Ever try to get a toddler to sit still for a half-hour? Who’s that’s foolhardy? Certainly not the Storytime presenters at the Fond du Lac Public Library. They’ve specially designed Tiny Tots Storytimes for children ages 12 months to 23 months that uses puppets, music, singing, lots of movement along with reading aloud.
He’s more than 6 feet tall, covered head to toe in soft brown fur and still just 1 year old. The library’s doggy mascot, Browser, invites all his friends to his first birthday party on Saturday, February 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s easy to get lost amid the myriad online resources that cater to people filling in their family trees. The Fond du Lac Public Library will hold a two-part class, Beginning Genealogy: Using FDLPL Online Resources. Part one is Tuesday, February 7; part two is Tuesday, February 21; and both are held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the McLane Meeting Room in the lower level.
Romance is in the air at The BookCellar. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s used books-and-more store is holding a Bundles of Love sale: bundles of five to six romance paperbacks are just 25 cents. The sale will take place February 4, February 6, February 11 and February 13.
Fond du Lac Public Library Director Ken Hall has announced he will retire on July 27, 2012, completing 10 years with the library.
Hall has worked for more than 34 years in public libraries in Appleton, Wisconsin Rapids and Two Rivers. He was brought to Fond du Lac in 2002 to oversee the library’s massive expansion and renovation project.
The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer popular storytimes starting January 31 for children from 12 months to 5 years old. There is no registration required for any of these sessions; parents and kids can drop in at their convenience. The three storytimes are broken down by age group:
Most Americans spend 13 percent of their income on food. But by using a handful of smart shopping tips, a consumer can eat just as well on a lot less. Money Smart U is offering Grocery Shopping Strategies, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
If you have experience working with groups of children, you find a room of smiling young faces undaunting and you love to tell a good story, the Fond du Lac Public Library hopes you will consider applying to be a Storytime presenter.
Over the years, the Storytime program has grown in popularity. Children are invited to come (with a grown-up) for 30-minute sessions of stories and play that instill a love of reading and a love of books. The library would like to expand the program, and needs help doing so.
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 in February.
The hands-on classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. February 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.