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  1. Calendar Overlay Adult Events (12)
  2. Calendar Overlay Bookmobile (8)
  3. Calendar Overlay Children's Library (19)
  4. Calendar Overlay Main Calendar (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Mobile Library (3)
  6. Calendar Overlay Movies (2)
  7. Calendar Overlay Teens (3)

Adult Events

  1. Tai Chi

    November 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting 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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  2. Strictly Mysteries Book Club

    November 13, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Bismarck Veteran's Memorial Public Library, Gifted Bean Coffee Shop

    Calling all mystery lovers! Come along to our group to meet up with others and discuss your favorite mystery authors. In November the group will discuss the books of William Kent Krueger. Feel free to read one or more books by the author (the library has copies) and come ready to discuss their work. The group is open to all. No registration required.

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  3. Stress Resilience Series-Part II

    November 14, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, Meeting Room B

    We can’t avoid stress so let us learn to deal with stress in a healthier way. Engage in activities and education about the health challenges and benefits of stress. Build strategies of resilience and apply this knowledge to your environment. Presented by Inner Groundwork, a non-profit organization with a mission to create safe, healthy, and thriving environments. We seek to reduce bullying, suicide, child abuse, addictive behaviors and other harmful behaviors towards self or others by focusing on cultivating the inner groundwork of emotional intelligence, resiliency, and mindfulness.

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  4. Drafting and Self-Editing Writing Workshop

    November 16, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Meeting Room C, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

    The BisMan Writer's Guild presents and amazing workshop for all writers. Clayton Snyder will be teaching a workshop on drafting and self-editing your story. Come to learn the tricks of the trade as well as ask questions.

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  5. Business Side of Writing Workshop

    November 17, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Meeting Room C, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

    The BisMan Writer's Guild brings to you a workshop for the writer in you. Bill Heinzen teaches about the business side to being a writer. Join us, ask questions, and enjoy a workshop to bring out the writer in you.

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  6. Children's Writing Workshop

    November 17, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Meeting Room C, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

    The BisMan Writer's Guild presents a workshop for the younger generation of writers. Justin Cancilliere will be talking about writing and what it means from an early age to cherish that gift.

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  7. Film Screening: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

    November 17, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, Meeting Room A

    From Scottish director Steven Lewis Simpson and adapted from an acclaimed novel, this funny and deeply moving film is set in the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bismarck Public Library.

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  8. Tai Chi

    November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting 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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  9. Basic Genealogy Class

    November 19, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Computer Training lab

    The free class is an introduction to online genealogy research tools. Session lasts approximately 90 minutes. To register contact the Information Desk at 701-355-1480.

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  10. Social Media Showcase

    November 21, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, Computer Training Lab

    Introduces students to three of the most popular social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest), some of the background behind them, and some of the basic tools and purposes for using each one. Class is free and lasts one hour. Register at the Information Desk.

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  11. Tai Chi

    November 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting 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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  12. Library Closed-Thanksgiving Holiday

    November 28, 2019, All Day

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Bookmobile

  1. Bookmobile Route 5

    November 12, 2019, 9:45 AM - 4:30 PM @ Open Door Community Center 9:45-10:10
    Lighthouse Learning Center 10:30-11:00
    Brentwood 11:15-12:00
    Pride Life Skill Center 1:00-1:45
    Sunshine Lane 2:15-2:40
    Horizon Park 3:15-3:45
    Missouri Valley Montessori 4:00-4:30

    All Bookmobile stops are open to the public!

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  2. Bookmobile Route 6

    November 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Hazelton School 10:00-3:00
    Moffit Post Office 3:30-4:00
    Driscoll 4:30-5:00

    All Bookmobile stops are open to the public!

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  3. Bookmobile Route 7

    November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM @ Leap Ahead Preschool 10:00-10:20
    Crescent Manor 10:30-11:30
    Leap Ahead Preschool 12:30-12:50
    Theodore Jamerson School 1:00-3:00
    Lincoln Cenex Station 3:20-3:45
    Lakota Lane 3:50-4:00
    Edgerly Lane 4:10-4:45
    Lincoln School 5:00-6:30

    All Bookmobile stops are open to the Public!

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  4. Bookmobile @ Northridge Elementary School

    November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Northridge Elementary School

    Northridge Elementary School's library recently sustained smoke damage, and all of their library materials have been affected, rendering their school library temporarily closed. The Burleigh County Bookmobile will be stopping at Northridge Elementary to supplement with reading materials for students and staff.

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  5. Bookmobile Route 8

    November 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 5:40 PM @ Naughton School 10:30-11:00
    Apple Creek School 11:30-2:40
    Glencoe Church 3:30-4:10
    Apple Valley 4:30-5:10
    White Oak Loop 5:20-5:40

    All Bookmobile stops are open to the public!

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  6. Bookmobile Route 9

    November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Lea Ahead Preschool 9:30-10:00
    Lighthouse Learning Center 10:30-11:00
    Sterling Gas Station 11:30-12:20
    Menoken School 12:45-1:45
    Manning School 2:15-3:00

    All Bookmobile stops are open to the public!

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  7. Bookmobile Route 10

    November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:45 PM @ Wing School 10:00-1:45

    All Bookmobile stops are open to the public!

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  8. Bookmobile @ Northridge Elementary School

    November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Northridge Elementary School

    Northridge Elementary School's library recently sustained smoke damage, and all of their library materials have been affected, rendering their school library temporarily closed. The Burleigh County Bookmobile will be stopping at Northridge Elementary to supplement with reading materials for students and staff.

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Children's Library

  1. Toddler Story Time

    November 12, 2019, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM @ Children's Library Story Romm

    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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  2. Toddler Story Time

    November 12, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:35 AM @ Children's Library Story Romm

    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. Wiggle Time

    November 12, 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. Preschool Story Time

    November 13, 2019, 9:30 AM - 9:55 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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  5. Preschool Story Time

    November 13, 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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  6. Wiggle Time

    November 13, 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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  7. Lapsit Baby Story Time

    November 14, 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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  8. Preschool Story Time

    November 14, 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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  9. Wiggle Time

    November 14, 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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  10. Family Story Time

    November 18, 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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  11. Toddler Story Time

    November 19, 2019, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM @ Children's Library Story Romm

    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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  12. Toddler Story Time

    November 19, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:35 AM @ Children's Library Story Romm

    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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  13. Wiggle Time

    November 19, 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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  14. Preschool Story Time

    November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 9:55 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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  15. Preschool Story Time

    November 20, 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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  16. Wiggle Time

    November 20, 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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  17. Lapsit Baby Story Time

    November 21, 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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  18. Preschool Story Time

    November 21, 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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  19. Wiggle Time

    November 21, 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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Main Calendar

  1. Great Books Discussion Book Club

    November 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library Missouri River Room

    Regular Meetings 7 p.m. 3rd Wednesday from September through May. Missouri River Room. Great Books is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Bismarck Public Library.

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Mobile Library

  1. Mobile Library Route

    November 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    The Mobile Library will be stopping at these locations today: Missouri Slope - 2:00 PM, MREC - Jeanette Myhre - 2:30 PM, Enable - 2:45 PM, Bismarck Senior Center - 2:50 PM, Northland Pace - 3:00 PM, MREC - Pioneer - 3:15 PM, YMCA - Main - 3:30 PM

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  2. Mobile Library Route

    November 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Mobile Library will be stopping at these locations today: Valley View Heights - 1:00 PM, St. Vincent - 1:30 PM, Marillac Manor - 3:00 PM

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  3. Mobile Library Route

    November 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    The Mobile Library will be stopping at these locations today: The Terrace - 10:30 AM, St. Gabriel's - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

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Movies

  1. Library Movie Night - Toy Story 4 (G)

    November 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

    When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

    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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  2. Library Movie Night - Spiderman: Far From Home (PG-13)

    November 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

    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. After-Hours NERF Battle for Teens

    November 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Three teams will face off and try to capture the other teams' flags. But remember you need to keep your own base and flag safe! Pre-registration is required for this event and begins October 28. All NERF items and protective eyewear will be provided. Parents are required to stop in before the event to sign a waiver/media release form.

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  2. Table Top Gaming for Teens

    November 19, 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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  3. Volunteer Club for Teens

    November 21, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Teen Headquarters

    Do you need volunteer hours for school, National Honor Society, or college applications? Or maybe you would just like to help out at the Library! The Volunteer Club is for you! We will meet once a month to work on projects in the Library, including but not limited to: putting together take-home craft kits for children, helping plan and set up events, and more! You do not have to attend every session or stay for the entire time. We know that teens are busy, but any help you can give is greatly appreciated!

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