Is there nothing the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library doesn't offer?


Widows Gone Wild!

I added the exclamation point.  It's actually more of a "how you cope with loss" type of presentation than a "how you cruise for widows presentation".  Here's what the press says...

Sunny Wells is a North Dakota native, spending her childhood in Sykeston, and moving to Bismarck as a 16-year-old. She graduated from St. Mary’s Central High School in 1971  In Widows Gone Wild, Sunny recounts how she and her friends, each at their own rate, overcame their grief and cultivated lifelong friendships. She shares wisdom from the Widows Gone Wild gently and non-judgmentally, for the bereaved and also those who want to help them. Sunny will read excerpts from her book, answer questions, and sign copies of the book. WHEN: Thursday, August 5, 2021 • 7:00 p.m.

Wow...what a great time to bond with folks going through the same type of widowy things you may be experiencing.  I imagine the book would help many who have experienced different losses as well.

The Bismarck Library wants to teach your kids about the blues too.

"Every generation throws a hero on the pop chart".   Paul Simon wrote that lyric and it has always stuck me as ringing sooo true.  So how can we rockers turn our kids and grandkids on to the incredible music of our youth? Well, before there was rock, there was the blues.  Get young folks involved in the beginning of the blues and maybe they'll follow the evolution.  It's worth a shot!


Young people will find the History of Blues in America show to be fun and informative, as Joey Leone connects the history and style of earthy blues musicians to the vernacular of hip-hip, top 40, and spoken word artists of today. Kids leave with a better understanding of the origins of where their favorite music comes from.

I think they probably meant..."where their parent's favorite music came from".  But maybe the blues is in fact the base of all things in rock, pop, and country music.  Plus whatever a BTS is...

All you need for this art camp is clothes your kids can cover in paint.

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A partial-day art camp at the Library, August 2-August 5. At Art Empowered, the focus will be on the wonderful women who helped shape the art world despite all the challenges before them. Each day campers aged 8-12 will learn about two female artists and their art styles, and there will be art projects in those styles to choose from. The camp is free, and art materials will be supplied free of charge courtesy of Dakota West Arts Council, so all that is needed is a snack, clothes that can get paint on them, and imagination! Registration is required.

Do yourself and your family a favor and get your smart devices set up for special event notifications from your local library so you don't miss out!

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