What’s the only bird that can see the color blue? In which Wisconsin town was the ice cream sundae invented? What’s the only number with letters in alphabetical order?
These questions just might pop up at the 12th annual Team Trivia March 6 and March 8 at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Teams of four pay $100 to play at the event that benefits Fond du Lac Literacy Services.
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.
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.
It’s a simple act: an adult reading aloud to a child. But the simplicity underlies great importance. According to reading and learning experts, reading aloud with children is the single most important activity for parents to prepare children to learn to read. It can:
All tickets for the Saturday, January 21, free family concert by Randy Peterson have been snapped up. The concert at 10:30 a.m. will kick off the library’s new early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.