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Poetry Writing Workshops in April

Do you write poetry? Want to improve your work? In honor of National Poetry Month, the Fargo Public Library is hosting workshops to help local poets. Have a blast sharing poetry with each other and challenging yourself to reach new creative heights! Adults of all experience levels are welcome. Please bring four copies each of two original poems. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Register online, or contact Andy at 701.476.4040 for details.
Two sessions are planned:
Tuesday, April 17 – Main Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 – Dr. James Carlson Library from 1 to 3 p.m.

Related Resources:
A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver (Adult Nonfiction)
A Poet's Glossary by Edward Hirsch (Adult Nonfiction)
The Writer’s Idea Book: How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry & Screenplays by Jack Heffron (Adult Nonfiction)

Pinching Pennies in the Kitchen

The library welcomes Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson from the NDSU Extension office for a presentation titled “Pinching Pennies in the Kitchen.” This event will teach you how to come up with cheap and easy recipes for soups, casseroles, and stir fry using things you already have in your pantry and fridge. No registration is required. All materials will be provided. Contact the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492 for details.
Tuesday, April 24 – Main Library at 7 p.m.

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Join Us for Two Foundation Center Webinars

As a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center, the Fargo Public Library provides local non-profits with access to the most comprehensive resource on grants and foundations. In April and May, Librarian Greg Gilstrap will screen two webinars at the downtown Main Library. Pre-registration is required for these webinars. Register online or call 701.241.1492 for details.

Webinar 1: The first webinar is titled How to Connect Your Work to the Sustainable Development Goals which focuses on ways to connect local and regional work to global development progress through partnerships and funding opportunities. Pre-registration is required; register online or call 701.241.1492 for details.
Wednesday, April 25 – Main Library at 6:30 p.m.

Webinar 2: The second is Introduction to Finding Grants which focuses on the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants along with information on starting a nonprofit. Pre-registration is required; register online or call 701.241.1492 for details.
Thursday, May 10 – 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.
Upcoming dates:
Wednesdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: April 4, 18, and 25 (no yoga April 11)
May 2, 16, 23 and 30 (19 yoga May 9)

Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: April 5, 12, 19, and 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31

Chess Club

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.
Upcoming dates:
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26 – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library
May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31

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