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  1. Active Parenting First Five Years with NDSU Extension

    July 1, 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Conference Room

    Join Chelsea with NDSU Extension for a four-week, in-person class at the library. Caregivers will learn about encouraging positive behavior, attachment and nurturing, and preparing for school success. Classes will run Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m., starting June 24 through July 15.

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  2. Cooking 101: Grocery Shopping Made Easy

    July 2, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Conference Room

    Shopping for healthful foods doesn’t have to put a dent in your budget, and it doesn’t have to be hard. Learn what product labels mean and some tips to make your grocery shopping easier. Join NDSU Extension for a free presentation on quick and easy meals, recipes, and tips for singles and couples. Includes hands-on cooking experience and recipe tasting.

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  3. Pokémon Walking Club

    July 3, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    University Park

    Pokémon Walking Club is back! Grand Forks Public will host a walking club to encourage people to get moving and hatch some eggs! Water and a packaged snack will be provided.

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  4. Closed for Independence Day

    July 4, 2022, All Day

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  5. Preschool Storytime

    July 5, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  6. TEARS (Together we Educate About the Realities of Suicide) Information Session

    July 5, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
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    Conference Room

    Every suicide is a tragedy. For loved ones left behind, it can be hard to grieve and harder to cope. TEARS (Together we Educate About the Realities of Suicide) was founded on the belief that all survivors of suicide loss deserve support, connection, and hope. Join us for an information session at the library to learn more about TEARS, including support and suicide prevention education.

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  7. Tween Tuesdays

    July 5, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Tween Tuesdays will meet weekly throughout June and July. Join us for a craft or a game. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. Recommended for ages 9-12.

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  8. Baby Storytime

    July 6, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  9. Social Services Hour

    July 6, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @

    Grand Forks Room inside the library

    Do you need some help and aren’t sure where to go? Stop by the library and meet with our Social Work Intern in the Grand Forks Room. We can provide referrals and information on a variety of services such as mental health resources, food assistance, and more. This service is completely free and confidential.

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  10. Drop-In LEGO

    July 6, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Children's Library

    Every Wednesday in June and July, stop in to have some fun with the Library’s collection of LEGO bricks. No registration required; just bring your imagination and be ready to build!

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  11. Northern Ink Writer's Group

    July 6, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Conference Room

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  12. Toddler Storytime

    July 7, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  13. Children's Weekly Program: Paper Airplanes

    July 7, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Library Front Lawn

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  14. Social Services Hour

    July 7, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @

    Grand Forks Room inside the library

    Do you need some help and aren’t sure where to go? Stop by the library from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays and meet with our Social Work Intern in the Grand Forks Room. We can provide referrals and information on a variety of services such as mental health resources, food assistance, and more. This service is completely free and confidential.

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  15. Teen Thursdays

    July 7, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Teen Thursdays will meet weekly in June and July from 4-5 p.m. at Grand Forks Public. Activities will alternate between a craft and a game. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. Hope you can join the fun! [Recommended for ages 13-18]

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  16. Teens & Adults Weekly Program: Painted Rocks

    July 7, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Conference Room

    We’ll be painting rocks and there will be plenty of fish in the sea (AKA: painting inspiration ideas).

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  17. Anime Club

    July 7, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Conference Room

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  18. Cooking 101: Grocery Shopping Made Easy

    July 9, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Conference Room

    Shopping for healthful foods doesn’t have to put a dent in your budget, and it doesn’t have to be hard. Learn what product labels mean and some tips to make your grocery shopping easier. Join NDSU Extension for a free presentation on quick and easy meals, recipes, and tips for singles and couples. Includes hands-on cooking experience and recipe tasting.

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  19. Drop-In Chess

    July 10, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Do you want to play chess? Chess sets will be set out on the main floor for patrons to play. Drop-in Chess is open to all ages.

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  20. READ Dogs

    July 10, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Children's Library

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  21. Baby Sign Storytime

    July 11, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of story time at Grand Forks Public! Baby Sign Say and Play Storytime is where families will learn useful signs through fun songs, books, and activities. Baby Sign Storytime will last about 30 minutes and will be held upstairs in the meeting room. If weather is nice, it may be moved outside.

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  22. ND Job Service @ GFP_

    July 11, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Main Floor Lobby

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  23. Drop In and Game

    July 11, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Teen Zone

    Switch it up! Stop by the library for an afternoon of gaming every Monday throughout June and July. Bring your favorite portable device (Nintendo Switch, phone games, etc.) and we'll provide beverages and snacks.

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  24. Job Seeker Series with ND Job Service

    July 11, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Conference Room

    Join North Dakota Job Service for a monthly Job Seeker Series! July's focus is Resume Help.

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  25. Pints & Pages Book Club

    July 11, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    The Other Half Coffee and Taphouse

    Pints & Pages takes the library out into the community. Meet with other book lovers for a lively discussion and a cold one. Meetings are held on the second (2) Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Please contact accessinfo@gflibrary.com if interested in joining.

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  26. Preschool Storytime

    July 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  27. Who Done It? Book Club

    July 12, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Curiosity Lab

    This book club comes with a list of suspects and a pile of evidence. Bring your lunch to the library and discuss the detectives, the mysteries, or even guess who really did it! The book club meets the second (2) Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm.

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  28. Tween Tuesdays

    July 12, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Tween Tuesdays will meet weekly throughout June and July. Join us for a craft or a game. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. Recommended for ages 9-12.

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  29. This & That Book Club

    July 12, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Curiosity Lab

    Are you a mystery buff? Sci-fi fan? Horror aficionado? This & That Book Club is for you. Each month, we will read a book from a different fiction genre and get together for a lively discussion. Don’t like a particular genre? Give it a try, or skip the meeting that month - the goal is to have fun! The book club meets the second (2) Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please contact accessinfo@gflibrary.com if interested in joining.

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  30. Baby Storytime

    July 13, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  31. Social Services Hour

    July 13, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @

    Grand Forks Room inside the library

    Do you need some help and aren’t sure where to go? Stop by the library and meet with our Social Work Intern in the Grand Forks Room. We can provide referrals and information on a variety of services such as mental health resources, food assistance, and more. This service is completely free and confidential.

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  32. Drop-In LEGO

    July 13, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Children's Library

    Every Wednesday in June and July, stop in to have some fun with the Library’s collection of LEGO bricks. No registration required; just bring your imagination and be ready to build!

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  33. Life After Life Book Club

    July 13, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Conference Room

    Biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs provide a window into another person’s life and soul. They also evoke a different time and place. If you enjoy taking a peek into someone else’s life, join the Life After Life Book Club to share and discuss life stories. The book club meets the second (2) Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please contact us at accessinfo@gflibrary.com if you are interested in joining.

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  34. Toddler Storytime

    July 14, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  35. Children's Weekly Program: O'Neil Family Band

    July 14, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Main Floor Lobby

    With Erin on fiddle, Tom on guitar, and Jeanne playing banjo and concertina, the O'Neils will share lively fiddle tunes, songs that all can enjoy, and dance demonstrations of clogging and step dancing. We hope you'll join in on the songs and maybe even try a few dance steps!

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  36. Social Services Hour

    July 14, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @

    Grand Forks Room inside the library

    Do you need some help and aren’t sure where to go? Stop by the library from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays and meet with our Social Work Intern in the Grand Forks Room. We can provide referrals and information on a variety of services such as mental health resources, food assistance, and more. This service is completely free and confidential.

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  37. Teen Anime Club

    July 14, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Conference Room

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  38. Teen Thursdays

    July 14, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Teen Thursdays will meet weekly in June and July from 4-5 p.m. at Grand Forks Public. Activities will alternate between a craft and a game. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. Hope you can join the fun! [Recommended for ages 13-18]

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  39. Teens & Adults Weekly Program: Mermaid Watercolor

    July 14, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Conference Room

    In this art activity, white crayon and watercolor come together for a fun mermaid-inspired painting. Registration is encouraged; sign up at the front desk or by calling 701-772-8116.

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  40. Between the Panels Book Club

    July 14, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Conference Room

    Between the Panels is the book club you need in your life if you enjoy comics, manga, and all similar things! If you are interested in joining this book club, please email accessinfo@gflibrary.com.

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  41. Cooking 101: Healthy Meals in Less than 30 Minutes

    July 16, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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    Conference Room

    Many people are pressed for time, but making a meal does not have to be a time-consuming task. With a few helpful tips, cooking a quick and healthful meal will be a breeze. Join NDSU Extension for a free presentation on quick and easy meals, recipes, and tips for singles and couples. Includes hands-on cooking experience and recipe tasting.

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  42. Gaming Demos with Broken Sentry

    July 16, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Main Floor Lobby

    Learn new board games with demonstrations from Broken Sentry.

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  43. Pokémon Walking Club

    July 17, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    University Park

    Pokémon Walking Club is back! Grand Forks Public will host a walking club to encourage people to get moving and hatch some eggs! Water and a packaged snack will be provided.

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  44. Baby Sign Storytime

    July 18, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of story time at Grand Forks Public! Baby Sign Say and Play Storytime is where families will learn useful signs through fun songs, books, and activities. Baby Sign Storytime will last about 30 minutes and will be held upstairs in the meeting room. If weather is nice, it may be moved outside.

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  45. Drop In and Game

    July 18, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Switch it up! Stop by the library for an afternoon of gaming every Monday throughout June and July. Bring your favorite portable device (Nintendo Switch, phone games, etc.) and we'll provide beverages and snacks.

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  46. North Dakota Aging Services Information Session

    July 18, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Conference Room

    Karen Hillman with North Dakota Aging Services will present this information session as part of the Friends' Retuning speaker series. She will discuss the services provided to the residents of North Dakota, with a concentration on respite services and services to remain independent in the community.

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  47. Preschool Storytime

    July 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  48. Tween Tuesdays

    July 19, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Tween Tuesdays will meet weekly throughout June and July. Join us for a craft or a game. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. Recommended for ages 9-12.

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  49. Great Reads Book Club

    July 19, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Curiosity Lab

    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 p.m. Please contact us at accessinfo@gflibrary.com if you are interested in joining.

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  50. Baby Storytime

    July 20, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  51. Social Services Hour

    July 20, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @

    Grand Forks Room inside the library

    Do you need some help and aren’t sure where to go? Stop by the library and meet with our Social Work Intern in the Grand Forks Room. We can provide referrals and information on a variety of services such as mental health resources, food assistance, and more. This service is completely free and confidential.

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  52. Library Board Meeting

    July 20, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Conference Room

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  53. Drop-In LEGO

    July 20, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Children's Library

    Every Wednesday in June and July, stop in to have some fun with the Library’s collection of LEGO bricks. No registration required; just bring your imagination and be ready to build!

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  54. Northern Ink Writer's Group

    July 20, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Conference Room

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  55. Toddler Storytime

    July 21, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  56. Children's Weekly Program: Dakota Science Center

    July 21, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Library Front Lawn

    The Dakota Science Center will provide a variety of hands-on activity stations on the library’s front lawn, including James Webb Telescope watercolor, water lilies, sea horse, Gyotaku fish painting, and chromatography.

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  57. Social Services Hour

    July 21, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Grand Forks Room inside the library

    Do you need some help and aren’t sure where to go? Stop by the library from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays and meet with our Social Work Intern in the Grand Forks Room. We can provide referrals and information on a variety of services such as mental health resources, food assistance, and more. This service is completely free and confidential.

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  58. Teen Thursdays

    July 21, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Teen Thursdays will meet weekly in June and July from 4-5 p.m. at Grand Forks Public. Activities will alternate between a craft and a game. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. Hope you can join the fun! [Recommended for ages 13-18]

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  59. Teens & Adults Weekly Program: Ocean Trivia

    July 21, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Conference Room

    Sea how well you know your ocean facts. Themed snacks will be provided. Registration is encouraged; sign up at the front desk or by calling 701-772-8116.

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  60. Anime Club

    July 21, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Conference Room

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  61. Active Parenting Class (Ages 5-12) with NDSU Extension

    July 22, 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Conference Room

    Do you have a child between the ages of 5 and 12? NDSU Extension will be offering a free active parenting class through a six-week series at the library, Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. from July 22 through August 26. This class will help parents learn about parenting styles, brain development, cooperation and communication, positive discipline, and more. Registration is required.

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  62. Cooking 101: Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites

    July 23, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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    Conference Room

    Many people do not have a lot of time to devote to meal preparation. While many convenience foods are available, some are high in sodium or fat. You can make these foods more nutritious without doing a lot of work. Join NDSU Extension for a free presentation on quick and easy meals, recipes, and tips for singles and couples. Includes hands-on cooking experience and recipe tasting.

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  63. Drop-In Chess

    July 24, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Do you want to play chess? Chess sets will be set out on the main floor for patrons to play. Drop-in Chess is open to all ages.

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  64. Baby Sign Storytime

    July 25, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of story time at Grand Forks Public! Baby Sign Say and Play Storytime is where families will learn useful signs through fun songs, books, and activities. Baby Sign Storytime will last about 30 minutes and will be held upstairs in the meeting room. If weather is nice, it may be moved outside.

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  65. Drop In and Game

    July 25, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Switch it up! Stop by the library for an afternoon of gaming every Monday throughout June and July. Bring your favorite portable device (Nintendo Switch, phone games, etc.) and we'll provide beverages and snacks.

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  66. Preschool Storytime

    July 26, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  67. Tween Tuesdays

    July 26, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Teen Zone

    Tween Tuesdays will meet weekly throughout June and July. Join us for a craft or a game. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. Recommended for ages 9-12.

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  68. Baby Storytime

    July 27, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  69. Social Services Hour

    July 27, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @

    Grand Forks Room inside the library

    Do you need some help and aren’t sure where to go? Stop by the library and meet with our Social Work Intern in the Grand Forks Room. We can provide referrals and information on a variety of services such as mental health resources, food assistance, and more. This service is completely free and confidential.

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  70. Drop-In LEGO

    July 27, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Children's Library

    Every Wednesday in June and July, stop in to have some fun with the Library’s collection of LEGO bricks. No registration required; just bring your imagination and be ready to build!

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  71. Classic Re-Reads Book Club

    July 27, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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 p.m.

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  72. Toddler Storytime

    July 28, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Conference Room

    Experience the magic of storytime at Grand Forks Public! Storytimes include picture books, puppet shows, music, and activities geared for different age groups. Each storytime lasts about 25 minutes.

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  73. Children's Weekly Program: Turtle River State Park

    July 28, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Library Front Lawn

    Make a splash with Turtle River State Park at Grand Forks Public Library! Dive in and explore the different creatures of the water and their adaptations. Plan to get your hands wet!

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  74. Social Services Hour

    July 28, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @

    Grand Forks Room inside the library

    Do you need some help and aren’t sure where to go? Stop by the library from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays and meet with our Social Work Intern in the Grand Forks Room. We can provide referrals and information on a variety of services such as mental health resources, food assistance, and more. This service is completely free and confidential.

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  75. Teen Anime Club

    July 28, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    Conference Room

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  76. Teen Thursdays

    July 28, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Teen Zone

    Teen Thursdays will meet weekly in June and July from 4-5 p.m. at Grand Forks Public. Activities will alternate between a craft and a game. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. Hope you can join the fun! [Recommended for ages 13-18]

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  77. Teens & Adults Weekly Program: Sand Castle Contest

    July 28, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Library Front Lawn

    Compete to build the best sand castle! We'll provide the sand, you provide the creativity! This activity will take place on the front lawn (weather permitting). Registration is encouraged; sign up at the front desk or by calling 701-772-8116.

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  78. Active Parenting Class (Ages 5-12) with NDSU Extension

    July 29, 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    @
    Conference Room

    Do you have a child between the ages of 5 and 12? NDSU Extension will be offering a free active parenting class through a six-week series at the library, Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. from July 22 through August 26. This class will help parents learn about parenting styles, brain development, cooperation and communication, positive discipline, and more. Registration is required.

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  79. Pokémon Walking Club

    July 31, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    @

    University Park

    Pokémon Walking Club is back! Grand Forks Public will host a walking club to encourage people to get moving and hatch some eggs! Water and a packaged snack will be provided.

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