Fargo Public Library - Programs

Toddler Storytime (Fall 2018)
Age(s) 1-3
The Fargo Public Library has several storytimes available for families and caregivers where staff share their love of books and reinforce early literacy skills. Through the use of age-appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays in a group setting, staff also help parents and caregivers learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read.

Toddler Storytimes are for children 18 months to 3 years of age. During the toddler storytime sessions, parents/guardians are required to sit with their children in the storytime area. Toddler Storytimes are generally 20 minutes in length.

Large group space is limited. Daycares and groups of five or more children need to call Children's Services at 701.241.1495 to register.

Basic Storytime Guidelines

Please note that all storytimes start promptly on schedule. Be sure to allow extra time for parking and getting nametags.
Please honor age limits for each storytime.
Please refrain from bringing food and beverage into storytime.
If children in your care become disruptive, please remove them until they are comfortable and ready to listen.
For more information about any of our storytimes, call 701.241.1495.
Child Program
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/10/2018 - 12/10/2018 Mondays 10:00 AM Main 39/60 Add to Cart
9/11/2018 - 12/11/2018 Tuesdays 10:00 AM Northport 10/60 Add to Cart
9/12/2018 - 12/12/2018 Wednesdays 10:00 AM Carlson Full
Preschool Storytime (Fall 2018)
Age(s) 3-6
The Fargo Public Library has several storytimes available for families and caregivers where staff share their love of books and reinforce early literacy skills. Through the use of age-appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays in a group setting, staff also help parents and caregivers learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read.

Preschool Storytimes are open to children age 3 or older. Children turning 3 during the current session may also register. During the preschool storytime sessions, parents/guardians are required to remain in the library building. Parents are not required to sit with their children the entire time and may browse the collection if the children are comfortable with the parent doing so.
Preschool Storytimes are generally 30 minutes in length.

Large group space is limited. Daycares and groups of five or more children need to call Children's Services at 701.241.1495 to register.

Basic Storytime Guidelines

Please note that all storytimes start promptly on schedule. Be sure to allow extra time for parking and getting nametags.
Please honor age limits for each storytime.
Please refrain from bringing food and beverage into storytime.
If children in your care become disruptive, please remove them until they are comfortable and ready to listen.
For more information about any of our storytimes, call 701.241.1495.
Child Program
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/10/2018 - 12/10/2018 Mondays 11:00 AM Main 26/60 Add to Cart
9/11/2018 - 12/11/2018 Tuesdays 11:00 AM Northport 13/60 Add to Cart
9/12/2018 - 12/12/2018 Wednesdays 11:00 AM Carlson 29/60 Add to Cart
Family Storytime (Fall 2018)
Age(s) 1-6
The Fargo Public Library has several storytimes available for families and caregivers where staff share their love of books and reinforce early literacy skills. Through the use of age-appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays in a group setting, staff also help parents and caregivers learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read.

Family Storytimes are open to children age 18 months or older. Family Storytimes are generally 30 minutes in length.

Large group space is limited. Daycares and groups of five or more children need to call Children's Services at 701.241.1495 to register.

Basic Storytime Guidelines

Please note that all storytimes start promptly on schedule. Be sure to allow extra time for parking and getting nametags.
Please honor age limits for each storytime.
Please refrain from bringing food and beverage into storytime.
If children in your care become disruptive, please remove them until they are comfortable and ready to listen.
For more information about any of our storytimes, call 701.241.1495.
Child Program
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/10/2018 - 12/10/2018 Mondays 6:30 PM Main 33/60 Add to Cart
Cooking Made Easy for Teens
Age(s) 13-Adult

Move beyond mac & cheese and learn how to make healthy, filling meals using your microwave and Instant Pot. In this class you learn the basics of microwave and Instant Pot cooking, sample a few dishes and take home some delicious, easy to make recipes. Open to teens and new adults (ages 13-24). All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Register online or call 701.476.5978 for more info. Registration opens October 29.
Thursday, November 15 at 6 p.m. at the Northport Library
Adult Craft
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/15/2018 Thursday, November 15th 6:00 PM Northport 5/12 Add to Cart
Book Page Fall Wreaths
Age(s) 16-Adult
Join us as we make fall wreaths using recycled book pages. All supplies will be provided. Program is recommended for adults.
Adult Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/17/2018 Saturday, November 17th 10:00 AM Northport 8/12 Add to Cart
11/18/2018 Sunday, November 18th 2:00 PM Carlson Full
Harry Potter Spell Books
Age(s) 13-Adult
Join us for a Harry Potter Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1 for a day full of magic and mayhem! You won’t need to sneak into the Restricted Section of the library to find a Transfiguration or Potions spell after you create an ornate spell book.
Adult Craft
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 11:00 AM Main 7/24 Add to Cart
Harry Potter Craft for Kids: Hogwarts House Felt Neck Ties
Age(s) 1-12
Harry Potter Craft for Kids: Hogwarts House Felt Neck Ties

A magical Harry Potter themed Hogwarts House Ties craft will be available for children up to age 12 at 11 a.m.

All materials will be provided, but pre-registration is required for the craft.
Child Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 11:00 AM Main 15/24 Add to Cart
Harry Potter Escape Room for Kids
Age(s) 6-8
Harry Potter Escape Room for Kids

Are you clever like a Ravenclaw? Brave like a Gryffindor? Cunning like a Slytherin? Or are you wonderfully patient like a Hufflepuff? You’ll need all of these traits to break out of the Harry Potter Escape Room at the library! This program is modeled after the popular Escape Room concept, and will be for children ages 6-8.

Pre-register for the Escape Room to test your wits and may the best wizard win! To escape the library you must be ages 6-8 and need to pre-register. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINS PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION.

Saturday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. This session is for children ages 6 - 8.
Child Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 12:00 PM Main Full
Harry Potter Escape Room for Teens
Age(s) 12-17
Harry Potter Escape Room for Teens

As part of Harry Potter Celebration Day, teens are invited to participate in a special Harry Potter themed Escape Room challenge. Open to teens in grades 7-12. All materials provided. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, December 1 at 12, 1, and 2 p.m. at the Main Library
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 12:00 PM Main 7/10 Add to Cart
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 1:00 PM Main 6/10 Add to Cart
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 2:00 PM Main 2/10 Add to Cart
Harry Potter Escape Room for Kids
Age(s) 8-10
Harry Potter Escape Room for Kids

Are you clever like a Ravenclaw? Brave like a Gryffindor? Cunning like a Slytherin? Or are you wonderfully patient like a Hufflepuff? You’ll need all of these traits to break out of the Harry Potter Escape Room at the library! This program is modeled after the popular Escape Room concept, and will be for children ages 8-10.

Pre-register for the Escape Room to test your wits and may the best wizard win! To escape the library you must be ages 8-10 and need to pre-register. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINS PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION.

Saturday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. This session is for children ages 8 - 10.

Child Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 1:00 PM Main Full
Harry Potter Magic Wands
Age(s) 13-Adult
Join us for a Harry Potter Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1 for a day full of magic and mayhem! Have you ever wanted your own wand just like Harry Potter's? Well, now is your chance! Design and make your very own unique and magical wand and Wingardium Leviosa!
Adult Craft
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 1:00 PM Main 15/24 Add to Cart
Harry Potter Escape Room for Kids
Age(s) 9-12
Harry Potter Escape Room for Kids

Are you clever like a Ravenclaw? Brave like a Gryffindor? Cunning like a Slytherin? Or are you wonderfully patient like a Hufflepuff? You’ll need all of these traits to break out of the Harry Potter Escape Room at the library! This program is modeled after the popular Escape Room concept, and will be for children ages 9-12.

Pre-register for the Escape Room to test your wits and may the best wizard win! To escape the library you must be ages 9-12 and need to pre-register. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINS PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION.

Saturday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. This session is for children ages 9 - 12.
Child Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 2:00 PM Main 7/10 Add to Cart
Harry Potter Craft for Kids: Mandrake Pots
Age(s) 6-12
Harry Potter Craft for Kids: Mandrake Pots

A magical Harry Potter themed Mandrake Pot craft will be available for children ages 6 -12 at 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.

All materials will be provided, but pre-registration is required for the craft.
Child Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 3:00 PM Main 17/24 Add to Cart
12/1/2018 Saturday, December 1st 4:00 PM Main 1/24 Add to Cart
Little Squirt Science
Age(s) 3-5
Preschoolers ages 3-5 can learn about their world each month through activities and stories that provide a little knowledge and a lot of fun! Sessions take place during the second week of each month from Sept. through April, and require registration each month.

Space is limited to 12 children per session. Children must be at least 3 years old by the time of the scheduled session and not older than 5. If you are unable to attend a session for which you've registered, please call 701-241-1495 so that we may open up the spot for another child.
Child Program
Science
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/13/2018 Thursday, December 13th 11:00 AM Carlson 7/12 Add to Cart
12/13/2018 Thursday, December 13th 6:30 PM Main 3/12 Add to Cart
12/14/2018 Friday, December 14th 11:00 AM Main 7/12 Add to Cart