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West Fargo Library events for the week of Sept. 21

West Fargo Library events for the week of Sept. 21, 2022

The West Fargo Public Library
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This week’s events:
Library Card Signup Month Continues
This September, the West Fargo Public Library wants to remind West Fargo residents and property owners that they are eligible for a free West Fargo Public Library card. In addition to thousands of physical books, audiobooks and movies, a West Fargo Public Library card grants residents free access to dozens of online resources and services like: academic and career practice tests, language learning tools, Consumer Reports, research databases for all ages and more. Learn more or sign up for a library card at WestFargoLibrary.org.

One Book, One Community Reading Challenge Continues
As part of this year’s One Book, One Community program, readers are invited to take part in the West Fargo Public Library’s online reading challenge. Those who complete the challenge by reading and participating in One Book, One Community activities earn tickets toward prize drawings for items that support Indigenous businesses. This year’s One Book, One Community book is “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich, which is set near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. Join the challenge online at westfargolibrary.beanstack.org.

NASA’s Artemis Project Community Reading Challenge Continues
From Sep. 1 to Sep. 30, West Fargo readers can participate in the “NASA’s Artemis Project: To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond!” reading challenge sponsored by the Space Science Institute. Hundreds of other libraries across the nation are also encouraging their users to participate in the challenge to read and learn more about the NASA Artemis Project too. The Space Science Institute will award circulation backpacks with STEM-related resources to top performing libraries. Join the challenge online at westfargolibrary.beanstack.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 21
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ready to Read Storytime at West Fargo Public Library
Ready to Read Storytimes at the West Fargo Public Library are open, interactive storytime sessions that get children practicing early literacy skills through reading, writing, songs, play, and art activities. Ready to Read Storytime is intended for children ages 3 - 5, but kids of other ages will not be turned away. Each storytime is a little different, but attendees always read, play and create together. Each week has a new theme, new stories, new activities and new fun!

1 – 2 p.m., Novel Afternoons Book Club at West Fargo Public Library
Join the Novel Afternoons Book Club for their discussion of this month’s read, "Writers & Lovers” by Lily King. Learn more about book clubs at the West Fargo Public Library at westfargolibrary.org.

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Thursday, Sept. 22
6 – 8 p.m., Technology Tutors Available at West Fargo Library
Volunteer technology tutors are available to assist with topics like: basic computer, tablet, e-reader 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 – 7 p.m., Books & Brews Community Book Club at Thunder Coffee, 300 Sheyenne St #190, West Fargo
The Books & Brews Community Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month at Thunder Coffee. This month’s read is “Probably Ruby” by Lisa Bird-Wilson. Learn more about book clubs at the library at westfargolibrary.org/bookclubs.

Friday, Sept. 23
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Baby Boost Storytime at West Fargo Public Library
Baby Boost Storytime at the West Fargo Library provides a safe and encouraging space for babies, toddlers and their caregivers to interact and grow language and social skills through books, rhymes, movement, 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.

Saturday, Sept. 24
6 – 8 p.m., Technology Tutors Available at West Fargo Library
Volunteer technology tutors are available to assist with topics like: basic computer, tablet, e-reader 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

Monday, Sept. 26
1:30 p.m., Monday Matinee: Free Movie Screening of “Cyrano” at West Fargo Library
Join the West Fargo Public Library on Monday afternoons for free movies! Popcorn included. This month's theme is Oscar Nominated films. On Monday, Sept. 19, enjoy a screening of "Cryano" (2021.) Rated PG-13. Movies are free and open to the public. Limited to first 30 attendees. All films begin at 1:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 at the West Fargo Public Library.

Tuesday, Sept. 27
10 a.m. – noon, Technology Tutors Available at West Fargo Library
Volunteer technology tutors are available to assist with topics like: basic computer, tablet, e-reader 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 – 7:30 p.m., Let’s Talk about Gardening Monthly Meetup
Join fellow gardening enthusiasts for a fun, casual monthly meetup. Each month attendees will discuss a new topic, enjoy refreshments and have plenty of time for gardeners of all experience levels to chat, share knowledge and get to know each other. July’s topic is pollinator best practices.

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