Backyard bird watching program at the Fargo Library

Spring is here and the birds are back for the summer! All ages are invited to the Fargo Public Library’s “Backyard Bird Watching” program scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, starting 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Local birding expert Dr. Ron Miller will introduce attendees to the basics of backyard bird watching. Attendees will learn tips and find out what tools to use to start identifying the birds that regularly visit feeders, birdbaths, and birdhouses in our region. For further details, contact Drea at (701) 241-1472 or the Main Library Information Desk at (701) 241-1492.

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 celebrates National Library Week

The Fargo Public Library joins libraries across the country in celebrating National Library Week, which runs April 12 to 18. This year’s theme, “Unlimited possibilities @ your library,” reminds us that whether you are getting your first library card, learning a new skill, or researching a subject, the library is the place to discover lots of new and innovative ideas and information. To celebrate this special week, the Fargo Public Library will host several programs and events to help library patrons of all ages discover the “unlimited possibilities” at libraries. The following are just a few of the events planned for this week at the Fargo Public Library:

    First, adults and teens are invited to celebrate their love of books by designing and decorating a book bag using a freezer-paper stencil technique. Join us Tuesday, April 14, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Library; a second session is set for Saturday, April 18, starting at 2 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. All materials will be provided. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Register online or contact the Main Library Information Desk at 241-1492.

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    Next, children’s author Jerry Pallotta will visit the downtown Main Library to talk about his books and how he became a writer on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. A writer of both fiction and nonfiction children’s books, Pallotta is best known for his Who Would Win? series of books, and The Icky Bug Counting Book. Co-sponsored by the Valley Reading Council, this event is free and open to the public. All ages are invited; a book signing will follow his presentation. Books will be available for purchase. For details, contact the Children’s Librarian at 241-1495.

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     Next, youngsters, age birth up to age 5, are invited to dance, wiggle, giggle, and move at the library’s Music and Mayhem Toddler Dance Parties. These events feature lots of rhythm, dancing, games and movement for little ones. Join us Thursday, April 16, starting at 10 a.m. at the Main Library for the first session. A second session is set for Tuesday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at the Northport Library; the last session is set for Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. All materials will be provided. Call the Children’s Librarian at 241-1495 for details.

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    Finally, all ages are invited to learn about Civil War history when the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company D, a dedicated group of volunteers visit the library. This historical presentation is set for Saturday, April 18, starting at 10 a.m. at the Main Library. Attendees will learn about Civil War artillery and soldiers’ lives at camp. Artifacts, such as uniforms, equipment, weapons, and army rations, both original and reproduction, will be on display. All ages are welcome, but children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For details, contact Lori West at 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com.

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

 

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Fargo Public Library presents Kirkbride history presentation April 7

Of all the institutions in the history of our region, the Fergus Falls State Hospital evokes the most interest. In the decades following its opening on July 31, 1890, the hospital, known as the Kirkbride, dominated the cultural and economic landscape of the area. On Tuesday, April 7, starting at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, join Chris Schuelke, Executive Director of the Otter Tail County Historical Society, as he examines the history of this remarkable facility that provided care for people the general population would have rather ignored. For more information about this event, contact Lori at 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com.

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

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Fargo Public Library Hosts Hans Christian Andersen Story and Craft Events

It’s Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday month and the Fargo Public Library is celebrating the 210th birthday of this beloved Danish author, best known for his fairy tales. Enjoy a reading of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story The Nightingale and make a paper craft using the traditional technique of paper cutting, a favorite of the author. Two sessions are planned; the first is set for Thursday, April 2, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. A second session is set for Saturday, April 4, starting at 2 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. This event is for children, teens and adults. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Register online or contact the children’s librarian at 241-1495 for more information.

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’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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