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Caramel Apple Day-Oct. 17th


Hey, hey, hey!  It’s Caramel Apple Day!  You won’t want to miss our annual fall celebration with warm, gooey caramel apples and lots of toppings.  Available while supplies last! Free, but plan to enjoy yours on site, as they’re not available for take-out.  Thursday, October 17, 4:00-5:00 pm.

Talking Book Services

October is Disability Awareness Month, a time to recognize the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. 
If you, or someone you know, are unable to read standard print materials because of a visual, physical, or reading disability, the Talking Book program, administered through the North Dakota State Library, can help by providing a variety of services ranging from recorded books and magazines (and players for accessing them),
Services, including mailing, are free to registered patrons.  For more information, contact the State Library’s Talking Book program.

Third Thursday Book Club (NEW!)

Stop by for the inaugural meeting of West Fargo Public Library’s newest reading group, the Third Thursday Book Club!  Get in on the ground floor of what promises to be another active group of voracious readers and deep thinkers.  Snacks and a limited number of books will be freely available.  Drop in and see if this is the book club for you! Click here for a list of titles and discussion questions. Thursday, October 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENT!  Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitar Recital

West Fargo Public Library and Fargo Public Schools will be hosting a classical guitar recital by acclaimed New York / Detroit guitarist Peter Fletcher on Tuesday, October 29th in the Sheyenne High School Theater at 7:00 p.m.  This recital is free and open to the public.  Mr. Fletcher is a well-traveled, highly-regarded classical guitarist with multiple recordings in his catalog.  Mr. Fletcher will also be spending time with guitar students at both West Fargo High Schools during the day.  This should be an amazing experience for our community!  Please contact Adult Services Librarian Molly Flaspohler at 701.551.8948 with any questions.  Tuesday, October 29, 7:00-8:00 at the Sheyenne High School Theater

Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitar Recital-Oct. 29th

Friends of the West Fargo Public Library

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

If you believe that the public library provides a valuable service to the community and want to support it, consider joining the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library!  The Friends will hold their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m.  New Friends are always welcome!

“One Book, One Community” Events

This year’s community read is soon coming to a close.  Enjoy these last events!

One Book One Community

Mark Peihl Presentation, "The History of Florence Klingensmith"

As part of this year’s One Book, One Community celebration, Mark Piehl, Archivist for the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, will offer a presentation on Florence Klingensmith.  Ms. Klingensmith was a Clay County woman who found success and fame racing airplanes during a time when pilots were considered superstars and women were discriminated against in ways hard to imagine.  Participants in One Book, One Community book read will recognize Florence as one of the main characters highlighted in this year’s title, “Fly Girls:  How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History,” by Keith O'Brien.  Monday, October 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Author Presentation:  Keith O’Brien

Fly over to the Fargo Air Museum for an author visit and presentation by Keith O’Brien, author of this year’s selection, “Fly Girls:  How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History”.  All ages are invited to attend this free event. A book signing will follow the author event, and books will be available for purchase. Monday, October 28 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Fargo Air Museum, 1609 19th Avenue North, Fargo.

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