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Design-A-Bookmark Contest for Adults

Calling all area artists for the library's annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest! Starting March 1, entries will be accepted for the Fargo Public Library’s annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest for all ages, including adults. The contest runs March 1 through March 31, 2019. Entries will be accepted at all three library locations and must be turned in, on or before Sunday, March 31.

Adult Contest: To participate, pick up a form at any of our three library locations or download one here. Submissions will be accepted from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 31, 2019. 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 early April. Winning bookmark designs will be printed and distributed at all three library locations. For further information, call the Jenilee at 701.241.8123.


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Restorative Yoga Sessions for Adults

Restorative Yoga is a 90-minute yoga class that has benefits to every person, regardless of age, gender, or physical ability. Some benefits to practicing restorative yoga include balancing the nervous system, deep relaxation of your physical body, boosting your immune system, and gentle stretching of muscles for increased flexibility. Props are used in this class for every pose to completely support your body and allow for full relaxation. Poses in this class are held longer to deepen the inward focus and to practice stillness. Bring a yoga mat if you have one or a large towel and wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. These classes are recommended for adults, and no registration is required. For more information, contact Lori W. at 701.476.5977.
Mondays – 6 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Upcoming Dates:
Monday, March 4
Monday, April 1
Monday, May 6


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Tea Tasting Series at the Dr. James Carlson Library

Explore some of the many unique teas available. Samples of four 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. This event is recommended for adults. Pre-registration is required; register online or call the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492.
Upcoming dates in the series:
Saturday, March 23 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 10 a.m.
​​Saturday, April 27 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 10 a.m.

Board Games Blowout!

Try out a new game from the library’s board game collection or bring a favorite to play with family and friends. Join us for any of these family-friendly events where we will feature a new game each month as well as having a variety of games available for free play. No pre-registration is required. This event is open to children, teens, and adults of all ages. Call 701.241.1492 for more information.
Upcoming dates:
Saturday, March 23 – Main Library at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 – Main Library at 2 p.m.


Silent Reading Party at Wild Terra March 24

B.Y.O.Book (or pick a librarian selected title), order a beverage, and read together—independently. Pick a cozy spot in Wild Terra’s (6 12th St. North) loft area and read uninterrupted. Library staff will be on hand to check-out books and provide snacks. Please note: this is a 21+ event. No pre-registration is required for this event. Questions? Call [701.241.8295](tel:7012418295 "701.241.8295').
Sunday, March 24 – Wild Terra Cider and Brewing (6 12th St. North, Fargo, ND) from 2 to 4 p.m.


Iran Culture Event

From Saffron & Rosewater to Blood & Oil: Iran and Its Culture Program Set for Sunday, March 24

Join us for an amazing tour of the culture, history, customs and color of Iran presented by Miriam Dashtipour. Ms. Dashtipour is biracial, Iranian-American, and is the first generation on her Iranian side to have been born in the United States. Her dual citizenship with Iran has enabled her to obtain knowledge and observations of modern-day Iran through an American lens. She will discuss the history, culture, political system, geography, and religion to help people better understand the country and its people. Light snacks will be served. This program is in partnership with Cultural Diversity Resources. All ages are welcome. For information, contact the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492.
Sunday, March 24 – Main Library at 2 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 card or 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: March 6 and 20 (no yoga March 13 and 27)
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Dates: March 7, 14, 21, and 28

Learn to Play Go!

Go is a Chinese board game older than chess and arguably more sophisticated, while having very simple rules. Players alternate placing a small stone on a grid and attempt to control space on a board. The library is starting a Go Club and all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Fargo Public Library’s Go Club! 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. Knowledge of the game is not required. Experienced players are also welcome. For details, contact Steve at 701.241.1492.
Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library
March 6, 13, 20, and 27

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
March 7, 14, 21, and 28


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