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Beginning Knitting sign-up starts Jan 3

When the holidays are over but winter’s just beginning, it’s nice to find a constructive indoor hobby. Crafternoons at the Fond du Lac Public Library and Jan Stoegbauer to the rescue. Beginning Knitting will be offered 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 17.

Storytimes resume Jan 13 with changes

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular Storytimes programs resume on January 13, with a few changes.

All Storytime programs are drop-ins (no registration required) full of age-appropriate fun stories, songs and activities. Programs change weekly. Adults are encouraged to stay with their children; all children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Lake runoff program Jan 13

The Clean Waters Project and Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association will present Rules and Recommendations for Preventing Polluted Runoff at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The program is aimed at area farmers, shoreline owners and anyone living in the Lake Winnebago watershed. It will be an opportunity to learn about the current rules and upcoming regulatory changes governing runoff – what is and is not allowed.

Teen & tween programs in January

In January, the Fond du Lac Public Library has three programs for teens in grades six through 12 and a new series of programs starting off for tweens ages 9 to 13.

Stockbridge Mohicans program Jan 15

The Stockbridge Mohicans, a long-suffering, proud and determined people, lost their land in Massachusetts in the 1780s. They eventually located in Shawano County in 1856, where they live today. Jeff Siemers, author of Proud and Determined: A History of the Stockbridge Mohicans, 1734-2014, will present a slide show at 6 p.m.

Marian U 'Big History' weekly class starts Jan 28

Think big. Very big. Marian University Associate Prof. Richard Whaley and geologist Herman Bender are returning to the Fond du Lac Public Library with a history class that takes a gigantic step back, “The Big History of the Upper Midwest and Wisconsin: From the Big Bang to Today.”

Ex-Packer: 'Life After Football?' Jan. 26

It takes years and superhuman dedication for athletes to reach the National Football League. But once there, players cannot count on a long career. What happens when injuries, bad breaks or simple aging turn a laser-focused professional football player into a man without a team?

December sales at The BookCellar

Fond du Lac’s only used book store – The BookCellar in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St. – has two great sales in December:

Annual Mega-Zine Sale Jan 3-12

The Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar will hold its annual Mega-Zine Sale January 3, 5, 10 and 12. Bundles of magazines from 2012 will be sold for 25 cents each and will include such popular titles as Vanity Fair, Shape, Outdoor Life, Fortune, Poetry, NASCAR, Outside, Field & Stream, Car & Driver and Women's Health.

Library Giving Trees 2014


The Fond du Lac Public Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and at FDLPL Express to collect donations of hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks. Donated items will be given to the Fond du Lac Salvation Army before Christmas for distribution to local children.

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