We're excited to offer free shaved ice from Kool Kreations between weekly programs on Thursday, July 14, from 3-4 p.m. Stop by for a treat after the O'Neil Family Band (for kids) at 2 p.m. or before Mermaid Watercolor (for teens and adults) at 5 p.m.

See the full calendar of events.

Speaking of treats, we're looking forward to the Summer Reading Grand Finale on August 4 from 2-4 p.m. So far this summer, we have read over 400,000 minutes. Keep going! Let's see if we can make it to 1,000,000! Cool off with a yummy treat from Brain Freeze (for the first 650 guests). There will also be fun activities provided by Turtle River State Park, the Dakota Science Center, and the library. Free and open to all.

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Featured Artist

Be sure to check out our Mezzanine Gallery currently featuring artwork by Marian Sletten Gates. Marian is a watercolor artist and retired teacher. She enjoys painting florals, rustic buildings, and creating her own still life arrangements. She works from personal photos. 

Learn more.

Checkout Laptops and Tablets

We're excited to begin offering laptops and tablets for checkout. The equipment and services funded by the federal Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) can only be provided to patrons who declare they do not have access to the equipment or services sufficient to access the internet.

Learn more.

Rare City Directory Digitized

A digital copy of the oldest Grand Forks city directory is now available online. This keyword-searchable directory contains a wealth of information about the city's earliest residents and businesses.

See the online directory.

Big Library Read Coming Soon

The next Big Library Read is available July 13-27. The featured title "The Girl in His Shadow" is a USA Today Bestseller by Audrey Blake and will be available with no waitlists or holds from our digital collection.

Learn about this month's title.

North Dakota Aging Services (July 18)

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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Active Parenting Class

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. Registration is required.

Register here.

Healthy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes (July 16)

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.

Learn more.

Stay Connected

Our marketing director will be on maternity leave from August through October, and the eNewsletter will be temporarily paused during this time. Stay connected to everything happening at the library through our website calendar and social media (Facebook and Instagram). We're looking forward to a busy fall! 

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