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Library News for the week of Nov. 30, 2022

West Fargo Library events.

The West Fargo Public Library
The West Fargo Public Library. Forum file photo
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Mitten Tree Drive runs Dec. 1 – Jan. 6
The West Fargo Public Library is collecting new or like-new winter gear for area children. Donations can be dropped off at the West Fargo Public Library service desk or hung on the “Mitten Tree” in the library.

Winter Reading Challenge
Similar to the popular Summer Boost program, the West Fargo Winter Reading Challenge encourages readers of all ages to keep reading during the winter months to be eligible for prizes. The challenge is to read just 15 minutes a day over the 12 weeks and track the reading time on Beanstack at westfargolibrary.beanstack.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 30
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ready to Read Storytime: On Wednesdays, kids ages 3 to 5 are invited to read, play and create at the West Fargo Library during Ready to Read Storytime. Each week, children and caregivers practice important early literacy skills through reading stories, doing movement activities, making art, singing, rhyming and playing together.

1:30 – 3 p.m., Mahjong and More Game Time: This community game hour is free and open to the public. Mahjong and a variety of other board and card games provided by the library are available to play.

Thursday, Dec. 1
6 – 7 p.m., Friends of the West Fargo Public Library Bi-Monthly Meeting: The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library non-profit group is a group of volunteers that supports the library through service and fundraising. The Friends of the Library board meet bi-monthly. New members are always welcome.

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7 – 8 p.m.,Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Middle school and high school students (including homeschool and online students) are invited to join the WFPL Teen Advisory Board (TAB.) TAB meets once a month to hangout, brainstorm and share ideas for teen programs and services at the library.

Friday, Dec. 2
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Baby Boost Storytime: Children 2 and under and their adults are welcome at Baby Boost Storytime, where they read, play, socialize and have fun together while practicing important early literacy skills.

Saturday, Dec. 3
10 a.m. – noon, Technology Tutors available: West Fargo Public Library 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. Sign up for an appointment at WestFargoLibrary.org

1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Discovering Your Roots: How to Build Historical Context: Step away from research and explore how to use historical content to transform your facts into engaging life stories. In this video course, Dr. Colletta reveals seven steps for building effective historical context, including examining your sources in light of local history, and using history to test a hypothesis about how an event transpired. This event is part of the West Fargo Public Library's series of genealogy courses, all featuring video content from The Great Courses presented by John Phillip Colletta Ph. D., Professor at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. Learn more about Genealogy programs and services at the West Fargo Public Library at https://westfargolibrary.org/641/Genealogy-Resources

Monday, Dec. 5
1:30 p.m., Monday Matinee free movie screening of “Little Women”: “Four sisters learn about love, life, and loss as they grow through their young womanhood against the backdrop of post-Civil War America. At the heart of the family is the headstrong Jo, who aspires, above all else, to forge her own path.” Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Rated PG.

Tuesday, Dec. 6
10 a.m. – noon, Technology Tutors available: West Fargo Public Library 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. Sign up for an appointment at WestFargoLibrary.org.

6:30 – 8 p.m., West Fargo Cribbage Club: The first of its kind in West Fargo, the West Fargo Cribbage Club meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at the West Fargo Public Library. Cribbage players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. No prior knowledge of the game is required. This club is free and open to the public.

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