The community art project underway at the Fond du Lac Public Library Idea Studio is called Rolo – short for Rolodex – and the new makerspace invites everyone for a special Rolo Day 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, September 12.
Do you have a passion to create? A strong opinion? Want to express your thoughts and ideas? You can be a publisher – an underground publisher. The world of zines will be explored at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.
Zines are usually small, homemade magazines that often focus on a certain topic. The beauty of a zine is it can be about anything and take on any appearance the publisher wants.
Calling all sharp cookies, competitors, social animals and good-deed-doers. The September 27 Scrabble Bee will challenge your brain as you have fun and benefit a great cause: Fond du Lac Literacy Services.
Crafters will make a festive wreath by rolling upcycled book pages and adding an embellishment or two at the 1 p.m. Saturday, September 17, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.
When life gets you down try looking at what others are going through. You may realize that your troubles are minuscule compared to theirs. Reading the memoir When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi made me sad, but also gave food for thought on life and how precious each day is.
When writers write, they involve all their senses. Their imaginations conjure the sights, sounds, flavors, scents and textures of the worlds they create. So it makes perfect sense that a writer with a gift for visual arts would extend her creation on the sketch pad.
Don't Tell Me You're Afraid by Giuseppe Catozella is a heartbreaking novel based on the true story of Samia Yusuf Omar who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1991, ran in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and died in the Mediterranean Sea in April 2012 during a horrific journey trying to reach the London Olympics. The story starts in 1999 when Samia and her friend Ali were 8 years old. Ali realized that Samia was a faster runner and decided to be her coach. When Samia was 10 years old, she won a city-wide race.