Library Hosts Two Darwin-themed Events This Week

This week, the Fargo Public Library is hosting two Darwin-themed events for all ages. First, join us for an engaging talk about ice age fossils on Wednesday, Feb. 12, starting at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Presented by Dr. Allen Ashworth, geology professor at North Dakota State University, this fascinating presentation will touch on evolution, adaptations, Charles Darwin and local paleontology. Dr. Ashworth is a researcher and instructor in paleoecology, stratigraphy, and sedimentology.  All ages are invited, but this event is most appropriate for ages 12 and up. Contact the Main Library Information Desk at 241-1492 for more information.

A second event, geared for school-age youngsters and titled “Darwin’s Cabinet of Curiosities”, is set for Saturday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Presented by the North Dakota Association of Women Geoscientists, this unique event will provide kids an opportunity to learn about the evolutionary sequence with hands-on displays of various fossil collections including insects, horses, extinct and extant birds, mammoths and even trilobite eyes. Kids will also have the opportunity to design their own evolutionary story. All materials will be provided. Contact Children’s Services at 241-1495 for details.

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 complete list of upcoming events, call 241-1472 or visit the library’s website,