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  1. Library Card Design Contest

    July 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 31, 2019, 9:00 PM

    Make your mark on the Grand Forks Public_ by designing one of our new library cards!

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  2. Friends Backpack Supply Drive

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 19, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Main Floor Lobby

    Help the Friends support children in our community by donating to their Backpack Supply Drive! As in years previous backpacks will be filled with supplies and donated to children living at CVIC.

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  3. Pre-School Storytime

    July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Conference Room

    There is nothing like storytime anywhere else in Grand Forks! Storytime includes picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups.

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  4. LEGO Play Date

    July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's Library

    Put your creative cap on and come build with us! We have LEGO of all sizes during this open play time in the library. Weekly building sheets will be available for those that would like to use them. LEGO Play date is open to children up to 12 years old, parents with young children please do not leave them unattended.

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  5. Pre-School Storytime Repeat

    July 16, 2019, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mid Size Meeting Room

    Because in the summer, one storytime is never enough, we are adding a second one! Throughout June and July. If you can't make it to the first story time, join us for our second one. Every Tuesday at 10:40 AM!

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  6. Summer Food Rocks Site

    July 16, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a site for free Summer Lunch for Youth. Lunch will be provide on the Library front lawn, unless it is raining. It will then be inside in the meeting room. Youth MUST eat ON-SITE to participate. Provided by St. Joseph's Social Care , Holy Family-St. Mary's Catholic School, and United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

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  7. Forks Mobile Farmers Market at the Library

    July 16, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Library Front Lawn

    Shop the Trolley (the Grand Forks Mobile Farmers Market Trolley) at the library! Tuesdays in July through September, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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  8. STEM @ Sertoma Park

    July 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Sertoma Park

    GFP_ is partnering with the Little Red Reading Bus and will be hosting STEM activities on Tuesday Nights at Sertoma Park in Grand Forks.

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  9. Great Reads Book Club

    July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    The Great Reads Book Club has something for everyone - from suspenseful tales to knee-slapping humor. Plus, no tests! The club is here to simply bring together people who have the same love of books, to have a fun discussion about various books and to simply enjoy each others company. Even if you hate the book or couldn’t finish it, that’s okay— let’s talk about why! The book club meets the third (3) Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

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  10. Baby Storytime

    July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Conference Room

    There is nothing like storytime anywhere else in Grand Forks! Storytime include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups.

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  11. Baby Storytime Repeat

    July 17, 2019, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mid Size Meeting Room

    Because in the summer, one storytime is never enough, we are adding a second one! Throughout June and July. If you can't make it to the first story time, join us for our second one. Every Wednesday at 10:40 AM!

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  12. Summer Food Rocks Site

    July 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a site for free Summer Lunch for Youth. Lunch will be provide on the Library front lawn, unless it is raining. It will then be inside in the meeting room. Youth MUST eat ON-SITE to participate. Provided by St. Joseph's Social Care , Holy Family-St. Mary's Catholic School, and United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

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  13. Talking Shakespeare

    July 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Conference Room

    A new program at the Grand Forks Public! The group will meet in the library meeting room the third Wednesday of every month at 1pm.

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  14. Children's Space Crafts

    July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Library

    Head to the Children's Department for a different craft activity each Wednesday afternoon! Crafts will be space themed and take us on a journey through a universe of stories! Open to children through age 13.

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  15. Library Board Meeting

    July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Conference Room

    Monthly meeting of the Grand Forks Public Library Board, meeting is open to members of the public. Please be present at the start of the meeting if you have comments you wish to share.

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  16. Northern Ink Writer's Group

    July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    The mission of this group is to share creative energy with fellow writers, hone the craft of one’s individual writing, and provide constructive criticism of shared writing. Support exists as our ultimate goal, whether the individual writer wishes simply to listen, share, or even work to publish.

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  17. Toddler Storytime

    July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Conference Room

    There is nothing like storytime anywhere else in Grand Forks! Storytime include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups.

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  18. Toddler Storytime Repeat

    July 18, 2019, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM @ Conference Room > Mid Size Meeting Room

    Because in the summer, one storytime is never enough, we are adding a second one! Throughout June and July. If you can't make it to the first story time, join us for our second one. Every Thursday at 10:40 AM!

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  19. Summer Food Rocks Site

    July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a site for free Summer Lunch for Youth. Lunch will be provide on the Library front lawn, unless it is raining. It will then be inside in the meeting room. Youth MUST eat ON-SITE to participate. Provided by St. Joseph's Social Care , Holy Family-St. Mary's Catholic School, and United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

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  20. Summer Reading Program - Children's Planetarium Tour

    July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ SW Seating Area

    Take a tour of the skies around us! Small groups will tour through the indoor inflatable planetarium.

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  21. Minecraft Mania

    July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Computer Lab

    Minecraft mania is an hour dedicated to Minecraft and the adventures that lie within. There is no registration or sign up required for this monthly event.

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  22. Summer Reading Program - Teen Planetarium Tour

    July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ SW Seating Area

    Take a tour of the skies around us! Small groups will tour through the indoor inflatable planetarium. No reservation required.

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  23. Animanga Club

    July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Teen Cafe

    A club for fans of manga and anime - open to people age 13 - 30.

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  24. Summer Reading Program - Adult Planetarium Tour

    July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ SW Seating Area

    Take a tour of the skies around us! Small groups will tour through the indoor inflatable planetarium. No reservation required.

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  25. Senior Social Hour

    July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ SW Seating Area

    Universal fun for everyone! Senior social hour is a program for our Senior Citizens. Come enjoy socializing, memory games, refreshments, prizes and freebies! Free to attend and no registration needed!

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  26. Drop In and Knit

    July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ SW Seating Area

    Drop-in & Knit is held every Friday at 12:00 PM in the Grand Forks Public Library. It's open to anyone with an interest in knitting, crocheting, or other fiber crafts. This isn't a how-to class but is a social event for fiber enthusiasts. We still try to answer questions if we can. Feel free to Drop-in & Knit when you have time.

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  27. Summer Food Rocks Site

    July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a site for free Summer Lunch for Youth. Lunch will be provide on the Library front lawn, unless it is raining. It will then be inside in the meeting room. Youth MUST eat ON-SITE to participate. Provided by St. Joseph's Social Care , Holy Family-St. Mary's Catholic School, and United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

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  28. Tiny Tot Drive In Storytime

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Conference Room

    A special drive in theater inspired weekend story time! Appropriate for children of all ages!

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  29. Family Movie Day

    July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Conference Room

    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!

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  30. Chess Club

    July 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Library

    Does your child want o learn how to play chess? Play and learn with other kids to improve their game and build friendships in the process. Chess Club meets on select Sundays each month from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Check the calendar and home page for dates/times.

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  31. Summer Food Rocks Site

    July 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a site for free Summer Lunch for Youth. Lunch will be provide on the Library front lawn, unless it is raining. It will then be inside in the meeting room. Youth MUST eat ON-SITE to participate. Provided by St. Joseph's Social Care , Holy Family-St. Mary's Catholic School, and United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

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  32. Robotics & Coding Club

    July 22, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ SW Seating Area

    The Robotics & Coding Club will meet at the library on Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. each week in June and July. Robots will be available for anyone who wants to play with them. The club is geared toward ages 5-14. No sign up is required.

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  33. Children's Garden Club

    July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library Gardens

    This summer club is open to children in K - 6 grade, no sign up required! The club is meant to spark interest in gardening, nutrition, and the environment. The club is s wonderful hands-on learning opportunity, plus we get to dig in the dirt! Garden Club meets only during the summer months, watch the library calendar and social media for updates on the coming season. We encourage adults and seniors to attend as well to pass on their gardening knowledge to the next generation!

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  34. Pre-School Storytime

    July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Conference Room

    There is nothing like storytime anywhere else in Grand Forks! Storytime includes picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups.

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  35. LEGO Play Date

    July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's Library

    Put your creative cap on and come build with us! We have LEGO of all sizes during this open play time in the library. Weekly building sheets will be available for those that would like to use them. LEGO Play date is open to children up to 12 years old, parents with young children please do not leave them unattended.

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  36. Pre-School Storytime Repeat

    July 23, 2019, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mid Size Meeting Room

    Because in the summer, one storytime is never enough, we are adding a second one! Throughout June and July. If you can't make it to the first story time, join us for our second one. Every Tuesday at 10:40 AM!

    More Details
  37. Summer Food Rocks Site

    July 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a site for free Summer Lunch for Youth. Lunch will be provide on the Library front lawn, unless it is raining. It will then be inside in the meeting room. Youth MUST eat ON-SITE to participate. Provided by St. Joseph's Social Care , Holy Family-St. Mary's Catholic School, and United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

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  38. Forks Mobile Farmers Market at the Library

    July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Library Front Lawn

    Shop the Trolley (the Grand Forks Mobile Farmers Market Trolley) at the library! Tuesdays in July through September, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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  39. STEM @ Sertoma Park

    July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Sertoma Park

    GFP_ is partnering with the Little Red Reading Bus and will be hosting STEM activities on Tuesday Nights at Sertoma Park in Grand Forks.

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  40. Baby Storytime

    July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Conference Room

    There is nothing like storytime anywhere else in Grand Forks! Storytime include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups.

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  41. Baby Storytime Repeat

    July 24, 2019, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mid Size Meeting Room

    Because in the summer, one storytime is never enough, we are adding a second one! Throughout June and July. If you can't make it to the first story time, join us for our second one. Every Wednesday at 10:40 AM!

    More Details
  42. Summer Food Rocks Site

    July 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a site for free Summer Lunch for Youth. Lunch will be provide on the Library front lawn, unless it is raining. It will then be inside in the meeting room. Youth MUST eat ON-SITE to participate. Provided by St. Joseph's Social Care , Holy Family-St. Mary's Catholic School, and United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

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  43. Children's Creative Writing Club

    July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Library

    Children are some of the greatest storytellers! New this year to the summer reading program is the Children's Creative Writing Club. Open for school age children up to 12 years old. Teaching the basics of creative writing.

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  44. Children's Space Crafts

    July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Library

    Head to the Children's Department for a different craft activity each Wednesday afternoon! Crafts will be space themed and take us on a journey through a universe of stories! Open to children through age 13.

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  45. Toddler Storytime

    July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Conference Room

    There is nothing like storytime anywhere else in Grand Forks! Storytime include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups.

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  46. Toddler Storytime Repeat

    July 25, 2019, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM @ Conference Room > Mid Size Meeting Room

    Because in the summer, one storytime is never enough, we are adding a second one! Throughout June and July. If you can't make it to the first story time, join us for our second one. Every Thursday at 10:40 AM!

    More Details
  47. Summer Food Rocks Site

    July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a site for free Summer Lunch for Youth. Lunch will be provide on the Library front lawn, unless it is raining. It will then be inside in the meeting room. Youth MUST eat ON-SITE to participate. Provided by St. Joseph's Social Care , Holy Family-St. Mary's Catholic School, and United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

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  48. Summer Reading Program - Children's Pint Size Polkas

    July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library Front Lawn

    Pint Size Polkas will be at the library to present Music & Magic from the Polkaverse. You won't want to miss this opportunity to get out and dance!

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  49. Minecraft Mania

    July 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Computer Lab

    Minecraft mania is an hour dedicated to Minecraft and the adventures that lie within. There is no registration or sign up required for this monthly event.

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  50. Summer Reading Program - Teen Harry Potter Day

    July 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Conference Room

    A fun filled Harry Potter Day at the Library, with Mini Golf, Trivia, Wand Making, Snacks and House Sorting!

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  51. Summer Reading Program - Adult Harry Potter Day

    July 25, 2019, 6:05 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    A fun filled Harry Potter Day at the Library, with Mini Golf, Trivia, Wand Making, Snacks and House Sorting!

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  52. Drop In and Knit

    July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ SW Seating Area

    Drop-in & Knit is held every Friday at 12:00 PM in the Grand Forks Public Library. It's open to anyone with an interest in knitting, crocheting, or other fiber crafts. This isn't a how-to class but is a social event for fiber enthusiasts. We still try to answer questions if we can. Feel free to Drop-in & Knit when you have time.

    More Details
  53. Summer Food Rocks Site

    July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Small Meeting Room

    Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a site for free Summer Lunch for Youth. Lunch will be provide on the Library front lawn, unless it is raining. It will then be inside in the meeting room. Youth MUST eat ON-SITE to participate. Provided by St. Joseph's Social Care , Holy Family-St. Mary's Catholic School, and United Way of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

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  54. Robotics & Coding Club

    July 29, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ SW Seating Area

    The Robotics & Coding Club will meet at the library on Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. each week in June and July. Robots will be available for anyone who wants to play with them. The club is geared toward ages 5-14. No sign up is required.

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  55. Children's Garden Club

    July 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library Gardens

    This summer club is open to children in K - 6 grade, no sign up required! The club is meant to spark interest in gardening, nutrition, and the environment. The club is s wonderful hands-on learning opportunity, plus we get to dig in the dirt! Garden Club meets only during the summer months, watch the library calendar and social media for updates on the coming season. We encourage adults and seniors to attend as well to pass on their gardening knowledge to the next generation!

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  56. Pre-School Storytime

    July 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Conference Room

    There is nothing like storytime anywhere else in Grand Forks! Storytime includes picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups.

    More Details
  57. LEGO Play Date

    July 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's Library

    Put your creative cap on and come build with us! We have LEGO of all sizes during this open play time in the library. Weekly building sheets will be available for those that would like to use them. LEGO Play date is open to children up to 12 years old, parents with young children please do not leave them unattended.

    More Details
  58. Pre-School Storytime Repeat

    July 30, 2019, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mid Size Meeting Room

    Because in the summer, one storytime is never enough, we are adding a second one! Throughout June and July. If you can't make it to the first story time, join us for our second one. Every Tuesday at 10:40 AM!

    More Details
  59. Forks Mobile Farmers Market at the Library

    July 30, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Library Front Lawn

    Shop the Trolley (the Grand Forks Mobile Farmers Market Trolley) at the library! Tuesdays in July through September, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    More Details
  60. STEM @ Sertoma Park

    July 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Sertoma Park

    GFP_ is partnering with the Little Red Reading Bus and will be hosting STEM activities on Tuesday Nights at Sertoma Park in Grand Forks.

    More Details
  61. Baby Storytime

    July 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Conference Room

    There is nothing like storytime anywhere else in Grand Forks! Storytime include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups.

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  62. Baby Storytime Repeat

    July 31, 2019, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mid Size Meeting Room

    Because in the summer, one storytime is never enough, we are adding a second one! Throughout June and July. If you can't make it to the first story time, join us for our second one. Every Wednesday at 10:40 AM!

    More Details
  63. Children's Creative Writing Club

    July 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Library

    Children are some of the greatest storytellers! New this year to the summer reading program is the Children's Creative Writing Club. Open for school age children up to 12 years old. Teaching the basics of creative writing.

    More Details
  64. Children's Space Crafts

    July 31, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Library

    Head to the Children's Department for a different craft activity each Wednesday afternoon! Crafts will be space themed and take us on a journey through a universe of stories! Open to children through age 13.

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  65. Classic Re-Reads Book Club

    July 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    The Classic Re-Reads Book Club offers participants a chance to re-read those classics that they read -- or skipped reading -- in high school and college. This time with no grades attached! Join us for an informal discussion of these books that became classics for a reason. The book club meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

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