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THE LIST: Library programs . . . UND bookstore . . . Artists sought, etc.

Library programs -- In EGF Campbell Library: East Grand Forks Campbell Library has programs for children and young people. A storytime for preschool and primary-grade children will continue at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at 7 p.m. Thursdays.

The Diers
The Diers of Grand Forks will perform Sunday in Stephen, Minn.

Library programs

-- In EGF Campbell Library: East Grand Forks Campbell Library has programs for children and young people. A storytime for preschool and primary-grade children will continue at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Writers: Campbell Writers, for ninth- through 12th-graders, and Young Writers, for sixth- through eighth-graders, will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 21, Feb. 4 and 18 and March 4 and 18. Art exhibit: Campbell Library will host Impressions in the Snow art exhibit featuring local elementary school-age artists with an opening and reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Info: (218) 773-9121.

UND Bookstore

-- Beginning today: Beginning today, UND Bookstore in Grand Forks will sponsor storytimes and crafts for children in January. Here's a schedule. 10 a.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday: "Amelia Bedelia," "More Parts," "Green Eggs and Ham." Craft: Coloring green eggs and ham. 10 a.m. Jan. 13 and 11 a.m. Jan. 16: "The Snowy Day," "Please Don't Open This Book!", "Even More Parts." Craft: Make snowflakes. 10 a.m. Jan. 20 and 11 a.m. Jan. 23: "First Day of School," "I Was So Mad," "All By Myself." Craft: Make up "What I can do all on my own!" stories. 10 a.m. Jan. 27, and 11 a.m. Jan. 30: "The Berenstein Bears and the Bad Dream," "The Berenstein Bears New Kitten," "The Berenstein Bears and Too Much TV." Craft: Picture coloring. Info: (701) 777-6260.

Artists sought

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-- City Hall art: North Valley Arts Council is seeking applications from artists to exhibit in Grand Forks City Hall. Pamela Siers, director of the arts council, said exhibiting there would be an excellent opportunity for artists because of the traffic in and out of the building and the diversity of the viewers. To obtain a prospectus: Call (701) 772-3710 or visit the arts council office on the second floor at 124 N. Third St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Soundfest

-- Jan. 17 in Pekin, N.D.: Soundfest 2010, a festival of music presented by Nelson County Arts Council and sponsored by the Nelson County Farmers Union, will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17 in Pekin City Auditorium. Bands: Old Tyme Kings, Another Side, The Diers, Merrill Piepkorn and Loy Larson, North River Ramblers. Serving: Pulled-pork sandwiches, brats, trimmings, beer and nonalcoholic beverages. Tickets: Adults, $15; students, $8; 6 and younger, free. Info: www.pekinnd.com/; (701) 296-4515.

Dance party

-- Saturday in Thief River Falls: A 100th birthday party for Eldor Omdahl, Warren, Minn., will feature music by the Cathy Erickson Band from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Eagles Club Ballroom, Thief River Falls.

'Fight the Frost'

-- Jan. 15-17 in Fargo: Games Galore "Fight the Frost," an indoor event for families and young adults, will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 16 and noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Fargodome. There will be more than 35 inflatable games and laser tag all day Feb. 16 for an additional $5. Concessions will be available; parking is free. Daily admission: Adults, $10; children 5 and younger, $6. Jan. 15 discount day: Adults, $8; children, $4. Three-day pass: $20.

Frozen Feat

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-- Feb. 13 in Grand Forks: Frozen Feat 5k and 10k races are set for Feb. 13 to support Special Olympics, Grand Forks. Sponsored by Lithia of Grand Forks, the event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at the Grand Forks Herald. The course will be on the Greenway. Other info: Post-race food and beverage will be provided with door prizes throughout the event and awards for the top three finishers of each category. Enter the race as a "Lovebirds" team and the lowest combined time will win a Valentine's Day prize pack. Download registration form: www.frozenfeat.com . Register and pay online: Go to www. active.com and search Frozen Feat. Questions: E-mail redriverrunnersgf@ yahoo. com.

Fargo Blues Fest

-- Feb. 13 in Fargo: The 10th annual Fargo Winter Blues Fest will be Feb. 13 at The Venue @ The Hub, Fargo, and will feature four national bands, Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang, Studebaker John & The Hawks, Scott Holt Band and Joe Moss Band. A post-party will feature a jam session with Blues Fest performers and Little Bobby & The Storm upstairs in the Monkey Bar. Admission to the post-party will be free with a Blues Fest Ticket. Winter Blues Fest admission: $23; advance tickets available at The Venue, Fargo; Happy Harry's Bottle Shops, Grand Forks and Fargo; charge by phone, (218) 287-7775. Summer Blues Fest: The 15th annual Fargo Blues Festival will be July 30-31 at Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo. Early-bird tickets are $28. Combo Summer/Winter Blues Fest ticket: $49; available only online, charge line or at Mother's Music, Moorhead. Info: fargobluesfest. com/.

Ethiopia Reads

-- New executive director: Charlotte Min-Harris is the new executive director of North American operations for Ethiopia Reads, a literacy and library nonprofit organization headquartered in Denver and chaired by Grand Forks native and author Jane Kurtz. Ethiopia Reads has planted 43 libraries in Ethiopia since 2003, including five of the popular Donkey Mobile Libraries. Ethiopian founder Yohannes Gebregeorgis, who was named one of the Top Ten CNN Heroes in 2008, is transitioning from day-to-day operations in Addis Ababa to a broad, strategic role to expand Ethiopia Reads' publishing of children's books in Amharic and English while helping the organization look at new communities in Ethiopia to expand its library and literacy programs, a news release said. Anne Porter of Grand Forks is a board member of Ethiopia Reads.

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