Sometimes the in-betweens get lost in the shuffle. Tweens are too old for the little-kid stuff and too young to hang out with high schoolers. So the Fond du Lac Public Library is starting a program just for them: Tweentastic, the last Thursday of the month from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kids ages 10 to 13 are invited to drop in on January 30 to have fun for a hands-on, crafty time.
The popular Storytimes program for parents and young children at the Fond du Lac Public Library will resume on Tuesday, January 7. Kids think the sessions – full of stories, rhymes and songs – are a lot of fun. Parents know they reinforce and emphasize important early literacy skills.
The story of what happens when Sally and Conrad are visited by a talking cat will be the feature at the Sunday Matinee at 1 p.m. January 19 at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, rated PG, stars Mike Myers as the very mischievous visitor who wreaks havoc in the beloved children’s story. The movie is free, no registration required.
Paintings by Chris Dolan will be the featured exhibit in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery through January. The public is invited to attend an artist’s reception 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 17, held in conjunction with the Tour the Town downtown art walk. Refreshments will be served.
The Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar will hold its annual Mega-zine Sale January 4, 6, 11 and 13. Bundles of magazines from 2011 will be sold for 25 cents each and will include such popular titles as Hemming’s Motor News, Linn’s Stamp News, TIME, Sports Illustrated, People and Rolling Stone. The magazines are issues culled from the library’s collection.
It’s pretty amazing what can be made from discarded books and a few odds and ends. Crafters will make a braided bracelet and beaded necklace using just those materials at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 18, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Upcycled Glam AccessoriesCrafternoon program. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m.
Winner of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The story is told by an elderly unnamed man who was a pitcher for the minor league baseball team Racine Robins during the Great Depression. The tight-knit team played in cities all around the Great Lakes states and was committed to the cause of helping the poor and laboring class. The team was happy with traveling in their beat-up bus, eating sandwiches on the road, and playing for enthusiastic crowds who received a portion of the money from the gate for soup kitchens and strikers.