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Fargo Library to Host Canoeing Presentation on September 26

This event is part of the One Book, One Community event series


  • Rollie Johnson Canoeing Adventures poster
    Rollie Johnson Canoeing Adventures poster

As part of the 2023 One Book, One Community reading project, the Fargo Public Library will host a canoeing presentation by area outdoor enthusiast Rollie Johnson on Tuesday, Sept. 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Main Library.

Johnson will share his experiences of building wooden canoes and taking them on several trips with groups to northern Minnesota and Montana. As part of his presentation, he will share his experience as a high school student who started his lifelong love of the outdoors and exploring by taking part in an Expeditions of North America trip in the summer of 1977. A high schooler at the time, along with two leaders and six other teenage boys, Johnson left Crane Lake, Minnesota, and paddled 1,300 miles over 70 days to reach the Churchill River in Canada. It turned out to be one of the greatest adventures of his life. Canoes will be on display, weather permitting, as part of this event. The event is open to all ages. For details, call Melisa at 701.476.4076.

For more information about the 2023 One Book, One Community reading project, visit or call the Main Library’s Information Desk at 701.241.1492.

The 2023 One Book, One Community project is supported by the MN Legacy Fund through Lake Agassiz Regional Library, Friends of the Fargo Public Library, Concordia Cultural Events, Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, Friends of the Moorhead Library and Moorhead Community Education.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children ages 9 and younger.