Library news for the week of January 26, 2022 – InForum

Winter Reading Challenge at the West Fargo Public Library
From January 1 to February 28, join other reading fans in a challenge to read six books and complete activities to explore new genres and authors, learn about library resources, and discover new
passions and interests. Sign up today at westfargolibrary.org/beanstack.

Wednesday, January 26
10:30 am, Early Literacy Stories at the West Fargo Public Library
Pre-K children are invited to join us for Early Literacy Storytime on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am. writing, songs, games, and art activities before going to kindergarten. Early Literacy Storytimes is intended for children ages 3-5, but children of other ages will not be turned away. Each story time is a little different, but we will always read, play, and create together! Every week there will be new themes, new stories, new activities and new fun.

Thursday, January 27
6 – 7 pm Books & Brews Book Club at Thunder Coffee, 300 Sheyenne St #190, West Fargo.
The Books and Brews book club meets the fourth Thursday of every month at Thunder Coffee. This book club is a community collaboration between Thunder Coffee, Ferguson Books and the West Fargo Public Library. Learn more about library book clubs at westfargolibrary.org/bookclubs.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, technology tutors available in the West Fargo Library
Helpful and knowledgeable volunteers are ready to help you with your technology questions. Sign up for free personalized tech advice by appointment at westfargolibrary.org.
Appointment slots are 30 minutes. Appointments are available:
o Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
or Thursday from 6 to 8 pm
o Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteer technology tutors are available to help with topics such as: basic computer, tablet, eReader or
smartphone skills; basic navigation and Internet skills; set up email or social media accounts; learning
how to use apps and websites; and streaming and downloading of digital media.

Friday, January 28
10:30 a.m. Baby Boost Storytime at the West Fargo Public Library
On Fridays, story time is special for babies. Baby Boost Storytime fosters connections through language and social interaction. This story time provides a safe and nurturing space for children under 2 and their caregivers to interact and develop social and language skills through introductions to books, rhymes, signs, and games. The activities in this story time also help foster an emotional connection between the child and their caregiver, which helps create a positive association with learning and reading.

Saturday, January 29
10 a.m., tech tutors available at the West Fargo Library
Sign up for free personalized tech advice by appointment at westfargolibrary.org.

1:30 – 4:30 pm, Pine Needle Sew & Chat at the West Fargo Public Library
Pine Needle Sew & Chat is an opportunity for pine needle seamstresses to get together and work on their sewing projects. It brings works in progress or being a new project. Pine Needle Sew & Chat meetings are open to anyone who has attended a Pine Needle basketry class, either at the West Fargo Library or elsewhere. Instructor Eileen McEnroe will be available to answer questions and help with supplies. This is not a class. This meeting is intended for experienced pine needle seamstresses.

Tuesday, February 1
10 a.m. – noon, tech tutors available at the West Fargo Library

Wednesday, February 2
10:30 am, Early Literacy Stories at the West Fargo Public Library
Pre-K children are invited to join us for Early Literacy Storytime on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am. writing, songs, games, and art activities before going to kindergarten. Early Literacy Storytimes is intended for children ages 3-5, but children of other ages will not be turned away.

6:30 – 7:30 pm Wednesday, February 2, Chad Kartenson Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Abstract geometric art by artist Chad Kartenson will be on display at the West Fargo Public Library from February 1-28. During this hour-long opening reception and artist talk, Kartenson will discuss his works and answer questions from attendees. This exhibit, which will be in the library throughout the month of February, is organized in partnership with the Spirit Room, the North Dakota Council on the Arts, The Arts Partnership, and CopyKat Copy & Printing Services.

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