For most of us, New Year’s resolutions are easier said than done. The Fond du Lac Public Library, with a little help from its friends, will provide guidance, support and tips needed to make 2017 a great year with its Fresh Start series, January through April, at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.
It’s Build-a-Zine Week at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio December 12-16. Zines are usually small, handmade magazines that focus on a certain topic.
The Idea Studio’s community zine will explore the theme of making. Stop in any time to create a page: tell a story, write a poem, illustrate an idea – anything goes, as long as it fits in the margins of the preprinted outlines. When the project is done, all the pages will be combined into one zine and displayed in the studio. Materials will be provided. Free. No registration.
Displaying abstract expressionist influences, Ripon College student Tara Schultz will exhibit her art in Indication from December 7 to January 3 in the Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
The public is invited to an artist’s reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 15, in the gallery. Refreshments will be served; no registration required.
The Fond du Lac Public Library will be transformed into a holiday wonderland, with rooms of fun and creative activities for families and a visit from a Christmas VIP, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7. The event is free; no registration required.
Crafters will color Shrinky Dinks designs, bake them in the Idea Studio oven and leave with brightly colored Christmas ornaments at the 1 p.m. Saturday, December 10, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; all supplies provided.
Teens in grades 6 through 12 can come to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s DIY Holiday Party at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 4, and cross off at least one gift on their shopping list. Teens will make a wall-accent clothespin wreath, good for displaying photos, holding cocoa packets or teabags. Hot cocoa and snacks will be served, and some teens will score door prizes.
When it comes to Christmas wishes, kids know it’s smart to put them in writing. Kids who drop off their letters to Santa at the Children’s Room at the downtown Fond du Lac Public Library by 3 p.m. Monday, December 5, will get a personalized reply by Santa mailed to their homes before Christmas.