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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.

Cozy Crafts

Join us for a 3-part craft series sure to warm you up during these cold winter months! Register online or call 241-1492 for more details.

Granny Squares
Experienced crocheters will teach you how to make granny squares. This versatile technique is easy to customize and can be the building block for scarves, afghans and more.
Program is for adults and teens. Crochet experience is helpful but not required. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens January 1.
Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Library
Saturday, Jan 17
at 2 p.m. at the Carlson Library
 
Arm Knitting
Who 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.  All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens January 15.
Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Library
Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. at the Carlson Library
 
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.
Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Library
Saturday, Feb. 21
, at 2 p.m. at the Carlson Library

Look to the Stars! Telescope Basics

telescopeIf you recently got a telescope or are considering getting one, this workshop at the Main Library on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., led by members the F-M Astronomy Club will teach the basics of how to use a telescope. Club members will be bringing their own telescopes to show the different types and how they work. You are welcome to bring your own telescope if you have questions about setting it up or using it. Weather permitting, a telescope will be set up outside to look at the moon. No registration is necessary.
 
The F-M Astronomy Club is an amateur astronomy club dedicated to helping people learn more about astronomy. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fmastronomy.

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 past. Registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492.

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. A complete listing of BeethovenFest events can be found at http://www.winterartsfest.org/.

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:
Jan. 11 & 25
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.