Associates in Adventure Book Club for kids at the Fargo Library

Area kids in grades 4 to 7 are invited to join the brand new Associates in Adventure (A.I.A.) Book Club at the Fargo Public Library. Be it a harrowing journey, standing up to the school bully, or facing mystical beings, members of the A.I.A. Book Club are ready for whatever comes their way. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. October’s featured title is The BFG by Roald Dahl. Participants should expect great books, activities, discussion, snacks and crafts as part of this new book club for kids.Pre-registration is required. Additional copies of the book are available, while supplies last. Stop by the Children’s Services Desk at the Main Library or call the Children’s Librarian at (701) 241-1495 for details or to register.

The A.I.A. Book Club will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. All interested readers are welcome. A list of featured titles and upcoming dates is available on the Children’s page on the library’s website. Pre-registration is required. Call Children’s Services at 241-1495 or stop by the Main Library Children’s Desk to register and pick up a copy of the featured title, while supplies last.

For more information, or for a list of featured titles, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org, or contact the Children’s Librarian at (701) 241-1495 or at askchildrens@cityoffargo.com 

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a complete list of upcoming events, call (701) 241-1472 or visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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Events for kids and teens at the Fargo Public Library this week

Do you need to find your kids something interesting to do over the upcoming out-of-school days? If so, the Fargo Public Library has some fun, free events scheduled to help parents make the most of the kids’ fall school break.

First, all ages are invited to celebrate National Fossil Day on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the downtown Main Library. Join us when NDSU Geologist Dr. Lydia Tackett shares the story of the Mesozoic Marine Revolution and the rise of the shell crushers! All ages are invited to this special presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event is held in partnership with the ND Association for Women Geoscientists. No registration is required for this program. Call (701) 241-1495 for further details.

Next, kids, ages five to 12 years old, are invited to the library’s Pokémon Day set for Thursday, Oct. 16, starting at 11 a.m. at the downtown Main Library. Participants will learn to play the game and participate in Pokémon-themed activities. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required for the activities part of this event. Register online or call (701) 241-1495. Kids of all ages can also take in a screening of the movie “Mew vs. Mew Two” (rated PG) starting at 1 p.m.

Finally, kids and teens are invited to learn some basic movie magic make-up special effects from professional actor, director and designer Arch Ellwein at a couple sessions set for Friday, Oct. 17 at the Dr. James Carlson Library. The first class is for school-age kids, up to 6th grade, and is set for 1 p.m.; a second session for teens in grades 6 to 12 is set for 3 p.m. No registration is required for the movie make-up sessions. These events are not for the squeamish. For details, call (701) 241-1495.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children under 10 years old. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a complete list of upcoming events, call 241-1472 or visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

 

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Fargo Public Library hosts science presentation about Sulfa Oct. 14

Sulfa (a.k.a. Prontosil) might seem like a simple molecule but as the world’s first antibiotic drug, this ‘magic bullet’ has saved countless lives and is one of the key developments in the era of modern medicine. Join us for a presentation by Dr. Graeme R. A. Wyllie, chemistry professor at Concordia College, at the Fargo Public Library titled “Sulfa: the Drug That Changed the World?” The event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 14, starting at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Dr. Wyllie will describe the history of the discovery of this miracle drug by German chemist Gerhard Domagk in 1932, and share some of the science behind sulfa and other related medicines. All ages are welcome and no registration is required for this free event. For more information, call Lori at (701) 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. A schedule of library events is available at all library locations and online at www.fargolibrary.org.

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Library hosts first ever Crafter Meet-Up event Oct. 11

Do you knit, crochet, bead, carve, quilt, sew, weave or craft of any sort? No matter what you make, you are invited to participate in the Fargo Public Library first ever Crafter Meet-Up on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. The event is open to all ages and is a chance for area residents to get ideas for future projects, show off a favorite project or two, and meet like-minded makers and doers. A selection of the library’s arts and crafts resources will also be on display. This event is being held in conjunction with American Craft Week.

Contact Lori West at (701) 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com for more information on the program.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. A schedule of upcoming library events and programs is available online at www.fargolibrary.org.

 

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Crazy for “Gone Girl”? Try These Read Alikes

Did seeing the recently released “Gone Girl” movie  leave you chomping at the bit for your next twisty thriller? Give one of the following read alike titles a try. You can find them all in the Fargo Public Library’s collection as print books, audio books, or eBooks. Ask a librarian or search our online catalog to find or request a copy. http://www.cityoffargo.com/CityInfo/Departments/Library/

 

 

 

 

 

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Fargo Library’s jazz concert series kicks off Sunday, Oct. 5

Celebrate Fargo’s history of jazz and outstanding musical talent with the Fargo Public Library’s annual fall music series “Jazz Into Fall” at the Main Library downtown. Featuring local musicians playing a wide range of jazz styles, the series starts Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. with a performance by the Allen Cater Quintet.  The following artists are set to perform at the Main Library (102 3rd St. N.) during this concert series:

  • Oct. 12 – The Mary Marshall Trio performs at 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 19 – Harley Sommerfeld Quartet performs at 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 26 – Kathie Brekke and 42nd Street performs at 2 p.m.

These concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call (701) 241-1492. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Libraryand a list of upcoming events, visit www.fargolibrary.org.

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Reading the World Book Club at the Fargo Public Library

Are you interested in reading and discussing books that feature non-Western European or non-North American perspectives? If so, plan to attend the first meeting of the Fargo Public Library’s Reading the World Book Club scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. September’s featured title is The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. Additional copies of the book are available, while supplies last; contact the Main Library Circulation Desk at (701) 241-1472.

The library’s Reading the World Book Club is an informal book discussion group open to all interested readers facilitated by Library Deputy Director Beth Postema that meets on the first Thursday evening of the month. Titles for the Reading the World book club are focused on memoir, travel writing, and fiction from non-North American or non-Western European perspectives. For more information or for a list of featured titles, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org, or contact Beth Postema at 241-8198 or at bpostema@cityoffargo.com.

Fargo PublicLibraryevents are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children under 10 years old.

For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming events, call (701) 241-1472 or visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

 

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Fargo Library presents environmental chemistry program for teens Oct. 1

Are you a future chemist? Did you ever wonder what might be in the Red River besides water? Area teens are invited to a workshop full of engaging chemistry experiments at the Dr. James Carlson Library on Wednesday, Oct. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Graeme Wylie from the Concordia College Science Academy, the Great Chemistry for Teens! Science Program’s theme is “A Bucket of the Red.” This hands-on science lab will focus on environmental chemistry and show teens what is in the Red River besides water. Teen scientists will get to carry out a range of cool, safe chemistry experiments with the help and direction of Dr. Wyllie and the Concordia Chemistry Team. One 90-minute session is scheduled. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Register online or call the Teen Librarian at (701) 476-5978 for details.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children under 10 years old. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming events, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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Fargo Public Library hosts cultural event about Pakistan Tuesday, Sept. 30

The Fargo Public Library in partnerships with the Cultural Diversity Resources organization are hosting a special presentation by Sania Usman highlighting the history and culture of Pakistan next week. Sonia Usman’s presentation titled “The Culture and Colors of Pakistan” will include personal photographs of the countryside and important sites along with a display of embroidered garments and textiles used as part of her family’s cultural celebrations and festivals. Light refreshments and Kashmiri tea will be served. The event is set for Tuesday, Sept. 30, starting at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. All ages are welcome. For details, contact Librarian Diane Briggs at 241-1492 or visit the library’s website.

Fargo PublicLibraryevents are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children under 10 years old.

For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a calendar of upcoming events, call the Information Desk at 241-1492 or visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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Library to host monthly LEGO-themed events for kids

Do your youngsters love to build with blocks? Are you a LEGO expert or want to learn? All LEGO fans, age 12 and under, are invited to the Fargo Public Library’s new monthly “LEGOs @ the library” events for kids. Scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month, the first session is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, at the downtown Main Library. The library will provide the LEGOs; the kids provide the imagination. All materials and LEGOs must stay at the library, and youngsters are asked not to bring their own LEGOs from home. Call the Children’s Services Department at 241-1495 or email askchildrens@cityoffargo.com for details.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children under 10 years old. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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