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View a NASA Training Spacesuit Aug. 24 at the Main Library

Astronauts who walked on the Moon during the Apollo program (1969-1972) wore multi-layered suits designed for comfort, utility ,and protection from the harsh environment of space. Special outer gloves, boots and helmet were also needed. All ages are invited to join us to view a NASA (training) spacesuit at the Main Library. Attendees will be able to take photos with the spacesuit; the event will include a make-&-take themed craft. All ages are welcome. For details, call Sara M. at 701.241.1492.
Saturday, Aug. 24 – Main Library from 10 to 12 p.m.

2019 Northern Narratives Book Launch and Reception is Thursday, Aug. 29

Join us at the Fargo Public Library to celebrate the library's Northern Narratives 2019 book launch and reception. Northern Narratives is the library’s third publication of work produced by local and regional authors. This writing project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library. Several of the authors will be present and will read from their submitted pieces. Light refreshments will be served. Call Lori at 701.476.5977 for further details.
Thursday, Aug. 29 – Main Library at 7 p.m.

Higher, Further, Faster, More! Captain Marvel Film Screening and Talk

Join us for a screening of the 2019 film Captain Marvel (PG-13). Beforehand, there will be a brief panel discussion on the Captain Marvel comics, and other women pilots in comics and science fiction. Free popcorn. This event is part of the 2019 1 Book, 1 Community reading project event series. Contact Lori West at 701.476.5977 for more information.
Tuesday, Sept. 10 – Main Library at 6 p.m.


Stringing Rosaries book cover

Author Visit with Dr. Denise K. Lajimodiere Set for Sept. 12

Dr. Lajimodiere will do a reading and signing of her new book Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the downtown Main Library. Dr. Lajimodiere, an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of the Ojibwe, Belcourt, ND, builds the book around the stories of sixteen survivors, while also taking a hopeful look toward a future filled with American Indian tradition, language, culture, and forgiveness. A representative from the NDSU bookstore will have copies of the book available for sale. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Lori West at 701.476.5977 for more information.
Thursday, Sept. 12 – 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 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: Aug. 7, 21, & 28 (no yoga Aug. 14)
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Restorative Yoga Session August 19 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, Sept. 23 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 18 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 16 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.


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: Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28

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. 8, 13, 20, and 27


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