Fargo Public Library - Programs

Toddler Storytime (Winter 2019)
Age(s) 1-3
Children's Storytime
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
Register toddlers for storytime held in multiple-week sessions during the fall and winter. Registration for the Fall 2018 Storytime session (January 7 - April 10) begins December 1, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: No Storytime on Monday, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18

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 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.

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
1/7/2019 - 4/8/2019 Mondays 10:00 AM Main 15/60 Add to Cart
1/8/2019 - 4/9/2019 Tuesdays 10:00 AM Northport 17/60 Add to Cart
1/9/2019 - 4/10/2019 Wednesdays 10:00 AM Carlson 37/60 Add to Cart
Preschool Storytime (Winter 2019)
Age(s) 3-6
Children's Storytime
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
Register preschoolers for storytime held in multiple-week sessions during the fall and winter. Registration for the Fall 2018 Storytime session (January 7 - April 10) begins December 1, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: No Storytime on Monday, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18

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 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.

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
1/7/2019 - 4/8/2019 Mondays 11:00 AM Main 18/60 Add to Cart
1/8/2019 - 4/9/2019 Tuesdays 11:00 AM Northport 13/60 Add to Cart
1/9/2019 - 4/10/2019 Wednesdays 11:00 AM Carlson 25/60 Add to Cart
Family Storytime (Winter 2019)
Age(s) 1-6
Children's Storytime
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
Register children for storytime held in multiple-week sessions during the fall and winter. Registration for the Fall 2018 Storytime session (January 7 - April 10) begins December 1, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: No Storytime on Monday, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18

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 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.

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
1/7/2019 - 4/8/2019 Mondays 6:30 PM Main 17/60 Add to Cart
Northern Narratives Open Writing Session
Age(s) 13-Adult
Need some additional help with your "Northern Narratives" writing project? We are hosting several open writing sessions to assist you. Open writing sessions will be held on the following dates. All authors are encouraged to attend a workshop to have their piece reviewed by one of our handy proofreaders. Pre-registration is required and can be done here starting December 3.
Please Note: these sessions are for Teens (13+) & Adults.
Thursday, Dec. 27 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 – Dr. James Carlson Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 24 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9 – Dr. James Carlson Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Adult Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
1/24/2019 Thursday, January 24th 6:30 PM Northport Add to Cart
Cozy Crafts: Crocheted Drink Cozy
Age(s) Adult
Join us as we crochet reusable mug or cup cozies and embellish them. This class is great for those who want to learn or are beginner crocheters. All materials will be provided.
Adult Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
1/24/2019 Thursday, January 24th 6:30 PM Main Full
1/26/2019 Saturday, January 26th 2:00 PM Carlson Full
Behind the Books: A Library Tour(and Murder Mystery)
Age(s) 16-Adult
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the library? Be careful, you know what they say about curiosity & the cat!
Join library staff for a special, after-hours tour of the Main Library.
What could possibly go wrong? Probably nothing, right?!
Be ready to solve the mystery... should there be one. 
Pre-registration is required. This event is for ages 16 & older. Participants must arrive promptly for security reasons. Questions? Call 701.241.1492
Adult Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
1/25/2019 Friday, January 25th 6:00 PM Main 5/10 Add to Cart
1/25/2019 Friday, January 25th 7:15 PM Main 9/10 Add to Cart
Tea Tasting
Age(s) 1-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.
Adult Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
1/26/2019 Saturday, January 26th 10:00 AM Carlson Add to Cart
Cozy Crafts: Sassy Cross Stitch
Age(s) Adult
Have you seen a sassy cross stitch on Pinterest or Etsy and thought: "I could probably do that"? Come learn the basics of cross stitch and start your own project.
Adult Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
2/7/2019 Thursday, February 7th 6:30 PM Northport 11/12 Add to Cart
2/9/2019 Saturday, February 9th 2:00 PM Carlson Full
Northern Narratives Open Writing Session
Age(s) 13-Adult
Need some additional help with your "Northern Narratives" writing project? We are hosting several open writing sessions to assist you. Open writing sessions will be held on the following dates. All authors are encouraged to attend a workshop to have their piece reviewed by one of our handy proofreaders. Pre-registration is required and can be done here starting December 3.
Please Note: these sessions are for Teens (13+) & Adults.
Thursday, Dec. 27 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 – Dr. James Carlson Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 24 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9 – Dr. James Carlson Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Adult Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
2/9/2019 Saturday, February 9th 11:00 AM Carlson Add to Cart
Valentine’s Party/Anti-Valentines Party for Teens
Age(s) 11-17
Are you a lover or a loner? Are you into sweets, rom-coms, and valentine’s gifts or would you rather wear black, be snarky, and eat chips and dip? Maybe you’re somewhere in-between. Come celebrate with like-minded tweens and teens at our Valentines and Anti-Valentines festivities. Watch a romance or an action movie, eat sweets or eat savories, work on a valentine’s craft for someone special or a special, gloomy craft just for you. Pre-registration required. Register online or call 701.241.8295 for more info.
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
2/12/2019 Tuesday, February 12th 4:00 PM Main 2/12 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
2/14/2019 Thursday, February 14th 11:00 AM Carlson Full
2/14/2019 Thursday, February 14th 6:30 PM Main 11/12 Add to Cart
2/15/2019 Friday, February 15th 11:00 AM Main Full
Nerf Challenge
Age(s) 10-17
It’s time to beat cabin fever and test your nerf skills. Precision/accuracy practice, strategy, and finally a nerf showdown. Pre-registration required. Register online or call 701.241.8295 for more info
Date Day Time Location Registrations
2/19/2019 Tuesday, February 19th 4:00 PM Carlson 3/10 Add to Cart
2/21/2019 Thursday, February 21st 4:00 PM Main 0/10 Add to Cart
Northern Narratives Open Writing Session
Age(s) 13-Adult
Need some additional help with your "Northern Narratives" writing project? We are hosting several open writing sessions to assist you. Open writing sessions will be held on the following dates. All authors are encouraged to attend a workshop to have their piece reviewed by one of our handy proofreaders. Pre-registration is required and can be done here starting December 3.
Please Note: these sessions are for Teens (13+) & Adults.
Thursday, Dec. 27 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 – Dr. James Carlson Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 24 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9 – Dr. James Carlson Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21 – Northport Library Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Adult Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
2/21/2019 Thursday, February 21st 6:30 PM Northport Add to Cart