Grand Forks Library August Events

  • Date: Aug 21-31, 2019
  • Admission: FREE
  • Location: GF Public Library


  • Children’s Grand Finale Party – August 1, 2 to 4 PM: Celebrate a summer of reading accomplishments at our Grand Finale Party! We'll have plenty of activities and food!
  • Teen Pizza & Bowling Party – August 1, 4 to 6 PM: Celebrate the closing chapter of A Universe of Stories and celebrate all you've accomplished this summer with a Grand Finale Pizza and Bowling Party! We'll meet at Red Ray Lanes in Grand Forks for pizza, bowling, prize drawings, and a good time!
  • Adult Grand Finale Prize Auction – August 2, 5 to 7 PM: Celebrate all that you've accomplished this summer and earn some well-deserved prizes. All your minutes have added up to library dollars. We'll give you your bank when you arrive and you can use those dollars to bid on prizes. We'll have games during the auction intermission and refreshments will also be served.
  • Eye Health Seminar – August 6, 7 to 8 PM: August is National Eye Exam Month, reminding us of the importance of our vision health and to take care of those peepers! Join us at the library for a short seminar on the importance of eye health, symptoms of various issues to watch out for, and get your eye questions answered. 
  • Family Fort Night – August 12, 7:30 to 8:30 PM: THE ORIGINAL FORT NIGHT! Come join us in the Children’s Library to build reading forts, make a family crest, enjoy snacks, and read stories by flashlight! You bring your family – We’ll bring the fun!  Pajamas, pillows & stuffed friends are welcome!
  • FIRST Lego League Parent Meeting – August 12, 5:30 PM: FIRST Lego League is a hands on STEM experience through a guided, global robotics competition, built on core values that emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. The GFP sponsors two First Lego League teams, please join us for a parent informational meeting. FIRST Lego League does require registration and spaces are limited. If your child is interested in joining a Lego League Team, please attending this beginning of season parent meeting, as spaces do fill up fast. For those that cannot make the meeting, please contact Aaron in the Children’s Department at 701-772-8116
  • Family Movie Days – August 17, 2 to 4 PM: Featuring Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (PG).  All ages are welcome, children under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Popcorn provided, just bring your own beverage!
  • Kids Craft Camp: Summer Edition – August 17, 10 to 11 AM: Join us at the Library to create some fun end-of-summer crafts!  Ages 4-10. Sign up is necessary.  Please call the library to reserve your space! Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Friends of the Library Board Meeting – August 19, 5:30PM
  • Library Board Meeting – August 28, 4 PM (open to the public)


  • Teen Café: August 1, 4 PM
  • Animanga Club: August 1 & 15, 6 PM
  • Sensory Activity Hour: August 2, 10 AM
  • Chess Club: August 4 & 18, 2 PM
  • Northern Ink Writer’s Group: August 7 & 21, 6 PM
  • READ Dogs: August 11, 2 PM
  • Talking Shakespeare: August 21, 1 PM
  • Senior Social Hour: August 26, 2:30 PM
  • Minecraft Mania: August 1 & 29, 4 PM
  • Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, 10 AM
  • Baby Storytime: Wednesdays, 10 AM
  • Toddler Storytime: Thursdays, 10 AM
  • Drop In & Knit: Fridays, 12 PM


  • Between the Panels Book Club: August 8, 7 PM – Loki of Asgard by Al Ewing & Lee Garbett
  • Pints & Pages (at Half Brother’s Brewery): August 12, 6:30 PM – The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
  • Who Done It? Book Club: August 13, 12 PM – Choose your own mystery
  • This & That Book Club: August 13, 7 PM – The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  • Life After Life Book Club: August 14, 7 PM – Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller
  • Constant Readers Book Club (at Grand Forks Senior Center): August 19, 10 AM – Still Life by Louise Penny
  • Great Reads Book Club: August 20, 7 PM – Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
  • Classic Re-Reads Book Club: August 28, 7 PM – The Second Six by Simone de Beauvoir
Grand Forks Library August Events Map

Contact Information

2110 Library Circle
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Name: Nicole Smestad
Phone: 701-772-8116