The Bowman Regional Public Library is pleased to present Dakota West, a solo exhibition of new work by Cris Fulton. Please join us on June 7, from 2-4 p.m., for the exhibition opening and to meet the artist. The work will be on display through July.
In the exhibition, Fulton presents a series of photographs of the Little Missouri grasslands and North Dakota Badlands. Fulton loves the wildness and wideness, the solitude, silence and spirit of the southwestern region of North Dakota. These photographs capture the expansive liberation, the reverence and beauty of this frontier region of America.
Cris Fulton is a Bowman artist who has specializes in pastel drawings and photographs of sunflowers and the North Dakota landscape. She has a BA in Art from the University of North Dakota and has been an artist and photographer for well over three decades. Her work has been shown at galleries in Minneapolis, Taos, Santa Fe, North Dakota and Montana including the offices of Governor John Hoeven, the Rider Gallery at Dickinson State University, and the Dickinson State Art Gallery. The North Dakota Art Gallery Association sponsored a touring exhibition of her prairie landscapes
from 2009 to 2011. Several of her large colorful sunflower drawings are in the collection of the Jamestown Regional Medical Center. In 2012, Fulton won the Best of Show award for a grassland drawing at the 42nd Annual Badlands Art Show in Dickinson, North Dakota. Fulton has been invited to exhibit at the WaterWorks Art Musuem in Miles City, Montana and the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora, North Dakota. She has also shown at the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center in Spearfish, South Dakota and the Bismarck Downtown Artists Cooperative.
We have a few copies of our April book club selection: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime walk by Ben Fountain. Stop in the library and pick up a copy! Book club discussion is Sunday, April 27th at 2PM at the library.
The Center for Technology & Business, USDA, Rural Development and the Bowman County Development Corporation are bringing Technology classes to the Bowman area!
March 27: Online Business Reputation Management
April 24: Social Media for Professional Use
May 22: Investment in Efficiency for Businesses through Mobile Apps
June 26: WordPress Blogging and Website Presence
July 24: Virtual IT and Cloud Usage for Small Businesses
August 28: Mobile POS Systems and Accepting Electronic Payments
Workshops are 9AM – Noon at the Bowman Regional Public Library. Please register by calling (701) 523-5880. There is a $10, non-refundable registration fee for each session. Door prizes provided by Microsoft!
We have a few copies of our March book club selection: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel. Stop in the library and pick up a copy! Book club discussion is Sunday, March 30th at 2PM at the library.
Discussion: Sunday, February 23. 2PM
10:30AM Wednesdays at the library
Have you wanted to get started with Facebook, but you weren’t sure where to begin? How do you create a profile? How do you find other people you know on Facebook? And what is Facebook anyway? Learn all this and more!
Students will learn about how to join Facebook and learn how to post to the site. We’ll also introduce you to the library’s Facebook page and show how you can use Facebook to get information about the library (and lots of other local organizations).
Classes begin at 6:30 PM and last about 1 hour. Class is free of charge, but space is limited so please register at the library. Prerequisites: Must have an email account before class, familiarity with a keyboard and mouse and a library card. If you already have a facebook account, bring your email login and password.
To register, call 523-3797 or stop by the library.
Story Time at the library is coming soon!
Pre-School Story Time will be Wednesday at 10:30 AM. This program runs all through the year with the exception begin the months of January, May and September. Books, rhymes and songs with a craft project.
Baby-Toddler Story Time will begin on Tuesdays 10:30 AM. This program will run on the even numbered months (February, April, June, August, October and December). Rhymes, songs and short stories with time to play for youngsters age birth to 24 months. Each programs lasts about 30 minutes.
Call the library for more information!
The Tot-Lot Daycare Stuffed Animal Sleepover was a huge success! These are stuffed animals from the library’s outreach program to Tot-Lot Daycare.
Some of the animals started the evening, building towers. Good thing a giraffe was part of the building crew.
Many of the stuffed animals were playing a rousing game of Wii.
It was a close game of 2-on-2 basketball.
Everyone was up for a horse ride!
Willie wanted to have scary story time. He read a book about a stuffed animal that gets left behind in a laundromat!!
Willie followed up with a heartwarming book.
Everyone’s getting hungry. Time to order pizza!
Everyone is ready for dinner.
It was about time to get ready for bed, but the animals had a different idea. They played Hide and Go Seek!
They’re quite good at hiding.
The children’s book section is a good hiding place.
We better get these fellas settled down. They were up for a game of head butting!!
All quiet at the library. Good night everybody!
It’s party! A Stuffed Animal sleepover party! Willie the library mascot welcomes everyone to the sleepover.
Playing trucks was a fun activity.
Everyone loves to color!!
Some animals wanted to play games on the computer.
The dogs in the group were seen paging through Dog Fancy.
Willie the library mascot read Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See to a captive audience.
Time for some musical entertainment!!!
Popcorn break!!! Remember to clean up after yourselves!
Willie needs some coffee to keep up with all the shenanigans.
The animals want to be just like the cool librarians and check out books!!
Racing between the stacks. Turtle is trying his hardest to keep up!!
It’s way past Willie’s bedtime. Time to hit the hay.
After a fun evening of activities, everyone is finally asleep!!!