Blog

History of Oakfield Brickyards April 21

After the discovery of an abundance of natural clay on William Beebe’s Oakfield farm in 1854 and plenty of limestone available from the Ledge, the operation that became the Oakfield Brickyards and Lime Kilns, in its heyday, churned out about 4 million bricks a year.

April sales at Chapter 52

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore will hold two special sales in April:

Teddy Bear Sleepover April 8 & 9

Teddy is invited. So is Bunny. Or Kitty. Don’t forget Dragon.

Author of WWII bio to visit Chapter 52

Nobody’s Hero is the story of a WWII Marine sniper coming to terms – decades later – with that violent time. Writer Karla R. Jensen tells the story of Del Schultz, a Dodge County farm boy who became the top U.S. sniper and scout in the Mariana Islands. He kept his war record secret from his family for 70 years.

Painting Crafternoon repeated April 16

Due to popular demand, the Crafternoon painting project at the Fond du Lac Public Library will be repeated – twice – on Saturday, April 16. The project will be taught in two separate sessions: at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.

2 programs canceled March 23

Concerns over inclement weather have caused the cancellation of two programs at the FDL Public Library on Wednesday, March 23:

• 5:30 p.m. Evening Storytime

• 6 p.m. Big History of Futures Past, presented by Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender.

For more information, visit the Calendar.

 

Kids, teens get Money Smart, too

Kids are a big part of what Money Smart Week is all about. The annual program this year runs April 23 to April 30 and promotes the importance of financial literacy with free programming for all ages. Programs this year created especially for kids and teens include:

April's the month for fine forgiveness

Every April, the Fond du Lac Public Library buzzes with activity. April is the time to celebrate National Library Week (April 10-16) and Money Smart Week (April 23-30). It’s a time for programming, learning and having fun. At the Fond du Lac Public Library, it’s also a time for fine forgiveness.

Teen events for April

The Fond du Lac Public Library has these programs for teens in grades 6 through 12 in April:

'Reinventing Urban' in gallery in April

The Open Door Artists will be presenting their 8th annual themed show April 6 to May 3 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The theme this year is Reinventing Urban, which harkens back to the group’s first show, Reinventing Rural.

Website built by Direct Communities