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Toddler Storytime (Fall 2016)
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 Storytime:
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.

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 241-1495.
Storytime
Date Description Time Location Registrations
9/12/2016 - 12/12/2016 Mondays 10:00 AM Main Add to Cart
9/13/2016 - 12/13/2016 Tuesdays 10:00 AM Northport Add to Cart
9/14/2016 - 12/14/2016 Wednesdays 10:00 AM Carlson Full
Preschool Storytime (Fall 2016)
Age(s) 3-5
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 Storytime:
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.

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 241-1495.
Child Program
Storytime
Date Description Time Location Registrations
9/12/2016 - 12/12/2016 Mondays 11:00 AM Main Add to Cart
9/13/2016 - 12/13/2016 Tuesdays 11:00 AM Northport Add to Cart
9/14/2016 - 12/14/2016 Wednesdays 11:00 AM Carlson Add to Cart
Family Storytime (Fall 2016)
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 Storytime:
Family Storytimes are for children 18 months and older.
During the family storytime sessions, parents/guardians are requested to sit with their children in the storytime area.
Family 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.

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 241-1495.
Child Program
Storytime
Date Description Time Location Registrations
9/12/2016 - 12/12/2016 Mondays 6:30 PM Main Add to Cart
Intro to Lefse
Age(s) 15-Adult
Never made lefse before? Not sure what it is? Join us for an introduction to the lefse-making basics. You'll get to make a few pieces of this Scandinavian delicacy and try out some different toppings. Call 701-241-1492 with questions.
Adult Craft
Child Craft
Date Description Time Location Registrations
12/3/2016 Saturday, December 3rd 2:00 PM Main Full
Needle-Felted Ornament
Age(s) Adult
Learn the basics of needle felting while creating a holiday ornament. Embellish with beads as desired. Program is recommended for adults and hand sewing skills are helpful. All materials provided. Registration is required. Contact Lori at lwest@cityoffargo.com for more details.
Adult Craft
Date Description Time Location Registrations
12/4/2016 Sunday, December 4th 1:00 PM Carlson 7/8 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 Description Time Location Registrations
12/8/2016 Thursday, December 8th 11:00 AM Carlson Full
12/8/2016 Thursday, December 8th 6:30 PM Main 11/12 Add to Cart
12/9/2016 Friday, December 9th 11:00 AM Main Full
Teen: Gingerbread Houses
Age(s) 11-17
Gingerbread Houses

Teens can decorate and eat their own gingerbread house in our annual gingerbread house program! Ages 11-18. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Registration opens December 1. Register online or call 476-5978 for details.
Tuesday, December 13 at 4 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Thursday, December 15 at 4 p.m. at the Northport Library
Teen Craft
Date Description Time Location Registrations
12/13/2016 Tuesday, December 13th 4:00 PM Carlson 1/15 Add to Cart
12/15/2016 Thursday, December 15th 4:00 PM Northport 1/15 Add to Cart
Intro to DSLR Photography 1: Auto Mode Functions
Age(s) 16-Adult
Intro to DSLR Photography 1: Auto Mode Functions
Learn how to take better pictures while in AUTO mode and why you want to use your advanced auto settings. Instructor Bob Splichal, a self-taught advanced photographer, will cover shutter speeds, ISO settings, apertures, basic composition, and how to get better pictures if you just want to stay in auto mode. His use of example photos makes the concepts easy to understand. Please bring your camera and its manual to the class.
Date Description Time Location Registrations
12/13/2016 Tuesday, December 13th 6:30 PM Main 3/20 Add to Cart
Intro to DSLR Photography 2: Compose Great Pictures
Age(s) 16-Adult
Intro to DSLR Photography 2: Compose Great Pictures
This session includes a recap of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, in addition to learn the how's and why's of creating great photos. Instructor Bob Splichal will also discuss memory cards, LCD screens, battery usage, e-mailing and printing photos. Please bring your camera and its manual to the class.
Date Description Time Location Registrations
12/14/2016 Wednesday, December 14th 6:30 PM Main 2/20 Add to Cart
Family Fun Gingerbread Houses
Age(s) 4-10
We are celebrating winter and the season by decorating gingerbread houses. Bring your imagination and get ready to get gooey and sticky with a grown-up. Recommended for ages 4-10. All materials will be provided.
Child Craft
Child Program
Date Description Time Location Registrations
12/17/2016 Saturday, December 17th 11:00 AM Main Full
Christmas Vacation Drive-in Movie
Age(s) 3-9
Drive-in movie night at the library is back for Christmas vacation! This time around, you will build your own cardboard-box sleigh, park it in the perfect spot, and enjoy Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Popcorn and hot cocoa will be served to keep you toasty and warm. This program will be best enjoyed by children aged 3-9.
Child Program
Date Description Time Location Registrations
12/28/2016 Wednesday, December 28th 6:00 PM Main 4/25 Add to Cart
LEGO Mania Design Contest for Teens & Adults
Age(s) 1-Adult
LEGOs are no longer just for kids - and neither are Fargo Public Library LEGO Mania Design Contests! LEGO enthusiasts age 13 and older are invited to join us on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Main Library for this fun, friendly competition. Creations must be completed at home and brought to the library between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Judges will announce the winners at 8 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at that time. Pre-registration is required. Please see all rules and guidelines on the website at www.fargolibrary.org beginning Dec. 1. Get those creative juices flowing…because why should kids have all the fun?
Date Description Time Location Registrations
12/29/2016 Thursday, December 29th 6:30 PM Main Add to Cart
Toddler Storytime (Winter 2017)
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.

Registration-only storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers are held in multiple-week sessions during the fall and winter. Registration for the Winter 2017 Storytime session (January - April) begins December 1.

Basic 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 241-1495.
Storytime
Date Description Time Location Registrations
1/9/2017 - 4/10/2017 Mondays 10:00 AM Main 1/60 Add to Cart
1/10/2017 - 4/11/2017 Tuesdays 10:00 AM Northport 1/60 Add to Cart
1/11/2017 - 4/12/2017 Wednesdays 10:00 AM Carlson 2/60 Add to Cart
Preschool Storytime (Winter 2017)
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.

Registration-only storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers are held in multiple-week sessions during the fall and winter. Registration for the Winter 2017 Storytime session (January - April) begins December 1.

Basic 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 241-1495.
Storytime
Date Description Time Location Registrations
1/9/2017 - 4/10/2017 Mondays 11:00 AM Main 0/60 Add to Cart
1/10/2017 - 4/11/2017 Tuesdays 11:00 AM Northport 0/60 Add to Cart
1/11/2017 - 4/12/2017 Wednesdays 11:00 AM Carlson 2/60 Add to Cart
Family Storytime (Winter 2017)
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.

Registration-only storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers are held in multiple-week sessions during the fall and winter. Registration for the Winter 2017 Storytime session (January - April) begins December 1.

Basic 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 241-1495.
Storytime
Date Description Time Location Registrations
1/9/2017 - 4/10/2017 Mondays 6:30 PM Main 2/60 Add to Cart
Bone Family Picnic
Age(s) 9-17
Do you love the Bone cousins’ adventures and want to experience them with other fans? Whether you’re just starting to read Jeff Smith’s Bone series or have read them all, join us for activities, crafts, and snacks related to the books. No prune tarts, we promise! Grades 4-12.
Date Description Time Location Registrations
1/21/2017 Saturday, January 21st 2:00 PM Carlson 1/20 Add to Cart