Fargo Public Library- Adult Services
Beginner Yoga at Carlson
This is a class for those who haven't tried yoga before or who want a refresher. The purpose of this class is to provide a relaxing environment to focus on taking card or YOU! Along with gentle stretching, this class will also teach breathing exercises to provide calmness. Bring a yoga mat if you have one or a large towel and wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. This program is recommended for adults. Call Lori at 701-476-5977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Upcoming dates for March:
Thursday, March 23 and 30 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m. *
Upcoming dates for April:
Wednesday, April 5, 19, and 26 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m.*
* There is no class April 12
Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, and 27 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming dates for May:
Wednesday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Unplugged: a series of tiny concerts at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Join us at the Dr. James Carlson Library for an intimate listening room experience featuring the talents of solo artists and duos from the Fargo-Moorhead area. Performers will play a free, one-hour acoustic concert suitable for all ages. For details contact the Main Library Information Desk at 701-241-1492. Dates and artists in the series are:
Sunday, March 5 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 2 p.m.
Featured group is The Jenny Coins are a family-friendly folk duo featuring acoustic guitar and accordion.
Sunday, April 2 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 2 p.m.
Featured artist is folk rock musician Tristan Larson who sings and plays acoustic guitar.
Sunday, May 7 – Dr. James Carlson Library 2 p.m.
Featured artist is Kwacian a singer/songwriter who artistically layers instrumental and vocal samples to build a unique sound to accompany his original songs.
Spring Concerts at Main
Get your toes tapping with a couple of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Main Library These concerts feature a couple of local bands from the Fargo-Moorhead area. Each concert is free and suitable for all ages. For details contact the Main Library Information Desk at 701-241-1492. Dates and artists in the series are:
Sunday, March 19 – Main Library at 2 p.m.
Featured group is The Cropdusters. The Cropdusters are a rotating duo of local musicians. This group plays a wide range of music, but due to the instrumentation of acoustic guitar and upright bass, their sound tends to lean to bluegrass and folk-esque.
Sunday, March 26 – Main Library at 2 p.m.
Featured group is Friends and Neighbors, another a bluegrass band from the Fargo-Moorhead area. Friends and Neighbors are composed of bass, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin musicians with supporting vocals.
Jon Morris Prairie Visions Photography Exhibit
The library, in partnership with the Spirit Room, will host a photography exhibit featuring images from the book Prairie Visions at the Main Library. The book is based on the writings of PUlitzer Prize winning author Hamlin Garland, best known for his depictions of Midwestern farmlands. The exhibit features Minneapolis-based artist Jon Morris' images from the book and these will be on display at the downtown Main Library from April 15 - May 15. This exhibit is made possible by a grant from the North Dakota Humanities Council to the Spirit Room. For more information contact Melisa at email@example.com.
Weather Events of the 1930s
Daryl Ritchison, Interim Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), will take a look back at the weather events of the 1930s through the voices of those who lived through the worst drought in the past 140 years. His presentation "Voices of the 1930s: when the Soil Blew Away" will examine how land use changes made the drought even worse and how we may not be well prepared for the next dry spell. No registration is required. For details, contact Lori West at firstname.lastname@example.org or 476-5977.
Tuesday, April 18 - Main Library at 7 p.m.
Jack Dura presents "The North Dakota Landscape"
The library will host professional writer, photographer, and North Dakota enthusiast Jack Dura for a presentation titled "The North Dakota Landscape." Dura's photography demonstrates the variety of landscapes North Dakota offers in multiple locations. He will talk about his travels, photography and the state. Dura is a Fargo native and journalist in Watford City, who has photographed extensively in the state, including over 300 towns. For details, contact Lori at 476-5977 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, April 22 - Main Library at 2 p.m.
Green Card Youth Voices
The library is pleased to announce a spring book reading event featuring some of the student authors of the recently released book Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Fargo High School. A collection of 30 students' immigration stories, this book is designed to generate awareness about he immigration experience and provide young immigrants with a platform to tell their own narratives, in exactly the ways they want them to be heard. This event is free and open to all ages. A book signing will follow the presentation and books will be available for purchase. For details, contact Melisa at 476-4076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This book is a project of the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Green Card Voices which provides adult immigrants, and more recently, immigrants who are high school students, with a platform to share their personal stories concerning their journey to America.
Wednesday, May 3 - Main Library at 7 p.m.
Get your green thumb ready for spring and summer with a 4-part series of informational and hands-on gardening sessions at the library. These 60-minutes workshops will be held at the downtown. Attend any or all sessions. For details, contact the Main Library at 241-1492. Topics and presenters in the series will be announced soon. Workshop dates:
Tuesday, May 2 - Main Library at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9 - Main Library at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16 - Main Library at 7 p.m.
Blossom Barter - Come with plants to trade!
Blossom Barter is an opportunity to share your love of gardening with your neighbors. Participants are asked to bring healthy divided or sprouted bedding plants to exchange with others.
Tuesday, May 23 - Main Library at 7 p.m.