Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser will stop at the Fond du Lac Public Library for “A Conversation” event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Blaeser will discuss the role of poetry in public life as well as the importance of the poet laureate position in Wisconsin.
Then, at 7 p.m., Blaeser will give a reading and talk across the street at Thelma Center for the Arts.
Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, takes on the topic, “Why Do They Stay?” at 6 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
The session, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, will discuss the dynamics of a violent relationship and the barriers that non-abusive partners find in trying to leave the relationship.
Shine On Sessions are held the third Monday of every month from 6-7 p.m. and highlight a different focus with a goal ending violence in homes. Sessions coming up:
Food blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook a dish from all 195 countries, but in the process she came to terms with her own difficult childhood and her beloved eccentric mother. Martin’s new book, Life from Scratch: a Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness, starts with her mother divorcing her husband after having three children and taking up with a man who had a leather shop. Her mother then met a charismatic hippie and had two children with him—Michael and Sasha.
Fond du Lac County has some amazingly creative teens. Their ingenuity was on full display during separate judging sessions last week for the Fond du Lac Public Library’s two spring contests: Upcycled Glam and Teen Photo.
In a fitting Wisconsin salute to National Historic Preservation Month, the Fond du Lac Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation on historic architecture and Wisconsin taverns at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Adults and high school students interested in going to college are invited to a Continuing Education Fair 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Consortium for Adult Education, the fair will feature one-stop information on higher education opportunities in the area. Schools represented will include Marian University, xxx, xxx and many more.
The program is free. No registration required; just drop in.
The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, by hosting a discussion with Keith Hellwig, local author of No Place Like Home. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.
Watch ‘em fly! Tweens ages 9 to 13 are invited to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Tween Scene program at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 28, to make rubber band-powered cars using upcycled household items and ingenuity. All supplies provided. The program is free. No registration required.
It is Money Smart Week at the library and we have the resources in stock to help get you and your family money smart. For your convenience, we put together a handy display of books with subjects ranging from personal finance and investing, to how to live like a "cheapskate". Listed below are some of the new titles we have available, and some of the old standbys that have been providing financial advice for years.