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Fargo Public Library- Adult Services

Sulfa: the Drug that Changed the World?

Sulfa moleculeSulfa (a.k.a. Prontosil) might seem like a simple molecule but as the world’s first antibiotic drug, this ‘magic bullet’ has saved immeasurable lives and is one of the key developments in the era of modern medicine. On Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, join Dr. Graeme R. A. Wyllie of the Concordia College Chemistry Dept. as he describes the history of the discovery of this miracle drug by German chemist Gerhard Domagk in 1932, and shares some of the science behind sulfa and other sulfa drugs. Contact Lori West at

Jazz into Fall

Free concerts on Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. For more details call 241-1492.

  • Allen Cartet Quintet - Sunday, October 5
  • Mary Marshall Trio - Sunday, October 12
  • Harley Sommerfeld Quartet - Sunday, October 19
  • Kathie Brekke & 42nd Street - Sunday, October 26

Friendship Bracelets

Share some time with an extra special friend or family member and learn the basics of tying friendship bracelets at the Fargo Public Library. Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library or Saturday, October 25 at 10 a.m. at the Main Library. Instruction will include the basic half-hitch knot and 2 different patterns. This program is most appropriate for school age children (with an adult), teens, and adults. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 241-1495.

"Don't Look Behind You!" Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups Pumpkins

Don’t open the door. Don’t answer the phone. But do come to the downtown Fargo Public Library for the annual Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups. Starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 at the Main Library, we’ll be scaring up some surprises, along with readings of classic and original tales. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public, but it is recommended for ages 12 and over. Contact Karen at 241-1472 with questions.

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:
October 12 & 26
November 9 & 23
December 14

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 for details.