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Orphan Train

One Book, One Community 2014

Each year, the Fargo Public Library, Moorhead Public Library, and West Fargo Public Library team up to promote one book that the entire community reads together, a reading program called “One Book, One Community.”

By public vote, the title selected for the 2014 One Book, One Community reading project is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

Go to the One Book, One Community website to find out more!


Author Visit: Christina Baker Kline

On Wednesday, August 13, at 7 p.m. at The Stage at Island Park, Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train will read from and discuss her book. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the discussion.  

Upcycled Journals

If you want to preserve memories from travel, special events or just everyday life, a journal is a perfect way to do just that. Make your own using upcycled materials and an easy book binding technique. Program is recommended for adults. There are three sessions for this event: Journals

  • Tuesday, September 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Community Room 
  • Thursday, September 4, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library Community Room
  • Saturday, September 6, at 10 a.m. at the Carlson Community Room

Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492. This program is part of One Book, One Community 2014. For more information, contact Jenilee at 241-8123.

Orphan Train Book Discussion

Join us for a discussion of "Orphan Train" on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. at the Main Library. Even if you haven't finished the book, you are invited to join us for this event. Call 241-1492 for details. This program is part of One Book, One Community 2014.Renee picture

Orphan Train Historian

Join us for a presentation by Renee Wendinger, avid orphan train historian, starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23 at the downtown Main Library. Free and open to the public. This event is part of the 2014 One book, One Community reading project.



Kitchen Herb Garden

Make a mason jar garden to keep fresh herbs close and add style to a sunny windowsill. Program is recommended for adults. Join us at the Main Library on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. or at the Carlson Library on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492.

Checker Club

Adults and teens of all skill levels are invited to join the new Fargo Public Library Checker Club, beginning Tuesday, September 2. Facilitated by former ND State Checker Champion Neil Wenberg, meetings will include instruction as well as play time. Meetings will be held in the Fercho Room at the Main Library between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling 476-5978.

Canning & Food Preservation Today: It's Not Jar of PreservesNecessarily Like Your Grandma Used to Do

Join us for a session on food preservation and canning with Cass County and NDSU Extension Agent, Rita Ussatis starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9 at the Main Library. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492. For details, contact Drea at 241-1472.

What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon?

Passenger PigeonThe last passenger pigeon passed away at the Cincinnati Zoo 100 years ago on Sept. 1, 1914 and the species is now extinct. How did this happen? Find out at a special commemoration of the passenger pigeon being held in partnership with the Fargo-Moorhead Audubon Society at the Main Library on Tuesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. Learn the story behind the sad demise of these and other bird species, view the arts-based environmental film "The Lost Bird Project", and fold origami pigeons to contribute to the "Fold the Flock" initiative. All ages are welcome to this event. Call Cindy Mason at (701) 241-1495 for details.

Culture & Colors of Pakistan

pakistan flagJoin us, Tuesday, September 30, starting at 7 p.m. at the Main Library for a special presentation by Sania Usman Khan featuring the history and culture of Pakistan. This session will include images of the country along with a display of embroidered garments and textiles used as part of cultural celebrations and festivals. Light snacks and Kashmiri tea will be served.  This program is in partnership with Cultural Diversity Resources. For details, contact Diane Briggs at (701) 241-1492.

Jazz into Fall

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

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

Unraveled Crafters

Ball of yarnThe "Unraveled Crafters" will meet in the Carlson Branch's Community Room on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month (Sept - May) from 1 to 3 p.m. Upcoming dates include:
September 14 & 28
October 12 & 26
November 9 & 23
This is an informal, enthusiastic crafters group for novices and experts alike. If you are new to knitting or crocheting, we can teach you! All interested crafters are welcome. Contact Lori West at 476-5977 or email for details.