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'Irish of FDL' history programs March 17

The exodus of famine-fleeing Irish in the mid-1800s brought a surge of Irish people to the Midwest and, eventually, central Wisconsin. Local historian Tracy Reinhardt (whose father's family traces its roots to Inishcarra, County Cork) will present The Irish of Fond du Lac, at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m.

Red Cross blood drive March 31

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Fond du Lac Public Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Donors must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors can schedule their appointment at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Painting Crafternoon to be repeated in April

Due to popular demand, the Sunshine Dandelion Painting project in the Fond du Lac Public Library's Crafternoon series 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.

Library detritus inspires February exhibit

There’s beauty in the small things, the forgotten things, the leftovers. Local artists have taken inspiration from the stuff normally sent to the trash bin for the exhibit, The Detritus Project: Turning Library Cast-offs into Art, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery February 3-March 2. A public reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Half-off sales at Chapter 52 in Feb

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

Painting Crafternoon sign-up starts Feb 6

Painters will get step-by-step directions to create a Sunny Dandelion acrylic painting that will brighten up any wall at the February 20 Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. All supplies are provided.

Soups & Chowders Recipe Swap Feb 24

Brrrrrr. If there ever was soup weather, it’s this winter. Soups come in so many flavors, varieties and styles, they’re perfect for a recipe swap potluck at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Family Lego Nights start Feb 4

Back by popular demand: Family Lego Nights at the Fond du Lac Public Library, at 6 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, starting February 4. The event is open to kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, and their families. Lego and Duplo blocks will be available. The event is free, no registration required.

 

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