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Learn Mexican pan de muertos Oct 17

In Mexico, preparations begin early for the annual Dia de los Muertos celebrations that run October 31 to November 2. It’s a time set aside to remember friends and family who have died, and like any good holiday, it has its own special foods. One of those – pan de muertos (bread of the dead) – will be featured in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Breads of the World series.

Make a coaster set Oct 21

Use upcycled CDs, twine and fabric scraps to make a handy set of coasters for the home at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, Crafternoon programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Supplies provided. The free programs are identical and open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Space is strictly limited. No walk-ins or under-aged children allowed.

Connect with Facebook Oct 12

The Fond du Lac Public Library, with a little help from its friends, is offering Try Something New, a series of classes at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the library’s Idea Studio in the lower level. All are free; no registration required.

Opportunity Center hours change Oct 1

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Opportunity Center is a free computer lab resource where under- and unemployed people can get help looking for work, writing resumes and researching employers. The center is staffed by local volunteers who work one-on-one with users, many of whom lack computer skills.

Operating hours are changing. As of October 1, the center will be open Monday through Thursday, 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.

QPR suicide prevention training Sep 27

A licensed clinical social worker and local nurse practitioner will offer parents and guardians training in the innovative Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) approach to suicide prevention at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Pizza & Pages meets Sep 20

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s teen book club, Pizza & Pages, will gather at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, to talk about Savvy, by Ingrid Law. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come munch pizza, do a fun activity and talk about the book, a Newbery Honor tale of fantasy, magic and growing up.

Kids, teens celebrating Dot Day

The children’s book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, tells the story of a young student’s blossoming creativity: her grumpy dot on a page turns into something wonderful. The book’s message has spread, and every year on “September 15-ish,” the world celebrates International Dot Day.

Sep sales at Chapter 52 Bookstore

Let’s welcome the changing seasons with a celebration of bargain hunting. Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore is offering great sales in September, starting with an annual downtown Fond du Lac favorite:

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