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Winter Read-A-Thon Starts January 4

snowman readingPut an end to those winter blahs and warm up with some good books during the library’s annual Winter Read-A-Thon reading program for kids, teens and adults. With events and reading opportunities for readers of all ages, the winter reading program can add a little excitement, adventure and mystery to dreary winter days; plus, it also provides opportunities to win prizes for reading books.

Adults who want to participate should stop by any Fargo Public Library location beginning Monday, Jan. 4, and pick up an adult book log. Book logs are also available online and can be printed at home. All readers are encouraged to read to earn chances to enter prize drawings. Book logs are due on or before Sunday, Feb. 28, to be eligible for prizes and prize drawings. Prize drawings will be held in early March. 

Shakespeare Sonnet Slam

Shakespeare Black and WhiteBrush up your Shakespeare and pick up a few lines in time to start quoting him for Valentine’s Day as we read through all of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Fans of the Bard can expect special guest readers as well as group read-alongs, refreshments and a sonnet craft to work on while you listen. Questions? Call Sarah at 241-8295.
This event is part of the ShakespearFest event series.
Sunday, Jan 31 at the Main Library at 2 p.m.

Darwin Day: Human Evolution

There have been new developments in the paleo record of early hominids with regard to evolution. Join us when Dr. Seth Quintus from NDSU's Departments of Geosciences, Sociology and Anthropology stops by to share some of the new findings, as well as some of the common misconceptions in regards to our hominid ancesters. Join us for an engaging talk about the evolution of humans. A fascinating presentation, this event is most appropriate for ages 12 and up. Call 241-1492 for details.
Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Main Library at 7 p.m.


Crafts

Votive Candles

Give a votive candle a whole new life by adding some color and embellishments; for teens (ages 11+) and adults. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Jan. 4. Register online or call 476-5978 for details.
Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Northport Library at 10 a.m.

Arm Knitting

Knit CowlWho needs needles? Learn the basics of arm knitting and complete your own soft and chunky cowl in as little as 30 minutes. Program is for adults and teens. Knitting experience helpful but not required.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Jan. 11. All materials will be provided. Register online or call 241-1492 for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library
Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library

Marbling

Learn two techniques using clay and paper to get a marbled effect. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Jan. 24. Register online or call Jenilee at 241-8123 for more information.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library

Home Spa Bath Fizzies & Soap

Bath FizziesRejuvenate your spirit and your skin by using common household items to make your own soap and bath fizzies. For teens (ages 11+) and adults. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens February 1. Register online or call 476-5978 for details.
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Main Library

Unraveled Crafters

Ball of YarnThis is the place for knitters, crocheters, and other fiber lovers of all skill levels to gather. Bring along your projects to work on and projects to show off. Beginners to experienced crafters are welcome to join and no registration is required! For more information, contact Lori at 476-5977 or lwest@cityoffargo.com. If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet, please bring along:
Worsted weight yarn (size 4 medium weight)
Crochet hook (size H, I or J)
Knitting needles (size 7 or 8)

Sundays – Dr. James Carlson Library at 1-3 p.m. 
Jan. 10 and 24
Feb. 14 and 28
Mar. 13 and 27