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Breads of the World travels to Ireland Feb 21

In plenty of time for St. Patty’s Day party planning, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Breads of the World series will offer Irish soda bread at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, in the Idea Studio demonstration kitchen. The class is free; registration is required.

Better dinners with meal prep Feb 9

The Fond du Lac Public Library, with help from its friends, will provide guidance, support and tips needed to make 2017 a great year with its Fresh Start series at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month through April. All Fresh Start programs will be held in the library’s Idea Studio in the lower level. All are free; no registration required.

2-part T-shirt quilt class Feb 23, Mar 9

In a two-part class, beginning sewers will learn how to make a quilted blanket using T-shirts and fleece fabric at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s makerspace, the Idea Studio.

Share parade photos at FDL Picture Show Feb. 16

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on February 16 will feature the start of a new, quarterly event for 2017: Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of archival photos of the great parades in the area’s past.

Feb 18 crafters to use alcohol ink to paint glasses

Using special vibrant inks, crafters at the 1 p.m. Saturday, February 19, Crafternoon class will make a beautiful watercolor-inspired alcohol-ink glass. The free program will be held in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. All supplies provided.

Understanding Your Credit Report Feb 2

Do you know what your credit report is saying about you right now? You should, and you can find out, for free. Understanding Your Credit Report will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 2, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Call for My Favorite Fondy Calendar art

Inspired by the breadth of talent on display, month after month, in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Community Gallery, the library is issuing a call to area artists to submit art – photography included – for a 2018 wall calendar project, My Favorite Fondy.

Everyone is invited to submit – amateurs, professionals, photographers, all ages. Judges will select 12 images that capture the essence of living in the Fond du Lac area, and the resulting calendar, My Favorite Fondy, will be sold as a library fundraiser.

Teen Photo Contest returns in 2017

The smartphone era has created a renaissance in photography; and no group has embraced the art like teens. Their creativity has been the driving force behind the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Teen Photo Contest, now going into its third year.

Make a Reader's Digest Diorama Jan 21

Collage and mixed media artist Mel Kolstad will be on hand to teach Reader’s Digest Diorama Crafternoon at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 21, in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.

Using an upcycled Reader’s Digest Condensed book, Shrinky Dinks plastic and artsy odds and ends, each crafter will make a small book-cover scene. Free. All supplies provided.

Learn 3-D design with TinkerCAD Jan 26

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio has two 3-D printers. To help trained users get more fun out of the machines, the library is offering a program teaching 3-D design on TinkerCAD at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 26. TinkerCAD, is a free web-based 3-D computer-aided design application designed for beginners.

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