Adult Programs & Events
We welcome adults of any age to join us for author events, instructional classes, and more. Anyone is able to participate, even if you don't have a Fargo Public Library card. Some programs and events require registration, and others are first come, first serve. If registration is required, it will be listed in the details for each event.
Jigsaw Puzzle Socials Planned for Fall at the Main Library
Calling all puzzle lovers! Do you have lots of puzzles just taking up space in your closet? Do you want to meet other jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts? Let's work on a puzzle together while chatting and making friends. We’ll have puzzles available or you are welcome to bring some to swap. No registration is required. These sessions are recommended for adults and teens(16+). Snacks and beverages will be provided. Contact Christina at 701.241.8199 for details.
Select Saturdays at the Main Library at 9 a.m.
Dec. 16, Jan. 20, and Feb. 24
ND Job Service Provides Monthly Walk-in Help Sessions at the Main Library
ND Job Service staff visits the downtown Main Library on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. to provide job-seeking support, training program information, unemployment assistance, including:
• ND Job Service staff will be available to offer:
• Job seeking assistance
• Veteran's services
• Information on training programs
• Resume building assistance
• Limited unemployment insurance assistance
• Migrant and seasonal farmworker services
Dec. 19, Jan.16, Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, and May 21
Learn more about the services offered by Job Service North Dakota at https://www.jobsnd.com/
Community Options Provides Monthly Walk-in Help Sessions at both the Main Library and the Dr. James Carlson Library
Staff from the Fargo office of Community Options will be at Fargo Public Library to assist residents in learning about the variety of services they offer, including case management, care coordination, education, housing, peer support, and more. These walk-in sessions will be available to the general public at two both the Main Library and the Dr. James Carlson Library.
Community Options is a human service provider with multiple locations across North Dakota, dedicated to supporting people through individual choice, in order to help individuals to live a lifestyle which gives dignity and respect. More information is available at https://www.communityoptionsnd.com/
• Community Options representatives will be at the downtown Main Library from 2 to 4 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Dec. 19 – Main Library from 2 to 4 p.m.
Community Game Nights at the Northport Library
Bring your friends and family to our new Community Game Night! A librarian will introduce one game each session as a feature, however a variety of tabletop games will be provided at each Game Night. Participants are also encouraged to bring a favorite game they would like to share. All tabletop gaming experience levels are welcome. Game Nights are scheduled for the 1st Monday of the month at the Northport Library. Snacks will be provided. These sessions are recommended for ages 16+ and no registration is required.
1st Mondays at the Northport Library from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 1 – No game night; the library is closed for the New Year's Day holiday.
Monday, Feb. 5 – Northport Library
Monday, March 4 – Northport Library
Monday, April 1 – Northport Library
Monday, May 6 – Northport Library
Ongoing Adult Events
Tech Help Sessions at the Dr. James Carlson Library on Tuesdays
Tech Help is offered weekly at the Dr. James Carlson Library Branch. Each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. our tech expert staff are available in the Christianson Conference Room for one-on-one assistance with technology issues. Need help with getting connected to ebooks? Can’t quite understand your new “smart” device? Struggling with questions with such programs as Word or Excel? Call the Dr. James Carlson Adult Services Desk at 701.476.5980 to register for a 30-minute session. Drop-ins will be accepted based on availability of staff.
Upcoming Tech Help session dates at the Dr. James Carlson Library (Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.):
Dec. 12 and 19 (there is no Tech Help at the Dr. James Carlson Library on Dec. 26)
Tech Help Sessions at the Main Library on Wednesday Afternoons
Do you have difficulty with your phone, laptop, or tablet? Were computer basics just not taught when you were in school?
Our librarians are ready to help you, one-on-one, with your technology questions on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m. Call 701.241.1492 for an appointment or you may drop in at the Main Library Community Room (if time slots are still available). Please note: When attending Tech Help, please bring your device – laptop, smartphone, eReader, etc. – with you.
Upcoming Tech Help session dates at the Main Library (Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.):
Dec. 13 and 20 (there is no Tech Help at the Main Library on Dec. 27)
Yoga for Beginners at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Yoga for Beginners is geared for those who haven’t tried yoga before or who want a refresher. Along with gentle stretching, this class will teach breathing exercises to provide calmness. Bring a yoga mat if you have one or a large towel and wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. This program is for adults. Fall classes are held most Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., at the Dr. James Carlson Library. Contact Lori W. at 701.476.5977 with questions.
Dec. 14, 21, and 28
Virtual Book Parties
It’s like a book club, but you can read whatever you want! Chat about the books you've been reading recently. Or, find out what our librarians recommend. No registration is required. We will meet online on the library's Facebook page to discuss all things books. Contact Megan at 701.241.1492 for details.
Thursday, Dec. 21 – ONLINE on Facebook at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 18 – ONLINE on Facebook at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15 – ONLINE on Facebook at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 – ONLINE on Facebook at 7 p.m.
Chess Club at the Main Library
All area kids, teens, and adults are invited to be part of the library's Chess Club. Whether you are an expert or are new to the game, chess players of all ages and abilities are invited to join. Chess Club meets Tuesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Dawson Conference Room at the downtown Main Library. Newcomers and novice chess players are welcome. Local chess expert Joe McNamara will facilitate and lead the sessions. The library’s Chess Club is free and open to all ages; registration is not required. Adults must accompany children under 10 years old. For more information about this or any other Fargo Public Library program, please call Lori West at 701.476.5977.
Dial-a Story Available
If you ever wish you could have a story, a poem, or even a Shakespearean monologue read to you at any time, day or night, now you can. Call the Library’s Dial-A-Story line at 701.298.6927 anytime to listen to a short story, poem, Shakespearean monologue, or children's story. New recordings are available every Monday. Selections are recorded by Library Outreach Staff and are 3 to 5 minutes in length. Dial-A-Story can be accessed from any phone.
Library Program Evaluation
Attended one of our programs? Tell us about your experience! This is a post-program survey to help us bring more events to our patrons. Your feedback means a great deal to us; thank you for your time in filling out this form.
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