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Fargo Public Library- Adult Services

Chocolate: Dip, Draw & Paint!

ChocolateDo you love chocolate? Come learn 3 techniques for creating chocolate accents you can use this holiday season! Two sessions are planned for Saturday, Nov. 15; the first is at the Carlson Library at 10 a.m.; a 2nd session is set for the Northport Library at 1 p.m. This class is recommended for adults and crafty teens. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Register online or contact 241-1492. For details, contact Jenilee at 241-8123.

 

The Dust Bowl in the Northern Great Plains:

Professor Steve Hoffbeck will present an illustrated talk about the drought, dust storms, and heat waves in the Upper Midwest during the 1930s on Tuesday, Nov. 18 starting at 7 p.m. in the community room at the downtown Main Library. Hoffbeck, MSU Moorhead History Department, has taught and written about the suffering of Midwesterners during the Great Depression and the lost tales of the era. Hoffbeck is the author of "The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families", winner of a Minnesota Book Award; and writes regularly for the "Dakota Datebook" program on Prairie Public Radio. For details contact Lori West at 701-476-5977 or lwest@cityoffargo.com
This program in being held in conjunction with the "Dust Drought and Dreams Gone Dry" traveling exhibit at NDSU this fall.

Papercraft Holiday

Christmas CraftsTake a break from your busy holiday schedule and join us for some festive fun at the 3rd annual Papercraft Holiday events on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Carlson Library. Try your hand at making a variety of boxes, bows, cards and other easy paper creations. Cookies and cider will be served. Program is intended for adults, but is open to interested crafty teens. All materials will be provided, while supplies last. No registration required. For details, contact Jenilee at 241-8123.

Intro to Lefse

Plate of lefseHands-on lefse-making sessions for beginners on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Carlson Library or Saturday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Main Library or Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Northport Library. Bring your own apron; all other materials will be provided. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Register online or call the Main Library Information Desk at 241-1492. Registration opens Nov. 20. 

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Quest for Middle Earth

Have your very own Middle Earth adventure! A scavenger hunt filled with tricksy riddles and games will lead you through the library on a quest full of monsters and Tolkien’s magic on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Elevenses will be served. Teens, adults and families are welcome! No registration required. Contact Jenilee at 241-8123 for more information.

 

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:
Nov. 9 & 23
Dec. 14
(only December session)
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.