Adult Programs & Events
Summer Reading Program Features "A Universe of Stories" for Adults
The Fargo Public Library celebrates summertime with its annual adult summer reading program from June 3 through August 10. This year, the theme is "A universe of Stories" and we want residents to participate in the annual summer program at the library by reading and taking part in inventive and engaging programs at the library all summer long.
Grab your library card and head to the nearest Fargo Public Library location. Use your time on vacation, at the lake, or in your own backyard to read, learn and discover. Events for adults are listed on this page and on the online events calendar. A printable adult bookmark log is available starting June 3. For more information, visit a Fargo Public Library location near you or call 701.241.1472.
Fargo History Hunt 2019
The Fargo History Hunt is back with all different buildings! Take a peek into Fargo’s past. From June 3 to August 10, pick up a map at any Fargo Public Library location and follow the trail to 12 of downtown Fargo’s historic buildings. Use the clues provided to find answers to questions about each building, along with a jigsaw puzzle piece. Complete the questions and the puzzle and return to the library. Show a librarian your puzzle to be entered into a grand prize drawing. The puzzle is yours to keep! The Fargo History Hunt is once again made possible through a donation from the Friends of the Fargo Public Library. All ages are invited to participate. One puzzle/entry per person. Please note that some buildings are businesses with irregular hours.
"Wonderful Works of Whimsy" Exhibit at the Main Library
The Spirit Room’s invitational exhibition Wonderful Works of Whimsy Celebrating Local and Regional Artists will be on display at the downtown Main Library through the month of June. The Wonderful Works of Whimsy is a festive exhibit rejoicing in the quirky nature of whimsy. Filled with bright colors, silly characters, and expert techniques, it offers something for all ages. Many local artists have contributed to the exhibit including Mark Elton, Cameron Peterson, Emily Williams Wheeler, and Sarah Nour. Wonderful Works of Whimsy is made possible through funding in part by North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Arts Partnership. A gallery talk is set for Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. All ages are welcome at this free event.
Introduction to Meditation
Learn how to quiet your mind and relax into breathing and resting in the present with Dawn Morgan, certified meditation instructor and executive director of the Spirit Room. Meditation is easy to learn and a great way to come back to yourself. Each session is 45 minutes in length. For meditation, participants can either sit in chairs, or if you prefer to recline, please bring a yoga mat or towel. These classes are recommended for adults and no registration is required. For details, contact Lori at 701.476.5977.
Thursday, June 20 – Main Library at 10 a.m.
Thursday, July 18 – Main Library at 10 a.m.
Spruce Up Your Space
Make more space in your life with this session on minimalism, organizing, and decluttering including Marie Kondo’s KonMari® method. Learn what questions to ask yourself as you sort and discard, how to deal with common blocks to organizing and downsizing, and maintaining your new organizational habits. Learn how you can incorporate various tips and habits in your life to conquer the clutter. No registration is required. Contact Amber at 701.476.5984 for details.
Monday, June 24 – Main Library at 6:30 p.m.
Beginner Yoga for Adults 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, and no registration is required. Call 701.241.1492 for details.
Wednesdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: June 12 and 19 (no yoga June 5 and 26)
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: June 6, 13, 20, and 27
More Restorative Yoga Sessions for Adults at the Dr. James Carlson Library This Summer
The library continues to offer monthly, 90-minute “Restorative Yoga” classes for adults. Restorative yoga has potential benefits to every person, regardless of age, gender, or physical ability. Please bring a yoga mat or a large towel and wear comfortable clothing. These classes are recommended for adults and no registration is required. For more information, contact Lori at 701.476.5977.
Monday, June 17 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Monday, July 15 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Monday, August 19 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Learn to Play Go!
Go is a Chinese board game older than chess and arguably more sophisticated, while having very simple rules. Players alternate placing a small stone on a grid and attempt to control space on a board. The library is starting a Go Club and all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Fargo Public Library’s Go Club! Sessions are held every Wednesday between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Dawson Room at the downtown Main Library. No registration is required. Knowledge of the game is not required. Experienced players are also welcome. For details, contact Steve at 701.241.1492.
Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library
June 5, 12, 19, and 26
All ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Fargo Public Library’s Chess Club! Meetings are held every Thursday between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Fercho Room at the downtown Main Library. No registration is required. For more information, contact the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492.
Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library
June 6, 13, 20, and 27
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.