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  1. Summer Reading Program Finale Party

    August 5, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library Front Lawn

    Celebrate the completion of the Summer Reading Program with activities for the whole family! Cool off with a yummy treat from Brain Freeze (for the first 650 guests). Join us for fun and games on the library's front lawn. Free and open to all. Featuring special guests: Altru Ambulance, Safe Kids Grand Forks, Grand Forks Fire Department, Grand Forks Police Department, Dakota Science Center, North Dakota Museum of Art, Turtle River State Park, Research Institute for Autonomous Systems at UND & more!

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  2. READ Dogs

    August 8, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Library

    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. Each child reads to the dog for fifteen minutes. Space is limited, so please contact the Children’s Department to sign up for a time slot: 701-772-8116.

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  3. Pints & Pages Book Club

    August 9, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ 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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  4. Outdoor Toddler/Preschool Storytime

    August 10, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Front Lawn

    Join us for Outdoor Storytime! This event is weather permitting. If the weather does not allow an in-person outdoor storytime, a virtual one will be posted on the library's Facebook page instead. We will plan to sit in the grass, so bring a blanket or chair if you prefer.

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  5. Who Done It? Book Club

    August 10, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Conference Room

    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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  6. This & That Book Club

    August 10, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    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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  7. Celebrating the Golden Years

    August 11, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Second floor of library - near elevators

    Be one of the first 25 people over age 55 to visit Grand Forks Public on August 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and fill a tote bag with free, large print, gently used books. Plus, we'll have golden ticket scratch-offs. You could be an instant winner of a GFP_ coffee mug filled with golden goodies!

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  8. Outdoor Baby Storytime

    August 11, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Front Lawn

    Join us for Outdoor Storytime! This event is weather permitting. If the weather does not allow an in-person outdoor storytime, a virtual one will be posted on the library's Facebook page instead. We will plan to sit in the grass, so bring a blanket or chair if you prefer.

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  9. Life After Life Book Club

    August 11, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    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. Due to COVID-19, Great Reads will be meeting virtually via Zoom. Please contact us at accessinfo@gflibrary.com if you are interested in joining.

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  10. Between the Panels Book Club

    August 12, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 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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  11. Pokémon Walking Club

    August 14, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ University Park

    In celebration of Pokémon Go's 5th anniversary, 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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  12. Chess Club

    August 15, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library Front Lawn

    Does your child want to learn how to play chess? Play and learn with other kids to improve their game and build friendships in the process. This event will take place outside, on the lawn in front of the library. (In the event of rain or extreme heat, this event will take place in the Children's Department.)

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  13. Outdoor Toddler/Preschool Storytime

    August 17, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Front Lawn

    Join us for Outdoor Storytime! This event is weather permitting. If the weather does not allow an in-person outdoor storytime, a virtual one will be posted on the library's Facebook page instead. We will plan to sit in the grass, so bring a blanket or chair if you prefer.

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  14. FIRST LEGO League Parent Information Meeting

    August 17, 2021, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Zoom

    First LEGO League (FLL) is a hands-on STEM experience through a guided, global robotics competition, built on core values that emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. GFP_ helps sponsor five FLL Challenge teams (ages 9-14) and one FLL Explore team (ages 6-10). Please join us for a parent informational meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, August 17, at 6:00 p.m. If your child is interested in joining a LEGO League Team, please attend this beginning-of-season meeting. FLL requires registration and spaces are limited. To receive the Zoom link, or if you are interested but unable to attend, please contact Aaron at aaron.stefanich@gflibrary.com.

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  15. Great Reads Book Club

    August 17, 2021, 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 p.m. Please contact us at accessinfo@gflibrary.com if you are interested in joining.

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  16. Outdoor Baby Storytime

    August 18, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Front Lawn

    Join us for Outdoor Storytime! This event is weather permitting. If the weather does not allow an in-person outdoor storytime, a virtual one will be posted on the library's Facebook page instead. We will plan to sit in the grass, so bring a blanket or chair if you prefer.

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  17. Library Board Meeting

    August 18, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Conference Room

    Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks Public Library Board will meet on the above date and time. This meeting will be conducted with modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. In-person attendance at the meeting by the public is allowed. Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an agenda item or other meeting topic should submit their comments to wendy.wendt@gflibrary.com. All comments received prior to 2:00 p.m. on the meeting day will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

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  18. Northern Ink Writer's Group

    August 18, 2021, 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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  19. Outdoor Toddler/Preschool Storytime

    August 24, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Front Lawn

    Join us for Outdoor Storytime! This event is weather permitting. If the weather does not allow an in-person outdoor storytime, a virtual one will be posted on the library's Facebook page instead. We will plan to sit in the grass, so bring a blanket or chair if you prefer.

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  20. Outdoor Baby Storytime

    August 25, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Front Lawn

    Join us for Outdoor Storytime! This event is weather permitting. If the weather does not allow an in-person outdoor storytime, a virtual one will be posted on the library's Facebook page instead. We will plan to sit in the grass, so bring a blanket or chair if you prefer.

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  21. Classic Re-Reads Book Club

    August 25, 2021, 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 p.m.

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  22. Pride Youth Mixer

    August 26, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Conference Room

    Grand Forks Youth! Come hang out with Grand Forks Pride at the Grand Forks Public Library as we celebrate you. Meet other LGBTQ+ youth in the community and just have fun!

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  23. Pokémon Walking Club

    August 28, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ University Park

    In celebration of Pokémon Go's 5th anniversary, 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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  24. Chess Club

    August 29, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library Front Lawn

    Does your child want to learn how to play chess? Play and learn with other kids to improve their game and build friendships in the process. This event will take place outside, on the lawn in front of the library. (In the event of rain or extreme heat, this event will take place in the Children's Department.)

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  25. Outdoor Toddler/Preschool Storytime

    August 31, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Front Lawn

    Join us for Outdoor Storytime! This event is weather permitting. If the weather does not allow an in-person outdoor storytime, a virtual one will be posted on the library's Facebook page instead. We will plan to sit in the grass, so bring a blanket or chair if you prefer.

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