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Archive for October, 2011

GF Public Library: November Activities!

GF Public Library Children’s Programming

Nov 1: 10:00a.m. – Preschool Storytime

Nov 3: 10:00a.m. – Toddler Storytime

Nov 5: 10:00 a.m. – READ dogs

READ dogs will come to the library the second Saturday during the winter months. Please contact the Children’s Department at the Grand Forks Public Library to make an appointment. Each child reads to the dog for fifteen minutes.

Nov 5: 2:00 p.m. – Mission Nutrition: Thanksgiving.

UND students will present “Mission Nutrition: Thanksgiving.” They will help kids create a fun snack, and share tips for eating healthy at Thanksgiving.

Nov 6: 1:00 p.m. – LEGO @ Your Library

The Children’s Department will host LEGO @ Your Library the first Sunday each month from

1-4 p.m. We will set out LEGOS for families to enjoy

Nov 8: 10:00 a.m. – Preschool Storytime

Nov 10: 10:00 a.m. – Toddler Storytime

Nov 15: 10:00 a.m. – Preschool Storytime

Nov 17: 10:00 a.m. – Toddler Storytime

Nov 22: 10:00 a.m. – Preschool Storytime

Nov 29: 10:00 a.m. – Preschool Storytime

 

GF Public Library Computer Classes

Nov 2: 10:00 a.m. – Drop-In Computer Help

Do you need help with a computer-related question? Drop in for a short one-on-one session with a librarian.  *Librarians are able to provide help on general computer topics only.

Nov 3: 6:00 p.m. – Picture This!

Learn to transfer pictures from your digital camera to a computer, crop photos, remove red eye, resize and more.  If you have a digital camera, please bring it with you to class.

Nov 5: 10:00 a.m. – Microsoft Excel

Take the mystery out of the spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel 2007 – create easily sorted lists, track your spending, or balance your budget.

Nov 9: 10:00 a.m. – Drop-In Computer Help

Do you need help with a computer-related question? Drop in for a short one-on-one session with a librarian.  *Librarians are able to provide help on general computer topics only.

Nov 10: 6:00 p.m. – Facebook

Keep in touch with friends and relatives across the country with Facebook, one of the most popular social media sites on the Internet today.  Come and learn about Wall posting, privacy settings, and more. *If you need to create an account, please come half an hour before class for assistance.

Nov 12: 10:00 a.m. – Microsoft Word

Create a text document using Microsoft Word.  Learn how to navigate the program, insert pictures, change font size and color, and much more.

Nov 16: 10:00 a.m. – Drop-In Computer Help

Nov 17:  6:00 p.m. – Computers 101

The basic Windows info session is designed as a class for beginners who have little or no experience with computers.  You will gain an understanding of the mouse, keyboard, tower, desktop, and monitor, get familiar with Windows, learn the ins and outs of the program, and file organization, and become familiar with the “desktop”.

Nov 19:  10:00 a.m. – Virtual Yard Sale

Would you like to learn more about buying and selling on the internet? Come and learn about Craigslist, Ebay, Amazon, and PayPal.

Nov 23: 10:00 a.m. – Drop-In Computer Help

Nov 30: 10:00 a.m. – Drop-In Computer Help

 

Grand Forks Public Library Book Clubs

Nov 8: 7:00 p.m. – This & That Book Club

“Dracula” by Bram Stoker

Nov 15: 7:00 p.m. – Great Reads Book Club

“The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery

Nov 30: 7:00 p.m. – Classic Re-Reads Book Club

“The Color Purple” By Alice Walker

 Additional Programming

Nov 2:  6:00-8:00 p.m. – Writers Group @ the Grand Forks Public Library

Open to anyone 18 years of age and over the Writers Group will meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Join Fancee Long -Gorski in discussing many parts of the writing process including characterization, dialogue, point of view, and pacing.  Please bring your own writing tools, (pen, paper, and laptop) and be prepared to share and discuss.  All interested are asked to pre -register at the GFPL reference desk, although walk-ins are welcome.

Nov 6:  2:00 p.m. – Create-A-Card

Join Melinda Harder at the Grand Forks Public Library and create your own holiday greeting cards! Supplies are provided.

Nov 12:  3:00-5:00 p.m. – National Gaming Day

Come to the Grand Forks Public on Nov 12th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and enjoy some on-line gaming.  The computer lab has been reserved for those two hours strictly for the gamers!  Any age welcome.  For more information contact the GFPL Reference desk at 701-772-8116 or check out our website at www. gflibrary.com.

Nov 16:  9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Write-In

Do you need space to work on your novel? Come to the Grand Forks Public Library Write-In. On November 16, any time from 9am to 5:45pm, writers are encouraged to come and write in our meeting room. The Write-In will be followed by a meeting of the library’s writing group at 6pm. The GFPL Write-In is part of National Novel Writing Month. For more information, go to www.nanowrimo.org.

Nov 16:  6:00-8:00 p.m. – Writers Group @ the Grand Forks Public Library

Open to anyone 18 years of age and over the Writers Group will meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Join Fancee Long-Gorski in discussing many parts of the writing process including characterization, dialogue, point of view, and pacing.  Please bring your own writing tools, (pen, paper, and laptop) and be prepared to share and discuss.  All interested are asked to pre-register at the GFPL reference desk, although walk-ins are welcome.

Nov 17:  6:00 p.m. – Twilight/Breaking Dawn Teen Event

Celebrate the opening of “Breaking Dawn” with a teen activity at the Grand Forks Public Library.  Discuss the opening of this long awaited movie with some fun games and snacks to share.  For more information please contact GFPL Reference at 701-772-8116 or check out our website at www. gflibrary.com

Nov 19:  1:00 p.m. – Make It/Take It Teen Craft

Teens are invited to the Grand Forks Public Library for a Make It/Take It craft.  Spend some creative time with other teens as you work on a holiday craft that you can share!  For more information please contact GFPL Reference at 701-772-8116 or check out our website at www. gflibrary.com

Nov
19:  3:00 p.m. – Teen Advisory BoardnMeeting

Open to all teens from grades 7-12 (public, private, or home schooled).  For more information about TAB visit www.gflibrary.com, or the GFPL Teen Department on Facebook.

Nov 20:  5:15 p.m. – Movie Night @ The Library

Popcorn provided, just bring your own beverage!

All ages welcome; children under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by an adult, 18 years of age or older.  This movie is rated PG-13 and the running time is approximately 2 hours.

Please be sure your child has transportation to and from this event. For more information about this event please call the Grand Forks Public Library at 701-772-8116.

Nov 20th – Nov 26th – National Game and Puzzle Week

Celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week at the Grand Forks Public Library!  The library will provide board and card games, and puzzles all week long to enjoy and strategize.  For more information please contact GFPL Reference at 701-772-8116 or check out our website at www. gflibrary.com

 

 GF Public Library Public Meetings

Nov 10:  4:45 p.m. – Library Board Meeting – Open to the public.

Nov 14:  7:00 p.m. – Friends of the Library meeting – Open to the public.

The Grand Forks Public Library will be closed on November 11th in observation of Veterans Day.

The Grand Forks Public Library will be closed on November 24th in observation of Thanksgiving.

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Chemistry Fun Day Sat. 11/5/11

 

UND’s Undergraduate Chemistry Club is hosting it’s 2nd Chemistry Fun Day! It’s this Saturday, November 5 from 2m-3:30pm at Abbott Hall 101.

This year’s event will be HANDS-ON, so participation is limited, and sign-ups are needed to attend. We want to fill the event, and make it the best for those who participate. Children in grade 3 and up are invited to attend. Experiments will be set up by chemistry students in the chemistry labs for participants to explore. There will be chemistry items for each child to take home.

Those interested should RSVP to: jabrahamson@chem.und.edu by TUESDAY, November 1, to be included.

Mon. Oct. 31 – HALLOWEEN!

HALLOWEEN!

@ University Lutheran Church

Parent Information Center Coffee Talk. 9-10:30am.

@ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Playgroup 10am-12pm. Everyone welcome!

@ UND Bookstore

Story and craft time: 10am

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

Bug time open gym 1030-1130.

@ YMCA

Baby Fit (6 months-2 yrs) 10:45-11:15am

Youth Fit (5-8 yrs old) 5:30-6:30pm

Family Swim 7:30-8:30

@ Purpur Arena

Pre-school skating lesson registration from 1-2:30pm. Lessons are $45 and held on tuesdays 10:15-10:45am or 1:15-1:45pm. Check the Grand Forks Parks and Recreation website or call the office for more information.

@ Thrive Ministry Center (414 Univ. Ave)

630-8pm. 4th annual Trunk or Treat. In addition to candy, there will be fun things happening like pony rides and bounce castles to name a few. Contact Becky Corsar for more information at beckycorsar@thrivegrandforks.org

@ Grand Cities Mall.

Trick or Treating. 530-730pm

SIGN UP BY NOV. 1 for Chemistry Fun Day!

Hosted by UND Undergraduate Chemistry Club on Sat. Nov. 5 2-3:30pm, Abbott Hall 101. Grade 3 and up are invited to attend. Spots are limited so you must sign your child up! Those interested should RSVP to: jabrahamson@chem.und.edu by TUESDAY, November 1, to be included.

Buy tickets to the Disney Show at the Ralph (11/6/11)

Thurs. Oct. 27: Things to Do!

@ YMCA

Kid-Fit 8:30-9:30. Ages 3-Pre-School.

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

Bug Time Open Gym 10:30am-11:30am

@ Grand Forks Public Library

Toddler Storytime and Halloween parade. Bring your little ghouls and goblins dressed in costume! 10am.

@ Michael’s Arts and Crafts:

6pm-8pm: Halloween Clay Pot Event. Designer your own adorable clay pot creations. Make-it Take-it with purchase of clay pot. ages 3 and up/while supplies last/ 3″ clay pot is $0.50

@ Citizens Community Credit Union: 42nd St. branch starting at 5:30pm

A Hauntingly Happy Halloween Party! Come in for games and yummy treats. Pee Wee members, register for a prize w/an extra $5 deposit into your account.

@ YMCA

The Thriller Dance! 6:30-7:30 ages 0-100. Members and potential members are welcome at this family event. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All children will receive a treat bag to decorate and to store their goodies with prizes for those who come in costume. Admission: donations; proceeds to “Partners in Youth” scholarships.

@ Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch

Emerado, ND: all kinds of pumpkin/fall fun at Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch. Open until 10/29. 701.610.9564

What’s Happening: Wed. Oct. 26

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

Bug time open gym 1030-1130.

@ YMCA

Baby Fit (6 months-2 yrs) 10:45-11:15am – this is a GREAT CLASS. bring your little ones out to socialize! FREE to YMCA & Center Court members. $5 for non-members

Youth Fit (5-8 yrs old) 5:30-6:30pm – this is a GREAT class. bring your young ones in to exercise! FREE to YMCA & Center Court members. $5 for non-members

@ East Grand Forks Library

Storytime 10 am.

@ Michael’s Arts and Crafts

6pm-8pm: Create a craft visor for Halloween fun. Make-It Take it w/purchase of visor. Ages 3 and up/while supplies last.

@ Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch

Emerado, ND: all kinds of pumpkin/fall fun at Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch. Open until 10/29. 701.610.9564

@ ONLINE

Check out the PIC websites and consider going to a session

Buy tickets to the Disney Show at the Ralph (11/6/11)

Buy tickets for the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Chester Fritz 11/30/11

Tuesday, Oct. 25 -It’s BUSY!

@ YMCA

Kid-Fit 8:30-9:30. Ages 3-Pre-School.

 

@ the Grand Forks Public Library

10 am. Pre-School Storytime AND Halloween Parade. Come in Costume! 701.772.8116

 

@ East Grand Forks Campbell Library

Storytime. 10am. 218.773.9121

 

@ Michael’s Arts and Crafts

10am-noon: Paper pumpkin event. Grace your home with ghoulish decor. FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 and up/while supplies last.

 

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

Bug Time Open Gym 10:30am-11:30am

 

@ First Season Community Center (Purpur Arena)

BLACK CAT BASH! 5:30-7:30pm. Ages 8 and younger. Admission: one food shelf item donation/person. Are you ready for a “spooktacular” time? All little pumpkins are invited to an evening of fun which would be frightening to miss! Spooky stories, crafts and games will make this party the scream of the season! Be sure to come dressed in your favorite costume! Co-hosted by GF Park District & Alpha Phi Sorority. 701.746.2750

 

@ Head Start

Gearing Up for Kindergarten. 6pm-7:30pm

 

@ Aurora Medical Park

Pregnancy Breathe & Stretch. 7pm-8:30pm. Check out the blog previously posted.

 

@ Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch

Emerado, ND: all kinds of pumpkin/fall fun at Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch. Open until 10/29. 701.610.9564

 

@ Space Aliens

Kids eat for $0.99 with purchase of adult meal

 

@ Old Navy

Toddler Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Bring the kids in while you shop the awesome deals and let the Old Navy staff entertain them! BONUS: 10% off every Tuesday when use your Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic credit card.

 

@ ONLINE

Check out the PIC websites and consider going to a session

Buy tickets to the Disney Show at the Ralph (11/6/11)

Pregnancy Breathe & Stretch @ Aurora Medical Park

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25. 7pm-8:30pm @ Aurora Medical Park

This is a basic, gentle stretching class followed by progressive relaxation. A place where pregnant mommas can share ideas or any fears/concerns about pregnancy and birth. If you have recently had a baby, we would love to meet your little one and hear your birth story!

RSVP if possible so we can be sure to have enough balls for everyone.

If you know of anyone who may be interested, you are welcome to invite them to the group or pass this information on to them.

If you are new to the class, come in the doors near Wall’s Medicine Center and take the elevator to the left. Go to the second floor and go left and then right, past/around the open loft/ railing. Head south to the conference room. It is the first left past the restrooms.

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