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'beauty through pain' exhibit sprung from sorrow

The source of the touching exhibit by local artist Beata Lieders at the Fond du Lac Public Library is profoundly sad: on June 16 this year, her son Blake died in a sudden, tragic accident.

“I lost a part of me. I lost my first born, my only son,” Lieders wrote in her statement for the exhibit, beauty through pain.

Monthly Lego Club starts Sept 18

Kids love Legos. The library loves kids. Voila, the Lego Club.

From 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays September 18, October 23 and November 20, kids are invited to join the club and build, build, build. The club is free; all materials are provided.

The Lego Club is exclusive for kids ages 7 to 12 – no adults or younger children. Registration is required for each month’s session; registration begins the Monday before the club meets at the Calendar or by calling the Children’s Desk at (920) 322-3940.

 

Library's phone extensions changed

The library's main number stays the same: (920) 929-7080

• Press 1 for Main Desk

• Press 2 for Help Desk

• Press 3 for Reference Desk

• Press 4 for Children's Desk

• Press 5 for Administration

• Press 6 for Literacy Services

• Press 7 for FDLPL Express

• Press 8 for Hours

• Press 9 for Spanish

To dial directly:

Main Desk (920) 322-3920

Help Desk (920) 322-3929

Reference Desk (920) 322-3930

Children's Desk (920) 322-3940

Literacy Services (920) 322-3932

Saturdays are super

Who doesn’t love Saturdays? They’re especially great for kids this fall at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Super Saturdays – a free program for school-aged kids – will introduce concepts such as chemistry and physics in a way that feels a lot more like play than school.

Family Storytimes start Sept 18

Fond du Lac Public Library will launch Family Storytimes starting September 18. The program for parents and kids ages 12 months to 5 years will be repeated four times a week through October 18, with a new program each week.

Adapt your home to suit your needs - class Sept 18

A seminar on the many ways that people can use everyday items to adapt their homes and maintain their independence – Dish Towel or Door Opener? – will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free and open to the public; no registration required.

'When I'm 65' class on Sept 11

Retirement can be a great time of life, but understanding the intricacies of the paperwork can cause headaches. The library is offering a free class, When I’m 65, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 11.

Presented by Julie Hilbert, senior benefit specialist from the Fond du Lac County Dept. of Senior Services, the class will provide information on insurance, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Social Security.

Fun, easy, creative Crafternoons starts Sept 15

Handmade is better. Nothing beats the love, meaning and care that come with a gift made by hand. A home decorated with hand-crafted items is unique. Besides, making stuff is a lot of fun.

The Fond du Public Library kick-starts the fun this fall with Crafternoons, a new program for adults and teens. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Saturday, library staff and local crafters will host a different how-to, make-and-take fun project.

Adult book clubs open to new members

The slow turn from summer to fall sends all sorts of signals to our bodies and minds. Even if a person’s back-to-school days are long gone, this can be a time when books and reading get extra attention. So it’s a perfect time to consider a book club.

Both of the Fond du Lac Public Library’s book clubs are accepting new members. Ladies of the Evening Book Group meets 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, and the Afternoon Delight Book Group meets 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month.

A Shrewd, Laugh-Out-Loud Parody of the Fifty Shades of Grey series

Parodies are meant to poke fun at things and Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin (aka Andrew Shaffer) does just that. It doesn't just poke fun at the popular erotic series; it takes aspects of the first in the erotic series, Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James, and raises them to a whole different level - of absurd and outrageous – and outrageous is putting it mildly. I will admit it. I did read James's Fifty Shades of Grey. I wanted to find out what all the commotion was about, and I would have to say I am still not quite sure.

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