NASA@My Library Early Out Event – November 11 at 2 PM: The children’s department is venturing beyond our world this year. Join them on the first early out day of each month for a NASA@My Library event, take part in fun activities, explore space and learn something new!
Library@701 – November 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM: Library resources are now available at the 701 Coworking space in downtown Grand Forks. A library computer with access to almost all library resources is available to any and all using the 701 Coworking Space. This allows access to the library’s vast online resources and various data bases. In addition to the computer the Community Engagement Librarian will be available the second Tuesday of each month, from 9 AM to 12 PM, to assist individuals in several ways. The Library@701 project was created in an effort to reach younger adults in our community that may not know about the variety of resources available to them. It is part of a larger effort to bring the library outside of its own walls and provide a greater impact for the Grand Forks community.
Evening Storytime – November 15 at 6:30 PM: Evening story time. Appropriate for toddler and preschool ages (as always babies are welcome as well).
Free Movie – November 17 at 2 PM: This month is going to be incredible! We will be watching The Incredibles 2. The film is rated PG and runs about 2 hours. 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!
STEM@My Library/Geospatial Education – November 18 at 2 PM: Join the children’s department and go on a cosmic journey! The Discover Space Exhibit is at the library and there is much to discover from plasma energy, to moon rocks, you can even give a weather report in space! This month we’re exploring Geospatial education.
READ Dogs – November 18 at 2 PM: Join the Children's Department and enjoy a book with the R.E.A.D. dogs. The program provides opportunities for young readers to experience the support and encouragement of a R.E.A.D. dog. The R.E.A.D. program is for children up to grade five who are struggling or reluctant readers. Reading to a dog allows for a relaxed, non-threatening environment and is shown to boost confidence and self-esteem. The R.E.A.D. dogs are here the second Sunday of every month at 2 PM Each child reads to the dog for fifteen minutes.
International Games Week – November 4, 6, 10 at various times: It’s International Games Week and we’ve teamed up with Broken Sentry Games to celebrate. We’ll kick off the week on November 4, with various board games from 2 to 4:30 PM. Next will be a pizza party and be painting miniatures on November 6, from 5 to 7:30 PM. The week wraps up on November 10, with Dungeon Crawl Classics, from 1 to 4:30 PM.
NaNoWriMo – November 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6 to 8 PM: November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a national event that focuses on building a new generation of story tellers. During NaNoWriMo writers young and old are challenged to write a novel in a month, 50,000 words in 30 days. The Northern Ink Writers Group will host “write ins” each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm for writers to come and write, seek feedback, and have a supportive community as they take on this challenge.
Handmade Christmas Series – November 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1 to 2 PM: Nothing brings out the spirit and warmth of the holidays like a gift from the hands and heart. Join us for the Handmade Christmas Crafting Series. We will be making a variety of holiday crafts. Sessions are for those 18 years and older, first come first serve and limited to the first 24 people. November 3 is Scrapbook Decorations, November 10 is Marbleized Ornaments, November 17 is Cookie in a Jar and November 24 is Holiday Candle.
Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 AM 10am
Baby Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 AM
Toddler Storytime: Thursdays at 10 AM
Chess Club: November 4 & 18 at 2 PM
Animanga Club: November 1 at 6 PM
Teen Café: November 1 at 4 PM
Drop In & Knit: Fridays at 12 PM
Drop In Computer Help: Wednesdays at 10 AM
Between the Panels Book Club – November 8 at 7 PM: “Sandman Endless Nights” by Neil Gaiman
Who Done It? Book Club – November 13 12 12 PM: “Monkeewrench” by P.J. Tracy
This & That Book Club – November 13 at 7 PM: “Redshirts” by John Scalzi
Life After Life Book Club – November 14 at 7 PM: “Girl With Seven Names” by Hyeonseo Lee
Pints & Pages Book Club (Downtown at Half Brothers Brewing Company) – November 19 at 6:30 PM: “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman
Great Reads Book Club – November 20 at 7 PM: “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
Classic Rereads Book Club – November 28 at 7 PM: “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin
Grand Forks Public Library
2110 Library Circle
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201