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Fargo Public Library- Adult Services

The Impact of Brain Injury and Concussion on our Communities

The Mind Matters Support Group will hold an educational event at the downtown Main Library on Tuesday, March 10, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Rebecca Quinn, program director for the North Dakota Brain Injury Network at the Center for Rural Health in Grand Forks, ND, will speak on brain injury and concussion.

An art exhibit in the concourse at the Main Library will also be on display in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month. Commissioned by the Department of Human Services and partnered with the City Arts Partnership through HeartSprings Community Healing Center, the exhibit is called “We Are Multidimensional” which explores the individual impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). This event is free and open to the public. For details, contact Lori West at 476-5977 or email

Baby Fair

baby with momParents of infants and toddlers, and expectant parents, are invited to the Main Library on Saturday, March 21, between 10 a.m. and noon for a Baby Fair. Attendees will receive a free book and learn practical tips on how to introduce babies to language and reading. Area organizations will also be on hand to provide expert advice on parenting. Demonstrations, crafts and other activities, and refreshments will be served! No registration is required for this event. Call 241-1495 for details.

bee on flowerBackyard Beekeeping

Interested in becoming a backyard beekeeper, or curious about those who do it? Learn the age old hobby of beekeeping at this informational session on Tuesday, March 24, starting at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Local bee expert, Dana Evans, will offer instruction on the basics of setting up your own hive. No registration is required; all materials will be provided. Call Drea at 241-1472 for details.


Bakken Boom! Book Discussion

The Plains Art Museum, in partnership with Fargo Public Library, will host a book club discussion of the recently published Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil by Lisa Westberg Peters on March 26, 2015 at The Plains Art Museum (704 First Ave N) from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In her memoir, Peters takes an intimate and personal look at what it means to profit from the oil boom in North Dakota. Held in conjunction with the Plains Art Museum’s Bakken Boom! exhibit, the book discussion will be held at Plains Art Museum and participants are encouraged to read the book before the program. It is available to check out at Fargo Public Library (contact Lori West,, and for sale at the Museum Store. Light refreshments will be served.

Hans Christian Andersen Story and Craft

Children (4+), teens and adults are welcome to this celebration of Hans Christian Andersen’s 210th birthday! Join us at the Carlson Library on April 2, at 6:30 p.m. or the Main Library on April 4 at 2 p.m. Enjoy the classic story “The Nightingale” and make a beautiful papercut inspired by the story. Registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492. Contact Jenilee at 241-8123 for more information.

Steampunk HatSteampunk Hat Tutorial (Teen/Adult)

Be amazed as you learn how to make a steampunk style hat from duct tape and paint. Open to teens and adults. All materials provided. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register online or contact or call 476-5978 for more info.
Tuesday, April 28 at the Northport Library at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 30 at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:00 p.m.

Unraveled Crafters

Ball of yarnThe "Unraveled Crafters" will meet in the Dr. James Carlson Community Room on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month (Sept - May) from 1 to 3 p.m.

Upcoming dates include:
March 8 & 22
April 12 & 26
May 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 for details.