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Craft a Halloween Jar Lantern on Oct 19

It’s getting close to the witching hour: time to brew up a scary craft at the Fond du Lac Public Library Crafternoon program.

Experience England on Oct 16

Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk will share their photos, memories and stories from their extensive travels at Experience England, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free. No registration required.

History at Home series starts with 'Wisconsin Death Trip'

Fond du Lac’s history is layers-deep and rich. It encompasses wartime, peace, crazy characters, pillars of the community and everything in between. It’s a fascinating story, one that’s at the center of a new Fond du Lac Public Library program, History at Home.

Pet Fostering on Oct. 22

Pet Fostering will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Representatives from the Fond du Lac Humane Society will talk about how to get started in pet fostering, what a foster parent can expect and how the program works.

Pet supplies for fines Oct 12 & Oct 13

In support of the Fond du Lac Reads book, Thunder Dog, the Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a two-day pet supplies for fines promotion.

For every new pet supply item (pet food, toys, leashes, etc.) donated, the library will waive $1 in overdue fines on Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13, at the Main Library downtown and at FDLPL Express, near Festival Foods. All items will go to the Fond du Lac Humane Society, which has a wish list of items they need on their website, www.fdlhumane.org, click Make a Donation.

Come. Sit. Stay. on Oct 12

The library is hosting Come. Sit. Stay., a fun, dog-themed event for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 12. The event is free and open to all and includes:

• 11 a.m.: Basic Dog Grooming. Do’s and don’ts anyone can do at home to keep their pets happy, clean and healthy presented by Chris Lang of Tails A Waggin of Fond du Lac.

'How Does Michael Hingson Do That?' on Oct 10

How Does Michael Hingson Do That? will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 10, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Prepare for emergencies with Oct 8 class

Emergency Preparedness at Home and Away will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Jim McNabb, who heads up the Fond du Lac County Dept. of Communication/Emergency Mangement, will talk about the easy steps anyone can take to protect themselves and their families during a natural or manmade disaster. This includes how to create an emergency supply kit, have an evacuation or sheltering plan and how to stay informed.

Half-day Fridays programs for kids

Kids who attend school in Fond du Lac School District get a bonus this year: early release on the first Fridays of the month starting in October. Parents perhaps aren’t as thrilled. The Fond du Lac Public Library has stepped in with a free program, Half Day Party at the Library, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every first Friday of the month starting October 4 with A Ghoulishly Good Time. The movie Casper will be shown, and ghoulishly good treats served.

Teen Read Week Oct 13-19

School’s going full speed ahead, and that means homework, projects due, chapters to finish. Teens need a break. Why not do something just for the fun of it?

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