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Continuing Education Fair May 7

Adults and high school students interested in going to college are invited to a Continuing Education Fair 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Consortium for Adult Education, the fair will feature one-stop information on higher education opportunities in the area. Schools represented will include Marian University, xxx, xxx and many more.

The program is free. No registration required; just drop in.

Friends' Annual Meeting host local author

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, by hosting a discussion with Keith Hellwig, local author of No Place Like Home. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.

Tweens to make rubber band car May 28

Watch ‘em fly! Tweens ages 9 to 13 are invited to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Tween Scene program at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 28, to make rubber band-powered cars using upcycled household items and ingenuity. All supplies provided. The program is free. No registration required.

It is Money Smart Week at the Library

It is Money Smart Week at the library and we have the resources in stock to help get you and your family money smart. For your convenience, we put together a handy display of books with subjects ranging from personal finance and investing, to how to live like a "cheapskate". Listed below are some of the new titles we have available, and some of the old standbys that have been providing financial advice for years.

Tissue box planter Crafternoon sign-up starts May 2

Guests will never know that your pretty centerpiece started out as a lowly tissue box. Crafters at the May Crafternoon class at the Fond du Lac Public Library will create a vase or planter using upcycled boxes, book pages, glue and simple household items. The program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, is free and open to adults and teens in middle school or older.

MPTC IT Club offers basic tech classes in May

The Moraine Park Technical College IT Club is offering a series of four classes – Basic Technology – free to the public at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

'Intro to Arduino' May 27 & June 3

Unleash your inner inventor at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s two-part class, “Intro to the Arduino” at 6 p.m. Wednesdays May 27 and June 3.

We need a new name

It’s gotta go. It no longer fits. It’s currently called The BookCellar – the Fond du Lac Public Library’s gem of a used book store located in the basement of the downtown facility – but will be moving to the former pharmacy building at the corner of Sheboygan and Marr streets.

What would we do without books?

I don’t know what I would do without books. Before there was printing, books were handwritten and were rare. So I am glad that we have an abundance of printed books as well as e-books now. Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie is historical fiction that tells the tale of the breakthrough in printing which produced the Gutenberg Bible and made possible all the books we have today. In 1450, Peter Schoeffer was called back to the German city of Mainz from Paris where he was working as a scribe.

Team Trivia 2015 results

Above: Team Cardinal Knowledge took home top Team Trivia honors on March 3. From left: Pedro Arellano, Kevin Kraemer, Sue Heitzman and Nick Heitzman.

Below: Winning the top spot on March 5 was team Ledgers for Literacy. From left: Mary Lindborg, Kathy Bartel, Clarence Davis and Tom Kitchen.

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