Fargo Public Library welcomes Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow Thursday, July 24

The Fargo Public Library welcomes acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow to the downtown Main Library on Thursday, July 24, for a special concert starting at 7 p.m. in the community room. Barlow’s unique and skillfully delivered repertoire features favorite traditional pieces as well as his own Celtic-inspired compositions. In concert, Barlow brings the songs alive by sharing the history, legend and humor behind the music. The concert is free and open to the public; all ages are invited to attend. For more information, contact lwest@cityoffargo.com.

This concert is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program; adults must accompany children 9 years old and under. For more information, call the Main Library’s Information Desk at (701) 241-1492. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Libraryand a list of upcoming events, visit www.fargolibrary.org.

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Fargo Library’s Annual Talent Show Featuring Area Kids and Teens Set for July 16

What do singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and a ventriloquist all have in common? They are all featured acts in the “Hit the Big Time Talent Show” scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fargo Public Library. Area residents are invited to the downtown Main Library to see talented area teens and kids perform in the library’s fifth annual talent show. The performance will be held in the Community Room at the Main Library; the show is free and open to the public. For details about the “Hit the Big Time Talent Show”, contact Children’s Services at 241-1495.

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’s Summer Reading Program and a complete list of upcoming events, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

 

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Library presents session on North Dakota’s climate July 12

Do you like the changeable nature of North Dakota’s weather? Join us when Dr. Adnan Akyüz, North Dakota State Climatologist and NDSU Soil Sciences Assistant Professor, presents “North Dakota Beautiful: Climate Perspective” set for Saturday, July 12, starting at 10 a.m. at the downtown Main Library. Dr. Akyüz will discuss the facts, myths, and misconceptions about North Dakota’s climate and its place within climate change. No registration is required. All ages are welcome; however, this event is most suitable for those age 12 and older. For more information, please contact the Main Library Information Desk at (701) 241-1492 or email askreference@cityoffargo.com.

Fargo Public Libraryevents are free and open to the public. For more information about this program or other summer reading program events, call the Fargo Public Library at 241-1472 or visit www.fargolibrary.org.

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Fargo Public Library Presents Worm Day July 8

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a worm? As part of the library’s summer reading program, kids of all ages are invited to learn about worms and all the amazing things they do at the Fargo Public Library’s 2nd annual Worm Day event scheduled for Tuesday, July 8, at the downtown Main Library. A themed storytime titled “Wriggly Worms”, geared for toddlers and preschoolers, will start off the day at 10 a.m. The afternoon will feature worm races starting at 1 p.m.; all materials and worms will be provided for these events. Youngsters will learn all about the lowly earthworm with stories, activities, snacks and crafts.

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’s Summer Reading Program and a complete list of upcoming events, call the children’s librarian at (701) 241-1495 or visit the library’s website, http://www.cityoffargo.com/CityInfo/Departments/Library/.

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Kids and teens wanted for Fargo Public Library talent show

Do you sing, dance, juggle, do magic tricks, play an instrument, or have some other performance skill? Kids and teens in grades 1-12 are invited to take part in the Fargo Public Library’s 5th Annual “Hit the Big Time Talent Show” where young people with a competitive spirit can let their star shine! The talent show is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Performers will be judged on quality and presentation. All participants will receive prizes, and trophies will be awarded in three different age groups.

All types of talents are welcome and the time for contestants to secure their spots is now! All participants must register by July 11. New this year, the library has a digital piano for contestants to use. For more details about the talent show or to sign up to be part of the “Hit the Big Time Talent Show”, contact Children’s Services at (701) 241-1495, email askchildrens@cityoffargo.com, or call the Teen Librarian at (701) 476-5978.

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 list of upcoming summer reading program events, call the Fargo Public Library at (701) 241-1472 or visit www.fargolibrary.org.

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Library hosts “Invisible Threat” film and discussion event June 28

Do you have questions about vaccines? In partnership, Fargo Cass Public Health and the Fargo Public Library invite area residents for a screening of the documentary Invisible Threat (not rated) which explores the science behind disease and the risks facing a society that is under-vaccinated. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Dr. Mauriello, Sanford Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist. This film and Q&A event is set for Saturday, June 28, starting at 1 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Contact Nicole at (701) 241-1472 or the Main Library Information Desk at (701) 241-1492 for more information.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming summer reading program events, call the Fargo Public Library at (701) 241-1472 or visit www.fargolibrary.org.

 

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Library hosts “Knit in Public” event Saturday, June 21, at the Main Library

Area knitters and yarn enthusiasts are invited to bring a yarn project or help with a group tree yarn bomb project at the Fargo Public Library’s first “Knit in Public” event set for Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Participants will meet in the green space to the north of the library, weather permitting. Attendees are asked to bring their own knitting and yarn supplies along with a lawn chair, a hat, and a bottle of water. In case of rain, the event will be held in the community room at the Main Library. For further details, visit www.fargolibrary.org, call Lori at (701) 476-5977, or email lwest@cityoffargo.com.

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 list of upcoming summer reading program events, call the Fargo Public Library at (701) 241-1472 or visit www.fargolibrary.org.

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Library presents constellation program Thursday, June 19

Do you like star-gazing? Not sure what constellations can be found in the sky this time of year? Get an introduction to what’s going on in the night sky when the Fargo Public Library presents “Enjoy the Summer Night Sky” event set for Thursday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Presenter Scarlett Gray Bernard, a NASA/JLP Solar System Ambassador, will introduce participants to constellation apps and how to read a star map at this engaging program for all ages. For further details, visit www.fargolibrary.org, call Lori at (701) 476-5977, or email lwest@cityoffargo.com.

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 list of upcoming summer reading program events, call the Fargo Public Library at (701) 241-1472 or visit http://www.fargolibrary.org/.

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Fargo Public Library hosts Flag Day concert Saturday, June 14

Celebrate Flag Day at the Fargo Public Library with an outdoor concert on the green. The library welcomes the 188th Army Band Brass Quintet for a one-hour concert featuring some all-time American favorites in honor of those who have served. Join us Saturday, June 14, at the downtown Main Library starting at 4 p.m. The concert will be held on the civic green to the north of the library; bring a lawn chair and blanket for seating. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Main Library’s community room. All ages are invited to attend this free concert. Contact the Main Library Information Desk at (701) 241-1492 for details.

Library events are free and open to the public; adults must accompany children age 9 and under. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming summer reading program events, call the Fargo Public Library at (701) 241-1472 or visit www.fargolibrary.org.

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Library presents session on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) June 12

Have you heard all the talk about genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Learn more about the facts and fallacies of genetically modified organisms with Dr. Andrew “Mazz” Marry, assistant professor of bioscience at MSUM. The event titled “Genetically Modified Organisms and the Science Behind GMOs” is set for Thursday, June 12, starting at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. For centuries people have worked to improve plants through selective breeding and hybridization – the controlled pollination of plants. Modern plant biotechnology is an extension of this type of plant breeding. Contact the Main Library Information Desk at (701) 241-1492 for more information.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming summer reading program events, call the Fargo Public Library at (701) 241-1472 or visit www.fargolibrary.org.

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