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Visit Lakeside Park of yesteryear May 19

Take a trip back to Fond du Lac’s Lakeside Park in the 1920s, and what do you see? Local historian Tracy Reinhardt will present Lakeside Park Through Langdon’s Eyes two times at the Fond du Lac Public Library on Thursday, May 19, at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. The programs are free; no registration required.

Ahern, Firefighters Local 400 help library patrons extinguish fines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 52 Bookstore sales in May

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore will hold two special sales in May:

History of Oakfield Brickyards April 21

After the discovery of an abundance of natural clay on William Beebe’s Oakfield farm in 1854 and plenty of limestone available from the Ledge, the operation that became the Oakfield Brickyards and Lime Kilns, in its heyday, churned out about 4 million bricks a year.

April sales at Chapter 52

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore will hold two special sales in April:

Teddy Bear Sleepover April 8 & 9

Teddy is invited. So is Bunny. Or Kitty. Don’t forget Dragon.

Author of WWII bio to visit Chapter 52

Nobody’s Hero is the story of a WWII Marine sniper coming to terms – decades later – with that violent time. Writer Karla R. Jensen tells the story of Del Schultz, a Dodge County farm boy who became the top U.S. sniper and scout in the Mariana Islands. He kept his war record secret from his family for 70 years.

Painting Crafternoon repeated April 16

Due to popular demand, the Crafternoon painting project at the Fond du Lac Public Library will be repeated – twice – on Saturday, April 16. The project will be taught in two separate sessions: at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.

2 programs canceled March 23

Concerns over inclement weather have caused the cancellation of two programs at the FDL Public Library on Wednesday, March 23:

• 5:30 p.m. Evening Storytime

• 6 p.m. Big History of Futures Past, presented by Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender.

For more information, visit the Calendar.

 

Kids, teens get Money Smart, too

Kids are a big part of what Money Smart Week is all about. The annual program this year runs April 23 to April 30 and promotes the importance of financial literacy with free programming for all ages. Programs this year created especially for kids and teens include:

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