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Fargo Public Library- Adult Services

Gardening Series!

The library's annual gardening series is set for Tuesday evenings in May starting May 5. Registration is not required for any of the sessions. Contact Drea at 241-1472 or the Main Library Information Desk at 241-1492 for details. Topics for the series are as follows:

Tuesday, May 26 – Main Library at 7 p.m.
Garden Series IV: Blossom Barter – Come with Plants to Trade!
Blossom barter plant exchange is an opportunity to share your love of gardening with your neighbors. Participants bring leftover, divided, or sprouted bedding plants to exchange with others.

Kokedama

Come join us on Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Main Library Community Room or
Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m., at the Carlson Community Room at the library and make your very own Kokedama, or “moss ball.” We will be using this traditional Japanese art form to make a hanging string garden. This program is recommended for adults. Registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492. Contact Jenilee at 241-8123 for more information.

SRP Escape 

Crafts for Adults: Bleach Stencil Shirts

Make your t-shirt unique using stencils and bleach. This technique works well with anything from superhero emblems to doilies. Attendees should bring a dark colored 100% cotton shirt. All other supplies will be provided. This program is recommended for teens and adults. Registration is requiredRegister online or call 241-1492. Contact Jenilee at 241-8123 for more information. 
Thursday, June 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Library american flag
Saturday, June 6 – 2 p.m.
at the Carlson Library

188th Army Band Brass Quintet

The 188th Army Band Brass Quintet will perform at the downtown Main Library on Saturday, June 13 at 2 p.m. for flag day.  The concert is free and open to the public. For details, contact Drea at 241-1472.

The Bagg Bonanza Farm

Bagg FarmThe creation of bonanza farms in the late 1800s helped the Red River Valley become one the country’s largest wheat producing areas. The Bagg Bonanza Farm, North Dakota's only restored bonanza farm, is located less than 50 miles from the Fargo area. On Tuesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, Virginia Goerger, who assisted with the restoration at the farm and is a long-time tour guide, will detail the history of the Bagg Bonanza Farm, which is designated as a National Historic Landmark. All ages are welcome; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration needed. For details, contact Lori at 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com.

Grant Proposal Writing

On Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m.  join us at the Main Library for a webinar to teach you the basic elements of a grant proposal and the “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a grant. No registration needed. Call 241-1492 for more information.

Dressing the Part – Advocates for Suffrage

SuffragettesOn Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library the Fargo Library honors the heroines of North Dakota’s women’s suffrage with a presentation by Dr. Ann Braaten, Assistant Professor of Practice and Curator of the E. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection at NDSU.  Dr. Braaten will discuss the fashions of the time while taking the audience members through a walk through history.  The presentation will also feature one Fargo woman, Kate Selby Wilder, and her considerable influence on the suffrage movement.  No registration needed. Contact Drea at 241-1472 for more information.

Crafts for Adults: Wrap Bracelets

Learn how to make a simple beaded wrap bracelet. All supplies are provided. This program is recommended for teens and adults. Registration is required and will open June 1. Register online or call 241-1492. Contact Jenilee at 241-8123 for more information. 
Thursday, June 25 – 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Library
Saturday, July 27 – 2 p.m.
at the Carlson Library

Service Dog

 

Patriotic Dogs & Vet Service Dogs

On Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, Calie Craddock with the National Guard will present a program about veterans services and patriotic service dogs. All ages are welcome; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 241-1492 for more information.

 

 

Violin AllisonViolin for Vasculitis

Allison Boyt is a professional violinist and member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 17 she was diagnosed with vasculitis, an uncommon type of autoimmune disorder. Allison now travels the U.S., on a mission to visit all 50 states with her inspirational and entertaining story of hope through music. North Dakota is state #17! On Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m.  at the Main Library, she will be joined by Tamara Wagner and other area musicians. This is sure to be an evening of music, education, and community you won't want to miss!  This concert is open to the public and free of charge. For details, contact Lori at 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com.

Mayhem Masquerade

Embrace your dark side and celebrate your favorite villains on Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. This event for families, teens, adults, and kids will include ignoble games, crooked crafts, sinister snacks,  an outsmart the villain scavenger hunt and more.  Dressing like your favorite villain is  encouraged! No registration needed. Call 241-1492 for more information.

Science vs. Superheroes

SuperheroUltron, Loki, General Zod, The Joker, Magneto and many more. Our favorite superheroes have faced a veritable rogues gallery of enemies over the decades since the publication of Action Comics #1 but it's time to take on a new threat to their existence - Science! Join Dr. Graeme Wyllie, Concordia College chemistry professor and self-admitted geek as he discusses the science of superheroes in a humorous lecture open to all and suitable for all ages. Discover the answers to why the Hulk should be nothing more than a big fluffy green marshmallow, what the toughest material known to mankind really is, why living under a yellow sun may or may not be better, what is a mutation and why we are all essentially mutants and many other questions. Will our superheroes triumph or is all lost? Illustrated with movie clips and a few practical experiments, Dr. Wyllie will take on the science of superheroes at the Main Library on Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. No registration needed. Call 241-1492 for more information.

Navy Week Activities

USS Constitution USS Constitution - History of Old Ironsides

On Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carlson Library, sailors from the USS Constitution will share the history of the U.S. Navy and the ship, better known as Old Ironsides. All ages are welcome; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration needed. Call 241-1492 for more information.  

Navy Brass Quintet
   
Tuesday, July 211 p.m. at the Carlson Library

Navy Jazz Band Quintet
   Tuesday, July 21
6:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Navy Woodwind Quintet
   Wednesday, July 22 – 1 p.m.
at the Northport Library

Crafts for Adults: String Art

You’ve seen it on Pinterest – now make your own! We’ll have everything you need to craft own string art. This program is recommended for adults. Registration is required and will open July 1. Register online or call 241-1492. Contact Jenilee at 241-8123 for more information. 
Thursday, July 23 – 6:30 p.m. at the Northport
Saturday, July 25 – 10 a.m.
at the Carlson Library

Summer Unraveled Crafters Sessions

This summer, the Unraveled Crafters are moving north! Summer sessions of Unraveled Crafters will be held once a month in the Northport Library Community Room on the 2nd Monday of June, July, and August from 5 to 8 p.m.

Dates are:
June 8
July 13
August 10

This is an informal, enthusiastic crafters group for novices and experts alike. If you are new to knitting or crocheting, we can teach you! For novice knitters, bring some worsted weight yarn (size 4 medium weight) and size 7, 8 or 9 knitting needles. For novice crocheters, bring some worsted weight yarn (size 4 medium weight) and one size I, J or K crochet hook. All interested crafters are welcome. Contact Lori West at 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com for details.