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May brimming with bargains at BookCellar

Celebrate the return of sunny skies and warm weather by shopping at the Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar in May:

  • Saturday, May 10, and Monday, May 12: Ready, Set, Grow Sale, all gardening books half price.
  • Saturday, May 17, and Monday, May 19: Hooray for Hollywood Sale, movie and TV-themed books just 50 cents.

The BookCellar will be closed Saturday, May 24, and Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day weekend. Normal hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Mondays from noon to 7 p.m.

Marian U class compares Andean, Christian spirituality

What is spirituality and what is religion? What did the ancient Inca people have in common with today’s Christians? A new Marian University course – Andean and Christian Spirituality – will examine these questions over 10 weeks at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The class at 6 p.m. begins Wednesday, May 28 and runs through July 30. It’s free and open to the public.

Upcycled Glam winners announced

Gorgeous. Incredibly creative. Awesome!

That’s what judges called a dress made from Kool-Aid-dyed book pages and a hand-me-down shirt. Sarah Hansen, 16, won the grand prize in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Upcycled Glam contest with a dress she said was an “adventure” to make.

Growing, using herbs class on May 14

Master gardener and herbalist Lynette Liepert will present Growing and Using Culinary Herbs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Liepert – who professes, “an herb is a plant with a purpose!” – will discuss the whys, hows, whats, wheres and whens of growing and using culinary herbs. Her presentation will include garden design and historical use of culinary herbs.

Remembering FDL's fallen on May 15

Army veteran and historian Wayne King will present Remembering Memorial Day at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, a program in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s History at Home series. The program is free; no registration required.

Learn our geo-history at 'Glacial Landscapes' May 7

How was the Ledge formed? What force dug out Lake Winnebago? Wisconsin’s Glacial Landscapes – with an emphasis on the geological history of the Fond du Lac area – will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

'Composting at Home' May 21

The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a free class, Composting at Home at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 21. The class is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

David Demezas, of UW-FDL, will talk about how to compost with kitchen scraps, yard waste and trimmings. He’ll discuss what can and cannot be used as compost and offer suggestions on how to set up composting areas or make composting bins.

'Intro to Arduino' 2-part class May 13 & 20

Unleash your inner inventor at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s two-part class, Intro to the Arduino at 6 p.m. Tuesdays May 13 and May 20.

Let the Peeping begin

They started as simple yellow Easter marshmallow chicks. Today, Peeps come in multiple shapes, sizes and colors, sold year-round and have morphed into the stuff of modern art.

Celebrate Planet Earth April 22

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to drop in after school to celebrate the 44th annual Earth Day at the Fond du Lac Public Library. From 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, kids can stop in to make a planet-friendly craft to take home and enjoy a healthy after-school snack. The program is free; no registration required.

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