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4th Teen Photo Contest winners

A moody black and white photo of a rainy day struck a chord with judges, awarding tenth-grader Devon Krueger of Oakfield the grand prize – a $250 gift card – in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s fourth annual Teen Photo Contest.

Judges also awarded one winner in each of the three contest categories: Anything Goes, Typography and Books on the Move. The winners:

Beginning Readers

It can be so exciting when a child begins to read! The library has a collection of books for this stage in the reading process called Beginning Readers. Beginning Readers are special because they have controlled vocabulary, simple plots, a lot of white space, larger print, and they work with context clues. All of these helpful writing strategies combined with high interest characters and themes will keep your child interested and eager to continue reading. Beginning Readers are great books to help build your child's confidence on the path to successful reading.

Everyday Tech class series starts May 10

Technology is everywhere, all the time. It can seem overwhelming. The Fond du Lac Public Library, with help from its friends, is offering help through a five-part monthly series – Everyday Tech – at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the library’s Idea Studio. The programs are free; no registration required.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their devices – smartphones, laptops, tablets – to the classes. Each program is standalone – it’s not necessary to have attended others in the series. The schedule:

Game Kits

Have you checked out the Game Kits we have in the Cindy Barden Teacher's Resource Room? These kits and all the resources in this room can be checked out by anyone, not just teachers. Each kit comes with a unique zippered durable fabric storage bag that opens into a learning game. These learning games support readiness concepts and language skills. Each kit contains: children's concept book, fabric game mat/storage bag, die and movers. Learning hints and more fun things to do with each kit are printed on the game mat.

‘Wisconsin Remembers’ panels Apr 30-May 5

Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name, a display of 17 panels that put faces to the names of Wisconsinites listed on the Vietnam Wall, will be at the Fond du Lac Public Library April 30 to May 5.

Celebrate April savings at Chapter 52 Bookstore

Whether getting a refund or paying in, tax season makes us aware of our spending. So April’s a great time to take advantage of the major bargains at Chapter 52 Bookstore, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-book-and-more store. Special sales in April:

4-part Tech Basics starts Apr 4

The Moraine Park Technical College IT Club is offering a series of four free classes – Tech Basics – at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The classes, taught by members of the club, will offer user-friendly information for people who want to improve their knowledge and skills and who want to better understand their tech devices’ capabilities.

Hand-sewers’ group meets Apr 25

The Fond du Lac Public Library hosts a monthly casual gathering of people interested in hand-sewing projects, From Our Hands. The group will meet from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, and will meet every fourth Wednesday of the month at the same time. Sewers of all skill levels are invited. Free. No registration.

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