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Seeking vendors for Nov 6 Flavors of WI Gift Fair

Wisconsin can claim great pride in thel foods it produces. Along with cheese and sausage, there’s cranberries, apples, jams and jellies, salsas, soups, baking mixes, barbeque sauce … the list goes on and on.

Hearing loop info, demo on Oct 11

The Fond du Lac Public Library downtown recently installed hearing loops in their two largest meeting rooms and service desks. Hearing loops help persons with hearing aids or cochlear implants to hear presentations and conversations more clearly by sending electromagnetic signals to their listening devices.

Everyone invited to Rolo Day Sept 12

The community art project underway at the Fond du Lac Public Library Idea Studio is called Rolo – short for Rolodex – and the new makerspace invites everyone for a special Rolo Day 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, September 12.

Underground Publisher program Sept 27

Do you have a passion to create? A strong opinion? Want to express your thoughts and ideas? You can be a publisher – an underground publisher. The world of zines will be explored at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

Zines are usually small, homemade magazines that often focus on a certain topic. The beauty of a zine is it can be about anything and take on any appearance the publisher wants.

Sign up now for Sept 27 Scrabble Bee

Calling all sharp cookies, competitors, social animals and good-deed-doers. The September 27 Scrabble Bee will challenge your brain as you have fun and benefit a great cause: Fond du Lac Literacy Services.

3-part quilt sewing class starts Sept 7

In a three-part class, beginning sewers will learn how to make a quilted blanket using T-shirts and fleece fabric at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s makerspace, the Idea Studio.

Back-to-school sales at Chapter 52

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore has great sales in September to help recharge the brain as summer wanes and kids go back to school.

Paper wreath Crafternoon Sept 17

Crafters will make a festive wreath by rolling upcycled book pages and adding an embellishment or two at the 1 p.m. Saturday, September 17, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When life gets you down try looking at what others are going through. You may realize that your troubles are minuscule compared to theirs. Reading the memoir When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi made me sad, but also gave food for thought on life and how precious each day is.

Sept. 15 history program delves into Civil War

Local boys and men who signed up to fight for the Union during the Civil War were attached to the Iron Brigade, the only all-Western unit in the Union’s Eastern army, the Army of the Potomac.

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