Teen Programs & Events
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Teen Design a Bookmark Contest
Calling all artists! The Fargo Public Library’s annual Teen Design-a-Bookmark Contest begins March 1. Entry forms and contest rules can be picked up at any library location and are also available here. Entries will be accepted at all three library locations and must be submitted on or before Tuesday, March 31. 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.
Teen Time at Carlson
Teens and tweens age 10-18 and invited to come to the Dr. James Carlson Library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Each week will have a new activity or project to work on. Teens can work independently, with a group or just hang out.
First Tuesdays: STEM – We’ll work on fun STEM based projects including coding, Legos, puzzles or robotics.
Second Tuesdays: Arts & Crafts – Make a new item to take home with you. Painting, leather work, clay projects and more!
Third Tuesdays: Book Love – Let’s talk books! Be ready to chat about your current favorite books and series and go home with recommendations for what to read next!
Fourth Tuesdays: Wild Card – Fourth Tuesdays will have a random activity (science, craft, reading, games or art).
Snacks will be provided. Teen time will run January 14 through April 28. No registrations is required. Contact Bree at 701.476.5978 for more info.
Harry Potter's World Exhibit and Event Series
Read. Always. As part of this year’s Winter Read-A-Thon, the Fargo Public Library, in partnership with UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, will host the traveling exhibit Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine in Harry Potter's World. Provided by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine, this exceptional traveling exhibit will be on display at the downtown Main Library from Feb. 10 – March 21, 2020.
Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine. This exhibit explores the world of Harry Potter and its roots in Renaissance medicine, magic, and science. In addition, the library will provide six weeks of themed events for children, teens, and adults based on the magical world of Harry Potter!
Events in the series include:
• Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine in Harry Potter's World Exhibit Open House at the Main Library
Monday, Feb. 10 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stop by and check out this unique traveling exhibit provided by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine. Refreshments will be served.
• Harry Potter Party at the Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 15 – 1 to 3 p.m.
Open to kids of all ages; no registration is required.
• Great Science for Teens: Harry Potter Edition at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Thursday, Feb. 20 – 6 p.m.
Open to teens in grades 6–12. Pre-registration is required and opens Feb. 3. Register online or contact Bree at 701.476.5978 for details.
• Harry Potter Escape Rooms (for kids) at the Main Library.
Saturday, Feb. 22 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open to children in grades 1–6. Pre-registration is required and opens Jan. 22. Register online or call 701.241.1495.
• Herbology: Crafting Never-die Plants for the Home at the Main Library
Tuesday, Feb. 25 – 7 p.m.
Open to teens (ages 11–18) and adults. Pre-registration is required and opens Jan. 25. Register online or call Drea at 701.241.1472 for details.
• Herbology: Growing Easy Houseplants of the Muggle World at the Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 29 – 10 a.m.
Open to adults. Pre-registration is required and opens Jan. 29. Register online or call Drea at 701.241.1472 for details.
• Teen Crafts: Harry Potter Winged Key Mobile (2 sessions)
Monday, March 9 – 4 p.m. at the Main Library
Thursday, March 12 – 4 p.m. at the Northport Library
Open to teens ages 11–18. Pre-registration is required and opens Feb. 9. Register online or contact Sara W. at 701.241.1492 for details.
Y.A. Book Club
This is a quarterly book club designed for those ages 15-20. March's title is We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal. Snacks will be provided. No registration required. Contact Sara at 701.298.6960 for more info or to get a copy of the book.
Monday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. - Dr. James Carlson Library