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Sign up for Feb 16 double Crafternoon


It’s easy to save money on glam accessories if you use the skills you learn in the Saturday, February 16, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Crafternoons for Kids: Painting with Bubbles Feb 14

Kids love to be creative, and getting messy and crafty along the way is a win-win-win. The Fond du Lac Public Library now is offering Crafternoons for Kids every second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. It’s free, no registration required. Kids ages 6 to 12 just pop in at the McLane Room in the lower level.

College aid application workshop Feb 18

Prospective college students and their parents can get help with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Lauren Lopez from Great Lakes Higher Education will hold a free open workshop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 18, in the library’s Mid-States Aluminum Training Room, in the lower level. Computers will be available, or students can bring their laptops, for applications to be filled out on site.

February gallery exhibit features disabled artists

Thirty award-winning works of art by Wisconsin children and adults with disabilities will be featured in Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin’s Traveling Exhibition February 1 through 25 in the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery.

1-year birthday party at Express Jan. 26

Fond du Lac Public Library opened its first branch – FDLPL Express – a year ago on east Johnson Street offering a “to-go” collection of popular materials for all ages.

Close Is Fine by Eliot Treichel

Close Is Fine  is a collection of 8 short stories featuring people who live and work on farms, at blue-collar jobs, and in the forests and taverns of Wisconsin, especially the area around Antigo and Shawano, and is a good choice for people who appreciate reflective, character-driven stories with a Wisconsin connection. These are not stories of dramatic redemption or tearful endings. The appeal of the stories is in the description of one particular event that happens to an ordinary individual at one point in time.

Hobby groups invited to Expo March 2

The Fond du Lac Public Library will host a Hobby Expo on Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is inviting area clubs and organizations to participate.

E-book downloading FAQs

1. Do I have to be in the library to download e-books to my e-reader?

No. Most items can be downloaded wirelessly to your device from Overdrive anywhere there's a wireless connection.

2. Can I do it all from my device?

That depends on what device you own. Currently the e-readers that do not require a computer are: Kindle Fire and Fire HD, iPad, Smart phones, Nook HD and Nook Color and Android tablets. You must have your own computer to download to other e-readers.

3. Do I need a library card?

Registration open for March 5 & 7 Team Trivia

Are you smart? Do you have smart friends? Do you like to have a good time while helping a great cause? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the 13th Annual Team Trivia is the event for you.

Teams of four can sign up now for the March 5 and March 7 event at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Team members pay $25 for adults and $15 for teens (ages 13-18). The event includes a cash bar and a $12.50 per person Pulled Pork Sandwich dinner. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., accompanied by live music from Daryl Rogers, and the quizzing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Last Man by Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn is an author I turn to when I am in the mood for action and suspense. Last Man, the author's latest installment in the Mitch Rapp series, was just what I was looking for. It is a fast paced thriller set in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and as in other books in this series, it highlights numerous challenges faced by Mitch Rapp as a CIA operative. And, I do mean numerous. First, the head of CIA operations in Afghanistan is kidnapped and his bodyguards executed. Next, Mitch uncovers a global plot to discredit the United States and expose many of the CIA's hidden secrets.

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