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Goodbye, Rolos; hello, Zine

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio is getting ready to start a new community art project. The current project – Rolos – is coming down to make way for contributions to Build-a-Zine.

Come Write In, talk publishing Nov 5

Say NaNoWriMo to most people and you get blank stares, at best. But say it to an aspiring writer at this time of year, and you might spark a conversation. Every November – National Novel Writing Month – participants are challenged to write the first draft of a 50,000-word novel.

Beginning uke lessons start in Nov

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio will be starting a Ukulele Club after the New Year. To get everyone ready, the library, in conjunction with uke instructor Stan Kocos, will offer lessons for beginners starting in November.

FDL Artists' Association show Nov 2-Dec 6

The Fond du Lac Artists’ Association annual membership show will be held in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery November 2 to December 6, highlighting artists of the year Faye Barber-Schmuhl and Kirk Dille. The public is invited to a reception and critique 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, in the library’s McLane Room.

Healthy holiday recipes Nov 8

It’s the holidays, we tell ourselves: live a little! Enjoy that extra cup, extra bite, extra slice. We’ll deal with the guilt later.

Dump the guilt with Healthy Twist on Favorite Holiday Recipes at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Learn a language, free, at FDLPL.org

The Fond du Lac Public Library provides free access to an online language-learning tool: Transparent Language Online.

Learn 3-D design Oct 11 & 24

The Idea Studio has two 3-D printers. To help trained users get more fun out of the machines, the library is offering two programs teaching 3-D design on TinkerCAD at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, and repeated at 6 p.m. Monday, October 24. TinkerCAD, is a free web-based 3-D computer-aided design application designed for beginners.

Iris card Crafternoon Oct 15

Using pre-folded colored paper, tape and imagination, crafters will make a geometrically inspired note card at the 1 p.m. Saturday, October 15, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Crafters will use the iris technique, so named because the end result looks like the inner workings of a camera lens.

'Fill the Hexagon' winners announced


Hexagons are everywhere at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio, the new makerspace. They’re found in the interior, in the logo and, most prominently, in a display at the entrance in the lower level of the library.

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