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- Poem In 90 Minutes
September 22nd, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Location: Roosevelt Education Center, 340 Friberg Avenue, Fergus Falls
Each person will write a poem during this free generative workshop. Beginners welcome! Coffee provided.
Register online at bit.ly/poem90minutes or call the library (218) 739-9387.
Led by Michael Kleber-Diggs, poet and essayist from Saint Paul. Michael teaches poetry through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and is scheduled to teach this year at the Loft Literary Center.
Michael Kleber-Diggs is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. It is sponsored by Fergus Falls Public Library and Fergus Falls Public Schools Community Education.
- 3D Printing Class
September 27th, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Learn, create & print in this hands-on class using our Zortrax M200 3D printer. Registration required. Call the library, (218) 739-9387, to sign up. Ages 7 through adult (7-10 must be accompanied by an adult).
- Book Club: "The Johnstown Flood" By David McCullough
October 8th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
A graphic account of the collapse of a poorly constructed dam and the resulting flood which killed 2,000 people and caused a nationwide scandal.
- Knitting For Intermediates: Knitting In The Round
October 9th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Learn to cast on and join yarn on both one and two circular needles. Bring two 16" circular needles, size 6, 7 or 8 preferred; worsted weight yarn. Class is led by Sara Thronsedt. Registration is required. Call the library at (218) 739-9387 to sign up. Sign up for one or all.
- Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota
October 15th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Four award winning authors are coming to Fergus Falls! Join the Fergus Falls Public Library, Viking Library System and the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library on Monday, October 15 at 7pm at Legacy Hall, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 1414 College Way, Fergus Falls for an evening of literature.
Enjoy a lively discussion with four multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors: Gary Kaunonen, Kaethe Schwehn, Will Weaver, and Diane Wilson. Moving Words is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as fellow Minnesotans, and the lens through which we read. ASL interpretation will be provided.
This program of the Moving Words series is presented with Viking Library System and Fergus Falls Public Library. Presented by BNSF Railway Foundation, Moving Words is a program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library as the Library of Congress-designated Minnesota Center for the Book. Additional support is provided by the University of St. Thomas Libraries and Graduate Programs in English, Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts, Northern Lights Library Network, and Education Minnesota, and made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Department of Education and the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
- Knitting For Intermediates: Fair Isle Knitting (Two-color Stranding)
October 16th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Learn how to create two-color patterns using two yarns carried across the work. Bring one 16" circular needle, size 6, 7 or 8 preferred; two different colors of worsted weight yarn. Class is led by Sara Thronsedt. Registration is required. Call the library at (218) 739-9387 to sign up. Sign up for one or all.
- Knitting For Intermediates: Short Row Shaping
October 23rd, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Learn how to wrap and turn, creating short rows that help shape your project. Bring one 16" circular needle, size 6, 7 or 8 preferred; worsted weight yarn. Class is led by Sara Thronsedt. Registration is required. Call the library at (218) 739-9387 to sign up. Sign up for one or all.
- Knitting For Intermediates: Grafting & Mattress Stitch
October 30th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Learn two different methods of joining your work together. Grafting is used for finishing the toe on socks; the mattress stitch is a versatile means of seaming projects. Bring two 16" circular needles; large-eyed yarn needle; worsted weight yarn. Class is led by Sara Thronsedt. Registration is required. Call the library at (218) 739-9387 to sign up. Sign up for one or all.
- Book Club: "Spirit Car" By Diane Johnson
November 19th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
A counterpoint of memoir and carefully researched fiction, Spirit car illuminates the difficult history of the Dakota people and the indomitable spirit that has allowed them to survive.
- Book Club: "Before The Fall" By Noah Hawley
December 10th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
The stories of 10 wealthy victims of a boat sinking intertwine with those of a down-on-his-luck painter and a 4-year-old boy, the tragedy's only survivors.
- Book Club: "The Shadow Of The Wind" By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
January 14th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
In 1945, when 10-year-old Daniel becomes the proud owner of an obscure book, The shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax, he has no way of knowing that the next years of his life will become a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of the author and to save those he left behind.