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Attended one of our programs? Tell us about your experience! This is a post-program survey to help us bring more events to our patrons. Your feedback means a great deal to us; thank you for your time in filling out this form.


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Design-A-Bookmark Contest for All Ages Deadline Extended To April 30

Calling all artists for the library's annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest! Starting March 1, entries will be accepted for all ages, including adults. There are separate entry forms and rules for the adult, teen, and children's design contests, which can be picked up at any Fargo Public Library location starting March 1. The contest runs March 1 through March 31. Entries will be accepted at all three library locations and must be submitted on or before Thursday, April 30. (Since the library is closed due to the CONVID-19 pandemic, we are extending the deadline date to April 30.

For the adult contest: Two winners will be selected. Adults can submit up to two designs and all entries will be displayed at the Dr. James Carlson Library. Library staff will vote to determine the winners of the contest; winners will be announced in mid-April. Winning bookmark designs will be printed and distributed at all three library locations and various library events. For further information, call Jenilee at 701.241.8123.


Postponed: Genealogy Class "Finding Finnegan – a Genealogical Mystery Hidden in my DNA" March 18

Updated 3/17/2020: All Fargo Public Library events are suspended until further notice.
Interested in tracing your ancestry? There is a new exciting tool to use to try to break down the brick walls you will eventually encounter. Genealogists must follow the paper trail our ancestors left for us, but they do and will end. Where do you turn to next? DNA is now an additional tool to use after you have compiled all your paperwork. This 90-minute presentation will demonstrate how to use your DNA results to solve your genealogical mysteries! No registration is required. Call the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492 for more information.
This event has been postponed. A new date has not been determined.


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Suspended: Restorative Yoga Sessions at the Dr. James Carlson Library

Updated 3/17/2020: All Fargo Public Library events are suspended until further notice.
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, April 20 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Monday, May 18 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.


Tea Tasting

Suspended: Tea Tasting Series at the Dr. James Carlson Library

Updated 3/17/2020: All Fargo Public Library events are suspended until further notice.
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, May 2 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 10 a.m.


Suspended: Project English Classes at the Dr. James Carlson Library

Updated 3/17/2020: All Fargo Public Library events are suspended until further notice.
Project English classes meet Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library Community Room. Sessions are free and open to the public. Call the Dr. James Carlson Library Information Desk at 701.476.5980 for more information.


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Suspended: Beginner Yoga for Adults at Carlson

Updated 3/17/2020: All Fargo Public Library events are suspended until further notice.
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
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library


Suspended: Go Club

Updated 3/17/2020: All Fargo Public Library events are suspended until further notice.
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

Suspended: Chess Club

Updated 3/17/2020: All Fargo Public Library events are suspended until further notice.
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


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