The Fond du Lac Public Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and the new FDLPL Express on east Johnson Street to collect donations of hats, scarves, mittens and gloves. Donated items will be given to the Fond du Lac Salvation Army before Christmas for distribution to local children.
The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Opportunity Center is a free computer lab resource where people can get help looking for work, writing resumes and researching employers. The center is staffed by local volunteers who work one-on-one with users, many of whom lack computer skills. This help is essential.
Just in time to avert the mini-crisis on your holiday shopping list: What to get that helpful neighbor/adorable niece/plucky cat sitter? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar now is selling $5 gift certificates.
I like to read books with a Wisconsin connection, and The Queen is a Christian thriller in the Patrick Bowers series that is set in northern Wisconsin. All of the books in the series are named for chess pieces starting with the first book The Pawn. This is a great book to read for those who like suspense and espionage.
The 21 members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts have collaborated in a show aptly named “21,” at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery through December. Each member submitted two works, and the range is vast. Jewelry, ceramics, watercolor, collage, oils … it’s a multimedia exhibit that showcases the diversity of the group.
The BookCellar is celebrating St. Nicholas Day with a two-day half-off sale. On Saturday, December 3, and Monday, December 5, books, movies, CDs and more are all half off (with exception of collectors’ materials and the newest best sellers).
What’s under the cover? The grand opening of FDLPL Express, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s first branch, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, will feature a major unveiling. The wrapping will come off the branch’s circulation desk, which was designed and created locally.
When it comes to Christmas wishes, kids know it’s smart to put them in writing. Kids who drop off their letters to Santa at the Children’s Room at the Fond du Lac Public Library by Monday, December 5, will get a personalized reply by Santa mailed to their homes before Christmas.
It’s a hidden gem in the basement of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The BookCellar is the city’s only used book store, and it helps support library programming. Best of all, customers can buy great hardcover books for just $1 and kids’ books and paperbacks for just 50 cents.
The BookCellar is run primarily by volunteers, and the library is looking for additional help to keep the store open every Saturday and Monday. BookCellar volunteers help customers find books, shelve new items, sort donations and organize special displays.