect to participate in conversation, discussions, role-plays, and speaking games and practice speaking, listening, vocabulary and pronunciation.

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