FDL Reads

Intro to the Arduino 3-part class in Oct

Unleash your inner inventor at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s three-part class, Intro to the Arduino at 6 p.m. Tuesdays October 14, 21 and 28.

The Arduino is a mini computer that can function as the brains in everything from robots and flying drones to Christmas light shows, beer brewing equipment and indoor gardening. Presented by inventor and robotics instructor John Papenheim, this class will teach basic electronics and computer programming, providing a glimpse into how today’s electronic gadgets work.

Thriller Zombie Flash Mob

Learn the steps, get your zombie on and flash mob the library and downtown Fond du Lac to Michael Jackson's 1983 mega-hit. Free. No registration.

3 Keys Easter Egg Hunt

Just like Wade Watts in Ready Player One, players in the 3 Keys Easter Egg Hunt must solve a series of clues in cyberspace to find three keys in the right order — copper, jade and crystal — to win the final prize.

Here's how to play:

FDL Reads celebrates 'Ready Player One'

Can a gamer save the world? In Ernest Cline’s rollicking novel, Ready Player One, 18-year-old Wade Watts escapes the bleakness of the year 2044 to spend his time in OASIS, a multiplayer virtual reality world.

'Ready Player One' events schedule

 

Events will take place through October to celebrate Fond du Lac Reads: Ready Player One. To view the schedule online, go to the Calendar.

Call to artists to interpret 'Versions of Reality'

Area artists are invited to submit pieces for a themed exhibit, Versions of Reality, at the Fond du Lac Public Library in October.

Calling all '80s board games

Have a box of forgotten board games? Maybe Scattergories? Operation? Pictionary? The Fond du Lac Public Library seeks donations of 1980s-era board games for an event in the fall.

Shop for readers at BookCellar sales

Shopping for readers this holiday season? The BookCellar at the Fond du Lac Public Library – the city’s only used book store – sells used books, movies, music and magazines for all ages at deep discounts. Most hardcover books are $1, paperbacks and kids’ books are 50 cents.

In December, two special sales offer even-better deals:

The Bond between Dogs and Humans

Right now we are celebrating Fond du Lac Reads with the book Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson. Mr. Hingson is a blind man who was in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and survived with the help of his guide dog Roselle. Dogs do not have to be service dogs or therapy dogs to have a big effect on our lives. If you are a dog lover, you know what I mean. Books that highlight the dog/human bond are on display at the Library in conjunction with Fond du Lac Reads.

Heartwarming 'Hachi' on Oct 15

A movie the whole family will love, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale will be shown for free at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Snacks will be served. No registration required.

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