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Fargo Public Library- Adult Services

Intro to DSLR Photography 1: Auto Mode Functions

Learn how to take better pictures while in AUTO mode and why you want to use your advanced auto settings. Instructor Bob Splichal, a self-taught advanced photographer, will cover shutter speeds, ISO settings, apertures, basic composition, and how to get better pictures if you just want to stay in auto mode. His use of example photos makes the concepts easy to understand. Please bring your DSLR camera and its manual to the class. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Register onlineor call 241-1492.
Monday, April 18, at the Main Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Intro to DSLR Photography 2: Compose Great Pictures

This session includes a recap of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, in addition to learn the how's and why's of creating great photos. Instructor Bob Splichal will also discuss memory cards, LCD screens, battery usage, e-mailing and printing photos. Please bring your DSLR camera and its manual to the class. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Register online or call 241-1492.
Monday, April 25, at the Main Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Jazz! ConcertsMusic Notes

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a global celebration to advance recognition of jazz as America’s original music. Join us as we celebrate this dynamic genre of music with two Saturday afternoon concerts, featuring the NDSU Faculty Jazztet and NDSU Student Group. These concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Lori West at lwest@cityoffargo.com.
Saturday, April 16, at the Main Library at 2 p.m. - NDSU Faculty Jazztet
Saturday, April 30, a the Main Library at 2 p.m. - NDSU Student Group

Voter Information Sessions

Vote button2016 is an election year. In partnership with The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley, the library is hosting two informational sessions to answer residents' voter-related questions. Each session will cover topics such as where to vote, who can vote, what are the acceptable forms of identification when going to vote, how to obtain an absentee ballot, and the primary election voting rules. No registration required. For details, contact Diane at 241-1492.
Thursday, April 21, at the Main Library at 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, at the Main Library at 7 p.m.

International Day of the Book: An Afternoon with Cervantes & Shakespeare

Celebrate 400 years of Cervantes and Shakespeare on the International Day of the Book! Stanford professor Dr. Roland Greene will present a public lecture titled “400 Years Ago Today: What Ended? What Began?” Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Lori West at lwest@cityoffargo.com. Free and open to the public. This event is part of NDSU’s Quixote Café program series.
Saturday, April 23, at the Main Library at 2 p.m.

Gardening Series

Get your green thumb ready for spring and summer with a 4 information and hands-on gardening sessions at the library! Attend any or all of the sessions. No registration necessary for any of the sessions. For details, contact the Main Library at 241-1492. Topics and presenters will be announced at a later day.
Tuesday, May 3, at the Main Library at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10, at the Main Library at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, at the Main Library at 7 p.m.
Gardening

Blossom Barter

The Blossom Barter is an opportunity to share your love of gardening with your neighbors. Participatns are asked to bring healthy divided or sprouted bedding plants to exchange with others.
Tuesday, May 3, at the Main Library at 7 p.m.

Webinar on Scholarships and Fellowships

As a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center, the Fargo Public Library provides local non-profits with access to the most comprehensive resource on grans and foundations. Librarian Greg Gilstrap will screen a webinar titled How to Find and Win Scholarships and Fellowships which focuses on knowing how and where to look for funding to pay for school. No registration is required. Call 241-1492 with any questions.
Saturday, May 14, at the Main Library at 2 p.m.

Adventures in WonderlandWhite Rabbit

Follow us through the looking glass! Join Alice and her friends as they attend a tea party, follow the Cheshire Cat through the library, and make a Wonderland souvenir to take home. Costumes encouraged, and there will be a photo booth. Open to adults, teens and families. No registration is required. All materials provided. Contact Amanda at 476-4040 with questions.
Sunday, May 22, at the Main Library at 2 p.m.