Giving Trees for local kids

The Fond du Lac Public Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and at FDLPL Express branch to collect donations of new hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks. Donated items will be accepted through December 23 and given to the Fond du Lac Salvation Army for distribution to local children.

‘State of Craft Beer’ author event Dec 9

Author Matthew Janzen will sell and sign copies of his coffee table book, The State of Craft Beer, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 9, at Chapter 52 Bookstore, located next to the Fond du Lac Public Library at 52 Sheboygan St.

Vibrant paintings by Picazo in Dec

With bold strokes, stark colors and deep lines, viewers will find much to admire in Art by Jorge Picazo at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery December 6 through January 2.

Dec 14 Memory Café tells a dog (and cat) tale or two

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. usually on 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:

Santa, gingerbread & more for kids in Dec

As everyone knows, Santa and Mrs. Claus love to read, so nobody’s surprised that the duo’s making a stop at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Their visit is just one of the great events for kids at the library in December. All programs are free. Only one requires registration. For all, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult:

Learn block-print carving Dec 2

Learn how to program the CNC Carvey machine to cut linoleum blocks for printing at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 2, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Attendees will be trained on the Carvey and will learn about lino-block printing, including preparing and inking blocks, reviewing printmaker’s tools and how to use a small press.

Learn 3-D design, make a bracelet Dec 28 & 29

Students can take advantage of the holiday break and learn how to design and print a 3-D linked bracelet at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Open to teens 13 and older and adults, the Idea Studio is offering the bracelet program four times: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, December 28, and Friday, December 29. Space is limited; online registration is required and starts at 9:30 a.m.

Make reversible neck warmer Dec 6, 7

Learn to make a great holiday gift – a cozy, warm reversible neck warmer – while getting trained on either the sewing machine or the serger in classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. The free classes are open to adults and teens age 13 and older.

Learn Danish aebleskiver Dec 19

In Denmark, the holidays are marked with the presentation of a steaming-hot plate of aebleskivers, spherical “pancake puffs” cooked in a special cast-iron skillet and served with lemon juice, syrup and jam.

Something New: Painted Totes Dec 14

The Fond du Lac Public Library, with a little help from its friends, rounds up its four-part Try Something New series at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 14, with Painted Totes class. The program is free; no registration required.

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