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Kids ride free! Buses to Books returns

Fond du Lac Transit’s Buses to Books program allows kids ages 6 to 17 to ride the bus to the downtown Main Library and back for free on Thursdays June 18 to August 20, using their library cards as bus passes. Kids ages 6 to 9 must be accompanied by an adult, and adults pay full fare. Bus routes and other transit information are available on the Transit Dept. page at www.fdl.wi.gov.

 

Summer 2015 programs for kids

There’s a full roster of great events for kids this summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Full details are available at the Calendar.

Be a summer superhero: Read

Not able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound? Outmatched by a locomotive? It’s OK. You can read, and that’s all you need to do to exercise your superpowers this summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

BookCellar's the spot for Father's Day shopping

Fond du Lac’s only used book store – The BookCellar in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St. – has two great sales in June:

Emerging Artists Show June 3-July 1

Works by more than 30 “emerging” artists – creative people without a lot of experience showing their work – will be on display at the Fond du Lac Public Library June 3-July 1.

Gallery curator Mel Kolstad put the call out to local artists in March and was delighted with the response of 35 submissions in a variety of media.

Examining technology and abuse June 15

Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, will examine how technology is used both negatively and positively for individuals in a domestic violence relationship at 6 p.m. Monday, June 15, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

History of Little Farmer June 18

Learn how, over its 149 years, The Little Farmer has grown from a simple family farm to a bustling agri-tourism site at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s History at Home program at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18. The program is free, no registration required.

June Crafternoon: Woven Map Travel Journal

These are the days of wanderlust; the road beckons. Every good traveler – or dreamer – knows that memories are for capturing. The June Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library is just the thing. Crafters will use upcycled maps to weave and cover a journal, perfect for the season (or a great Father’s Day gift).

Pantry Pals & Mother's Day cards May 9

Kids who come to the Fond du Lac Public Library 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 9, will get two chances to do something nice for others.

Conversation with WI poet laureate May 12

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser will stop at the Fond du Lac Public Library for “A Conversation” event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Blaeser will discuss the role of poetry in public life as well as the importance of the poet laureate position in Wisconsin.

Then, at 7 p.m., Blaeser will give a reading and talk across the street at Thelma Center for the Arts.

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