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Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online Demonstration

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. The Fargo Public Library is part of a network of libraries across the United States, which has the Foundation Center’s publications and the new and improved, Foundation Directory Online. This program will feature a demonstration of what the Foundation Directory Online can provide when searching for grant possibilities. The Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online is now the only way to search for grants. If you are not comfortable with computers or technology, come to this demonstration to help ease you into this online grant-seeking source. If you have any questions regarding grant searching, please bring them to this session. Pre-registration is required; register online or call Librarian Greg Gilstrap at 701.241.1492 for details.
Thursday, Dec. 12 – Main Library at 6:30 p.m.


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Family Holiday Concert Dec. 14 at the Main Library

Once again, the library will host members of the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists group for the fourth annual Family Holiday Concert. The 30-minute program will feature familiar holiday favorites and opportunities for small children in the audience to participate in the fun. Free and open to all ages, contact Beth at 701.241.1492 for details.
Saturday, Dec. 14 – Main Library at 10:30 a.m.


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Restorative Yoga Sessions at the Dr. James Carlson Library

We have more 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. This class is recommended for adults and no registration is required. For details, contact Lori at 701.476.5977.
Monday, Dec. 16 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.


Mental Wellness Education Series Concludes Dec. 17 at the Main Library

The library, in partnership with Prairie St. John's, is hosting a 4-part mental wellness education series this fall at the Main Library. No registration is required for these sessions and all materials will be provided. For information about these workshops, contact Lori at 701.476.5977. The final workshop will cover the following topic:

  • Battling the Winter Blues
    This presentation by Jeana Scheffler, MS, LAPC, Therapist at Prairie St. John’s, focuses on effective ways to manage our emotions during the tough winter months. Learn what signs and symptoms to watch for in yourself and others and discover a more effective way to battle the winter blues.
    Tuesday, Dec. 17 – 6:30 p.m.

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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 care of 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: Dec. 4, 11, and 18
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: Dec. 5, 12, 19, and 26


Go Club

All ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Fargo Public Library’s Go Club! Go is a Chinese board game older than chess with very simple rules. Players alternate placing a small stone on a grid and attempt to control space on a board. 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. For more information, contact Steve Hubbard at the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492.
Upcoming dates:
Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library
Dates: Dec. 4, 11, and 18

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: Dec. 5, 12, 19, and 26


Tea Tasting

Tea Tasting Series at the Dr. James Carlson Library

Explore some of the many unique teas available. Samples of 4 different teas from around the globe will be provided each month, along with brewing tips and relevant information on the background of that month’s selection. Bring a friend so you can sip tea and socialize. Program is recommended for adults. Pre-registration is required. Contact Katrina at 701.241.1494 with any questions.
Saturday, Jan. 4 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 7 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 4 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 2 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 10 a.m.


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