How Audiobooks Promote Literacy

Did you know that 85% of what children learn is learned by listening? Audiobooks are an often under-appreciated resource that can support  readers of all levels. Although nothing can replace the delight and importance of spending quality time snuggling and reading aloud with your child, bringing audiobooks into the mix of reading experiences has many benefits.

Great Lakes exhibit Feb 5-19

Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin traveling exhibit tells the story of the region’s freshwater resource – one of the largest on the planet – and its relationship with the people of Wisconsin through the ages. The 16-panel display will be at the Fond du Lac Public Library February 5-19.

‘Pieces of My Heart’ in gallery Feb 7-Mar 6

Have you ever had your heart broken? Break another’s heart? February, Valentine month, is a good time to reflect on relationships. Local artist Susan Fiebig offers a personal exploration in her exhibit, “Pieces of My Heart,” at the at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery February 7 through March 6.

American Revolution rocks Big History

The weekly series by Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender continues at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Big History: From the Revolution to the Mexican War will run through March 28. The programs are free; no registration required.

Fair Trade: Meet Your Coffee Farmer Feb 26

Your morning coffee has the power to jump-start your day. Those beans – and our decisions made at the grocery store – also exert great power on the farmers and communities that supply them. “Meet Your Coffee Farmer” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 26, at the Fond du Lac Public Library, hosted by Just Fare Market. The program is free; no registration required.

FDL author to sell, sign novel Feb 10

Fond du Lac author David Michael Williams will sell and sign copies of his new novel, If Souls Can Sleep, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Instant Pot Users' Group Feb 7

Instant Pot fever is sweeping the nation. The kitchen appliance that’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer and sauté pan all in one can be a bit intimidating, though, especially to new users. An Instant Pot Users’ Group is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio Demonstration Kitchen.

Any special deals at Chapter 52? Go fish!

Celebrating the mighty sturgeon, Chapter 52 Bookstore will offer a Go Fish Sale on Saturday, February 10. Pick a slip out of the fishbowl to land your deal of the day. Will it be half off your total sale? A $2 coupon? Buy one, get one on fiction books? Go fish! The bookstore, located next door to the Fond du Lac Public Library at 52 Sheboygan St., is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Flavors of the World: Cinnamon moved to Feb 27

Due to inclement weather, the Flavors of the World: Cinnamon has been moved back one week to 6 p.m. Tue Feb 27 in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. The program will be presented by Nathan Villa, manager of The Spice House in Milwaukee.

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