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Fargo Public Library - Children's Department

The Children's Services Department offers a variety of materials and programming for children and their families.


Movie Make Up
Movie Magic Make-Up for Kids

Learn the tricks of the movie make-up trade just in time for Halloween when actor, director and designer Arch Ellwein shares Hollywood special effects makeup secrets. Watch as he transforms volunteers with startling, sometimes gruesome, results! School-age kids up through 6th grade are invited to join us in the Community Room at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Friday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. No registration is required. Beware – this program is not for the squeamish!

Pumpkin Decorating and Caramel ApplesPumpkin decorated

Grab a pumpkin and bring your sweet tooth to the library! Kids of all ages are invited to decorate pumpkins and make scrumptious caramel apples at our Pumpkin Decorating and Caramel Apple Parties. Join us at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Monday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., or at the Northport Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. Please bring one pumpkin per child. We'll supply the decorations, you provide the creativity! No registration required.

AssThe Big Giantociates in Adventure Book Club

A new book club for kids in grades 4 to 7, the A.I.A. (Associates in Adventure) Book Club will begin meeting at 4 p.m. at the Main Library on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. We'll read stories of harrowing journeys, standing up to the school bully, and magical beings - this club will face them all! Expect great books, activities, discussions, snacks and crafts. Our first meeting will be held on Oct. 21 where we'll discuss the Roald Dahl classic, The BFG. Pre-registration is required. Pick up a copy of the monthly selected title and register at the Children's Desk at the Main Library, or call 241-1495.

DIY Kid’s Club

Friendship bracelet
Warm up those glue guns and get out the googly eyes – we’re going crafting! Join us for the all new DIY Kid’s Club for kids in grades 3–6. This kid-friendly craft club features a different project each month. October’s project will be Friendship Bracelets, and this month we'll be partnering with Adults and Teens for an Intergenerational Program. For this special program, we've added a session. In addition to our regular fourth-Saturday-of-the-month session scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Main Library, another session will take place at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. All materials are provided, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling 241-1495.

LEGRed blue green yellowO Club

Calling all LEGO fans! Whether you're a great LEGO builder or a first timer, come down to the Main Library every fourth Saturday of the month and drop in anytime between 2–4 p.m. for our new LEGO Club. Our next meeting takes place on Saturday,Oct. 25. The library will provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures. Please leave your LEGOs at home. We don't want you to lose your favorite pieces. No registration is required.

Chess Pieces
Chess Club

All ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Fargo Public Library’s Chess Club. Meetings are held every Thursday between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Fercho Room at the downtown Main Library. Our October meetings take place on Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.

Baby Rhybaby clappingme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, Nov. 6 and Thursday Nov. 20 for the next sessions of lapsit storytimes. Held the first and third Thursdays of each month, Baby Rhyme Time takes place at the Dr. James Carlson Branch at 10 a.m., and at the Main Library at 6:30 p.m. Share songs, fingerplays, short books, rhythms and rhymes with baby while introducing your little one to books and the library! Each session concludes with open play time. No registration is required. One child per grown-up lap please.