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Winter Read-A-Thon 2020

Winter Read-a-Thon Continues Through March 1

Read. Always. Morning, noon and night! Winter is just made for reading. Why not earn prizes while doing it? Take part in the 2020 Winter-Read-a-Thon from Monday, Jan. 6 through Saturday, March 1, 2020. Pick up a book log or at any Fargo Public Library location beginning Jan. 6 or download one here. Read. Always.


Harry Potter's World Exhibit

Harry Potter's World Exhibit and Event Series

Read. Always. As part of this year’s Winter Read-A-Thon, the Fargo Public Library, in partnership with UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, will host the traveling exhibit Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine in Harry Potter's World. Provided by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine, this exceptional traveling exhibit will be on display at the downtown Main Library from Feb. 10 – March 21, 2020.

Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine. This exhibit explores the world of Harry Potter and its roots in Renaissance medicine, magic, and science. In addition, the library will provide six weeks of themed events for children, teens, and adults based on the magical world of Harry Potter!

Events in the series include:

Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine in Harry Potter's World Exhibit Open House at the Main Library
Monday, Feb. 10 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stop by and check out this unique traveling exhibit provided by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine. Refreshments will be served.

• Harry Potter Trivia at the Main Library
Tuesday, Feb. 11 – 6 p.m.
Costumes are encouraged. Pre-registration is recommended. Register online starting Jan. 11 or call 701.241.1492.

• Harry Potter Party at the Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 15 – 1 to 3 p.m.
Open to kids of all ages; no registration is required.

• Great Science for Teens: Harry Potter Edition a the Dr. James Carlson Library
Thursday, Feb. 20 – 6 p.m.
Open to teens in grades 6–12. Pre-registration is required and opens Feb. 3. Register online or contact Bree at 701.476.5978 for details.

• Harry Potter Escape Rooms (for kids) at the Main Library.
Saturday, Feb. 22 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open to children in grades 1–6. Pre-registration is required and opens Jan. 22. Register online or call 701.241.1495.

• Herbology: Crafting Never-die Plants for the Home at the Main Library
Tuesday, Feb. 25 – 7 p.m.
Open to teens (ages 11–18) and adults. Pre-registration is required and opens Jan. 25. Register online or call Drea at 701.241.1472 for details.

• Herbology: Growing Easy Houseplants of the Muggle World at the Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 29 – 10 a.m.
Open to adults. Pre-registration is required and opens Jan. 29. Register online or call Drea at 701.241.1472 for details.

• Magical Creature Crafts at the Main Library
Saturday, March 7 – 3 p.m.
Open to kids ages 6 to 12. Pre-registration is required and opens Feb. 7. Register online or call 701.241.1495.

• Harry Potter Winged Key Mobile Craft (2 sessions)
Monday, March 9 – 4 p.m. at the Main Library
Thursday, March 12 – 4 p.m. at the Northport Library
Open to Adults and Teens (ages 11–17). Pre-registration is required and opens Feb. 9. Register online or contact Sara W. at 701.241.1492 for details.

• Deathly Hallows Wreath Craft at the Main Library
Saturday, March 21 – 2 p.m.
Open to adults and teens(13+). Pre-registration is required and opens Feb. 21. Register online or call 701.241.1492.


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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, Feb. 24 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Monday, March 16 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Monday, April 20 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Monday, May 18 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.


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, 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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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: Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26
March 4, 11, 18, and 25
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: Feb. 13 (no Beginner Yoga Feb. 6, 20, or 27)
March 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: Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26
March 4, 11, 18, and 25

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: Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27
March 5, 12, 19, 26


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