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New Storytimes schedule for 2013

Storytimes at the Fond du Lac Public Library are an immensely popular drop-in program for parents and young children. Kids think the sessions – full of stories, rhymes and songs – are a lot of fun. Parents know they reinforce and emphasize important early literacy skills.

All programs are free; no registration required:

Jan 19 Crafternoon: Scribblers' Skivvies

Let your voice be heard at the January 19 Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Sign-up for the project – Scribblers’ Skivvies – will begin January 5.

Jan 19 Crafternoon: Scribblers' Skivvies

Let your voice be heard at the January 19 Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Sign-up for the project – Scribblers’ Skivvies – will begin January 5.

Download e-books classes for Nook, Kindle, iPad & Android

Did you get a new e-reader for Christmas? Not interested in shelling out money for every new book? There’s an app for that.

Many people with new e-readers might not know they can use their Fond du Lac Public Library account to borrow free e-books from the library.

The library’s Reference Desk, located on the second floor of the Main Library, is e-book central. Patrons can visit the desk any time to get help with downloading books to their devices.

New round of 'Intro to Computers' classes

People just starting out using computers can get a helping hand at Introduction to Computers, a series of four classes at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The hands-on classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. January 7, 8, 14 and 15. Each class will tackle a computer skill: how to use a mouse, how to find things on the internet, basic terminology and commands (such as cut/copy/paste) and an introduction to email. Participants will be working on library computers. Laptop owners can bring their devices; make sure to note that when signing up.

Master Gardeners spruce up entrance

A volunteer team from the FDL County Master Gardener Association has spruced up the Main Library entryway planters with beautiful holiday greenery. The group volunteers their time throughout the year to help beautify the library grounds and planters. 

Lakeside Kiwanis donate bookshelf for Children's

Lakeside Evening Kiwanis of Fond du Lac donated $400 to the Children's Room of the Fond du Lac Public Library for the purchase of a new giant-book-shaped standing bookshelf.

FDL Visual Arts membership show in December

The members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts have collaborated in an annual show at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery through December. The range of work is vast: jewelry, ceramics, watercolor, collage, oils … it’s a multimedia exhibit that showcases the diversity of the group.

How to download e-books to an Android device

  • Access the Android Market on your device
  • Download the free app OverDrive Media Console and tap Accept
  • If you have an Adobe ID, tap Settings and scroll down to enter your email & password
  • If you don’t have an Adobe ID, tap Get ID and fill out the form
  • Return to OverDrive Media Console Settings and scroll down to e-book options to enter your email & password
  • Tap Authorize
  • Tap Menu then Get Books
  • Tap Add a library
  • Search Fond du Lac Public Library
  • Select FDLPL from list, tap STAR to remembe

How to download e-books to your Apple or Nook HD device

How to download e-books to iPad/iPhone/iTouch Nook HD(+)/Tablet/Color:

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