What’s it like to be deployed at sea for six months? How does the Navy contribute to world peace and security? What new technologies is the Navy currently developing? These questions and many more will be answered in Fargo, one of 12 cities selected to host a 2015 Navy Week, a Navy signature outreach program.
Scheduled for the week of July 20-26, 2015 to lead up to the Fargo AirSho, Navy Week Fargo provides residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. Navy Week focuses a variety of outreach assets, equipment and personnel in a single city for a week-long series of engagements with key influencers and organizations. During a typical Navy Week, outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations within the host city.
As part of the Fargo Navy Week celebration, several events are set to be at the Fargo Public Library and its branch locations:
First, join us for two historical presentations about the USS Constitution, a warship which was launched in 1797 and saw battle in the War of 1812 but still navigates Boston Harbor with active duty members of the U.S. Navy as its crew. Sailors from the USS Constitution will visit the library to share the history of both the U.S. Navy and the ship, better known as Old Ironsides. Two sessions are planned at the Dr. James Carlson Library. The first is geared for kids 12 and younger and is set for Monday, July 20, at 11 a.m. The second session, for teens and adults, is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Next, kids of all ages are invited to learn of the many ways Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are used daily by Navy sailors in a hands-on exhibit at the Dr. James Carlson Library. Navy technology, including Explosive Ordnance Disposal robots, dive gear and more will be on display during the Navy STEM activities demonstration in the library’s parking lot on Monday, July 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sailors will also be reading stories to kids inside the library starting at 12:30 p.m.
Please note: the storytime event has been rescheduled to start right after the USS Constitution event is done.
Next, the library welcomes the Navy Band Brass Quintet for a one-hour concert on Tuesday, July 21, featuring some all-time American favorites. The concert will be in the community room at the Dr. James Carlson Library starting at 1 p.m. All ages are invited to attend this free concert.
The library is pleased to welcome the Navy Band Jazz Quintet for a one-hour concert set for Tuesday, July 21, at the downtown Main Library. This concert will be in the community room at the downtown library’s community room starting at 6:30 p.m. All ages are invited to attend this free concert.
Finally, the library welcomes the Navy Band Woodwind Quintet for a one-hour concert set for Wednesday, July 22, at the Northport Library in the community room, starting at 1 p.m. All ages are invited to attend this free concert.
For more details about all the activities during Fargo Library’s Navy Week, contact the Information Desk at (701) 241-1492.
Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children 10 and under. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming events, visit http://www.fargolibrary.org/.