The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Browser Open indoor mini-golf event is taking a year off; there will be no Browser Open in 2017. The Friends, a nonprofit group that promotes and encourages the use of library services by fundraising, supporting special events and providing programs for the community, has begun to plan for the event next year.
Persons with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, their caregivers and family members are invited to monthly Alzheimer’s Association Memory Cafés held at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required. Each month features a new theme:
Kids ages 6 to 12 who attend school in Fond du Lac School District have a happy half-day off on Friday, March 3. They’re invited to spend part of their free time at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Half Day Party from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to watch the animated movie The Secret Lilfe of Pets (PG), enjoy snacks and play bingo in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
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, March 16. TinkerCAD, is a free web-based 3-D computer-aided design application designed for beginners.
Breads of the World will travel to Israel at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio kitchen, when Dusty Krikau will demonstrate how to make the rich braided yeast bread challah.
In 1828, a young, highly educated Stockbridge Indian named Electa Quinney arrived in Statesburg in the Michigan Territory, brought west from New York to teach Indian students. It was 20 years before Wisconsin became a state. Statesburg, situated on a bend in the Fox River, is now known as Kaukauna, and Quinney is credited as Wisconsin’s first public school teacher.
Want to explore and expand your tech side? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio is offering Getting Started with Raspberry Pi at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, for adults and teens 13 and older. The program is free, but online registration required at www.fdlpl.org, click Calendar.