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Library lending Kindles to kids, teens

The Fond du Lac Public Library is lending Kindle e-readers loaded with kids’ and teens’ chapter books. Books such as the uber-popular Divergent, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter series are preloaded on the devices. The Kindles can be borrowed for 21 days and can be renewed just like other library materials. Children checking them out must have parents sign a release form.

The Kindles are available at the Main Desk in the downtown library.

 

Teen Writers' Workshop March 23

Love to write? Hate to write? Want to improve your writing? The Teen Writers’ Workshop at the Fond du Lac Public Library will give young writers a chance to get feedback and help from students and faculty from UW-Oshkosh Writing Center. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to bring works, completed or in progress, at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 23. The workshop is free; no registration required.

Teddy Bear Sleepover March 14-15

Teddy is invited. So is bunny. Or kitty. And don’t forget dragon. They’re all invited to the Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Kids ages 3 to 8 are invited to drop off their best stuffed friend any time on Friday, March 14, and come back at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, to be reunited with their friends and enjoy breakfast and stories.

Wine event benefits 1,000 Books program

It’s a good guess that the hundreds who attended the annual Cujak’s Wine Market Holiday Wine Tasting at Fox Valley Savings Bank in November didn’t know their evening out was benefitting such a good cause. On Monday, Sara Cujak and Jim Ziebarth, vice president for FVSB Financial Services, presented a check for $3,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Library unveils 'card catalog' for donors

In its 164-year history, the Fond du Lac Public Library has enjoyed the generosity of individuals and organizations in the community to augment municipal funding. On Tuesday, the library unveiled a display in the Main Library that honors new donors to its endowment fund.

Cover Me Collage on Feb 15

Collage artist Mel Kolstad will return as Crafternoon instructor for a special class, Cover for Me Collage, set for 1 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning at 9 a.m. February 1 at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

Early American history through objects

The hands-on American History class offered by Marian University at the Fond du Lac Public Library continues at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in February with a trip through the earliest days of our nation’s history.

'Monsters U' canceled

Sunday Matinee host Solutions Center has canceled the program until further notice. The Feb 16 showing of Monsters University is canceled.

 

Feb exhibit honors Aldo Leopold

Area artists have collaborated to create Green Fire: Art Inspired by Aldo Leopold, Wildlife and Nature, an exhibit February 1 through March 3 at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery.

Local African American history Feb 20

During the Civil War, about 300 African Americans were living in Fond du Lac. They had been brought to the community by the Rev. Rogers, a local Methodist minister. But, by the 1940s, the group dwindled to just one person, former slave Mrs. Frances Shirley. What happened to make the young African Americans leave? How did Fond du Lac react to the minister’s good works?

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