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Fargo Public Library- Adult Services

Jazz into Fall

Free concerts on Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. For more details call 241-1492.

  • Allen Cartet Quintet - Sunday, Oct. 5
  • Mary Marshall Trio - Sunday, Oct. 12
  • Harley Sommerfeld Quartet - Sunday, Oct. 19
  • Kathie Brekke & 42nd Street - Sunday, Oct. 26

Friendship Bracelets

Share some time with an extra special friend or family member and learn the basics of tying friendship bracelets at the Fargo Public Library. Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library or Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Main Library. Instruction will include the basic half-hitch knot and 2 different patterns. This program is most appropriate for school age children (with an adult), teens, and adults. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 241-1495.

"Don't Look Behind You!" Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups Pumpkins

Don’t open the door. Don’t answer the phone. But do come to the downtown Fargo Public Library for the annual Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups. Starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Main Library, we’ll be scaring up some surprises, along with readings of classic and original tales. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public, but it is recommended for ages 12 and over. Contact Karen at 241-1472 with questions.

Modular Origami Stars

Origami StarLearn to make beautiful modular, 3-D origami stars using recycled pages from books, maps, or music paper. Regional crafter/ artist Linnea Barton will lead these programs.
Two sessions are planned for Saturday, Nov. 1; the first is at the Main Community Room at 10 a.m.; a 2nd session is set for the Dr. James Carlson Library at 1 p.m. All materials will be provided. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492.

Checker Tournament

checkers boardThe Fargo Public Library will host the Greater Fargo Open Checker Tournament in the Dawson Conference Room at the Main Library on Saturday, Nov. 1. Play will begin at noon and end at 5:30 p.m. Former ND checker champion Neil Wenburg will facilitate this free, all ages event. Five rounds of Swiss System will be played. Each round will consist of two game matches and will be limited to one hour. For further details, call 701-241-1495.

3-D Printing Meetup

3dprintingInterested in 3-D printing? Already a 3-D printer fanatic? Attend the 3D Printing Meet-up at the downtown Fargo Public Library on Monday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Bring in your own 3-D printer or 3-D prints and show the community what you have created; or if you are trying to figure out what all the fuss is about, attend the Meet-up to learn more about 3-D printing. All are welcome. Experts from Fargo 3-D Printing ( will be on site to answer questions.
No registration is required. Contact Lori West at 701-476-5977 or with questions.

ND Statehood Celebration

north dakota flagLocal history illustrator Steve Stark will bring his unique storytelling skills to the Main Library on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. as the Fargo Public Library celebrates the 125th anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood. Stark will put charcoal to paper as he entertains with stories of the Red River Valley from riverboat days to the founding of our community. All ages are invited to this family-friendly event; refreshments will be served. Contact Cindy M. at 241-1495 for details.

Chocolate: Dip, Draw & Paint!

ChocolateDo you love chocolate? Come learn 3 techniques for creating chocolate accents you can use this holiday season! Two sessions are planned for Saturday, Nov. 15; the first is at the Carlson Library at 10 a.m.; a 2nd session is set for the Northport Library at 1 p.m. This class is recommended for adults and crafty teens. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Register online or contact 241-1492. For details, contact Jenilee at 241-8123.


The Dust Bowl in the Northern Great Plains:

Professor Steve Hoffbeck will present an illustrated talk about the drought, dust storms, and heat waves in the Upper Midwest during the 1930s on Tuesday, Nov. 17 starting at 7 p.m. in the community room at the downtown Main Library. Hoffbeck, MSU Moorhead History Department, has taught and written about the suffering of Midwesterners during the Great Depression and the lost tales of the era. Hoffbeck is the author of "The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families", winner of a Minnesota Book Award; and writes regularly for the "Dakota Datebook" program on Prairie Public Radio. For details contact Lori West at 701-476-5977 or
This program in being held in conjunction with the "Dust Drought and Dreams Gone Dry" traveling exhibit at NDSU this fall.

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:
Nov. 9 & 23
Dec. 14

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.