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Friends of the Library

  1. Friends of the Library Member Meeting

    September 9, 5:15 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    The Friends of the Grand Forks Public Library meet quarterly.

Kid's Calendar

  1. Preschool Storytime

    September 2, 10:00 AM

    Preschool Storytime includes picture books, finger plays, songs, and puppet plays. It lasts about 30 minutes.

  2. Toddler Storytime

    September 4, 10:00 AM

    Toddler Storytime includes picture books, finger plays, songs, and puppet plays. It is for children up to age 3, and lasts about 20 minutes. Babies are welcome.

  3. Preschool Storytime

    September 9, 10:00 AM

    Preschool Storytime includes picture books, finger plays, songs, and puppet plays. It lasts about 30 minutes.

  4. Toddler Storytime

    September 11, 10:00 AM

    Toddler Storytime includes picture books, finger plays, songs, and puppet plays. It is for children up to age 3, and lasts about 20 minutes. Babies are welcome.

  5. READ dogs

    September 14, 1:00 PM

    READ dogs come to the library the second Sunday every month at 2:00 p.m. Each child reads to the dog for fifteen minutes. Please contact the Children’s Department to make an appointment.

  6. Preschool Storytime

    September 16, 10:00 AM

    Preschool Storytime includes picture books, finger plays, songs, and puppet plays. It lasts about 30 minutes.

  7. Toddler Storytime

    September 18, 10:00 AM

    Toddler Storytime includes picture books, finger plays, songs, and puppet plays. It is for children up to age 3, and lasts about 20 minutes. Babies are welcome.

  8. Preschool Storytime

    September 23, 10:00 AM

    Preschool Storytime includes picture books, finger plays, songs, and puppet plays. It lasts about 30 minutes.

  9. Toddler Storytime

    September 25, 10:00 AM

    Toddler Storytime includes picture books, finger plays, songs, and puppet plays. It is for children up to age 3, and lasts about 20 minutes. Babies are welcome.

  10. Get Your Game On!

    September 28, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Join other gamers @ The Grand Forks Public Library for a fun afternoon with The Settlers of Catan and The Street Fighter deck-building game. Sunday, September 28th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  11. STEM in the Library - Newton's Laws

    September 28, 2:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Discover the science of Sir Isaac Newton!

  12. Preschool Storytime

    September 30, 10:00 AM

    Preschool Storytime includes picture books, finger plays, songs, and puppet plays. It lasts about 30 minutes.

Main Calendar

  1. "Land In Her Own Name" Display

    August 28 - September 12, 12:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    “Land In Her Own Name” Exhibit Author Elaine Lindgren searched land records statewide for the names of women who homesteaded. Some were still alive and able to be interviewed. Others had relatives and friends who contributed information requested by the author in newspapers. From the ornate handwriting of letters and diaries, from the many photographs and lively stories of the survivors, a strong picture emerges of the women whose names we remember with the land. Sponsored by The Minnkota Genealogical Society

  2. Library Card Sign-Up Month Photo Contest!

    September 1 - September 30, 12:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month The Grand Forks Public Library! Enter the I (LOVE) My Library Card” Contest! Take a picture of yourself with your library card. Be creative! Submit it to: bobbi.wood@gflibrary.com Photos will be placed on the library’s Facebook page. www.facebook.com/gfpubliclibrary The photo with the most “Likes” by 4pm on September 30th will win a $25 Gift Card to Happy Joes!

  3. Basic Computer Class - Drop-In Computer Help

    September 3, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Computer lab.

    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.

  4. Northern Ink Writer's Group

    September 3, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    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. Walk-ins welcome. Offered to those 18 and over.

  5. Good Yarn Knitting Group

    September 5, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    A Good Yarn Knitting Group Grand Forks Public Library Every 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. & Every Friday @ Noon Grand Forks Public Library All yarn, thread, and fiber enthusiasts welcome!

  6. Flu Shot Clinic

    September 5, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    WelCore Health will be sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic @ the Grand Forks Public Library September 5th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year WelCore Health offers the quadrivalent vaccine in both flumist and injection, providing you the best possible protection against influenza available. WelCore Health is a provider for a number of insurance companies and will file insurance at your request.

  7. GFPL Chess Club!

    September 5, 3:30 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Do you want to learn how chess play? Do you want to play against others and improve your game? The Chess Club is a place to work on your skills and learn the game! All ages welcome!

  8. Grand Forks Public Library Coupon Swap!

    September 7, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Do you every have coupons that you can’t use, but maybe someone else can? So on the first Sunday of every month at the Grand Forks Public Library will have a COUPON SWAP! Bring all those useless coupons and swap them out for ones you can use! You can save money and pay it forward at the same time! We have moved from the last Sunday of the month to the first Sunday so come on by!

  9. Remembering Pioneer Women Presented by Dr. Cynthia Prescott

    September 9, 7:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Remembering Pioneer Women Presented by Dr. Cynthia Prescott, UND History Department. Grand Forks Public Library Sept 9th at 7:00 p.m. Join Dr. Prescott as she details the cases of women who homesteaded in North Dakota. These extraordinary women, with their strength and courage helped shape the land and future of the prairie.

  10. This & That Book Club

    September 9, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Are you a mystery buff? Sci-Fi fan? Horror aficionado? The 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 just skip that meeting that month - the goal is to have fun! The title this month is "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman.

  11. The "Who Done It?" Book Club

    September 10 - 1:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    The "Who Done It?" Book Club will meet every second Wednesday of the month at noon. It is a brown bag event! So bring your lunch and follow the clues with every book. Come with ideas! What mystery would you like to share with the group? We are open to suggestions! The title this month is "Fool's Puzzle" by Earlene Fowler.

  12. Basic Computer Class - Drop-In Computer Help

    September 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Computer lab.

    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.

  13. Windows 8 & 8.1 Class

    September 11, 6:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Does Windows 8 have you pulling your hair out? Learn the basics with our IT Specialist, Bryan, and have those nagging questions answered.

  14. Good Yarn Knitting Group

    September 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    A Good Yarn Knitting Group Grand Forks Public Library Every 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. & Every Friday @ Noon Grand Forks Public Library All yarn, thread, and fiber enthusiasts welcome!

  15. GFPL Chess Club!

    September 12, 3:30 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Do you want to learn how chess play? Do you want to play against others and improve your game? The Chess Club is a place to work on your skills and learn the game! All ages welcome!

  16. Free Movie! Captain America, The Winter Soldier

    September 13, 2:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Rated PG-13 Join us for a showing of the first Avenger as he deals with a ghost from his past. Popcorn is provided; just bring your own beverage. Please make sure you have transportation to and from this event.

  17. Making Homemade Paper

    September 14, 2:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Melinda Harder will be at the Grand Forks Public Library Sunday, Sept 14th @ 2:00 p.m. to teach us how to create your own Homemade Paper! Supplies will be provided.

  18. Great Reads Book Club

    September 16, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    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 fun discussion about various books and to simply enjoy each other's company. Even if you hate the book or couldn't finish it, that's okay - let's talk about why! The title this month is "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan.

  19. Basic Computer Class - Drop-In Computer Help

    September 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Computer lab.

    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.

  20. Library Board Meeting

    September 17, 3:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Library Board meetings are open to the public.

  21. Northern Ink Writer's Group

    September 17, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    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. Walk-ins welcome. Offered to those 18 and over.

  22. GFPL Animanga Club

    September 18, All Day

    If you love Anime, or Manga then join this group! There will a study of the culture with books, movies and some art projects. For more information contact the Grand Forks Public Library at 701-772-8116 or look on our website www.gflibrary.com.

  23. Geneology Class with Michael Swanson UND Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections

    September 18, 7:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Learn the ins and outs of researching your family history with this informative class.

  24. Good Yarn Knitting Group

    September 18, 7:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    A Good Yarn Knitting Group Grand Forks Public Library Every 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. & Every Friday @ Noon Grand Forks Public Library All yarn, thread, and fiber enthusiasts welcome!

  25. Good Yarn Knitting Group

    September 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    A Good Yarn Knitting Group Grand Forks Public Library Every 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. & Every Friday @ Noon Grand Forks Public Library All yarn, thread, and fiber enthusiasts welcome!

  26. GFPL Chess Club!

    September 19, 3:30 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Do you want to learn how chess play? Do you want to play against others and improve your game? The Chess Club is a place to work on your skills and learn the game! All ages welcome!

  27. Free Movie!!

    September 20, 2:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    We have a double feature this month! First off, a 22 minute short of "Toy Story of Terror" The toys go on a road trip, when an unexpected event leads them to a roadside motel. Also find some fun with three other "Toy Story Shorts". Then we have a collection of Pixar films that are sure to delight! This movie is rated PG and is 2 hours long. 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, or check the website at www.gflibrary.com.

  28. Basic Computer Class - Drop-In Computer Help

    September 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Computer lab.

    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.

  29. Pre-Retirement Class with Howard I Kossover Public Affairs Specialist for ND & Western MN Social Security Admin.

    September 24, 2:00 PM

    Where do you start when you are planning to retire? Visit this class to find that starting point.

  30. Classic Re-Read Book Club

    September 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    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 title this month is "Angle of Repose" by Wallace Stegner.

  31. Good Yarn Knitting Group

    September 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    A Good Yarn Knitting Group Grand Forks Public Library Every 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. & Every Friday @ Noon Grand Forks Public Library All yarn, thread, and fiber enthusiasts welcome!

  32. GFPL Chess Club!

    September 26, 3:30 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Do you want to learn how chess play? Do you want to play against others and improve your game? The Chess Club is a place to work on your skills and learn the game! All ages welcome!

  33. GFPL Chess Club!

    September 30, 4:00 PM @ 2110 Library Circle

    Do you want to learn how chess play? Do you want to play against others and improve your game? The Chess Club is a place to work on your skills and learn the game! All ages welcome!

Teen Calendar

  1. Teen Café

    September 3, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Haven

    The Teen Advisory Board promotes: Advising, planning, and implementing teen programs, promoting ideas, reading, programming, and other communication with other teens through the creating of displays in the library, recommends books, movies, music, and magazines for the teen collection, writes articles, reviews, and other creative works for the library newsletter. If you are interested in T.A.B., please stop by the library Reference Desk to fill out an application or fill out an application online at www.gflibrary.com



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