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Adult Programs & Events

Inktober 2020

Inktober at the Library

This year, the Fargo Public Library will showcase local Inktober artists! By using the hashtag #FPLInktober, your artwork will be featured on the library’s official Facebook and Instagram pages. Mondays in October will feature Inktober challenges from the previous week. Thursdays will showcase standout participating artists. The digital showcase is open to all ages – kids, teens and adults. For further details, contact Allison Bauers at 701.298.6910. For more information on Inktober, check out

After October, artists will be invited to display their work at the downtown library’s gallery (limit one piece per artist). Submitted artwork should be inspired by one of the Inktober prompts. Artwork must be delivered to the downtown Main Library by November 8. The library can print any digital artwork measuring 8.5” x 11” (or smaller). Registration opens October 15 and closes November 8 and will be accepted at our Wufoo link. For more information and requirements, contact Allison Bauers at 701.298.6910.

Trivia Events for Adults and Teens

Test your knowledge with our virtual library trivia events this fall! Gather your household or call up your friends to form your team and join us for an evening on online trivia from the comfort and safety of your own home. Space for these events is limited; pre-registration is required. Register online. Participants will receive an email the day before the event with details regarding the virtual sign-in. For details, contact Megan at 701.241.1492.
Upcoming dates and topics:
Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Library and Literature
Wednesday, Dec. 9 – General Knowledge

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Paired Reads Events Happening

Let us help you get ready to flip and sip in style over the weekend! Tell us what you plan to imbibe and we’ll pair it with a reading suggestion, or what you plan to read and we’ll try to pair it with a beverage. Librarians are standing by on the FPL’s Facebook page ( to assist you, 9 a.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday during library hours. Feel free to share pics of your pairings once you are ready to read. No registration is required. Contact Sarah at 701.241.1492 with questions.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Nov. 13

Tea Tasting To Go in November

Tea Tasting is back, just in a slightly different way. Explore unique teas from around the world during this event. Four teas will be provided along with brewing instructions. Pre-registration is required and opens November 2. Once registered, participants can stop by the Dr. James Carlson Library during the week of November 16 (Monday – Friday, during regular library hours) to pick up the tea packets and instructions. Contact Katrina at 701.241.1492 for further details.
Monday, Nov. 16 – Friday, Nov. 20

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Virtual Board Games for Teens and Adults

This fall we are hosting a couple of sessions of board game fun in a virtual format. Pre-registration is required. Please note: this program will be conducted online. Participants will receive an email with information on how to log in to the session, so it is necessary to provide an email address when registering. For details, contact Sarah N. at 701.241.1492.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

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More Stay-at-Home Book Parties Planned

We love hearing all about what our patrons are reading! We meet on FPL’s Facebook page on the third Thursday of each month to discuss what you’ve been reading. And if you need recommendations, our librarians will have some of those ready for you too! No registration is required. For details, contact Megan at 701.241.1492.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, Nov. 19: 7 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17: 7 to 8 p.m.

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Dial-a Story Now Available

If you ever wish you could have a story, a poem, or even a Shakepearean monologue read to you at any time, day or night, now you can. Call the Library’s Dial-A-Story line at 701.298.6927 anytime to listen to a short story, poem, or Shakespearean monologue. New recordings are available every Monday. Selections are recorded by Library Outreach Staff and are 3 to 5 minutes in length. Dial-A-Story can be accessed from any phone.

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