Fargo Public Library - Programs

Toddler Storytime (Fall 2019)
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. View storytime tips for parents and guardians to make sure children get the most out of a storytime session.

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.

Be sure to pick up a Storytime Punch Card. Children who attend 10 storytimes earn a free book!
Child Program
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Mondays 10:00 AM Main 22/60 Add to Cart
9/10/2019 - 12/10/2019 Tuesdays 10:00 AM Northport 11/60 Add to Cart
9/11/2019 - 12/11/2019 Wednesdays 10:00 AM Carlson 36/60 Add to Cart
Preschool Storytime (Fall 2019)
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. View storytime tips for parents and guardians to make sure children get the most out of a storytime session.

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.

Be sure to pick up a Storytime Punch Card. Children who attend 10 storytimes earn a free book!
Child Program
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Mondays 11:00 AM Main 25/60 Add to Cart
9/10/2019 - 12/10/2019 Tuesdays 11:00 AM Northport 4/60 Add to Cart
9/11/2019 - 12/11/2019 Wednesdays 11:00 AM Carlson 34/60 Add to Cart
Family Storytime (Fall 2019)
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 and older.

During the family storytime sessions, parents/guardians are required to sit with their children in the storytime area. View storytime tips for parents and guardians to make sure children get the most out of a storytime session.

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.

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.

Be sure to pick up a Storytime Punch Card. Children who attend 10 storytimes earn a free book!
Child Program
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Mondays 6:30 PM Main 21/60 Add to Cart
Teen: Leather Bookmarks
Age(s) 11-17

Design your own stamped leather bookmark using special mallets and stamps. Grades 6-12. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Registration opens September 10. Register at www.fargolibrary.org/teen or call 476-5978 for details.
Tuesday, September 24 at 4 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Thursday, September 26 at 4 p.m. at the Northport Library
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/24/2019 Tuesday, September 24th 4:00 PM Carlson 2/16 Add to Cart
9/26/2019 Thursday, September 26th 4:00 PM Northport 0/16 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 last Friday and Saturday of each month from Sept. through April.

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.

Please note: 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
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/27/2019 Friday, September 27th 11:00 AM Main 10/12 Add to Cart
9/28/2019 Saturday, September 28th 11:00 AM Carlson Full
Teen: Frankentoys and Stuffed Animal Taxidermy
Age(s) 10-17
Wreck old toys to make your monstrous or delightful creation. All materials provided, all you need is your creativity and an aura of destruction. Ages 10-17. Pre-registration required. Register online or call 701.241.8295 for more info.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3 – Northport Library at 4 p.m.

Child Craft
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
10/1/2019 Tuesday, October 1st 4:00 PM Carlson 3/12 Add to Cart
10/3/2019 Thursday, October 3rd 4:00 PM Northport 0/12 Add to Cart
Night Photography
Age(s) Adult
Do you find taking photos at night challenging? Join Bob Splichal, a self-taught, advanced photographer for a Night Photography class. This class will familiarize you with long shutter speeds, light painting, streaking lights, star and moon photos and more. This class is for the advanced photographer. Students must be familiar with the exposure triangle concepts of shutter speed, ISO and aperture, and have experience shooting in the program modes. Students will be shooting in the manual mode. The class will consist of a 60-minute lecture at the downtown Fargo Public Library Community Room and a 90-minute photo shoot on Broadway centered around the Fargo Theatre. A tripod and shutter release are necessary. Registration opens September 9.
Adult Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
10/2/2019 Wednesday, October 2nd 6:00 PM Main Full
Tea Tasting
Age(s) Adult
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. Contact Katrina at 701.241.1494 with any questions.
Adult Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
10/5/2019 Saturday, October 5th 10:00 AM Carlson 9/20 Add to Cart
Physics of Flight
Age(s) 9-12
Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to investigate the science involved in flight and see how form affects function at this program led by staff from the Concordia Science Academy. This event will take place at the Main Library on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Child Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
10/8/2019 Tuesday, October 8th 6:30 PM Carlson 1/24 Add to Cart
Teen: Lego Ornaments
Age(s) 10-17

We’ll provide all the materials necessary to make a festive and fun holiday ornament from Legos. Ages 10-18. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Register online or call 701.476.5978 for more info.
Tuesday, November 19 - Dr. James Carlson Library at 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 21 - Northport Library at 4 p.m.
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/19/2019 Tuesday, November 19th 4:00 PM Carlson 0/16 Add to Cart
11/21/2019 Thursday, November 21st 4:00 PM Northport 0/16 Add to Cart
Trivia at the Library: Disney Edition (Adults and Teens)
Age(s) 13-Adult
Have you and your team seen every Disney movie? Do you know all the theme songs? Then for the first time in forever, join us under the sea, and before the stroke of midnight to test your knowledge! We’ll provide the snacks and nostalgia.

Groups and individuals are welcome and pre-registration is requested but not required. Contact Amber at 701.241.1495 with any questions. This session is open to adults and teens.
Adult Program
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/26/2019 Tuesday, November 26th 6:30 PM Main Add to Cart
Trivia at the Library: Disney Edition (Family)
Age(s) 6-Adult
Have you and your team seen every Disney movie? Do you know all the theme songs? Then for the first time in forever, join us under the sea, and before the stroke of midnight to test your knowledge! We’ll provide the snacks and nostalgia.

Groups and individuals are welcome and pre-registration is requested but not required. This session is open to families with children ages 6 and up.
Adult Program
Child Program
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/29/2019 Friday, November 29th 2:00 PM Main Add to Cart