Fargo Public Library’s “Cinema of the 50s” film series starts Sunday, March 29

Starting Sunday, the Fargo Public Library will host a 4-part film series featuring iconic movies from the 1950s at the downtown Main Library. The series titled “Cinema of the 50s: The World Changes” will open with a screening of the film East of Eden (1955, not rated) Sunday, March 29, starting at 2 p.m. in the Community Room. Other films and dates in the series include:

  • April 12Written on the Wind (1956, not rated)
  • April 19Sayonara (1957, not rated)
  • April 26Anatomy of a Murder (1959, not rated)

All films are approximately 100 minutes long. Free popcorn will be served.

Local film historian and former Concordia College film professor Tony McRae, along with local film critic and film enthusiast Matt Olien selected the films. A brief discussion of the films will follow each screening.

Adults must accompany children under 10 years old. 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 the Information Desk at 241-1492 or visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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Library hosts beekeeping event Tuesday, March 24

Have you ever thought about having a beehive in your backyard? Tomorrow night, the Fargo Public Library is hosting an informational workshop geared to those interested in learning more about backyard beekeeping. Join us Tuesday, March 24, starting at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Local beekeeping expert Dana Evans will present the basics of this backyard hobby for people of all ages and abilities, including how to set up, establish and maintain a healthy backyard beehive. All materials will be provided. Contact Drea at (701) 241-1472 for details.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children under 10 years old. For details on this and other upcoming events, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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Fargo Public Library hosts Baby Fair March 21

Parents of infants and toddlers, and expectant parents, are invited to the Fargo Public Library’s upcoming Baby Fair. Get practical tips on ways to introduce your baby and toddler to books, along with information on how to help your little one develop language and literacy skills. Community professionals will present sessions on parenting, childcare and child safety.  Join us between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, March 21, in the community room at the downtown Main Library (102 3rd St. N.). In addition, area organizations will be on hand to provide information on baby-related topics. Drawings for door prizes, a small craft, and related activities will round out the event; all materials will be provided. Goodie bags for attendees will be given out while supplies last. Cake and refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For details about this event, call Children’s Services at (701) 241-1495.

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 coffee mug craft sessions this week

Teens are invited to the Fargo Public Library to learn to decorate and jazz up a plain coffee mug this week. The personalized mugs workshops are intended for both teens and adults. Two sessions are planned with the first session scheduled for Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. A second session is set for Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at the downtown Main Library. All materials and instructions will be provided. All interested teens and adults are welcome. No registration is required, but space is limited to the first 15 attendees at each session. Contact Teen Librarian Bree Schmidt at 476-5978 or email teens@cityoffargo.com for details.

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Fargo Public Library hosts Thoreau-themed event March 8

Henry David Thoreau is one of America’s most famous writers. Join us at the Fargo Public Library for a presentation centered on Thoreau and his life, his works and his legacy. Set for Sunday, March 8, starting at 2 p.m. at the downtown Main Library, the event also includes a preview of Tin Roof Theatre’s upcoming production of The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. Susan Imbarrato, Professor of American Literature at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will lead the discussion on Thoreau. This program will provide insight into Thoreau’s life and his exploration in the interdependence of man and nature, education, and the role of government and the governed. All ages are welcome. For details, contact Lori West at (701) 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children 9 and under.

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 celebrates Dr. Seuss with “Cat in the Hat” themed session

It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday month and the Fargo Public Library is celebrating in spectacular style. All ages are invited to participate in the library’s “Seusstastic Celebration” event featuring two classic Dr. Seuss stories, “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.” Join us Saturday, March 7, starting at 10 a.m. at the Main Library for this themed program. Special guests Thing 1 and Thing 2 will also be on hand at this celebration. All ages are welcome, but this event is most appropriate for children age 4 and up. Youngsters will enjoy stories, a small craft, and snacks. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call the Children’s Librarian at 241-1495.

For more information, call the Children’s Librarian at 241-1495. For details on these and other upcoming events, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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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Fargo Public Library holds bookmark design contest for kids

Do you have a budding young artist at your house? Starting March 1, entries are being accepted for the Fargo Public Library’s annual Design a Bookmark Contest for kids. The contest, to help celebrate March’s designation as Youth Art Month, is open to kids ages birth through age 12, and runs March 1 through March 31. Entry forms and contest rules can be picked up at any Fargo Public Library location and are also available on the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org starting March 1. Entries will be accepted at all three library locations and must be turned in on or before Tuesday, March 31.

Three winners will be selected – one for each age group: 0 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 12 years; children are welcome to submit up to three designs. All design entries will be displayed in the children’s department at the Main Library. Library staff will vote to determine the winners of the contest; winners will be announced April 10. Winning bookmark entries will be printed and distributed at all library locations. The winning originals will be put on permanent display at the downtown Main Library. For further information, visit the library’s website or call the Children’s Librarian at (701) 241-1495.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For a list of upcoming Fargo Public Library events or for more information regarding the Fargo Public Library, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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Fargo Library hosts robot-themed workshop for kids Feb. 26

Area youngsters are invited to the Fargo Public Library this week to a build a brush bot session. What is a brush bot? A brush bot is a simple, do-it-yourself robot that is easy to build and fun to race. This bot-making session is set for Thursday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Kids will learn the steps needed to build these little machines. Youngsters will also get an introduction into simple mechanics, motors, and circuits. The class will finish up with robot race to see which tiny robot can make it across the finish line first. All materials and instructions will be provided. This event is for kids in grades 3 to 6. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Register online at www.fargolibrary.org, or call the Children’s Services Dept. at 241-1495 for further details.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. 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 librarian selected for prestigious John Newbery Award Committee

Fargo Public Library Children’s Librarian Amber Emery has been selected to serve in a national role as a member of the 2016 John Newbery Award Committee. The Newbery Award is a historic and prestigious award, perhaps the most well known of all the children’s literature awards. Named in honor of John Newbery, a book seller who lived in the 18th century, this award was approved by the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board in 1922.

As a member of this committee, Emery is charged with helping select the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in 2015; the award will be announced in early 2016. Honor books may be named as well. The Newbery Award Committee operates under the direction of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the ALA.

The Children’s Services Coordinator at the Fargo Public Library since 2009, Emery has focused on developing early literacy opportunities for children through activities and storytimes, and by developing the Wiggle Room, an early literacy play space, at the library. In addition, Emery has served on the North Dakota Flicker Tale Award Committee since 2010, and on the Read Aloud Book Award Committee at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world, serves as a voice of America’s libraries and the people who depend on them. The ALA promotes the highest quality library and information services and protects public access to information. The ALA has nearly 64,000 members worldwide with members from academic, public, school, government, and special libraries.

For more information about the Fargo Public Library or a list of upcoming events, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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Library presents Geronimo Stilton-themed Valentine’s Day event for kids

Are you fan of Geronimo Stilton? If so, you will not want to miss the library’s Geronimo Stilton’s Valentine’s Day Extravaganza event celebrating this popular, cheese-crazy character set for Saturday, Feb. 14, starting at 10 a.m. at the downtown Main Library. Bring your cameras – Geronimo will be on hand to say hello! This event is most appropriate for kids in grades K – 6, but all ages are welcome to attend. Kids will create valentines to share with a special someone, eat plenty of cheesy snacks, and share a favorite Geronimo Stilton adventure. All materials will be provided. For more information about this program, call Children’s Services at (701) 241-1495 or visit www.fargolibrary.org.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public; adults must accompany children ages 9 and under. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a calendar of upcoming events, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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