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Fargo Public Library- Adult Services

Game of Thrones Gathering

Wolf SilhouetteCalling all GoT fans! Spend an afternoon with medieval-minded fans on Saturday, April 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the downtown Main Library for a celebration of the upcoming 4th season of HBO's "Game of Thrones". A photo booth, light snacks, and demonstrations from the Fargo branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, including a combat demo will be part of the fun. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. Contact Jenilee at 476-4026 at jkanenwisher@cityoffargo.com for details.

 

Blue Plate Special: Savory Stories to Thrill & Amuse

Need a little break from working, studying, or just an escape from the everyday?
Stop by the Main Library for thrilling tales of suspense, comedy, and more. In April we are having a special Edgar Allen Poe themed evening edition of Blue Plate Special. Join us for a Poe puppet show and readings.
Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library.
Questions? Call 241-1492. No registration is necessary.

Two Evenings with Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan PoeBefore you see FM Opera's Buried Alive and Embedded, join us for a visit by scholar Susan Imbarrato on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, focused on the enduring literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe and his works, followed by a Q & A.

Then on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, join us for Blue Plate Special: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe to hear dramatic readins of some of Poe's works and see a Poe puppet show by guest presenter Paul Franklin.

 

 Scott Thoma

Scott Thoma Author Visit

Join us Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m., when author Scott Thoma visits the Main Library to discuss his book Out of the Blue. Thoma's book tells the true story of two sisters and their miraculous survival of one of the most powerful tornadoes in Minnesota history. For more information contact Melisa at 476-4076.

 

Eggs with Flair: Ukrainian Eggs

Ukranian EggsLearn the basics of the delicate art of Ukrainian egg decorating (pysanky) from local artist MaryJo Cayley. This program is for adults and crafty teens. Classes are Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Main Library. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Register online or call 241-1492.

 

Saturday Movie: A Raisin in the Sunraisinsun

theatre bThis classic 1961 film is being shown on Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at the Main Library in partnership with the Theatre B production, Clybourne Park, a 2010 play inspired by A Raisin in the Sun. Free popcorn will be served. All ages are welcome. Contact the Main Library Information Desk at 241-1492 or email Lori West at lwest@cityoffargo.com for details.

 

 

Arm KnittingKnit Cowl

Who needs needles? Learn the basics of arm knitting and complete your own soft and chunky cowl in as little as 30 minutes. Knitting experience helpful but not required. This program is for adults and crafty teens. Classes are Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library and Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Register online or call 241-1492.

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Fans of Ann Ice Cream Social

Celebrate L.M. Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables and everything Anne Shirley with crafts, activities and a good old fashioned ice cream social on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Admirers both old and new are welcome, so bring a kindred spirit to share in all the fun. All materials will be provided. Space is limited; preregistration is required. Register online or call 241-1495.

 

Gardening!

Sprout in HandsGarden Series I:  Starting Plants from Seeds
Have you ever wanted to get your garden started from seeds, but didn’t know where to begin?  Join us with Barb Laschkewitsch to help you get sprouting. Registration is required. Register online or call 241-1472 with questions. 
Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library.

Garden Series II:  Tough Turf
Local expert, Ron Smith, we be at the library to share the tricks of the trade on how to get the lush lawn you’ve always dreamed of.  If you have troubles with your tough turf, Ron will be sure to help! No registration required. Call 241-1472 with questions.
Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. 
 
Garden Series III:  Bugs in the Garden – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! 
Janet Knodel will present on on the bad, ugly bugs and good bugs (butterflies, pollinators and beneficial insects) in the garden, insect identification and pest management strategies.Lady with Shovel
No registration required. Call 241-1472 with questions.
Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library
 
Garden Series IV:  Blossom Barter – Come with Plants to Trade!
Blossom barter is an opportunity to share your love of gardening with your neighbors!  Participants bring leftover, divided, or sprouted bedding plants to exchange with others. 
No registration required. Call 241-1472 with questions.
Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library.

Unraveled Crafters

Crochet sampleThis is the place for knitters, crocheters, and other fiber lovers of all skill levels to gather. Bring along your projects to work on and projects to show off. Beginning to experienced crafters are welcome to join and no registration is required! Upcoming dates include April 13 & 27 at the Dr. James Carlson Library from 1-3 p.m.

If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet, please bring along worsted weight yarn (size 4 medium weight) and a crochet hook (size H, I or J) or knitting needles (size 7 or 8).
For more information, contact Lori at 701-476-5977 or lwest@cityoffargo.com