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Hand-sewers’ group meets May 23

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, May 23, and will meet every fourth Wednesday of the month at the same time. Sewers of all skill levels are invited. Free. No registration.

Memory Café celebrates wordplay May 24

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:

Books that introduce mindfulness and meditation to kids

With cell phones, crammed calendars and responsibilities of all sorts clamoring for our attention, many of us cannot achieve mindfulness. Mindfulness is about being fully present and paying close attention to the moment we're in. The benefits of mindfulness are numerous-not just for us but for our children as well.

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.

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