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The Cartographer of  No Man's Land

2018 One Book One Community Reading Project

In its seventh year, the One Book, One Community reading project is set to launch in early September. This year’s title is The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy, and all three area public libraries have partnered to encourage area residents to unite in reading the selected book and participate in related events. Set during World War I and centered on the themes of family, friendship and sacrifice, Duffy’s book examines how peoples’ lives are forever changed in wartime, whether on the battlefield or at home. Copies of the book are available in several formats (print and ebook) at each of the participating libraries. Book club kits are also available.

An author visit, films, book discussions, exhibits, and historical presentations are planned as part of the event series. Visit any Fargo Public Library location or www.1book1community.org for a schedule of events and related resources. All One Book, One Community partner events are free and open to the public.

The project includes two events with author P.S. Duffy. On Thursday, Oct. 25, Duffy will speak an at invitation only, informal "Tea with the Author Event" at the Moorhead Public Library in the afternoon. Later that evening, she will take the stage for an author talk and book signing at 7 p.m. in the Knutson Center Centrum (901 S. 8th Street) on the campus of Concordia College. This event is free and open to the public.

The project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library, and Moorhead Community Education.

WWI Poster Exhibit at the Main Library in August

As part of the 2018 One Book, One Community reading project, the Fargo Public Library is hosting an exhibit of WWI posters in the entryway gallery at the downtown Main Library through August 31. The exhibit is on loan from the North Dakota State Historical Society and contains a sampling of Canadian, British, French and American posters created to gain support for the war. The posters were collected starting in 1916 by Melvin Gilmore, curator for the State Museum, and today the collection contains 966 posters. The exhibit is open to all ages and can be viewed during regular library hours.


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: Aug. 1, 15, 22, and 29 (no yoga August 8)
Sept. 5, 19, and 26 (no yoga Sept. 12)

Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27

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: Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27

Go Club

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
Dates: Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26


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