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Winter Read-A-Thon Runs Jan. 4 – Feb. 28

snowman readingPut an end to those winter blahs and warm up with some good books during the library’s annual Winter Read-A-Thon reading program for kids, teens and adults. With events and reading opportunities for readers of all ages, the winter reading program can add a little excitement, adventure and mystery to dreary winter days; plus, it also provides opportunities to win prizes for reading books.

Adults who want to participate should stop by any Fargo Public Library location beginning Monday, Jan. 4, and pick up an adult book log. Book logs are also available online and can be printed at home. All readers are encouraged to read to earn chances to enter prize drawings. Book logs are due on or before Sunday, Feb. 28, to be eligible for prizes and prize drawings. Prize drawings will be held in early March. 

Darwin Day: Human Evolution

Darwin hominid 100There have been new developments in the paleo record of early hominids with regard to evolution. Join us when Dr. Seth Quintus from NDSU's Departments of Geosciences, Sociology and Anthropology stops by to share some of the new findings, as well as some of the common misconceptions in regards to our hominid ancesters. Join us for an engaging talk about the evolution of humans. A fascinating presentation, this event is most appropriate for ages 12 and up. Call 241-1492 for details.
Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Main Library at 7 p.m.

Backyard Beekeeping

Interested in becoming a backyard beekeeper, or curious about those who do it? Learn thoney Bee 100he age old hobby of beekeeping at this informational session at the downtown 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.
Tuesday, March 1 at the Main Library at 7 p.m.

Pool Checker Tournament

Pool checkers is a variant of traditional checkers, in which single pieces can jump both pool checker 100forward and backward and a king can jump forward and backward and is not limited to moving just one space. Variations of this game are also played in most countries in Africa, Asia, and most of non-English speaking Europe.The rules of the American Pool Checker Association (http://www.americanpoolcheckers.us/) will govern play. Tournament matches will consist of two games with each component. All ages are welcome to participate. Call Lori at 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com for details.
Saturday, March 12 at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Registration runs from 9 – 10 a.m.
Tournament runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Backyard Astronomy

Countless wonder await you on any clear night; all you have to do is look Night sky 100up! Trevor McGuire of the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club will discuss a variety of astronomical activities and observations that people and families can make from their backyards without the aid of a telescope. No registration is required; all materials will be provided. Call Lori at 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com for details.
Monday, March 21, at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m.

Crafts

Home Spa Bath Fizzies & Soap

Bath FizziesRejuvenate your spirit and your skin by using common household items to make your own soap and bath fizzies. For teens (ages 11+) and adults. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens February 1. Register online or call 476-5978 for details.
Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Main Library

Unraveled Crafters

Ball of YarnThis 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. Beginners to experienced crafters are welcome to join and no registration is required! For more information, contact Lori at 476-5977 or lwest@cityoffargo.com. If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet, please bring along:
Worsted weight yarn (size 4 medium weight)
Crochet hook (size H, I or J)
Knitting needles (size 7 or 8)
Sundays – Dr. James Carlson Library at 1-3 p.m. 
Feb. 14 and 28
March 13
April 10 and 24