Programs & Events

Tinker Town newsflash



  • Thurs, Sept 28 @ 4 pm
  • Thurs, Oct 26 @ 4 pm

Grades K-5 // Tinkertown explores the materials, tools, and processes in Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) as we tinker, design, and create! 

This month: Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse as we test out materials that will keep us safe from UV radiation.

Eclipse glasses will be distributed at the event while supplies last. Attendance is required to receive a pair of glasses.

Questions? Contact Andrea


Puzzle Exchange


  • Sat, Sept 30 from 11:00 am - noon
  • Thurs, Oct 12 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Sat, Oct 28 from 11:00 am - noon

Have a puzzle you don't need any longer? Leave a puzzle - any size, any kind - take a puzzle. Every age and skill level welcome!

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Reading Buddies

Twice weekly

Mon & Weds from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Build reading confidence and fluency by reading together! Stop by the library for one-on-one read-aloud time with a volunteer Reading Buddy.

All ages welcome!

  • Early readers
  • Struggling readers
  • Those who are learning English
  • Anyone who wants to improve their reading skills

More information


Gangspil Concert

Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Danish folk music

Sun, Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm

SONNICH LYDOM (accordion, harmonica, vocals) and KRISTIAN BUGGE (fiddle, vocals) of Gangspil will take you on an entertaining and variated journey through the traditions of Danish folk music. These lively musicians perform old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country.

Free will donations to support the North Country Fiddle and Dance accepted at the door. 

Sponsored in part by the East Grand Forks Arts and Crafts Council.

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Fall Pumpkin Crafts

Mon, Oct 2 @ 5:30pm

All ages // Join us for some fun Fall pumpkin craft projects! Make your own fall décor with these easy no-sew fabric pumpkins and book page pumpkins! 

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Author Visit: Marcie Rendon

Book Reading & Signing

Tues, Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm

Marcie Rendon, author of the popular Cash Blackbear mystery series, will be at the library for a book reading and signing!

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Campbell Book Club 

Monthly // Last Tuesday

Tues, Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm

In lieu of our regular September meeting we'll meet a week later to visit with author Marcie Rendon!

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our book club! This month we're reading Murder on the Red River by Marcie Rendon (also in e-book, e-audio, and CD audio).

More information...

Art lab newsflash

Art Lab

for all ages and skill levels!

Sat, Oct 7 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

All ages // Explore different art tools and make something fun to bring home. Event is free. Supplies provided.

Knit and Crochet Social Hour

Knit & Crochet Social Hour


Tues, Oct 10 @ 5:30pm

Bring your latest project, exchange ideas and learn new stitches from your fellow knitters/crocheters for this meet up group with those that share a "common thread" with you. 

This is not an instructional class, however, there may be other knitters or crocheters who can help guide you if you'd like to learn how to knit or crochet.

Tech Help newsflash

Tech Help

Twice Monthly // 2nd & 4th Weds

  • Wed, Oct 11 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wed, Oct 25 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Need help navigating your new cell or installing an app? Trouble sending an attachment via email? Have questions about your laptop or e-reader? Stop by the library for a little tech help!

Friends book sale newsflash

Friends Book Sale

8 am - 5 pm
Fri, Oct 13
Sat, Oct 14

Support your library at the Friends of the Library Book Sale! Please bring your own bags and boxes for your purchases. 

$5 Bag Sale: Sat @ Noon - 5 pm
Teachers Shop Free: Sat @ 4 - 5 pm

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Cookbook Book Club


Sat, Oct 14 @ noon

Pick a recipe from the cookbook of the month. Each member brings a different dish. Share your thoughts about your recipe, the month's cookbook choice, and different ideas.

More information




Mon, Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm

All ages // Are you a Master Builder or want to be one? Join us for LEGO Club! You can build to a theme or build something completely new. LEGOs supplied.

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Scape Paint Ghosts

Crafting event

Tues, Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm

All ages // Make a simple ghost painting using a squeegee and a cotton swab. All supplies provided. All are welcome.

Anime Club newsflash 2022

Anime Club 

Monthly // Every 3rd Thursday

Thurs, Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm
What we're watching

All ages welcome! If you love anime or are interested in learning about it, Anime Club is for you. At our monthly meetings, we watch anime, discuss new manga, play games, and learn about Japanese culture.

Questions? Contact Cody at

Art for Adults with Disabilities 2023 newsflash

Art for Adults with Disabilities

Fri, Oct 20 @ 10 am

For adults with disabilities and their helpers // Come and make art with artist Brenda Baumer! 

This event is funded in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council and the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund.


Mike Arturi: Learn Music, Learn Life

Tues, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm

All ages // Meet Mike Arturi, drummer for The Lovin’ Spoonful and teaching artist for COMPAS MN, and hear how drumming and music gave him the life skills that guided him through a lifelong career in music. Mike shares his lifetime of experience in order to encourage others in whatever they are taking on in life. 

Art Exhibits newsflash

Autumn Colors Art Exhibit

On Display: Sept 11 - Oct 20

Stop by the library to enjoy selected works from the River Forks Watercolor Society.

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Creative Storytelling

Mon, Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm

All ages // Get ready to unleash your inner storyteller and let your imagination run wild during this interactive, collaborative story-building event.

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Drop in & Draw

Wed, Oct 25 from 4:00 - 5:30pm

All Ages // Do you like making doodling and making art? Grab your sketchbook and drop in for a fun, informal drawing time! All ages and skill levels welcome.

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Spooky Perler Beads

Mon, Oct 30 @ 5:30pm

All ages // Come and make some spooky perler bead creations. We'll have patterns and beads available; just bring your imagination!

Drop in gamer night

Drop-In Gamer Night

It's time to level-up!

Tues, Oct 31 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

All ages // We'll have a Switch set up with some of our favorite games for you to try. Or bring your own handheld console/games (Nintendo Switch, mobile phone, etc.) to play with others.

Sensory Storytime newsflash

Sensory Storytime


2nd Wednesday @ 10 am

Children ages 0-5 (and their grown-ups too!) // We'll engage our senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, balance, and movement while we read stories and sing songs. 

Music and Movement Storytime

Music & Movement


Wednesdays @ 10 am

Children ages 0-5 (and their grown-ups too!) // Make music, move your body, and get your wiggles out in this high energy, interactive storytime.

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Storytime with Miss Andrea

Weekly // Mondays & Thursdays @ 10 am

Children ages 0-5 (and their grown-ups too!) // Read stories, sing songs, and have fun with Miss Andrea!

Storytime kits bring storytime home

Storytime Kits

Get two books, materials for two crafts, and a supplemental activity! Kits are available for check out during open hours or through Front Door Pick-Up.

Kits offered change frequently, so call us or stop in to see our current selection.

We also have Dial-a-Stories! 

  • Dial (218) 399-3435 for a selection of children's books read staff and volunteers.
  • Watch our Facebook page ⇗ for what’s playing now!