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.