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Friends of the Fargo Public Library

The Friends of the Fargo Public Library is an advocacy group that promotes the library through fundraising, sponsoring events and organizing used book sales. The Friends also host an informal monthly book discussion group, Book Talk, at the downtown Fargo Public Library.

More than 250 individuals and families were charter members of the Friends organization. The group officially formed in March 1995.

To join the Friends, pick up a membership application (requires Adobe Reader) at any branch of the library. For more information about the Friends, e-mail them at or call 364-BOOK (364-2665). The Friends can also be contacted by mail at: P.O. Box 1365, Fargo ND 58107.

For more information on the Friends, please get involved at their home page on Impact Give Back!

Request for Donations

In anticipation of the Friends' 2014 Spring Used Book Sale to be held at all three library locations on May 3 and 4, the Friends of the Fargo Public Library are accepting donations of used books and DVDs. The items can be brought to the Main Library at 102 3rd St. N. in downtown Fargo during regular library hours. Most any type of children's or adult books and media are welcome. For further details, contact Jan Murphy at (701) 205-4960.

Book Talk

Mark your calendars for the Book Talk sessions. Book Talk meets at the Downtown Fargo Public Library on the second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m.

September 12, 2013- The Round House by Louise Erdrich
October 10, 2013- Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
November 14, 2013- Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Lucia Graves
December 12, 2013- The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
January 9, 2014- My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
February 13, 2014- The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters by Clifford Canku, Michael Simon and John Peacock
March 13, 2014- Time Was Soft There by Jeremy Mercer
April 10, 2014- Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
May 8, 2014- The Education of Harriet Hatfield by May Sarton

For more information, call the Information Desk at 241-1492 or email the friends at