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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Orphan train historian Renée Wendinger to visit Fargo Public Library Sept. 23

Orphan train historian and author Renée Wendinger will visit the Fargo Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 23, starting at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. This event is part of the One Book, One Community reading project.

Wendinger’s own mother was one of the children of the orphan trains who took part in a phenomenal journey from New York City to America’s heartland. Inspired by her mother to reveal the factual story of orphaned children of immigrant parents, she has written two books on the subject of orphan trains, Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York and Last Train Home. An author, history essayist, and president of Orphan Train Riders of New York organization, Wendinger is a respected chronicler and speaker on the subject of the orphan trains and immigration experience. Copies of her books will be available for purchase during her library appearance.

For more information about the One Book, One Community reading project, visit www.1book1community.org or call the Main Library’s Information Desk at 241-1492. For more information on the program, call Lori West at 476-5977.

Fargo Public Libraryevents 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.

This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library and Moorhead Community Education.

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Fargo Public Library hosts lost bird film event Tuesday, Sept. 16

The last passenger pigeon passed away at the Cincinnati Zoo 100 years ago on Sept. 1, 1914 and the species is now extinct. Find out what happened to the passenger pigeon at the Fargo Public Library’s “What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon?” program scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Members of the Fargo-Moorhead Audubon Society will present a screening of the arts-based film The Lost Bird Project, a movie about five North American bird species driven to extinction in modern times and sculptor Todd McGrain’s project to immortalize them. Attendees will also have the opportunity to fold origami birds to contribute to the Fold the Flock initiative. All ages are welcome to this free event. For further details, contact Cindy M. at 241-1495.

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 Main Library Information Desk at 241-1492 or visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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Fargo Public Library hosts British New Wave film series

Starting Sunday, the Fargo Public Library will host a 3-week film series featuring iconic British New Wave movies from the 1960s at the downtown Main Library. A screening of the movie Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960, not rated) directed by Karel Reisz is set for Sunday, Sept. 14, starting at 2 p.m. in the Community Room. Other films and dates in the series include:

  • Sept. 21The Pumpkin Eater (1964, not rated) directed by Jack Clayton
  • Sept. 28 – Darling (1965, not rated)  directed by John Schlesinger

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

Local film enthusiast Matt Olien selected the films. Olien will introduce each movie and lead a brief discussion after each showing. Local film critic and film historian Tony McRae will co-host the series.

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, call the Main Library’s Information Desk at 241-1492 or visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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Library hosts One Book, One Community film events Friday, Sept. 12

This week, the Fargo Public Library is hosting two film screening events as part of the One Book, One Community reading project in our community. Join us to view the PBS documentary “The Orphan Trains” set for Friday, Sept. 12, at the Dr. James Carlson Library. The first screening starts at 1 p.m.; a second screening starts at 2 p.m. The PBS documentary tells the story of the orphan train experience. Popcorn will be served.

For more information about the One Book, One Community reading project, visit www.1book1community.org or call the Main Library’s Information Desk at 241-1492.

Fargo Public Libraryevents 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.

This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library and Moorhead Community Education.

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Library hosts locker chalkboard craft sessions for teens

Teens are invited to the Fargo Public Library to learn to make a locker chalkboard this week. The locker chalkboard craft workshops are intended for both guys and girls. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. A second session is set for Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. All materials and instructions will be provided. All interested teens are welcome; pre-registration required. Register online or email teens@cityoffargo.com. Contact Teen Librarian Bree Schmidt at 476-5978 for details.

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

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Library hosts food preservation workshop Sept. 9

Are you planning to preserve some of your fruits and vegetables from your garden, but not sure the proper way to do it? To help area residents figure out the best and safest ways to preserve the bounty from their gardens, the Fargo Public Library is hosting an informational session titled “Canning Today: It’s Not Necessarily Like Your Grandma Used To Do,” presented by Rita Ussatis, Cass County and NDSU Extension Agent. The program is set for Tuesday, Sept. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Pre-registration is required. Register online or contact the Main Library Information Desk at (701)241-1492. For more information on the program, call Drea at (701) 241-1472.

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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