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Journeys branch to become book exchange Jan 4

Journeys: a health resource center and the Fond du Lac Public Library are excited to join a nationwide movement to make books accessible to everyone through a new Take a Book, Leave a Book exchange starting January 4, 2016.

Local author at Chapter 52 Nov 28

Local author Susan M. Baganz will be on hand at Chapter 52 Bookstore from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Estate planning presentation Nov 24

Attorney Ron Hammer of the Fond du Lac law firm Averbeck & Hammer, SC, will present Estate Planning: Things to Think of While You Can Still Think at 6 pm Tues Nov 24 at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Kolstad's turn to shine in Dec

In the show Paper, Ink, Wax, Thread, artist Mel Kolstad will get her due. As volunteer curator of the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery, Kolstad has put dozens of artists’ works in the best light. Now it’s her time to shine. Her collection of collage, prints, encaustic pieces and embroidery will run from December 2 to December 29.

Exhibit explores Washington, medicine

As a head of household, plantation owner, businessman, Revolutionary War general and president, George Washington had his hands full. Alongside the demands of political life and military leadership, however, he focused considerable attention on the health and safety of his family, troops, staff and slaves.

Visit holiday wonderland Dec 9

The Fond du Lac Public Library will be transformed into a holiday wonderland, with rooms of fun and creative activities for families and a visit from a Christmas VIP, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 9. The event is free; no registration required.

2 authors coming to Chapter 52 Dec 5

Have a book lover on your holiday gift list? Chapter 52 Bookstore will host two area authors who will be selling and signing copies of their books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 5.

Half Day Party Dec 4

Kids ages 6 to 12 who attend school in Fond du Lac School District get a bonus: early release on the first Fridays of the month. The Fond du Lac Public Library is offering Half Day Parties from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring a kid-friendly movie, snacks and games of bingo in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The program, in the McLane Meeting Room in the Main Library’s lower level, is free. No registration required. The December 4 party will show Disney’s The Descendants.

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