In the show Paper, Ink, Wax, Thread, artist Mel Kolstad will get her due. As volunteer curator of the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery, Kolstad has put dozens of artists’ works in the best light. Now it’s her time to shine.
How to Be a Grown-Up: a novel is coauthored by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus and reads like the perfect mix of The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City. Definitely considered chick-lit, the novel gives the reader a glimpse into the reality of a woman having to reenter the workforce after sacrificing a successful career for home and family. To make matters worse, her new bosses are half her age and full of themselves, and have no experience beyond their sheltered, posh upbringing.
As a head of household, plantation owner, businessman, Revolutionary War general and president, George Washington had his hands full. Alongside the demands of political life and military leadership, however, he focused considerable attention on the health and safety of his family, troops, staff and slaves.
The Fond du Lac Public Library will be transformed into a holiday wonderland, with rooms of fun and creative activities for families and a visit from a Christmas VIP, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 9. The event is free; no registration required.
Kids ages 6 to 12 who attend school in Fond du Lac School District get a bonus: early release on the first Fridays of the month. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering Half Day Parties from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring a kid-friendly movie, snacks and games of bingo in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The program, in the McLane Meeting Room in the Main Library’s lower level, is free. No registration required. The December 4 party will show Disney’s The Descendants.
Take one upcycled paperback book, employ a few folds, a bit of glitter and voila! A pretty Christmas tree for the tabletop or mantle. Crafters will make a Paperback Christmas Tree at the 1 p.m. December 5 Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Kids 12 and younger are invited to the Gingerbread Decoration Party on Saturday, December 19. Registration for one of two sessions – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. – is required starting December 7 online at the Calendar, or by calling the Children’s Desk at (920) 322-3940. Space is limited.