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Download e-books classes for Nook, Kindle, iPad & Android

Did you get a new e-reader for Christmas? Not interested in shelling out money for every new book? There’s an app for that.

Many people with new e-readers might not know they can use their Fond du Lac Public Library account to borrow free e-books from the library.

The library’s Reference Desk, located on the second floor of the Main Library, is e-book central. Patrons can visit the desk any time to get help with downloading books to their devices.

New round of 'Intro to Computers' classes

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.

The hands-on classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. January 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.

FDL Visual Arts membership show in December

The members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts have collaborated in an annual show at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery through December. The range of work is vast: jewelry, ceramics, watercolor, collage, oils … it’s a multimedia exhibit that showcases the diversity of the group.

2nd Lego Club added Nov 27

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Lego Club for kids has been so popular, organizers have added a second meeting this month – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 27. Kids who were unable to attend the earlier club meeting are invited to sign up for the free event at the Calendar, by calling (920) 322-3940 or stopping by the Children’s Desk.

The Lego Club is exclusive for kids ages 7 to 12 – no adults or younger children. All materials are provided. Registration is required.

 

Library holiday closure schedule

Here is the holiday closure schedule for the three Fond du Lac Public Library locations, the Main Library downtown; FDLPL Express, near Festival Foods; and Journeys at St. Agnes, inside the hospital:

Christmas Eve, December 24: Main Library and FDLPL Express closed. Journeys closing early at 4 p.m.

Christmas, December 25: All locations closed.

New Year’s Eve, December 31: All locations close at 4 p.m.

New Year’s Day, January 1: All locations closed.

Celebrate Home for the Holidays at the library

The Fond du Lac Public Library will celebrate the Downtown Fond du Lac Home for the Holidays on Saturday, December 1, with a kids’ holiday treasure hunt and guess-how-many game in the Children’s Room all day. Just drop in during open hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Glitterize your holidays at special Storytime

The Fond du Lac Public Library is holding a special Holiday Craft Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13.

All ages are welcome for the family-oriented program that will feature stories about the holidays and wintertime, plus a special make-and-take glittery Christmas craft. Children ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

'WWI Christmas Miracle' program Dec 12

Trench warfare during World War I was particularly brutal. The Great War encompassed four long years of suffering: of the more than 70 million military personnel mobilized, more than nine million were killed.

But something remarkable happened in 1914, the year war broke out.

Book Spine Poetry Contest winners

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s annual Fond du Lac Reads celebration in October focused on the novel, Wingshooters, by Nina Revoyr. During the month, the community was invited to “write” poems in the library’s Book Spine Poetry Contest – Talking About Tolerance. Poems were written using the words on the spines of books, movies or CDs.

On Wednesday, Mary Wehner and Paula Sergi of the Foot of the Lake Poetry Collective judged the entries and awarded first, second and third place prizes.

Program on prejudice, bullying Oct 23

Local psychologist Dr. Matt Doll will present Not One of Us: The Psychology of Prejudice at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Doll will present information and discuss the psychological nature of racism, intolerance, family ties, bullying and loyalty in a program suitable for parents and middle-school-aged and older children. He’ll explore how grownups can help children understand and deal with problems they face when among friends and at school. The program is free; no registration required.

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