Say NaNoWriMo to most people and you get blank stares, at best. But say it to an aspiring writer at this time of year, and you might spark a conversation. Every November – National Novel Writing Month – participants are challenged to write the first draft of a 50,000-word novel.
The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio will be starting a Ukulele Club after the New Year. To get everyone ready, the library, in conjunction with uke instructor Stan Kocos, will offer lessons for beginners starting in November.
The Fond du Lac Artists’ Association annual membership show will be held in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery November 2 to December 6, highlighting artists of the year Faye Barber-Schmuhl and Kirk Dille. The public is invited to a reception and critique 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, in the library’s McLane Room.
The Idea Studio has two 3-D printers. To help trained users get more fun out of the machines, the library is offering two programs teaching 3-D design on TinkerCAD at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, and repeated at 6 p.m. Monday, October 24. TinkerCAD, is a free web-based 3-D computer-aided design application designed for beginners.
Using pre-folded colored paper, tape and imagination, crafters will make a geometrically inspired note card at the 1 p.m. Saturday, October 15, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Crafters will use the iris technique, so named because the end result looks like the inner workings of a camera lens.
Hexagons are everywhere at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio, the new makerspace. They’re found in the interior, in the logo and, most prominently, in a display at the entrance in the lower level of the library.