Fargo Public Library - Event Registration

 

Virtual Tea Time Book Club - June

Age(s) 18 – Adult

Not ready to meet in person? Join us for this month's Tea Time Book Club online. The featured title is The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. All interested readers are welcome! Everyone who registers will receive an email the day of book club regarding virtual meeting details. Be ready for a great discussion!

Sessions
Jun 14, 2021 (Mon), 8:00 pm
Openings: 24
Virtual


Summer Garden Book Club - June

Age(s) 18 – Adult

Enjoy an early evening of community, connectivity, and discussion with our Summer Garden Book Club. Summer Garden Book Club will meet outside at the Learning Garden at the Dr. James Carlson Library. June's Title is The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman.
This group will explore works of fiction and non-fiction relating to ecology, nature, and gardens. Participants can help with maintenance tasks at the garden beds during the discussion, if they wish.

Sessions
Jun 15, 2021 (Tue), 6:00 pm
Openings: 15
Dr. James Carlson Library


Baby Rhyme Time Online!

Age(s) Infant – 2

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us online for baby storytimes. Pre-registration is required and will open first of the month. One lap per child, please!

Note: Participants will receive an email with information on how to log into the session; an email address is required.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jun 15, 2021 (Tue), 6:30 pm
Openings: 28
Virtual

Jun 17, 2021 (Thu), 10:00 am
Openings: 26
Virtual


Birding 101 for Kids with Audubon Dakota

Age(s) 7 – 12

Kids ages 7 to 12 are invited to find out the answers to these and other questions when we go in search of different bird species with staff from Audubon Dakota, as we walk to one of the organization's nearby Urban Woods and Prairies sites. Learn to properly use binoculars (a limited number will be available for use, or bring your own) and find out about the characteristics used to identify birds that are common to our region. Pre-registration is required. (Children ages 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.)

*This outdoor event is weather permitting.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jun 16, 2021 (Wed), 10:00 am
Openings: 22
Main Library


Fresh Air Crafts - Paint Pour Art

Age(s) 18 – Adult

Create unique and colorful art with acrylic paint pouring. Join us behind the Carlson Library and get creative! Warning: it might get messy! All supplies provided unless otherwise noted. Program is recommended for adults. Pre-registration is required and opens two weeks before each craft.

Sessions
Jun 19, 2021 (Sat), 10:00 am
Openings: FULL
Dr. James Carlson Library

Jun 19, 2021 (Sat), 11:00 am
Openings: FULL
Dr. James Carlson Library


Spice Club: A Take and Make Cooking Club - June 2021

Age(s) 16 – Adult

Looking to spice things up in the kitchen? Join us for Spice Club: Summer Edition. Each month will feature a different spice. Upon registration, we’ll provide a packet of the spice, brief background information, and a suggested cookbook list for finding recipes. Of course, you’re free to discover your own recipes. Then we’ll share our results with the club through pictures and online discussion to chat about how our recipes turned out, what we want to try next, and what we thought of the spice. Packets are limited; one packet per household. Pre-registration is required. Once you have registered online you will receive information on how to pick-up the spice packet and connect virtually. Contact Sarah at 701.241.8295 for details.

June 21-25: Allspice
July 19-23: Rosemary
Aug 16-20: Fennel Seed

Sessions
Jun 21, 2021 (Mon), 9:00 am
Openings: 10
Main Library

Jun 21, 2021 (Mon), 10:00 am
Openings: 12
Dr. James Carlson Library

Jun 21, 2021 (Mon), 10:00 am
Openings: 4
Northport Library


All About Animals Outdoor Yoga with Mojofit Studios

Age(s) 3 – 6

Join one of our favorite yoga instructors from MojoFit Studios outside at the Main Library (Sodbuster Plaza) to practice some beginners yoga poses for children, listen to an animal yoga story, and take a moment to breathe. Pre-registration is required. This event is open to children ages 3 to 6.

*This outdoor event is weather permitting.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jun 21, 2021 (Mon), 11:00 am
Openings: FULL
Main Library


All About Animals Outdoor Yoga with Mojofit Studios

Age(s) 7 – 12

Join one of our favorite yoga instructors from MojoFit Studios outside at the Main Library (Sodbuster Plaza) to practice some beginners yoga poses for children, listen to an animal yoga story, and take a moment to breathe. Pre-registration is required. This event is open to children ages 7 to 12.

*This outdoor event is weather permitting.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jun 21, 2021 (Mon), 4:00 pm
Openings: 12
Main Library


Teen: Spray Dye T-shirts

Age(s) 11 – 17

Get creative with spray fabric paint to make a tie- dye effect on a white t-shirt. This outdoor event will take place on the north side of the Dr. James Carlson Library. All materials provided. Open for teens age 11-18. Pre-registration required. Register online or call 701.476.5978 for more info. Registration opens June 7.

Sessions
Jun 22, 2021 (Tue), 11:00 am
Openings: FULL
Dr. James Carlson Library

Jun 22, 2021 (Tue), 1:00 pm
Openings: 5
Dr. James Carlson Library


Senior Book Club - June 2021

Age(s) 18 – Adult

Join the virtual Senior Book Club for an informal discussion every other month. The Senior Book Club will discuss A Well Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler Tuesday, June 22, at 3 p.m. Recommended for readers 55 and older. Registration is required. Everyone who registers will receive an email the day before book club regarding virtual meeting details.

Sessions
Jun 22, 2021 (Tue), 3:00 pm
Openings: 16
Virtual


Library Learning Garden Storytime & Craft

Age(s) Infant – Adult

We will gather outside for a story, then make/take crafts. Kids of all ages can build a self-watering planter made out of recyclable material and plant some marigolds, decorate some plant stakes to identify our plants at the new Library Learning Garden, make a rain gauge and more! Pre-registration is required.

*This outdoor event is weather permitting.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jun 22, 2021 (Tue), 6:00 pm
Openings: FULL
Dr. James Carlson Library

Jul 6, 2021 (Tue), 6:00 pm
Openings: FULL
Dr. James Carlson Library


The Penguin Lady ONLINE!: All About Penquins

Age(s) 3 – 12

This presentation is based on Dyan Denapoli's new children’s book "All About Penguins". Do Penguins have knees? How do they communicate? How do they feed their newborn chicks? Learn all of this and more!

Dyan Denapoli is a penguin expert, TED speaker and author of the award-winning book, "The Great Penguin Rescue". She took care of the penguins at Boston’s New England Aquarium for nine years and visited Antarctica 4 times, she shares her passion for penguins and the Antarctic with others.

This event is most appropriate for children ages 3 and up.

Pre-registration is required. Note: Participants will receive an email with information on how to log into the session; an email address is required.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jun 23, 2021 (Wed), 11:00 am
Openings: 18
Virtual


The Penguin Lady ONLINE!: Antarctic Journeys

Age(s) 6 – 12

In this presentation you will learn about the penguins of Antarctica and experience the breathtaking beauty of the world’s most remote continent.

Dyan Denapoli is a penguin expert, TED speaker and author of the award-winning book, "The Great Penguin Rescue". She took care of the penguins at Boston’s New England Aquarium for nine years and visited Antarctica 4 times, she shares her passion for penguins and the Antarctic with others.

This event is most appropriate for children ages 6 and up.

Pre-registration is required. Note: Participants will receive an email with information on how to log into the session; an email address is required.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jun 23, 2021 (Wed), 2:00 pm
Openings: 32
Virtual


Continental Crafts to Go for Kids

Age(s) 0 – 12

Crafts to Go for Kids goes around the world this summer by featuring animal crafts. Twice a month kids ages 12 and younger can sign up to receive a Craft to Go packet featuring animals from every continent! Once registered, stop by one of the Fargo Public Library locations any time during the designated weeks to pick up your craft. Pre-registration is required. Please note that this is a take home project only. The same crafts will be available at each location. Limit 1 craft per child, while supplies last.

June 14 (registration begins 5/31)
June 28 (registration begins 6/14)
July 12 (registration begins 6/28)
July 26 (registration begins 7/12)

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jun 28, 2021 (Mon), 12:00 am
Openings: 39
Main Library

Jun 28, 2021 (Mon), 12:00 am
Openings: 34
Dr. James Carlson Library

Jun 28, 2021 (Mon), 12:00 am
Openings: 14
Northport Library


Crafts to Go for Teens

Age(s) 11 – 17

Area teens are invited pick up a special craft to make at home the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from June 14 - July 26. Craft Pick up will be at the Children’s desk at the Main Library, and the Circulation desks at the Northport and Carlson Branches. 1 craft per teen. Due to limited supplies, there is a limit of 6 per family. Open for teens age 11-18. Pre-registration is required. Registration will open 2 weeks before each craft is dispensed. Register online or contact Bree at 701.476.5978 for more info.

Sessions
Jun 28, 2021 (Mon), 9:00 am
Openings: 8
Main Library

Jun 28, 2021 (Mon), 10:00 am
Openings: 26
Dr. James Carlson Library

Jun 28, 2021 (Mon), 10:00 am
Openings: 12
Northport Library


Crafts to Go for Adults: DIY Pet Toys

Age(s) 18 – Adult

Make easy fabric toys for your dog and cat. Crafts are recommended for adults. Registration is required and opens 2 weeks before each craft. Register online, then stop by one of the 3 Fargo Public Libraries locations Monday-Friday to pick up a craft packet to bring home.

Sessions
Jun 28, 2021 (Mon), 10:00 am
Openings: 44
Main Library

Jun 28, 2021 (Mon), 10:00 am
Openings: 39
Dr. James Carlson Library

Jun 28, 2021 (Mon), 10:00 am
Openings: 36
Northport Library


Families: Modern Pop Art Experience & Collage Workshop with Artist/Author Michael Albert

Age(s) Infant – Adult

Michael Albert, pop artist and author of An Artist’s America, will lead a collage workshop for families with children of all ages. With direction from the artist, participants will make their own collages using the same cereal and cardboard box materials Albert uses in constructing his masterpieces. All participants will also receive a free, autographed poster of the artist’s work. Pre-registration is required.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jun 30, 2021 (Wed), 3:00 pm
Openings: 11
Dr. James Carlson Library


Teens and Adults: Modern Pop Art Experience & Collage Workshop with Artist/Author Michael Albert

Age(s) 11 – Adult

Michael Albert, pop artist and author of An Artist’s America, will lead a collage workshop for teens and adults. With direction from the artist, participants will make their own collages using the same cereal and cardboard box materials Albert uses in constructing his masterpieces. All participants will also receive a free, autographed poster of the artist’s work. Pre-registration is required.

Sessions
Jun 30, 2021 (Wed), 6:00 pm
Openings: 22
Dr. James Carlson Library


Slothy Sloth Messy Art for Kids

Age(s) 3 – 12

Celebrating some fun animals of South America with fingers, hands and paint! Wear clothes that you can get messy in and let’s have some fun. This event is open to children ages 3 and up. Pre-registration is required.

*This outdoor event is weather permitting.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jul 7, 2021 (Wed), 11:00 am
Openings: FULL
Dr. James Carlson Library

Jul 8, 2021 (Thu), 11:00 am
Openings: FULL
Main Library


Virtual Pet Show and Tell with a Game of Bingo

Age(s) 5 – Adult

Showcase your pet(s) at these online show-and-tell-style events for all ages (for Teens, Kids, & Adults). All ages & pet types are welcome! We will also have a Bingo game for a chance to win prizes both for yourself and for your pet. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online.
This event is part of the Fargo Public Library's Tales and Tails Summer Reading Challenge.

Sessions
Jul 7, 2021 (Wed), 6:00 pm
Openings: 7
Virtual


Diverse Perspectives Book Club - July 2021

Age(s) 15 – Adult

Nonfiction, novels, memoirs and more–we seek multiple perspectives, with multiple points of entry, and we work to center the voices of marginalized communities and people through our exploration about inequality and injustice in the United States. Registration is required. Everyone who registers will receive an email the day before book club regarding virtual meeting details.

July – Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance by Nick Estes
August – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Sessions
Jul 8, 2021 (Thu), 7:00 pm
Openings: 11
Virtual


Trickster Tails Storytime

Age(s) 3 – 8

Then take a simple troll craft to make at home. These storytimes are most appropriate for children ages 3 to 8. Pre-registration is required.

*This outdoor event is weather permitting. If event is canceled, troll crafts will still be available for pick-up.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jul 12, 2021 (Mon), 11:00 am
Openings: 21
Main Library

Jul 13, 2021 (Tue), 11:00 am
Openings: 31
Dr. James Carlson Library


Tea Time Book Club - July

Age(s) 18 – Adult

Join us for this month's Tea Time Book Club online. We will meet in person behind the Carlson Library. The featured title is The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré. All interested readers are welcome! Everyone who registers will receive an email the day of book club regarding virtual meeting details. Be ready for a great discussion!

Sessions
Jul 12, 2021 (Mon), 6:00 pm
Openings: 19
Dr. James Carlson Library


General Knowledge Trivia

Age(s) 18 – Adult

Think you're a know-it-all? Gather your household or call up your friends to form your team and join us for an evening on online trivia from the comfort and safety of your own home. Register online. Participants will receive an email the day before the event with details regarding the virtual sign-in.

Sessions
Jul 12, 2021 (Mon), 7:00 pm
Openings: 30
Virtual


Virtual Tea Time Book Club - July

Age(s) 18 – Adult

Join us for this month's Tea Time Book Club online. The featured title is The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré. All interested readers are welcome! Everyone who registers will receive an email the day of book club regarding virtual meeting details. Be ready for a great discussion!

Sessions
Jul 12, 2021 (Mon), 8:00 pm
Openings: 29
Virtual


Going Places Book Club: Astrid the Unstoppable by Maria Parr

Age(s) 8 – 13

Book club is open to ages 8 to 13 and pre-registration is required. Participants may pick up the books at the Main Library Children’s desk once they are registered.

For more information on this or any other library program, please call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495 or send Children's Services an email.

Sessions
Jul 13, 2021 (Tue), 2:00 pm
Openings: 7
Main Library