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Teen Programs & Events
Area teens are invited to participate in the Teen Winter Read-A-Thon. Simply fill out a book log and turn in to any Fargo Public Library location between January 7 and March 3, 2019 to win a free book and be entered into the Winter Read-A-Thon grand prize drawing. During this year’s Winter Read-a-Thon, readers can bring in a non-perishable, unexpired food or unused toiletry item. For each item donated, library patrons will receive up to $5 in fine forgiveness (including lost or damaged item fees). In addition, for every completed book log, teens can receive up to $5 in fine forgiveness. Please, no expired or opened/used items.
Hygge: A Cozy Afternoon
Winter got you down? Join us for an evening in the Danish style of cozy contentment. Wear your comfiest sweater and bring a book to read or a craft to work on. We’ll also have some quiet activities prepared if you aren’t sure “how to hygge” yet. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided. Recommended for older teens (15+) and adults. No registration required. Call 701.241.8295 for more info.
Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library
Valentine’s Party/Anti-Valentine's Party
Are you a lover or a loner? Are you into sweets, rom-coms, and valentine’s gifts or would you rather wear black, be snarky, and eat chips and dip? Maybe you’re somewhere in-between. Come celebrate with like-minded tweens and teens at our Valentines and Anti-Valentines festivities. Watch a romance or an action movie, eat sweets or eat savories, work on a valentine’s craft for someone special or a special, gloomy craft just for you. Pre-registration required. Register online or call 701.241.8295 for more info.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. at the Main Library
It’s time to beat cabin fever and test your Nerf skills. Precision/accuracy practice, strategy, and finally a Nerf showdown. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 701.241.8295 for more info
Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. at the Main Library
Feeling a little dull this winter? Come, get your shine on at our first glow games event. Enjoy bowling, ring toss, giant jenga, and many more of your favorite games as you play them in the dark. Wear your neon or glow-in-the-dark gear. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call Sara at 701.298.6960 for more info.
Tuesday, 19, at 4 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Thursday, March 21, at 4 p.m. at the Main Library
Northern Narratives Writing Project for Teens ( & Adults)
Not only is winter a great time to read, it is also a great time to write. The Fargo Public Library is seeking submissions for Northern Narratives, the library’s 3rd annual winter writing project for adults and teens age 13 years and older. This project aims to inspire local writers and to serve as a community heirloom.
Selected submissions will be included in our North Dakota Collection. Submissions will be accepted from Dec. 3, 2018 – March 4, 2019. Material selected for publication will be announced and printed in late spring. All submissions must be original, unpublished, proofread, and edited works. The selection committee reserves the right to withhold publication at their discretion. See the guidelines, rules, and information for the 2019 Northern Narratives Writing Project here.
Participants are required to fit their work into the editable page template available here, before before submitting their piece. Make sure to use the header space in the template to let us know the category you're submitting under.
In addition, participants can view and print a chart of basic standards for the 2019 Northern Narratives writing project here.
Chosen selections shall be subject to “first rights” copyright. Any future publication, unrelated to the Fargo Public Library, shall require appropriate attribution. The program is open to adults and teens, ages 13 years and older.
Short Stories: 1,500 – 6,000 words
Essays: 1,000 – 2,500 words
Poems: less than 750 words
Northern Narratives Open Writing Sessions
Need some additional help with your writing project? We are hosting several open writing sessions to assist you.
Open writing sessions will be held on the following dates. All authors are encouraged to attend a workshop to have their piece reviewed by one of our handy proofreaders. Pre-registration is required and can be done here starting December 3.
Saturday, Feb. 9 – Dr. James Carlson Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.