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Celebrate Fondue Fest at the library Sep 9

The Fond du Lac Public Library has plenty of fun in store for the Saturday, September 9, Fondue Fest. There will be something to do for all ages, and for more than one species:

FDL Mayor H.H. Dodd: traitor?

Deep in Fond du Lac history lays the true story of Harrison Horton Dodd, who, just nine years before serving as mayor of Fond du Lac, was found guilty of treason in U.S. military court and sentenced to hang in 1865. How did Dodd escape the noose? How did the man whose obituary praised him as a “respected citizen” escape his past?

Try Something New starts Sep 14 with belly dancing

Even if the excitement of going back to school is a dim memory, the urge to learn something new can be especially strong this time of year. The Fond du Lac Public Library, with a little help from its friends, is offering a series of four classes – Try Something New – at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the library’s Idea Studio in the lower level.

My Hometown meets Sep 6, 13

Historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender invite the public to learn about their grassroots, community-based historical research project, My Hometown, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays September 6 and September 13 at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Martin at gallery Sep 7-Oct 3

Mixed-media artist Nicci Martin is offering Flights of Fancy, a one-woman show September 7 to October 3 in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery.

Martin says the show reflects her love of nature. The artist lives in Oshkosh and says she “divides her time between making art and feeding squirrels and watching birds.”

No-sew Phone Stand Crafternoon Sep 16

Make an attractive and handy stand for your cellphone at the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, September 16, Crafternoon programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Supplies provided. The free programs are identical and open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Space is strictly limited. No walk-ins or under-aged children allowed. Registration is required and begins at 9:30 a.m.

Montes-Hernandez promoted to head of FDL Literacy Services

Juana Montes-Hernandez has been promoted to literacy coordinator at Fond du Lac Literacy Services; she had been serving as literacy administrative assistant since March 2014.

Sep 28 Memory Café explores the healing touch

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:

Learn to make sourdough bread Sep 19

Sourdough bread is the oldest-known type of leavened bread – dating back to ancient Egypt – many of us in this country connect sourdough with San Francisco. French bakers brought the technique with them to California during the Gold Rush, and prospectors took it along to Alaska when following the trail to gold.

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