One Book, One Community 2015

2015 One Book, One Community

In 2015, the selected title was Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil by Lisa Westberg Peters.

The following events took place throughout Fargo-Moorhead:

Thursday, September 10 ● 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
West Fargo Public Library
Bones in Your Backyard: Becky Barnes from the ND Geological Survey’s Paleontology Department will present a fossil programs for children and families.

Thursday, September 10 ● 7 p.m.
Moorhead Public Library
Genealogy Basics class with local expert Les Bakke. Bakke will cover the basics for beginning your genealogy project, including what records you’ll need, where to find them, and tools that might help you with your search.

Friday, September 11 ● 1 p.m.
Fargo Public Library – Dr. James Carlson Library branch
Fargo Public Library – Northport Library branch
Screenings of film The Overnighters, a PBS POV film. Free popcorn!

Monday, September 14 – Saturday, October 31
Fargo Public Library – Main Library Gallery
Photography exhibit; Sarah Christianson’s photos of the Bakken and western North Dakota will be on display.

Thursday, September 17 ● 7 p.m.
Fargo Public Library – Main Library
Photographer Sarah Christianson will present several of her photographs of western North Dakota from her project, “When the Land Is Quiet Again.

Tuesday, September 22 ● 7 p.m.
Fargo Public Library – Main Library
A screening of the documentary Trafficked with an introduction by award-winning reporter Kevin Wallevand.

Thursday, September 24 ● 7 p.m.
Fargo Public Library – Main Library
A screening of Black Gold Boom ( and discussion and presentation by Mathew Holding Eagle, an associate producer of the documentary.

Saturday, September 26 ● 2 p.m.
Moorhead Public Library
A screening of film The Overnighters, a PBS POV film. Discussion will follow; refreshments will be served.

Monday, September 28 ●  7 p.m.
Probstfield Center for Education – Moorhead
The Price of Adding Western North Dakota to the List of Fractured Lands is the title of the community book discussion hosted and facilitated by Dr. Jonathan Steinwand, English Department Chair and Professor of English at Concordia College. Dr. Steinwand will set the selected title in conversation with novels about oil from around the world, putting western North Dakota’s boom and slowdown within the larger global and historical context of energy politics, extraction economies and environmental justice.

Tuesday, September 29 ● 7 p.m.
Fargo Public Library – Main Library
Geology of the Bakken. Learn about the geology of the Williston Basin and Bakken Formation with North Dakota Geological Survey Geologist and Core Library Director Julie LeFever.

Thursday, October 1 – mid November
West Fargo Public Library
North Dakota Geology Mini-Museum. Dr. Jessie Rock of NDSU will have a collection of minerals, rocks, and fossils typical of those found in the oil development areas on display for the public.  Also on display will be posters illustrating North Dakota’s western rock formations.

Thursday, October 1 ● 1 p.m.
West Fargo Public Library
A screening of the film When the Landscape Is Quiet Again with a discussion led by David Borlaug, president of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation.

Thursday, October 1 ● 7 p.m.
Fargo Public Library – Main Library
Presentation by Jason Spiess creator and host of the radio shows “The Crude Life” and “Building the Bakken.” Join us for a multimedia presentation in which Spiess will share photos, exclusive interviews, and stories from his adventure in the Bakken oil fields.

Tuesday, October 6 ● 2 p.m.
Moorhead Public Library
Meet the Author Tea* event with Lisa Westberg Peters, author of Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil.
*Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorhead Library, admission to this event is by invitation only.

Tuesday, October 6 ● 7 p.m.
The Stage at Island Park
Author Visit with Lisa Westberg Peters, author of Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.
*Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.

All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public.