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Reading with Babies

Recently, the Children's department was asked to compile a list of great books for babies for a local service group. Not toddlers or preschoolers, but great fit books for babies This got us thinking about all of the great reasons why we read to babies long before they are able to read with us or understand the plot of a book.

Reading to your baby:

'Dial Back the Stress' Apr 13

Living in the modern world means living with stress, and stress – the saying goes – kills. Learning how to proactively deal with stress is an invaluable skill in a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Heather Schmidt will teach how to Dial Back the Stress at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

Dealing with Fake News Apr 13

Fake news is in the news. From the highest seat in government to internet trolls, accusations of fakery have been getting a lot of press. The consequences are real, though, for an informed citizenry. It’s hard to know what to trust.

Learn to make tortillas Apr 18

Imagine a feast of Mexican foods without tortillas. You can’t, and why should you? Learn how to make fresh, warm, homemade tortillas at the 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, Breads of the World demonstration class at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class is free and open to adults and teens aged 13 and older. Space is limited. Online-only registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

Life’s a game at Apr 27 Memory Café

Persons with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, their caregivers and family members are invited to monthly Alzheimer’s Association Memory Cafés held at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required. Each month features a new theme:

Great sales at Chapter 52, no foolin'

You’d be foolish to pass up the great savings at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore in April.

'How to Speak Midwestern' author Apr 18

Why do we do that? Why do we put a “no” at the end of a question? As in, “It’s cold out today, no?”

Open Door Artists offer 'Shelter' in April

Open Door Artists will present their 9th annual themed show April 5 to May 2 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The theme this year is Shelter. The public is invited to reception at the gallery 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Refreshments will be served.

Call for ‘Lovely Trees’ art for June exhibit

Artists are invited to submit samples for an exhibit in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery in June. The theme: Lovely Trees. All mediums are accepted; depending on the level of interest, either one or two pieces per artist will be shown. Artists aged 18 and older are invited to submit the following:

Learn to make mozzarella, ricotta Apr 12

You live in Wisconsin: cheese is in your DNA, so why not make your own?

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