In 1828, a young, highly educated Stockbridge Indian named Electa Quinney arrived in Statesburg in the Michigan Territory, brought west from New York to teach Indian students. It was 20 years before Wisconsin became a state. Statesburg, situated on a bend in the Fox River, is now known as Kaukauna, and Quinney is credited as Wisconsin’s first public school teacher.
Want to explore and expand your tech side? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio is offering Getting Started with Raspberry Pi at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, for adults and teens 13 and older. The program is free, but online registration required at www.fdlpl.org, click Calendar.
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s teen reading club, Pizza & Pages, to talk about the funny-sweet fairy tale, Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris. Teens will meet at 6:30 p.m.
Felting is an ancient art that uses wool and a few simple tools, such as water, to create a thick fabric that can be turned into useful objects as well as art. Learn the deceptively simple technique at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Wet Felting class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. The class for adults and teens age 13 and older is free; all materials provided.
This program has been cancelled. Please call the Children's Desk with questions. Simple wooden blocks. Not complicated. Nothing to plug in. Not trendy. But did you know that playing with blocks helps children develop skills that later will help them learn math and science, build vocabulary and exercise their dexterity?