Adult Programming

Self-Publishing Class at the Library

Bruce Keith & Bill, otherwise known as BBK, are local authors.  They will talk about the process of self-publishing your book from creation through production and on to the ever-changing process of marketing your creation.

Please Pre-Register: Call 701 252-2217, leave Name, Ph # & Class, or click on




Adult Programming


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6:00 pm TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016

What species come to Jamestown in the spring? How long will they stay? Is that a crow or a starling on the top my garage? How can I attract birds? What tools do I need? field guides, binoculars, spotting scopes. What plantings attract birds?  Dan will answer these questions and he will have lists from the Birding Drives Dakota website, Christmas bird counts, URLs for other sites to learn about birds, including the ND listserv. He will  have magazines that offer help to attract birds, such as Birds & Blooms.

Over the years Dan has mastered the art and science of birdwatching by watching out his kitchen window and travelling around the country looking for as many species as he can to put in his bird diary.

The library has author Jan Dunlap’s series The Bob White Birder Murder Mystery Series that feature that famous bird detective, Bob White.

Dan’s class will be held in the lower level conference room at Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St. SE, Jamestown, ND, 58401

Register Here for Birding Class

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New Book Club For Young Professionals

BookshelfBooks & Bars @ Sabirs

Sabir’s will be the venue for the club meetings, on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm, starting on April 26th. The library will have 10 of the chosen book available to check out. The goal of the club is to promote reading and literary discussion among adults aged 21 & up.

Please take a few minutes and answer our survey of seven questions. If you don’t live in the area, you can skip # 3.
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6:00 pm TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015

Mike Williams Photo

Michael R. Williams will speak on pre-planning funeral options, cremation, body donation, and deaths occurring out-of-state.  He will also discuss legal right to disposition and where ashes may or may not be interred.   He will also share his experiences of funeral celebrations and changing attitudes toward the traditional funeral rite.  Mike is a local funeral director and owner of Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel of Jamestown and Edgeley.

Adult Program classes are held in the lower level Alfred Dickey Library conference room.

REGISTER HERE:!sign-up/nodfz

Adult Programming

November Adult Programs at the Library


                                      TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015 , 6 pm                                     LEARN 2 EMAIL JUSTIN BATZ

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The second adult program of the Modern Computing Series takes place on November 17th. Justin Batz will walk those who sign up through the process of establishing their very first email accounts and show them the basics of using Email. For the first time in the Modern Computing Series, Justin will deviate from providing content mainly for the auditory learner and provide some hands-on time for those who are visual or must do it themselves. The expectation for this class is that if you do not currently have an email before attending you will when the Adult Program is over and will be able to access your email, add contacts and reply to those who have emailed you.

Modern Computing classes are held at the Stutsman County Library, 910 5th St. SE. Park behind the library and enter through the south door.

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Read Local at the University of Jamestown, October 20, 2015



The University of Jamestown hosted a Read Local event in the Sheldon-Unruh lobby at the University of Jamestown on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 pm.  Read Local authors Bruce Berg, Keith Norman, Bill Kennedy, Laurel Woiwode, and Nancy Kuykendall were joined by UJ professors Larry Woiwode and Glauco Ortolano and read from published work and work in progress. The readings ranged from poetry, memoirs, local history and adult novels.

Read Local is an initiative that focus’s attention on local authors, books, literacy  in the community, and reinforces the importance of learning among all age groups.

Thanks to the English Deprtment Chair, David Godfrey, Dr. Badal’s assistant, Erin Klein and the rest of the UJ staff that helped make the evening rewarding to the authors and the fans of literature and learning that attended.

More readings will be scheduled in the spring.

Glauco Ortolano reads from his collection of poems.   L-R Larry Woiwode, Laurel Woiwode Pfau, Glauco, Keith Norman, Nancy Kuykendall, Bill Kennedy, out of the photo to Bill’s left is Bruce Berg.

Author Table. Larry Woiwode, Laurel Woiwode Pfau, Glauco Ortolano, Keith Norman, Nancy Kuykendall, Bill Kennedy. Bruce Berg cut off.

Audience 10.20.15

Adult Programming

Advance Directive Planning

Friends of the  James River Valley Library System held the first in a series of programs on planning for end of life on October 8th. The initial class was taught by Tracy Johnk from Jamestown Regional Medical Center and Gary Riffe, retired administrator from Hi-Acres, now Eventide. They brought a wealth of knowledge on how to prepare for the final days of life. They offered advice on the important discussions that need to take place for treatment and end of life wishes, the importance of a Long Term Care Policy, living wills and appointment of an agent.

Thanks to Tracy and Gary! And thanks to library staff for set up assistance. More classes to come. Watch for “How to E-Mail” in November, presented by computer guru Justin Batz.

Instructors Gary Riffe and Tracy Johnk with the class.