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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program for Adults

Adults are invited to experience how "Libraries Rock!" this summer. Bookmark reading logs for adults are available at any Fargo Public Library location starting June 4. Once you have completed the booklog with any combination of reading and/or listening to books, you can turn in your booklog to receive a small prize (one set of ear buds per person, while supplies last) and be entered into the grand prize drawing for Symphony Rocks tickets. The drawing for the grand prize will be held after August 4. A schedule of events for adults is available online or at any Fargo Public Library location. Contact the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492 for further details.

Upcoming Events

Hop into Swing Dancing Demo

Join members of Fargo’s Lindy of the North swing dancing group for a history of swing complete with demonstrations of the different styles. Make sure to stay to learn some basic steps to get started dancing! No partner necessary.
Wednesday, June 20 – Main Library at 7 p.m.

Silent Reading Party at the Front Street Taproom's Patio

Enjoy the great outdoors, a good book, and a refreshing beverage along with others who appreciate the like. Librarians will be on hand to provide snacks, reading suggestions, and check-out books. Please note: this is a 21 & older event. Easy, breezy, beautiful summer reading. No pre-registration is required. Questions? Contact Sarah at 701.241.8295
Thursday, June 21 – Front Street Taproom (614 Main Ave.) 6 to 8 p.m.

Northern Narratives Book Launch and Reception June 25 at the Dr. James Carlson Library

Join us at the Fargo Public Library to celebrate the Northern Narratives book launch. Northern Narratives is the library’s second publication of work produced by local and regional authors. Several of the authors will be present. Light refreshments will be served. Call 701.241.1492 for further details.
Monday, June 25 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m.


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Factory Girls: Christine Seifer Author Event and Book Signing

Join Fargo native Dr. Christine Seifert for a presentation and discussion on her 2017 young adult nonfiction book, The Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic Account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Seifert will share her research regarding the tragic 1911 Triangle Factory fire that resulted in the deaths of over a hundred young people, mostly immigrant girls. That fire led to the development of safety regulations to protect factory workers. Books will be available for purchase; a book signing will follow the event.
Tuesday, June 26 – Main Library at 7 p.m.


Scams and Frauds: Be Wise, Be Informed, Be Empowered

Join Gary Johnson, Senior Outreach Manager for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, for a talk on common scams and how members of the public can take steps to protect their private information and finances. Call Lori at 701.476.5977 for more information. No registration is required, and all materials will be provided.
Wednesday, July 18 – Main Library at 6:30 p.m.

Ebooks Open House

Curious about the Fargo Public Library’s digital services such as Hoopla, RBdigital, or OverDrive? Stop by with your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android tablet, or smart phone and we will show you how to access FREE ebooks, movies, music, and more from the library! No registration is required. Contact the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492 for details.
Thursday, Aug. 23 – 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: June 13, 20 and 27 (no yoga June 6)

Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: June 21 and 28 (No yoga June 7 and 14)

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 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library
Dates: June 7, 14, 21, and 28


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