Teens in grades 6 through 12 have a lot of fun options at the Fond du Lac Public Library in February. All programs are free; no registration required.
At the Teen Game Party at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 18, teens will hang out, snack and play new and classic tabletop games, including Apples to Apples, Battleship and Ticket to Ride. Door prizes included.
It began with Civil War re-enactments and the collection of Civil War artifacts. Then Richard and Gloria Schroeder began zeroing in on antique photos, ultimately developing a passion. Their collection today represents countless hours scouring antique stores and the internet, amassing images themselves and the stories behind them.
Want to explore and expand your tech side? In two Getting Started classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio, makers will learn how to use the Makey Makey and Raspberry Pi, equipment that’s available free for checkout with a valid library account. Getting Started classes are free and open to adults and children aged 13 or older. Space is limited; online-only registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Persons with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, their caregivers and family members are invited to monthly Alzheimer’s Association Memory Cafés held at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required. Each month features a new theme:
Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender return to the Fond du Lac Public Library for Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War, a series of eight weekly presentations starting at 6 p.m. February 1. The duo’s entertaining and thought-provoking presentations will involve great deal of show and tell involving artifacts from Bender’s personal collection.
In plenty of time for St. Patty’s Day party planning, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Breads of the World series will offer Irish soda bread at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, in the Idea Studio demonstration kitchen. The class is free; registration is required.
The Fond du Lac Public Library, with help from its friends, will provide guidance, support and tips needed to make 2017 a great year with its Fresh Start series at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month through April. All Fresh Start programs will be held in the library’s Idea Studio in the lower level. All are free; no registration required.
The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on February 16 will feature the start of a new, quarterly event for 2017: Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of archival photos of the great parades in the area’s past.