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Fargo Public Library - Teen Services

What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon?

The 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, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. We’ll learn the story behind the sad demise of this 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.

Duct Tape WalletColor Change Duct Tape Wallets

Make your own wallet out of duct tape that changes color with heat. Ages 11-18. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Registration opens September 8. Register online or call 476-5978 for details.
Tuesday, September 23 at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 24 at the Northport Library at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 25 at the Main Library at 4:30 p.m.

Red RiverGreat Chemistry for Teens: Bucket of Red

What’s in the Red? Join Dr. Graeme Wyllie, chemistry professor at Concordia College and his Science Academy Students in an experiment which investigates the amounts of some of the chemicals found in our very own Red River. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens September 17. Register online or call Bree at 476-5978 for more details.
Wednesday, October 1 at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m.

Fizzy Bath Bombs

Teens are invited to make their own fizzy bath bombs and other spa products made from household items. Ages 11-18. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Registration opens September 22. Register online or call 476-5978 for details.
Tuesday, October 7 at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 9 at the Main Library at 4:30 p.m.

Movie MagicMovie Magic Make-Up for Teens

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. Open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration is required. Contact Bree at 476-5978 for details. Beware – this program is not for the squeamish!
Friday, October 17 at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 3 p.m.

Zombie Beanie Hats

Keep your head warm in style with beanie hats decorated to look like a zombie. Ages 11-18. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Registration opens October 6. Register online or call 476-5978 for details.
Tuesday, October 21 at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 23 at the Main Library at 4:30 p.m.

Chess ClubChess Club

All ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Fargo Public Library's new Chess Club! Meetings are held every Thursday between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Fercho Room in the downtown Main Library. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.




Checker Club

Adults and Teens of all skill levels are invited to join the new Fargo Public Library Checker Club, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16. Facilitated by former ND State Checker Champion Neil Wenberg, meetings will include instruction as well as play time. Meetings will be held Tuesdays in the Dawson 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.