Fargo Public Library- Adult Services
Adult Winter Read-a-thon
The 2014 Adult Winter-Read-a-Thon runs Monday, Jan. 6, through Friday, Feb. 28. Complete the five Olympic rings on the book log by reading/listening to three books (ebooks count too!) and any two of the following items: download & read a magazine from ZINIO, attend a library program, or read another book. Adults will be eligible to win a tablet and gift cards via a random drawing of all entries. Book logs are available at any Fargo Public Library location or online.
Braided Rag Creations
Tuesday March 4, 7 p.m. at the Main Library and Saturday, March 8, 2 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. A technique to upcycle rags into durable products. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492.
Tuesday, March 11, 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn the basics of setting up your own beehive with local expert Dana Evans. No registration required.
Home Brewing Basics
Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Experts from the Prairie Homebrewing Companions of Fargo-Moorhead will discuss beer and homebrewing. No registration required.
Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn the perks and the pitfalls of raising chickens from expert Andrea Pearson. No registration required.
Game of Thrones Gathering
Calling 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. Costume are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. Contact Jenilee at 476-4026 at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Muslim Journeys: Points of View Book Discussion Series
The library, in partnership with NDSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, invites the public to join humanities scholars Dr. Miriam Mara and Dr. Elizabeth Birmingham for a five-part series of community book discussions to introduce the library’s Muslim Journeys Collection. All interested readers are encouraged to participate. Additional copies of each title are available while supplies last. Book discussions begin at 6:30 pm at the Main Library. Refreshments will be served at each discussion event.
Discussion dates and featured titles are:
February 6 - In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
February 20 - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
March 6 - House of Stone by Anthony Shadid
March 20 - Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi
April 3 - Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
For further details about this event series, call (701) 241-1492.
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. Bring a bag lunch, sit back, and relax during this storytime for grownups. 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The next Blue Plate Special will be March 12. Questions? Call 241-1492. No registration is necessary.
Eggs with Flair: Ukranian Eggs
Learn 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.
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 10:00 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.
This 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 March 9 & 23 and 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 email@example.com