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  1. Calendar Overlay Adult Events (5)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Children's Library (9)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Teens (3)

Adult Events

  1. Diabetes Self-Management Workshops

    April 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Room B or C, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

    Sanford Health is offering a diabetes self-management workshop just for you. Topics include healthy eating, tips for exercising, and managing blood sugar levels. Workshops are no charge. Call (877) 234-4240 to register for a community in-person workshop. Workshop dates are April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16.

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  2. Musical Program

    April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library Meeting Room A

    The Greg Slag Scholarship winners will perform a free concert. A part of the ND Federation of Music Clubs (NDFMC) convention.

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  3. Piano Concert - Kevin Ahfat

    April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library Meeting Room A

    As part of the ND Federation of Music Clubs (NDFMC) convention, and in celebration of their 100 years of serving North Dakota communities, the NDFMC is partnering with the Bismarck-Mandan Thursday Music Club to have a piano concert.

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  4. Adult Spelling Bee @ Laughing Sun Brewing Company

    April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Laughing Sun Brewing Co.

    Join us for our third annual Adult Spelling Bee! Open to anyone 21+. Teams of 2-4 people will participate in a friendly spelling contest, with prizes awarded. Registration is encouraged by calling 355-1485 or e-mail smatthews@bismarcklibrary.org.

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  5. Beginner Tai Chi

    April 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Room A, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

    Beginners are welcome to this basic tai chi course. No need to bring a mat, loose clothing is recommended. Instructed by Craig Triplett. Program is free and open to all adults. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bismarck Public Library.

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Bookmobile

  1. Bookmobile Route 1

    April 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 5:20 PM @ Naughton School 10:30-11:00
    Apple Creek School 12:15-2:40
    Edgewood Vista & Village
    Door 1 3:10-3:45
    Yorktown Drive 4:00-4:20
    Grassy Lane 4:30-4:50
    Wisconsin Drive 5:00-5:20

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Children's Library

  1. Lapsit Baby Story Time

    April 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM @ Children's Library Story Room

    This story time is for children held in caregiver laps for books, songs, and puppets. Through this story time interaction, your baby will develop language and social skills. Plus, story time fosters a close emotional relationship between you and your baby. Babies learn to associate books with the pleasure of being with parents, and this pleasure will translate to a love of reading.

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  2. Preschool Story Time

    April 25, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM @ Children's Library Story Room

    This story time focuses on books, puppets, and songs. Speaking puppets help bring stories to life and spark the imagination in your child. Our main focus at Preschool Story Time is to instill a love of reading, encourage creativity, and help children become aware of the world around them.

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  3. Wiggle Time

    April 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's Library Story Room

    Wiggle Time is an hour long free-play for children and their parents or caregivers. They are invited to explore a mix of play experiences including blocks, puppets/puppet stage, dramatic play toys, trampoline, and other play equipment. Adults must be in attendance at all times and are responsible for children's safety.

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  4. LEGO Club for Kids

    April 25, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Children's Library Story Room

    Children ages 10+ meet to build with LEGO bricks. Junior Makers ages 5-9 are welcome with a caregiver aged 12+. The Library has a collection of LEGO bricks and minifigures for children to use. Please leave your own at home. No snacks are allowed during LEGO Club, but covered drinks are welcome.

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  5. Little Songbirds CANCELLED TONIGHT

    April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Children's Library Story Room

    Focusing on developmental milestones, this early music program is a great way to introduce music to young children. Classes will focus on singing, movement, instrument play, and dance to achieve early developmental milestones, bonding between child and caregiver, and a love of music! (Presented by music therapist, Bobbi Jo Vandal) This program is sponsored by Friends of the Bismarck Public Library.

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  6. Family Story Time

    April 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 6:55 PM @ Children's Library Story Room

    This story time for the entire family focuses on books, puppets, and songs.

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  7. Toddler Story Time

    April 30, 2019, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM @ Children's Library Story Room

    This story time focuses on songs and books because we are teaching children to love and appreciate stories, and we are also helping them learn how to attend a library story time. Singing also helps develop language, sounds, and patterns, which all builds on your child's early literacy skills. There are no puppets used during Toddler Story Time so that the focus can be on the stories, songs, and books.

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  8. Toddler Story Time

    April 30, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:35 AM @ Children's Library Story Room

    This story time focuses on songs and books because we are teaching children to love and appreciate stories, and we are also helping them learn how to attend a library story time. Singing also helps develop language, sounds, and patterns, which all builds on your child's early literacy skills. There are no puppets used during Toddler Story Time so that the focus can be on the stories, songs, and books.

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  9. Wiggle Time

    April 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's Library Story Room

    Wiggle Time is an hour long free-play for children and their parents or caregivers. They are invited to explore a mix of play experiences including blocks, puppets/puppet stage, dramatic play toys, trampoline, and other play equipment. Adults must be in attendance at all times and are responsible for children's safety.

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Mobile Library

  1. Mobile Library Route

    April 25, 2019, All Day

    The Mobile Library will be stopping at these locations today: Terrace - 10:30 AM, Enable - 11:10 AM, Missouri Slope - 2:00 PM, Valley View Heights - 2:15 PM, Marillac Manor - 2:30 PM, Baptist Health Care Center - 3:15 PM, Ruth Meiers - 4:15 PM

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Teens

  1. Art with Ali LaRock: Create Your Own Fandom Signposts

    April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Headquarters (HQ)

    If you are a superfan, you will surely want to attend this class where you'll learn how to make your own signpost, leading the way to your favorite fandom world. With the help of local artist Ali LaRock, you can explore simple ways to tap into your own imagination and create something really special! Open to middle and high school students only, preregistration is required to attend this event. Call 355-1489 or stop by the Children's Information Desk to register starting April 1.

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  2. Cat Crafting

    April 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Make something for your lovable fluff ball at home or for a local rescue organization. We will be making crafts for kitties! We are partnering with Furry Friends Rockin' Rescue for this cat-tacular event. The event is open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. Table Top Gaming for Teens

    April 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Teen Headquarters

    Table Top can open your eyes and show you there is more to board games than Monopoly! Try to escape a haunted house or rise through the ranks and become the best ninja burger delivery person in your company! Come join us to learn new and exciting table top games!

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