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  1. Calendar Overlay Adult Events (3)
  2. Calendar Overlay Bookmobile (3)
  3. Calendar Overlay Children's Library (14)
  4. Calendar Overlay Mobile Library (4)
  5. Calendar Overlay Movies (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Teens (5)

Adult Events

  1. Scan Day

    July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, Meeting Room B

    Help engage in building North Dakota history! Bring in personal documents, photos, objects, etc., to be converted into digital files and then displayed online on Digital Horizons. All participants will be provided flash drives with digital copies of their items. Please sign up at the library to reserve a time slot. Each participant may bring 10-15 items. Brought to you by the North Dakota State Library and the Bismarck Public Library.

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  2. DIY: Book Folding Art Class

    July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Teen Headquarters (HQ)

    Transform a book into a work of art in this workshop with Kathy Kirschman. With simple folds you can create an infinite number of patterns by repeating the folds on book pages. Books and supplies will be provided to each participant. Pre-registration is required! Call or stop by the adult reference desk to sign up(355-1480). This is a joint teen and adult programming event; all ages grades 6 through adult are invited to participate.

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  3. Better Choices, Better Health-Chronic Pain

    July 25, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Room C, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

    Sanford Health is offering a new prescription on life-a customized workshop just for you. We know living with chronic pain conditions keeps you from doing things in life that you love. A Better Choices, Better Health workshop will help you manage your health in a way that helps you get life back to the way it should be. Workshops are no charge and are recommended for patients with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, lung disease, high blood pressure, MS, depression, any chronic health condition, or who are overweight. Call (701) 234-5570 or (877) 234-4240 to register for a community in-person workshop.

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Bookmobile

  1. Bookmobile Route 7

    July 23, 2019, 11:45 AM - 5:40 PM @ Kiwanis Park 11:45-12:45
    Roosevelt School 1:00-1:30
    Rita Murphy School 1:45-3:00
    Glencoe Church 3:30-4:10
    Apple Valley Haroldson Lane 4:30-5:10
    White Oak Loop 5:20-5:40

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  2. Bookmobile Route 8

    July 24, 2019, 10:20 AM - 4:40 PM @ 1st Steps East 10:20-10:50
    1st Steps Central 11:00-11:30
    Grimsrud School 11:45-1:30
    Centennial School 2:00-3:00
    Manchester House 3:30-4:00
    Hope Home 4:10-4:40

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  3. Bookmobile Route 9

    July 25, 2019, 11:45 AM - 3:30 PM @ Lions Hillside Park 11:45-12:45
    Sunrise School 1:00-2:00
    Miller School 2:30-3:30

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Children's Library

  1. Hula Workshop for Kids

    July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Library Story Room

    Join us for an introduction to hula and all things Hawaiian. Our special presenters, the Rose Family, will share music, singing, and, of course, hula. Be ready to participate; this is a hands-on activity. This activity is appropriate for all ages; children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver aged 12+.

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  2. Toddler Story Time

    July 23, 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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  3. Toddler Story Time

    July 23, 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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  4. Wiggle Time

    July 23, 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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  5. Library Movie Day - Dumbo (PG)

    July 23, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Library Story Room

    Join us for a family-friendly movie in the Story Room. Bring your cushions and your covered drinks, but please leave the snacks at home. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult or babysitter aged 12+.

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  6. Preschool Story Time

    July 24, 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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  7. Wiggle Time

    July 24, 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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  8. Lapsit Baby Story Time

    July 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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  9. Preschool Story Time

    July 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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  10. LEGO Club for Kids

    July 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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  11. Little Songbirds

    July 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 the Bismarck Library Foundation, Inc.

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  12. End-of-Summer-Reading Ice Cream Social

    July 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library Plaza

    Join us to celebrate the end of summer reading. Music and dancing on the Library Plaza will accompany ice cream sundaes. Summer Reading prizes will be awarded for both children and teens. This event is open to all, but only summer reading participants will be eligible for prizes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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  13. Toddler Story Time

    July 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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  14. Toddler Story Time

    July 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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Mobile Library

  1. Mobile Library @ Books in the Park

    July 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Sons of Norway Park

    No library card? No problem! Books in the Park is a new program where library staff will provide books for a community book exchange program throughout June and July. Come visit us at one (or both) of the sites on the schedule and you will be able to select up to 2 books per visit. What makes the experience even better is if you bring a book or 2 to exchange.

    Story time with Miss Sparkles from the Bismarck Public Library start at 12:30.

    Sign up for the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program with Bismarck Public Library.

    The first 100 visitors at each site receive a book bag (provided by Bismarck Public Schools).

    Free Lunch in the Park (provided by Bismarck Public Schools, Great Plains Food Bank, and MSA United Way.)

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  2. Mobile Library @ Books in the Park

    July 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Wachter Wave Pool

    No library card? No problem! Books in the Park is a new program where library staff will provide books for a community book exchange program throughout June and July. Come visit us at one (or both) of the sites on the schedule and you will be able to select up to 2 books per visit. What makes the experience even better is if you bring a book or 2 to exchange.

    Story time with Miss Sparkles from the Bismarck Public Library start at 12:30.

    Sign up for the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program with Bismarck Public Library.

    The first 100 visitors at each site receive a book bag (provided by Bismarck Public Schools).

    Free Lunch in the Park (provided by Bismarck Public Schools, Great Plains Food Bank, and MSA United Way.)

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  3. Mobile Library Route

    July 30, 2019, All Day @ Crescent Manor 10:30-11:30
    Valley View Heights 12:45-1:00
    St. Vincent 1:30-2:30
    Marillac Manor 3:00-4:00

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  4. Mobile Library Route

    July 31, 2019, All Day @ Terrace 10:30-11:30
    St. Gabriel's 3:00-4:00

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Movies

  1. Library Movie Night - Aquaman (PG-13)

    July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

    Movies are free and open to the public. Metal chairs are provided. Covered drinks and snacks are welcome. Parents and guardians are responsible for minors attending films.

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Teens

  1. Teen Video Game Tournament

    July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Teen Headquarters(HQ)

    Come test your video game skills against other teens in the area.

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  2. Beat the Heat

    July 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting Room C, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

    Join us at the library for cool indoor activities including a coloring station, puzzles, and games. Feel free to bring your own projects as well.

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  3. Teen Crafternoons

    July 25, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Teen Headquarters(HQ)

    Relax the afternoon away while making something special! Either bring a project from home or dig through our supplies to find an awesome project to make! This event is open to teens going into grades 6-12 only.

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  4. Movie Day for Teens - Shazam! (PG-13)

    July 29, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Teen Headquarters(HQ)

    Join in the fun for a free movie in Teen Headquarters! This event is open to teens going into grades 6-12 only.

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  5. Table Top Gaming for Teens

    July 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Teen Headquarters(HQ)

    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! This event is open to teens going into grades 6-12.

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