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snowman in blueWinter Read-a-Thon

Adults, teens and kids are invited to read for prizes during the library's Winter Read-A-Thon event which runs Jan. 5 - Feb. 28. Book logs are due on or before Saturday, Feb. 28, to be eligible for prizes and prize drawings. Stop by any library location for details starting Monday, Jan. 5 or call 241-1472 for details.

BeethovenFest at the Fargo Public Library!

BeethovenFest is a community-wide arts celebration. A complete listing of BeethovenFest events can be found at www.winterartsfest.org.

"Muss Es Sein"

Muss Es Sein" is a little secret between the silences. "Muss Es Sein" is a response to the work of Beethoven that steps away from the expected: no orchestra, no conductor, no stage. Rather than present the established work of Beethoven, Colin Holter, Jessica Narum, Chelsea Pace, and an ensemble of artists have created a new, environmental sonic performance with movement that draws on Beethoven's work as an improviser and innovator. "Muss Es Sein" is meant to be experienced as much as it is meant to be listened to. Come visit for a minute or for an hour and meet the work and spirit of Beethoven in a new way. For details of this live performance at the Library contact Lori West at lwest@cityoffargo.com.
Performances are set at the downtown Main Library on the following dates and times:

Friday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Concert: Beethoven Trio

On Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Main Library Community Room, celebrate your love of Beethoven with a Valentine’s Day concert! The Beethoven Trio features Bill Comita, cello; Cecilia Kang, clarinet; and Tyler Wottrich, piano. They will perform the Beethoven Clarinet Trio Op. 11, plus Bill and Tyler will perform a Beethoven cello sonata. This free concert is part of the community’s BeethovenFest.

Cozy Crafts

Paper Piecing
Come and learn a quilting technique that has been used since the late 18th Century. English Paper Piecing is a method where the fabric is basted over pre-cut shapes then sewn together using a basic whipstitch. 
Program is recommended for adults and teens. Sewing experience is helpful but not required. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens February 5. Register online or call 241-1492.
Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Library
Saturday, Feb. 21
, at 2 p.m. at the Carlson Library

Valentine Fortune Cookies

Felt FortuneSay "I love you" with a personalized twist on a classic takeout treat. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., at the Main Library. Unlike real fortune cookies, these fabric versions will stay fresh for ages, allowing loved ones to savor your sweet messages long after February 14th has passed. Registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492.

Darwin Day event @ Main: The Evolution of Cats & Dogs

Dr. Ned Dochtermann, assistant professor in the Biological Sciences Department at NDSU, will join us for an engaging talk about the evolution of cat and dogs on Tuesday, Feb. 10, starting 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Join us for a fascinating presentation; most appropriate for ages 12 and up. Call 241-1492 for details.
 

Investing for All Ages

Would you like to introduce your kids or grandkids to investing, but are not sure how to go about it? In February, the library is hosting a 3-part series titled “Investing for All Ages” at the downtown Main Library. Attendees will get expert advice on how to set up a College SAVE Plan to help parents and grandparents save for college. Participants will also learn how to access free resources at the library to help better keep track of investments and tips on ways to introduce saving and investing concepts to kids and grandkids.  Topics for the series are as follows:

  • Sunday, Feb. 8 – Main Library at 2 p.m.
    Topic: College SAVE Plan presented by James Barnhardt from the Bank of North Dakota
  • Sunday, Feb. 15 – Main Library at 2 p.m.
    Topic: Informed Investing for Kids & Grandkids
  • Sunday, Feb. 22 – Main Library at 2 p.m.
    Topic: Fargo Public Library Investing Resources – Print and Online

Contact the Main Library Information Desk or Librarian Diane Briggs at (701) 241-1492 for details.

Unraveled Crafters

Ball of yarnThe "Unraveled Crafters" will meet in the Dr. James Carlson Community Room on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month (Sept - May) from 1 to 3 p.m.

Upcoming dates include:
Feb. 8 & 22
Mar. 8 & 22
Apr. 12 & 26
May 10


This is an informal, enthusiastic crafters group for novices and experts alike. If you are new to knitting or crocheting, we can teach you! For novice knitters, bring some worsted weight yarn (size 4 medium weight) and size 7, 8 or 9 knitting needles. For novice crocheters, bring some worsted weight yarn (size 4 medium weight) and one size I, J or K crochet hook. All interested crafters are welcome. Contact Lori West at 476-5977 or email lwest@cityoffargo.com for details.